Marzieh Reyhani: vocals | Friederike Darius: flutes | Sjoerd Dijkhuizen: tenor sax, bass clarinet | Maarten van der Grinten: guitars | Jurandir Gomes: bass guitar, vocal | Enrique Firpi: drums, percussion | Alaor Soares: percussion
The last CD by Dirindi ‘Cantar do Jobim’ (BMCD 453, also available) was a homage to Antonio Carlos Jobim and consisted mainly of his lesser-known compositions.
For this new Jazz-Samba project, the group has once again not opted for the most obvious pieces. But it’s not only this that makes it an exceptional project. The international make-up of Dirindi, which includes Brazilians as well as three other nationalities, ensures a dynamically played, sparkling samba repertoire, mainly arranged by guitarist Maarten van der Grinten.
Dominating this musical combo is singer Marzieh Reyhani, whose beautiful, fluid voice of bell-like clarity will sometimes produce more than 500 words or syllables a minute.
Even more than with other Brazilian projects, jazz-lovers will be thrilled with this album, as each piece presents us with individual solo contributions of a high artistic standard. (Bob Hagen, liner notes)