Reviews

“Endless sea of excellence! Brazilian music has really solidified its presence in the world music scene… Dan Costa (London, UK – 1989) is yet another newcomer who creates Brazilian music and extends our horizons to even farther reaches of the planet…. The album is a winner in every aspect!”

Música Brasileira

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O jazz, influenciado por gêneros musicais brasileiros que nomeiam a maioria das faixas – ‘Chorinho’, ‘Samba’, ‘Baião’, ‘Maracatu’ e ‘Modinha’, além da já citada ‘Bossa Nova’ –, resulta num som sem fronteiras conduzido pelo elegante piano de tons clássicos de Dan Costa… ‘Suíte três rios’ fala o idioma universal da boa música.”

A Rádio da Minha Cabeça

Read more at: http://www.aradiodaminhacabeca.com.br/2016/10/suite-tres-rios-musica-universal-de-dan.html

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“Para fechar a raspa digital, reservei música instrumental brasileira feita por um inglês filho de pai português e mãe italiana, Dan Costa. Trata-se do disco “Suite Três Rios” (disponível nos serviços de streaming), cujo link aguardava conferida há mais de um mês). Valeu a espera.”

O Globo

Read more at: http://g1.globo.com/musica/blog/antonio-carlos-miguel/post/o-haiti-e-aqui-e-mais-blablabla-musical.html

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Академическая музыка дала форму этой работе, джазовые идиомы наполнили ее силой, драйвом и гибкостью, а разнообразный бразильский фольклор стал ее духом. Дебютный альбом Косты прекрасно сочетает глубину, мастерство исполнителей и просто познавательность. Хорошее начало карьеры для талантливого музыканта и композитора!”

Jazz Quad

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“Composer-pianist Dan Costa fuses classical structure, American jazz and Brazilian melody in this entrancing homage to Brazil … Born in London to a Portuguese father and an Italian mother, the thoroughly cosmopolitan, classically trained Costa has delivered a finely crafted album.”

Down Beat

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“The crystalline opening chords in the high register of the piano that begin the opening track “Alba,” indicative of a deep awareness of touch and tone, remind us of Jobim’s fascination with the classical tradition … Brazilian jazz, like its American counterpart, has fondly remembered its roots as it unabashedly moves forward. ”

All About Jazz

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Suite Três Rios powerfully draws on elements of jazz and South American musical styles to produce a record that is both enjoyable and musically exciting to listen to. Costa’s piano brings in classical and jazz influences, and it is the way in which the piano is complimented by the other featured instruments that makes the album stand out.”

CMuse

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Suite Três Rios unveils lavishly the aura of his varied musical influences. On this occasion, pianist Dan Costa manages the fluidity of his compositional narrative seamlessly throughout … Although it’s easy to get distracted by the plethora of recordings available these days, it’s artists like pianist/composer Dan Costa who make listening to music a lot simpler and enjoyable.”

Nouveau Flux Music

Read full review at https://nouveaufluxmusic.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/dan-costa-suite-tres-rios-album-review-7172016/

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“Raised in the UK by Italian and Portuguese parents, Dan is the human form of what Suite Três Rios represents creatively and musically; a converging of cultures and influences into an appealing and engaging package.”

MTM Music

Read full review at http://www.midtnmusic.com/dan-costa-converges-cultures-on-new-album-suite-tres-rios/

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“Elegant to its very core, Dan Costa’s Suite Três Rios is the perfect embodiment of the casual cool of Brazilian jazz. Dan Costa gives lots of room for each instrument to get its own space within the album, as the album virtually teems with life… Tasteful and timeless, Dan Costa’s “Suite Três Rios” is downright lovely with its joyful arrangements.”

Skope Entertainment Inc

Read full review at http://www.skopemag.com/2016/07/11/dan-costa-suite-tres-rios

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Suite Três Rios is an excellent confluence of styles and an ode to the malleability and longstanding importance of Brazilian rhythms. Costa deftly negotiates the tradition’s hallmarks while veering into both jazz and classical realms. In doing so, the musician pays tribute to Brazilian music without sacrificing either its authenticity or his own voice as composer. What results is a sound that is truly his own.”

AXS Entertainment

Read full review at http://www.axs.com/dan-costa-s-suite-tr-s-rios-is-a-master-class-in-the-brazilian-traditi-90249

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“Un connubio di suoni armoniosi e ritmi incalzanti che danno vita ad un’atmosfera sofisticata e di buon gusto, è l’album di debutto che ci propone il ventisettenne Dan Costa. Suite Três Rios. Melodie ed armonie ricercate, accuratamente arrangiate, e che si intrecciano sposandosi con i ritmi latini che il compositore ci offre.”

Debaser

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