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Solos – The Jazz Sessions – Cyro Baptista
SOLOS: the jazz sessions is a 39 part television music profile/performance series. Each episode features complete musical pieces, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with some of today’s most notable jazz artists. Shot in HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant, cinematic lighting designs, SOLOS: the jazz sessions showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles – from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and beyond.
Cyro Baptista is a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music. Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise of the public’s interest in world music, Cyro has recorded and toured with some of music’s most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown. In this special set of solo performances, Cyro pulls out all the stops and creates a soundscape like no other heard before or since. A unique and brilliant musician alone on stage with only the beats he hears in his heart and shares with the world. Using an array of delay pedals and instruments bought, made and found, Cyro shows why rhythm just might be the ultimate pulse of the universe.