On his new album Paulistano, Floriano found his inspiration to develop a musical creation from the roots of his birth place, the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Specifically, the southern part of Sāo Paulo.
The starting point of his journey seeks not only musical, but interpersonal horizons throughout the world which are stamped and present in every song of the album. It is a journey to his past.
Each memory, discovery and accomplishment adds extra color and details to his compositions and arrangements.
Melodies and harmonies range from the more traditional Samba-Jazz style on the track”Paulistano”, to a more modern style found on the track “Thailand”.
“Attitude” reflects Floriano Inacio Jr’s journey through memory, family and musical roots. The magical layers present in this recording are an invitation for us to travel through our memories and our roots! This is represented well in “Emoção à Flor da Pele”.
Floriano Inacio Jr explores his virtuosity, techniques, his musicality and taste on various instruments. Whether performing as a soloist or with his ensemble, Floriano offers a clear musical expression. For him it’s not enough to have complete mastery of his own instrument, he requires an understanding of all the instruments involved and his full relationship with them. This is Jazz! Floriano applies both accademic and artistic qualities in his music. Brazil style Jazz!
Floriano Inácio Jr.
This first solo album confirms Floriano Inácio Junior’s musical talent, which was already promisingly brought to light in previous group projects such as the Kaiapo trio. The pianist, who is from Brazil, is able to develop compositions that create a special fusion between Brazilian Jazz and different traditional Brazilian rhythms. An energizing freshness comes shining through his music, inspired by diverse influences such as the samba and other traditional rhythms. A piano line sometimes recalling the sound of cavaquinho (a small Brazilian Guitar). And more importantly we hear an amazing, natural and almost intuitive sense of melody.
Floriano Inácio Junior and his truly gifted musicians unveil a brilliant and exciting bright form of jazz in this spectacular album.
Zestful, vibrant and deliciously melodic, the music of the Kaiapo Trio blends to brilliant contemporary jazz an irresistible Brazilian flavour.
Named after an indigenous tribe from the Brazilian state of Pará, the trio formed by Floriano Inácio Júnior (piano), Eduardo Costa (drums) and Eduardo ’Dudu’ Penz (bass) plays original compositions along with classics of Brazilian music and jazz standards interpreted in Brazilian rhythms.
In this first album together, the 2003-founded trio takes us to a breezy and colourful musical journey to the confluences of thrilling jazz, melancholic bossa and buoyant samba vibes. A magic further enhanced by the presence of remarkable guest musicians. With a constant care for smart arrangements and courageous interpretations, it is not only an amazing interplay but certainly a promising talent that this album reveals, to our great pleasure!