"This guitarist is a magician with an unmistakable blend of jazz, Brazilian music and perfection."
— Felix Contreras, NPR
Not many musicians are more enthusiastic about performance and
collaboration than Romero Lubambo.
The virtuoso guitarist has been based in the United States for
decades but regularly makes it back to his native Brazil for innumerable projects with musicians of all sorts.On one of these trips, Lubambo met drummer
Thiago Rabello. The Rio de Janeiro born Lubambo was greatly impressed by the percussionist from São Paulo during a weeklong residency in
Bahia. So when the guitarist was scheduled to perform in São Paulo shortly thereafter, he naturally reached out to Rabello to be his drummer and to help
find a bassist. It was with the suggestion and addition of Sidiel Vieira that Lubambo’s Brazilian trio became whole.
In Rabello and Vieira, Lubambo found two musicians who are excellent
players and fantastic people. Upon his arrival in Brazil, Lubambo found that his trio mates had not only learned his music but had memorized it, requiring only
one rehearsal before they were able to take their music on the road. The trio’s rapport can be heard on their new recording Sampa, an energetic and diverse
program recorded in São Paulo (the title being a local colloquialism for the city’s name) at Rabello’s recording studio.
Listen to "Estamos
Aí" from Romero's new CD "Sampa"
Song for Kaya
2. Gostoso Demais
3. Estamos Aí
4. Contrato de Separação
5. New Slash Blues
6. Paquito In Bremen (for Paquito D'Rivera)
7. P'Ro Flavio (for my Father)
8. Nature's Beauty
9. Dipper Mouth
10. Luisa (for my Daughter)
11. For Donato (for João Donato)
Setembro — A
Brazilian Under The Jazz Influence
Romero Lubambo's "Setembro — A Brazilian Under
The Jazz Influence" is a fabulous aural portrait of a musician who bridges the divide between jazz and Brazilian popular music, and
between acoustic and electric jazz guitar.
"Setembro" brings Romero's
influences full circle, as he performs jazz standards, tunes from legendary Brazilian composers, and his own compositions.
Listen to "Days
of Wine and Roses" from Romero's CD "Setembro"
1. Influência Do Jazz (Under The Jazz Influence)
2. Darn That Dream
4. Joana Francesa
7. All The Things You Are
10. Love Letters
11. Days Of Wine And Roses
12. Preciso Aprender A Ser
"Setembro" European Release with Artwork by Elizabeth Arlt
Edition Longplay in Germany has released a limited-edition, audiophile high-quality recording
of "Setembro" featuring exclusive artwork by Elizabeth Arlt entitled "Close Your Eyes."
Brazilian Essence" captures Romero's on-stage energy and spontaneity in a solo recording... his first new release in eight years!
"Só is a must for all fans of Brazilian guitar and the purest expression of Lubambo's art to date."
— Allen Morrison, DownBeat (May 2014)
Listen to "Aquarela
Do Brasil" from Romero's CD "Só"
Aquarela Do Brasil
2. Brigas Nunca Mais
3. Paquito In Bremen
4. Pedra Bonita
5. Você E Eu
6. Song for Kaya
8. Coisa Mais Linda
11. By The Stream
12. A Felicidade
is a compilation of tracks from three of Romero's CDs on the Aosis Records label in Japan
Featuring Pamela Driggs with Cesar Camargo Mariano, Gild Goldstein, Jose Lourenco, Leon Pendarvis, Sergio
Brandao, Artur Maia, Marcelo Mariano, Nilson Matta, Kip Reed, Carlos Bala, Rocky Bryant, Dudka da Fonseca, Ricky
Sebastian, Mark Walker, Marcio Bahia and Cyro Baptista
Listen to "Sally's
Tomato" from Romero's CD "Rejoice"
By the Brook
3. Route 66
4. O que é Amar
5. Fly So High
6. The Ducks