Chamber Bossa
Gustavo Tavares, Nelson Faria & Rodolfo Cardoso

Label: TF music
Year: 2015

Since Bossa Nova first appeared in the late 1950`s, its refined harmonies, delicate rhythms and intimate atmosphere have fascinated as well as influenced a great number of musicians, both in Brazil and abroad. Often associated with the idea that in music “less is more”, Bossa Nova was itself the result of a process where musicians in Brazil refined and redefined some of the elements that have formed and influenced the music of the country. A “bossa nova” can be loosely translated from Portuguese as a “new way” or a “new trend”, and “Chamber Bossa” is not only a tribute to this musical genre but also a search for some of the elements that have influenced and been mixed together in this fascinating “new trend”. 
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Na Esquina de Mestre Mignone
Gustavo Tavares & Nelson Faria
Label: TF music
Year: 2012

Streetcorners are road-crossings, meeting places, landmarks and references. As the composer of a refined series of works called “Valsas de Esquina” (Walzes from Streetcorners) as well as the creator of popular “maxixes” and “polcas” while using the pseudonym of “Chico Boror”, the Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone is a reference for this project. At the corner between classical and popular, in a mixing of street serenade and chamber music, the repertoire of this CD reveals some of the many encounters and crossings of styles and traditions which are so characteristic of Brazilian music.
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Tango Dreams: Triángulo plays Piazzolla
Gustavo Tavares, Pablo Zinger & Marco Granados,
with guest vocalist Katie Viqueira
Label: Triángulo
Year: 2002

1. Adios Nonino
2. Balada para un loco
3. Che tango che
4. Gardeliana (Gardel)
5. La muerte del angel
6. Los pajaros perdidos
7. Maria de Buenos Aires Suite
8. Milonga
9. Milonga del angel
10. Oblivion
11. Old Tangos (Caminito, El Choclo, La Morocha)
12. Tanguango

Chamber Music from the South
Paquito D’Rivera with Gustavo Tavares & Pablo Zinger
Label: Mixhouse
Year: 1997

1.-3. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Guastavino)
4. Danzan (D’Rivera)
5. Lecuonerias (D’Rivera)
6. Vals venezolano (D’Rivera)
7.-9. Fantasia concertante for piano,
clarinet, and cello (Villa-Lobos)
10. Milonga del Angel (Piazzolla)
11. Tanguango (Piazzolla)
12. Danzas cubanas (Cervantes)
13. Valsa-choro (Lacerda)