The Ricardo Baldacci Trio
EJN Administrator | Musicians proposals | 2012-02-03
The Ricardo Baldacci Trio
a swing jazz combo that has been performing regularly on Sao Paulo City nights in Brazil for a couple of years.
Ricardo Baldacci Trio:
Ricardo Baldacci Vocals and Guitar,
Ricardo Ramos – Double-bass,
Hercules Gomes - Piano
Ricardo Baldacci Trio on Youtube
It is only a paper moon
For Sentimental Reasons
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Too Marvelous for Words
Walkin' my baby back home
I'm an errand boy for rhythm
Ricardo Baldacci Trio is a jazz combo that has excited the the evenings in São Paulo City, Brazil, playing in numerous events, respecting the tradition of swing-jazz style from 1930s and 1940s.
Heavily influenced by entertainers like Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and guitarists such as John Pizzarelli, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Barney Kessel, the group has in its repertoire the songs of the Great American Songbook.
Ricardo Baldacci, singer and guitarist, after a decade working as a marketing executive and amateur musician decided in 2010 to devote himself exclusively to music. In the middle of that year, Baldacci found the double bass player, Ricardo Ramos, an educator and a jazz aficionado. This friendship, born under their studying sessions, made them put together a show with the songs of Nat King Cole Trio. Ricardo Ramos is one of a few musicians in Brazil who has an ideology of teaching music following the chronological evolution jazz music.
After a period of one year with maestro Roberto Bomilcar on the piano,
Baldacci and Ramos invited Hercules Gomes to the position, an award-winning pianist, who had played in important national and international jazz festivals. At the first half of 2011 the Ricardo Baldacci Trio formation had been set. The group then began a dedicated work of arrangements on its swing repertoire.
Baldacci, Ramos and Gomes are faithful to the style they represent, and perform a joyful music, with a classy feel.
In 2011, the group performed on major television broadcast at Rede Record (Tudo É Possível Program) and TV Cultura´s pilot program Cultura Jazz. The trio also played in numerous venues such as Villa dos Ipês, Bar des Arts, Vila do Bosque, Espaço Lodutti, Hyatt, Renaissence, Tivoli Mofarrej and Tom Jazz. Several brands have chosen the work of the Ricardo Baldacci Trio for their events including: HSBC, L'Oreal, Allergan, Columbia Logistics, Singapore Airlines and John Deer.
The trio has released In May the CD Songs to Love Swing which was acclaimed by the critics. American bass player and swing jazz icon, Martin Pizzarelli has described it as "great interpretation of classic songs, happiness lives on this CD”. Singer and radio host Zé Luis Mazziotti has said "A delightful CD ". Radio Eldorado’s producer Paulo May’s stated “What a good vibe”.
Today, the group is finishing the production of a DVD with live performance. It shows the essence of the trio’s stage vibe. The project, as a suggestion of Martin Pizzarelli, was produced in partnership with one of the best producers in the history of jazz, Jim Czak, owner of the Nola Studios in New York.
The trio has performed regularly, recreating the atmosphere of the drumless trios from the 1940s. The Terraço Itália Restaurant in São Paulo has been the place of frequent performances on Wednesdays, as well as jazz clubs like All of Jazz and Madeleine.
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