The Brazilian Guitar

Listen to highlights from the New York Guitar Festival Brazil-athon at the 92 Street Y from early 2008, featuring live music by Sergio Assad and Odair Assad, and the amazing 7-string player Yamandu Costa. Plus, there's music from Brazilian jazz guitar whiz Romero Lumbambo and something from guitarist/composer/singer/percussionist Celso Machado, among others.

PROGRAM # 2827, from the 2008 NY Guitar Festival Marathon – The Brazilian Guitar (First aired on Friday, July 25, 2008)





Romero Lubambo

NY Guitar Festival Marathon, 1/27/08, @ the 92 St. Y

Proflavio [4:30]

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Celso Machado

Improvisations for percussion, birdcalls, and guitar [8:30]

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Yamandu Costa

Ernesto Nazareth: Brazao [7:00]

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Badi Assad

Ah que saudade d’ocê [4:00]

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Sergio & Odair Assad

Tahhiyya li ossoulina [7:00]

This performance not commercially available, but the tune appears on their album, “Jardim Abandonado,” available at

Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio

Caesalpina echinata, excerpt [14:00] OR