Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Little Devil: The Ricardo Herz Trio and "Saci"

Brazilian popular violinist Ricardo Herz and his trio brings us Saci for our random tune today. Ricardo Herz is a classically trained violinist from São Paulo who also received an education in jazz from the Berklee College of Music. His music uses Brazilian melodies as well as a varied rhythmic structure, such as choro, samba and variations. He has also conducted much research, leading to an in-depth knowledge of Brazilian music. Saci is from the Ricardo Herz Trio's 2012 album Aqui é o Meu lá. The title refers to the mythological Brazilian trickster with a magical red cap that rides dust devils.