Stirring jazz grooves with mind blowing piano playing

Based in the Brazilian coastal city of Recife piano virtuoso Amaro Freitas has created a sound that has propelled him to the status of a highly esteemed musician within the top of the international jazz scene. His at times mind boggling piano playing is reminiscent to the work of jazz legends like Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea, yet distinctly embedded in his strong African-Brazilian musical roots. Freitas’ latest album Sankofa, on which he is supported by Jean Elton on bass and Hugo Medeiros on drums, tells the forgotten stories and ancient philosophies of influential figures within African-Brazilian history.