Friday 21 October 2022

John Settle and Os CarasOs Caras is a dynamic and exciting Bossa Nova/Samba Jazz octet led by Wakefield based drummer John Settle.

The ensemble features some of the UK’s finest musicians and lovers of Latin music and purveyors of fine solos are going to be well served here!

The band is a tribute to the underrated pioneer of Samba and Bossa Nova on the drum kit, Rio De Janeiro born Edison Machado. In the mid-50s, Machado was responsible for translating the essential rhythms of Brazilian Samba onto the drum kit. After adding touches of his idols Art Blakey and Max Roach to his personal, fiery style, he became one of the most imitated and sought after musicians in Brazil during the 50s and 60s, thus becoming one of the founding fathers of the new Bossa Nova style.

Despite playing and recording with Sergio Mendes, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Os Bossa Três, Elis Regina, Raul de Souza, Chet Baker, Ron Carter and many more, his influence today is largely forgotten. Featuring some of the North’s top jazz musicians, the band aims to bring about awareness of one of the most important musicians you’ve never heard of!

Trumpet – James Atashroo
Tenor Sax – Jim Corry
Alto/Baritone Sax – Stuart MacDonald
Trombones – Stuart Garside and Tom I’anson
Piano – Andrzej Baranek
Bass – Josh Cavanagh-Brierley
Drums – John Settle

Photos: Shelly Mantovani at WeareallF

£14/£13(conc)/£7(u-25)


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