"With this superb outing, Wilson maintains his modus operandi of consistently high-quality projects that take on new concepts. There’s nothing else like this in his discography to date." -- Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, May 2011
Campo Belo is a 2011 release from guitarist/composer Anthony Wilson. Recorded in São Paulo, this spontaneous musical encounter finds Wilson (a veteran American jazz musician, known for his longtime association with singer Diana Krall) leading a band that includes three of Brazil's most astonishing young musicians - André Mehmari on piano, Edu Ribeiro on drums, and Guto Wirtti on bass. A program of richly melodic original songs, and a meeting of four strong improvisational voices, Campo Belo is a testament to the excitement of a time when musical borders are becoming more porous or disappearing altogether, and shared musical language is becoming the modern-day norm. Already a widely acclaimed artist, Anthony Wilson takes a huge step forward with Campo Belo.
released March 15, 2011
Anthony Wilson, guitar; André Mehmari, piano & accordion; Guto Wirtti, bass; Edu Ribeiro, drums; Joana Queiroz, clarinet; Vitor Gonçalves, accordion.
Produced by Anthony Wilson. Consulting producers: Joe Harley & Alan Yoshida. Recorded by George W. Petit at Na Cena Studios, São Paulo, September 2010. Mixed by Michael C. Ross at Studio 835 and Radio Hill Recorders. Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Ocean Way Mastering.