Arranger and songwriter Moacir Santos is regarded by critics and researchers as one of the most innovative talents in the history of Brazilian music. He is regarded as a walking encyclopedia in the realms of that country's instrumental music. Choros & Alegria
, the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Ouro Negro
, was produced by the same team of Mario Adnet and Ze Nogueira with spectacular results. Some of the leading instrumentalists in the world of Brazilian music are joined by Wynton Marsalis on this recording, honoring the music and the man, Moacir Santos.