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André Mehmari lachrimæ

(...) This recording shifts the standards of Brazilian music.(O Estado de Minas)

Lachrimae - Sound Excursions by Bruce Gilman
Valor Econômico - Carlos Calado

O Estado de São Paulo - Lauro Lisboa

 

Various
Improvisos de Jovens Gênios - Mauro Dias sobre "Improvisos"
Canto - selected quotes about CANTO


André Mehmari -
VISA award in 1998

Jornal da Tarde
O Estado de São Paulo
VISA

Jornal da Tarde II

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

André Mehmari quotes

-Pianist Andre Mehmari shifts the boundaries of Brazilian music. (...)

Mehmari bears a traditional knowledge as deep as his skeleton but isn’t afraid to embrace any idiom he sees fit.

The prodigy becomes the teacher. Piano virtuoso Andre Mehmari possesses a musical consciousness far older than his 20-odd years, and the nerve to match. (...)

Mehmari isn’t simply prolific. His work has floored writers and fellow musicians around the globe. Each piece seems to channel volumes of musical history and understanding. He deftly integrates whatever interests him at the moment, but nothing about his work sounds calculated. Into every project, he injects a mesmerizing passion. (...)

He keeps his ear to tracks that crisscross the world and contributes as much to MPB as he takes from it.

Emerson Dameron - Charleston City Paper

 

- One of Brazil's best kept secrets. (...)

John Stevenson - Ejazz news

< a href="../Imprensa/cantoreviwes.doc">- Nobody plays like him in Brazil and only few outside (...)

- André Mehmari is the pianist of pianists (...)

- What is most impressive in Mehmari’s playing is not the technical fluency but his musical inteligence

Arthur Nestrovski - Folha de São Paulo

 

- Andre Mehmari has become a reference for the new pianists causing amazement among the veterans by the harmonic intelligence, the capability of improvisation, the quality of composition, the deep knowledge of the Brazilian music. ... He is already among our greatest jazz instrumentalists of all times. (...)

Mauro Dias - O Estado de São Paulo

 

 

- One of Brazil greatest talents. (...)

Luís Nassif - Folha de São Paulo

 

 

- ... pianist Andre Mehmari, only 20 years old (in 1998), is a precocious genius, an extraordinary talent of vibrating and generous imagination. He uses the classical formation for approaching the popular music as great pianists, such as Luis Eça and even Egberto had done before him, in a rich and creative way, making the formality of one language work for the enrichment of the other.

At 20 years, Andre Mehmari has the inventiveness of Hermeto Pascoal and the interpretative sensitiviness of Gismonti. These are not two Names cited at random. Two pillars of the Brazilian instrumental music, they are the most notable influences on Mehmari’s music, ... Yet Mehmari does not play the work as written. As a great interpreter, he re-creates it, submitting it to his particular syntax, to the sensitiveness which is not common today, but which in reality materializes a vision of a complex music, articulated and full of life. For many years there has not appeared on the Brazilian musical scene such a promising young pianist. ... Certainly Andre Mehmari is leaving the VISA Prize toward the great stages, for giving continuity to Egberto and Hermeto’s lineage

Mauro Dias - O Estado de São Paulo

 

 

- If you enjoy modern pianists like Jarrett or Mehldau and still don’t know André Mehmari, listen to his music. Like the two mentioned above, the young pianist combines classical music influences with an exuberant improvisation capability. As a composer, his talent is not less brilliant (…)

Carlos Calado - Valor Econômico

 

 

André Mehmari Trio on Spoleto Festival, Charleston SC

 


- Pianist Andre Mehmari shifts the boundaries of Brazilian music

- The prodigy becomes the teacher. Piano virtuoso Andre Mehmari possesses a musical consciousness
far older than his 20-odd years, and the nerve to match.

- Mehmari isn’t simply prolific. His work has floored writers and fellow musicians around the globe.
Each piece seems to channel volumes of musical history and understanding.
He deftly integrates whatever interests him at the moment, but nothing about his work sounds calculated. Into every project, he injects a mesmerizing passion.

Emmerson Dameron , Charleston City Paper