Diego Figueiredo - Come Closer - CD
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo (pronounced 'fig-a-reed-o') lives in, with, and for the music. Some people are simply meant to be musicians.
Diego is one. He was born in 1980 in Franca, São Paulo State, and began playing music at four years old. By the age of twelve he had already
attracted a local following, and when he was fifteen he was drawing huge crowds around Brazil. Now, in 2019, he has conquered the world. Diego
has recorded several albums, both solo and in collaboration with others, and constantly tours all over the globe. He can no longer be downplayed as
a 'rising star' among the world's great (jazz) guitarists – he is now inarguably among the established elite. His skills on his instrument are matched
only by his developed ability to move freely between styles, and his sublime technique is paired with an exquisite ability to vary his playing so that it
radiates with unwavering excitement. His expressive voice on the acoustic guitar draws inspiration from his home country's rich musical heritage,
but he also has a deep knowledge and sense of jazz's quirkiness as well as the classic guitar tradition. Diego Figueiredo can play whatever he
Come Closer is Diego's fourth release in his own name for Stunt Records, and among the follow-ups to 2008's stunning debut, Dadaio– a record
responsible for introducing many listeners to his genius, and an album in collaboration with legendary Brazilian percussionist Robertinho Silva.
Unpretentious and playful, Diego and three singers interpret a vastly diverse program at an extremely high level and in ever-changing tempi and
themes. He has toured intensively around most of the world with Cyrille Aimée, Janni Siegel, and Chiara Izzi. And it is precisely these three vocalists
who, in each their own warm and familiar ways, greet him again through a repertoire of welcoming earworms of songs – from Jobim to My Fair
Lady, jazz standards, a single Diego composition, and some surprising choices like Miles Davis' 'Nardis' with Portuguese text. The singers contribute
to a relaxed and beautifully unacrobatic album characterized by a splendid expressiveness over Diego's subdued, virtuosic, warm guitar tone and the
pearls he strings together as a soloist.
Diego Figueiredo (guitar) with Cyrille Aimee, Janis Siegal, Chiara Izzi (vocals)
Tracklisting: 1. Once I Loved / 2. I Could Have Danced All Night / 3. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) / 4. Whatever Lola Wants / 5. Sexta Fiera / 6.
Dreamer / 7. One Note Samba / 8. Gone With The Wind / 9. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You / 10. Like Someone In Love / 11. Nardis / 12. Moon River