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Jorge Ben Jor
There doesn't exist (and never has existed) anyone like Jorge Ben Jor in Brazil. He's a unique generator of swing and his lyrics demonstrate, in a very direct way, the poetry of everyday urban life. And stoking the boiler of this recipe for success is, above all, a very nice guy. Jorge's groove and cadence were born with the force of a rocket that never stops climbing.
It would be impossible to talk about brazilian music without talking about the long history of Jorge Ben Jor's work.
He's responsible for creating a type of music so viscerally his own that nobody can imitate him or establish variations on what he produces. He's the exclusive owner of his own musical language. It's as if Jorge, in musical terms, had been born alone at the top of a mountain, putting swing into his guitar and, in positive and enjoyable lyrics, describing all that he saw around him.
But everything became much clearer when Jorge Ben Jor spoke at length, about himself and his relationship with music, in the interview given (appropriately enough) on the thursday of carnival, february 15th.
Due to the hour and a half of taped interview, we decided to publish it in three parts. Half an hour's chat in each one. The second part of the interview will go on line in a few days with the final part to follow. Three homeopathic and harmonious doses of the best in brazilian music.
Walter de Silva
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NEW DISC - NEW HOME
ANGELS AND MEN
SPANISH, NEW RHYTHMS AND STUDIOS
PRESSURES ON A KING OF POP
THE "NEW SCHEME"STYLE
UNDERSTANDING JORGE BEN JOR
IN MUSIC AS IN FOOTBALL
THE INTERNET GENERATION
YOUNG PEOPLE DISCOVER JORGE BEN JOR
THE PHILOSOPHY OF WELL-BEING
INTUITION AS A TOOL
THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC
JORGE GETS ON WELL WITH BOTH CRITICS AND PUBLIC
LIVING AND SINGING OUTSIDE BRAZIL
GAINING THE LATIN MARKET
THE GREATEST MOMENTS
SPONTANEITY, A LIGHT TOUCH AND SWING
GOOD OLD BRAZILIAN ROGUERY
THE FIRST GUITAR
IN THE DAYS OF THE "BECO DAS GARRAFAS"
PLAYING FOR FLAMENGO
SCIENCE AND ALCHEMY
LITTLE BLACK JOE'S BAND
TO THE GREAT INTERNET PUBLIC
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