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GUINGA [FLAC Download]

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

GUINGA [FLAC Download]

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Trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and composer, guitarist, and singer
Ian Faquini have created a uniquely intimate duo collaboration, drawing from
impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition. Their original material
features songs in three different languages and encompasses a vast spectrum of musical
ground. With the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone and two-part
vocal harmonies hugging the Brazilian-accented Portuguese, Cressman & Faquini weave
their musical voices together to create a fully orchestrated sound befitting a much larger

The duo has released two albums together and is steadily gaining recognition for their
distinctive sound, including a finalist nomination for “Duo of The Year” by the Jazz
Journalists Association in 2023. Setting Rays of Summer (2019) and Auburn Whisper
(2022) both received critical praise and topped many “best of” lists in their respective
years. Together Cressman and Faquini have played their music across the US in venues
ranging from intimate house concerts to performing arts halls and jazz festival stages
such as the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and have performed
internationally in Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.

Ian Faquini writes astonishingly sophisticated Brazilian pop music in the omnivorous
tradition known as MPB (música popular brasileira), which often draws heavily on jazz.
Born in Brasília and raised in Berkeley, Ian Faquini is a protégé of Guinga, the revered
Brazilian guitarist and songwriter whose tunes have been recorded by dozens of MPB
stars. Faquini was a member of the renowned Berkeley High School Jazz program before
going on to study at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley and, immediately after
graduating, joined the faculty there. He has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Brazil
and the United States, including Montreux Jazz Festival, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Bimhuis
(Amsterdam), Birdland (NYC), and The A Trane (Berlin) and has shared the stage and
recording studio with such names as Guinga, Fleurine, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Spok,
Lee Konitz, among many others.

Possessing a voice as cool and crystalline as an Alpine stream, Natalie Cressman draws
inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. A prodigiously
talented New York City-based trombonist, she’s spent the past thirteen years touring
the jam band circuit as a horn player and vocalist with Phish's Trey Anastasio, while also
performing around NYC with jazz greats Wycliffe Gordon, Nicholas Payton, Anat Cohen,

Dave Douglas, and Peter Apfelbaum. Deeply versed in Latin jazz, post-bop, pop, and
Brazilian music, she has released 3 albums under her own name as well 2016’s Etchings
in Amber, a gorgeous duo album with guitarist Mike Bono that introduced Cressman as
a formidable musical force without her horn. In both 2019 and 2023 she was recognized
by Downbeat Magazine, winning the “Rising Star Trombone” category twice in their
annual Critic’s Poll. When she’s not performing her own music, Cressman can be found
collaborating with some of the most illustrious figures in rock, funk, jazz and beyond
which have included Carlos Santana, Aaron Neville, Dave Matthews, Phish, Big Gigantic,
Escort, The Motet, and Umphrey's McGee.


1. Contradição (feat. Guinga)
2. Bolero de Satã
3. Lavagem de Conceição (feat. Guinga)
4. Aria de Opereta
5. Delírio Carioca
6. Ramo de Delírios
7. Por Trás de Brás de Pina
8. Par Constante (feat. Guinga)
9. Garoa e Maresia
10. Segredo de Dadá (feat. Guinga)
11. Nítido e Obscuro/ Geraldo No Leme
12. Ellingtoniana (feat. Guinga)
13. Viola Variada
14. Vô Alfredo

2/9/24 First single Release - Lavagem de Conceição
3/15/24 Second single Release - Nítido e Obscuro / Geraldo No Leme
4/12/24 Album Release - GUINGA

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