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I'm passionate about music since my teens and I'm an amateur musician myself. I usually attend at least a concert a week (sometimes more) and love to take pictures of my favorite bands and musicians.
When I started on Google Plus, I couldn't find a lot of interest on live music photography, so I decided to post my concert shots. I also post some comments about the concert and the artists and a link to their music. Most of them are Brazilians and I think people around the world would be interested to know a little more about the rich music and the amazing musicians of my country.

If you like this collection maybe you'd be interested in my other photography collections:

Minimalism and Abstraction (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IfKtPB)
Street Photography (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/UeNqPB)
Sound Waves (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/wCAfXB)
Alien Abduction Friday (https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/cONToB)

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Maceo Parker worked as sideman for all funk royalty. He was a member of James Brown's band for many years, playing his sax on classics such as "Papa's got a brand new bag," "Sex Machine" and "I got you." He has also played in many incarnations of George Clinton's Parliament and on several of bass player Bootsy Collins albums, as well as recording for big pop and rock records such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dee-Lite, De La Soul, Living Color (on their amazing "Elvis is dead" song) and many others. There's a video on You Tube in which Prince, drawn to tears, announces the presence of Maceo Parker on stage to play "Pass the peas" that says enough about the saxophonist's status between his peers.
Parker is also a great singer, performing with ease songs by Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles along the funk and soul tunes he's most famous for. His concert in September was simply unforgettable.
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I'm so sad to hear of the passing of the great singer Charles Bradley. I attended one of his amazing concerts in 2015 and was impressed by his great voice and unforgettable interpretation.
Bradley had lived a very difficult life, including living in the streets for two years in his teens (Check his Wikipedia entry). His debut album was released just in 2011 and his third and final album in 2016, featuring a version of Black Sabbath's "Changes". May he rest in peace.
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Eddie Allen is a seasoned and very active jazz musician. In addition to leading groups of different formations and approaches (quartet, quintet, septet, 16-piece big band, an Afro-Cuban ensemble), he's also an educator and records with other great musicians like Art Blakey, Benny Carter, Chico Freeman and Dizzy Gillespie.
http://eddieallen.net/
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Yamandu Costa's technical ability has been praised since his teens. In fact, the ease with his hands run over the scale of his seven-string guitar is impressive, but to admire the technique is to perceive only one face of this talented instrumentalist. Yamandu makes complex and interesting arrangements for traditional rhythms like milonga, choro and chamamé and his emotional interpretations are on a level that only the great musicians can achieve. His technique, therefore, is always used to make high quality music.
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Stuart Hamm is a virtuoso and versatile bassist best known for playing with guitar heros such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson and Frank Gambale, easily playing in diverse styles such as fusion, country and rock. His slap tone is unmistakable and his solo ability impressed me for many years since I bought his first solo album, Radio Free Albemuth.
I attended one of his concerts at the legendary Iridium, in New York, when he shared the stage with drummer Chad Wackerman (from Zappa's band) and guitar player Alex Skolnick (Testament).
The trio played songs from Hamm's solo records and some classic rock covers like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Going to California" and an amazing reggae version of "We Will Rock You".
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Formed in 1998 around Rob Crow and Zach Smith, Pinback always had a quite singular sound. The group's trademark is Smith's bass. He often plays chords in a high and clean tone, giving the instrument a peculiar voice, a hybrid of bass and rhythm guitar that, mixed with Rob Crow's guitar, gives the group its unique sound.
Crow and Smith climbed the stage backed by drummer Chris Prescott, who's been with them since 2005, and opened the concert with "Chaos Engine" from their first album, followed by "True North" and "Tripoli".
The audience was happy to have Pinback in São Paulo, singing along with the band not only the most well known "Fortress" (from The O.C. soundtrack), but almost the entire repertoire, especially "Loro" and "Penelope."
They closed with the fast songs "From nothing to nowhere", "Prog" and "AFK". The audience asked for more and they got back on stage to play "Clemenceau" and the old "Victorius d" of the Offcell EP.
It's easy to find Pinback's albums and EPs on streaming platforms such as Spotify as well as videos on YouTube. I'd suggest "Loro" as a good start. This song was recorded (and is played in concerts) with two basses and no guitar - Hail to the low frequencies!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_qqTxhXy7k
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The band Death - from Detroit (USA), not the metal band from the 80s - has an interesting story. Formed by three brothers in 1971, Death recorded seven songs in 1975, but only two of them were released as a seven-inch before the band called it quits in 1977. In 2009, Drag City Records released the 1975 recordings under the name ... For the whole world to see and, thanks to the Internet, Death became known as a visionary, protopunk band. Siblings Bobby (bass, vocals) and Dannis Hackney (drums) then recruited guitarist Bobbie Duncan (their brother and original guitarist, Dave, died in 2000) and since then the trio has been recording and playing around the world.
Their sound has a lot of that raw, no frills thing of good 70's rock, but not only that. Some songs have well-crafted vocal melodies and progressive rock journeys, all mixed in with pogo-friendly punk riffs. "Let the world turn" is one of their songs that show how this recipe can work.
Their concert was a blast for me, but my favorite Death's song is one of their earliest compositions, "Politicians in my eyes" (https://goo.gl/SyP3u4). More pictures of the concert are on my Flickr account (https://flic.kr/s/aHskTQjRoW)
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Labirinto is a band with more than ten years on the road. They released their second album, Gehenna, in September 2016. This album has a heavier vibe than the group's first album, Anatema.
Despite being a quintet with three guitar players, there's little room for solos. The band prefers songs with epic atmosphere, and simple and repeated melodies, usually with generous doses of reverb and delay, and many dynamics variations.
The long, dramatic and well-arranged songs are developed over heavy guitar riffs and often look like dark movies soundtracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foV0gYAkOAw
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In 1998, Nuno Mindelis was considered the world’s best blues guitarist by Guitar Player magazine in its 30th year edition, a feat for an Angolan / Brazilian musician. In addition, he played and recorded with great names of the blues and played in the most important festivals of the genre throughout its career. Awesome, of course, but I always get annoyed when it comes to such a great musician just citing his most remarkable achievements. What should be commented when talking about Nuno Mindelis is that he’s a guitar monster and his concerts should be attended by anyone who likes guitar, blues or good music in general.
Nuno’s ability with the guitar is really impressive. He gets many different tones and effects using just the volume and tone controls and changing the order of guitar pickups most of the time. Another component of his personal timbre is not using a pick, true to “the sound is in the fingers” principle.
But sensational, I must say, it’s his exuberant phrasing.
It is easy to find Nuno Mindelis’ stuff on the Internet. His official website has a lot of information about his career and is a good place to listen to his entire discography. The guitar player also frequently updates his Facebook page (in Portuguese), which also has his upcoming shows, photos and videos.
Who wants to get an idea of ​​how good is one of his concerts, however, can start by the concert recorded by Trama record label (https://goo.gl/n8zRMK). From this concert, the performances of “In trouble” (https://goo.gl/AWudzj) and “I know what you want” (https://goo.gl/TuUbpI) are pure blues gems, the latter with more than ten minutes (!) and an amazing guitar solo starting at 6'45".
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