Another talented international artist disseminates Brazilian music through a Lineu Bravo Guitar! We are talking about Julian Scheffer, an Australian musician that, with Paul Carey, compose contemporary Brazilian music in Australia.
Paul and Julian are completely in love with the Brazilian music and they have spent some time in Brazil studying and playing, specially “Choro”, which makes this partnership come up with a very interesting sound: Brazilian music from the perspective of two Australian artists. This typically Brazilian music style, which is played by them, has a very famous artist in Brazil as a patron: Pixinguinha, and it demands a lot of the artist skills on the instrument, apart from a very good perception of codes that will generate great improvisation.
Their first musical meeting was in 2010, in Rio de Janeiro. There, they devised the project and developed a great friendship. Since then, the project came to life and has been consolidated. So, in 2012, they finally got to record their first CD, in Melbourne, Australia.
Julian and the Lineu Bravo Guitar
During his stay in Brazil, Julian met Lineu’s work and promptly decided to order his 7-steel string guitar. And, once again, Brazilian music has been disseminated through a Lineu Bravo Guitar!
Sandro Albert, respected musician and composer in the competitive New York jazz scene, is Lineu Bravo’s latest client. Born in Porto Alegre (RS), Sandro moved to the USA nearly 20 years ago and although he couldn’t speak English back then, he managed to build a solid music career.
When he went to the USA in 1996, he had the intention to stay for only 6 months. However, life had spared him other plans, and the musician started to play with bands he had always listened to: Earth, Wind and Fire, Gap Band, Village People, Kool and the Gang, Tower of Power, Chaka Khan e Doobie Brothers.
This Brazilian musician story is incredible since it is almost unimaginable to think that a white young Brazilian boy, who didn’t know how to speak the country’s language, would get a place in a Californian Black music band, the “War”. What happened is that the Americans were impressed by the music style that he played on the breaks, our beloved Choro.
Sandro Albert and the Lineu Bravo guitar
Sandro has built a solid career in the competitive New York jazz scene, and he is working on a new project to be launched soon: a guitar disc. Recently, he’s purchased a Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian cedar soundboard and an Indian jacarandá back.
The musician heard about the luthier work through Elder Costa, from Minas Gerais, who is also Lineu Bravo’s client and Sandro’s friend for years. Sandro Albert was delighted with Lineu Bravo’s work and has already ordered his guitar.
The Bralizian musician lives in the USA nowadays, and, there, he spreads Brazilian music, now playing Lineu Bravo guitar.
That’s how the Luthier Lineu Bravo explains it to the reporter Vinicius Valverde, in an interview for Papo Vanguarda (a Brazilian TV Show), his unique intuition and endless search for the perfect sound. Lineu Bravo was one of the stars of a TV Show broadcasted in December 2013. “I use to humorously copy Glauber Rocha, who says: ‘A photographic camera in the hand and an idea in the head’. Well, in my case, that would be: ’a piece of wood in the hand and a sound in the head’. “I chase this sound.” Says the luthier, referring to the importance of the sonority on the process of constructing handmade instruments. He also described the start of his career as a guitar maker and ‘cavaquinhos’. As a child, he would repeatedly ask his father, who was a woodworker, about the wood remains: “Is there anything left?”, as he was always searching for material to construct his wood inventions. Lineu also told the reporter when he pranked Chico Buarque and about a remarkable situation that he had with Yamandú Costa. Are you curious? Watch it!