Guinga appears with Italian jazz pianist Stefania Tallini at the Triple Door on Aug. 13.
If you follow jazz or Brazilian music, you will have come across the name Guinga in parentheses after many titles on many albums — by Paquito D’Rivera, Elis Regina, Claudia Acuña, Sergio Mendes and Michel Legrand, among others. Chances are, however, you have not heard Guinga live, but Saturday (Aug. 13) at the Triple Door, you will have an opportunity to hear him sing and play guitar with the excellent Italian jazz pianist Stefania Tallini.
Guinga (born Carlos Althier de Souza Lemos Escobar) and Tallini released a lovely album in 2013, “ViceVersa.” Seattle reed man Hans Teuber will be on hand to play the woodwind parts performed on the album by Corrado Giufredi. Guinga and Tallini have another album in the can, slated for October release.
Guinga is a master of classical guitar whose smooth and impeccable technique is matched only by his knack for finding gorgeous melodies. This should be an extraordinary concert of Brazilian rhythms, jazz improvisation and chamber-music intimacy.
8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $30-$40 (206-838-4333 or thetripledoor.net).
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