Samba for Tarsila is a musical tribute to Tarsila de Aguiar do Amaral (1886-1973), a leading Brazilian modernist painter. Her colorful, vibrant landscapes inspire Sher’s soundscapes in three Sher originals, two Brazilian classics, plus two jazz and pop standards.
Featuring Gary Fisher, Greg Jones, and Vanderlei Pereira
Recorded at Douglass Recording Studio
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Peter Karl
Produced by Ben Sher and Kabir Sehgal
Executive Producer: Joachim "Jochen" Becker
Ben is a unique jazz guitarist. Fluent in the classic jazz tradition of Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, and George Benson, Ben also draws from the rich Brazilian guitar tradition of Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello and Joao Gilberto. Ben combines standard jazz plectrum technique, with classical fingerstyle, to create a wide range of sounds and textures.