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“The Album Bate Rebate has got a magic and happy balance.
It surprise and touches me deeply. The perfect harmony between delivering and happiness, emotion and technique, well-educated and popular, finesse and spontaneity. In other words, the rarely found qualities, only present in masterpieces.”
(Gabriele Mirabassi)

“If there is a favorite combination of instruments in the world it is piano and guitar. From my first discovery of Bill Evans and Jim Hall to my introduction to Cesar Camargo Mariano and Helio Delmiro and more recently his collaborations with Romero Lubambo, to the lovely moments of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and then I was lucky enough to make my first recording ever with Pat Martino in a duet format. So my appreciation is on high alert when these instruments join together and Roberto and Eduardo do great justice to this great jazz and brazilian tradition. Their work is a very thoughtful and musical collaboration and the added colors of Andre Mehmari’s accordion and Luciana Alves are sparkling contributions to a beautiful musical portrait of two brothers.” (Gil Goldstein)

“Very, very great music and played by two people in “oneness”, harmony! Technically superb but what’s almost more important to me: so “freely running, smooth, fresh, jazzy inspired with Brazilian flair – none of you tries to stay in the fore!
I see words are inappropriate with feelings and as we all know: music needs no words ….”

(Carlotta Hoffmann)


“I loved the CD and I loved your playing when we were together in Germany. Your singing is great, too, it’s an integral part of your playing.  You have a great touch and a beautiful sense of rythm and of course you are very lyrical without neglecting your technique. So, you are a complete musician, a complete composer and arranger and on the whole you have a very, very bright future! I can’t wait to hear you again and see how you will have progressed.” (L. Coryell)

”Your recording is excellent and your sound is beautiful. I am very, very impressed. Congratulations Roberto! An incredible piece of work. (Robert Godin)

“A rare guitarist, totally possessed by art; he plays the “music of notes”, he communicates with the invisible; in a deeply moving event in which everything depends on the guitar as the interpreter of words that would seem impossible to be uttered by an instrument. Thank you Roberto, music thanks you!” (Guinga)

“Roberto is a complete musician. He has impeccable technique for the essence of music, an intense harmonic acquaintance and an incredible sense of rhythm.  Actually, where rhythm is concerned, it has to be emphasized that Roberto comes from the northeast of Brazil and has profoundly assimilated all the rhythm elements of that region, like the samba-de-côco, the baião, the xote, the frevo and the maracatu. This custom has been transformed into a great musical bag that gives place to his expression and character. Now Roberto surprises us with an extremely high quality new project. He has opted to express himself in the more transparent form – guitar only – and has chosen a balanced repertoire of the finest caliber. Besides this, he introduces his musical thoughts through original compositions and personal arrangements and explores, in a special way, the orchestral aspects of his instrument. “The guitar is a small orchestra”, once quoted by a great French composer. Here the guitar alone succeeds to represent the more popular methods between the numerous combinations. A whole orchestra exists in the guitar and through this it is possible to grasp every timbre shading and every harmonic moment. This is the new project by Roberto: clean, transparent and with extremely good taste. I am very happy, honoured and emotional to be collaborating in the release of this high level CD.  Good luck Roberto!” (Marco Pereira)

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