A collaboration between the gifted and highly in-demand upright bass player Morten Ankarfeldt from Denmark and Brazil's biggest up-and-coming guitar talent Caio Marcio. In 2012 they created the album 'Rio em Vermelho e Azul' (Rio in Red and Blue) - a unique combination of Scandinavian melodic jazz and Brazilian rhythms.
The result was two geographically distanced musical personalities melting into a unique, fresh and inspiring expression.
To expand into this quartet, “RioJAZZ4”, Morten Ankarfeldt and Caio Marcio invite the famous Danish saxophonist and flute player Christina von Bülow and the talented and expressive drummer from Rio de Janeiro Cassius Theperson.
Their 2nd album is named after the quartet, and with 'RioJAZZ4' (Calibrated Records, 2014) the ensemble is evolving the sound that was created in the 1960’s when jazz met Brazilian instrumental music with A.C. Jobim and Stan Getz as frontrunners. (The listener will clearly hear Stan Getz’s influence in Christina von Bülow’s playing as she was one of his few students.)
The Danish melodic and well-balanced jazz blends effortless with the Brazilian choro and samba.
RioJAZZ4 presents an exciting formation of a jazz quartet building on Brazilian rhythms - four musicians combining their musical references to create new grounds of sound.
September 1, 2018 RioJAZZ4 release their new album: 'Tonalidades' (Gateway), with strong musicality and playful interactions.
'Tonalidades' means nuances/shades and RioJAZZ4 will take you on a colourful journey with their original compositions.
On the new album, the quartet invites a few guest. Gabriel Grossi (harmonica) is on the way to the stars and lifts the legacy of the late and great Toots Thielemans - often invited to play with the one and only Hermeto Pascal. Bernardo Aquiar (percussion) sprinkles magic dust to the music with his percussion. Recently he recorded and played with Snarky Puppy.