A native of Brazil, Diego Figueiredo is an acoustic guitarist who is a master of Brazilian and other South American music. He also composes heartfelt originals, and now and then he is totally comfortable with a Bird or Monk or Miles classic. I brought him to Portland’s Classic Pianos years ago and we added extra chairs to accommodate an audience that fell in love with him his music from the first note. His latest CD for the Arbors label is simply a thing of beauty. His skill, craftsmanship and tenderness ring through on every selection. You’ll find yourself shaking your head in amazement and thinking “where has this guy been all my life?!”
Arbors; 2020; appx. 57 min.