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Trio da Paz with Kenny Barron in Concert

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Trio da Paz recorded with Kenny Barron for a 2002 album called Canta Brasil. Courtesy of the Jazz Standard hide caption

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Kenny Barron learned many Latin rhythms while working with Dizzy Gillespie's small group in the 1960s. Courtesy of Kenny Barron hide caption

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Bebop meets the rhythms of modern Brazil when the sparkling touch of pianist Kenny Barron meets the daring interplay of Trio da Paz at midnight, live from the Jazz Standard in New York City.

Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Nilson Matta (bass), and Romero Lubambo (guitar) have been reinventing Brazilian jazz for nearly two decades with their harmonically adventurous improvisation.

They're joined by Kenny Barron, who hasn't played a New Year's Eve in 30 years, but has long been recognized as a leading light of the post-bebop keyboard. Vocalist Pamela Driggs, fluent in Brazilian rhythms and Portuguese language, also joins the ensemble for a few classics.

The concert is presented by WBGO Newark, with host Michael Bourne.