The irresistible grooves of Paul Chenard’s, Matanza are back, this time with a Brazilian recording project that was started a year ago. Matanza is set apart from many other Latin jazz line-ups by its sheer energy level, charisma, and most of all, its sense of fun.
Matanza blew the roof off. They played with an irrepressible energy that didn’t let up all night. The all-star lineup, a who’s who of Sydney’s Latin Jazz fraternity, set a blistering pace as they steamrolled through a sizzling repertoire of some of the hottest Afro Brazilian tunes, punctuated by sophisticated jazzy breaks, chugging Brazilian samba and downright sexy funk. – Diaspora World Beat
After lengthy travels in Brazil, Paul and his team have re arranged some of the beautiful melodies from the Choro and Samba song book and applied them to a more contemporary sound. The result is a fresh and colorful sound and features compelling instrumental performances from the band members. The music is a blend of Funk, Samba, Jazz and Choro music.