Duduka Da Fonseca – one of the world’s greatest drummers – brings together an extraordinary roster of musicians in this 2003 Grammy nominated celebration of Samba Jazz. The recording features an All-Star cast including Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Eddie Gomez, Tom Harrell, Romero Lubambo, Claudio Roditi, Kenny Werner, Billy Drewes and others. Beautifully arranged versions of Brazilian Classics including Fotografia (Jobim), Saverios (Caymmi/Motta) – both with stunning vocals by Maucha Adnet – are placed alongside originals by Da Fonseca, Harrell, Scofield, Alves and Lubambo. Da Fonseca’s impeccable musicality and masterful drumming is present throughout making this one of the most energetic, authentic records of Samba Jazz released to date. This re-release will take listeners on a journey of human imagination through Samba Jazz rhythms and traditions. This is Duduka’s debut release as a leader.