Goro Ito Ensemble :: Amorozsofia – Abstract João

Equal parts João Gilberto tribute and freshly inspired arrangements, this is a fulfilling experiment reaching cinematic depths. A restless arranger and film composer in Japan, the prolific Giro Ito Ito is perhaps most inventive when playing homage to the Brazilian musicians that perennially influence his compositions. Sean O’Hagan describes it best: “The harmony he manages to craft is post-Jobim and Gilberto but collides with European and Japanese experimentation to create a sound unique to Goro”.