Ricardo Silveira is a professional musician since 1976, playing live and in the studio with big names in Brazilian and international music. His name is present in the data sheet of hundreds of disks as a musician, arranger, producer, or even musical director. And in 2014, his first album, “Play for Good” (Polygram), completes 30 years of release.
The celebratory concert “Ricardo Silveira: Good Play of 30 years” copyright privileges a repertoire that includes songs present in all their albums besides classics of Brazilian and international music.
For these special performances, Ricardo formed a quartet that includes drummer Steffano Di, the pianist David Feldman and bassist Guto Wirtti, and Ricardo on guitar and guitar.
Throughout this period his career was punctuated by the release of more than 10 picture disks. After the aforementioned “good touching”, recorded “High Life” album (1986, along with the group of the same name, which was part) and “Ricardo Silveira” (1987), both by WEA Brazil. Thereafter Ricardo was invited to record for the north American market, and never stopped.
Recorded for Verve Forecast’s “Long Distance” (1988), “Sky Light” (1989), “Amazon Secrets” (1990) and “Small World” (1992) albums, all well executed today in North American jazz radios . These works show the maturation of Ricardo as a musician and composer, a varied musical spectrum that cemented his international career.
After the Verve Forecast, Ricardo recorded “Storyteller” (1995) to seal Kokopeli (flautist Herbie Mann), followed by “Clear Night” (2003), released in the USA by Adventure Music and distributed in Brazil by MP, B Brazil. This work was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best instrumental CD in 2004.
Other work ensued, all recorded and released by Adventure Music, his current label, with distribution also in Brazil: “Ricardo Silveira and Luis Avellar Live Touching Milton Nascimento” (2004), “Another River” (2007) and “Until Tomorrow “(2010).
The year 2013 was an intense musical production: in addition to concerts and recordings, Ricardo launched two works, for now only in the USA: “RSVC” double disc with Vinicius Canterbury, and “Atlantic”, duo with guitarist Roberto Tauffic. Not to mention the revival of “Storyteller” by Adventure Music in the North American market.
With this same rapid pace in 2014 are anticipated releases of “Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio”, an old dream of Ricardo in exploring the sounds of a jazz trio based on the sound of a Hammond B3 organ, and an inspired album in 30 years ‘Good of Play, “whose title song is one of his most celebrated compositions. Both repertoires were fruits of several presentations in 2013, which Ricardo to continue leading all stages throughout this year.Presented the studio program on channel 66 Brazil during the years 2006, 2007, 2008 .
Currently presents the “Brazilian Instrumental Program” on radio Batuta IMS.
Some names that worked … Marcio Montarroyos, Herbie Mann, Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso.