Jovino Santos Neto Trio mesmerize at NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

    A lively set of Brazilian jazz.

    Jovino Santos Neto Trio NPR Tiny Desk
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    Brazilian jazz pianist Jovino Santos Neto and his trio—comprising bassist Tim Carey and percussionist Jeff Busch—recently performed at NPR’s Tiny Desk.

    They kicked off the set with the groovy “Pontapé.” “We play music, which is invisible. So, you look at us, but what you actually feel are the notes that are coming out. We like that,” Neto told the audience after the track, before segueing into the atmospheric “Sempre Sim.” They then wrapped things up with “Festa de Erê,” a cut from Neto’s 2006 album, Roda Carioca.

    The Jovino Santos Neto Trio are the latest act to grace the Tiny Desk, following Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers and Ari Lennox.

    Watch the Jovino Santos Neto Trio’s Tiny Desk performance below: