“Sorte!” is the title track of the 2020 Grammy® nominated album in Best Latin Jazz. It marks the first collaboration between Latin Grammy and Grammy nominated composer John Finbury and Afro-Brazilian singer-songwriter-actress Thalma de Freitas, whose early co-writing credits include Brazilian household names like João Donato and Céu.
Sorte! is a love letter about serendipity, how "great mistakes also mean luck", uplifting the feelings of trust in the Universe, which always has our back and conspires in favor of Love. The classic explanation of serendipity reads “Luck is when opportunity finds us prepared.”
This GRAMMY® nominated album was produced by Grammy & Latin Grammy winner Emilio D. Miler, who assembled an all-star band for this recording, featuring:
Vitor Gonçalves - piano & Rhodes
Chico Pinheiro - guitar John Patitucci - bass Duduka da Fonseca - drums Airto Moreira - percussion
SORTE! music by John Finbury lyrics by Thalma de Freitas produced by Emilio D. Miler
Recorded by Ari Lavigna at The Powerstation at Berklee NYC Airto Moreira recorded by Brent Hahn and Ron McCoy at Studio NoHo, LA
Mixed by Ari Lavigna at Nómade Mix Mastered by Carlos Freitas at Classic Master
A new musical collaboration between singer Magos Herrera and composer John Finbury, "BASTILLE DAY" features the extraordinary Dan Tepfer on piano, Hamilton Berry on cello, and Rogerio Boccato on percussion.
The track was produced by Emilio D. Miler and John Finbury, recorded by Alex Venguer at The Powerstation in New York in May, 2022, mixed by María Elisa Ayerbe and mastered by Carlos Freitas.
Bitter Machines - hard rick single with feature film vibes- Bitter machines is the 1st release off of Retro bonita's 2nd ep, disco circus rodeo, slated to come out this fall. The energetic lo fi bluesy alt rock song talks about selfish lovers going through the motions as they torture one another with their cruel intentions.