Romero Lubambo

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Romero Lubambo in 2006.

Romero Lubambo (born 28 November 1955) is a Brazilian jazz guitar player.

Romero Lubambo was born in Rio de Janeiro, and started learning classical piano at a very early age. At 13, he started learning the classical guitar, studying at the Villa-Lobos Music School. At the same time he studied engineering at PUC University in Rio de Janeiro.

Since 1985, he has lived in the USA and played and recorded with names as Astrud Gilberto, Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Al Jarreau, Kathleen Battle, Herbie Mann, Ivan Lins, Flora Purim e Airto, Paquito D’Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Grover Washington, Jr., Luciana Souza, Sergio Assad, Dave Douglas and Odair Assad, Leny Andrade e Cesar Camargo Mariano. Recently he has been playing with Trio da Paz. One of his most well-known and well-loved contributions is as the guitar/percussion near-orchestra he provides to Yo-yo Ma and Paquito D'Rivera on "Doce de Coco" on Ma's Apassionata CD; while the cello and clarinet answer each other seamlessly, the steady rhythm they seek, the bass, and the grace notes are all provided by Lubambo's fingering.


As leader[edit]

  • Autonomia (1990) Visom
  • Face to Face, with Weber Drummond (1993) GSP
  • Shades of Rio, with Raphael Rabello (1993) CKY
  • Two (1994) GSP
  • Paraty (1997) Perfil Musical
  • Lubambo (1999) Avant
  • Duo, with César Camargo Mariano (2002) Trama
  • Brazilian Routes (2002) Rob Digital
  • Rio de Janeiro Underground (2003) Victor
  • Romero Lubambo & Lica Cecato (2003) Sony
  • Coisa Fina, with Leny Andrade (2003) Perfil Musical
  • Softly (2006) MAXJAZZ

As sideman[edit]

With Herbie Mann

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Marisa Monte

  • Mais (World Pacific, 1991)

With Dave Douglas

With Roseanna Vitro

With Mark Weinstein

  • Lua e Sol (Jazzheads, Inc, 2008)

With Eliane Elias

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