Mia Doi Todd – The Making of Floresta

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd left California to record her new album Floresta at São Paulo’s Estúdio El Rocha studios. This is a short making-of video, introducing some of the musicians involved in the recording, such as multi-instrumentalist Maurício Takara, guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento, percussionist Rogério Martins, and bass player Meno del Picchia. The album features 10 songs written by some of Mia’s favourite Brazilian songwriters and will be out on her City Zen label in mid-September.

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia (live)

Brazilian composer and arranger Arthur Verocai plays an exclusive session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show, accompanied by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin, Justo Almario on flute and sax, Fabiano Do Nascimento on guitar and singer Diana Booker.

For a video of the full session, head over to the KCRW website, where you can also stream the music alone. And of course, I still recommend Mochilla’s Timeless DVD with a full concert by Arthur Verocai and a 30-piece orchestra!