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Born in February during the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Marcos Ariel has the typical Carioca soul. This fact was fundamental for his professional formation: the style of the musician has always been defined by critics as purely “Carioca" (one who is a native of Rio de Janeiro).
Wave Hunter is the meeting of pianist, singer and songwriter Marcos Ariel with the incredible Dual Jazz formed by guitarist and composer Enéas Marques and drummer, composer, producer and recording engineer, Roberto Alemão Marques.
These three friends always had a very strong connection with the ocean.
Marcos Ariel spent his childhood on Leblon beach and as a teenager, also went to the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and Arpoador.
In Buzios, the hottest beach resort in the State of Rio de Janeiro, he started his experience as a surfer, but his commitment to piano studies led him to opt 100% for music only.
In the early 1990s, he split his music career between Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles. Immediately, Marcos Ariel fell in love with the amazing beaches of California.
The charms and beauties of Santa Monica beach, La Jolla, Santa Barbara, Carmel and San Francisco were sources of inspiration for many of his compositions.
Wave Hunter marks the 32nd album released by Marcos Ariel.
Since the release of the award-winning CD Terra do Índio, in the US by WEA, the pianist, singer and songwriter has been releasing several albums with many partnerships, such as saxophonist Justo Almário and drummer and producer Mike Shapiro.
As for Enéas Marques and Roberto Alemão, the situation is a bit different. The two grew up on the beaches north of the Rio de Janeiro, also know as the Lakes Region.
At the beaches of Saquarema, Itacoatiara and Buzios, the two friends grew up surfing the waves of the ocean and, in their musical partnership, “surfing” the sound waves.
Even today, these two friends of Dual Jazz maintain an intense activity in sea sports such as surfing, windsurfing, stand up paddling, and canoeing.
After releasing several albums, Dual Jazz teamed up with Marcos Ariel to produce and release Wave Hunter.
The recordings had three very special guests - on bass, João Baptista (Night Sail, Big Sur Cruise, Wave Hunter). Francisco Falcão (Emerald Bay, Cali Soul, Crystal Wave), brought the firm pulse and virtuous interpretation to the songs of the CD.
On vocals, a revelation.
The young and talented singer May, daughter of guitarist Enéas Marques, with great beauty and sensitivity, drew some songs like Wave Hunter, Adu, Crystal Wave and Night Sailing.