“AMARO” is a tour de force of experimentation and renovation of the traditional structures of jazz. The Brazilian pianist’s second album is a frontierless musical flux that connects, with naturality, the regional traditions of his country to avant-garde names like Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Thelonious Monk and the Brazilian masters Moacir Santos and Hermeto Pascoal. Alongside Jean Elton (acoustic bass guitar), Hugo Medeiros (drums), and guest musician Henrique Albino (flute, saxophone, bass clarinet), Amaro explores the percussive capabilities of the piano in complex mathematical patterns that create unpredictable, hypnotic rhythms. Amaro plays in the classic trio format but does not repeat the norms. Much to the contrary, his work is opening up new paths and expanding musical possibilities.