I’m listening to the pre-master recordings by the Dumee and Dijkgraaf Quinteto, based in Brazil. The harmonica player is Wim Dijkgraaf, who also runs the Effortless Harmonica blog that you can find in my list of links.

This is amazing music, definitely Brazilian and definitely jazz. Wim’s playing has a lot of Toots in it, but the lines are all his own. The music overwhelms your emotions. So much beauty and elegant power. It’s one of the best harmonica recordings I’ve ever heard, and any fan of Brazilian jazz would be glad to have it in their collection.

I’ll let you know when the recording is commercially available. In the meantime, stay tuned.