This, my 3rd CD is all about Passion; for music, life and love. The acquaintances, friends and colleagues on this CD all have the Passion to play music, make music and live music. The pieces are as always my original compositions representing the South America genre and worldly influences on that region. Samba, Choro, Bossa Nova, Tango, Rumba, Salsa and Classical there is a collection of melody and rhythm to satisfy most fans and hopefully a piece that stays with you long after the music dies away. A 2nd layer very personal to me are the styles that represent some of the major musical influences on my own compositions and playing; Astor Piazzolla, Baden Powell, Toquinho, Carlos Jobim, Carlos Gardel, Juanjo Dominguez, Los Indios Tabajaras, Pixinguinha, Ruben Gonzales, Garoto and Raphael Rabello are all celebrated within the context of these compositions and tributes paid to their passion and mastery. I hope you enjoy the music and get something of the Passion within each composition and from the exciting array of players who joined me to celebrate this music. For me it was a long 9 month journey but one worth the effort to commence and complete.