Paixaeo No Violaeo (Passion on Guitar)
A nice mix of samba, Bossa Nova, choro and original repertoire on Guitar and Vocals. Benji has his own distinct personality within the context of MPB (Brazilian popular music). Some of his influences are Jacob do Bandolim, Joao Gilberto, Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, Andres Segovia, Chico Buarque, Jobim and many others. Some artists seem to have great technique and nothing to say while others have something to say but can't express it. Here is a guitarist who cares only to show true honest feeling in the moment illustrating a nice balance of both the technical and the heart-felt.