Dirceu Leitte


Leitte De Coco

  • Release Date: 15 Jun 1995
  • MCD-9231-2

Born in Porto Alegre, in Brazil's southernmost state, and conservatory-trained in Rio, 32-year-old Dirceu Leitte makes an impressive debut as a leader with Leitte de Coco ("coconut milk," a pun on his surname). For many years the saxophonist, flutist, and composer led the band Choro Só, and his tastes definitely run toward the traditional in Brazilian instrumental music, particularly the plaintive chorinbo of Brazil's northeast. But Leitte de Coco, which fea… MORE