Ed Motta

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The man from Rio with the gift for AOR

On this episode of Inside MusiCast, we take you to Rio de Janeiro to chat with a multifaceted musician whose music explores many avenues, including jazz, soul, MPB, rock, funk, and a deep love for the West Coast sound – Ed Motta. Since launching his solo career in 1990, Ed has  released 13 albums containing these various music elements, but it was his 2013 release “AOR” that caught our attention here at Inside MusiCast.  For lovers of that smooth, West Coast vibe, “AOR” became an instant classic.  Earlier this year, Ed followed-up “AOR” with “Perpetual Gateways”, a record that again explores similar West Coast territory, but takes a journey into some well-crafted jazz and includes some heavy duty guest musicians, including Hubert Laws, Greg Phillinganes. Patrice Rushen, and Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith.  Needless to say, Ed Motta is a musician’s musician and we’re excited to have him here with us today.  Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome Ed Motta.