Discography

Duo Violão plus 1, “História do Choro” 2018 Rogério Souza, Edinho Gerber (7-string guitars) and Ami Molinelli (percussion) explore the history of choro with the rhythmic evolution and styles that make up the genre.  From 1867 to 2018 a look at the evolution from maxixe and polca to choro and samba.

Grupo Falso Baiano,”Depois” 2017  Massaroca Records  An exploration of choro and samba de raiz featuring Ana Carbatti and Moyseis Marques on four vocal tracks and original choros by Brian Moran.

Grupo Falso Baiano, “Simplicidade” 2012, Massaroca Records           Arrangements  and production by Falso Baiano: Zach Pitt Smith, Reeds; Brian Moran, 7-string guitar; Ami Molinelli, percussion; Jesse Appelman; mandolin; Special guests: Jovino Santos-Neto & Brian Rice

Grupo Falso Baiano, “Viajando: Choro e Jazz” 2009/2010, Massaroca Records       Arrangements and production by Falso Baiano: Zach Pitt Smith, Reeds; Brian Moran, 7-string guitar; Ami Molinelli, percussion; Jesse Appelman; mandolin; Special guests: Jovino Santos-Neto, Mike Marshall, Eva Scow, Michael Spiro, Jorge Alabe and Brian Rice etc

Grupo Falso Baiano, “Live at the Hillside,” 2007;
Arrangements by Grupo Falso Baiano

San Francisco Jazz (High School) All Stars Annual CD, 2015  percussion

Robert Kyle, “Bossalicious” Dark Delicious Records

Red, White and Bluezz “The Jazz Experience”                  

Melanie O’Reilly “Dust and Blood”  Mistletoe Music LLC;

Antoine Salem Trio, “small homey arsenal”
Tracks 1, 4, 5 Percussion (triangle, pandeiro, shaker, cuica)

Damion Masterson, “Intercambio” 

Jon Galen, “Global Citizen,” Pandeiro & Bongo

Velocity Circus “1906: A Journey Through The Mythical City” 2006

Sambaserros, Gabiroba 2006; Pandeiro on “Forrosnazzy”

Michael Mullen “Fiddler’s Creed” 2004; Frame drum, Udu, Pandeiro

Joe Thompson, “Astralingua” 2008

14th Annual Jazz CD, CalArts 2003; Capitol Records;
California Institute of the Arts, Batuque da Despedida by Paulo Gaiger; Arrangements by Tiara Aronovich & Ami Molinelli; Pandeiro & Repenique

CalArts Women’s CD, California Institute of the Arts 2002; Joanna Malfatti, Last Night After Church: Axatsi (African Chekere)

Film, Television and Theater credits

Grupo Falso Baiano “Live at Yoshi’s Interview and Concert on Pandora Live!

Teka & The New Bossa Quartet, 2009.
“Live at the Song Tree Concert Series” in Santa Barbara; Barrett Productions

Studio 60 (NBC drama) House Band: percussion 2006-2007

“Hammers”, Padua Playwrights Neo-Sacred Revival, by Guy Zimmerman; Katie McMurran, Sound Design; Ami Molinelli, Percussion

LA Choro Ensemble “Memorias do Brasil” DVD, 2007

Hip Brazil Grooves, Volume 1, 2008; Eruba Music BMI & Stepping Stone Productions DVD

Choro Famoso DVD “Live at Casteloro cellars” 2006

“Sambatucada” – Arts in the Schools; Public Corporate of the Arts, City of Long Beach, Amimo Productions; 2005

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl DVD for Music Matters, 2005