Keyboardist and composer Marcos Silva makes a marvelous return to recording after 30 years with Brasil From Head to Toe. The Brazil-born, Bay Area-based musician and educator’s third album is a colorful musical excursion, comprised entirely of his original fusionesque compositions, that cover a full array of musical moods. The production features a solid lineup of musician talents, centered around Silva’s core quartet of saxophonist Gary Meek, bassist Scott Thompson, and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli. Guests on the project include Dillon Vado on vibraphone, Ricardo Peixoto on classical guitar, Jeff Denson on bass and string section that includes violinist Mads Tolling, Kayo Miki, Karen Sur, and Keith Lawrence, among others. This is a really entertaining return for Silva and a wonderful production.