About Sérgio & Odair Assad
The twentieth century has produced a number of guitar duos formed by happenstance or recording-company intervention. But for Brazilian-born siblings Sergio and Odair Assad, the roots obviously go much deeper. Today’s foremost guitar duo, the Assads have been credited with doublehandedly reviving Brazilian music for the instrument. Gnattali, Nobre, Krieger, and Mignone have dedicated pieces to them, as have the Russian Nikita Koshkin, Argentinian Astor Piazzolla, and Frenchman Roland Dyens.