..I have been on hundreds of recording sessions, but not many have been as much fun, ore rewarding musically as recording with Joel Xavier." - Ron Carter
Joel Xavier is respected as one of the best latin-jazz guitarrists and is probably Portugals best jazz guitarrist. He played with jazz musicians like Toots Thielemans, Larry Coryell, Michel Camilo, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Richard Galliano, Bireli Lagrene, Joey DeFrancesco, Tomatito, Didier Lockwood, Luís Salinas, Rene Toledo and many others. At 23, is selected as one of the best latin guitar players of the World along with Larry Coryell, Bireli Lagrene, Tomatito, Luis Salinas and Rene Toledo to record "Palabra de Guitarra Latina" for BMG-Spain. For his new record he asked Ron Carter to record with him a duo CD. After listening to the songs Ron Carter said yes and the result is a very intimate music only played by Joels nylonstring guitar and Ron Carters double bass.