Brazilian-influenced guitarist Rick Udler was created in Chile to Argentinean parents, who soon relocated to the U.S. His father’s following transfer to Brazil started Udler’s romance with this country’s music. Udler relocated back again to the U.S. in 1982 to review jazz acoustic guitar in New Orleans, LA, and Miami, and came back to Brazil five years later on. He started playing the neighborhood moments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and in 1990 struck up a musical collaboration with vocalist Maria Alvim. The duo performed around Brazil, frequently with percussionist João Parahyba (from 1993), among various composition tasks for Udler. In 1998, Udler and Alvim documented their debut recording, Rhythm and Love, for Malandro Information.