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  1. 2019/02

    Guilherme Rodrigues / Pedro Carneiro / Ernesto Rodrigues / Rodrigo Pinheiro / Hernâni Faustino 

    The Book of Spirals (Creative Sources)

    Ernesto Rodrigues viola 

    Guilherme Rodrigues cello 

    Hernâni Faustino double bass

    Pedro Carneiro marimba (wit quarter tone extension) 

    Rodrigo Pinheiro piano 

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    Carlos Zíngaro / Ernesto Rodrigues / Guilherme Rodrigues / Hernâni Faustino / José Oliveira Pentahdron (Creative Sources) 

    Carlos Zíngaro violin 

    Ernesto Rodrigues viola

    Guilherme Rodrigues cello

    Hernâni Faustino double bass

    José Oliveira percussion 

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    IKB Hippocampus Guttulatus (Creative Sources) 

    Ernesto Rodrigues  viola
    Maria Do Mar  violin
    Guilherme Rodrigues cello
    Miguel Mira cello
    Hernâni Faustino double bass
    Mariana Carvalho piano
    Miguel Almeida acoustic guitar
    Abdul Moimême prepared electric guitar
    Kriton Beyer daxophone
    Emilie Skreijelj  accordion
    Etienne Brunet  harmonica
    Bruno Parrinha bass clarinet
    João Almeida trumpet
    Nuno Torres alto saxophone
    Joana Sá soprano saxophone
    Pedro Frazão euphonium
    Miguel Canada tuba
    Carla Santana electronics
    Carlos Santos electronics
    Pedro Carneiro marimba
    Tom Malmendier percussion
    João Valinho percussion

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    José Lencastre Nau Quartet Live in Moscow (Clean Feed Records)

    José Lencastre alto saxophone

    Rodrigo Pinheiro piano

    Hernâni Faustino double bass

    João Lencastre drums

    Everything in a Nau Quartet (the brothers José and João Lencastre plus 2/3 of RED trio – Rodrigo Pinheiro and Hernâni Faustino) concert is improvised, benefiting from a stage situation. Here we find the Portuguese musicians when they played live in Russia one year ago, precisely the situation they fulfill best. In such a manner that each track is a statement in itself, very affirmative and with an astonishing drive and commitment – the same of the founders of both free jazz and free music, the two traditions these four dedicate themselves to converge and cross-polinate. Their concept is their praxis, and it’s simple to enunciate: always to use open and spontaneous structures, developing the emerging ideas collectively and in an organic, fluid, way. In the gathered improvisations you can recognize much more than the reconciled jazz and free improv lineages. For instance, José Lencastre’s alto sax is rooted in the cool tendency, sometimes reminding us of Lee Konitz and Paul Desmond, while Pinheiro’s piano DNA has references in Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, with something of Messiaen and Ligeti in the mix. Things can be quite intense, but the music never turns aggressive, just because there’s other ways to get to the point without shouting.

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