Twelve Bass Tunes

Twelve Bass Tunes 

Hernâni Faustino double bass

Recorded (16.01.20) and mixed at Namouche Studios, Lisbon, by Joaquim Monte

Mastered by Simon Wadsworth

All music by Hernâni Faustino

Produced by Sei Miguel

Executive production by Phonogram Unit

Photography : Nuno Martins

Design : Sofia Faustino

Special thanks to my Family and Fala Mariam


After taking up the double bass, Hernâni Faustino played and collaborated in a variety of contexts, such as rhythm sections or chamber music. He formed the RED trio and played all over Portugal, Europe and the USA.  He won awards for the best debut records on All About Jazz, with the Nobuyasu Furuya Trio “Bendowa” and RED trio debut cd. All About Jazz also put RED trio + Nate Wooley concert in New York on the list of “best of the year”.

His collaboration with other musicians such as Rodrigo Amado, Sei Miguel, Ernesto Rodrigues and others made him a regular on the Lisbon improvised scene. He also started playing some solo concerts, music for theater and founded the cooperative label Phonogram Unit with other musicians from Lisbon.

Autodidactic, Faustino introspectively and expressionistically encompasses a non-specific global sensibility.
It’s surprising that the Portuguese bassist didn’t record a solo until now! “Twelve Bass Tunes” provides a direct window into his world. For those interested, but unfamiliar with more outside music, there’s plenty of structure to hang on there. An open mind and an appreciation for the instrument are all that’s needed.

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