Friday, October 21, 2016

Sábado 22 Outubro - 19h Quinteto Gonçalo Marques (PORTA-JAZZ)

Sábado 22 Outubro - 19h Quinteto Gonçalo Marques (PORTA-JAZZ)

Sala Porta-Jazz
(Av. dos Aliados, nº168 - 4º piso) - Nova morada!

Gonçalo Marques - trompete
João Guimarães - saxofone alto
José Pedro Coelho - saxofone tenor
Demian Cabaud - contrabaixo
Marcos Cavaleiro - bateria

Este grupo é formado por músicos com quem Gonçalo Marques tem vindo a colaborar em diversas situações. Apesar de já estar pensado há alguns anos só agora foi possível concretizar, espera-se que seja um grupo duradouro, há muitas ideias para o futuro. O nome (provisório...) é enganador, todos os elementos escrevem para o grupo e têm uma palavra a dizer sobre a sua direcção. A ideia de Gonçalo Marques foi mesmo juntar vozes fortes, diferentes mas compatíveis, músicos com quem tem afinidades estéticas e pessoais, e com quem pudesse trabalhar em diferentes contextos. Espera-se um concerto de música original feita por músicos sintonizados para o momento.

Venham conhecer a nova morada da Sala Porta-Jazz no Edifício A Lutuosa de Portugal: contamos convosco!

Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste - Dada People (2016) GREENLEAF MUSIC

In the years between the two World Wars, the Dada movement questioned, altered, teased and undermined the very idea of art. A century later, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Frank Woeste draw inspiration from that “art of reinvention” with their collaborative album Dada People, due out October 2016 via Greenleaf Music. 

Perhaps no single artist embodies Dada’s slippery juxtapositions quite like Man Ray. Both French and American, commercial and avant-garde, Jewish by birth and mysterious by design, Man Ray epitomized the conflicting personae and attitudes that have come to define so much of the modern art world of the last century. Bridging the Atlantic through support from the French American Jazz Exchange, Douglas and Woeste explore those concepts through a 21st century lens, realized by a stellar quartet rounded out by bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Clarence Penn.

01. Oedipe 06:17
02. Mains Libres 06:14
03. Spork 07:32
04. Montparnasse 06:47
05. Transparent 06:55
06. Art of Reinvention 08:51
07. Emergent 05:42
08. Noire et Blanche 03:40
09. Longings and Illusions 05:42
10. Danger Dancer 05:17

Released October 14, 2016 

Produced by Dave Douglas and Frank Woeste 
Recorded at The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio, Astoria NY on January 21-22, 2015. 
Recording Engineered by David Stoller 
Mixed and Mastered by Tyler McDiarmid 

Artwork and Design by Russell Moore 
Photography credit: Portrait of Man Ray and Salvador Dali, Paris. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs 
Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, LC-USZ62-42535 

Clarence Penn plays Canopus drums, Aquarian heads and Zildjian cymbals and sticks. 

Thanks to Matt and Clarence, David Stoller, Tyler McDiarmid, Mark Micklethwaite, Jakob Flarer at Saudades Tourneen, Reno di Matteo at Anteprima Productions, the French American Jazz Exchange and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. 

Thanks also to Ibrahim Maalouf, Emmanuel Morlet, Sara Donnelly, Jeannette Vuocolo, Angela Morris, Lia, Oscar, Leon and Clara. 

DADA PEOPLE has been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).

Damana (Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet) - Cornua Copiae (2016) CLEAN FEED RECORDS

DAMANA, the octet of Dag Magnus Narvesen, assembles some of the very best jazz musicians in Norway, coming from slightly different corners of jazz. Some of them, you might have heard of already, like the reed section of the band – Kristoffer Alberts, Jørgen Mathisen and André Roligheten – who all come from the more progressive parts of the Norwegian jazz scene. 

The brass players – Hayden Powell and Kristoffer Kompen – are also familiar names for anyone who listens to lyrical jazz and traditional New Orleans jazz made in Norway. The young, and very exciting Øyvind Dale shows a deep integrity and musical mastery of the piano and comes across as a name for the future, and Adrian Myhr is one of the most innovative and versatile bass players in the field of improvised music.

With this strong team, Narvesen guides his fellow musicians to some of the corners of his musical universe on their debut album “Cornua Copiae”. Although he might be operating slightly under the Scandinavian jazz radar, Narvesen is no light-weight himself, frequently playing and collaborating with some of the heaviest names on the European progressive avant-garde jazz scene.

With one foot in the free jazz tradition and the other stepping into free improvised music territory, this mini-big band is exploring new possibilities without forgetting what’s still valid in the old ones. The music is exciting, vibrant and sometimes even urgent, with that kind of vigor, freshness and wonder only possible through players with a deep musical sincerity and strong artistic conviction.

01. Tapatapa 3:07
02. Irgendwie, Irgendwo 5:02
03. Dalbrecht 6:32
04. Chokolypse 5:41
05. Karnivalissimo 5:38
06. Suynomi Lettre 5:27
07. Melitrugal 5:43
08. Palettfasett 5:43
09. Mannen I Tårnet 3:26
10. For J.R.M. 3:58

Kristoffer Alberts  alto saxophone
Jørgen Mathisen  tenor saxophone
André Roligheten  baritone saxophone and bass clarinet
Hayden Powell  trumpet
Kristoffer Kompen  trombone
Øyvind Dale  piano
Adrian Myhr  double bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen  drums

For J.R.M. is dedicated to the memory of Jan René Melling

Recorded on the 20th of November 2014 at Urban Sound Studio in Oslo, Norway

John Lindberg BC3 - Born In An Urban Ruin (2016) CLEAN FEED RECORDS

John Lindberg is known for two particularities: he’s one of the most exquisite double bassists around for some decades already and each one of his projects, be it a studio recording or a concert, is a meticulous and wonderfully sustained concept, always with a motto or a theme transcending musical subjects, generally concerning nature or the human condition. 

His brand new “Born in an Urban Ruin” belongs to this last category: the mentioned «urban ruin» is the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, where he was born in 1959. You can’t get more symbolic than with this combination of two opposed factors, “birth” and “decadence.” If there’s in this collection of compositions a «post-industrial rust belt aesthetic», to use Lindberg’s own words, the perspective is positive and full of hope – the music is all about survival, «it’s endurance, it’s the spirit emerging forever triumphant».

You can resurrect on a ruin, and when this idea is staged by someone like John Lindberg, with the help of clarinetist Wendell Harrison and of vibraphonist and percussionist Kevin Norton, that process can only be a beautiful one.

A tribute in three parts to the late Roy Campbell is included, because the great jazz trumpeter is still among us and, after all, this CD is an ode to life.

01. Swooping Deep (Clarinet Version) 3:09
02. Vermont Roadside Family 5:59
03. The Left Wrist, Pt. 1 (For Roy Campbell, In Memoriam) 4:46
04. The Left Wrist, Pt. 2 (For Roy Campbell, In Memoriam) 6:11
05. The Left Wrist, Pt. 3 (For Roy Campbell, In Memoriam) 3:20
06. The Excavation 4:56
07. Swooping Deep 7:22
08. Devastation of Vegetation 4:13
09. Born in an Urban Ruin 6:25
10. Swooping Deep (Bass Version) 3:12

Wendell Harrison  Bb clarinet and Bb bass clarinet
John Lindberg  double bass
Kevin Norton  vibraharp and percussion

All compositions by John Lindberg (Lindy Publishing Company, (ASCAP/SACEM)

Recorded at Broadside Productions Recording Studio, Kalamazoo. Michigan, on May 17, 2016
Engineered, edited, mixed and mastered by Mike Roche
Produced by John Lindberg
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design by Travassos
Photography: FarHill Fotos