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Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini: Casa Futuro (Clean Feed)

With members from Fire!, Red Trio, Amado Motion Trio, &c., the trio of Pedro Sousa (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and GabrielFerrandini (drums) push the envelope in free improvisation that is energetic, argumentative, restless, and ultimately extremely intelligent.
 

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Pedro Sousa-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophones

Johan Berthling-doublebass

Gabriel Ferrandini-drums


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UPC: 5609063003345

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF334
Squidco Product Code: 20844

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded live at Culturgest, in Lisbon,Portugal , on November 9th, 2012.

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"After playing and recording with Thurston Moore, the ex-Sonic Youth guitarist who sometimes likes to go out of the rock format in order to simply jam and experiment, Portuguese improvisers Pedro Sousa, and Gabriel Ferrandini (Red Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio) appear in "Casa Futuro" with another giant of creative music: Swedish double bassist Johan Berthling, co-founder of the avant-pop band Tape, member of Mats Gustafsson's trans-idiomatic Fire! trio and Fire! Orchestra and partner in many jazz and improvised settings with the likes of Sten Sandell, David Stackenas, Fredrik Ljungkvist and Paal Nilssen-Love.

If the former collaboration happened within noise music frames, now we find the sax player and the drummer in post-free jazz territory. The trio is harsh, highly energetic, argumentative, restless. There's no stable pulsation or linear melodic phrasings. Situations come and go as soon as they are solved or even before they get comfortable, in permanent metamorphosis.

But take notice: it's not your usual "let's see where the flow takes us". The focus is tight and the playing gets deeper and deeper in the sound world it creates. In each moment we feel that there's a track and no possibility for deviations, even if the three musicians don't know what will be their destination. At the finish, we understand that the important isn't the arrival, but the journey itself. Just like Cavafy wrote in his poem about Ithaka."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

Pedro Sousa is a Portuguese improviser, jazz saxophonist and guitarist, known for the groups Pedro Sousa, Johan Berthling & Gabriel Ferrandini; Canzana; EITR; Falaise (2); ikb; OTO; P‹o; Rajada.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/560912-Pedro-Sousa)
5/15/2024

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"Johan Berthling (* 1973 in Stockholm ) is a Swedish jazz and improvisational musician ( contrabass , electric bass , also piano ).

Berthling studied at the Royal Music College in Stockholm from 1996-1998 . Since then, he has worked in the Swedish and international jazz and improvisation scene in various ensembles including David Stackenäs , Raymond Strid , Fredrik Ljungkvist , Sten Sandell , Paal Nilssen-Love , Akira Sakata , Mats Gustafsson , Jonas Kullhammar and the Christer Bothén Acoustic Ensemble. In the field of jazz, he was involved in 23 recording sessions between 1996 and 2014. He also worked with folkmusicist and songwriter Nicolai Dunger ( roasting och herren , 2007)."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Berthling)
5/15/2024

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"He started playing drums at fourteen, when he took up his musical studies at the Crescendo School in São João do Estoril, near Lisbon. At nineteen, he made studies at the Hot Clube Portugal, where he stayed for a year and a half. In 2006 he entered the Academia de Amadores de Música where he studies to this day with Alexandre Frazão as his master. In 2007 he did a workshop with the drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.

Towards the end of 2007 and to date he has taken part in various concerts with multiple projects alongside artists and ensembles like: Nobuyasu Furuya Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio, Alípio C. Neto, Carlos Zíngaro, DJ Ride, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Riot Trio, Luís Lopes Duo, John Butcher, Jason Stein, Jon Irabagon, Ernesto Rodrigues Septet and the Nikolaus Gerszewski Ensemble."

-Gulbenkian Music (https://gulbenkian.pt/musica/en/biography/gabriel-ferrandini-2/)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Durability 23:38

2. Utility 17:32

3. Beauty 8:07

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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