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Sao Paulo Underground (Featuring Rob Mazurek): Tres Cabecas Loucuras (Cuneiform)

The third album by Sao Paulo Underground mixing jazz and electronics by the group of Mauricio Takara (percussion), Rob Mazurek (cornet & electronics), Guilherme Grando (keys), and Richard Ribeiro (drums).
 

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UPC: 045775032528

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 325
Squidco Product Code: 15834

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Fernando Sanches at Estudio el Rocha, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2010.


Personnel:

Maurico Takara-cavaquinho, drums, percussion, electronics, voice

Rob Mazurek-cornet, electronics, voice

Guilherme Granado-keyboards, loops, samplers, percussion, voice

Richard Ribeiro-drums, voice

Kiko Dinucci-guitar, voice

Jason Adasiewicz-vibraphone

John Herndon-drums

Matthew Lux-bass guitar

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track listing:


1. Jagoda's Dream 4:18

2. Pigeon 2:46

3. Carambola 4:55

4. Colibri 6:01

5. Just Lovin' 5:15

6. Lado Leste 3:45

7. Six Six Eight 6:13

8. Rio Negro 4:58
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Improvised Music
Jazz
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Octet Recordings

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"Tres Cabeças Loucuras is the third album by Sao Paulo Underground. It's a very catchy, jazz + electronics album filled with sunny melodies, beats, noise, sounds and songs. The group formed around Rob Mazurek (cornet and electronics), a key player in the Chicago post rock/modern jazz scene, who has played with everyone from his own Exploding Star Orchestra and Chicago Underground projects to performing and/or recording with Tortoise, Jim O'Rourke, Pharoah Sanders, and many more and whose work reflects a keen interest in modern, interesting music, both from the jazz and rock traditions. He spent several years living in the Brazil and developing a music that reflected those experiences. While in Brazil he met the co-founder of the group, Mauricio Takara (drums, percussion, cavaquinho (the 'miniature guitar' of Brazil), electronics). Performing and recording their first album as a duo, the gravity of the ensemble pulled in two other musicians: Guilherme Granado (keyboards, electronics, samplers) and Richard Ribeiro (drums).

Each of the musicians is an example of the new vanguard in music; Rob in contemporary jazz and forward-looking rock and the 3 Brazilian musicians in updating and modernizing Brazilian musical forms. São Paulo Underground embodies a fascinating musical mixture of Sun Ra-esque cosmic noise and rhythms and phrasing from samba, maracatu, rock and free jazz traditions. The album has a huge, modern, laptop-laden, psychedelic sound which launches Brazil's "Tropicalia' into a new, heavily electronic millennia. One of it's charms is that it is very clear and direct and accessible, but it's also utterly filled with sound! This is the rare, ground-breaking effort that can be absorbed and enjoyed effortlessly; it's just a corker!"-Cuneiform



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Artist Biographies:

"Rob Mazurek is an American electro-acoustic composer, cornetist, improviser and visual artist living in Chicago, Illinois. As a composer, Rob Mazurek has written over 300 original compositions over the past 30 years, and has released 55 recordings on various labels. He currently leads a number of ensembles, including Exploding Star Orchestra, Pharoah and the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders), Chicago Underground, Pulsar Quartet, São Paulo Underground, Skull Sessions, Sound Is Quintet, Starlicker, Mandarin Movie and Throne of the House of Good and Evil, each of which possesses its own distinct musical personality.

He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, such as Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Naná Vasconcelos, Mamelo Sound System, Kassin and Marcelo Camelo and others. Additionally, Rob Mazurek works as a visual artist (incorporating sound, painting and video) with numerous international performances, exhibitions and artist residencies."

-Rob Mazurek Website (http://robmazurek.com/)
6/13/2017

"Guilherme Granado, a Sao Paulo native, has played and recorded with Takara in Hurtm old (4 albums and a split disc with The Eternals on Submarine Records) as well as working with the Assembleia Ritmica de Pinheiros . Additionally, Granado performs, produces, and records under the name Bodes & Elefantes, which has released 3 albums on Subma rine Records & Catune. He has toured with Prefuse 73 and Marcelo Camelo, and collaborated with a global array of artists including Pharoah Sanders, Naná Vasconcelos, Bill Dixon, Roscoe Mitchell, High Priest (Antipop Consortium), Mamelo Sound System, Explod ing Star Orchestra, Paulo Santos (Uakti), Mike Ladd, and many others. Granado has appeared on recordings released by Universal, YB Music, Submarine. Granado is in the vanguard of Brazil's Electronic Spiritualism Sound Makers, devoted to promoting music, b eats and ideas in Brazil."

-Cuneiform Records 6/13/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
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