Real time dark but beautiful composition from the Portugese trio of Susana Santos Silva on trumpet & flugelhorn, Torbjorn Zetterberg on double bass, and Hampus Lindwall on organ, a beautiful mix of experimental playing set against rich tonal music.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 348CD
Squidco Product Code: 21201
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Eglise du Saint-Espirit in Paris, France on Feburary 20th, 21st and 23rd, 2014.
Susana Santos Silva-trumpet, flugelhorn
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1. Distance 9:15
2. First Initiative 2:21
3. Atonality 6:41
4. Stop Chords 4:55
5. Fiddling 4:03
6. Power Walk 2:59
7. One Note Each 5:23
8. Second Initiative 1:39
9. Arpeggios 3:38
10. Dialogue 3:39
11. One Note Song 5:20
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"If you heard Almost Tomorrow, the duo recording by Susana Santos Silva and Torbjorn Zetterberg previously released by Clean Feed, and found it "introspective" and "exploratory", take a breath. This goes much deeper into the hidden zones of our inner selves, showing that intimacy and open communication isn't something only possible between two individuals - sometimes it may take three or more people to achieve it.
Here, the addition of Hampus Lindwall brings the music more close to the center of the Earth and to the confines of our souls. Of course, the thick, low and multilayered register of Lindwall's organ contributes to that impression. With Zetterberg's double bass, it brings the music down, leaving to Silva's trumpet the task to go up, like a bird defying gravity. Not always: there's moments when the organ flies with her, reinforcing the precarious equilibrium of this music.
This trio set is less pacifically labeled as jazz - Hampus Lindwall is a widely recognized performer of classical contemporary and 20th century written music, and the titular organist of the Saint-Esprit Church, in Paris. But, like his Portuguese and Swedish partners here, he also improvises, and does it masterly. That means the resulting music isn't only beautiful, but also emotionally rewarding. At the same time it defies your intellect, a rare thing when dealing with such a spiritual type of situation. Not to be missed."-Clean Feed
• Show Bio for Susana Santos Silva
"Susana Santos Silva is a trumpeter, improviser and composer from Porto, Portugal.
She holds a Master Diploma in Jazz Performance '2010 from Codarts, Rotterdam, where she worked with Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk and Wim Both.
She holds a Graduate Diploma in Jazz/Trumpet '2008 and in Trumpet '2004 from College of Music and Performing Arts in Porto, attending the last year of the course at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe in the class of Prof. Reinhold Friedrich, where she also had baroque trumpet lessons with Prof. Edward Tarr.
She is a member and co-founder of the Porto based jazz musicians association Porta-Jazz and it's label, Carimbo. With Coreto, an ensemble of musicians from this association led by João Pedro Brandão, she recorded in 2012 the first album of the label, 'Aljamia'. Two more were released after that, 'Mergulho' and 'Sem Chão'.
In 2011 she releases her first album as a leader of her own Quintet, 'Devil´s Dress' on Tone of a Pitch Records. With this band she played 12 Points Jazz Festival, Dublin in 2011. In 2015 she releases her second album as a leader, 'Impermanence' on Carimbo Porta-Jazz. Life and Other Transient Storms, her new project with Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Falt, premiered last year at Tampere jazz Happening and their new album is now out on Clean Feed Records.
Her other main projects include LAMA, a Rotterdam based trio with portuguese bassist Gonçalo Almeida and canadian drummer Greg Smith, 'Oneiros' (2011), 'Lamaçal' (2013) feat. Chris Speed and 'The Elephant's Journey' feat. Joachim Badenhorst (2015), all released on Clean Feed Records, a duo with swedish bassist Torbjörn Zetterberg, 'Almost Tomorrow' Clean Feed 2013, a duo with the slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler 'This Love' Clean Feed 2015, a duo with drummer Jorge Queijo 'Songs from my Backyard' Wasser Bassin 2013, a collaboration with the belgian trio De Beren Gieren, 'The Detour Fish' Clean Feed 2014, a trio with Torbjörn Zetterberg and the swedish organist Hampus Lindwall 'If Nothing Else' Clean Feed 2015 and a quartet with Christine Wodrascka, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Håkon Berre, 'Rasengan!' (Barefoot Records 2016).
She is also part of João Guimarães Octet, 'Zero' Toap 2014, Torbjörn Zetterberg 'Och Den Stora Frågan' Moserobie 2014, 'Om Liv & Död' Moserobie 2015, and Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, with whom she played and recorded with musicians as Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Maria Schneider, among many others.
She was a member of the European Movement Jazz Orchestra, with whom she played in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Portugal and Egipt. The orchestra recorded 'EMJO Live at Coimbra', released in 2011 on Clean Feed Records."-Susana Santos Silva Website (https://susanasantossilva.com/bio/)
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• Show Bio for Torbjorn Zetterberg
"Torbjörn Zetterberg (born 10 May 1976) is a Swedish jazz musician (double bass) and composer, known from collaborations with Jonas Kullhammar.
Zetterberg attended Södra Latin och Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv but was first recognised as bassist when he studied at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm still very young. Here he studied bass under guidance of Jan Adefelt. Soon he joined drummer Fredrik Norén's band together with the saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar. Already at this point one could sense that he would become a prominent figure in the Swedish jazz scene. Now his name is firmly rooted in the vibrant progressive selection as the new jazz generation.
He went through a personal crisis and did not record as a bandleader for more than seven years. Zetterberg was uncomfortable with his career and in 2010 he decided to leave the urban life including his bass, and moved to a Buddhist temple. There he resided for a year and still spends half of his time there in 2016. This existential crisis led to the production of the album Och Den Stora Frågan ("And the Big Question" in Swedish) in 2014. Here he collaborated with well known musicians from his earlier career, like the Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Jon Fält, known from albums with pianist Bobo Stenson's trio. The album is "charged with joyful urgency, shiny optimism and confident flowing energy, despite the doubts and uncertainties that accompany any creative, artistic process", the reporter of All About Jazz stated in 2014."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torbj%C3%B6rn_Zetterberg)
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