Portugese pianist Júlio Resende, a pupil of Zé Eduardo and trained through the US, in his 1st release of modern jazz with a great set of European sidemen.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 095
Squidco Product Code: 9108
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Alexandra Grimal-tenor saxophone
Ze Pedro Coelho-tenor saxophone
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1. Filhos da Revolucao
2. Deep Blue
3. Move It!
4. da Alma
5. Wise Up
6. Um Dia de Fˇrias
8. Ghost Dog
All compositions by Júlio Resende except "Wise Up" by Aimee Mann
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"One of the most significant forces in the new generation of jazz musicians in Portugal, pianist Júlio Resende was initially taught by one of the leading Portuguese jazz pedagogues, Zé Eduardo, and then followed by Rodrigo Gonçalves and Pedro Moreira. Resende had a classical background, but soon he found out he was not satisfied to play compositions he could not improvise over. He decided to study and work with the best masters from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, the Berklee College of Music, and the Bill Evans Academy, in between spending time at the Université de St. Denis in Paris. "Da Alma" ("From the Soul") is the first title he has recorded under his name and it is a promising debut. Rooted in the bop tradition, but with a creative, open, and modern approach, the music is bright, full of color, seductive, and sometimes exquisite. Resende has a strong flair for melody. Here we have two configurations of his quartet: João Custódio (double bass) a constant member, Alexandra Grimal and Zé Pedro Coelho alternating on the tenor saxophone (both on "Jinha"), and João Lobo and João Rijo taking shifts on the drum set. Like Resende, all of them are young and talented improvisers. The future of jazz in Portugal will come from here."-Clean Feed
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"Alexandra Grimal, born in Egypt in 1980, studied classical piano from five years old. Master's Degree in jazz saxophone under the guidance of John Ruocco at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands (2005), she also studied in the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris, and as an exchange student at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki in Finland. She currently lives between New York and Paris."-Alexandra Grimal Website (http://www.alexandragrimal.com/dropbox/cveng4.pdf)
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"From jazz to gnawa music, electro-acoustic trance to total improvisation, in solo or in a big band, collaborating on dance and theatre productions and making soundtracks for movies (including "John From" which got him a nomination for Best Original Music at the Fénix Awards 2016 in Mexico), João Lobo maintains a versatile career as a musician mainly playing the drums.
He is the co-founder of Oba Loba, Going, Tetterapadequ, Norman, Mulabanda, and a proud member of Giovanni Guidi Trio, Mâäk, MikMâäk and Ghalia Benali & Mâäk: MwSOUL.
He has recorded more than 40 albums, some self-produced and others for labels such as ECM, Clean Feed, CamJazz, De Werf, El Negocito, three:four records, Challenge, NEOS.
He has performed and/or recorded in many countries around the world with many musicians including Enrico Rava, Marshall Allen (US), Rosewell Rudd (US), Carlos Bica (PT), Nate Wooley (US), Maalem Hassan Zogari (MA), Thomas Morgan (US), Chris Corsano (US), and collaborates intensely with Norberto Lobo (PT), Giovanni Di Domenico (IT), Lynn Cassiers (BE), Manolo Cabras (IT), Giovanni Guidi (IT) and Laurent Blondiau (BE)."-Joao Lobo Website (https://joaolobomusic.com/bio-cv/)
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