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First meetings between Texan trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez met Portuguese pianist Joao Paulo, playing a delicate, beautiful music full of spirituality, nuance and drive.

Gonzalez, Dennis / Joao Paulo

Gonzalez, Dennis / Joao Paulo: Scapegrace (Clean Feed)
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Released in: Portugal    

"This music is the result of an encounter between two great musicians living in two very distant parts of the world: Texan trumpeter/cornetist Dennis Gonzalez and Portuguese pianist Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva had never met before this recording session (and then just a couple of concerts in Portugal to prepare for it). They weren't even much aware of each others' musical projects - only the jazz format and the practice of improvisation could enable such a meeting to take place, and the resulting CD is a wonder of musicality, togetherness and joy.

The fact that their respective activities developed away from the principal centers where the music "happens" is sufficient explanation for the reasons that they're not widely recognized as the masters they really are, but that circumstance also explains the individualistic voices they present to us. Gonzalez has played with legends such as Famoudou Don Moye, Charles Brackeen, Reggie Workman, John Purcell, Oliver Lake, and Malachi Favors, and that says much about his profile. A virtuoso on the piano, Esteves da Silva is an undeniable figure in his country, with standing requests coming from artists from genres other than jazz. In duo, Gonzalez and Joao Paulo play a delicate, beautiful music full of spirituality, nuance and drive, with roots in the post-bop tradition but free flowing and universal in dimension. Something very, very special..."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001440

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 144
Squidco Product Code: 11500

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded June 12, 2007 in Forum Cultural do Seixal, Portugal by Luis Delgado Mixed by Nelson Carvalho and Dennis Gonzalez from October through November 2008 at Valentim de Carvalho Studios, Portugal. Produced by Dennis Gonzalez.


Joao Paulo-piano

Dennis Gonzalez-Bb cornet and C trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. First Song 6:49

2. Anthem for the Moment 7:29

3. Tolleymore 5:32

4. Spacegrace 9:47

5. Duas Dancas Arcaicas 10:01

6. Hymn for Later 11:22

7. Seixal Township 6:41

8. Broken Bop 7:33

9. Ultima Cancao 7:08

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