Alto saxophonist Tim Berne joined the trio of bassist & composer Hugo Carvalhais, pianist Gabriel Pinto, & drummer Mario Costa for this debut of their informed and dynamic modern jazz project.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 201
Squidco Product Code: 13425
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded June 10th-13th, 2009 by Joao Ferraz at Quinta da Musica and August 7th, 2009 by Joaquim Monte at Namouche Studio.
Hugo Carvalhais-double bass, electronics
Gabriel Pinto-piano, synthesizer
Tim Berne-alto saxophone (except on 4,7,9, and 10)
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1. Intro 2:54
2. Nebulosa Part I 5:00
3. Nebulosa Part II 5:49
4. Impala 5:15
5. Nebulosa Part III 4:17
6. Nebulosa Part IV 4:27
7. Cobalto 6:00
8. North 6:35
9. Nebulosa Part V 5:52
10. Redemption 3:22
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"Hugo Carvalhais, Gabriel Pinto, and Mario Costa are representatives of a remarkable new generation of Portuguese jazz musicians. Rather than the nice, but modest, debut recording you might expect, "Nebulosa" delivers beautiful, wonderfully played, inspiring music. Just hearing these up-and-comers was enough to convince American alto saxophonist Tim Berne to join the project.
Although many young jazz musicians rely on the standards they learn in jazz conservatories or, at best, imitate their heroes, Carvalhais presents his own personal vision, revealing a surprising maturity both as a contrabassist and a composer. Pinto is an inventive pianist and his synthesizer solos can sound horn-like, belying the prejudice that electronic instruments are cold and can't be made to swing. Costa grooves as if his life depended on it.
These three guys clearly have a promising future. Berne absorbed the youthful enthusiasm of his partners and the result is a unstoppable force. This is one of the most remarkable recordings from Portugal's growing, and dynamic, jazz scene."-Clean Feed