The trio LAMA comes from the dynamic and inventive Portuguese jazz scene, formed by bassist and composer Goncqalo Almeida & trumpeter/electronics artist Susana Santos Silva, with Candian drummer Greg Smith.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 240
Squidco Product Code: 15408
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in Forma Music Solutions studio, Rotterdam by Paul Fitzpatrick.
Susana Santos Silva-trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics
Goncalo Almeida-doublebass, effects, loops
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1. Alguidar 9:16
2. Oneiros 3:42
3. Overture For Penguins 8:24
4. Dr. No 4:58
5. Melodia Minúscula 6:48
6. My Fucking Thesis 2:50
7. The Chimpanzee Who Told Man How To Cry 7:51
8. Tarantino 3:43
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"The particularly dynamic and inventive Portuguese jazz scene has a new front with the trio LAMA. Curiously enough, the project was born in Roterdam, where the double bassist and composer Gonçalo Almeida and the trumpeter Susana Santos Silva were at the time (2008) studying in the jazz department of the local conservatory. There, they met the Canadian drummer Greg Smith, who used to work in the nearby dance school.
Acting in the frontier line between the "mainstream" and the so called avant-garde, Oneiros proposes a particular jazz vision for the 21st century, with an interesting use of electronics. The double bass is assisted by a pedal box, and Almeida likes to loop his rhythmic lines once in a while. The trumpet is sometimes digitally processed in real time, giving us different results than the ones presented by Santos Silva with her own quintet or the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.
Both are distinctive figures of the Portuguese jazz circuits: Gonçalo Almeida as a member of the Luso-Italian quartet Tetterapadequ (still living in Holland, he plays also with Atos, Spinifex Quintet, and the Michal Osowsky Collective) and Susana Santos Silva integrating the above mentioned big band, which performed and recorded with people like Lee Konitz, Carla Bley, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek and Joshua Redman, among others. In his turn, Smith is a groove master, active in the International bands such as Colonel Red Live (England), Sandra St Victor's Sinner Child (US/NL) and Kori Withers (US). Smith has also recorded and performed with NYC saxophonist David Binney.
The main focus of the music here is in improvisation, and you'll be surprised with how fantastic it sounds."-Clean Feed Records
• Show Bio for Goncalo Almeida
"Gonçalo Almeida born in 1978 Lisbon, Portugal. Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he followed studies at Rotterdams Conservatorium, having studied with Heyn van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman, finishing his master degree in 2008.
Plays in a variety of projects that go from modern jazz, freejazz, jazzcore and free improvisation music, having shared the stage with improvisers such has Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Wilbert de Joode, Martin van Duynhoven, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, Jasper Stadhouders among others.
Also has been working in collaboration with multi media such as video artists, modern dancers, poets, and theater makers.
In the main projects that he is involved as double bass player, he has a deep input as a composer."-Goncalo Almeida Website (http://gonzobass.wixsite.com/gonzoalmeida/biography)
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