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The Luso-Canadian trio Lama (Susana Santos Silva-trumpet; Goncalo Almeida-bass; Greg Smith-drums/electronics) join forces with NY reedist Chris Speed to perform these superb electro-chamber works recorded during the Portalegre Jazz Fest.

Lama + Chris Speed

Lama + Chris Speed: Lamacal (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"The exquisite, chamber-like, electro-acoustic jazz played by the Luso-Canadian trio Lama caught attentions with its debut release ("Oneiros") last year. Now, double bassist and bandleader Gonçalo Almeida, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Greg Smith are back for more lyrical, but abstract, music with a very special guest: New York tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed.

The combination couldn't be more natural: Speed is a master architect of the quiet zone of sound organization, as shown by projects like the exotic Claudia Quintet. His introspective, Warne Marsh-like approach matches very well with Santos Silva's sometimes melancholic trumpet and flugelhorn. "Lamaçal" isn't mainstream or avant-garde, but something else. Namely, and more than ever (in a kind of "beginning of a new millennium" syndrome), it puts into practice the perception that creating music, today, is a simultaneous compromise with the future and the past, demanding new equations between an exploratory focus and the use of an accessible language.

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002751

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 275
Squidco Product Code: 17677

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at 10 edition of Portalegre Jazz Fest by Joao P. Miranda.


Chris Speed-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Susana Santos Silva-trumpet, flugelhorn

Goncalo Almeida-double bass, effects, loops

Greg Smith-drums, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. Overture for a Wandering Fish 6:53

2. Lamacal 8:16

3. Moby Dick 9:35

4. Cachalote 8:43

5. Pair of Dice 6:25

6. Anemona 6:10

7. Manta 8:03

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