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Sonic Youth guitarist and free improviser Thurston Moore in a trio with Red Trio/Rodrigo Amado drummer Gabriel Ferrandini and saxophonist/electronicist Pedro Sousa in a first meeting live at ZBD, 2012, released on Clean Feed's offshoot label Shhpuma.

Moore, Thurston / Pedro Sousa / Gabriel Ferrandini
Live at ZDB [VINYL]

Moore, Thurston / Pedro Sousa / Gabriel Ferrandini: Live at ZDB [VINYL] (Shhpuma)

Label: Shhpuma    
Released in: Portugal    

"It was an inevitability: free rock and free jazz would cross ways someday, just because the "free" factor is universal and unifying and, after all, rock and jazz are branches of the same tree, blues. Now, several examples can be found everywhere, but this one in particular is very special: two youngsters known in Portugal (and already abroad) for their "in-your-face" approach to both free rock and free jazz join forces with an icon, and a pioneer, of freedom in music. Saxophonist Pedro Sousa and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini, respectively members of the projects Pão and Eitr, and of Red Trio and Motion Trio, meet no-one less than Thurston Moore, founder of the legendary Sonic Youth and presently mentor of Chelsea Light Moving, when he's not involved in some improvised, experimental act.

This LP was recorded live in Lisbon and has all the fire of a concert situation and of a first encounter. Just before the performance, Thurston, Pedro and Gabriel decided to play soft, focusing on the details. Well, they start the recording like that, indeed, but the temptation was stronger than themselves: soon the music gets tenser, denser, heavy and punchy. Sousa goes through some really weird overblowing phrasings, like Mats Gustafsson with a headache, Ferrandini seems to have four arms and four legs, seeming a Paal Nilssen-Love / Roger Turner percussive orgy, and Moore dives in a maddening distortion/feedback world of pure electricity. When it all stops, the audience jumps and screams, as if they're survivors of a firing-squad."-Shhpuma

"He started playing drums at fourteen, when he took up his musical studies at the Crescendo School in São João do Estoril, near Lisbon. At nineteen, he made studies at the Hot Clube Portugal, where he stayed for a year and a half. In 2006 he entered the Academia de Amadores de Música where he studies to this day with Alexandre Frazão as his master. In 2007 he did a workshop with the drummer Paal Nilssen-Love.

Towards the end of 2007 and to date he has taken part in various concerts with multiple projects alongside artists and ensembles like: Nobuyasu Furuya Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio, Alípio C. Neto, Carlos Zíngaro, DJ Ride, Variable Geometry Orchestra, Riot Trio, Luís Lopes Duo, John Butcher, Jason Stein, Jon Irabagon, Ernesto Rodrigues Septet and the Nikolaus Gerszewski Ensemble."

-Gulbenkian Music (

Limited edition 300 copies.

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Product Information:

Limited edition 300 copies.

UPC: 5609063800104

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH10LP
Squidco Product Code: 19095

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock sleeve
Recorded live at ZDB in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 4th, 2012 by Christian Nunes.


Thurston Moore-electric guitar

Gabriel Ferrandini-drums, percussion

Pedro Sousa-tenor saxophone, baritone, saxophone, electronics

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