A collection of "stories untold" with varying line-ups, from a duo with Fala Mariam to a sextet with Mariam, Nuno Torres, Rodrigo Amado, Jose Bruno Parrinha & Paulo Curado, including the participation of other musicians like Carlos Santos, Hernani Faustino, Luis Desirat & Moz Carrapa.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 374CD
Squidco Product Code: 22128
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Track 1 recorded at ZDB, during Creative Fest #8 on November 8th, 2014, by Cristiani Nunes.
Track 2 recorded at Namouche Studios on november 19th, 2014 by Joaquim Monte.
Track 3 and 4 recorded at Namouche studios on April 13th, 2015 by Joaquim Monte.
Moz Carrapa-acoustic guitar (on track 2)
Carlos Santos-computer (on track 3, 4)
Nuno Torres-alto saxophone (on track 5)
Rodrigo Amado-tenor saxophone (on track 5)
Bruno Parrinha-alto clarinet (on track 5)
Paulo Curado-flute (on track 5)
Pedro Lourenço-electric bass (on track 5)
Hernâni Faustino-electric bass (on track 3, 4, 5)
Luìs Desirat-drums (on track 3, 4)
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1. Asterion 9:20
2. Abrigo Dos Passaros 17:33
3. Os Ceus 9:25
4. Oito Lancamentos para Pedro Caveira 9:03
5. Sentinela 16:57
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"A new record by the "best kept secret of Portuguese creative music", as one British critic once wrote about trumpeter extraordinaire Sei Miguel. Specifically, a collection of "stories untold" with different line-ups, from a duo with Fala Mariam to a sextet with Mariam, Nuno Torres, Rodrigo Amado, José Bruno Parrinha and Paulo Curado, including the participation of other musicians like Carlos Santos, Hernâni Faustino, Luís Desirat and Moz Carrapa.
This is how jazz sounds when inspired by John Cage and Alvin Lucier, each piece creating its own world, either reminiscent of Greek and Balkan chants, based on a Raksin-Mercer song, "Laura", dedicated to the guitarist of the free rock band Caveira or having the same notion of space Miguel finds in both Gil Evans and Keith Rowe. A veteran of the Portuguese scene, active since the Eighties, revered by some and misunderstood by others, Sei Miguel refuses to be considered an "institution" by always renewing his concepts and his playing, facing each project simultaneously as the first and the last one, letting himself to be surprised and at the same time dealing with it as a definitive statement.
The consequence: a shining diamond, for you to take and cherish..."-Clean Feed Records
• Show Bio for Nuno Torres
"Studied alto saxophone within a jazz tradition spectrum. His continuous solo experimental research explores a wide scope of sound material through the use of the extended technics. Participates in several ensembles of improvisational music, electro acoustics and reductionism. Collaborates with musicians such as, Ernesto Rodrigues, Ricardo Jacinto, Sei Miguel, Fala Mariam, João Castro Pinto, Rafael Toral, Manuel Mota, David Stackenäs, Travassos, Paulo Raposo, Carlos Santos, Shiori Usui, C. Spencer Yeh, Cyril Bondi and d'incise, and developed projects as CACTO and PinkDraft, In the recent years has been also collaborating in several different projects at the intersection of the performative areas of dance, theatre and the visual arts (PARQUE, Les Voisins, Eye Height, Adriana Sá, Beatriz Cantinho). Participates and curates experimental and community radio initiatives."-Creative Sources (http://creativesourcesrec.com/artists/n_torres.html)
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• Show Bio for Rodrigo Amado
"Portuguese saxophonist (alto, C melody, baritone, and tenor) Rodrigo Amado specializes in free-form, composition-in-the-moment jazz, and his various projects and trios have given him an international following. Born in Lisbon in 1964, Amado began studying the sax at the age of 17, briefly at the Hot Club Music School of Lisbon and with mentors Carlos Martins, Pedro Madaleno, and Jorge Reis, among other leading Portuguese jazz artists. With diverse musical interests, he explored how improvisation is handled in other genres, although his work with his various ensembles like the Lisbon Improvisation Players and the Motion Trio (with Miguel Mira and Gabriel Ferrandini) falls clearly under the umbrella of 21st century jazz, and he has been an in-demand studio player on numerous recorded projects. He started his own label, Clean Feed, in 2001, with brothers Pedro and Carlos Costa, before leaving the imprint in 2005 to start a second label, European Echoes. Also an accomplished professional photographer, Amado continues to be a bright light on the Portuguese and international improvisational jazz scene."-All Music, Steve Leggett (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rodrigo-amado-mn0000249324/biography)
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