Known from the TGB trio and work with Bernardo Sassetti, Portuguese deep brass player Sergio Carolino turns from his typical tuba for a solo album on a new instrument of his own invention--the lusophone--a standing tuba based on the Jazzophon, a trumpet in the shape of a saxophone, here built from parts of frontal bell tubas and demonstrated in an impressive, extended improvisation.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF594
Squidco Product Code: 31667
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Centro Cultural e Congressos das Caldas da Rainha, in Portugal, in April 2021, by Joao Nunes.
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"Sérgio Carolino is a Portuguese tuba player, born October 26, 1973 in Alcobaça (Portugal), known for groups Estardalhaço Da Geringonça, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, TGB, and Tubab."-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/291784-S%C3%A9rgio-Carolino)
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"If you're a committed music lover you already know this: Portuguese musician Sergio Carolino is one of the most important tuba players in the world, in any of the several domains he covers, classical, contemporary, jazz, improvised or experimental. And if you're familiar with the Clean Feed catalogue you have already heard him with the band TGB.
Now he plays solo with an instrument of his own invention, the Lusophone "Lucifer", inspired on the Oren-o-Phone by British superlative musician, also tuba player, Oren Marshall. The instrument is made with old parts from some frontal bell tubas used in the 50's and 60's in the studios. The instrument was based on the Jazzophon, a trumpet in the shape of a saxophone with two bells made and used around 1927.
The objective of "Below 0" couldn't be more clear and ambitious: to "create soundscapes never before explored". And indeed this happens: you've never heard anything like this in your life. A kind of exploration that avoids looking at the ground ("you can't see anything"), preferring the vision of an entire sky ("at the risk of stumble, but also of profiting from an aurora borealis"). Risk is the key-word here, as in accepting the "imminence of error".-Clean Feed
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