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Sousa, Pedro Alves  (w/ Simoes / Silva / Abras / Ferrandini): Ma Estrela (Shhpuma)

Saxophonist & electroacoustic improviser Pedro Sousa (Pao, Lisbon Freedom Unit, Sousa / Berthling / Ferrandini) was commissioned by Lisbon's Jazz in the Park to create this hybrid work of jazz, electronica and dub, performed with collaborators, drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (PeterGabriel, Red Trio), Simão Simões (electronics), Bruno Silva (electronics), and Miguel Abras (bass).
 

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Pedro Sousa-tenor saxophone, electronics

Simao Simoes-electronics

Bruno Silva-electronics

Miguel Abras-Electric bass

Gabriel Ferrandini-Drums & electronics


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UPC: 5609063800715

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH071
Squidco Product Code: 31670

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Galeria Ze dos Bois, in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 15th, 2021, by Michael Kelly.

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"Before firming himself as one of the most abrasive free jazz/free music saxophone players in Portugal, Pedro Sousa was involved with the most cutting-edge exploratory electronic music, using samplers and electric guitar in the trio OTO. Those two sides are unexpectedly combined in this newa

"Before firming himself as one of the most abrasive free jazz/free music saxophone players in Portugal, Pedro Sousa was involved with the most cutting-edge exploratory electronic music, using samplers and electric guitar in the trio OTO. Those two sides are unexpectedly combined in this new "Ma Estrela", his very personal vision of the dub recording/processing strategies, extended to psychedelic dimensions and fed with a tribal feeling, very dark and oniric, part DJ Screw, part Pole, part Porter Ricks, part Steve Lehman (specially, the spectral jazz octet of the New York saxophonist).

For this mind-puzzling achievement he amplified the sax via guitar and bass amplifiers and an effects pedalboard, and - at the exception of drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (Red Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio), his most frequent companion in music - asked for the company of musicians coming out of the jazz field: electronicists Bruno Silva and Simao Simoes introduce the post-soul and footwork resources and bassist Miguel Abras the punk/industrial attitude.

The final result is a kind of ambient jazz with reggae methodologies and dancing polirhythms you can not dance to, heavy, slow, depressed (what to expect from these times of pandemic science fiction turned reality?), and cathartic. Even inside the shadows you can find hope."-Shhpuma

"Ma Estrela", his very personal vision of the dub recording/processing strategies, extended to psychedelic dimensions and fed with a tribal feeling, very dark and oniric, part DJ Screw, part Pole, part Porter Ricks, part Steve Lehman (specially, the spectral jazz octet of the New York saxophonist). For this mind-puzzling achievement he amplified the sax via guitar and bass amplifiers and an effects pedalboard, and - at the exception of drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (Red Trio, Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio), his most frequent companion in music - asked for the company of musicians coming out of the jazz field: electronicists Bruno Silva and Simao Simoes introduce the post-soul and footwork resourcesand bassist Miguel Abras the punk/industrial attitude. The final result is a kind of ambient jazz with reggae methodologies and dancing polirhythms you can not dance to, heavy, slow, depressed (what to expect from these times of pandemic science fiction turned reality?), and cathartic. Even inside the shadows you can find hope."-Shhpuma


Artist Biographies

Pedro Sousa is a Portuguese improviser, jazz saxophonist and guitarist, known for the groups Pedro Sousa, Johan Berthling & Gabriel Ferrandini; Canzana; EITR; Falaise (2); ikb; OTO; Po; Rajada.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/560912-Pedro-Sousa)
2/16/2024

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Simao Simões is a Portuguese electronic artist and illustrator.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/6876523-Sim%C3%A3o-Sim%C3%B5es)
2/16/2024

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Bruno Silva, also known as Ondness, Serpente, is a guitarist known for the groups Canzana, lopness, Olive Troops SOS, Osso, Sabre, and Somália.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1008798-Bruno-Silva-3)
2/16/2024

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"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 (https://gulbenkian.pt/musica/en/biography/gabriel-ferrandini-2/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Coroacao 10:44

2. Prata Arqueiro 5:43

3. Horizonte Inteiro 14:40

4. Ma Estrela 6:03

5. Esmalte 5:34

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