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No Nation Trio (Nuno / Faustino / Valinho): Habitation (Phonogram Unit)

Presenting concentrative and contemplative free improvisation from the Portuguese trio of Jorge Nuno on acoustic guitar, Hernâni Faustino on double bass and João Valinho on drums & percussion, recording in the studio for a 4-part and cohevise set of improvisation through muscular plucking, rich bowing, abstracted string progressions and mysterious drums & percussion; fascinating.
 

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Jorge Nuno-acoustic guitar

Hernani Faustino-double bass

Joao Valinho-drums, percussion


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Label: Phonogram Unit
Catalog ID: PU2CD
Squidco Product Code: 34175

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche Studios, in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 6th, 2020, by Joaquim Monte.

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"[...] Habitation by the No Nation Trio presents Jorge Nuno, a guitarist one might have thought could live by his pedal board alone, playing acoustic guitar in a trio with Hernâni Faustino and Anthropic drummer João Valinho. The trio is quietist, almost pietistic, as if the wood of guitar, bass and drum rims might bear direct connection with the woodland on the cover; subdued rhythms are everywhere in this music, lapping at one another and overlapping, Nuno can stick to a simple rhythmic insistence or wander delicately afield, almost quixotically; a bowed bass sounds like a rooting woodland animal, while the percussion might be played at times by precipitation. "Untitled 3" is sustained by bowed bass and bowed cymbals, its gradually increasing volume a suggestion that the listener might be getting closer to the heart of the music. There's everywhere a naturalness here, a kind of beatific absence of intent, a new music that gives the impression of having been here all along, simply calling on a more detailed listening to tunings, light abrasions and abstracted fingerboard dreamings, sustained chordings that are mild insistence rather than rhythm guitar. It's the kind of effortless gift of music that makes you want to say "thank you" to a CD."-Stuart Broomer, The Free Jazz Collective


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Artist Biographies

"Jorge Nuno (Guitar): Born in Lisbon (Portugal)in 1971, musician in publishing activity since 1996, having belonged to projects like Riddle (edited 2 LPs), participating in two soundtracks Portuguese films (Nightmare Pink, Pulsacão Zero), Lisamona (1 Lp and Ep) with Rodrigo Leão, and Stereo Alligator (1 Lp). Currently developing the Signs of the Silhouette project,has played with musicians such as Mauricio Takara, Hernani Faustino, Tiago Sousa, Helena Espvall, João Paulo Entrezede, Marcio Gibson, Rodrigo Gobbet, Frank Rosaly etc...

2016 2 new LP `S one with Signs of the Silhouette and an album with the Brasilian drummer Marcio Gibson both on Bambalam Records(France Label)."

-The Firehouse Space (http://thefirehousespace.org/event/jorge-nuno-solo-guitar/)
4/22/2024

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"After establishing his name during the Eighties as an electric bass guitarist in alternative rock bands, like the now legendary K4 Quadrado Azul, Hernani Faustino turned to avant-jazz and free improvised music and chose the double bass as his self-taught instrument. Two decades later of multiple interactions with Portuguese and international musicians, he's now considered one of the most intense and solid bassists in the Portuguese scene. The association he maintains with drummer Gabriel Ferrandini (RED trio, Nobuyasu Furuya Trio & Quintet, Rodrigo Amado Wire Quartet) has been pointed as a dynamic and powerful rhythm section. His visceral playing is well showed by the contortions of his face during a performance: he goes to the limits of pleasure and pain.

Music is his life: besides being a musician, he was one of the members of the label Clean Feed, considered one of the five more important on the planet in what regards jazz, and the Trem Azul Jazz Store, located in Lisbon. He also composed for theatre, produced radio programs, and wrote about music in a couple of magazines. A good part of his activity in photography is also music oriented: Faustino is one of the most accomplished stage photographers around. This says all about his passion and commitment.

Hernani Faustino's numerous meetings and collaborations with other improvisors is astonishing: John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Nate Wooley, Carlos "Zíngaro", Agustí Fernández, Sei Miguel, Rafael Toral, Jason Stein, Nuno Rebelo, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Sousa, Rodrigo Amado, Albert Cirera, Manuel Mota, Luís Lopes, Jon Irabagon, Taylor Ho Bynum, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, Harris Eisenstadt, Neil Davidson, Heddy Boubaker, Gerard Lebik, Elliott Levin, Katsura Yamauchi, Mats Gustafsson, Chris Corsano, Nikolaus Gerszewski, Rob Mazurek, Reinhold Friedl, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Helena Espvall, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Virginia Genta, Elliott Levin, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, Floros Floridis, Matt Bauder, Dennis González, Vítor Rua, and many more, covering a wide range from free bop to extreme experimentation, going through electroacoustic improv, reductionism and noise."

-Hernani Faustino Website, Rui Eduardo Paes (http://www.hernanifaustino.com/bio/)
4/22/2024

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"João Valinho is a percussionist and Visual Artist based in Lisbon, Portugal."

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/joaovalinho)
4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Untitled I 3:54

2. Untitled II 6:49

3. Untitled III 12:31

4. Untitled IV 9:35

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Jazz
Trio Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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