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Faustino, Hernani: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit)

As described, twelve solo improvisations from Portuguese double bassist Hernani Faustino, known for Red Trio, Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet, innumerable Creative Sources ensembles, &c., here displaying his muscular yet lyrical approach to the big strings through plucking, bowing and instrument emanations, paced to value expression over exhibitionism; beautiful.
 

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Label: Phonogram Unit
Catalog ID: PU5CD
Squidco Product Code: 34178

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche Studios, in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 16th, 2020, by Joaquim Monte.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"After taking up the double bass, Hernani Faustino played and collaborated in a variety of contexts, such as rhythm sections or chamber music. He formed the RED trio and played all over Portugal, Europe and the USA. He won awards for the best debut records on All About Jazz, with the Nobuyasu Furuya Trio "Bendowa" and RED trio debut cd. All About Jazz also put RED trio + Nate Wooley concert in New York on the list of "best of the year".

His collaboration with other musicians such as Rodrigo Amado, Sei Miguel, Ernesto Rodrigues and others made him a regular on the Lisbon improvised scene. He also started playing some solo concerts, music for Theater and founded the cooperative label Phonogram Unit with other musicians from Lisbon.

Autodidactic, Faustino introspectively and expressionistically encompasses a non-specific global sensibility. It's surprising that the Portuguese bassist didn't record a solo until now! "Twelve Bass Tunes" provides a direct window into his world. For those interested, but unfamiliar with more outside music, there's plenty of structure to hang on there. An open mind and an appreciation for the instrument are all that's needed."-Phonogram Unit


Artist Biographies

"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/)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sequencia 3:20

2. Madrigal 4:03

3. O Oficio 2:47

4. Triptico Da Virgem De Lamego 3:41

5. Um Modo Justo 3:01

6. Serra Das Meadas 3:28

7. Luar 2:09

8. Pertenca Do Gato Grande 3:17

9. Azulao 4:04

10. EIA EIA 2:35

11. Co' Os Olhos 3:10

12. Com Venus 3:43

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Jazz
Stringed Instruments
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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