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Bernardo SassettiTrio: Motion

Read "Motion" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Quite often, when hearing compositions by pianist Bernardo Sassetti, it's easy to mistake him for an American. His folksy charm has that Aaron Copland-meets-Bill Frisell kind of Americana. But no, this huge talent is Portugal's own son.

He is back again in a trio setting with bassist Carlos Barretto and drummer Alexandre Frazão. The three recorded Sassetti's critically acclaimed Nocturno (Clean Feed, 2001) and Ascent (Clean Feed, 2005). But Sassetti can also be heard in accordionist Wil Holshouser's ...

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Bernardo Sassetti: Ascent

Read "Ascent" reviewed by Mark Corroto


I am often a music fanatic before I'm a reviewer. Note to self: read the liner notes of the CDs to which you listen. With apologies to those who always begin with the notes, I tore open the latest by Lisbon-born pianist Bernardo Sassetti, popped it in the player, and gave it a listen or three.

My brain kept registering the music as a soundtrack to some movie. I neglected to verify that Sassetti did in fact combine ...


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