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Album Review

Carolino/Delgado/Frazao: TubaGuitarra&Bateria

Read "TubaGuitarra&Bateria" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Western improvised music has long prized the possibilities that arise out of conjoining potentially dissimilar elements. Strange-seeming instrumental unions have now almost become the norm. Oboe, harp and drums. Sopranino, mandolin and contrabass. Odds are if you can conjure up a particular assemblage of instruments in your mind's eye, precedence exists for improvisors putting it into practice. TGB is a felicitous case in point, the acronym representing the three principle constituents of their sound eponymous to the disc (guitarist Mário ...

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Carolino/Delgado/Fraz: Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria

Read "Tuba, Guitarra & Bateria" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The trio TubaGuitarra&Bateria (tuba, guitar & drums) is described as a “portable" band. But they are also a very potable band. I'm not imitating a Boston accent pronouncing “portable." They are, as defined, drinkable, and very satisfying.

This unusual lineup certainly reminds you of John Zorn's News For Lulu band, the short lived saxophone, guitar, trombone trio with Bill Frisell and George Lewis. But where News played strictly hard bop, TGB covers Ellington, Monk, and even Led Zepplin.


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