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RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary

Read "Suite 10 Years Anniversary" reviewed by John Sharpe


Since its inception in 2008 the RED Trio has been one of Portugal's foremost improvising ensembles. Pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro, bassist Hernani Faustino and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini stand upon the shoulders of the egalitarian trio legacy of pianists Bill Evans, Paul Bley and Howard Riley; no-one leads, no-one follows, but, paradoxically, all three move as one. To celebrate a decade's existence, a noteworthy milestone for a free jazz combo, the principals convened with former and current collaborators, in Lisbon, in early ...

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Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias

Read "Volúpias" reviewed by John Sharpe


Portuguese drummer Gabriel Ferrandini seeks out a different path on Volúpias. He puts aside the bustling asymmetric momentum, familiar from his tenure in the celebrated Red Trio and with saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio, to explore compositional realms. In 2016 he started his new approach with an artistic residency in the prestigious ZDB venue, where he was joined by bassist Hernâni Faustino (from the Red Trio) and tenor saxophonist Pedro Sousa (his partner in the punning PeterGabriel duo). The result ...

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Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias

Read "Volúpias" reviewed by Don Phipps


Portuguese American drummer Gabriel Ferrandini's album Volúpias offers fascinating, impressionistic sound-portraits of the streets and avenues of Lisbon. Yet, unlike what one might expect from an ode to the urban experience, Ferrandini's portraits are often sedate and abstract, more a stroll than a view from a passing vehicle window. These impressions are given form by his two bandmates, bassist Hernâni Faustino and tenor sax wizard Pedro Sousa. Sousa certainly lays it out on “Rua da Barroca," the longest ...

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Jon Irabagon/ Hernani Faustino/ Gabriel Ferrandini: Absolut Zero

Read "Absolut Zero" reviewed by John Sharpe


If you are as extraordinarily talented as saxophonist Jon Irabagon, probably best known from his tenure in the gloriously irreverent Mostly Other People Do The Killing, then you might occasionally need to set yourself challenges. He's done it before, on Foxy (Hot Cup, 2010), where he undertakes a relentless examination of a theme from every conceivable angle over 78 uninterrupted minutes. In this instance the gauntlet he has thrown down for himself seems to be to construct something meaningful via ...


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