Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

87

M: Filactera

Jerry D'Souza By

Sign in to view read count
Inspiration can come from strange sources. Some find it in the mundane, others in the unusual. All that matters is that the results are positive. For Mário Delgado, comic books were the source of his muse. Did they work? Judging from this album, where one enjoyable track leads to another, they sure did!

Delgado takes his music down different paths. The streams flow most beautifully, but beauty does not lie only in quiet permutations or in melodic well being; it comes in the throb of bebop, in the fire of free and furious exchanges, and in the luminiscence of a ballad. “Blues Dos Freak Brothers” is a blend of several elements that fuse seamlessly. The melody sings and dances with a twist of rock’n’roll, a hint of rhythm‘n’blues and some New Orleans jive, a good shaking of a free booting conversation between Nymark and Olejniczak before it all settles down for some blues from Delgado. Change and surprise have been well served. More blues come in on “A Tensão U=RI”, the acoustic guitar, clean and precise in a loping conversation with the smeary, slurry trombone. Short, tasteful and downright dirty!

Delgado uses fat notes on the opening track, voice tracking the theme. The tenor casts an abrasive edge and as the métier gets sinewy, the trombone comes in to growl and jab and somersault. The pulse is well contained, hardy and deep down in the groove. The mood is quite different on “Corto Maltese”; the haunting melody sustained by the richly textured orchestration of the ensemble passages.


Track Listing: I

Personnel: M

Title: Filactera | Year Released: 2003


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Formidable CD/LP/Track Review Formidable
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: November 24, 2017
Read Cochonnerie CD/LP/Track Review Cochonnerie
by John Sharpe
Published: November 24, 2017
Read Smoke CD/LP/Track Review Smoke
by Joe Gatto
Published: November 24, 2017
Read Threes CD/LP/Track Review Threes
by Glenn Astarita
Published: November 24, 2017
Read Acknowledgement CD/LP/Track Review Acknowledgement
by Don Phipps
Published: November 23, 2017
Read Lessons And Fairytales CD/LP/Track Review Lessons And Fairytales
by Jerome Wilson
Published: November 23, 2017
Read "Free Sessions Vol. 1: Planets Of Kei" CD/LP/Track Review Free Sessions Vol. 1: Planets Of Kei
by Mark Sullivan
Published: October 27, 2017
Read "Beauty And the Beast" CD/LP/Track Review Beauty And the Beast
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: March 15, 2017
Read "Satori" CD/LP/Track Review Satori
by Roger Farbey
Published: March 7, 2017
Read "First Set" CD/LP/Track Review First Set
by Jerome Wilson
Published: February 6, 2017
Read "Ephimeral" CD/LP/Track Review Ephimeral
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 28, 2017
Read "Small Town" CD/LP/Track Review Small Town
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: August 4, 2017

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Please support out sponsor