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Abdul Moimême

Abdul Moimême is a Lisbon based musician and active member of the cities free improvisation scene. His main instrument is the electric guitar.

Moimême has also worked as a jazz writer, since 1999, writing in various Portuguese publications such as Flirt, All Jazz and Jazz.pt magazines, as well as the Público newspaper.

Moimême has performed in several projects such as: Hipnótica, IKB, Insub Meta Orchestra, Potlatch, Queixas, Suspensão, and Variable Geometry Orchestra and performed and/or recorded with musicians such as: Axel Dörner, Carlos Zingaro, Christian Weber, Christophe Berthet, Cyril Bondi, D’Incise, Ernesto Rodrigues, Floros Floridis, Gale Brand, George Haslam, Heddy Boubaker, Jon Raskin, Manuel Mota, Marco von Orelli, Marco Scarassatti, Patrick Brennan, Rodrigo Amado, Thanos Chrysakis and Wade Matthews.

He has performed in Austria, Brazil, France, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.


In 2014 he was nomination in the “6th Annual International Critics Poll”


John Eyles / All About Jazz / Multiple Reviews 03-2013 Insubordinations celebrates Swiss-Portuguese connections: “Moimême generates an impressively broad spectrum of sounds from his instruments and is adept at using the two guitars to produce contrasting sounds which complement one another well, repeatedly creating the impression that two separate guitarists are interacting and trading phrases…”

Florence Wetzel / All About Jazz / Multiple Reviews 03-2013 Insubordinations: Mapping the Forefront of Sound: “This music is immensely pliable to the imagination, which is part of the joy of listening. In the liner notes Moimême states: "I invite listeners to freely create their own associations as the present soundscapes unfold." And indeed, "Mécanismes Pi," which has an enigmatic percussive noise like distant marching, as well as a burgeoning drone, could be identified as the sounds inside Godzilla's ear as he rampages through Tokyo. And the squiggles of high-pitched noise in "Qu'ils appellent Saturne" could be the song of an alien creature living in a subterranean pod on Saturn. But whatever this music sets off in the imagination, it has a wild beauty and a freshness that's highly enjoyable throughout…”

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson




Transition Zone

Self Produced


The Sudden Bird of...

Creative Sources Recordings


In Igma

Clean Feed Records


A Silent Play in the...

Creative Sources Recordings



Creative Sources Recordings



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