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Luís Vicente: Maré

Read "Maré" reviewed by Mark Corroto


We have no idea whether Portuguese trumpeter Luís Vicente is Catholic. Nor if he knew before performing at the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova that he would be in harmony with the building's monastic religious order, the Poor Clares. His music performed at the Anozero-Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, however, is as stark and austere as the Franciscan, Clare of Assisi's vocation. This three-part solo trumpet performance from 2017 utilizes the architecture of the monastery as a sounding ...

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Luis Vicente - Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side Of Darkness

Read "A Brighter Side Of Darkness" reviewed by John Sharpe


The drone plays an important role in musics around the world, from south Indian classical to the pibroch piping of Scotland and the didgeridoo of Australia, to name just a few examples. Such minimalist leanings where small modulations in clusters of pure tone become the main feature also appear especially suited to experimental trumpeters such as Greg Kelley, Peter Evans and Nate Wooley. On the evidence of A Brighter Side Of Darkness, they are also very much a part of ...

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Album Review

Chamber 4: City Of Light

Read "City Of Light" reviewed by John Sharpe


City of Light is the follow up to the excellent eponymous debut by Chamber 4 (FMR, 2015) and presents an unchanged line up. It's also a close relative of For Sale (Clean Feed, 2015), which features three of the same players. Given those connections it shouldn't be a surprise that this live recording from a concert in Paris, the titular metropolis, possesses similar merits. Prime among them is the selflessness of the group aesthetic. Although all four members convince as ...

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Chamber 4: Chamber 4

Read "Chamber 4" reviewed by John Sharpe


Recorded live four days before the studio session which produced For Sale (Clean Feed, 2015), with three of the same participants, it's not surprising that Chamber 4 shares many of the same positives too. A similar blend of nationalities holds sway. French brothers Valentin and Théo Ceccaldi reaffirm their mastery of cello and violin respectively. Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente hereby records another promising entry in his discography, following Clocks & Clouds (FMR, 2014) and Zero Sum (JACC Records, 2014). Replacing ...


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