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Marcelo Dos Reis: Points

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Points unites four partners in crime, who may be familiar from excellent albums such as Chamber 4 (FMR, 2015) and For Sale (Clean Feed, 2015). But though there are many interconnections between the Portuguese threesome of guitarist Marcelo dos Reis, drummer Marco Franco and trumpeter Luis Vicente, and French cellist Valentin Ceccaldi, this is their first time on record in this particular combination. As on the above mentioned releases, they specialize in an all out improv which nonetheless touches on ...

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Frame Trio: Luminária

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With freely improvised music, you have to trust that the performers will take you somewhere you want to go and that the journey itself will be as worthwhile as the destination, if not more so. Those expectations are more than met by the Frame Trio on Luminária, the first album by the collective of trumpeter Luís Vicente, guitarist Marcelo dos Reis and bassist Nils Vermeulen. Both bastions of the Portuguese creative music scene, Vicente and dos Reis share a common ...

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Marcelo Dos Reis / Angelica V. Salvi: Concentric Rinds

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Guitarist Marcelo dos Reis has become a fixture on the Lisbon experimental music scene, where he also helms the newly created Cipsela imprint. His guitar contributed an attractive wild card element to Chamber 4's eponymous release (FMR, 2015) and he has worked with Elliott Sharp, Burton Greene and Evan Parker among others. Among his many outlets is the string trio Open Field, with whom he first encountered Spanish harpist Angelica V. Salvi. In fact it was Parker who suggested that ...


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