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Cesar Cardoso: Interchange

Read "Interchange" reviewed by Don Phipps

On his album Interchange, Portuguese tenor saxophonist César Cardoso offers up a lively set of original compositions to make the head nod and the heart soar. Cardoso hails from Portugal and his music is vaguely reminiscent of Weather Report--but instead of Joe Zawinul's playful keyboard there is Bruno Santos on guitar, propelling the music forward with ...

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Cesar Cardoso: Interchange

Read "Interchange" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Every now and then, musicians whose names and reputations are relatively unknown may be appraised in some measure by the company they keep. On his third recording as leader, Portuguese-born tenor saxophonist Cesar Cardoso, a new name in this neighborhood, is in splendid company indeed, adding to his working quartet the talents of multi-Grammy Award nominee ...

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Mano a Mano: Mano a Mano

Read "Mano a Mano: Mano a Mano" reviewed by Phil Barnes

It's all there in the cover photo--shot in black and white André and Bruno Santos gaze impassively back at the listener clutching their magnificent semi acoustic electric guitars (surely the classic jazz guitar look?), the modernity of their relaxed personal style contrasting with the sixties brutalist concrete geometric pattern behind them. Look closer and you notice ...

Andre Carvalho: Memoria De Amiba

Read "Andre Carvalho: Memoria De Amiba" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Subtlety and gentility are not qualities that our modern world tends to value significantly, but in jazz they can add greatly to the listening experience. Think perhaps of say a Bill Evans and Jim Hall collaboration or maybe Arve Henriksen's recent Places of Worship, music that beguiles and insinuates its way into your sub-conscious until it ...

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Andre Carvahlo: Memoria De Amiba

Read "Memoria De Amiba" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Early inspiration comes to jazz musicians in a number of ways. Many can remember the first time they heard Miles Davis or Charlie Parker, others recall their first encounter with Ella Fitzgerald. Bassist André Carvalho has vivid memories of the amoeba--vivid and important enough to name his second album in honor of the unicellular creature, Memória ...