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Miguel Angelo: I Think I'm Going To Eat Dessert

Read "I Think I'm Going To Eat Dessert" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Miguel Angelo is a Portuguese bassist whose main occupation is keeping the beat going for other musicians in various groups. If playing in bands is his “bread and butter" job, then it follows that a solo bass recording would be his “dessert."

For most of this effort, Angelo plucks and bows with a deep, resonant ...

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Miguel Angelo: I Think I’m Going To Eat Dessert

Read "I Think I’m Going To Eat Dessert" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In addition to his numerous sideman appearances, Portuguese bassist Miguel Ângelo has released a couple quartet albums under his own name: Branco (2013) and A Vida de X (2016), both of which possess a strong tuneful vitality. Although the format is very different, Ângelo's decision to release a solo-bass recording this time around does make sense, ...

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Miguel Angelo: I Think I’m Going To Eat Dessert

Read "I Think I’m Going To Eat Dessert" reviewed by Mark Corroto

We can all agree that music is perceived and enjoyed through the sensory faculty known as hearing. Certainly, but a musical performance is enhanced when an additional sense is summoned, like the visual when attending a production. In the case of this solo performance by bassist Miguel Ângelo, that additional sense is touch. With I Think ...

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Phil Barnes' Best Releases of 2016

Read "Phil Barnes' Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Phil Barnes

It was tempting to view the events of 2016 in apocalyptic terms--even leaving politics to one side, the succession of beloved entertainers falling to the Grim Reaper was a salutary reminder of the limits of our own mortality. Some saw this as a sign of something ending, a watershed and not in a good way, but ...

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Miguel Angelo Quartet: Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X

Read "Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Neither life nor jazz is simple or linear. On any given event there are multiple possible interpretations and perspectives--some will stand up to scrutiny others will not. At its most extreme there is the entitled trickster who shouts of their integrity even as they rob you in their consummate selfishness, but sometimes it is just that ...

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Miguel Angelo: Branco

Read "Branco" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Portuguese bassist/composer Miguel Ângelo has been much in demand on the Porto jazz scene since graduating in Double Bass and Jazz from the School of Music and Performing Arts in 2008. His collaborations have been numerous and he has guested on five recordings since 2012. Branco, his debut as leader, showcases Ângelo's writing skills as much ...