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Susana Santos Silva: Devil's Dress

Read "Devil's Dress" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

The Portuguese big band Orquestra Jazz De Matisinhos (OJM) has played engagements and recorded albums with big names like Lee Konitz and Kurt Rosenwinkel. One of its trumpeters, Susana Santos Silva, has gathered four other members of the ensemble for her debut album, Devil's Dress. As with the OJM, Silva's music acts as a testing ground ...

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Susana Santos Silva Quintet: Devil's Dress

Read "Devil's Dress" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Devil wears many guises, as does the music on Devil's Dress. Trumpeter Susana Santos Silva spans a variety of styles and, while some songs contain a dark presence and power that perfectly suits Beelzebub's reputation, other songs have a brighter outlook that looks upward toward the skies, not downward toward Hades.

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Susana Santos Silva Quintet: Devil's Dress

Read "Devil's Dress" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Matosinhos, a northern suburb of Oporto, Portugal, is renowned for its high quality fish and seafood--and, increasingly nowadays, its jazz. It is home to the 20-piece Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, best known internationally for its collaborations with veteran US saxophonist Lee Konitz and, most recently, with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel on Our Secret World (Wommusic, 2010)..

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Susana Santos Silva Quintet: Devil's Dress

Read "Devil's Dress" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Jazz is an American art form, brewed up in a musical gumbo in New Orleans in the early twentieth century. The music drew on an African tradition, but a European influence seeped in. The Big Easy was a cosmopolitan city, even in its beginnings. European jazz, borrowed from America but originating in and played by European ...