My music GPS keeps pointing to bassist Carlos Bica for riveting music. His new release I Am the Escaped One finds him heading in a different direction than the usual guitar trio. This time he's working with German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Sonny James- Illvibe Collective. The result is captivating. Bica is now living in Germany but he's originally from Portugal. Another fine bassist from that country but living in RotterdamGonçalo Almeidafigures prominently in two trio releases on the Clean Feed label: Cannicula Rosa One from The Selva and Opus Caementicum by Cement Shoes. From France, a track from a live trio set led by saxophonist Baba Andrew Lamb stirs up the improv pot.
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