The concert reinforced earlier upwellings of units of Rodrigo Amado. Two years ago I wrote about his Motion Trio with phenomenal fellow musicians, cellist Miguel Mira, drummer Gabriel Ferrandini and guesting trumpeter Peter Evans , regarding a concert at Vossa Jazz Festival in Norway: "it's a heavy calibre unit but the most thrilling qualities of its performance were actually wonderfully floating passages emerging from the heavy roars and salvos, the high energy cross-firing it started with. Just the contrast and the quality of transitions gave it its thrilling effect." About Rodrigo Amado I remarked: "He is a determined, energetic player, but won't overblow just for the sake of showing how heavy he is. He works from and to the structuring of the music no matter if it is quiet or fast and roaring loud. From that quality the aforementioned floating emerged, with the challenge not to rest on it but getting it through to a new thriving transition." That quality is clearly inspiriting the transatlantic quartet too. Hence it seems time now for recognition and more visibility on European stages.
I love jazz because it makes you reach inside and outside.
I was first exposed to jazz as a student of Pat Martino.
I met Michael Urbaniak at the Bottom Line in NYC.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino at the Village Vanguard.
The first jazz record I bought was STRINGS by Pat Martino
My advice to new listeners stay loose.