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André Fernandes

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André Fernandes was born in Lisbon in 1976. He finished his studies at the HotCLub of Portugal Jazz School where he nowadays teaches Guitar, Analysis, and Ensemble. Also teaches at the Madeira Conservatory. In 1996 was awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music that he attended for two years, until he moved to New York City. During his time in the USA he studied with Hal Crook , John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Mick Goodrick, Kenny Werner, among others. He was awarded the Stephen Holland Award for Outstanding Musicianship. Amongst his collaborations are musicians like Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Cyro Baptista, Ohad Talmor, Bill McHenry, Jochen Rueckert, Perico Sambeat, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, AviShai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Pedro Moreira, Alexi Tuomarila, Bernardo Moreira, Jorge Reis, Carlos Barretto, Akiko Pavolka, Jarmo Savolainen, Furio diCastri, Phil Markowitz and João Paulo Esteves da Silva. He has played the major concert halls and Jazz Festivals in Portugal like Belem Cultural Center, Teatro S

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Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break

Read "Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Like Haitian-drums? Drummer Ches Smith does and he taps into the Voudo rhythm and spirit of Haiti on his new Path Of Seven Colors. Like Bob Dylan's music? The German quartet Absolutely Sweet Marie tackles nothing but; their third volume, Wherever You Roam, is just out and there are a some tunes from that featured. What ...

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Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Trumpet master and composer Wadada Leo Smith continues to produce astonishing original music. Zeroing in on the age of 80 seems to have no impact. There are two new releases from the Finnish Tum label to show Smith's creativity: Sacred Ceremonies with Bill Laswell and Milford Graves and the other a solo set. Some of Clean ...

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Almost Alone Vol 1

Label: Samo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Miss Sarcasm; Nightmare; Crooswijk; Awkwardly Placed; Coalition of the Mistaken; Looking Back; Seagulls in Maine; Seven Cats; Not Too Late, Not Too Soon; Monked; Northern Wind.

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Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra

Read "Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


It took me a while to get pianist Joshua White's album 13 Short Stories but it was worth the wait. White and his West Coast quartet are very, very good. The Australian Art Orchestra has become an institution in the Australian creative music scene. They're now directed by trumpeter and composer Peter Knight; their latest, Sometimes ...

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Festa do Jazz 2020

Read "Festa do Jazz 2020" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Centro Cultural Belem Festa do Jazz 2020 Lisbon September 12-13, 2020 Festa do Jazz, celebration of jazz, is the annual meeting of the Portuguese jazz community. It is normally held end of March/begin of April. For many years it took place in old glory theatre São Luis Municipal in the Baixa-Chiado ...

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Anti-Rubber Brain Factory & Sameer Gupta

Read "Anti-Rubber Brain Factory & Sameer Gupta" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features two extremely original albums from France, and they couldn't be more different. Guitarist Marc Ducret tackles Shakespeare on his Lady M. He's not the first to look to the Bard of Avon for inspiration (Duke Ellington and Cleo Laine come to mind immediately), but he may be the first one to frame one ...

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Art Ensemble of Chicago, William Tatge & Hans Ludemann

Read "Art Ensemble of Chicago, William Tatge & Hans Ludemann" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode evokes special memories of my first exposure to the Art Ensemble of Chicago many years ago. I was left in awe at the spectacle, let alone the originality and power of the music. We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, the new release from Pi Recordings brings that concert and much more ...

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João Barradas: Directions

Read "Directions" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Since childhood, Portuguese accordionist João Barradas has been winning awards on his instrument at national and international level. His undoubted talent on his chosen instrument--and its midi version--is on display throughout Directions, his first album as leader. So, too, is his talent as a composer--all but one of the tracks are his original compositions.

Album

Dream Keeper

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Chifre; Rabbit Hole; Snakes And Lizards; Anti Hero; Jack; Abarat; Dream Keeper


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