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Gonçalo Almeida

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Bassist and composer Gonçalo Almeida (Lisbon, 1978) lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he studied at the Rotterdams Conservatorium with Hein van Geyn, Stefan Lievestro, Marius Beets and Peter Leerdman. He has been making a mark as one of Netherlands’s most interesting new generation bass players. His projects involve the forerunners of the Dutch and Portuguese jazz scenes, bridging modern jazz, free jazz, jazzcore and free improvisation. He has shared the stage with improvisers such has Ab Baars, Balasz Pandi, Chris Speed, Carlos Zíngaro, Fred Lonberg-Holm , Jasper Stadhouders, Jorrit Dijkstra, Martin van Duynhoven, Rodrigo Amado, Tobias Klein, and Wilbert de Joode, among others

Album

Suicide Underground Orchid

Label: Multikulti Project
Released: 2021
Track listing: Kindhearted Part Wrestle; Wealth, To The Poison In The Wash; Goldfish Tooth Variable; In The We Some, No S Can Though; I A An Failures; The And Flesh His Resources.

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Article: Album Review

Ikizukuri + Susana Santos Silva: Suicide Underground Orchid

Read "Suicide Underground Orchid" reviewed by John Sharpe


For its second album, the power trio Ikizukuri, comprising German saxophonist Julius Gabriel, Portuguese electric bassist Gonçalo Almeida and drummer Gustavo Costa, joins forces with trumpeter Susana Santos Silva for a brash 40-minute thrash blending free jazz, noise, metal and electronics. While the band's name refers to a gruesome strand of Japanese cuisine which entails seafood ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Latest From Clean Feed Records

Read "The Latest From Clean Feed Records" reviewed by Mark Corroto


2021 marks the twentieth year of Lisbon's Clean Feed Records. Listeners went from thinking ”who knew there was jazz in Portugal?" to acknowledging the label as the flag bearer of jazz' vanguard. Besides releasing music by Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson, Steve Lehman, Julius Hemphill, Charles Gayle, Anthony Braxton, Elliott Sharp, Eric Revis, Harris Eisenstadt, and Kris ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger

Read "chuffDRONE, Treesearch & Mark Segger" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is a mixed bag of some newer releases and some recent ones definitely worthy of revisiting. The Austrian quintet chuffDrone takes an interesting approach to its highly polished improvisation, while the duo of bassist Rob Clutton and saxophonist Tony Malaby create an album of gems on Offering; it's the kind of personal connection that ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tower Jazz Composers Orch. & Daniel Bernardes

Read "Tower Jazz Composers Orch. & Daniel Bernardes" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Improvisation is the core of clarinetist Ben Goldberg's Good Day For Cloud Fishing, and not just the music. His fascination with poet Dean Young's work led to the creation of this album where the trio of Goldberg, Nels Cline and Ron Miles improvised upon a musical sketch that Goldberg wrote based upon one of Young's poems. ...


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