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Hugo Carvalhais

Hugo Carvalhais was born in Oporto/ Portugal and took a degree in Painting at the Fine Arts School there. Despite being self-taught, Carvalhais studied and participated in seminars with musicians including Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, Hein Van de Geyn, Mario Pavone, Carlos Bica and Miroslav Vitous. Considered as one of the most talented and “sui generis” Portuguese double-bass players of his generation, Hugo has worked with musicians such as Julian Arguelles, Tim Berne, Emile Parisien, Dominique Pifarély, Liudas Mockunas, Sheila Jordan, Jefferey Davis, Art Themen, among others. 2010 sees the launch of his first record as a leader featuring saxophone player Tim Berne

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Article: Album Review

Mazam: Pilgrimage

Read "Pilgrimage" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The format of Pilgrimage by the Portuguese quartet Mazam gives listeners the option of skipping any track they do not enjoy. The ensemble gives us fifteen shortish pieces (only three longer than five minutes) to sample, digest, and savor. This is the quartet's second release following Land (Carimbo Porta-Jazz, 2020). The musicians come together with experience ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Miles Okazaki, Fred Moten, Billy Mohler & We Free Strings

Read "Miles Okazaki, Fred Moten, Billy Mohler & We Free Strings" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New releases sampled come from guitarist Miles Okazaki & Trickster with the final piece of a trilogy, the unique ensemble We Free Strings, a powerful big band from Austria led by Barbara Bruckmüller, pianist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Billy Mohler's quartet, Swiss saxophonist Fabian Willmann, and poetry and free jazz from the trio of Fred Moten, Brandon ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, Dennis González, Clean Feed Records & Zoh Amba

Read "Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, Dennis González, Clean Feed Records & Zoh Amba" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


I missed the original release by Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake of their From The River To The Ocean in 2007, but I'm catching up to this brilliant piece of work. The recording has been made available again on bandcamp.com. It's one of the features of this episode, as is O Life, O Light Vol. 1 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Zoh Amba, Vincent Peirani, Kinan Azmeh, Tony Malaby & More New Releases

Read "Zoh Amba, Vincent Peirani, Kinan Azmeh, Tony Malaby & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The beautiful debut album of an emerging artist like Zoh Amba, previously unreleased tracks from the legendary Village Vanguard concerts by Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, the edgy new project by Vincent Peirani and the guitar saxophone interactions of Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens, Dave Gisler & David Murray, and Tony Malaby & Ben ...

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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 ...

Album

Trama no Navio

Label: Carimbo Porta-jazz
Released: 2020
Track listing: Trama no Navio

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Article: Live Review

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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Article: Live Review

European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB); Livraria Ler Devagar European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018 Lisbon, Portugal September 13-15, 2018 European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases This year's annual European Jazz Conference, a convention organized by the European Jazz Network, took place at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in the Portuguese capital ...

Album

Grand Valis

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Exegesis; Logos; Oblong Emissions; Anamnesis; Involution; Decoding Maya; Amigdala Waves; Holographic Maya; Digitalis; Zebra.


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