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Joao Guimaraes

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Miguel Angelo Quartet: Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X

Read "Miguel Angelo Quarteto: A Vida de X" reviewed by Phil Barnes


Neither life nor jazz is simple or linear. On any given event there are multiple possible interpretations and perspectives--some will stand up to scrutiny others will not. At its most extreme there is the entitled trickster who shouts of their integrity even as they rob you in their consummate selfishness, but sometimes it is just that ...

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Nuno Costa: Detox

Read "Detox" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


C'è un velo di malinconico lirismo, di nostalgico abbandono, nella musica di Nuno Costa che ricorda il carattere profondo dell'animo portoghese. 35 anni, operante a Lisbona nella nuova e stimolante scena musicale cittadina, il chitarrista è tornato sulle rive del Tejo da un decennio, dopo essersi diplomato con lode al Berklee College of Music ...

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Nuno Costa: Detox

Read "Detox" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Portuguese guitarist Nuno Costa is heavily involved in music for film--his Berklee College of Music major was Film Scoring--so it's not surprising that his music often has a cinematic quality. This includes dramatic episodic compositional structures as well as programmatic song titles. Detox is his third album, following (...) -Reticências entre Parênteses (2009) and All Must ...

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Nuno Costa: Detox

Read "Detox" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Young Lisbon-based, Portuguese guitarist Nuno Costa, delivers his third album as leader with the airy and very modern-like Detox boasting seven intricate originals performed by an all-European crew in a sextet format. This is not your typical straight-ahead material having discernable melodies and rhythms of the bebop or other traditional jazz nature. Costa designs compositions that ...

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Fail Better!: Zero Sum

Read "Zero Sum" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The name of the Portuguese quintet Fail Better! is inspired by Samuel Beckett who advised: “ever tried, ever failed, no matter, try again, fail again, fail better." This saying, together with the one of Miles Davis who claimed that there are no mistakes in music, capture the very essence of the process of free improvisation. And, ...


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