All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Jose Dias

Results for "Jose Dias"

Advanced search options


Jose Dias

Based in Manchester, UK, and part of the emerging new generation in Portuguese contemporary improvised music, Dias has performed and recorded with numerous artists. As composer, he has scored music for theatre, contemporary dance and animation film. His music is strongly inspired by the visual arts and literature. His projects deviate from the traditional language of jazz, and explore the dialogue between various contemporary sound universes, where experimentation is assumed as a central element. José Dias's discography as leader include “Jose Dias Quartet - 360” (Sintoma Records, 2013) “Magenta” (Sintoma Records, 2013), “What Could Have Been: The Seven Deadly Sins”(9Sintoma Records, 2016), “After Silence, Vol 1” (Clean Feed, 2019), and “Jose Dias & Awareness - Live at SMUP” (Escanifobetico Records, 2019)

After Silence, Vol. 1

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Now He's the Hunter Now He's the One Being Hunted; She Had a Light of Her Own; The Flickering Image Will Not Go Away; The Dark Place Within; Your Toes, Your Feet, Your Legs; Whilst Deciding Whether He Should Kiss Her or Not; Scattering Her Torn Pictures on the Floor; The Men in Dark Suits Are Coming; The Light Could Almost Blind Him.

Live at SMUP

Label: Escanifobetico Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: John Willoughby's Dilemma; The Notorious Death of Gustav; The Second Wind of Angela Vicario; The Innocent Gaze of Humbert; Hector Walks Through the Gate; Hergè’s First Girlfriend; Transformation.


Jose Dias & Awareness: Live at SMUP

Read "Live at SMUP" reviewed by Don Phipps

On Live at SMUP, guitarist and composer Jose Dias and his Awareness Quartet have produced a stunning musical landscape centered on Dias' interpretation of literary characters, books and writers. Recorded in 2017 at SMUP, a music venue located in Parede, Portugal, Dias, Francisco Andrade on tenor sax, Goncalo Prazeres on alto and baritone sax and Rui ...


Jose Dias: After Silence, Vol. 1

Read "After Silence, Vol. 1" reviewed by Don Phipps

To take a single instrument--in this case, the guitar--and compose an album's worth of material that will both entertain and fascinate, is a tall order. But Jose Dias has done just that. Dias' album After Silence, Vol. 1 sports a cover showing a deep-sea diver emerging from a body of water, surrounded by sea gulls and ...

What Could Have Been

Label: Sintoma Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: #1: The Seven Deadly Sins pt1 #2: Kubrick on Sputnik #3: What Could Have Been #4: The Seven Deadly Sins pt2 #5: Troubled Times #6: And The Sun Never Came #7: Figurine #8: The Seven Deadly Sins pt3 #9: The Newborn #10: Frantic


Label: Sintoma Records
Released: 2013


Label: Sintoma Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Ate Amanha Pai 06:08 2. Dance, Dance, Dance 04:06 3. Depois do Mal 08:54 4. Panico 07:59 5. Acordar 05:40 6. Tumulto 03:52 7. 360 04:32 8. Ainda 04:11 9. Engano 07:25


Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter the Whaling City Sound album giveaway. Just click a button to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Have a favorite record label or labels? Let us know.

Favorite Record Labels Poll

From legendary labels like Blue Note and Verve to independent imprints, vote for your favorites.

More Polls

Publisher's Desk

All About Rudy! Binge-Worthy Content—Early August Edition. Learn more.


All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.