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Nuno Costa

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Born in 1980, the portuguese guitarist Nuno Costa started playing at the age of 15. In 1998, began his classical music studies at Academia de Amadores de Música. An year later, went to the Hot Clube de Portugal jazz school and in 2002 received an achievement scholarship. He then moved to Boston with a new scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and in 2005 graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Film Scoring. His first album “(...) - Reticências entre parênteses” was released in 2009 for the portuguese indie label Tone of Pitch. The record had a good reception by the critics, with positive reviews and was featured both in the national and international press. In 2012 released his second album “All Must Go” for the same label

Album

Detox

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Hum...?; Voando Sobre Um Ninho De Vespas (One Flew Over The Wasp’s Nest); Sr. Puto (Mr Kido); A Vespa Contra – Ataca (Intro); A Vespa Contra – Ataca (The Wasp Strikes Back); Desespero Do Embalo (A Lullaby In Despair); Vespa: O Ataque Final (Wasp: The Final Attack).

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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 Chris Mosey


Many things inspired Portuguese guitarist Nuno Costa making this, his third album: the Bible, Matthew 20:16, “So the last will be first, and the first will be last"; the life of a wasp; his pet dog, Mr Kido; and-- last but by no means least--his newly-born daughter Leonor. His songs start well, struggle to find meaningful ...

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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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Nuno Costa: Detox

Read "Detox" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Guitarist and Berklee College of Music alumnus Nuno Costa has produced his third album, which was recorded in January 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal, where he and his band are based. It makes for some intriguing listening too. Electronic guitar whine cedes to ethereal harmonics, constituting the opening bars of “Hum...?," and from here on ...

Album

All Must Go

Label: Tone Of A Pitch Records
Released: 2012


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