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Nuno Trocado

Nuno Trocado is a composer and guitarist crossing various contemporary musical constellations. He is particularly interested in the combination between the spontaneity of improvisation and the rigor of algorithmic composition. His work also focus on the multiple meanings of noise, and frequently entails collaborations with other musicians and with artists of different disciplines. He holds a degree in jazz guitar and is active in several improviser groups, both as a leader and as a sideman. He also obtained a master's degree in composition and music theory from ESMAE (Porto, Portugal). In the context of a residence in the 2017 edition of the Guimarães Jazz festival, he created Cotovelo, a disciplinary crossing between music and theater, edited by the Carimbo Porta-Jazz label and awarded with a grant by the GDA Foundation

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Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin

Read "Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonist Ohad Talmor's new release, Long Forms, with his Newsreel sextet has just been released by Intakt Records and it's a must-listen; strong playing by some of the best musicians around, complicated but highly interesting tunes and arrangements, and a fully realized project. Another saxophonist, Rick Countryman, plies his trade in Manila in The Philippines now ...

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Sérgio Tavares/Nuno Trocado/Tom Ward: Vestiges

Read "Vestiges" reviewed by Mark Corroto

A new trio is born and its inaugural document, Vestiges, is a smorgasbord of free improvisation from noisy shred to minimal electronics. Made up of the Portuguese bassist Sérgio Tavares and guitarist Nuno Trocado and UK-resident saxophonist Tom Ward, the three deliver nine improvised pieces as they investigate differing approaches to instant composing. The musicians had ...

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Vestiges

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Label: Self Published
Released: 2019
Duration: 06:29

Vestiges

Label: Self Published
Released: 2019
Track listing: Escalation; Caught Among Mirrors; Stories Old and New; Wipe Out; Chant; Underground Passage; Remnants; Problematic Regrowth; Tinpot Despot.

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Pãodemónio Releases Debut Album

Pãodemónio Releases Debut Album

Pãodemónio's debut album introduces the band's powerful, groovy, technical, dynamic and fresh sound, developed since the foundation of this group in mid-2013 as a result of an intense work and experiment with various timbric and textural sonic possibilities, arrangement structures and musical ideas. Along this 45-minute journey, Pirraças Pueris takes the listener through different grooves, moods, ...


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