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New release: Carlos Martins – Sempre [Vinyl Edition] (NIS0007)

Originally recorded in 1999 to celebrate the Carnation Revolution that happened on the 25th of April 1974 in Portugal, the album SEMPRE is now being re-released as a special vinyl edition for the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the revolution and the 20th anniversary of the album.

Carlos Martins – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone and Arrangements
Bernardo Sassetti – Piano and Arrangements
João Paulo Esteves da Silva – Piano
Mário Delgado – Guitar
Carlos Barretto – Double Bass
Alexandre Frazão – Drums
Miguel Gonçalves – Trumpet
João Ferreira – Percussion

Recorded in March 1999
Reedition April 2019 (vinyl edition)
(Nischo Records, under license Edições Valentim de Carvalho, S.A.)

Mastered 2019 by Rui Dias, Estúdio Mistermaster
Photos 1999 by Luisa Ferreira/ Photos 2019 by Vitorino Coragem
Graphic Design by Sónia Teixeira Pinto

2019-05-07T17:31:07+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Announcement: The Rite Of Trio @ JAZZAHEAD

The latest addition to NISCHO’s artist roster THE RITE OF TRIO, will perform at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany, as part of the European Jazz Meeting and they announce it via their Instagram:

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: WE’RE ON JAZZAHEAD 2019!!
This year, in Bremen, we’ll be playing on this huge showcase for international artists where giants such as Leo Genovese, Gilad Hekselman, Julian Lage, Kevin Hays, Shai Maestro, Kaja Draksler or Avishai Cohen have performed.

As you can read on the official page “it is THE most important meeting place for the international jazz scene”. And we’re proud to be there alongside Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble to represent Portugal. ▲

2019-05-07T17:22:39+00:00 April 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

New release: Eduardo Cardinho – In Search Of Light (NIS0006)

New release: Eduardo Cardinho – In Search Of Light (NIS0006)

Eduardo Cardinho – Vibraphone and Compositions
Ben Van Gelder – Saxophone
João Barradas – Midi Accordeon
André Rosinha – Double Bass
Bruno Pedroso – Drums

Ana Ribeiro – Violin
Miguel Simões – Violin
Joana Nunes – Viola
Fernando Costa – Cello
Igor Silva – Live Electronics

Released on Nischo
Apoio Fundação GDA

CD available at Fnac Portugal and by mailorder (hello@nischo.com)!

2019-05-07T17:13:42+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , |

New release: André Fernandes’ Centauri “Draco” (NIS0005)

New release: André Fernandes’ Centauri “Draco” (NIS0005)

André Fernandes – Guitar
João Mortágua – Alto and Soprano Saxophone
José Pedro Coelho – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Francisco Brito – Doublebass
João Pereira – Drums

Artwork by Travassos
Recorded July 23, 24 2017 by Luis Candeias at Timbuktu Studios, Lisbon.
Mixed by Pete Rende
Mastered by André Fernandes
All compositions by André Fernandes except Finger, by Ty Segall

CD available at Fnac Portugal and by mailorder (hello@nischo.com)!
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/draco/1361068390
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1AcP08uJD9Vq7ydBvB5mqp

Nischo 2018

2018-04-05T13:24:57+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , , |

Best Albums of 2017 – Público

So proud! Our two very first releases made it to the selection Best Albums of 2017, by Nuno Catarino (Público)!

Congratulations to Pedro Melo Alves to be in the Top Ten with “Omniae Ensemble” and to João Barradas to have made it to the Top 3 with his debut “Directions”!

We wouldn’t be anything without our artists, so thank you all for the inspiration and for this wonderful first year!
We are looking forward to an incredible 2018!

2017-12-22T18:16:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Out now! Mário Franco – Rush (NIS0004)

Out now!
Mário Franco – Rush

Special Edition (CD+11 photographs) available at Fnac Portugal and by mailorder (hello@nischo.com)!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2j2Uz3o
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2CidoqQ
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2j2Uz3o
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2AO1n0a

Mário Franco – double bass, electric bass, samples
Sérgio Pelágio – electric guitar
Óscar Graça – piano, electronics
Luís Figueiredo – rhodes, hammond organ, philicorda, other keyboards
Alexandre Frazão – drums, percussion

Recorded at Vale de Lobos Estúdio, Portugal
Released on Nischo

Cover-Photo: Guta De Carvalho Photography
Artwork: Carlos Bártolo

2019-05-20T18:34:37+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , |

Upcoming release: Mário Franco – “Rush”

We are proud to announce our upcoming release “Rush” by bass player and composer Mário Franco with a fantastic lineup!
Released as a special edition with a unique selection of 11 photographies, handpicked by the artist himself – 1 for every song.
More info coming soon!

2017-12-07T13:13:50+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ album review: Pedro Melo Alves’ Omniae Ensemble

Read this ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ review on our release Pedro Melo Alves’ Omniae Ensemble!
Find the full article in Portuguese here or below a translated excerpt (originally published in Ípsilon/ Público by Nuno Catarino).

“(…) The three original compositions present a blend of classical music and improvisation without abandoning the jazz matrix. The tracks are long and reveal a rare complexity, a writing that combines multiple environments within the same track, alternating between very structured and carefully designed collective unisono parts, but also moments open to free improvisation.
The rich sound of the brass section feeds the grandiosity of the compositions’ structure. When it comes to the individual musicians, the electric guitar player Mané Fernandes stands out, exploiting the effects pedals during his solos. In general, the music is characterized by moments of tension, energy and high intensity, between unisonos, crescendos and decrescendos, a kind of a musical “rollercoaster”.
The record contains arrangements of two compositions by Bernardo Sassetti: Reflexos, Movimento Circular (of the record Motion) and Da Noite (of the masterpiece Ascent). The former maintains the original structure, that melodic essence, but adds other colors. Melo Alves is showing good use of the diverse resources that the septet has to offer to turn it into the base of his music. The latter remains as the closing track of the album – a minimal, slow and contemplative version of Da Noite, contrasting the rich (and energetic) harmonics that characterize the overall record. This choice accentuates the elegiac tone of the original composition, leading to a perfect farewell.
The originality and excellence of Pedro Melo Alves’ compositions along with the band’s interpretative quality turn this record into a remarkable milestone for Portuguese jazz, a reference for contemporary music with broad horizons, bold music, open-minded and adventurous.” – Nuno Catarino

 

2017-12-07T13:03:17+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

New release on NISCHO Records!

 

We are proudly announcing our next release “HOME – AN END AS A NEW BEGINNING”, the second album of the incredible João Barradas, accordionist and rising star of the Portuguese jazz scene.

After his celebrated debut „Directions“, this album unfolds with a musical approach somewhere between jazz, improvised music and rock where the passion for complex bars really shows.

Featuring exclusively the MIDI version of the accordion, this project became a home to new concepts in the rich musical universe of João Barradas – where an ending does not necessarily means to stop but instead creating the possibility for new beginnings.

The youth of the band leads to a very particular power in stage that becomes evident particularly during their live performances. Therefore this album will be realeased as a special edition including both the album and exclusive video footage, recorded live at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

 With:
João Barradas (MIDI Accordion)
Mané Fernandes (Guitar)
Eduardo Cardinho (Vibraphone)
Gonçalo Neto (Guitar)
Ricardo Marques (Bass)
Guilherme Melo (Drums)

Compositions by João Barradas
Produced by João Barradas
Recorded at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Mixed and Mastered by Pedro Vidal at Estúdios Vale de Lobos, Sintra, Portugal

2017-11-22T14:17:27+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , |