New Release: Isabel Rato Quinteto “Luz” (NIS0016)

Today we release “Luz” (NIS0016) by Isabel Rato Quinteto. The third studio album by Isabel Rato is deeply inspired by the omnipresence of impermanence of our current times, but also by a real hope for the present as well as the future. As a pianist, composer, arranger and producer in the realms of Portuguese jazz, her music visits musical universes ranging from jazz to traditional Portuguese folk music with deep influences of classical music.
The album features special guest appearances by vocalists Cristina Branco and Sofia Vitória as well as the Portuguese string quartet Quarteto Arabesco.

Isabel Rato – piano, synthesizer, composition, arrangements;
João David Almeida – vocals;
João Capinha – saxophones;
João R. Custódio – double bass;
Alexandre Ferreira Alves – drums;
Featuring:
Cristina Branco – voc;
Sofia Vitória – voc;

String Quartet “Quarteto Arabesco”:
Denys Stetsenko – violin;
Raquel Cravino – violin;
Lucio Studer – viola;
Ana Raquel Pinheiro – cello;

Join us tonight at 19h for the record launch at Espelho d’Agua in Lisbon!

Photo: Filipa Oliveira

2022-05-01T15:29:10+00:00 May 1st, 2022|Categories: Live, News, Releases|Tags: , , , , |

New Release: Beatriz Nunes – Paula Sousa – André Rosinha “À Espera do Futuro” (NIS0015)

À Espera do Futuro is the first record by the recently formed trio consisting of Portuguese jazz musicians Beatriz Nunes (voc), Paula Sousa (piano) and André Rosinha (double bass). The album contains nine original compositions by the three artists, combining their shared affinity for jazz, classical music as well as traditional Portuguese folk music.

The album À Espera do Futuro was written and recorded during the 2020 lockdown and reflects the various observations of socio-political phenomena emerging from the pandemic. The music is a result of a confrontation with conflicting simultaneous experiences, ranging from catastrophic to hopeful.

The trio premiered live in February 2020 in Potsdam, Germany and recorded their album in December 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Beatriz Nunes – Voc
Paula Sousa – Piano
André Rosinha – Double Bass

Recorded in Lisbon on the 26th/27th December 2020.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Luís Candeias.
Album cover design by Leonor Castro.

2022-04-21T19:47:00+00:00 April 16th, 2021|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , , , |

New release: Alexandre Coelho Quartet “El Gótic” (NIS0014)

El Gòtic is the fourth album by Alexandre Coelho Quartet, led by Coimbra-based drummer and composer Alexandre Coelho.

It intends to celebrate the sensorial confluence in which a story, a place, a memory trigger sounds, melodies, songs in the imaginary. The synesthesia underlying this process is revealed not only upstream in the creative process but also downstream when the melody already triggers a story, a scenario, a chimera, a reverie or an illusion that in itself completes the process of creation.

Each song is a story, a journey made of places and people. In this sense, this album celebrates diversity and eclecticism. Without a doubt the flowering of a great harvest that is expected, year after year, to become a great Vintage.

Alexandre Coelho – Drums, Darbuka and Composition
Gonçalo Moreira – Piano
João Cação – Double Bass and Electric Bass
João Mortágua – Alto Saxophone and Ocarina

Composed and Produced by Alexandre Coelho
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Sérgio Valmont
Recorded at Grande Auditório do Conservatório de Música de Coimbra, Portugal,
on July 29th and 30th, 2019.
Graphic Art by Simplício Sousa and Mário Pereira

2022-04-21T19:32:09+00:00 April 15th, 2021|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |

New release: André Fernandes’ Centauri – Dianho (NIS0010)

André Fernandes’ project Centauri will present their latest album Dianho tonight at Hot Club de Portugal in Portugal.
First set at 22h, second set at midnight! Join us at Praça da Alegria 48, 1250-004 Lisboa

More info on the album here: André Fernandes’ Centauri – Dianho (NIS0010)

2020-02-15T20:00:50+00:00 February 15th, 2020|Categories: Live, News, Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Isabel Rato – Histórias do Céu e da Terra (NIS0008)

Pianista, compositora, arranjadora e produtora na área do Jazz Português.

A pianista lança em Maio de 2019 o seu segundo disco “Histórias do Céu e da Terra”, editado pela Nischo Records.
O conjunto de canções que estão presentes neste seu novo trabalho têm o seu foco principal na Língua Portuguesa e no Jazz.

Isabel Rato tornou-se num dos nomes femininos mais destacados da nova geração de compositores portugueses na área do Jazz.

2020-02-02T23:14:58+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |

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: , , , |

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: , |

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: , |