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: , , |

Double Release: Old Mountain “Parallels” (NIS0012) and “This Is Not Our Music” (NIS0013)

We are thrilled to be announcing not one, but two records by the fantastic Old Mountain, a project led by musicians and composers Pedro Branco (guitar) and João Sousa (drums).

Check out how the duo has managed to create two stunningly mind-blowing albums in one year, each with very distinct sound characteristics and different guest musicians.

“Parallels” (NIS0012), recorded with Gonçalo Marques (trumpet).
More info: Old Mountain – Parallels

“This Is Not Our Music” (NIS0013), recorded with Nicolò Ricci (tenor sax), Mauro Cottone (doublebass) and George Dumitriu (viola).
More info: Old Mountain – This Is Not Our Music

 

2020-02-25T15:24:54+00:00 February 19th, 2020|Categories: News|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: , , |