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: 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: , , |