/ SANDRO NORTON
The virtuosity of musicians merges into a single language, a unique chemistry that flows from the stage leaving audiences spellbound.
Audiences are taken on a trip of the composer’s experiences; accompanying him on his trek around the world where they experience the various musical currents he comes into contact with: from the classical period to modern jazz; passing through African, Celtic, Brazilian and - unmistakably - Portuguese cultures.
Recently, this album was performed in Portugal’s most prestigious national concert venues: Lisbon’s CCB; Porto’s Coliseu do Porto and Casa da Música; and Coimbra’s Convento de S. Francisco. The musicians invited to perform on these occasions included Gary Burton, the most recognised and awarded vibraphone player in the world and holder of seven Grammy Awards; Pedro Abrunhosa; and Maria João Grancha.
The accompanying band for these concerts was composed of essential names on the national music scene:
Mário Barreiros (drums), Carlos Barretto (bass), João Salcedo (piano) and Luís Trigo (harmonica, violin and accordion).
The concerts were well received by enthusiastic audiences - clearly eager to watch what is done best in Portugal in the area of jazz and world music - and enjoyed significant media coverage.