Carlos Bica & AZUL - "Twist"
Besetzung: Carlos Bica (bass), Frank Möbus (electric guitar), Jim Black (drums, percussion), Ana Brandao (vocal -on # 3, 8)
1. Roses For You (4:01) 2. Perfume (7:20) 3. Ser Pessoa (1:13) 4. O Profeta (7:32) 5. Pastilha Elástica (3:30) 6. Será (3:32) 7. D.D. From B. (4:53) 8. Ay! Linda Amiga (6:23) 9. Paixao (7:31) 10. Twist (3:43) 11. Ay! Linda Amiga (1:30)
Compact Disc ENJ-9386 2 total time: 56'10; rec. June 1998
This is the follow-up to Carlos Bica's widely acclaimed best-selling album "Azul" that earned delighted reviews everywhere and was voted Jazz Album of the Year in Portugal. The band played big European festivals (e.g. Lissabon, Berlin, Nuremberg) and did several radio productions. Bridging Portuguese roots with creative freedom ŕ la Knitting Factory, Azul gives a new and airy definition of guitar trio aesthetics.
This is what the critics wrote:
"Azul has a great spectrum – not at least because the musicians represent very different musical cultures thanks to their origins. This results in an emotionally stamped searching for new sounds" (A Capital, Portugal). "Each member of the trio is exciting as a soloist, accompanist and musical painter. Fusion sounds are locked out. Nevertheless (or just because of that) the music sounds fresh, unused and – beautiful" (Zitty, Germany).
"The musicians dare to leave open spaces – one of the most obvious strenghts of the trio. Southern lightness, highly energetic density, humorous playfulness, dramatical heaviness – all that comes together for a stimulating palette of blue shades" (Jazzthetik, Germany).
"eine eigenwillige Mischung aus knalligem Gitarrenrock, melödiösem Fado und modernen Jazz. Hervorragend." (CD DES MONATES STEREO)
"Eine wunderbar abwechselungsreiche Musik voller Wärme, Herzlichkeit und Tiefgang." (STEREOPLAY)
"...dynamische Abgründe, radikale Hörkuren, ein lukulisches
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