Jazz Composers Forum

by Various Artists

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released January 1, 2014

"Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos commissioned pieces by eight modern composers of big band music—four each from either side of the Atlantic—for their latest album and swing only rarely entered into the equation. Although something at least a little like it lurks in the best of these numbers."
All About Jazz, 2014

Matosinhos is used to being the gateway to the Atlantic, facilitating contacts and exchanges between Europe and America. Based on this example, Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos planned a series of eight concerts focusing on eight important contemporary creators of orchestral jazz, comparing the musical identities of four Americans and four Europeans. But it went further and commissioned from them new works that were premiered at Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery in Matosinhos, in the series Jazz Composers Forum in April and July 2013. Now, these eight pieces are joined together in this CD featuring exciting musical proposals of an elite group of creators.

Musical Director: Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo
Woodwinds: José Luis Rego, João Guimarães, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Gileno Santana, Javier Pereiro, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Santos Silva, Ricardo Formoso
Trombones: Daniel Dias, Álvaro Pinto, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias
Guitar: Andre Fernandes
Piano and Fender Rhodes: Carlos Azevedo, Pedro Guedes
Double bass Demian Cabaud
Percussion: Marcos Cavaleiro

Recorded by Mário Barreiros at Casa da Música (Sala 2) on 27th to 29th of December, 2013
Assisted by Inês Lamares
Mixed and Mastered by Mário Barreiros
Produced by Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo
Executive Production: TOAP
Design: Studio Dobra

Released by OJM/TOAP

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Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos Portugal

OJM, is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to promote creation, research, education and public awareness in the area of Jazz. Founded in 1999 with the support of the Matosinhos City Council, today OJM plays the role of a National Jazz Orchestra. Combining international ambition with local community responsibility, OJM considers itself a pioneer in a largely unexplored territory. ... more

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