LAMAÇAL

by LAMA + Chris Speed

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    The exquisite, chamber-like, electro-acoustic jazz played by the Luso-Canadian trio Lama caught attentions with its debut release (“Oneiros”) last year. Now, double bassist and bandleader Gonçalo Almeida, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Greg Smith are back for more lyrical, but abstract, music with a very special guest: New York tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed. The combination couldn’t be more natural: Speed is a master architect of the quiet zone of sound organization, as shown by projects like the exotic Claudia Quintet. His introspective, Warne Marsh-like approach matches very well with Santos Silva’s sometimes melancholic trumpet and flugelhorn. “Lamaçal” isn’t mainstream or avant-garde, but something else. Namely, and more than ever (in a kind of “beginning of a new millennium” syndrome), it puts into practice the perception that creating music, today, is a simultaneous compromise with the future and the past, demanding new equations between an exploratory focus and the use of an accessible language. Music can be deep and light: here’s an excellent example…

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The exquisite, chamber-like, electro-acoustic jazz played by the Luso-Canadian trio Lama caught attentions with its debut release (“Oneiros”) last year. Now, double bassist and bandleader Gonçalo Almeida, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Greg Smith are back for more lyrical, but abstract, music with a very special guest: New York tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed. The combination couldn’t be more natural: Speed is a master architect of the quiet zone of sound organization, as shown by projects like the exotic Claudia Quintet. His introspective, Warne Marsh-like approach matches very well with Santos Silva’s sometimes melancholic trumpet and flugelhorn. “Lamaçal” isn’t mainstream or avant-garde, but something else. Namely, and more than ever (in a kind of “beginning of a new millennium” syndrome), it puts into practice the perception that creating music, today, is a simultaneous compromise with the future and the past, demanding new equations between an exploratory focus and the use of an accessible language. Music can be deep and light: here’s an excellent example…

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released May 13, 2013

LAMAÇAL Clean Feed Records 2013
LAMA + Chris Speed

Chris Speed | Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Susana Santos Silva | Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gonçalo Almeida | doublebass, effects and loops
Greg Smith | drums and electronics

Recorded live at Portalegre Jazz Fest 2012

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Lama, its an exquisite, chamber-like, electro-acoustic jazz trio made by double bassist and bandleader Gonçalo Almeida, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Greg Smith.

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