Dédié à un des auditeurs parmi les plus enthousiastes et les plus fidèles de la scène improvisée – jazz d’avant garde Lisboète récemment disparu et surnommé « Massas », ces quatre pièces enregistrées à la librairie Ler Devagar en 2015 documentent une rencontre entre les souffles du clarinettiste portugais João Pedro Viegas et du saxophoniste français Guy-Frank Pellerin et le tandem piano-contrebasse des sardes Silvia Corda et Adriano Orrù. La musique, librement improvisée, se situe dans ce no man’s land vers lequel ont dérivé le free d’après la New Thing et la musique contemporaine oublieuse de ses origines. Viegas sollicite les harmoniques de la clarinette basse et Pellerin des phrasés tordus au saxophone ténor. Les souffleurs font râler la colonne d’air, étirent les notes, éclatent les harmoniques, passent du grasseyant à l’acide.
joão pedro viegas is a self-taught saxophone and clarinet player. an author, lead singer and saxophonist of the groups ethnos, dr. estranho amor and just jazz friends. has studied jazz since 1983. plays alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet and clarinet.
silvia corda is a pianist, composer and piano teacher. she is mainly interested in jazz, contemporary music, improvised music as well as multimedia projects involving performing arts – contemporary dance, video, cinema, theatre.
adriano orrù is a composer and double bass player who was born in nuoro, italy in 1958 and now lives and works in cagliari. he devotes his time to jazz, radical improvisation, and chamber music. he also works as a music teacher.
guy-frank pellerin is a musician interested in improvised music, instant composition, free, structured or unstructured music without premeditation, or sometimes meditated. he is interested in creating sounds by himself, or with others.
for massas was recorded live on may 14th, 2015 at livraria ler devagar in lisboa. between the four musicians they played a bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones, a piano, an upright bass. this concert was dedicated to their friend and supporter paulo albano, massas, the most loyal listener of free music in lisbon.
joão pedro viegas is a self-taught saxophone and clarinet player, author, lead singer and saxophonist of the groups ethnos, dr. estranho amor and just jazz friends. he’s studied jazz since 1983. his instruments – alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet and clarinet.
paulo chagas is a portuguese-born, wilfully eclectic musician. interested in experimentalism, the research of new (or renewed) solutions and links between sounds. a dedicated composer, multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, electronics), teacher, writer and music promoter.
their first album for pan y rosas is a collection of duets in which the duo explores the limits of their extended technique, using their instruments as sound sources,with clarity, humor and focus. bass, soprano, sopranino clarinets. flute. oboe. improvised miniatures. suggestive imagery. haikai poems.
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