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CF144
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Scapegrace
Dennis Gonzßlez / JoŃo Paulo
Personnel:
Dennis Gonzßlez (t), JoŃo Paulo (p),

This music is the result of an encounter between two great musicians living in two very distant parts of the world: Texan trumpeter/cornetist Dennis Gonz´┐Żlez and Portuguese pianist Jo´┐Żo Paulo Esteves da Silva had never met before this recording session (and then just a couple of concerts in Portugal to prepare for it). They weren't even much aware of each others' musical projects ´┐Ż only the jazz format and the practice of improvisation could enable such a meeting to take place, and the resulting CD is a wonder of musicality, togetherness and joy. The fact that their respective activities developed away from the principal centers where the music ´┐Żhappens´┐Ż is sufficient explanation for the reasons that they're not widely recognized as the masters they really are, but that circumstance also explains the individualistic voices they present to us. Gonz´┐Żlez has played with legends such as Famoudou Don Moye, Charles Brackeen, Reggie Workman, John Purcell, Oliver Lake, and Malachi Favors, and that says much about his profile. A virtuoso on the piano, Esteves da Silva is an undeniable figure in his country, with standing requests coming from artists from genres other than jazz. In duo, Gonz´┐Żlez and Jo´┐Żo Paulo play a delicate, beautiful music full of spirituality, nuance and drive, with roots in the post-bop tradition but free flowing and universal in dimension. Something very, very special...


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