Susana Santos Silva / Torbjörn Zetterberg
Susana Santos Silva (t), Torbjörn Zetterberg (b),
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Be warned. It doesn’t prepare you for what’s inside “Almost Tomorrow” knowing that Susana Santos Silva has some side projects in the fields of avant-jazz and non-idiomatic music (Lama, SSS-Q…) besides her mainstream activities with the quintet she leads and with Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos. Much in the same way, don’t be fooled by the fact that Torbjorn Zetterberg goes sometimes all the way through improvisation (check out his trio with Ivo Perelman and Daniel Levin, for instance), breaking with the free bop format of his Hot Five. They’re both in new territory here, exploring the dialogues between a trumpet and a double bass to the ultimate consequences. This is music with a research quality, almost a scientific experiment. But don’t worry: what you have here is not a dry, cold, difficult, pretentious record. Completely the opposite: this is a dance of sounds, a permanent discovery of the one’s and other’s selves and of that elementary social sum obtained when a 2 comes from an interpersonal encounter. This music speaks of truth and of a deep humanity. It’s not only a conversation; it’s cohesive, cooperative, intimate.