(Five) Stories Untold

 13.90

Sei Miguel

SM  trumpet | Fala Mariam  trombone | Moz Carrapa  acoustic guitar (on track 2) | Carlos Santos  computer (on track 3, 4) | Nuno Torres  alto saxophone (on track 5) | Rodrigo Amado  tenor saxophone (on track 5) | Bruno Parrinha  alto clarinet (on track 5) | Paulo Curado  flute (on track 5) | Pedro Lourenço  electric bass (on track 5) | Hernâni Faustino  electric bass (on track 3, 4, 5) | Luìs Desirat  drums (on track 3, 4)

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A new record by the «best kept secret of Portuguese creative music», as one British critic once wrote about trumpeter extraordinaire Sei Miguel. Specifically, a collection of “stories untold” with different line-ups, from a duo with Fala Mariam to a sextet with Mariam, Nuno Torres, Rodrigo Amado, José Bruno Parrinha and Paulo Curado, including the participation of other musicians like Carlos Santos, Hernâni Faustino, Luís Desirat and Moz Carrapa. This is how jazz sounds when inspired by John Cage and Alvin Lucier, each piece creating its own world, either reminiscent of Greek and Balkan chants, based on a Raksin-Mercer song, “Laura”, dedicated to the guitarist of the free rock band Caveira or having the same notion of space Miguel finds in both Gil Evans and Keith Rowe. A veteran of the Portuguese scene, active since the Eighties, revered by some and misunderstood by others, Sei Miguel refuses to be considered an “institution” by always renewing his concepts and his playing, facing each project simultaneously as the first and the last one, letting himself to be surprised and at the same time dealing with it as a definitive statement. The consequence: a shining diamond, for you to take and cherish…

Mixed and mastered by Joaquim Monte
Produced by Sei Miguel and Joaquim Monte | Executive production by Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Photography by Nuno Martins

Luìs Desirat plays Paiste cymbals and Remo heads exclusively
Sei’s horns maintenance by D. Caeiro LDA

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