Carlos Bica double bass | Daniel Erdmann tenos saxophone | Dj Illvibe turntables
Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica has carved out a jazz niche for himself with his inventive style of lyrical-indie-jazz. Among the several musical projects he leads, his trio AZUL has become his showcase as a bass player and composer. For more than twenty years Bica’s trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has fascinated its listeners. Living in Berlin, Portuguese Bica again and again creates a music that seems familiar yet excitingly new and personal at the same time.
With his new album “I Am the Escaped One” in association with two of the most idiosyncratic figures of the German scene, saxophonist Daniel Erdmann and turntablist DJ Illvibe, the music goes even beyond anything he did before.
Daniel Erdmann, a major voice in the European jazz scene, has developed an unique tenor sax sound in ensembles like Das Kapital or Velvet Revolution, built on top of the jazz tradition but committed to find new paths. DJ Illvibe is and remains a sound innovator, a gold digger for the craziest sound-shreds, Vincent von Schlippenbach is DJ Illvibe and the world is a record.
If you’re searching for something different and fulfilling you found it, “I Am the Escaped One” is the perfect soundtrack for the movie that still has to be made.
Recorded in Lisbon at Culturgest on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018 | Recorded by Nelson Carvalho | Edited by Pedro Moura, Lisbon, September 2018 | Mixed at WoAnderland Studio, Berlin, by Johannes Feige, January 2019 | Mastered at Pauler Acoustics, by Hans-Jörg Maucksch, February 2019
Produced by Carlos Bica | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Cover photo by Nicolas Dhont