SM all compositions, arrangements and (pocket) trumpet | Fala Mariam alto trombone | Bruno Silva electric guitar | Pedro Castello Lopes triangle on 2, clave on 3, pandeiro on 4, kalengo on 8
For me, the main technical challenge in jazz, a music genre that became autonomous gradually in the twentieth century, was to combine and match a greater musical demand with a fair deal of humility as regards orchestral means. The trios or quartets I have been showcasing my work on the road, for many years now, provide the most refined examples of my writing; sometimes simple tunes, sometimes a radically simplified version of larger pieces in the orchestration concept. These are, in fact, my Jazz Standards… My life has revolved around them, and still does.
SM, January 2023
All compositions by Sei Miguel
Recordings were made on tour, between 2016 and 2021, in different locations over the Portuguese territory
Produced by Sei Miguel | Executive Production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Photography by Nuno Martins