Música de Selvagem
Arthur Decloedt double bass | Filipe Nader alto and baritone saxophones | Guilherme Marques drums | Amilcar Rodrigues trumpet and euphonium | Cuca Ferreira baritone saxophone
Music of Savages. The name of this project comes from a xenophobic saying of a French musician to Arthur Decloedt, when this São Paulo double bassist was living for some time in Paris. The music in question in that sad episode was, you guessed… Brazilian music. Returned to his country, Decloedt and saxophonist Filipe Nader decided both to turn that negative remark to a positive one, formulating a “savage” (read: spontaneous and free) kind of Brazilian jazz, to differentiate it from bossa nova and fusion, the styles generally perceived in Brazil as “jazz”. They invited another saxophonist (Oscar Ferreira), a trumpeter (Amilcar Rodrigues) and a drummer (Guilherme Marques) to play mainly improvised music. Because the refered bigot was also mentioning the work done by the singer-songwriters, the next decision was to make versions of songs written by the new generation of Brazilian Popular Music and treat them the way Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra used to with the revolutionary hymns of the world. Here is the result, with the composers themselves singing on top, namelly Sessa (“Música”), Tim Bernardes (“Morto”), Luiza Lian (“Dois Blocos”) and Pedro Pastoriz (“Assovio”). If you enjoyed what David Sylvian did with the likes of Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Christian Fennesz and Marc Ribot you’re gonna love this, and even more if you’re a fan of Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque, being also an enthusiast of creative jazz and exploratory music.
Compositions: Sessa on track 1 | Tim Bernardes on track 2 | Luiza Lian/Filipe Nader on track 3 | Pedro Pastoriz on track 4
Recorded by Gui Jesus Toledo at A voz do Brasil , São Paulo, Brazil, February, 2017 | Mixed by Gui Jesus Toledo at Canoa Studio | Mastered by Gui Jesus Toledo | Arrangements and musical production by Filipe Nader and Arthur Decloedt
Produced by Filipe Nader and Arthur Decloedt | Executive production by Travassos for Trem Azul | Design and artwork by Maria Cau Levy