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**** «With I Think I´m Going To Eat Dessert, sound is just one element that is shared equally with the sensation of touch.» @ AllAboutJazz.com by Mark Corroto

A very interesting text about «I think I´m going to eat dessert» on AllAboutJazz.com by Mark Corroto

I THINK I´M GOING TO EAT DESSERT  |  Miguel Ângelo Solo (2017)


 

****1/2 «... one of the great albums of 2017 ... A solo album runs the risk of monotony and repetition, but this one keeps us interested from beginning to end ...» @ Jazz .pt by Rui Eduardo Paes


The review from Rui Eduardo Paes on the online Jazz.pt about the I think I´m going to eat dessert

I THINK I´M GOING TO EAT DESSERT  |  Miguel Ângelo Solo (2017)


 

«In conclusion who does not have dessert, when it is so well done.» @ A Certeza da Música by Miguel Estima


Review by Miguel Estima @ A Certeza da Música sobre o I think I´m going to eat dessert

I THINK I´M GOING TO EAT DESSERT  |  Miguel Ângelo Solo (2017)


 

One of the best jazz Albuns of 2016 for Phil Barnes @All About Jazz

In its way the wonderful Portuguese jazz release from the Miguel Angelo Quartet A Vida de X also looked to augment the music with a striking, stylish, limited edition that showcased a commissioned illustration for each track. It was an album that gradually built the interest over a few weeks of summer listening, until I found myself looking forward to listening to it without even thinking.

See the complete list here.

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

Elected by Jazz.pt magazine as one of the best national jazz records in 2016

The magazine Jazz.pt considered A VIDA DE X as one of the best Portuguese Jazz records in 2016.

See the complete list here.

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

**** «... Miguel Ângelo signs ten themes with a well-defined personality... The bass player follows the lines he had already exposed on his debut album, Branco - a direct, intense and direct music.»@ Publico.pt by Nuno Catarino

Another review of LIFE OF X, by Nuno Catarino in Jornal Público, which ranked him with 4 *.

Read it:
https://www.publico.pt/2016/11/30/culturaipsilon/noticia/efervescencia-lusa-1753019

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

***** «... If the piano is displayed at an optimum level, the bass player steals the spotlight on the first theme, with a striking solo ... resulting in a record well above average.» @ Publico.pt by Nuno Catarino

Nuno Catarino in the newspaper O Público ... 5 *.

Read in:
https://www.publico.pt/2016/11/30/culturaipsilon/noticia/efervescencia-lusa-1753019

5:21  |  Pedro Neves trio (2016)


 

«In his second volume, Pedro Neves Trio comes precisely between formulas, as if to say that there are no absolute truths when you associate a piano, a bass and a drums.» @ Jazz.pt by Rui Eduardo Paes

Fist review of Pedro Neves trio second album at jazz.pt by Rui Eduardo Paes.

Check it:
http://jazz.pt/ponto-escuta/2016/10/26/pedro-neves-trio-0521-carimbo-porta-jazz/

5:21  |  Pedro Neves trio (2016)


 

«...there´s a richness to the album’s rhythmic approach that, on its own, would be plenty to keep the attention locked in. And the lyrical nature of each melody is something where storybook concepts are expanded on and taken far from their original manifestation...» @ Bird Is The Worm by Dave Summer

Great review of A VIDA DE X, and it was selected as BandCamp Choice.
Read:
http://www.birdistheworm.com/todays-bandcamp-list-miguel-angelo-erik-bogaerts-khaa-project-toni-vaquer-threejay/

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

**** «This is an album that beguiles gradually rather than being an instant infatuation. It is like the friend you feel comfortable with, who is unobtrusive yet steadfast, and whose worth is proven over time. Those are the people to keep close, and this is an album to value—great stuff.» @ AllAboutJazz by Phil Barnes.

Great review by Phil Barnes at AllAboutJazz. Well done, great writing, great view of A VIDA DE X.
Leia em:
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/miguel-angelo-quarteto-a-vida-de-x-miguel-angelo-carimbo-porta-jazz-review-by-phil-barnes.php

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

«The album is a sea breeze so nice to live that it is a necessary good. It is thus to greet each new record experience by this brilliant Oporto bassist ... »» @ A Certeza da Música by Miguel Estima

The review of A VIDA DE X by Miguel Estima on blog A Certeza da Música.
Read more:
http://acertezadamusica.blogspot.pt/2016/09/miguel-angelo-quarteto-vida-de-x.html

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

«...La batería, el piano y el propio contrabajo arropan al saxo, anulándole en ocasiones, y tomando un protagonismo compartido...» @ La Habitación del Jazz

A referência A VIDA DE X no blog espanhol La Habitación del Jazz.
Read more:
http://lahabitaciondeljazz.blogspot.pt/2016/10/miguel-angelo-quartet-cd-vida-de-x.html

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

A VIDA DE X at the Spanish website TOMAJAZZ. A podcast by Pachi Tapiz

A VIDA DE X at the Spanish website TOMAJAZZ. A podcast by Pachi Tapiz

More info:
http://www.tomajazz.com/web/?p=27952

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

A VIDA DE X at JAZZ A DOIS jazz magazine @ Nacional Radio Antena 2, by João Moreira dos Santos.

A VIDA DE X at JAZZ A DOIS jazz magazine @ Nacional Radio Antena 2, by João Moreira dos Santos.
Listen Podcast:
http://www.rtp.pt/play/p647/e254529/jazz-a2

A VIDA DE X  |  Miguel Ângelo Quartet (2016)


 

«The guitar quartet may have been explored before, but Mr. Macedo exploits the form to the fullest. From its very first moments in the opening tracks this music brims with delirious invention finding its tumbling scales and block chords with breathtaking beauty. » by Raul da Gama

Another review, this time from Canadá in the website jazzdagam.com by Raul da Gama

8MM  |  Bruno Macedo Quarteto (2015)


 

«Lo primero que llama la atención al oír el disco, es su sonido. Es un sonido agradable, suave, fundamentado principalmente en la guitarra de su líder, pero al que contribuyen muy acertadamente el resto de componentes, todos ellos experimentados músicos.» @ La Habitación del Jazz

This time from spain @ Lahbitaciondeljazz.com.

8MM  |  Bruno Macedo Quarteto (2015)


 

The Ensemble Super Moderne debut album was nominated the 2014 Best Portuguese Jazz Album (A Jazz Logical website initiative).

The Ensemble Super Moderne debut album was nominated the 2014 Best Portuguese Jazz Album(ex aequo with OJM). A Jazz Logical website initiative with the the critics: Paulo BARBOSA,Miguel CUNHA, Mário DIAS, Rui DUARTE, José Carlos FERNANDES, José Ribeiro PINTO, José Carlos SANTOS, Leonel SANTOS.

http://www.jazzlogical.net/jazzolog…/Best_2014/Best_Tudo.htm

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«Ensemble Super Moderne comprises a group of exceptional, virtuoso musicians. It is important to see things that way as this astonishing music is what defines the ensemble in ways that are often quite indescribable.» por Raul da Gama

From Canadá, by Raul da Gama on the website www.jazzdagama.com

Read it:
http://jazzdagama.com/reviews/cds/miguel-angelo-ensemble-super-moderne/

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«It is a creative Jazz, generous, exciting, without prejudice to himself, but which are not accepted as ethnic curiosity, that will not stand for the ´´lets go, everybody to the stage and then we see what will happen´´ and takes risks beyond its borders. »By Leonel Santos @ JazzLogical

A review by Leonel Santos, no site JazzLogical.net

Pode ler aqui:
http://www.jazzlogical.net/discos/Ensemble_Super_2014.htm

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«This band doesn´t take any siestas by delving into saucy ballads or posing imagery of ethereal dreamscapes. It´s an action-packed forum teeming with intricately executed arrangements» Gleen Astarita

Great review of ESM album by Gleen Astarita, at the site AllAboutJazz.com

Read it:
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/ensemble-super-moderne-ensemble-super-moderne-carimbo-porta-jazz-review-by-glenn-astarita.php

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«Todos los componentes de Ensemble Super Moderne están a una gran altura. Muy buena muestra del jazz portugués que, sin duda, vuela alto.» by lahabitaciondeljazz

Another review, this time on the Spanish blog La Habitación del Jazz. Read it here:
http://lahabitaciondeljazz.blogspot.com.es/2015/02/ensemble-super-moderne-cd-del-mismo.html

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

Ensemble Super Moderne in AMN Picks of the Week

Ensemble Super Moderne album in the AWN (Avant Music News) pick of the week list.

Check it:
http://avantmusicnews.com/2015/01/23/amn-picks-of-the-week-atomic-agusa-monocube-jon-lundbom/

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

***** (5) «... a ´supermodern´ jazz, in fact, in the sense of what contemporary philosophy will call meta-modern or pseudo-modern. A jazz that retrieves different formats .. »@ Jazz.pt

*****(5) to the debut album of Ensemble Super Moderne, a review on the portuguese jazz magazine Jazz.pt by Rui Eduardo Paes.

Check it:
http://www.jazz.pt/ponto-escuta/2015/01/19/ensemble-super-moderne-ensemble-super-moderne-carimbo-porta-jazz/

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«Ensemble Super Moderne’s new release is the perfect blend of well-crafted composition and virtuosic improvisation…» by Mark Kellogg

«Ensemble Super Moderne’s new release is the perfect blend of well-crafted composition and virtuosic improvisation….so much so, that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. The recording is daring, thoughtful, and poignant. I look forward to all this progressive, creative, forward-thinking group has up its collective sleeve!» by Mark Kellogg.

Mark Kellogg: Associate Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

More about in in http://www.esm.rochester.edu/faculty/kellogg_mark/

ENSEMBLE SUPER MODERNE  |  Ensemble Super Moderne (2014)


 

«...He has the virtuosity and superior technique to be considered one of the top bassists in Europe...» by Raul da Gama (Canada)

From Canada, by Raul da Gama a review, and what a review... At the Jazz da Gama site.

See more at:
http://jazzdagama.com/reviews/cds/miguel-angelo-branco

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

«...there's elegance in Ângelo's writing that doesn't confuse stridency with passion and there's plenty of the latter in the quartet's quietly intelligent, melodic dialog...» @ AllAboutJazz by Ian Pat

Mais uma review, desta vez no prestigiado site AllAboutJazz.com, por Ian Patterson.

Leia na integra aqui:
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/branco-miguel-angelo-self-produced-review-by-ian-patterson.php#.VCVBymddWSo

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

... very competent musicians, and this edition an example of how the mainstream jazz can be freshness, modernity and broad visions ... @ Jazz.pt by Rui Eduardo Paes

Review in Jazz.pt site of the debut album of MAP group.

Read it:
http://www.jazz.pt/ponto-escuta/2014/08/14/map-zombie-wolf-playin-blues-monday-morning-carimbo-porta-jazz/

THE ZOMBIE WOLF...  |  MAP (2014)


 

«Sonido limpio, emoción, elegancia, maestría y saber hacer, son elementos presentes en este primer disco de Pedro Neves...» by José Antonio García López @ TomaJazz

Another nice review of the album Ausente by Pedro Neves Trio, where i feel proud to participate.

Read full review:
http://www.tomajazz.com/web/?p=12556

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

****«This music makes a difference especially for the space and the quality of the instrumentalists, starting with the leader himself ... »@ Public Journal by Nuno Catarino

In Ípsilon, the The Public newspaper supplement , Nuno Catarino wrote about 3 discs of 3 Portuguese bassists. BRANCO was one with ****.

You can read the article here:
http://ipsilon.publico.pt/musica/critica.aspx?id=330314

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

«The music of Miguel Ângelo conveys soul, tenderness, energy, sound quality ... elements and variations that not all recording are able to give at once.» @ TomaJazz

Another review of my last album BRANCO, this time in Spain, by the great online magazine TomaJazz, by José Antonio García López.

Read it:
http://www.tomajazz.com/web/?p=11125

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

«The music they play, however, comes over clear as a bell, making for a very pleasant set of contemporary jazz that settles easily on the ear..» @ JazzTimes by Euan Dixon

One more reviews at the English website www.jazztimes.com by Euan Dixon.

Read it:
jazzviews

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

Miguel Ângelo Quarteto - BRANCO @ Os Sabores do Jazz - RDP Açores

BRANCO at the Açores radio, on the radio program «Os Sabores do Jazz» by Engº Ribeiro Pinto.

Listen:
Os Sabores do Jazz

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

**** BRANCO - 5 min of Jazz at national radio Antena 1, by José Duarte

Branco on the national radio antena 1 in the program 5 Min of Jazz by José Duarte, review with ****.

Listen here:
http://www.rtp.pt/play/p269/e145114/cinco-minutos-de-jazz

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

«Branco is a disc with classic and simple bases that encourages originality and individual creative capacity, promoting mutual complicity between musicians.» @ Punch.pt

More a review in portuguese website punch.pt.

Click to read:
http://www.punch.pt/2014/02/17/ensemble-2/

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

BRANCO was considered one of the best jazz albums of 2013 by critics Leonel Santos and Paulo Barbosa.

In a vote taken by critics on the site www.jazzlogical.net to elect the best jazz albums of 2013, BRANCO appears as one of the best for critics Leonel Santos and Paulo Barbosa.

Check it:
http://www.jazzlogical.net/jazzologia/Best%202013/Best_2013_Votacoes_Critica.htm" target="_blank

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

**** for BRANCO, by the legendary José Duarte, at JazzPortugal.ua.pt website

O legendary José Duarte classified my album BRANCO width ****, on the wesite jazzportugal.ua.pt. «...Jazz sem nódoas e apresentável. Parabéns aos jovens jazz bons neste pequeno país Portogal...»

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BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

***** for AUSENTE, Pedro Neves Trio, in TimeOut Lisboa magazine

A very nice review of the Ausente album from Pedro Neves Trio... ***** (5)

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AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

«Es un disco melódico, bello, absolutamente relajante y recomendable.» @ La Habitacíon del Jazz (Ausente - Pedro Neves Trio)

A very nice review of Ausente by Pedro Neves Trio in the Spanish website La Habitacíon del Jazz.

Read the review:
http://lahabitaciondeljazz.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/pedro-neves-cdausente.html

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

Ausente by Pedro Neves Trio on 5 min of Jazz by José Duarte.

Ausente by Pedro Neves Trio on 5 min of Jazz by José Duarte.

Listen:
http://www.rtp.pt/play/p269/e144323/cinco-minutos-de-jazz

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

AUSENTE - Pedro Neves Trio @ Jazz a 2 radio program

The album was featured in the JAZZ A 2, João Moreira dos Santos program, in the antena 2 public radio.

Listen here:
http://www.rtp.pt/play/p647/e142471/jazz-a2

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

«...clear complicity established between the three musicians, who seem to share a similar vision and approach to the Jazz language...» @ Jazz.pt by António Branco

António Branco, jazz.pt magazine writes about Pedro Neves trio disc AUSENTE, which I proudly make part.

Read here:
http://www.jazz.pt/ponto-escuta/2014/01/20/pedro-neves-ausente-carimbo-porta-jazz/

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

«BRANCO is a disc that has been filling us with his subtlety...» @ A trompa

Another great review of BRANCO, this time by Rui Dinis in site A TROMPA. Citing «BRANCO is the image of this, past and present, the image of a musician with a taste for traveling through different sound fields to try together and on their own behalf. It is the creativity of Miguel Ângelo to impose yourself».

Read entire review:
http://a-trompa.net/olhares/miguel-angelo-e-a-estreia-com-branco

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

«El jazz portugués no se conoce demasiado en España» @ La Habitacíon del Jazz (album Branco)

A review by Jose Ramón in the website La Habitacíon del Jazz (Espanha).

Read the review:

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

Pedro Neves Trio

On last December 12, 2013, in the auditorium of FEUP had the pleasure of sharing the stage with two great musicians and friends, Pedro Neves on Piano and Leonet Leandro on Drums.

It was the Pedro Neves trio debut album release concert, entitled "Ausente", another album with stamp Carimbo Porta-Jazz.

Are 9 themes, two of which were written by me, you can listen here:
http://pedroneves.bandcamp.com/album/ausente

Fotos do Concerto aqui

AUSENTE  |  Pedro Neves Trio (2013)


 

«Branco reveals a musician of undeniable talent, whose steps should continue to monitor». Album «Branco» review on Jazz.Pt Magazine

«"Branco" reveals a musician of undeniable talent, whose steps should continue to monitor . " by António Branco in the online journal Jazz.PT.

António Branco, about the album "BRANCO", on the online magazine "Jazz.pt" wrote :

" In recent years there has been a marked trend evident - that , however, comes very back - in the city of Oporto be lavish in providing musicians and discs value to national jazz. A substantial part of this work has been developed by Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra and the Porta-Jazz Association, and, within this, the publisher Porta-Jazz Stamp, whose catalog continues to swell in volume and quality .

The latest example is "Branco", the debut album in his own name the bassist and songwriter Miguel Ângelo. Degree in Double Bass / Jazz by the School of Music , Arts and Entertainment ( ESMAE ) Porto, Miguel Ângelo was already a well-known musician in the^Porto scene , although only just - and in good time - their work gets to know more visibility and recognition extended. Beyond the unquestionable technical merit as instrumentalist, also exposes the compositional aspect, signing the entire program.

"Branco" compiles the pieces composed since 2009 and that mirror an entire previous route, and academic collaboration with various formations, crossing diverse influences. The group that accompanies the bass in this first album is complete with João Guimarães on alto saxophone, Joaquim Rodrigues in acoustic and electric pianos and Marcos Cavaleiro on drums.

The quartet displays in good plan, valuing a writing that enhances individual creativity as a key mechanism for the development of the overall Group sound. The saxophonist, with his mature sound and her beautiful timbre, leaves an indelible mark on all parts and claims other flights. Joaquim Rodrigues shows consistent support either in harmonic comping and soloist plan. Cavaleiro is a more complete drummer, so skilled to meet dynamic rhythmic accents like delicate drawing, developing an interaction accomplice sometimes subliminal , with the bass.

Miguel Ângelo shows clear preference for average and sober times, melodically exquisite rigor and soaked in the language of jazz, although the brand of rock to emerge here and there, camouflaged in the field more conceptual than in concrete form assumed by the compositions .

Senses - though, at times, that the addition of any formal freedom could perhaps be beneficial and incrementasse wealth pen, especially the exploitation of more pronounced contrasts. The gravitational center of the disk appears to position itself in the piece that gives it its title, with its solemn beginning and undulating melodic development, looming lines drawn by saxophonist and delicacy of the work of the drummer.

Interesting is also "Cem" in the dance between piano and saxophone never ceases to bring to mind the dual Pinho Vargas / Nogueira. In "Tramal" ( an allusion to the drug with the same name) Miguel Ângelo remembers " bassist" Eberhard Weber, supporting fluid and graceful pianism of Rodrigues. Notes still for bright "Maior" and " Já não voltas!" ballad aftertaste "vintage" sweetened by the saxophone and bass achieved intervention .

" Branco" reveals an undeniable talent musician, whose steps should continue to follow . "

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

A jazz e branco - my profile on Jazz.pt Magazine

A very nice text written by António Branco with fotos by Carlos Azevedo and Amaral Moreira to the portuguese online magazine jazz.pt (just in Portuguese version).

Read it here.

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

Tramal on Jazz 360 playlist - WICN radio

Tramal from Branco album is in the playlist of the radio program Jazz 360 by Dana Robbins at the WICN (New England) radio.

More about Jazz 360.

listening in 90.5 or online.

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

BRANCO on the JAZZ A 2 radio program

On last October 15th, 2013 my album BRANCO on the JAZZ A 2 radio program by João Moreira dos Santos.

Jazz a 2 is a program written by João Moreira dos Santos on air all Monday to Friday 20h00 by the nacional radio antenna 2. Thankfully there to look for and disclose what it does.

Thanks João Moreira dos Santos!

Can listen to the podcast here:
JAZZ A DOIS

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

Radio interview

A nice chat with two old friends Dinis and Moise, at the Radio Clube da Feira.

Talked about album BRANCO , poetry, the past, do present and the future... A nice chat...

check out the fotos

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)


 

Tramal on the All About Jazz Top of downloads

Editors Comments (about TraMal)
João Guimarães takes the lead with syrupy sounds trickled over sparkling beats in front of something like a Taylor Eigsti solo from Joaquim Rodrigues. The Miguel Ângelo Quartet provide soothingly loquacious tunes.

The theme Tramal form the album BRANCO is in the Top free downloads (after passing the 1st place) of the website All About Jazz. It is just a curiosity, worth what it is worth. But it is always good to know that more then 1,940 people had heard the theme.

check it: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/

BRANCO  |  Miguel Ângelo Quarteto (2013)