Luís Vicente & Andrew Lisle ⟡ José Lencastre & Nuno Rebelo

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Luís Vicente
Andrew Lisle
José Lencastre ©Vera Marmelo
Nuno Rebelo

Luís Vicente & Andrew Lisle

A trumpet player of reference for the composition of the beautiful jazz mosaic of this country, Luís Vicente has worked continuously and courageously for over a decade on his approach to the instrument in a public process of undeniable and deserved recognition. In a crescendo of activity, he has been tracing his path with patience, forging alliances, welcoming teachings and in that act forging a multiple language of directions and forms, where the technical capacity, schooled and experienced in the field, allows itself to be contaminated by lyricism, exploration and techniques more or less extended, more or less traditional, but each time more articulated and his own. The constant peregrination that has taken him to play all over Europe and the growing discography is a mark of that, in a network of connections that took him to play with luminaries such as Hamid Drake or William Parker and to establish complicities with musicians such as John Dikeman, Vasco Trilla or Onno Govaert and to erect his own trio and quartet, besides countless more or less stable formations with records in labels such as Clean Feed, NoBusiness, JACC Records or Multikulti Project.

With a path in tune with Vicente’s, drummer Andrew Lisle is cementing his place in the legacy of British jazz and improvised music. A former resident of Lisbon, it was here that he began to focus on a trajectory of growing cartography after finishing his course at the Leeds Conservatoire. Over here, he took the pulse of the improvised and jazz scene, with its vital creative epicentre in the old Clean Feed shop, making friends and playing with several of the figures that gave him value and creating links that still remain to this day. Meanwhile back in his home country he has been exploring the drums as an instrument of total rhythmic and harmonic expression, capable of surrendering himself to the liberating fire of fire music in a vortex of snare drums, broken beats and a notion of continuous movement as free as it is contemplated. A rich and informed lexicon that has led him to play continuously in the Kodian Trio with Colin Webster and Dirk Serries, with John Edwards or in various John Dikeman formations. He finds himself here with Vicente setting a new benchmark for the journey of both. BS

José Lencastre & Nuno Rebelo

José Lencastre is a saxophonist, improviser and composer from Lisbon. Recognized as a versatile musician, he has played several genres of music over the years. Collaborations on stage or recording with Sei Miguel, Carlos Zingaro, Gonçalo Almeida, Albert Cirera, Rodrigo Amado,Pedro Branco Luís Lopes, Flak, Peter Evans, Susan Alcorn, John Dikeman, Bart Maris, Oriol Roca, Giovanni Di Domenico, Helena Espvall, Maria da Rocha, João Carreiro, Ziv Taubenfeld, Ernesto Rodrigues, Maria do Mar, Carla Santana, Zbigniew Kozera, Vasco Trilla, among many others. Between 2012 and 2016 he lived in Brazil, where he had the opportunity to develop his interest in the vast and rich rhythmic, melodic and harmonic culture of different traditions, such as Choro, Frevo, Ciranda, etc. During his stay in Pernambuco he created the group Inconsciente Colectivo, a trio of sax, keys and drums, which played mainly original compositions. Back in Portugal, he formed the Nau Quartet with Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernâni Faustino, and João Lencastre. This group has four albums released to date, all of which have been very well received by critics and audiences, both in Portugal and abroad. In November 2019 Clean Feed will release “Live in Moscow” – recording one of the concerts of the tour the group did in Russia the previous year. It has had the opportunity to perform live in several countries, such as France, Germany, England, Slovenia, Serbia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Morocco, Italy, Belgium, and Spain. Since 2017, he has gone to the Netherlands several times, and as a result of this meeting with musicians from Amsterdam’s free and improv scene he released together with Raoul van Der Weide and Onno Govaert the album Spirit in Spirit – Live at Zaal 100. Another group resulting from these travels is the trio SPOS with Miguel Petruccelli and Aleksandar Scoric. The album “Now…Spos!” Was recently released by Phonogram Unit, a label he founded in 2020 with other musician friends. In 2020 he released Anthropic Neglect with Jorge Nuno, Felipe Zenícola and João Valinho. The following year the group played at the Jazz em Agosto festival to a sold out crowd at the Grande Auditório of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. In September 2021 the album “Thoughts are Things” is released by Phonogram Unit, where the Nau Quartet invites Pedro Carneiro. In April 2022 he presents his group Common Ground for the first time. The quintet counts with the participation of Carlos Zingaro on violin, the pianist Clara Lai, bassist Gonçalo Almeida, and João Sousa on drums. The solo album “Inner Voices” is released by the American label Burning Ambulance in August 2022.

Nuno Rebelo is a Portuguese musician who comes from a background playing in pop-rock bands in the 80’s such as Mler Ife Dada, but has since turned to improvised and experimental music. He has played with all kinds of artists, such as Peter Kowald, Kato Hideki, Shelley Hirsch, Gianni Gebia, Paolo Angeli, Massimo Zu, Damo Suzuki, Le Quan Ninh, Eric M, John Bisset, Philippe Aubry, Carlos Zingaro, Jean-Marc Montera, DJ Olive, Audrey Chen, Joan Saura, Agusti Fernandez, Xavier Maristany, Liba Vilavechia, Rodrigo Amado, Americo Rodrigues, Carlos Bechegas, Ernesto Rodrigues, John Zorn.

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