One of the most cherished musicians to have appeared in this country over the last two decades, Norberto Lobo is – first and foremost – a guitarist whose work has revealed an inexhaustible thoroughness, sense of discovery and creativity throughout several albums and countless live appearances. From albums like Pata Lenta or Muxama, which are already part of our collective imagination, to a sense of risk that leads him to experiment with his band – as in Estrela – or in collaborations like Montanhas Azuis, with Bruno Pernadas and Marco Franco. Richness.
Based as much on the fingerpicking of the American tradition of names like John Fahey or Robbie Basho, as on the melodic purity of Carlos Paredes, the harmonic freedom of jazz or the hypnosis of ragga and other uplifting music, Norberto Lobo’s music today is very much his own, always fascinating and in search of new forms. Seeing him solo is always a special event, a glimpse of his creations in real-time. Here he crosses classics from the past with projections of the future. BS