In 2012, Guimarães Jazz proposed a collaboration with Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, the pianist and composer João Paulo Esteves da Silva and the record label TOAP (Tone of a Pitch Music). This reunion resulted in the work that is now resumed, with three new compositions; the re-edition of this album confirms the importance of establishing partnerships between festivals, events promoting jazz, musicians and institutions.
It is easier to talk about sad things. Therefore, I don’t find much to say about this re-edition of Bela Senão Sem, which is only a cause for joy, except to utter jubilant exclamations like: Spectacular! Fantastic! Excellent! etc. But one thing must be said. So, here it goes: This is a revised and expanded new edition, in which the revision compensates for the expansion. Three solo piano tracks, improvised compositions recorded at OJM's headquarters, at Real Vinícola, were added, and the surprise track with the collective improvisation “Fantasmas” was removed, although it remains available on the internet. I find the result very balanced with the writing and arrangement pieces framed by improvisations, at the beginning and at the end, as if pointing to an upcoming album.
João Paulo Esteves da Silva
Piano and Accordion João Paulo Esteves da Silva
Arrangements João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Pedro Guedes and Carlos Azevedo
Woodwinds José Luis Rego, Manuel Marques, João Pedro Brandão, Mário Santos, José Pedro Coelho, Rui Teixeira
Trumpets Gileno Santana, Rogério Ribeiro, Susana Santos Silva, Ricardo Formoso
Trombones Daniel Dias, Álvaro Pinto, Andreia Santos, Gonçalo Dias
Guitar Nuno Ferreira
Double Bass Nelson Cascais
Drums André Sousa Machado
Cello Filipe Quaresma
All compositions by João Paulo Esteves da Silva, except Moché Salyó de Misraim - Traditional
Recorded by Mário Barreiros at Boom Studios on 10-11th November 2012
and at Casa da Música on 28th January 2013.
Live recording by Hervê Freire at Guimarães Jazz on 15th November 2012.
Mixed and Mastered by Mário Barreiros
Produced by Pedro Guedes
Executive Production by TOAP, Guimarães Jazz and OJM
Recorded by João Maya at CARA, 12th December 2018
Mixed and Mastered by Nuno Couto at CARA
CARA 002 · 2021
CD · Digital