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Roda - Suite Portugaise / Joao Paulo

Joăo Paulo, Piano
Label:  Specials   Catalog #: 13129  
Number of Discs: 1 
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A creator of unfettered incandescence, João Paulo has acquired his independence by his immense musical culture, his open-minded and adventurous attitude and his warm sensitivity. Classical studies, a variety of experiences in all sorts of domains, from jazz to traditional music, romantic music, contemporary music, street music all make up his background. This singular musician, pianist, son of a pianist, composer, arranger, has rooted his music in his native Portugal, with its treasures, it inventiveness, its fado, with the breath of Debussy, Bill Evans, Bud Powell or Keith Jarrett wafting across too. At the height of his art and his maturity, João Paulo makes his first solo record here. The producer left him entirely free to Read more follow his all-powerful poetic instinct, and the resulting universe is one of intimacy, depth, subtlety and elegance, a world of shimmering light and bewitching poetry. He is on the look out for the slightest sound «happenings», either within or without, and seems to take up the experience once again of the striking over-abundance of the real by playing «the half-tones of consciousness»*«throughout this seashore of meditation.» - *Le livre de l'intranquilité (Bernardo Soares / Fernando Pessoa) Read less

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