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Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio

The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti

Conde, Alberto Iberian Roots Trio: The Wake Of An Artist - Tribute To Bernardo Sassetti (Clean Feed)

A tribute to pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti from a trio that includes two members of Sassetti's Trio--bassist Carlos Barretto and drummer Alexandre Frazao--along with pianist Alberto Conde and violist Jose Valente, as they interpret Sassetti compositions, a Federico Mompou piece Sassetti played frequently, along with original compositions from all members.
 

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UPC: 5609063005134

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF513CD
Squidco Product Code: 27000

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche Studios in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 27th and 28th. by Joaquim Monte.


Personnel:

Alberto Conde-piano

Carlos Barretto-double bass

Alexandre Frazao-drums

Jose Valente-viola

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"Alberto Conde began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Ourense - Spain, where he graduated in classical guitar under the teachings of the master Tomás Camacho and immediately takes part in different concerts organised by the Asociación Guitarrística Galega de Vigo between the years 1978 - 80.

He attends the historical seminars of Jazz of Banyoles - Girona (1980-81) organized by the Taller de Músicos, with American Masters of great recognition and international prestige: Thad Jones, Chuck Israels, Hal Crook, Steve Brown, Jim McNeely, Ben Riley, Bill Dobbins, Sal Nistico, Claudio Roditi, musicians who introduced him into the world of jazz. Alberto learns the true philosophy about this music from these Masters.

In 1981, he studied at the Taller de Músics from Barcelona with Mario Lecaros and teaches classical guitar at this school.

A few months later, he moved to California - USA to study harmony, improvisation and arranging with the American trombonist master Hal Crook, where he receives the recognition and the methodology to found the Baio Ensamble in Vigo - Spain, recognized as the first jazz school in Galicia, in 1983.

Hal Crook recomendation letter - 1982

Between the years 1982-84, he formed a guitar duo with guitarist Elías Quiroga and the Cuarteto de la Baio with guitarist Cuchús Pimentel acting at various festivals, outstanding the ones organized by Xuventudes Musicais de Vigo.

Since 1985 its studies are dedicated to piano and it will be with this instrument that he will develop his future professional career focused on the years 1985 and 86, and the events concerning the school Escuela Baio Ensamble.

This same year (1985) he participates in the 1st seminar of Jazz of Galicia in Poio - Pontevedra, organized by the Taller de Músicos de Madrid and directed by the American guitarist master Steve Brown, and attending classes with Bill Dobbins and Steve Brown.

In 1987 and for 3 years, he teaches jazz at the Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela, discipline that he alternates with performances and recordings with the Noroeste band while working as musical director and arranger for the Orquesta Los Satélites fom A Coruña.

In 1990, he works again at the Escuela Baio Ensamble combining this job with the education and interpretation of jazz, offering concerts, jam sessions and recordings.

In 1993 he goes back to his studies of classical and Baroque harmony with maestro Pablo Beltran, coinciding with an order of the galician harpist and songwriter Emilio Cao, adapting his music for the classical Orchestra of Madrid within the Xacobeo 93 program.

Between 1996 and 2000 he recorded two pioneer discs in the mixture of Galician folk music with jazz and symphonic music. Ramón Trecet, the director of the program Dialogos 3 of RNE gave name to his style as the "Muiñeira Jazz".

This project is a prelude to create the Alberto Conde Trío with bassist Baldo Martínez and the percusionist Nirankhar Khalsa, working with him over the next 7 years, producing and recording two new albums for the Nuba - Karonte Records label and the participation in the album Flamenco Jazz with great international success.

In 2002, premiered his opera prima Sonidos de Bitácora.

In 2007 starts his job as Professor Emeritus of piano-jazz at the Conservatorio Superior de A Coruña, where he is still working.

In 2009, the American guitarist Steve Brown invites him to collaborate in the production and recording of a new album in formation of Sextet, titled Atlantic Bridge, album recorded in New York and registered by Karonte (Spain) and Brown Cats (USA) . At that time, and under the direction of Steve Brown, he teaches master classes and work-shops an the prestigious New York Cornell University and at Ithaca College.

In 2012 he produced and recorded a new album titled "Villa-Lobos a new way" with the soprano Carmen Durán and the Atlantic Trio (base of the Atlantic Bridge band, formed by bassist Kin García, drummer Miguel Cabana and the own Alberto Conde) with texts by the poet and musicologist JR Bustamante, who revises and adapts to jazz the work of the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. This disc was released in 2013 by Karonte Records, presented and edited with the sponsorship of the Xunta de Galicia.

In 2014 he recorded and premiered a new recording project with the title Human Evolution Music Project in the X Festival Imaxina Sons of Vigo, programmatically revising human evolution and resulting from the crossbreeding of Iberian Jazz with the classical music of India and being pioneer in the interactive dialogue of the piano with the sitar. The disc is released by the label Jazz Records of Coimbra - Portugal."

-Alberto Conde Website (http://albertoconde.com/wordpress/biografia/?lang=en)
4/23/2019

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"Carlos Barretto is a reference in the Portuguese jazz music scene as a double bass player and composer.

Was born in Lisbon (Portugal), where he currently lives. Has lived in Paris (France) and Madrid (Spain). Played all over Europe, Cape Verde, Senegal, China, Macau, Morocco, Angola...

He also paints and has been doing ehxibitions along his shows.

Worked with:

Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Gary Bartz, Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Tony Scott, Glenn Ferris, John Stubblefield, Art Farmer, Jack Walrath, Louis Sclavis, François Corneloup, Perico Sambeat, Roman Filliu, Gilad Atzmon, Carlos Bechegas, Rodrigo Amado, Marlon Jordan, Gerard Presencer, François Théberge, Bob Sands, Jorge Pardo, Andrej Olejnizack, João Moreira, Carlos Martins, Alipio Neto, Carlos Zingaro, Mal Waldron, Horace Parlan, George Cables, Kirk Lightsey, Alain Jean-Marie, Bernardo Sassetti, Brad Mehldau, Richard Galliano, Mariano Diaz, Fabio Mianno, Abe Rabade, German Kucich, Horacio Icasto, Júlio Resende, Mário Laginha, Barry Altschul, George Brown, Cindy Blackman, Joe Chambers, Jordi Rossy, Aldo Romano, Don Moye, Carlos Carli, Marc Miralta, Daniel Garcia, Guillermo Mcguill, Mário Barreiros, Markku Ounaskari, Ethan Winogrand, Juan Mas Barroso, Joel Silva, Karl Berger, John Betsch, entre outros (among others)"

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/carlosbarretto)
4/23/2019

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"Alexandre Frazão is a Jazz drummer, born in Niteroi, Brazil, but residing in Portugal since 1987, where he has recorded and been playing and with many artists from jazz to rock to folk, like Maria João, Mário Laginha, Bernardo Sassetti, André Fernandes, Carlos Martins, Laurent Filipe, Pedro Abrunhosa, Rui Veloso, Camané, Ala dos Namorados, Cristina Branco, Rão Kyao, Carlos do Carmo, Dead Combo, Led On, Afonso Pais, among others."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/545035-Alexandre-Fraz%C3%A3o)
4/23/2019

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"Violist Jose Valente, Born in Porto, Portugal. He has a PhD in Contemporary Art with a unanimous distinction by the University of Coimbra. His thesis is called "Musical Thought: composition as a process".

Grammy Award winner Paquito d'Rivera, Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, Hank Roberts, Don Byron, classical Indian music masters Shakir Kahn, Vikas Tripathi, Galician awarded pianist Alberto Conde, Jason Kao Hwang, Daniel Levin. ACIES String Quartet, member of the HUMAN EVOLUTION project, and creator of the international collective / band EXPERIENCES OF TODAY (EOT) with whom he performed in many festivals and recorded an album. Also founding member of the string jazz duo Valente May, with violinist Manuel Maio, produced by d'Orfeu.

Awards: HANNAH S. AND SAMUEL A. COHN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP 2012; Honourably mention at the COMPOSITION AWARD LOPES-GRACE 2009; Winner of the Artistic project competition SERRALVES EN FESTA 2010.

He studied classical viola at the Kaertner Landes Konservatorium in Austria and Jazz at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, finishing both degrees with the highest grade and honors.

Significant concerts: invited by Paquito d'Rivera to be soloist at Carnegie Hall; received a scholarship to perform at the International Workshop for Improvised and Creative Music in Banff, Canada; Dizzys Club at Lincoln Center; 16th Biennial of Cerveira; Jazz in the Park - Serralves Foundation; International Jazz Encounters of Coimbra; Paredes de Coura Festival; Imaxinasons Festival; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Maria Matos Theater; Campo Alegre Theater; Union Square Park (SOLO Concert); Rauf R. Denktas Cultur and Congress Center in Famagusta; Dance House Nicosia; IKFEM Festival; Noble Salon of the Clˇrigos Tower; The Gesture Eared Festival; The Porta Festival; Bookaroo Festival (India); JKK (India); etc.

He was the first Portuguese to be invited to be a resident artist at the Djerassi Residency for Artists Program in 2012 in California, USA.

His tune "This Tie Does not Match with the Color of Socks" was included in the New Talent Fnac 2014 compilation.

He collaborated in multidisciplinary projects with, among others: visual artists Paulo Mendes, Ant—nio Olaio, visual artist and writer Marta Bernardes (Fabulosas F‡bulas - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation commission), visual artist Chico Santos (Brazil), and choreographer Mafalda Deville (Unconnected - Teatro Municipal do Porto commission).

Lectured conferences at the Royal College for the Arts of the University of Coimbra; Architecture Faculty of the University of Porto; Superior School of Education of Coimbra; Post-ip'13 at the Departament for Music at the University of Aveiro; Conservatory of Music of La Coru–a; Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Vigo.

He has participated in several radio shows such as: WGBO Radio; RTP2; Antenna 2; Antena 3. Was interviewed and wrote for magazines, among others: Jazz.PT; MACA Magazine; (France), TSF, SIC, Culturartmag, San Jose Mercury News. The website of the magazine is available on the Internet.

His first SOLO album (label: Jacc Records, 2015), "The Birds are Broken" includes the participation of several recognized Portuguese artists such as Afonso Cruz, Pedro Bandeira, Pedro Adamastor, Israel Pimenta and Ricardo Sei¨a, and was named record of the year by critic Rui Eduardo Paes.

Significant composition commissions: "Passport" for solo viola for the 32nd Edition of the Young Musicians Competition competition (Antena 2 / RTP commission); soundtrack for "Sacred" by Nuno Grande (Ruptura Silencioso commission); "Yellow Schwartz" for the Circle of Visual Arts of Coimbra; "INVASION" (DRAP commission); "Sonata for Viola and Empty Cube" for the EMPTY CUBE project (curated by Jo‹o Silvˇrio); "Nobody's Original" for the International Center Josˇ de Guimar‹es, and more.

He has recently received an artistic residency by Musiberia Music and Art Center, where he recorded his second album "Infinite Serpent" to be released in 2018."

-Jose Valente Website (Translated by Google) (https://www.josevalente.com/bio)
4/23/2019

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track listing:


1. Taken By Lisbon 7:33

2. The Wake Of An Artist 5:38

3. Musica Callada 5:25

4. Monkssetti 5:40

5. Double Refraction 6:51

6. O Sonho dos Outros 4:10

7. Reflexos 5:44

8. Embalo Para Bernardo 12:13

9. Noite - Alice 7:33
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"By this time, the usual listeners of the Clean Feed catalogue are familiar with the name of the late Portuguese pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti - the Lisbon-based label released five records with his name. Among those listeners, many musicians from other countries admire his exquisite and very personal writing and his astonishing work with the black and white keyboard. One of them is the Spanish (from Galicia) piano player Alberto Conde, who felt the need to pay tribute to his pair from the other side of the Iberian frontier. With a

By this time, the usual listeners of the Clean Feed catalogue are familiar with the name of the late Portuguese pianist and composer Bernardo Sassetti - the Lisbon-based label released five records with his name. Among those listeners, many musicians from other countries admire his exquisite and very personal writing and his astonishing work with the black and white keyboard.

One of them is the Spanish (from Galicia) piano player Alberto Conde, who felt the need to pay tribute to his pair from the other side of the Iberian frontier. With the support of the two other members of the Bernardo Sassetti Trio, Carlos Barretto and Alexandre Frazao, here is the result - a collection of interpretations of trademark pieces by Sassetti himself, "O Sonho dos Outros", "Reflexos" and "Noite - Alice", one from the contemporary music composer Federico Mompou usually included by Sassetti in his concert repertoire ("Musica Callada") and scores by Conde, Pablo Beltran and Jose Valente (also playing his viola in "Embalo para Bernardo") composed under the influence of the artist who left us in 2012.

Alberto Conde doesn't try to sound like Bernardo Sassetti - he questions himself in reference to the other pianist, crossing several planes of ideas, like we hear in "Monkssetti", an investigation of the ascendancy of Thelonious Monk in both of their improvisational approaches. The music is emotional, vibrant, poetic, reflecting the best Conde has to offer and the best Sassetti gave us in life."-Clean Feed

the support of the two other members of the Bernardo Sassetti Trio, Carlos Barretto and Alexandre Frazao, here is the result - a collection of interpretations of trademark pieces by Sassetti himself, "O Sonho dos Outros", "Reflexos" and "Noite - Alice", one from the contemporary music composer Federico Mompou usually included by Sassetti in his concert repertoire ("Musica Callada") and scores by Conde, Pablo Beltran and Jose Valente (also playing his viola in "Embalo para Bernardo") composed under the influence of the artist who left us in 2012. Alberto Conde doesn't try to sound like Bernardo Sassetti - he questions himself in reference to the other pianist, crossing several planes of ideas, like we hear in "Monkssetti", an investigation of the ascendancy of Thelonious Monk in both of their improvisational approaches. The music is emotional, vibrant, poetic, reflecting the best Conde has to offer and the best Sassetti gave us in life."-Clean Feed

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