You might have heard by now that the new record is going to be released soon, so here we go with the official invitation!
Please join us Friday night at 21h30 at the beautiful Culturgest in Lisbon – tickets are on sale already!
If you happen to be in Lisbon don´t miss this unique Gamelan show where traditional Indonesian themes meet jazz compositions by Bernardo Sassetti and George Gershwin at the Museu do Oriente, Saturday 12th Dec 2015, 21:30h.
Yogistragong [Artistic Director: Elizabeth Davis] | Adriano Jordão (Piano) | Carlos Martins [Saxophone] | Mark Duggan [Marimba solo]
Oriental Blues – Gamelan & Jazz | Fundação de Oriente
Carlos Martins, Mário Delgado, Carlos Barretto and Alexandre Frazão
returning to the Hot Club Stage on December 10th, 22:30h.
Come by and enjoy some unheard and promising tunes…
© Joaquim Mendes
Find more information on: http://www.hcp.pt/events?filter=eventday&v=20151210
Don’t miss another great opportunity to attend the contaging live performance of Carlos Martins, Mário Delgado, Alexandre Frazão and Carlos Barretto, presenting their latest record “Absence” at Casa de Música in Porto.
For tickets and more information please go to:
Read some thoughts on Carlos Martins’ latest album “Absence” by Rui Neves (Artistic Director Jazz em Agosto, Fundação Gulbenkian):
„(…) The saxophonist Carlos Martins is essential for the implementation of a new aesthetic and professional posture that has not existed before. The relations of any jazz musician in his natural nomadization end up solidifying with those who get close to him in a harmonious chemistry that manifests itself in various encounters. Like this, Carlos Martins is confident with his choice of fellow musicians of his current quartet, the double bass player Carlos Barretto, the guitarist Mário Delgado and the drummer Alexandre Frazão, and it is important to mention that this is the saxophonist’s original quartet that included piano player Bernardo Sassetti, who is still an omnipresent figure. The ten compositions/ situations on the record „Absence“ by Carlos Martins reflect his vision of today, introspective and stabilizing, executed with elegance and giving priority to an essential melodism in a complete and sincere conviction.
It is an approach to Jazz, peculiar and authentic, like it should be.“
– See the full text in Portuguese below –