Realizou-se ontem no Teatro Municipal São Luiz uma homenagem ao Pedro Gonçalves, dois concertos, 19h e às 22h, que recordam o músico dos Dead Combo que morreu em 2021.
Sob o nome “Esse olhar que era só teu”, passaram pelo S. Luíz alguns dos melhores músicos portugueses, e claro Tó Trips, que com ele deu vida às muitas músicas dos Dead Combo.
A tribute to Pedro Gonçalves took place yesterday at the Teatro Municipal São Luiz, two concerts, 7 pm and 10 pm, remembering the Dead Combo musician who died in 2021.
Under the name “This look that was just yours”, some of the best Portuguese musicians passed through S. Luíz, and of course, Tó Trips, who with him brought to life Dead Combo’s songs.
With musical direction by Filipe Melo, it featured musicians who have crossed paths with the duo over the years, Alain Johannes, Aldina Duarte, Alexandre Frazão, Ana Araújo, António Quintino, Bruno Silva, Camané, Carlos Tony Gomes, Denys Stetsenko, Filipe Melo, Gaspar Varela, Gonçalo Leonardo, Gonçalo Prazeres, Gui, Isaac Achega, Joana Sá, João Cabrita, João Cardoso, João Marques, Jorge Ribeiro, Luís Martins, Mário Delgado, Nuno Rafael, Pedro Cobrado, Peixe, Sérgio Nascimento, Tó Trips and Zoe Vidal, a great meeting with the “giant Dead Combo family”, read the show’s synopsis.
In two sold-out sessions, the music of Dead Combo was celebrated, without clapping between songs, at the request of the musicians, but of course, here and there, clapping and “Bravo’s” were impossible to contain, such was the quality of the songs and the musicians that they were rotating around the stage.
The show went beyond being a tribute to double bassist Pedro Gonçalves, from Dead Combo, and a closing of the group’s cycle, as the duo’s tour was interrupted due to Pedro’s health condition, José Morais, the agent, told Lusa, in August, “We have been thinking for a long time about this possibility of doing a tribute show to Pedro, which would close this whole cycle of Dead Combo”.
Dead Combo was founded by Tó Trips and Pedro Gonçalves in 2003, authors of instrumental compositions, which encompassed different styles, from rock and blues, to traditional Portuguese music with influences that reached them from Africa to Latin America.
The duo, whenever they went on stage, took on two characters – one was a blacksmith and the other a ‘gangster’ and created some of the most beautiful themes in Portuguese music, which were forever recorded in the albums, Dead Combo – Quando a Alma não é Pequena, Lusitânia Playboys, Lisboa Mulata and Odeon Hotel.
A fantastic concert, a unique moment.