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Miguel Ângelo Quarteto present the new album “Dança dos Desastrados”

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“Dança dos Desastrados” is the new album by Miguel Ângelo Quarteto. After having released in 2013, “Branco”, the group’s debut album, and the album “A Vida de X”, in 2016, the Quarteto, led by bassist and composer Miguel Ângelo, now presents its third work: “Dança dos Desastrados”.

Based on possible traditional dances, real or imaginary, this is the Quartet’s proposal to listen, feel and dance, even for the most “clumsy”.

The physical disc is a true collection piece, in which the design is the responsibility of the graphic artist Maria Mónica. The disc has a limited edition of 250 units and can be purchased at miguelangelo.bandcamp.com.

The digital version will be available soon on major platforms.

Miguel Ângelo is one of the most recognized jazz musicians on the national scene. In 2016, the album “A Vida de X” was considered by Jazz.pt magazine, by critic Phil Barnes, by All About Jazz magazine and by several national critics as one of the best Jazz albums of 2016.

The bassist has already played with some of the great names in the national and international music scene, in which Chris Cheek, Ohad Talmor, Dan Weiss, Frank Vaganée, Virxílio Silva, among others, stand out.

The new album “Dança dos Desastrados” is also a digital project: the arts complement each other, intersect, overlap and, in conjunction, allow for new achievements and realities. Therefore, the double bass player and composer, who is also a computer programmer, teamed up with the graphic artist Maria Mónica, author of the album cover and, from the music and the album cover, created a new “autonomous” digital world, in shape of game, landscape and/or virtual reality so that music, drawing and technology enhance the sensory experience of the listener/interlocutor.

The Quartet: Miguel Ângelo: Double Bass and Composition | João Guimarães: Sax | Joaquim Rodrigues: Piano | Marcos Cavaleiro: Drums

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