Rodrigo Amado | Manuel de Oliveira
One of the central projects of Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, this quartet reunites him with legendary Joe McPhee, Chicago double bassist Kent Kessler and young drummer Chris Corsano. Together they bring the universes of free improvisation and composite jazz together. There are four soloists with strong arguments, which create space for explosive solos but always maintain intense communication with place for beautiful melodies. The quartet’s second album, A History of Nothing (Trost records), has generated a huge amount of very enthusiastic criticism from the international press.
Manuel de Oliveira
Known as “the Iberian guitarist”, Manuel de Oliveira gives his compositions the reflections of a peninsular soul that runs through his veins, always with respect, a timeless veneration, for its origins and traditions. Lord of a vast international career, he is one of the most prolific contemporary guitarists. Its curriculum highlights the international edition of the album Amarte and the presence in some of the most important European jazz festivals. After the success of Iberia Live (with the Spanish Jorge Pardo and Carles Benavent, founders of flamenco jazz), who sold out CCB and Casa da Música in 2016, has been dedicated to the creation of solo guitar and partnerships with various artists.
Autumn in Jazz is the pretext for bringing to the Casa da Música some of today’s most vibrant proposals. In its seventh edition, the festival continues to unveil the best music made under the comprehensive cover of a genre marked by the cult of improvisation and innovation. Between established names and new values, all jazz trends are welcome.