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João Hasselberg

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Born: January 24, 1986    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Was Born in Lisbon in 1986. Starts playing electric bass at the age of 15, beeing teached by Gregg Moore. Begans to study at the jazz school of Hot Clube de Portugal in 2004 after finishing high school. One year later he “quits” the electric bass and switch to Double bass, having Nelson Cascais as mentor. On that same year records with IMI Kollektief the album “Snug As A Gun” for Clean feed Records with Al�-pio C. Neto (ts), Elsa Vandeweyer (vib), Jean-Marc Charmier (trp), Rui Gonçalves (drms).

“Clean Feed Records, Portugal's most adventurous jazz label, has emerged as one of the leading lights of the independent music scene. Founded in 1999 by Pedro Costa, the label has since grown to include a veritable who's who of contemporary talent, both in the US and abroad.” (...) The IMI Kollektief demonstrates the global power of improvised music's appeal, specifically that strain lovingly referred to as jazz. Supported by an abiding preference for boisterous free-bop, the IMI Kollektief traffics in a menagerie of sonic pleasures. Brazilian tenor saxophonist Alipio Carvalho Neto, French trumpet player Jean-Marc Charmier, Belgian vibraphonist Elsa Vandeweyer and the Portuguese rhythm section of bassist João Hasselberg and drummer Rui Gonçalves deliver a feisty program of infectious melodies infused with pneumatic swing. Taken from a line by Seamus Heaney, Snug As A Gun is a thrill ride through histories both real and imagined. The sprightly circus-theme bounce of “Proof Boum Boum” and the title track invoke the sort of manic, noir inflected chase music so fondly adapted from Raymond Scott by such visionaries as Phillip Johnston and John Zorn for their genre-pillaging works. But this ensemble doesn't rely on cut and paste tricks for shock value, their's is a wholly organic approach. Unafraid of tradition, the ensemble mines rich territory with Vandeweyer's vibes evoking the experimental zeal of the more adventurous 1960s Prestige and Blue Note sessions. ''The ostensible leader of the ensemble, Neto's Brazilian heritage materializes on occasion, such as on the driving “Thierry na Caatinga.” Many of the tunes' quirky angularities and oddball meters invoke the influence of Steve Lacy. Oscillating between deconstructed funk rhythms, sprightly group interplay and energetic swing, “The Hole in My Sole” blends divergent genres. With whip smart horn charts, propulsive rhythms and energy to spare, the IMI Kollektief premiers with a bang. Tracks: Proof Boum Boum; Frevo Sonoris Causa; Snug As A Gun; Fucked Up; Hitching; Manhanhão; The Hole In My Sole; Thierry Na Caatinga; ZEDAVIS; Pão de Deus.”'' by All About Jazz...
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