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Rodrigo Amado

Born: July 15, 1964    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Rodrigo Amado

For Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, improvisation isn’t only a process of making music, but an end in itself and a cause he pursues with great passion. His long span project Lisbon Improvisation Players and other groups he formed with, for instance, Ken Filiano, Steve Adams, Dennis Gonzalez, Carlos “Z�-ngaro”, Kent Kessler, Paal Nilssen-Love, Miguel Mira or Gabriel Ferrandini, all share the same method of opening the concept of real-time composition to as many perspectives as possible.

With one foot in modern jazz and the other in free improvisation, what he likes most is to play in the jazz idiom, without any tunes or preconceived structures, but forging a work of strong structure, clear direction and deep meaning, in real-time. So, his improvisation, although not free in formal terms, is free anyhow in its strategies and in the open spectrum of possibilities it offers musicians working with him. And that ambiguity is what interests him....
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As a Leader

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European Echoes
2007
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Personnel: Rodrigo Amado: saxophone.
Carlos Zíngaro: violin.
Tomas Ulrich: Cello.
Ken Filiano: double-bass.

As A Side Musician

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