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Carlos Barretto

Born: July 18, 1957    Primary Instrument: Bass

Carlos Barretto

Carlos Barretto is a reference in the portuguese jazz music scene as a double bass player and composer.

Was born in Lisbon (Portugal), where he currently lives. Has lived in Paris (France) and Madrid (Spain). Played all over Europe, Cape Verde, Senegal, China, Macau, Morocco, Angola...

He also paints and has been doing ehxibitions along his shows.

Worked with:

Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Gary Bartz, Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Tony Scott, Glenn Ferris, John Stubblefield, Art Farmer, Jack Walrath, Louis Sclavis, François Corneloup, Perico Sambeat, Roman Filliu, Gilad Atzmon, Carlos Bechegas, Rodrigo Amado, Marlon Jordan, Gerard Presencer, François Théberge, Bob Sands, Jorge Pardo, Andrej Olejnizack, João Moreira, Carlos Martins, Al�-pio Neto, Carlos Z�-ngaro, Mal Waldron, Horace Parlan, George Cables, Kirk Lightsey, Alain Jean-Marie, Bernardo Sassetti, Brad Mehldau, Richard Galliano, Mariano Diaz, Fabio Mianno, Abe Rabade, German Kucich, Horacio Icasto, Júlio Resende, Mário Laginha, Barry Altschul, George Brown, Cindy Blackman, Joe Chambers, Jordi Rossy, Aldo Romano, Don Moye, Carlos Carli, Marc Miralta, Daniel Garcia, Guillermo Mcguill, Mário Barreiros, Markku Ounaskari, Ethan Winogrand, Juan Mas Barroso, Joel Silva, Karl Berger, John Betsch, entre outros (among others)

“(...) Il disco si presenti molto preciso, intenso, abile a creare persorsi inestricabili ed a trovarne la via di uscita divertendo e divertendosi a sua volta.”, in All About Jazz, Maio 2010, Italy

“(…) A guitarra de Mário Delgado está cada vez mais inventiva e ousada, a bateria de José Salgueiro ganha solidez e versatilidade, Barretto ganhou desenvoltura nos solos e no uso do arco , mostrando que o trio aproveitou bem os sete anos transcorridos desde o último registo”, in Time Out, Abril 2010, Portugal

“Uma das grandes formações do Jazz Português”, in jornal Público Abril 2010, Portugal

“Magnifico! Dotado de uma musicalidade suprema”, Arnaud Merlin, Jazz-Hot, France

“As palavras dizem bem pouco, tal é a emoção que sentimos ao ouvir a sua música”, Libération, France

“Carlos Barretto é um músico de créditos firmados, um baixo de grande qualidade...”, nagazine Sábado, Portugal

“Si alguien domina el contrabajo dentro del Jazz europeo, esse es el portugués Carlos Barretto”, Guia del Ocio, Spain

As a Leader
“Impressões” (Groove/Movieplay) / 1994 “Going up” (Challenge) / 1996 “Suite da Terra” (Bab/Dargil) / 1998 “Olhar” (Up Beat) /1999 “Silêncios” (Foco Musical) / 2000 “Radio Song” (CBTM/Clean Feed) / 2002 “Solo Pictórico” (CBTM) / 2002 “Lokomotiv” (Clean Feed) / 2003 “Labirintos” (Clean Feed/Mundos Records) 2010 As A Side Musician
Mal Waldron / Thierry Bruneau Quartet – “Serene” (Serene) / 1991 George Cables Trio – “Alone Together” (Groove/Movieplay) / 1995 Carlos Martins – “Passagem” (Enja) / 1998 Bob Sands – “Jumpstart” (Fresh Sound) / 1999 Carlos Martins – “Sempre” (Emi/VC) / 1999 Mário Delgado – “Filactera” (Clean Feed) / 2002 Bernardo Sassetti – “Nocturno” (Clean Feed) / 2002 Afonso Pais – “Terra Nova” (Clean Feed) / 2004 Bernardo Sassetti – “Ascent” (Clean Feed) / 2005 Ethan Winogrand – “Tangled Tango” (Clean Feed) / 2007 Miguel Martins – “The Newcomer” (Klimax Records) / 2008 Afonso Pais – “Subsequências” (Enja) / 2008 Jorge Moniz – “Deambulações” / 2010 Bernardo Sassetti Trio – “Motion” (Clean Feed) / 2010 Information last updated February 8th, 2011

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