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Bernardo Sassetti

Bernardo da Costa Sassetti Pais was a Portuguese jazz pianist and film composer.

Sassetti was born in Lisbon. He was a great-grandson of Sidónio Pais, President of the First Republic. He initially played guitar, then began studying piano and music theory at age nine. He became interested in jazz after hearing Bill Evans. He studied jazz with Horace Parlan and Sir Roland Hanna. By the late 1980s, he was backing visiting musicians and teaching jazz piano in Lisbon (and, later, taught throughout other lusophonic areas). During the 1990s, he worked in London, where he recorded three albums with Guy Barker's group. Anthony Minghella invited them to appear as the Napoli Jazz Sextet in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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Motion
Motion
Clean Feed Records
2010
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Um Amor De Perdição
Clean Feed
2009
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Unreal: Sidewalk...
Clean Feed
2007
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Ascent
Ascent
Clean Feed Records
2006
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Alice
Clean Feed
2005
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Indigo
Clean Feed
2004
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