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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.

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“(...) 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

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Walter Page Walter Page
bass, acoustic
John Clayton John Clayton
bass, acoustic
Chuck Israels Chuck Israels
bass, acoustic
Mark Helias Mark Helias
bass, acoustic
Curtis Counce Curtis Counce
bass, acoustic
Adam Lane Adam Lane
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