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Fail Better!

Born in 2012, Fail Better! is a quintet that brings together musicians living in different cities (Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon). The base is the union of two pre-existing projects: the duo formed by João Guimarães (saxophone) and João Pais Filipe (percussion), which in 2012 produced one of the most interesting free jazz records made ​​in Portugal (Ancestral, Sonoscopia Records) and the trio THE NAP, which joins Marcelo dos Reis (guitar), José Miguel Pereira (bass) and Pais Filipe. Luis Vicente (trumpet) completes the “pentagon”, adding richness of timbre and increasing the expressive possibilities of the quintet, whose music is able to drive to distinct territories. Sometimes more jazz, sometimes making use of collage of different sources apparently irreconcilable, post-rock, free improvisation and contemporary music.

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Mark Lewis Mark Lewis
saxophone
Mike Vaccaro Mike Vaccaro
reeds
Hilde Hefte Hilde Hefte
vocalist
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Sal La Rocca Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic
Leigh Pilzer Leigh Pilzer
sax, baritone
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
vocalist
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Synia Carroll Synia Carroll
vocalist
Jamie O'Donnell Jamie O'Donnell
sax, alto
Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
guitar
Marco Santilli Marco Santilli
clarinet

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