Lama Trio

The particularly dynamic and inventive Portuguese jazz scene has a new front with the trio LAMA. Curiously enough, the project was born in Roterdam, where the double bassist and composer Gonçalo Almeida and the trumpeter Susana Santos Silva were at the time (2008) studying in the jazz department of the local conservatory. There, they met the Canadian drummer Greg Smith, who used to work in the nearby dance school. Acting in the frontier line between the “mainstream” and the so called avant-garde, “Oneiros” proposes a particular jazz vision for the 21st century, with an interesting use of electronics

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”Lama's jazz is innovative, avant-garde and outside conventions” - Journal Hard Musica

“Lama, Oneiros: Let's just call this avant-garde...An alluring set of dissonance and drive. Also on the Clean Feed label, who smartly scooped up this trio up. RECOMMENDED” - 17 Dots

“long beautiful trumpet calls, low and serene, over a sea of electronics and gentle rhythms... Electronics swirl about in a desert animated journey... released on the excellent Clean Feed label, who has time again proven themselves unafraid to take chances with challenging recordings” - Music is Good

“A democratic engagement modelled on structure and deft expressionism akin to a multi-colored water painting... contrasting loose movements, yearning lines, and efficient use of space..

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