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 wind..an 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
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