First of all, LUMINA was born as a guitar&drums duo, after only two incredible recording sessions without any rehearsals, editing and overdubs. Due to the unexpected and flaming result Fabio and Johny decided to join forces to form LUMINA. The “free-style sound” of LUMINA, although at the first moment it sounds like “broken” or “fragmented” without any structure, it shows us an unexpected “organic” structure after many auditions. That’s why they choose “Fractals” as the main symbol of Lumina. Lately, after listening to the “duo” recordings, Sizao Machado - well know all over the world by his performances with Chet Baker, Elis Regina, Herbie Memm, Chico Buarque, Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Jim Hall, Ivan Lins, Randy Brecker, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, etc - joined the project. He recorded impossible bass parts, increasing the impact and effect on LUMINA’s sound.
The debut CD - Project Project is the title of the free experimentations done by LUMINA inside the studio and that turned to be the first band’s CD. With eight tracks - Crystal Tower, Siberia, Sahara, Thar, Lonely, Karakum, Atacama and Genesis
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A stellar lineup of jazz luminaries in Philadelphia this fall
A refined and complex sound... instrumental fusion trio of the best quality. - Território da Música (Brazil)
No lack of virtuosity in this broth of influences - Blues & Jazz Magazine (Brazil)
The band sounds free on the improvisations, eclectic and very jazzistic with much jam and feeling - ProgBrasil (Brazil)
The work walks with authenticity and knowledge of the facts through the winding road of the jazz-fusion, with complex harmonic constructions, unusual melodies and high technical ability - Whiplash (Brazil)
An unusually talented band - Merlin Prog (Norway)
Musicians with high ability of creation - Prog Rock (Poland)
Music of pure emotional investigation The album is absolutely recommended