MAU (Miguel Ângelo Utopia) is the new project led by double bass player Miguel Ângelo. MAU is composed by: Miguel Ângelo
- Doublebass, Miguel Moreira
- Guitar and Mário Costa
UTOPIA is the title of this MAU trio´s debut album. You can listen and buy it here!
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In his most recent original project, Mortágua explores the characteristics of the quartet with piano, joining an emblematic rhythmic section, in favor of a fresh and refined product. Without filters, you cry the sorrow of the seaside and laugh in the face of joy on the mountain. This space is made of everything and nothing. It is not, MAZAM.
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«SEM MUROS NEM AMEIAS»
Interview by António Branco @ Jazz.pt
The bassist and composer Miguel Ângelo returned to the albums in his own name with a new project, MAU - Miguel Ângelo Utopia. In this work, and starting from the great work of Englishman Thomas More, the musician assumes an attitude of intervention and counterpoint in the face of the current political panorama. In a long conversation, jazz.pt wanted to know what is on your mind. (by António Branco).
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MAP + CHRIS CHEEK
PEDRO NEVES TRIO
In December 2018, MAP did a small tour with the great sax player Chris Cheek. From the live concerts we have compliled the best moments and did a great album. Beside playing the double bass, i have mix and masterized the album.
Murmuration it is the Pedro Neves trio new album. It is one of the most beatifull albuns i have participated. Beside my function as bass player i did the recording, mix and master of the album!
I THINK I´M GOING TO EAT DESSERT
Miguel Ângelo Solo (out 2017)
Creative Sources Records
I think I´m going to eat dessert
refers to that moment after the main course, in which we have to decide whether to eat that additional dish which, although it is dispensable in nutritional terms, it is justified only by the pleasure of satisfying our need for sugar or additional taste sensations. This album is a bit of this, they are mostly moments of pure improvisation, unrepeatable, which, for me, make musical and emotional sense.
A VIDA DE X
Miguel Ângelo Quartet
"A VIDA DE X" consists of ten compositions inspired by fictional characters or imaginary or real stories that the quartet gave life and hopes that each listener create his own vision and this way, X gets a new life.
Besides music, the CD contains a book with an illustration by theme. The illustrations are by Maria Mónica (5:10), José Rui Coelho (2, 3, 6 and 9) and Inês Coelho (1, 4, 7 and 8).
"A VIDA DE X" is not a simple life is a tangle of them! ...
4o Festival Porta-Jazz
A great party, great quality music, public and a great atmosphere. I attended the concert with my quartet music from the album BRANCO and the world premiere of Super Modern Ensemble and beautiful debut was. See the report of jazz.pt.
December is generally pretty, for those who enjoy the spirit of Christmas, or just party, hugs and kisses. This year will be even better to me.
December will be released a record that I am very proud. A beautiful trio like someone I know says "the best trio of street moreira" ... a trio with the pianist and friend Pedro Neves and Leandro Leonet on drums... it's gonna be beautiful. The 7 release from Carimbo porta-Jazz
Release concert at
Museu Vivo da Fogaça and Contrabaixo Bar
Two beautiful nights in two beautiful spaces (Museu vivo da Fogaça - Contrabaixo Bar - Mira), where the songs won another dimension.
At Museu vivo da Fogaça
a composed house, in a very beautiful (upright piano ) and a beautiful concept, provided the perfect conditions for a beautiful concert, thank you to those who were there, and in particular Moisés!
At Contrabaixo Bar strong> in Mira, the night was "unhinging" energies to 100%, with an attentive and connoisseur audience, was just fantastic. Thank you Chico!!
Here is the video of the theme TEMPO on Contrabaixo:
Algumas fotos, cortesia do Jorge Vidal!
Release concert at FEUP
October 3, 2013 is another day saved in my bank of beautiful memories. Full House, a beautiful public, good environment, everything that is needed for a good concert.
And, at least for us group, it was a fun and judging by the reactions to the public too ...
So to all those who were present at the commission's cultural FEUP, Dr. Luis Melo and Paul Vasques, thank you ...
VOLTAS? | JÁ NÃO VOLTAS @ FEUP
Podem ver as fotos aqui, cortesia do fantástico Amaral Moreira
In his most recent original project, saxophonist João Mortágua explores the sound of the piano quartet, joining an emblematic rhythmic section for a fresh and refined product.
Without filters, one weeps at the hurt at the seaside and laughs at the joy on the mountain. Everything and nothing is made this patrol space.
With a disc in their pocket, to be released later this year, this group gravitates between improvisations and some of the saxophonist´s latest compositions.
Joao Mortagua, saxophone
Carlos Azevedo, piano
Miguel Angelo, double bass
Mario Costa, drums
MAU (Miguel Ângelo Utopia)
MAU is the new project led by bass player Miguel Ângelo.
MAU members are:
Miguel Ângelo - Double bass and composition
Miguel Moreira - Guitars
Mario Costa - Drums
Utopia, the island idealized by Thomas More, where social and political perfection was attained, served as a philosophical motto to the creation of this group, that is, creative freedom and individuality combined and functioning in a utopian, perfect way, as it was idealized on the island of Thomas More. This is the goal!
The trio focuses their attention on music, whether improvised or even when the fallow part of a score written in a conventional way, MAU always assumes that everything is possible and that, who defines the rules, it is always the music and the aesthetic concept of each of the elements of the trio.
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Miguel Ângelo Solo
A new adventure begins. If in the two previous projects we had Miguel Ângelo as leader in a Quartet that gave life and expression to his original works in a frank, well defined and intense way, in this project we see him venturing solo, accompanied by the faithful doublebass.
Making music is an act of daring, it even becomes an act of madness, to do it solo is even more so. I´ve always been involved in solo creative processes, especially in a multi-instrumentalist way, I like what gets me out of the usual axes and paths. Today, I feel mature and easy enough to do it with the Double Bass solo.
It is music, mostly improvised, experimental, where I explore the sounds and voices of the double bass, tunings, timbres and some effects and loops, all created in real time.
In short, a risk!
Ensemble Super Moderne
With solid and recognized musical paths, eight musicians come together to explore different ways of narrating, improvise and interact musically. From a strong compositional component that can bring so many good influences as possible, Ensemble Moderne Super stands out for having no sound but several.
The concept of an aesthetic line as a unifying element of the project disappears, giving way to that Ensemble Moderne Super clearly identifies himself not to take advantage of any music in particular.
José Pedro Coelho – saxofone tenor, soprano e clarinete
Rui Teixeira – saxofone barítono e clarinete baixo
José Soares – saxofone alto
Paulo Perfeito – trombone
Luís Eurico – guitarra
Carlos Azevedo – piano e sintetizadores
Miguel Ângelo – contrabaixo e baixo elétrico
Mário Costa – bateria
Ensemble Super Moderne
Four of the most important and active Portuenses musicians, led by Paulo Gomes, a group dedicated solely to the exploration of repertoire written by its elements, and possibly by other composers and friends.
"Inconsistency, lack of a thread, the near absence of the project and lack of dialogue in the group, are the factors that they value most ..."
Paulo Gomes - Piano
Zé Miguel Moreira - Guitar
Miguel Angelo - DoubleBass
Acácio Salero - Drums
Bruno Macedo Quartet
8mm is the debut album of guitarist´s Bruno Macedo as a leader and composer, after numerous participations with several artists from the Portuguese music scene.
A jazz album with a modern and uncompromised sound, made of soundscapes and a strong thematic link with the seventh art, such as the theme that gives the name to the album.
For that it has the complicity and mastery of Pedro Neves in Piano, Miguel Ângelo in DoubleBass and Leandro Leonet in Drums..
Bruno Macedo – guitarra
Pedro Neves – piano
Miguel Ângelo – contrabaixo
Leandro Leonet – bateria
Pedro Neves Trio
Pedro Neves, Miguel Ângelo and Leandro Leonet, three musicians with a musical identity uninhibited and enthusiastic, looking for fun and challenge that leads them to play together.
Pedro Neves – Piano
Miguel Ângelo – DoubleBass
Leandro Leonet – Drums
Pedro Neves trio debut album "Ausente", listen here:
Jogo de Damas
4 “queens” met each other for a game in the nice old Port Wine City, PORTO - coming from different spots of life, but with a common wish - making vocal harmony and drinking some Port. So, here we are!
Barbara Francke, Fátima Serro, Gabriela Braga Simões, Sameiro Sequeira.
Quatro vozes a cappella cruzadas num repertório internacional, por dentro e por fora, acompanhadas ao piano, contrabaixo e bateria nalgumas paragens deste universo novo.
Paulo Gomes - piano ; Miguel Ângelo - contrabaixo ; Acácio Salero - bateria
Sónia Pinto was born in Porto, Portugal, and it was in her hometown that she began her singing studies, at the Porto Jazz School. She also took private jazz singing lessons and participated in several workshops, national and international. She studied with Fátima Serro (PT), Kiko Pereira (PT), Luciana Souza (Brasil/EUA), Fay Claassen (NL). Later she attended the Free Course of Jazz Singing of the Superior School of Music and Arts of Porto, E.S.M.A.E. Her vocal jazz performances began as a 4tet with Pedro Neves on piano, Hugo Carvalhais on double bass and Leandro Leonet on drums. A couple of years later, remaining faithful to the nuanced and minimalist approach she intends to print to the project, but wanting to take a step forward and enrich it, a fifth element started to play with them.
At this point the band changed and a 5tet started with Bruno Macedo bringing is amazing sounds on guitar and Miguel Ângelo took over the double bass. Sónia Pinto melts in perfection her strong musical personality with that of the accompanying group. Well-known for her deep unmistakable voice and emotional performances, she continues to appear all over in Jazz Clubs, Concert Halls, Casinos, specially in the north of the country.
Often called by the audience "bicho de palco" ("stage creature"), it is precisely there, on stage, that she feels like a fish in the water.
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MAP + CHRIS CHEEK
New album of the MAP Colective, this time with the great pleasure of sharing it wirh the great sax player, Chris Cheek.
This album recorded live in 7 de dezembro at Festival Porta Jazz 2018 no Teatro Rivoli e 8 de dezembro no auditório do Conservatório de Música de Coimbra.
Paulo Gomes Piano
Miguel Moreira Guitarra
Miguel Ângelo Contrabaixo
Acácio Salero Bateria