Awaited debut album on Fresh Sound New Talent by talented Portuguese guitar player, Ricardo Pinheiro, a fine improviser combining a melting pot of influences to give rise to a very distinctive and deep sound that fits like a charm with the saxophones skills of the great Chris Cheek, a top-notch and always a guarantee of a terrific set. Made exclusively with the compositions and arrangements of Pinheiro, other musical confreres on this outing are pianists Mario Laginha and Joao Paulo Da Silva, bassist Demian Cabaud and drummer Alexandre Frazao, all have well established credentials as among the best of the local jazz scene. Without any doubt, this album should go a long way in set the guitarist the recognition they deserves.
01. Mechanique (8:53)
02. Reflection (9:42)
03. Isabel (Raindrops) (6:10)
04. Soleil Levant (en Mars) (6:00)
05. Somewhere Nowhere (11:18)
06. Pop-Up (6:04)
07. Open Letter (to Leo) (9:35)
08. Isabel (Teardrops) (3:23)
09. Sereno (para Patricia) (5:11)
Total time: 66:00 min.
Music composed and arranged by Ricardo Pinheiro.
Ricardo Pinheiro (g), Chris Cheek (ss & ts), Mario Laginha (p),João Paulo Da Silva (p, Fener Rhodes, accordion), Demian Cabaud (b) and Alexandre Frazão (d).
Recorded at Timbuktu Studio by André Fernandes, on November 16 & 17, 2008.
Mixed and mastered by Pedro Duarte Pestana at Stereosonic Studio.
Produced by Ricardo Pinheiro & Pedro Duarte Pestana.