Tone Stories
  • Jorge Rossy
    Jorge Rossy
  • Chris Cheek
    Chris Cheek
  • Michael Formanek
    Michael Formanek
  • Ricardo Pinheiro
    Ricardo Pinheiro
  • Ricardo Pinheiro
    Ricardo Pinheiro

Ricardo Pinheiro

Tone Stories

Fresh Sound 5100 Series

Ricardo Pinheiro (g), Chris Cheek (ss, ts), Michael Formanek (b), Jorge Rossy (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5131

Bar code: 8427328651318

Music is the art of communicating ideas and sharing aesthetic and emotional views about the world and the intangible.

Going through this process with Chris, Jorge, and Michael is very special, not only because I grew up listening to their music, but because of the ease of being around and working with them. These sensitive and inspired musicians privilege the collective aspects of music making to the detriment of the individual ones and work tirelessly for the group.

Even though I often compose original music, I always go back to standards as a source of inspiration. The melodies and harmonies of these tunes sound always fresh and constantly stimulate new improvisational ideas. The qualities of the repertoire of this recording and the narrative drive of these musicians provided just the right environment to conceptualize and develop the landscapes and stories presented here.

I hope this recording sounds as special to the listener as it was for us to record.

—Ricardo Pinheiro


01. When You Wish Upon a Star (Leigh Harline) 3:05
02. De Dah (Elmo Hope) 5:16
03. The Peacocks (Jimmy Rowles) 4:43
04. Fried Bananas (Dexter Gordon) 6:31
05. Weaver of Dreams (Victor Young) 3:26
06. When Will the Blues Leave? (Ornette Coleman) 4:34
07. If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron) 3:33
08. Soul Eyes (Mal Waldron) 2:56
09. Blame It on My Youth (Oscar Levant) 3:23
10. There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones) 3:23

Album details

Total time: 47:52 min.

Ricardo Pinheiro (guitar), Chris Cheek (soprano & tenor sax), Michael Formanek (ass), Jorge Rossy (drums).
Recorded at Timbuktu Studios, Lisbon, Portugal,
June 2023

Engineered, mixed & mastered by André Fernandes
Photos by Maria Bicker
Liner notes: Ricardo Pinheiro & David Liebman

Produced by Ricardo Pinheiro
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

This sound recording © 2024 by Fresh Sound Records
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.​

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