Gabriele Mirabassi & Roberto Taufic – Nitido E Obscuro (Live) (2018)

Gabriele Mirabassi & Roberto Taufic - Nitido E Obscuro (Live) (2018)
Artist: Gabriele Mirabassi & Roberto Taufic
Album: Nitido E Obscuro (Live)
Label: Cam Jazz
Year Of Release: 2018
Format: FLAC (tracks)
1. Saci 03:12
2. Nitido E Obscuro 02:56
3. Francisca 04:25
4. Sinha 04:24
5. Assanhado 02:50
6. Ao Amigo Tom 04:44
7. Choro Mineiro 03:55
8. Donna Ornella 02:31
9. Igreja Da Penha 04:10
10. Falacao 04:59
11. Pranto 03:21
12. Subindo A Cantareira 04:18
13. No Na Garganta 04:04
14. Um A Zero 03:03


“How much music is there here? A glance at the timer dial on your hi-fi will give you the strict and literal answer, but it’s tempting to ignore that and say that the real duration is a hundred years. Here are two masters, just turned into their 50s, both of them having absorbed music pretty much since birth, through their ears, but also eyes and bodies, because there is a good deal of dance involved in these sounds as well. That alternative answer might lead you to expect a dense, laden sound, as the playing partners try to pack as much information as possible into each track, but of course the reality is very different. As both Gabriele Mirabassi and Roberto Taufic have recognised, there is a more to be said in a single, gracefully positioned note, than there is in virtuosic flurries of sound. What might, at first hearing, seem like a rather gentle and unhurried performance, continues to yield new layers and impressions with each successive visit. The chase elements of the title track are entirely in the service of a tune that will stay with your forever, even if you can’t whistle that fast. It would be redundant to speculate which man brings what to the music. Taufic’s Honduran/Brazilian background (which is actually more culturally complex than that) suggests he might be behind the chôro elements, but Mirabassi understands that language just as well and intuitively. The two men previously shared their common ground on a record called Um Brasil diferente, a title that nicely sums up what you’re holding here as well”. (Brian Morton)

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