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Sons of Revolution

Júlio Resende Fado Jazz

Sons of Revolution

Format: CD
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427998026
Catnr: ACT 99802
Release date: 13 October 2023
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427998026
Catalogue number
ACT 99802
Release date
13 October 2023
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Artist(s)
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About the album

"Júlio Resende has the profound ability to reinvent Portugal's trademark deep, em otional m usic through the piano," says the respected world music magazine Songlines of the Portuguese pianist/composer. Resende's concept of Fado Jazz is a perfect example of how jazz has become a global language for free musical expression – a concept which has been fundamental to ACT ever since its foundation over 30 years ago. Júlio Resende has dedicated his new album "Sons of Revolution" to the Carnation Revolution of 1974 which brought freedom to Portuguese People and shaped their culture and society as it is today. The peaceful overthrow of dictator Salazar not only paved the way for democracy but also marked the end of colonial wars in Mozambique and Angola. "Without the revolution, I wouldn't even exist," says Júlio Resende. "My father is from Angola, he emigrated to Portugal after the revolution, and met my mother. The freedom to express myself is one of the dearest things to me, and jazz is the music that enables that the most – without any borders or restrictions." That is why the idea of blending Fado and jaz z was so natural from the beginning. And Resende’s pioneering work is gaining more and more recognition. "Funnily, it was the Fado musicians who liked the approach from the beginning. For them, Fado is a living art form, with deep roots, but constantly evolving. The jazz musicians took a little longer, but I notice that more and more of them dare to let their own traditions flow more into their music." And yet Resende's music does not merely adapt traditional songs, it thrives on his enchanting, melody-driven original compositions which perfectly embody the spirit of both worlds.

Nevertheless, there is one interpretation of a classic tune on the album – "Fado Ponciana for Ahmad Jamal", with which Resende for the first time does not bring jazz to fado, but vice versa. And the result sounds so light and natural, as if this connection had always existed. "Sons of Revolution" features Resende's perfectly synchroniz ed quartet of bassist Alexandre Frazão, drum mer André Rosinha, and Bruno Chaveiro on the lute-like guitarra portuguesa. The interplay between Resende and Chaveiro – who is the highly sought-after accompanist of Fado luminaries such as Carminho or Ana Moura, as well as Resende himself – reveal a musical colour very rarely heard in jazz. The same goes for the guest appearance of 2017 Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral on the ballad „A Casa Dela / Her House“, who has a strong jazz background and roots in the Portuguese song tradition. All these exceptional yet organic connections reveal the essence of Júlio Resende's music: freedom, depth, emotional truthfulness and maximum expression. Júlio Resende offers a vivid testim ony to how deeply - rooted traditions have remained alive into the presen t day

Artist(s)

Júlio Resende (piano)

Júlio is one of the most international Portuguese musicians and he has already released eight albums in his own name. Júlio Resende’s career has begun in Jazz, passed through Fado and recently comes to pop-rock, in a continuous search for the perfect place that never exists. After recorded his first three projects in a jazz trio and quartet (Da Alma - 2007, Assim Falava Jazzatustra - 2009, You Taste Like a Song - 2011), he decided to think about improvisation about other musical genres, like Fado, where he crosses tradition with modernity and launches, from his piano, a new look over the Portuguese song. Based on some of the most popular themes of Amália Rodrigues - Diva do Fado - Júlio Resende...
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Júlio is one of the most international Portuguese musicians and he has already released eight albums in his own name. Júlio Resende’s career has begun in Jazz, passed through Fado and recently comes to pop-rock, in a continuous search for the perfect place that never exists.
After recorded his first three projects in a jazz trio and quartet (Da Alma - 2007, Assim Falava Jazzatustra - 2009, You Taste Like a Song - 2011), he decided to think about improvisation about other musical genres, like Fado, where he crosses tradition with modernity and launches, from his piano, a new look over the Portuguese song.
Based on some of the most popular themes of Amália Rodrigues - Diva do Fado - Júlio Resende presents a new challenge: bringing Fado to the piano; sing the melodies with the piano instead of just accompanying them; with the piano expressing everything that Fado means. Amália by Júlio Resende, edited in 2013 by Valentim de Carvalho, was unanimously acclaimed by all Portuguese music critics and received CHOC DISC ***** 5 Stars by the prestigious French magazine CLASSICA, which classifies the best musicians and instrumentalists in the world. Talented and creative improviser, Júlio goes further and risks a (im)possible duet with Amália, serving Diva's voice with his piano on the theme "Medo". 15 years after the disappearance of Amália Rodrigues, Júlio Resende convinces Valentim de Carvalho (Amália editor) and, for the first time in history, a musician is allowed to play with the voice of the Diva.
Following his first solo project with Fado and Jazz, Júlio Resende launched his fifth album Fado & Further in 2015 with the participation of Sílvia Pérez Cruz, one of Spain's greatest female singers.
His sixth album opens the challenge for a new paradigm: word and poetry, in a happy match with the Psychiatrist and Sexologist Júlio Machado Vaz. “Poesia Homónima” (2016) is the proof that art has no barriers and opens the way for a new relationship between the pianist and poetry. They are poems by Eugénio de Andrade and Gonçalo M. Tavares, in the unmistakable voice of Júlio Machado Vaz, accompanied by the improvisation of Júlio Resende’s piano.
As early as 2017, Júlio Resende launches the one that is probably the most daring and divergent of all his creations. From the English poetry of Fernando Pessoa is a pop-rock band with influences of indie and electronic music to which it gives the name of Alexander Search, one of the most important heteronyms of Pessoa and that wrote almost exclusively in the English language. The album, released in June, went directly to the third position of the national top selling, making sure that it is already a winning bet.
Cinderella Cyborg his latest album. A musical adventure, an assumed relationship between man and machine. Between the acoustic of the piano, the drums and the double bass, and the electronic sounds of the pads and chips.

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André Rosinha (double bass)

Composer(s)

Júlio Resende (piano)

Júlio is one of the most international Portuguese musicians and he has already released eight albums in his own name. Júlio Resende’s career has begun in Jazz, passed through Fado and recently comes to pop-rock, in a continuous search for the perfect place that never exists. After recorded his first three projects in a jazz trio and quartet (Da Alma - 2007, Assim Falava Jazzatustra - 2009, You Taste Like a Song - 2011), he decided to think about improvisation about other musical genres, like Fado, where he crosses tradition with modernity and launches, from his piano, a new look over the Portuguese song. Based on some of the most popular themes of Amália Rodrigues - Diva do Fado - Júlio Resende...
more
Júlio is one of the most international Portuguese musicians and he has already released eight albums in his own name. Júlio Resende’s career has begun in Jazz, passed through Fado and recently comes to pop-rock, in a continuous search for the perfect place that never exists.
After recorded his first three projects in a jazz trio and quartet (Da Alma - 2007, Assim Falava Jazzatustra - 2009, You Taste Like a Song - 2011), he decided to think about improvisation about other musical genres, like Fado, where he crosses tradition with modernity and launches, from his piano, a new look over the Portuguese song.
Based on some of the most popular themes of Amália Rodrigues - Diva do Fado - Júlio Resende presents a new challenge: bringing Fado to the piano; sing the melodies with the piano instead of just accompanying them; with the piano expressing everything that Fado means. Amália by Júlio Resende, edited in 2013 by Valentim de Carvalho, was unanimously acclaimed by all Portuguese music critics and received CHOC DISC ***** 5 Stars by the prestigious French magazine CLASSICA, which classifies the best musicians and instrumentalists in the world. Talented and creative improviser, Júlio goes further and risks a (im)possible duet with Amália, serving Diva's voice with his piano on the theme "Medo". 15 years after the disappearance of Amália Rodrigues, Júlio Resende convinces Valentim de Carvalho (Amália editor) and, for the first time in history, a musician is allowed to play with the voice of the Diva.
Following his first solo project with Fado and Jazz, Júlio Resende launched his fifth album Fado & Further in 2015 with the participation of Sílvia Pérez Cruz, one of Spain's greatest female singers.
His sixth album opens the challenge for a new paradigm: word and poetry, in a happy match with the Psychiatrist and Sexologist Júlio Machado Vaz. “Poesia Homónima” (2016) is the proof that art has no barriers and opens the way for a new relationship between the pianist and poetry. They are poems by Eugénio de Andrade and Gonçalo M. Tavares, in the unmistakable voice of Júlio Machado Vaz, accompanied by the improvisation of Júlio Resende’s piano.
As early as 2017, Júlio Resende launches the one that is probably the most daring and divergent of all his creations. From the English poetry of Fernando Pessoa is a pop-rock band with influences of indie and electronic music to which it gives the name of Alexander Search, one of the most important heteronyms of Pessoa and that wrote almost exclusively in the English language. The album, released in June, went directly to the third position of the national top selling, making sure that it is already a winning bet.
Cinderella Cyborg his latest album. A musical adventure, an assumed relationship between man and machine. Between the acoustic of the piano, the drums and the double bass, and the electronic sounds of the pads and chips.

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01.
Portugal Celebrates With Red Flowers (A Rosinha Dos Limões)
02:34
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
02.
Liberdade Desgarrada
02:38
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
03.
Mr. Fado Goes to Africa for the First Time
03:17
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
04.
End of Colonial War! No Saudade
04:08
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
05.
Mano a Mano - Now We Are Brothers
05:03
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
06.
Peace at Last
04:53
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
07.
Anagrama - The Retornados Love Two Lands
04:38
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
08.
Portugal Dances Another Mariquinhas
03:37
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
09.
Improvisation About “Traz Outro Amigo Também”
02:30
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
10.
Fado Poinciana for Ahmad Jamal
05:26
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
11.
A Casa Dela / Her House (feat. Salvador Sobral)
05:14
(Júlio Resende) Júlio Resende, André Rosinha, Alexandre Frazão, Bruno Chaveiro, Salvador Sobral
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