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  • Concert Carlos Bica & Azul + Paulo Duarte Overground Collective

    • Music
    • Thursday 15th October 2015
    • St Matthias Church, London
    • Doors open: - 7:00 pm
    • Tickets : £18 in Advance
    Double bass player and composer, Carlos Bica, is one of the most prolific and innovative sound artists of Portugal. Known for his lyrical tone on the double bass, Bica has the rare ability to write melodies that essentially are songs without words, haunting and unforgettable. His trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has become his showcase as a bass player and composer. Buy Tickets
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    Carlos Bica & Azul feat. Frank Möbus (guitar) and Jim Black (drums) 

    “The first real jazz star of the decade” (Frankfurter Allg. Zeitung), Carlos Bica is both a remarkable composer and outstanding bass player. He has the rare ability to write melodies that essentially are songs without words, haunting and unforgettable. Inspired by many different sources – classical music, jazz, rock, pop, fado, world music, folk – Bica’s music always possesses a special atmosphere of poetry and magic.

    Carlos, started  trio Azul in the nineties incorporating obstinate guitar genius Frank Möbus (leader of Der Rote Bereich) and fascinating drum wizard Jim Black (of Dave Douglas fame) into a unique ensemble concept. The three of them go for a fresh mixture of jazz beats, rock twists and Mediterranean melodicism and a soundscape repeatedly compared to Radiohead and Tortoise.

    “The musicians dare to leave open spaces – one of the most obvious strengths of the trio,” Jazzthetik magazine.
    “Southern lightness, highly energetic density, humorous playfulness, dramatic heaviness – all that comes together for a stimulating palette of blue shades.”

    The fifth album by Carlos Bica’s Azul is a brilliant new step of a singular project started in 1996. And singular because of the unusual mix of elements that, once more, we find in “Things About”: indie jazz fed by the energy and the unquiet pulse of rock, with song formats coming from pop and the lyrical, melancholic emotionality typical of the Portuguese folk music.

    Paulo Duarte’s Overground Collective

    Paulo Dias Duarte is an award-winning Portuguese composer, based in London since 2003. Paulo’s compositions mix styles and frame musical clichés in very unusual way, guiding audiences through rarely-visited musical fields. The Overground Collective is an unorthodox big band composed of some of the wildest improvisers on the London jazz scene. The combination of Paulo’s music and these improvisers makes each concert a unique experience.

    Andre Caniere – Trumpet
    Julie Kjear – alto
    Rachel Musson – Tenor
    Ben Bastin – Bass
    Rob Pennel – Drums
    Paulo Dias Duarte – guitar


    An evening of Music, Food and Wine.

    As always we’ll have amazing Portuguese wines and Petiscos to enjoy along the evening.

    Venue & Ticket Information

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    St. Matthias Church – Location info – (also see map Below)

    Saint Matthias Church
    Wordsworth Rd
    London N16 8DD

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