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With regard to groups with a large number of members, Coreto is certainly one ensemble that over the years has been an indispensable element in the Portuguese Jazz scene. The project is part of the heritage of jazz orchestralism, turning more to the bop period than that of this creative source, that of swing, but in combination with formulas from contemporary classical composition and with aspects taken from freely improvised music, which is not exactly free jazz.

The last album published by this formation, “Analog”, which uses compositions by João Pedro Brandão, also adds a rhythm derived from electronic dance music and, in particular, drum 'n' bass. The music in this ensemble is essentially collective and sustained with unison, counterpoint, polymelodic and polyrhythmic games and complex harmonic and timbral constructions. The album in question even places the Sound factor in the foreground, using Morse code, short waves and electrical interference as contrasts in an approach that is both acoustic and human, thereby giving it even greater prominence.

Rui Eduardo Paes


João Pedro Brandão Alto saxophone / Flute
José Pedro Coelho Tenor saxophone
Hugo Ciríaco Tenor saxophone
Rui Teixeira Baritone saxophone
Ricardo Formoso Trumpet
Susana Santos Silva Trumpet
Daniel Dias Trombone
Andreia Santos Trombone
AP Electric guitar
Hugo Raro Piano
José Carlos Barbosa Doublebass
José Marrucho Drums

JAZZ 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation joined forces with Associação Porta-Jazz and Jazz ao Centro Clube to present Jazz 2020, a cycle of 10 concerts in Lisbon, Oporto and Coimbra. Between 31 July and 9 August, Portuguese jazz and improvised music will be once more on the agenda!

In a time where many artists have seen their projects cancelled or postponed, this edition is also an opportunity to support more than 60 musicians and the technical teams involved in these concerts.



The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and collective preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us at [email protected].

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