The latest album by Brazilian cellist Jacques Morelenbaum, millennium flowerhave an unmistakable aroma of samba In a broad sense to which the freshness of improvisation is added, but he warns us that “this spirit does not bring it closer to jazz, but rather highlights the richness of samba, our idea being to expand its boundaries”, Morelenbaum told during the phone chat with bugle,
“I don’t see it as jazz; it’s improvisational music with Brazilian musicians and although jazz is an influence for all of us, Basically what we do is play our music independently“, He says.
And he continues: “Improvisation refers us to a dialogue and that always gives freshness to the music”, said the cellist, composer and producer, who It will be offered on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13. (in double function), with his CelloSam3aTrio in Bebop, with Lula Galvao on guitar and Paulo Braga on percussion.
played with the greatest
Jacques Morelenbaum played and arranged for Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobin, Ivpan Lins and other Brazilian musical figures.
Sociable and with a distinct Carioca warmth, Morelenbaum (67) is already feeling the warmth that the Argentine public bestows upon him.
“It is very exciting for me to play in Buenos Aires; It is an audience that has always distinguished me with its affection”, said the composer who comes to present millennium flowerThe second album, with Cello Sam3aTrio, launched in Brazil last March.
An album of captivating freshness with a simple sublime arrangement that is a hallmark in the music of this artist, who worked with Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Evan Lins You gall coastamong others.
millennium flower It is their second album 18 years after its release. cello sam3a trioThe first album of this combo and which was also presented in Buenos Aires.
-How was Flor do Millenio born?
-I really wanted to record after all the separation we live in because of the pandemic. I was so excited to meet in person with my musical partners. However, I wasn’t thinking of an album that would end.
Initially, I wanted to make an album with works by artists who focused on politics, for example, boy buark, a disk with an address, A political look at Brazil and what is happening with this far-right government That the first thing he did was to abolish the Ministry of Culture and attack the artists and technicians associated with the culture.
-And what happened?
The company asked me to make an author’s album with original music and I dedicated myself to work in that direction. saved from oblivion millennium flowerA composition he had saved and which he premiered in 1986. I forgot the theme I wrote for a play, I was happy to save it and arrange it for a trio, and I liked the result so much that I ended up naming the album after that theme.
Jacques Morelenbaum will play with his trio in Buenos Aires.
width of samba
Morelenbaum speaks of his music as samba in the broadest sense and intends to continue expanding the boundaries of Brazilian music, but with cello as lead voice,
“The cello sam3atrio is just that, giving an important place to my own voice, which is the cello. It is with this group that I can freely develop my compositions and my taste for improvisation with Galvao and Barata (who will not be able to be in Buenos Aires because they have work in New York), although Braga, One of the great percussionists, will be on these shows. Brazil has it”, said the musician.
Regarding the album he is coming up with, he revealed that he will only do a few compositions. “I’m not going to do the whole album, it’s gonna be a few songs millennium flower and some other music”, he said, probably because the album operates in two planes. Songs performed by the trio on the one hand and contributions from the trio plus piano, double bass and saxophone on the other.
millennium flower As uniqueness as the collaboration of the three great gurus is Pianist Cristóvo Bastos, double bassist Zeka Asumpcao and flute and saxophonist Carlos Malta, “I’ve played with all three of them many times and they are the musicians who contributed very significantly to this album”, acknowledged the cellist who even choro, chuva and cello (cello) This is a Wands theme.
Although the album features a writer’s vocals, there are two versions that remained from their album’s first project, which was in a political tone, you don’t know how to lovefrom dorival cami You in spite of youby Chico Burke.
Sometimes flor de millenio sounds jazzy, for example, in Casa Branca Brincadeira and Nesse Trem Que U Vu.
-My music wants to expand the boundaries of samba and no, I don’t see it as jazz; Rather, it is music produced by Brazilian musicians and although jazz is an influence for all of us, there is no sense of a jazz approach; Improvisation doesn’t bring us closer to jazz, all we do is play our music, brazilian music, independently.
With regards to his projects, Morelenbaum has a busy agenda for the first half of the year. He is currently working on music for Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes’ next film.
In July, he will travel to Europe to participate in three interesting projects; On the one hand, a tour with the Cellosam3A Trio with singer Paula Morelenbaum as a special guest.
He will also participate with the pairing of Australian pianist Sarah McKenzie and noted Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubumbo, both based in New York, and eventually, he will play with Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fressu and bandoneonist Daniel Boaventura in the album’s presentation. P60lo Fr3suReleased by Trumpeter in 2021.
Jacques Morelenbaum will perform with Cellosam3Atrio on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm and Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, at Bebop, Uriarte 1658. Tickets 3,800 at https:bebopclub.boleteria. online
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