RED TRIO

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RED trio is a group that presents a multiplicity of approaches to music playing and composition in real time by improvisation.

Formed by three musicians from the new improvised music Lisbon scene from an idea by Hernâni Faustino, RED trio features Rodrigo Pinheiro at the piano, Hernani Faustino at the doublebass and Gabriel Ferrandini at the drums. RED Trio explores one of the most prolific jazz formations: piano/doublebass/drums. The trio's music is characterized for being fast, energic, highly focused, dynamic and sometimes nervous and violent. Most of RED trio influences are based on jazz and especially on improvised music. A three part counterpoint oscillating between the most subtle sound to a sonic burst full of violence and intensity.

RODRIGO PINHEIRO Born in 1973 at Covilhã, a small town at the center of Portugal. Started learning music at the age of five. At the age of eighteen moved to Lisboa and at the same
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RED TRIO Red Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Red Trio
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
RED TRIO Empire (with John Butcher) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Empire (with John Butcher)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
RED TRIO Stem (with  Nate Wooley) album cover 4.05 | 2 ratings
Stem (with Nate Wooley)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
RED TRIO Rebento album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rebento
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

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RED TRIO RED trio & Mattias Ståhl  : North And The Red Stream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
RED trio & Mattias Ståhl : North And The Red Stream
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
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Live in Munich
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
RED TRIO RED TRIO + Gerard Lebik + Piotr Damasiewicz : Mineral album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
RED TRIO + Gerard Lebik + Piotr Damasiewicz : Mineral
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
RED TRIO RED Trio + John Butcher : Summer Skyshift album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
RED Trio + John Butcher : Summer Skyshift
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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RED TRIO Empire (with John Butcher)

Album · 2011 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Portuguese adventurous jazz scene during last decade demonstrated possibly biggest number of young and or new/newly discovered interesting musicians of all Europe. I can mention reedists Sei Miguel and Rodrigo Amado, or young generation sax player Susana Santos Silva among some others. But speaking about collectives,not individual artists, with no doubt first what comes to mind are Red Trio.

Debuted in 2010 with their self-titled album, the trio of double bassist Hernani Faustino,drummer/percussionist Gabriel Ferrandini and pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro are excellent example of true collective musicianship. There are no leader in a band, and not because of formal statement - their music is a result of equal participation when each member is right in place and it is impossible to imagine final music without his part.

Based more on Bill Dixon legacy,when the textures are not less important than structures and sounds, than on widely popular but obviously over-exploited way of noisy exalted free improvs or pseudo -intellectual structure-less noodling, Portuguese trio plays very modern post-jazz when elements of acoustic ambient, jazzy industrial/noise and more traditional acoustic jazz trio all are equal parts of aesthetically attractive musical picture.

On "Empire", band's second album (and first international release), trio collaborates with unorthodox British sax player John Butcher. Three compositions of vinyl-only release sounds fresh and demonstrates rare form of exploratory in modern jazz when searching of new forms doesn't separate music from listener. All album long open ears listener feels like he is participating in artists collaboration carefully and with high level of professionalism stepping ahead and even more - it looks like he goes with them this fragile and beauty way they are laying behind.

One great example of new millenium adventurous jazz, unfortunately out of press vinyl release only.

RED TRIO Stem (with Nate Wooley)

Album · 2012 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Modern days piano jazz trios fortunately are not only Swedish EST-influenced chamber bands,which saturated all possible European scenes. Portuguese Red Trio is a great example how adventurous young musicians can be when they are not searching for easy popularity.

Debuted on emerging Portugal jazz scene in 2010 with their self titled debut album (on Clean Feed label), trio consisting of Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernâni Faustino on bass and Gabriel Ferrandini on drums in few years became one major player in adventurous European jazz. Their second album (and first international release - on Lithuanian NoBusiness Records)was recorded in quartet format with John Butcher as guest.But it was "Stem" - their third studio album, that made them famous. Here the trio play with another guest musician - known American trumpeter Nate Wooley.

Red Trio and Nate Wooley started their collaboration some month before recording of "Stem" in playing some gigs together and they have excellent communication on this recording. Wooley isn't traditional trumpeter, his sound is rooted more in Bill Dixon music than in Miles Davis'. Nate works with sound as much as with harmony and tunes, as a result his music contains bluesy bop and mouthpiece whistles as equal parts.

Red Trio themselves are fantastic piano trio combining chamber piano elements with quirky rhythm section and never playing straight. Generally, they don't use more traditional jazz repetitive structures or straight melodies at all, but operates with collages of all possible styles at the same time. Still their success lays in their ability to produce quite accessible and attractive music from such a risky brew. Probably, the only moments slightly destroying great whole impression from this album are slow minimalist and very free-form improvs,embed here and there. Not them all sound right in place and even a few moments when happens near nothing can raise lost of attention to far not simple album's music listening.

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