segunda-feira, 27 de julho de 2009
Salsa’n Jazz no Latin Jazz Corner
Tenho seguido atentamente a carreira do pianista brasileiro Samuel Quinto e já por diversas ocasiões tive ocasião de divulgar o seu excelente trabalho nestas páginas.
Apesar de, entre nós, o Samuel Quinto Trio continuar a obter um reconhecimento claramente abaixo do seu real valor, é com satisfação que constato que, fora de portas, há quem não tenha ficado insensível aos méritos deste projecto.
Não resisto assim a divulgar e transcrever parcialmente a crítica ao último álbum do trio, publicada no site norte-americano “Latin Jazz Corner”:
(...) "Pianist Samuel Quinto leads his trio with a bold and enthusiastic personality on Salsa’ N Jazz, delivering an exciting set that successfully explores a variety of approaches and influences.
(...) Quinto diversifies his repertoire on the remaining songs, presenting a mixed bag of influences that confirm the depth of his knowledge. The group mixes a funky groove with a cha cha cha on the bluesy “Quinto’s Rhumba,” recalling shades of Herbie Hancock and Mongo Santamaria.
(...) Quinto guides his trio through Salsa’ N Jazz with a fiery passion, firmly based upon his broad musicianship and accomplished performance skills. As a pianist, Quinto repeatedly displays highly developed technical abilities, a deep knowledge of harmony, and a keen insight into melodic creation. His improvisations scream with a fiery spontaneity and a jazz intensity while his melodic interpretations reflect a thoughtful and reflective musician. He often reveals a strong Michel Camilo influence with bits of Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes thrown into the mix. Quinto has built upon these references extensively though, forging his own voice through a creative investigation of these musicians. His compositions serve as perfect showcases for his skills, displaying the wide range of his musicianship in full view. He manages to prioritize expression throughout his writing, mixing his extensive technical ability with well-constructed ideas. Santiesteban and Borges act as an ideal rhythm section behind Quinto’s strong musical personality. They unobtrusively support his work at every turn, making musical choices that benefit each song. When given the opportunity to step into the spotlight, they appear as solid soloists with distinct personalities. With all these elements in place, Quinto holds the weight of the trio upon his shoulders with style and ease on Salsa’ N Jazz, strongly declaring the emergence of a new piano stylist.”
A crítica integral pode ser consultada no seguinte link: http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2009/07/23/spotlight-salsa-n-jazz-samuel-quinto-trio/
Será desta que vamos conseguir ouvir o trio em Lisboa?
Samuel Quinto Trio - Ficou no Meio