A Portuguese trumpeter more and more present in the international scene, in such a way that he has more concerts scheduled in other countries than on his own, Luís Vicente never seems to stop: after the success of his partnership with John Dikeman, William Parker and Hamid Drake in “Goes Without Saying, But It’s Got to Be Said”, he turns to national silver (represented here by Gonçalo Almeida and Pedro Melo Alves, both protagonists of their own projects) and signs an album that inspires Drake, the above mentioned master drummer, to write (in the liner notes) that Vicente’s work is a lesson about «keep looking, searching for new possibilities, broadening ones views» and part of «the underlying code of the whole universe», as Sufi mystic Hazrat Iayat Khan put it. Once again applying his never apologetic «sense of freedom», Vicente is back with a powerful album that is a joy to listen to. He may not take any prisoners, but just because he releases them.
released June 18, 2021
Luís Vicente trumpet
Gonçalo Almeida doublebass
Pedro Melo Alves drums and percussion
All compositions by Luís Vicente
Recorded on the 9th and 10th of January, 2021 at Soundinnovation Studios, by Fábio Miranda | Mixed by Pedro Melo Alves | Mastered by Marcelo dos Reis
Produced by Luís Vicente | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos