Reviews that mention Hugo Antunes

March 13, 2021

Hugo Antunes/Agustí Fernández/Roger Turner

Perspectrum
JACC Records JR 039

Agustí Fernández/Liudas Mockūnas

Improdimensions

NoBusiness Records NBLP 132

Catalan pianist Agustí Fernández is apt to turn up anywhere where there are interesting improvised musicians with whom to commingle sounds. These fine sets prove that. Perspectrum finds the pianist in the company of British drummer Roger Turner, who is also a frequent international Free Music associate and Portuguese bassist Hugo Antunes who has worked with the likes of Paul Lovens. Meanwhile Improdimensions is Fernández’s linkage with Lithuanian saxophonist/clarinetist Liudas Mockūnas who has recorded with Rafał Mazur and Haakon Berre among others. Considering the pianist has played with everyone from Evan Parker to William Parker he’s up for any situation MORE

August 7, 2020

Dikeman/Vincente/Atunes/Hawkins/Turner

Corda Bamba
JACC Records JR 036 CD

El Memorioso

Cinq forms du temps

Musique en Friche MF 007

Molding the expected Jazz combo configuration of tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass and drums to more ductile processes, two European ensembles demonstrate that sound textures can be expressed in startling manners. Plus the worth of each CD lies in the freshness of each band.

Dedicated to a microtonal reflection on memory spurred by saturnine photographs and poetry is Cinq forms du temps. A first iteration of El Memorioso, the French quintet consists of trumpeter Nicolas Souchal, who has recorded with Fred Marty and Jean-Brice Godet; tenor saxophonist Julien Pontvianne part of the Onze Heures Onze Orchestra; pianist Xavier Camarasa also in the Grand Fou band; bassist Alexis Coutureau of the HEO trio; and drummer Julien Chamla, who has played with Hippie Diktat and Godet. Corda Bamba is also a first collaboration but with an international cast. American tenor saxophonist John Dikeman has played with William Parker; the British contingent, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Roger Turners have worked with everyone from Evan Parker to Joe McPhee; while the Portuguese players, trumpeter Luís Vicente and bassist Hugo Antunes have been associated with Paul Lovens and Dirk Serries. MORE

April 17, 2019

The Room

Time & Space
el NEGOCITO Records eNR084

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio

Cliff

Driff Records CD 1803

Harvey Sorgen Joe Fonda Marilyn Crispell

Dreamstruck

NotTwo MK 977-2

Domeniconi/Schlegel/Suter

Quince Dreams

Creative Sources CS 495

With a history now as old as Rock’n’Roll, but unlike that inward turning genre, the Jazz piano trio continues to be a method of original expression for many players. Without altering its basic shape, savvy musicians can use the format to be as traditional or as ingenious as possible. Luckily the 12 players on these discs – two American and two European trios – excel on the latter path. MORE