Brazilian rhythms and melodies meet jazz harmony and improvisation in UM, an album in which Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel present their original compositions and bold arrangements of Brazilian standards.
This quartet is the outcome of the reunion of Debora Gurgel and Dani Gurgel’s solo works. They have always been in each other’s projects, as composition and interpretation partners, joining their voice and piano into one for the last two decades. Drummer Thiago Rabello and bassist Sidiel Vieira beautifully complete this family style quartet.
The quartet’s debut album, released in Japan this August and worldwide in September 2013, was encouraged by a series of concerts throughout the USA in 2012 (NYC, Boston and Seattle), that followed the quartet’s most recent trip to Argentina (Buenos Aires e La Plata) and Uruguay (Festival Jazz a la Calle). September 2013 was marked by a series of sold out concerts in Japan, including at Tokyo Jazz Festival.
An inseparable union between instrumental music and carefully written words, putting Dani’s voice as a scatting woodwind instrument into a jazz ambient of improvisation, stitched along the tradition of the Brazilian popular music.