Rui Caetano | Reflexos

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Reflexos

by Rui Caetano

Great Jazz trio, great compositions, great soloing, great sound. Very nice guys. What else are you looking for?
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. Sons Reflexos
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2. Luisa
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3. Casa Vertical
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4. Dança do Cavalo Marinho
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5. Memorias do Recreio
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6. O Voo
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7. O Tempo Foi
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8. Oceano
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Rui Caetano is one of the portuguese jazz pianists on the scene. He lived in NYC from 1998 to 2001, where he graduated from the New School University with a B.F.A. Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Major. He studied with Armen Donnelian, Bruce Barth, Peter Zack, Phil Markowitz, Hal Galper, Cecil Mcbee, Rory Stuart, Joe Chambers and Chico Hamilton.
Back in Portugal, divides his professional activity between playing, composing and teaching.

"Reflexos" is the first recording of the "Rui Caetano Trio". It has 8 original compositions inspired on his life experiences. Themes and improvisations are played with a very truthful and poetic sense that brings his music to a very pleasant universe of sound speaking emotions.


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Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Fabulous jazz album of a loose, free, interactive manner
"Reflexos" is the first recording from Portuguese pianist Rui Caetano and his trio, featuring Bernardo Moreira on bass and Marco Franco on drums. The album is a collection of original compositions inspired by Caetano’s life experiences. Although the setting for these sessions consists of a piano trio, this is far from a traditional piano trio jazz album. The compositions are very inventive and performed in a loose, free, interactive manner by the musicians. This trio has created a flowing, highly-original sound that is not easily categorized. “Sons Reflexos” begins in a dark, shadowy manner with each musician coloring in a sparse style before fusing together into an interactive, melodic tune. “Luisa” is a soft, delicate ballad featuring an eloquent approach from Caetano, with Franco providing subtle, fitting support underneath with swishing brushes and sizzling, swirling cymbals. The broken swing of “Casa Vertical” and “Dança do Cavalo Marinho” provides an audio landscape for the musicians to be extremely interactive, floating and weaving throughout the compositions as if they were painting scenery. “O Tempo Foi” is another ballad, displaying again the gentle, expressive side of Caetano. “Oceano” is a spirited closing track, with the musicians again interacting brilliantly, showcasing their creative ability to take liberties within the tune while still functioning as one interconnected unit. This album will appeal to the jazz fan, particularly those who enjoy the piano trio performing in a non-traditional, loose and free style.

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