Quatro is my fourth album. Recorded in 2016, it is the most dense album I have so far and it shows how my influences have evolved over time.
All the previous albums are rooted in Brazilian music and Quatro shows a change on my influences. It still has the Brazilian music roots, but I also travelled to another places.
The compositions have long forms and I spent more time developing the ideas before bringing new ones. The jazz, the samba, the xote, the straight eight-note groove, odd meters, etc., all these things you will find in Quatro.
The opening track Hope is based on a melodic motif that I develop in several ways. There is also a second part, which is moody and slow and contrasts with the first melody. Because Hope has a long form, I split the solo between the bass and the piano. The different moods between the parts allowed me to have specific atmospheres for each soloist. I love this!
Moça bonita is a Brazilian rhythm called xote. Originated from the Northeastern part of the country, the region that I was born, it has the same swing subdivision as the jazz. Thus, I decided to compose a bebop jazz melody and play it as a xote. The result was very interesting!