José Lencastre: tenor and alto sax
Jorge Nuno: guitar
Felipe Zenícola: bass
Joao Valinho: drums
Everything happened before the Covid-19 pandemic silenced all live music in Portugal. A new trio with saxophonist José Lencastre, electric bassist Felipe Zenicola (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and drummer Joao Valinho premiered in December 2019 at Fábrica do Braço de Prata, one of the main jazz venues in Lisbon. Some days later, when they went to studio, it was already as a quartet, with the addition of Jorge Nuno, a guitarist involved in psychedelic rock (Signs of the Silhouette) who is also firming his name as an improviser (for instance, with Uivo Zebra). “Anthropic Neglect” has the precious quality of reveiling some new qualities of the musicians involved. If you already know Lencastre’s Nau Quartet, Zenicola’s partnerships with Otomo Yoshihide or Paal Nilssen-Love and Valinho’s work with Ernesto Rodrigues, you’ll find out very soon that this project is something else entirely. «Traces of saxophone go through a secret and lost space using electric strings as means and percussion as guide in a joint process», that’s how they describe the music. Curious enough?