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Ma’adim Vallis – VARIABLE GEOMETRY ORCHESTRA

Ma’adim Vallis
VARIABLE GEOMETRY ORCHESTRA

Ma’adim Vallis
VARIABLE GEOMETRY ORCHESTRA

Released in April 2nd 2018 by Creative Sources
Read a review by Avantscena

Ernesto Rodrigues – conduction, valiha & brazilian rabeca
Maria Do Mar – violin
Guilherme Rodrigues – cello
Ricardo Jacinto – cello
Miguel Mira – cello
Guillaume Gargaud – acoustic guitar
Miguel Almeida – classical guitar
Gianna de Toni – ukulele
Hernâni Faustino – double bass
Adriano Orrù – double bass
João Madeira – double bass
Bernardo Álvares – double bass
Fernando Sousa – electric guitar
Paulo Leal Duarte – electric guitar
Abdul Moimême – prepared electric guitar
Miguel Feraso Cabral – violaika
Karoline Leblanc – piano
Maria Radich – voice
Tiago Varela – melodica
Silvia Corda – melodica
Manuel Guimaraes – melodica
Carlos Santos – electronics
Carla Santana – electronics
André Hencleeday – megaphone
Armando Gonçalves Pereira – accordion
Paulo Chagas – flute & oboe
Luiz Rocha – clarinet
José Bruno Parrinha – bass clarinet
Nuno Torres – alto saxophone
José Lencastre – alto saxophone
Etienne Brunet – soprano & alto saxophone
Paulo Galão- tenor saxophone
Luis Guerreiro – trumpet
Anna Piosik – trumpet
Fernando Simoes – trombone
Eduardo Chagas – trombone
Francisco Trindade – objects
Vasco Trilla – percussion
Pedro Santo – drums
João Valinho – drums

Recorded Live in Lisbon
CD I on 25th November 2017 at O’Culto da Ajuda by Miguel Azguime
CD II on 5th January 2018  at Damas by Carlos Santos at Damas

Miss Foreign Affairs – Jihad For Dummies Vol.1

Jihad For Dummies Vol. 1
“This album is a literal blast… a lysergically vivid dive into the currently confusing intersection between war and sex in the post-9/11 political age which is also quite fun to listen to.”
A Jazz Noise

released January 1, 2018

Miss Foreign Affairs – Jihad For Dummies Vol.1

Owen Kilfeather – electric guitar, vocals
Luiz Rocha – bass clarinet, vocals
Carlos Ródenas – electric bass
Enric Ponsa – drums, percussion

Composed and produced by Owen Kilfeather.

Recorded by Pablo Miranda at La Isla – Barcelona – April 4th, 2017
Mix and master – Pablo Miranda
Photography – Louis Anebac
Design – Louis Anebac and Owen Kilfeather

Akuanduba – Lisbon String Trio & Luiz Rocha

Akuanduba
Akuanduba
Lisbon String Trio & Luiz Rocha

Released by Creative Sources

Read some reviews at
Jazz.pt (in Portuguese)
SquidCo

LISBON STRING TRIO & LUIZ ROCHA

Ernesto Rodrigues – viola
Miguel Mira – cello
Álvaro Rosso – double bass
Luiz Rocha – clarinet & bass clarinet

Recorded by Carlos Santos on 8th May 2017 at Fundação José Saramago – Casa dos Bicos, Lisbon
Cover design by Carlos Santos

Contrast/Movement – Discordian Community Ensemble

Discordian Community Ensemble

Almudena Vega: flute
Agustí Martínez: alto saxophone and clarinet
El Pricto: alto saxophone, clarinet and melodica
Luiz Rocha: bass clarinet
Iván González: trumpet
Ilona Schneider: soprano
Owen Kilfeather: tenor
Paula Pinero: percussion
Jordina Millá: piano
Diego Caicedo: electric guitar
Sarah Claman: violin
Francesc Llompart: violin
Pau Sola: cello
Àlex Reviriego: doublebass
Eduard Altaba: doublebass

Composed and conducted by El Pricto, Francesc Llompart, Pablo Carrascosa, Owen Kilfeather, and Agustí Martínez.

Cover photo by Luiz Rocha
Released November 7, 2016 by Discordian Records

Adeptus Exemptus by RCJ

RCJ
Luiz Rocha – clarinet and bass clarinet
Diego Caicedo – electric guitar and amplified objects
Marko Jelača – drums

All music by Luiz Rocha, Diego Caicedo and Marko Jelača
Recorded and mixed by Marko Jelača en MJRemo studio, Barcelona 2014

Mastered by Lopinski
Cover photograph by Luiz Rocha
Cover design by Pricto
Backcover design by Aorita

Produced by RCJ and Discordian Records
Released September 4, 2016

Almudena González – Luiz Rocha | DUO Live at Matera

This is a recording while checking the acoustics before our concert at the Free Flow Festival in Matera, South Italy.

We’re playing at a Sassi di Matera, in a cave that in the past was used to store goods for making wine. This place has an amazing acoustic, a lot of resonance and quite balanced frequencies. All the reverberation you’ll listen here is natural of the cave.

Almudena González Vega – flute
Luiz Rocha – clarinet

Cantinone – Free Flow Festival
Matera – Italy
23th July 2016

Free Flow Festival Duo Matera - Italy Almudena González Vega – flute Luiz Rocha – clarinet

Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra

Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra

Creative Sources 2016VGO - Apparent Magnitude

Quasar was recorded during the Creative Fest 2015 -organized by the label Creative Sources- what made possible gathering  those 45 musicians for the recording. It was mostly freely improvised and briefly conducted by Ernesto Rodrigues.

Read some reviews by:
The Free Jazz Collective
The Squid’s Ear
Avant Music News

Ernesto Rodrigues – conduction and harp
Maria da Rocha – violin
Emanuela Lioy – violin
Maria do Mar – viola
Guilherme Rodrigues – cello
Miguel Mira – cello
Álvaro Rosso – double bass
Adam Pultz Melbye – double bass
Hernani Faustino – double bass
Adriano Orrù – double bass
João Madeira – double bass
Miguel Ivo Cruz – viola da gamba
Emídio Buchinho – acoustic guitar
Flak – acoustic guitar
Abdul Moimême – prepared electric guitar
Paulo Duarte – electric guitar
Antônio Chaparreiro – electric guitar
Stephan Sieben – electric guitar
Guilherme Carmelo – baritone guitar
Maria Radich – voice
Paulo Curado – flute
Paulo Chagas – oboe
Bruno Parrinha – clarinet and alto clarinet
Ricardo Ribeiro – bass clarinet
Paulo Galão – bass clarinet
Luiz Rocha – bass clarinet
Albert Cirera – soprano and tenor saxophone
Nuno Torres – alto saxophone
Sei Miguel – pocket trumpet
Yaw Tembe – trumpet
Luís Vicente – trumpet
Fala Mariam – alto trombone
Eduardo Chagas – trombone
Fernando Simões – trombone
Carlos Santos João Silva – synthesizer
Nuno Moita – turntable
Armando Pereira – toy piano
Manuel Guimarães – church organ
Silvia Corda – melodica
Nuno Morão – drums
Monsieur Trinité – percussion
Carlos Godinho – percussion
Hakon Berre – percussion
André Hencleeday – percussion
Pedro Castello Lopes – percussion

Quasar – Variable Geometry Orchestra was recorded live on 29th November 2015 at St.George’s Church by André Silva and Pedro Serrano – Scratch Built Studio. Photography by  Nuno Martins, Graphic Design by Carlos Santos, Production by Ernesto Rodrigues.