The Michael Lauren All Stars | Once Upon A Time In Portugal

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Once Upon A Time In Portugal

by The Michael Lauren All Stars

Jazz: Accessible Contemporary Hard Bop
Genre: Jazz: Hard Bop
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1. Minor Strain
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2. Bonfim Blues
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3. Outras Viagens
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4. Who Said Monopoly Was Fun
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5. The Nearness of You
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6. Seven Ties Corp.
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7. Trains
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8. Smoking Gun
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9. Barro E Cal
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American drummer/educator Michael Lauren brought together some of the finest Portuguese jazz musicians in order to create his All Star band. The resulting album is accessible jazz, hard swinging, energetic Contemporary Hard Bop. With its memorable melodies and succinct soloing, this collective effort has one foot in the past and one foot in the present. If you like "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis you'll really dig this album. The album was critically acclaimed by both Portuguese and International jazz critics and was
selected one of the ten best national albums of 2016 by Art Sonora magazine. Here are a few quotes by the critics:
“Michael Lauren is a master of time”. JazzdaGama - Raul da Gama (Canada)
“A magnificent recording. Eloquent improvisations.” - Tomajazz (España)
For Michael Lauren “It don’t mean a thing….” are words to live by”. Modern Drummer Magazine - Illya Stemkovsky (USA)
“A magnificent recording. Eloquent improvisations.” - Tomajazz (España)
"These musicians are All Stars. Their playing and composing proves it all the way through. Exciting music, rooted in the hard bop tradition without being mired in the past”. All About Jazz - Mark Sullivan (USA)
"A great album". -La Habitación del Jazz (España)

The Michael Lauen All Stars are: Carlos Barretto - contrabass; Diogo Vida - piano, Hugo Alves - trumpet;,
Jeffery Davis - vibraphone; José Menezes - saxophone, Nuno Ferreira - guitar;



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