UMO & Felipe Salles (BR/US) at Savoy-teatteri
Today based in New York but hailing originally from Brazil’s Sao Paolo, tenor saxophonist and composer Felipe Salles joins UMO in early May.
In UMO’s lead the Brazilian will present his most recent – completed in autumn 2018 – and most ambitious musical project so far, The Lullaby Project and Other Works for Large Jazz Ensemble. Tailored here for the 18-piece orchestra, the composition marries classical influences with Brazilian and Latino rhythms. It consists of a five-part suite inspired by traditional Brazilian lullabies and of a three-part suite nodding to the Argentinian tango. Timbral and textural aspects play a significant role in the piece and traditional and modern elements shake hands and intertwine. Indeed, the composition is a study in Salles’s own cultural roots and it reflects on, among other things, his experiences as an expat in the United States....
Finnish Jazz Federation
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