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Live recording on June 28th 2018 at Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin, Germany.
Recorded, mastered and graphic design by Ernesto Rodrigues.


[…] Involving Rodrigues is another long-ish album, Plot (recorded in Berlin only this past June) available on Rodrigues's Bandcamp page, and including Guilherme Rodrigues & Nikolaus Neuser (trumpet) to form a quartet: Plot thus utilizes another quartet substituting one member from Nuc Box Hums (discussed here March 2017), and indeed Beyer is back on daxophone, but this time with a horn instead of bass.... (And I had already appreciated Neuser, seemingly out of nowhere, on Trialectics.) The trumpet would seem to add new dimensions to the sonic palette, and indeed there is an amazing feel right from the start, but there are also various moments where the quartet seems to stagnate. In other words, there are some brilliant moments, but also a lot of waiting for something interesting to happen, & already in the long first track.... By the short third (concluding) track, we get almost a "traditional" ensemble sound around daxophone as a "vocalizing horn" & into a quasi-Southeast Asian (non-gamelan division) feel. Once again, there is a lot of potential, but Plot remains more exploration than (per the terms of "use" here) statement.
Plot is not the only digital-only album that Rodrigues has released in the past few weeks, though, with a handful of both older & newer recordings appearing on his Bandcamp page alongside the many Creative Sources releases. (On his discography page, Rodrigues has these marked as Digital Creative Sources. I don't know if that means he'll be releasing even more music, or if some of the items that would have formerly appeared on Creative Sources proper will now be digital only....) Todd McComb’s Jazz Thoughts


released August 23, 1990

Ernesto Rodrigues - viola
Nikolaus Neuser - trumpet
Guilherme Rodrigues - cello
Kriton Beyer - daxophone


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Ernesto Rodrigues Lisbon, Portugal

Ernesto Rodrigues (Lisbon, August 29th 1959) has been playing the violin for 50 years and in that time has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and free improvisation, live and in the studio.
The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and
textural elements as well as the use of extended techniques.
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