Jazz Prospecting (CG #23, part 6)

Tom Hull, Tom Hull - on the web (2010/22/03)

Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, with Hernani Faustino on bass, Gabriel Ferrandini on drums. First album, I think. Based in Portugal, although Ferrandini was born in California, his father a Portugese from Mozambique, his mother an Italian-Brazilian he picked up along the way. Pinheiro plays prepared piano, making the instrument more percussive than melodic. Faustino's bass sounds like he's monkeying around too. The result is more avant noise than piano trio. I find it refreshing and exhilarating. A-

Full review on: http://www.tomhull.com/blog/archives/1354-Jazz-Prospecting-CG-23,-Part-6.html