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São Paulo Underground

Cornetist Rob Mazurek garnered wide interest after moving former his hard bop root base and learning to be a guiding drive in Chicago avant jazz with various Chicago Underground lineups in the ’90s, also exploring post-rock, electronica, and more even though adding Tortoise and Isotope 217 to his réamounté. He transported his expansive, inquisitive sensibility to SOUTH USA upon shifting to Brazil in 2000 and afterwards in the 10 years produced São Paulo Underground, a tropicalia-influenced experimental duo with percussionist Mauricio Takara, which debuted with Sauna: Um, Dois, Tres over the Looks label in 2006 (both Mazurek and Takara will also be credited with consumer electronics on the documenting). For 2008’s The Rule of Intrusive Human relationships, also released by Appearance, the Mazurek-Takara duo extended to a quartet with the help of Guilherme Granado (keyboards, consumer electronics) and Richard Ribeiro (drums), both of whom also made an appearance for the São Paulo Underground recording Tres Cabeças Loucuras, released by Cuneiform in 2011. The cornetist also tapped Takara and Granado to become people of his Rob Mazurek Octet (a music group including members from the Chicago-based Exploding Celebrity Orchestra and Starlicker), which documented Skull Classes live at a 2011 Kilometers Davis exhibition in São Paulo. An exuberant melding of Mazurek’s São Paulo and Chicago music worlds, Skull Classes premiered by Cuneiform in January 2013. Having a trio lineup of Mazurek, Takara, and Granado, São Paulo Underground’s second Cuneiform recording, Beija Flors Velho e Sujo, found its way to June of this yr. In 2014, a live documenting made an appearance from Clean Give food to. Entitled Pharoah In the Underground and co-billed to São Paulo Underground and Spiral Mercury Chicago (offering people of Chicago Underground Duo and SPU) in cooperation with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. Furthermore Come back the Tides: Ascension Collection and Holy Ghost, a Mazurek aspect task on Cuneiform also showcased the band’s alter ego, Dark Cube SP (which includes the Swiss-born multi instrumentalist Thomas Rohrer, who also resides in Brazil). São Paulo Underground’s 5th record, Cantos Invisiveis also highlighted Rohrer on many tracks. it had been released in Oct of 2016.

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