Actividades do Hot Clube de 22 a 27 de Fevereiro 2016

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Hot Clube – Praça da Alegria 48

Dias 22 e 24 de Fevereiro

Lou Donaldson – 50 anos “Cinco Minutos de Jazz” RTP / Antena1

Em Fevereiro, o Hot Clube acolherá 5 concertos que comemoram 50 anos do programa de rádio de José Duarte “Cinco Minutos de Jazz”(21 de Fevereiro de 1966). Estes concertos, uma produção externa ao Hot Clube de Portugal, decorrerão nos dias 22, 24 e também 25, 26 e 27.

Dias 22 e 24 de Fevereiro concertos com o lendário saxofonista Lou Donaldson, autor e intérprete do indicativo musical dos “Cinco Minutos de Jazz”.

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Lou Donaldson – saxofone alto; Filipe Melo – piano; Bruno Santos – guitarra; Carlos Barreto – contrabaixo; André Sousa Machado – bateria

Jazz critics agree that “Sweet Poppa Lou” Donaldson is one of the greatest alto saxophonists of all time.  He began his career as a bandleader with Blue Note Records in 1952 and, already at age 25, he had found his sound, though it would continue to sweeten over the years – earning him his famed nickname -“Sweet Poppa Lou.”  He made a series of classic records for Blue Note in the 50’s, and takes pride in having showcased many musicians who made their first records as sidemen for him: Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Grant Green, Blue Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Horace Parlan, and others.

After also making some excellent recordings for Cadet and Argo Records in the early 60s, Lou’s return to Blue Note in 1967 was marked by one of his most famous recordings, Alligator Bogaloo. Lou was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by North Carolina A & T University and a scholarship was established in his name that is awarded to the most gifted jazz musician at North Carolina A & T University each year. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame, is an NEA Jazz Master – the nation’s highest honor in jazz, and is the recipient of countless other honors and awards for his outstanding contributions to jazz, America’s “classical music.”

Lou was born in Badin, North Carolina on November 1, 1926 – the second of 4 children born to father Andrew, a minister and graduate of Livingstone College, and mother, Lucy, graduate of Cheney University who was a teacher, music director and concert pianist who recognized Lou’s expert ear for music and introduced him to the clarinet. He matriculated to North Carolina A& T College at age 15 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and joined the marching band playing clarinet. After being drafted into the US Navy in 1945, Lou played in the Great Lakes Navy Band where, when playing for dances, he would also play the alto saxophone. After going into Chicago several times, he heard of Charlie Parker and, after checking him out, decided that this was the style of playing he would make his own. Lou moved to New York in 1950 or late 49 where he attended the Darrow Institute of Music and lived at 127th Street and 8th Avenue with his new wife, Maker, his longtime sweetheart from North Carolina who remained his wife and business partner for 56 years until her death in 2006. Together they raised two daughters, Lydia and Carol, and called the Bronx their home where Lou still resides and where he penned his signature tunes like Blues Walk that are still acclaimed classics today.

Lou continues to play at his very best, entertaining audiences worldwide with spirited performances that are always soulful, thoroughly swinging, and steeped in the blues.  Lou’s hits on Blue Note Records are still high demand favorites and, today, he is the label’s oldest musician from that notable era of jazz.

Concerto a partir das 22h30 (2º set às 00h). 10 € para não sócios, 5€ para sócios.

Dia 23 de Fevereiro

Septeto do Hot Clube de Portugal

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Bruno Santos – guitarra e direcção musical; Joana Machado – voz; João Moreira – trompete; Pedro Moreira – saxofone tenor; João Mortágua – saxofone alto; António Quintino – contrabaixo; Joel Silva – bateria

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O Septeto do Hot Clube de Portugal foi criado em 2001 e é composto por músicos de créditos firmados no panorama do Jazz português. Este grupo pretende ir ao encontro de um dos objectivos do Hot Clube, tal como foi idealizado pelo seu fundador: a divulgação do Jazz.

O 7to HCP actuou já um pouco por todo o país: AngraJazz, Fozjazz, Hot Clube, Teatro Municipal da Madeira, Luanda, Festival Jazz Valado, Festival Jazz Lagos, entre outros.

Entre 2008 e 2012, apresentou um repertório original de Bruno Santos (também director musical do septeto). Este repertório foi editado em disco em Outubro de 2009.

Em 2012 e 2013 teve como director musical Gonçalo Marques, apresentando repertório original do trompetista.

O guitarrista Bruno Santos voltou a assumir a direcção musical do grupo e apresenta repertório original editado e apresentado no Hot Clube neste concerto.

Concerto a partir das 22h30 (2º set às 00h). 7,5 € para não sócios, entrada gratuita para sócios.

Dias 25, 26 e 27 de Fevereiro

Steve Potts – 50 anos “Cinco Minutos de Jazz” RTP / Antena1

Em Fevereiro, o Hot Clube acolherá 5 concertos que comemoram 50 anos do programa de rádio de José Duarte “Cinco Minutos de Jazz”(21 de Fevereiro de 1966). Estes concertos, uma produção externa ao Hot Clube de Portugal, decorrerão nos dias 22, 24 e também 25, 26 e 27.

Dias 25, 26 e 27 de Fevereiro, concertos com o saxofonista Steve Potts. Antigo parceiro de Steve Lacy, Potts foi assíduo frequentador do velho palco do Hot Clube e esteve na gravação do que é considerado o primeiro disco de jazz ao vivo em Portugal. “Estilhaços” de Steve Lacy Live in Lisboa (29/02/1972), teve como pretexto comemorar o 6º aniversário dos “Cinco Minutos de Jazz”.

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Steve Potts – saxofone alto e soprano; Carlos Barretto – contrabaixo; João Paulo Esteves da Silva – piano; José Salgueiro – bateria.

Concerto a partir das 22h30 (2º set às 00h). 10 € para não sócios, 5 € para sócios.

Born January 21 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, Steve Potts comes from a musical family. At a very early age, he was fascinated by the saxophone after having heard his cousin, Buddy Tate, play sax in Count Basie’s orchestra. While simultaneously studying architecture in Los Angeles, he also studied music with Charles Lloyd. But he dedicated himself to music after that by moving to New York to study with Eric Dolphy. He became friends with Ron Carter and frequented Coltrane, Tony Williams, Jimmy Garrison, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Larry Coryell and Wayne Shorter. He played with Roy Ayers, Richard Davis, Joe Henderson, Reggie Workman and Chico Hamilton, the latter of whom he worked with for four years.

In 1970, leaving behind his New York life, Steve left to launch himself in Europe. He landed in Paris, and immediately started working with Brigitte Fontaine and performing with Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Mal Waldron, Ben Webster and Hal Singer with whom he enjoys a continuing musical and personal relationship … not to mention the Art Ensemble of Chicago and other American and French groups.

He formed his own group in 1973 with Christian Escoudé, Boulou Ferré, Oliver Johnson and Gus Nemeth. He also met Steve Lacy at this time. They traveled the world performing together for over 23 years and recorded over 25 albums. This did not prevent Steve Potts from leading other projects such as accompanying Jessye Norman in 1982, or working with the African group Ghetto Blaster in 1986, or composing film music. He created a new group in 1990 and recorded the CD ” Pearl ” with Richard Galliano, Jean-Jacques Avenel and Bertrand Renaudin. As eclectic as ever he also recorded with Imaran a group of Touareg musicians and in 2000 released “Wet Spot” with a new quartet consisting of Michael Felberbaum, Stéphane Persiani, Richard Portier.

Also about this time, Potts started a very rich period performing regularly at the Sept Lézards club, where over a period of eight years it was possible fo invite more than 70 musicians such as Alain Jean-Marie, John Betsch, François Ripoche, François Théberge, Stéphane Belmondo, Médéric Collignon, Stéphane Guillaume, Olivier Ker Orio, Jérôme Rateau, Morena Fattorini, Romain Clerc-Renaud, to play with his three regular groups: Stevie and the Boogah Band (George-Edouard Nouel, Stéphane Persiani, Jean-Claude Montredon), the Institute of Advanced Harmony (Michael Felberbaum, Michel Edelin, Thomas Savy, Stephen Kerecki, Richard Portier) and Steve Potts and Family (Michel Edelin, Sophia Domancich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Simon Goubert).

At the same time, Steve Potts started an improvization workshop, the Menilmontant Street Bandwhich he participates at the Ateliers du Chaudron.

For the present, Potts is contemplating his next recording project, continuing to tour a bit, especially in Italy where he performs with pianist Gianni Lenoci and musicians around him, and preparing a surprise project which will be announced in the near future.

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