Amaro Freitas Trio - Jamboree Jazz

Amaro Freitas Trio

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Friday 21, October 2022
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Amaro Freitas piano, Jean Elton double bass, Hugo Medeiros drums & percussion.

Last May, there was a glorious night at the Jamboree. Amaro Freitas and his trio presented their latest album, Sankofa, and the audience’s response was as surprising as it was unanimous. Everyone wanted to hear it again and here it is! Born in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil), where he grew up and began to make a name for himself, today Amaro Freitas is one of the greatest of the new generation of jazz pianists. Influenced on the one hand by Brazilian music – maracatu, frevo, baião, etc. – and by names such as Parker, Monk, Coltrane and Chick Corea on the other, Freitas forged his own deep, beautiful, exploratory, all-enveloping virtuoso style with details that have seduced media like Downbeat —”The rhythmic complexity of the Amaro Freitas Trio is dizzying.” In 2016 he released a high-profile debut, Sangue negro, with elements that already marked him out as a creative force: a blend of minimalism and Brazilian tradition, for example. With Rasif (2018), he went to important clubs and festivals in Europe and the USA – Ronnie Scott’s, the Lincoln Center, Bimhuis and the Connexions festival in Barcelona. A follower of the very select Montreux Jazz Academy, Freitas released his latest album in 2021. Sankofa is a work inspired by the spiritual roots and tragic history of the Afro-Brazilian people, to which he belongs. It is also a sublime exercise in jazz exploration by an extraordinary piano trio.


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