CHECK IT OUT - DIG THIS !
Playing the Portuguese fado-guitar is a tradition that goes from father upon son, only in the traditional way. Being an outsider in this tradition, Portuguese jazz-guitarplayer "Buenos" Aires recently started to work on the very hard to play 12-string fado-"guitarra".
The first attempt to combine the jazz-tradition and the fado-tradition was the "political correct" project of Charlie Haden and Carlos Paredes, some 30 years ago. Like the projects of Rão Kyao and Zé Eduardo, respectively 20 and 10 years ago, this did not result in lasting swing into fado.
But now, under the care of the international pool of jazzmusicians, DJAZZPERADO!, a new attempt was made in 2004 - and this time it looks very promising!
The Coimbra "guitarra" playing of "Buenos" Aires and the unique baritonesax sound of bandleader Han Wezenaar from Holland are laying a solid basis for a new music style, not yet heard of. The demo cd, "! TRY OUT !", is their first recording, together with the Portuguese jazz-tycoon Zé Eduardo on bass and with Sonia "Little B" Cabrita on drums.
The combination of two of the most difficult to play instruments , both invented in the middle of the 19th century, was never heard before! With new compositions of their own the bandmembers are working on a special sound and impact for this group, somewhere in between Contemporary Jazz and Worldmusic!