Tuesday, August 18, 2015

São Paulo Underground celebrates 10 years of dauntless sonic exploration with a rare US tour in September 2015



Brazilian/American trio 
São Paulo Underground
celebrates 10 years
of  dauntless sonic exploration 
 with a rare US tour 
 in September 2015


[L-R: Guilherme Granado, Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara | Art Work: Damon Locks | Photo: Jason Marck]

Described by The New York Times as “a visionary jazz-rock trio” and Rolling Stone as “limitless in its possibilities,” São Paulo Underground celebrates ten years of creating cutting edge modern music with rare US performances in September 2015.

Founded in 2005, during Chicago composer and cornetist Rob Mazurek’s eight-year Brazilian sojourn, São Paulo Underground is a power trio that links Chicago’s volatile creative music scene with São Paulo, Brazil’s leading experimental musicians.

São Paulo Underground features Chicago composer Rob Mazurek on cornet and electronics and two Brazilian musicians: Mauricio Takara on percussion, cavaquinho and electronics, and Guilherme Granado on keyboards, synths, sampler and vocals.

The ensemble’s music embodies a fascinating mixture of Sun Ra-esque cosmic noise with rhythms and phrasing from samba, maracatu, rock and free jazz traditions. The result is electronica-laced Tropicália characterized by glistening sonic textures, unabashedly beautiful melodies, an expansive improvisational palette and fiercely gleeful interplay.

The trio will perform new compositions and material from its widely acclaimed Cuneiform releases, Beija Flors Velho E Sujo (2013) and Tres Cabeças Loucuras (2011).

Listen to a sample of Beija Flors Velho E Sujo:
https://soundcloud.com/cuneiformrecords/sao-paulo-underground-the-love-i-feel
 “A modern approach to Brazil's Tropicália, that takes into account advances in sound manipulation and engineering. It is street music from the Brazilian subterranean avant-garde.”
All About Jazz

“This high-energy romp takes the sting out of the term fusion in the best possible way.”
- DownBeat

"Tropicalia never sounded this modern and alive."
- Sound Colour Vibration

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Learn more about São Paulo Underground, download high resolution photos, and hear more sound samples at: São Paulo Underground's Artist Page on Cuneiform's Website



[L-R: Guilherme Granado, Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara | Photo: Jason Marck]


SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND
SEPTEMBER 2015 US TOUR DATES



CHICAGO, IL - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Sets at 8:30PM & 9:50PM
Constellation
3111 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
www.constellation-chicago.com
$15 Advance/$20 Door 18+
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DEARBORN, MI - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Free Workshop at 6PM & 8PM Performance
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
www.arabamericanmuseum.org
313.582.2266
Free Workshop Open to the Public
$10 Admission to Performance/All Ages
Global Fridays Concert Series
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CINCINNATI, OH - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Sets at 8PM & 9:30PM
Loft Society
119 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Call Al after 8:30pm with questions: 513.559.9220
$20 at Door/BYOB/All Ages
Facebook Event Link

LOUISVILLE, KY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Set at 8PM
Dreamland
810 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206
www.dreamlandislouisville.org
$20 Admission
Event Details - Facebook Event Link

CLEVELAND, OH - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Sets at 8PM & 9:30PM
Bop Stop at The Music Settlement
2920 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
www.themusicsettlement.org
216.771.6551
$15 Admission
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BUFFALO, NY - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Set at 8PM
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
www.hallwalls.org
716.854.1694
$15 Admission/$12 Students & Seniors/$10 Members
Event Details - Facebook Event

PORTSMOUTH, NH - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Set at 8PM
3S Artspace
319 Vaughan Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
www.3sarts.org
603.766.3330
info@3sarts.org
$14 for Members/$16 for Non-Members/All Ages
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São Paulo Underground
Beija Flors Velho E Sujo

[2013, Rune 359]

AMAZON - ITUNES - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE

Listen to a sample of Beija Flors Velho E Sujo:
http://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/beija-flors-velho-e-sujo





São Paulo Underground
Tres Cabeças Loucuras
[2011, Rune 325]

AMAZON - ITUNES - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE

Listen to a sample of Três Cabeças Loucuras:
https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tres-cabecas-loucuras


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