gonzo.gif

GONÇALO ALMEIDA
DOUBLEBASSIST
COMPOSER

 

 

COMING CONCERTS :

27.09 - Hydra Ensemble @ Klankhaven, Antwerp, Be

02.10 - ALBATRE @ Jazzblazzt, De Loods Stramproy, NL

05.10 - Tabula Sonorum DUO  ( with  Bart van Dongen - piano) @ POM, Eindhoven, NL

06.10 - Tabula Sonorum DUO @ S.M.A.K / Citadelic , Gent, BE

07.10 - Tabula Sonorum DUO  @ Koffie & Ambacht, Rotterdam, NL

22.10 - Luis Vicente trio @ Seixal Jazz Festival, Seixal, PT

25.10 - Luís Vicente Trio @ Misterioso Jazz Club, Zurich ,CH

26.10 - Luís Vicente Trio, @ Cafe Wagner, Jena, DE

27.10 -  Luís Vicente Trio, @ Cafe Wagner, Jena,DE

28.10 - Luis Vicente trio @ Koffie en Ambacht, Rotterdam, NL

29.10 - Luis Vicente trio @ NONA , Mechelen, BE

30.10 - Luis Vicente trio @ Belgrade Jazz Fest, Belgrade, SER

25.11 - Doublebass duo with Martina Verhoven @ Plus Etage, Baarle Nassau, NL

01.12 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL

02.12 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ POM, Eindhoven, NL

03.12 - SPINIFEX SINGS @ Plus Etage, Baarle Nassau, NL

04.12 -  SPINIFEX SINGS @ De Loods, Stramproy, NL

2023

06.01 - The Monkious @ SMUP, Parede, PT

"Monólogos a Dois" 
(NWOJ0041)
Gonçalo Almeida - Doublebass solo LP

0022756419_10.jpg

This doublebass solo recording (Monólogos a Dois) captures a series of improvisations, where Almeida explores instant composing, making use of a vast palette of sounds, textures and extended techniques. His inwardness and affinity with the instrument are beautifully represented here.

 

All music was performed and recorded on an afternoon session during the pandemic period at the Old church of Charlois, in Rotterdam. Alone, with the church completely empty, Almeida plays a monologue between instrument and space.

 

Performed & recorded at the Old Church in Oud-Charlois, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) on 11th July 2020. 

Recorded & mixed by Gonçalo Almeida. 

Mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio, Anderlecht (Belgium).


"You could translate Monólogos a Dois as Monologues for Two, with both the musician and the instrument participating. Not in a dialogue, but each within their own monologue. It quickly becomes apparent that the recording is a personal quest. Almeida’s very own ‘journal violone’, if you will. A dive into the musician’s resources and introspection."

Guy Peters  

bandcamp.com/album/monologos-a-dois