1 – Prorrogação
2 – Portas
3 – Tema De Abril
4 – Samba Moreno
5 – Farol Alto
6 – Sinuosa
7 – Seta
8 – Maré
9 – Novos Ares
10 – Ponto Cego
11 – Estação
The musical pieces of Sinuosa, the new album by Quarteto Quadrantes, possess the rare gift of permeating the listening environment, be it a hammock by the beach, or steering through traffic. One must ask whether this is due to Bruno Elisabetsky’s zigzag-like compositions (he is also in charge of vocals, acoustic and electric guitars), to the feverish encounter with instrumental tradition, or to the fact that the recording conveys the power of live-blown music, where the voice fully exercises the role of foreground instrument.
The album features a tribute to singer/composer Joyce Moreno, a dynamic lullaby that retraces her jazz-like swing. She is herself present in the recordings, as are special guests Swami Jr., Teco Cardoso and Nailor Azevedo.
On the quartet, Gabriela Machado’s flute soars high, reaching rarefied pinnacles. Drummer Arnaldo Nardo accompanies her with velvety rhythm and sustenance. Renato Leite, commanding a somewhat more lyrical bass, and Bruno himself, seem to improvise with a precision that is both attentive and cadenced.
Plain and self-assured, the group alludes to popular and classical references, never relinquishing its originality. The result is remarkable. Adorned by nuances and restlessness, Sinuosa displays a mature and long lasting work.
(Folha de São Paulo / Estadão / BBC Brasil)
“I believe this dialogue between musical generations is always great. Much in the same way as I have done songs dedicated to musicians I admire, like, respect, I feel extremely proud when a good musician is also inspired by my work. I think it’s just great.“
“I was thrilled with their work, especially with Bruno’s compositional line of work, very original, with very different harmonic and rhythmic approaches. There are many elements that make them stand out on the Brazilian instrumental music scene.“
“It’s great to play with a generation that steps in, right after mine. We see much of ourselves in them, we bring on some baggage, but also take a lot. It’s great to spot the influences, and how they’re working this in a matter much their own.”