the project ?a jazzar,? by the zé eduardo unit, was born from a commission by cineclube de faro, through its president anabela moutinho, after two shows held respectively in 1999 and 2001. the first one celebrated the 25th anniversary of the april revolution, and the trio was playing known tunes associated with that historical occasion. the second was an hommage to the history of portuguese cinema.
jazzing in Portuguese cinema? was the first recording by the project and was heralded jazz record of the year by almost every jazz critic and publication. also, the record was a commercial success with sales rising much beyond expectations.
from the musical and human background of zé eduardo, and following the famoo concert, came up the idea of doing a tribute to one of the most important portuguese authors of all times ? josé afonso ? who was simultaneooly one of the most important figures of the april revolution.
songs like ?cantar alentejano,? Spring chorus? ?traz another friend too,? The only thing that's left is to warn the guys? are included in ?a jazzar no zeca? and are shown in a new form with original arrangements full of humor and magic.
curiously, zé eduardo chose these themes based on the lyrics and not on the music, basically because of what they represent and because of the strength of the words, a field in what josé afonso was a master. of course his music makes also sense without the poetry, but it was thanks to its union with the words that the whole became definitive in this historical crucial moment.
zé eduardo studied architecture until 1974 and lived the student anti-regime movement, being a self-confessed activist. he became a session musician in 1975 and, until 1982 he had the occasion of playing and recording with some of the greatest names of portuguese music, among them sergio godinho, fausto, júlio pereira, adriano belt of oliveira, barroso pedro, oak stick, fernando tordo, carlos mendes, oak oak oak oak oak, and josé himself.
he was founder and director of the hot club jazz school and jazz orchestra, before moving to barcelona, where he lived between 1982 and 1995. there he developed an intense activity as a director of the known taller de músics de barcelona where his programs launched to professional life a series of well known spanish musicians. also, as a sidemen he worked with names like art farmer, harold land, tete montoliu, steve lacy and kenny wheeler. with his unit he recorded two records in spain, in 1989 and 1990, and played in numerous festivals euro throughout.
back in portugal, he established an activity essentially as a teacher. but 2002 brings to the front his performer side, with his trio playing inumerous concerts throughout the country.
Era De Noite E Levaram
Grândola Vila Morena
O Que Faz Falta
Coro Da Primavera
Traz Outro Amigo Também
Bruno Pedroso,Zé Eduardo,Jesus Santandreu