Extraordinary gifted, Brazilian bassist and anthropologist Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes pays a wonderful tribute on The Bias Project #1 to flared improvisers such as Coltrane, Parker, Bill Evans, Hubbard, Mingus. A glance at Hermetto Pascoal and Sandro Haick’s music is also featured.
For this brilliant piece of work Ferrari Nunes has gathered amazing cats: famous saxophonist Vinicius Dorin (member of the Hermeto Pascoal group), manifold-instrumentalist Sandro Haick (considered one of the greatest improvisers in Brazil); trumpeter Daniel D’Alcântara, pianist Pepe Rodriguez and eclectic drummer Cuca Teixeira,Ferrari Nunez’s first opus breaks through to an enkindled performance and delivers to us perfect contemporary spaces and ardous be-Bop phrases rooted on an ancestral, euphonic vision; all salted with grains of deep emotions. Emblazoned passages and great technique are filled with get-up-and-go, and one can tell that this exertion is pepped up and soul-felt.
On "Mr. P.C. Johnson" tenor Vinicius Dorin connects fussy layers of urgent freedom with flipping, jazz-modulated phrases. On "Donna Lee" Ferrari Nunes pierces waves and sparks of his own with amazing finger dexterity and instrumental mastery. Sandro Haick floats throughout each track arduouswith salient skills and blustery rhythms displaying forceful and solid-kicking dynamics.
Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes burns and vividly empathizes while his passion is transmittable. Bias Project #1 is enjoyable to listen to, high-pitched into satisfactory grinning. This young man promises to attempt five star musical releases in the near future!