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Sao Paulo Underground

Sat. Sep 29, 2012 at 8:00pm CDT
Price: $8.00
19 and Over
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Price: $8.00
19 and Over
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The group formed around Rob Mazurek (cornet and electronics), a key player in the Chicago post rock/modern jazz scene, who has played with everyone from his own Exploding Star Orchestra and Chicago Underground projects to performing and/or recording with Tortoise, Jim O’Rourke, Pharoah Sanders, and many more and whose work reflects a keen interest in modern, interesting music, both from the jazz and rock traditions. He spent several years living in the Brazil and developing a music that reflected those experiences. While in Brazil he met the co-founder of the group, Mauricio Takara (drums, percussion, cavaquinho (the ‘miniature guitar’ of Brazil), electronics). Performing and recording their first album as a duo, the gravity of the ensemble pulled in two other musicians: Guilherme Granado (keyboards, electronics, samplers) and Richard Ribeiro (drums).
São Paulo Underground embodies a fascinating musical mixture of Sun Ra-esque cosmic noise and rhythms and phrasing from samba, maracatu, rock and free jazz traditions. The band has a huge, modern, laptop-laden, psychedelic sound which launches Brazil’s “Tropicalia’ into a new, heavily electronic millennia. One of it’s charms is that it is very clear and direct and accessible, but it’s also utterly filled with sound!

“Limitless in its possibilities.” – Rolling Stone

“Rob Mazurek returns to Brazil and floats his cool blue cornet over a spellbinding collage of saturated textures, syncopated rhythms and sundry electronics.” – Time Out Chicago
– Voted one of the Top 10 jazz albums of the year – 2011
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Venue Details
The Mill 120 East Burlington Street
Iowa City IA 52240