GABRIEL FERRANDINI E CAMERATA MUSICAL DO BARREIRO
Drummer and increasingly an artist and composer in his own right, Gabriel Ferrandini became one of the great drummers and free jazz and improvisation musicians in Europe in just a few short years, sharing the stage with... practically everybody who matters, all by his own merit. He also started working on compositions created under his own baton, particularly during his residency at Galeria Zé dos Bois, which led to the formation of the trio Volúpia das Cinzas with Hernâni Faustino on the double bass and Pedro Sousa on the saxophone. The trio just released their debut album ‘Volúpias’ through Clean Feed. Following that, his recent staging of his first theatre play (!) at the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II and his residency at Matadero de Madrid, where he presented a piece for percussion/drums and a wind ensemble, the next step is strings in Barreiro , where the city's Camerata Musical will be working on a new project with this unrelenting luminary of the Portuguese musical landscape. This new piece is titled 'Kimbo Slice' (after the bahamian-american boxer), presented as a rendition of Sinatra's 'Only the Lonely'. Vocals under the wing of the new gutter poet, Miguel Abras.