As Dan Warburton wrote in a review in The Wire : "Portuguese New Music's best kept secret".
This is an earlier recording from Sei Miguel along Fala Mariam who is his constant partner.
But it is really a group music although fed by the strong and singular vision of Sei Miguel.
A kind of beauty never heard before - more to the fore on his last albums (precious ones) - but already here it has blossomed. It is like a tender alien from the midst of ourselves.
Hopefully this will help to reveal the "secret".
Check out his website >
and his last two releases >
http://www.creativesourcesrec.com/catalog/catalog_067.html ("Tone Gardens" - indeed) and his newest achievement on Clean Feed Records "Esfingico".
Two more releases can be found and purchased here:
http://headlightsrecordings.blogspot.com/ (only 12,.Euro in Europe or 15,- in other countries - shipping is included).
Buy his CDs!!!
SEI MIGUEL "PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR"
Sei Miguel, pocket trumpet (straight muted)
Fala Mariam, trombone (straight muted)
Pedro "chuva" Bretes, basses
José Oliveira, tenor drum
Menina do Tambor, talking drum
01. How Could You ? 03:02
02. Bodyguard 02:31
03. Stone Circus At Saint Clair 03:12
04. Pedro's Tune 02:11
05. The Moon Inside 04:09
06. Craft City 01:23
07. Road 02:57
08. Natural Kingdom Cool 03:05
09. Road Two 02:46
10. C.A.R.E. (A Blues Light) 01:48
11. Much More Vision 01:34
12. Advice & Monk 01:53
13. Chant 03:24
14. The Portuguese Man Of War 05:00
15. The Cloud Piece 01:24
40:37 of Pure Jazz