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IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE MOST LIBERTARIAN EXPRESSIONS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CREATED NEW POSSIBILITIES OF JOINING THE CLASSICAL AND POPULAR, THE LOCAL AND COSMOPOLITAN, ALLOWING THE MUSICIAN TO MANIFEST DIVERSE AND EVEN SURPRISING MODES OF MUSIC.

THE MUSICIAN HAS IN HIS HANDS INSTRUMENTS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES IN ORDER TO BRING THEIR OWN REFERENCES WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOST, BUT WHEN REVEALED, BUILD OTHERS.


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ENSEMBLE BISSAMBLAZZ - Nativ (2009)

The compositions that are part of this album are sonorous stories that were chosen and organized in such a way to form a unit with five movements.
They were written with independent techniques and concepts. Throughout a rigorous hearing one might understand the uniqueness and the diversity of the elements that form its rhythmic, harmonic and orchestral structures, precisely interpreted by the orchestra, greatly benefited by the presence of the audience.
Concerning the audio, a special treatment was used (concept and architecture) in addition to sophisticated equipment, to fulfill the expectations of a large range of exigent audiophiles.


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MAGNO BISSOLI & ENSEMBLE BRASILEIRO - Caixa Preta.

Among other things, it aspires to convey, both nationally and internationally, an art endowed with the fundamental features of Brazil’s essence today, created from a musical language that could only take shape in the Brazilian context.


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MAGNO BISSOLI & ENSEMBLE BRASILEIRO – Abracadabra. (1998)

Released in 1998, this CD offers compositions and arrangements in a language expressing a movement towards convergence within the diversity of Brazilian music, bringing together elements of jazz, polyrhythm and polytonality.


DISCOGRAPHY



MAGNO BISSOLI & ENSEMBLE BRASILEIRO Bissamblazz

Offers a glimpse of the interplay between the music born of afro-American culture, and its far-reaching influence in many different regions of the Americas.


DISCOGRAPHY



The compositions that are part of this album are sonorous stories that were chosen and organized in such a way to form a unit with five movements.
They were written with independent techniques and concepts. Throughout a rigorous hearing one might understand the uniqueness and the diversity of the elements that form its rhythmic, harmonic and orchestral structures, precisely interpreted by the orchestra, greatly benefited by the presence of the audience.
Concerning the audio, a special treatment was used (concept and architecture) in addition to sophisticated equipment, to fulfill the expectations of a large range of exigent audiophiles.




Among other things, it aspires to convey, both nationally and internationally, an art endowed with the fundamental features of Brazil’s essence today, created from a musical language that could only take shape in the Brazilian context.




Released in 1998, this CD offers compositions and arrangements in a language expressing a movement towards convergence within the diversity of Brazilian music, bringing together elements of jazz, polyrhythm and polytonality.




Offers a glimpse of the interplay between the music born of afro-American culture, and its far-reaching influence in many different regions of the Americas.


ABOUT


Magno Bissoli & Ensemble Brasileiro was created with the goal of presenting a repertoire of original compositions inspired by expressions of the diversity of Brazilian culture, allowing its members and arrangers to freely exercise their creativity.


Our first album, recorded in 1993, was entitled Bissamblazz, a combination of Bissoli, Ensemble, Samba and Jazz. From then on, Bissamblazz marks us as the Ensemble Brasileiro and we’ve had the privilege of having some of the most important musicians of the Brazilian artistic scene playing with us.


Praised by specialized critics our discography expresses a convergence in Brazilian contemporary instrumental music diversity, diffusing an art which presents traces of current Brazilian flavor.


Owing to its originality, Bissamblazz has awakened a special interest in world music context contributing to Brazilian music universalization.


1991


Magno organizes his first group in Brazil to appear at the SESC Instrumental show, and invites Lito Robledo (bass), Alexandre Mihanovich (electric guitar), Vinícius Dorin (sax) and Nahor Gomes (trumpet) to take part.


1993


On August 31, the first recordings are made for the production of his first solo work at the Auditorium of São Paulo’s Museum of Image and Sound (MIS). Taking part are Lito Robledo, Alexandre Mihanovich, Vitor Alcântara (sax), Odésio “Jericó” trumpet and Paulo “Paulada” Falanga (congas and percussion). This sextet was to become the backbone of the new big band that would take shape a few years later.


1994


Release of his first album, Magno Bissoli & Ensemble Brasileiro, in December with shows at the Sanja Jazz Bar. The CD entitled “Bissamblazz” gave the group its new name.


1995 a 1997


Performances at São Paulo jazz clubs, SESC, and events at the Núcleo Tatuí 26th Winter Festival.


1998


– In May recordings are made for the album Abracadabra as part of the production of the first Live Recording Workshop at the SESC Vila Mariana Auditoriu.


On this CD the formation of the big band was consolidated.


– Shows for the release of the album Abracadabra, including a live recording for Senac TV.

1999


The Queen of Denmark visits Brazil and Denmark’s TV2 airs a special program on Brazil using songs from the CDs Bissamblazz and Abracadabra for the soundtrack.


2000


- In February recordings were made for production of the third album at the Teatro São Pedro.


– Release of the CD Caixa Preta.


– Caixa Preta receives the Ministry of Culture’s seal of approval for the official celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Brazil’s discovery (link to gallery photos)


2001 a 2003


– Performances in the state of São Paulo, notably the show performed at Ibirapuera Park on July 1, 2001, organized by São Paulo’s Municipal Secretary of Culture.


– In August/2003 shows performed in São Paulo and Brasilia for the InterSystems advertising campaign in Brazil during the release of Ensemble, technological architecture geared towards unifying the systems of large corporations.


2004


– Collaboration on the EJYO 2004 project with the support of the European Parliament


– Soundtrack of the documentary Rio de Janeiro – Yesterday and Today, by José Joaquim Monteiro Soares produced by Guanabara Produções includes recordings from Bisamblazz albums.


2005


Performances for the release in Brazil of the CD EJYO 2004.


2006


– A program of binational cooperation with the Danish big band The Orchestra is implemented, with concerts and recordings at the Sala Olido and SESC Pompéia.


– Concerts at São Paulo’s Teatro Municipal, the Teatro João Caetano and MASP with the Paulistano Choir and the Danish trumpeter and composer Jens Winther, performing a repertoire especially written for the finale of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Choir founded by Mário de Andrade.


– Performances produced by the APAA in the state of São Paulo.


2007


– Release of the CD and production of a tour with the Brazilian Scandinavian Jazz Orchestra, presenting concerts with musicians of Bissamblazz and The Orchestra in Sweden (Neffertiti – Gotemburgo), at Oslo Jazz Festival (Cosmopolite) and Danmark (Copenhagen, Odense & Århus).


2008


– Concert at SESC Pinheiros concert hall with a live recording for producing the album Nativ.


– Concert at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo with composer and pianist Francis Hime as a guest.


2009


Concerts for presenting the album Nativ


2010


– Video recording for SESC Instrumental Brasil


– Concerts and workshops with the Danish composer and conductor Ole Kock Hansen


The following musicians were part of the Ensemble Bissamblazz:


From 1993 to 2003


Saxophone, flute and clarinet:


Vitor Alcântara

Maurício de Souza

Hudson Nogueira

Ubaldo Versolato

Carlos Alberto Alcantara

Vinícius Dorin

Carlos E. B. Moreira

Giuliano Pereira

Éderson Marques

Chico Macedo

Samuel Pompeo

Mauro Caselatto


Trombone:

Walter Azevedo


“Bill”

Arlindo Bonadio

Roberto Silva

Marin Meira

Admilson Santana “Guarujá”

Marcelo Boim



Bass Trombone:

Firmo Molitor

Felipe Sangali

Ricardo


Tuba:

Marcos dos Anjos

Luiz Serralheiro “Popo”

Marcos Delfino


Trumpet and Flugelhorn:


Odésio Silva “Jericó”

Daniel Alcântara

Mane dos Santos

Cláudio “Cambe” Sampaio

Júnior Galante

Reginaldo Gomes

Hélio Ramiro

“Azeitona”

Rubinho Antunes

Rogério Souza Lima

Mauro Boim

Rodolfo Ferreira Neves “Ferrugem”


Piano:

Marcelo Maita

Mozar Terra

Thiago Alves

Fábio Torres


Electric Guitar:

Alexandre Mihanovich


Contrabass:


Lito Robledo

Paulo Paulelli

Marinho Andreoti.


Percussion:

Paulo “Paulada” Falanga


Special guest: Tereza Cristina Rodrigues (Cello)


2005


Saxophone, flutes and clarinet:

Josué dos Santos

Gustavo D’Amico

Raphael Ferreira

Eliasafe Costa da Silva

Felippe Figueiredo

Denílson Martins


Trumpet and flugelhorn

Paulo Jordão

Sidmar Vieira

André Brito dos Santos

Rubinho Antunes


Trombone:

Paulo Malheiros

Gilberto Gianelli

Emerson Will

Valdemar Santos


Bass Trombone: Maurício Martins


Piano: Gustavo Bugni


Electric Guitar: Carlos Iafelice


Bass: Thiago Alves


Special Guest: Carmen Garcia (flute).


In 2006 Bissamblazz & The Orchestra


Saxophone, flute and clarinet:

Peter Fuglsang

Josué dos Santos

Lars Møller

Vitor Alcantara

Kasper Wagner


Trumpet:

Christer Gustavsson

Jesper Riis

Rubens Antunes

João Lenhari


Trombone:

Peter Dahlgren

Roney Stella

Jakob Riis


Bass Trombone: Fernando Cardoso


Piano: Fábio Torres


Electric Guitar: Per Gade


Contrabass: Jorge Oscar dos Santos


Drums: Magno Bissoli


Percussion: Don Chacal


Artistic Direction: Magno Bissoli & Lars Møller


In 2006 with Jens Winther & Coral Paulistano



Saxophone, flute and clarinet:

Josué dos Santos

Vitor Alcantara

Gustavo D’Amico

Raphael Ferreira

Eliasafe Costa da Silva

Felippe Figueiredo

Fábio Dias


Trumpet and flugelhorn:

Paulo Jordão

João Lenhari

André Brito dos Santos

Rubinho Antunes

Wagner Felix

Israel Salomé


Trombone:

Gilberto Gianelli

Valdemar Santos

Ricardo Higino

Gregori Lauriano

Agnaldo Gonçalves


Bass Trombone: Maurício Martins


Tuba: Albert Savino Khattar


Piano: Fábio Leandro


Bass: Sidiel Vieira


Drums: Magno Bissoli


Guests:

Carmen Garcia – flute

Felipe de Castro – flute & piccolo

Otinilo Macedo – clarinet & clarone

Nestor de Franco Gomes – percussion

Kaka Magalhães – electric guitar


In 2007 Brazilian Scandinavian Jazz Orchestra - musicians of Bissamblazz and The Orchestra


Saxophone, flute & clarinet:

Peter Fuglsang

Josué dos Santos

Kasper Wagner

Jesper Løvdal

Nis Toxværd


Trumpet and flugelhorn:

Christer Gustavsson

Jesper Riis

Rubens Antunes

Cláudio Sampaio


Trombone:

Peter Dahlgren

Roney Stella

Jakob Riis


Bass trombone: Klaus Løhrer


Piano: Fábio Torres


Guitar: Per Gade


Bass:Alberto Lucca


Drums: Magno Bissoli


Percussion: Beto Angerosa

Artistic Direction: Magno Bissoli & Lars Møller


From 2008 to 2010


Saxophone, flute & clarinet:

Vitor Alcantara

Felippe Figueiredo

Gustavo D’Amico

Cássio Ferreira

Fábio Dias

Anderson Quevedo Farias

Alexandre Camargo Guarnieri Suetholz.


Trumpet & flugelhorn:

Paulo de Viveiro

Paulo Jordão

André Brito dos Santos

Rubinho Antunes

Gê Ribeiro

Marcelo Rocha

Alessandro Ribeiro


Trombone:

Gilberto Gianelli

Ricardo Higino

Gregori Lauriano

Marim Meira

Samuel Alves Marque

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Trombone baixo:

Adib Vera

Fernando Cardoso


Tuba: Albert Savino Khattar


Piano: Fábio Leandro


Acoustic bass: Sidiel Vieira


Convidados:

Carmen Garcia – flute

Marco Cancello – flute & piccolo

Roberto Araújo – oboé & english horn

Otinilo Macedo – clarinet & bass clarinet

Eduardo Pecci – clarinet

Ronaldo Pacheco – fagote

Marcelo Toni – fagote

Mário Rocha – french horn

Weslei de Lima – french horn

Nestor de Franco Gomes – percussion

Richard Fraser – percussion



ABOUT


Magno Bissoli & Ensemble Brasileiro was created with the goal of presenting a repertoire of original compositions inspired by expressions of the diversity of Brazilian culture, allowing its members and arrangers to freely exercise their creativity.


Our first album, recorded in 1993, was entitled Bissamblazz, a combination of Bissoli, Ensemble, Samba and Jazz. From then on, Bissamblazz marks us as the Ensemble Brasileiro and we’ve had the privilege of having some of the most important musicians of the Brazilian artistic scene playing with us.


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