22 marzo 2012

Clean Feed pubblica un album di particolare interesse storico e simbolico per il jazz portoghese (e non solo): Estilhaços, registrato nel 1972 a Lisbona dal quintetto di Steve Lacy con Steve Potts, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter e Noel McGhie: "This is a very special work for all Portuguese jazz fans, not only because of historical reasons, but also emotional ones. At the end of the dictatorship, “Estilhaços” had the emblematic power to represent freedom in music: it was recorded live during a Lisbon concert in the beginning of 1972 (the revolution happened two years later, in 1974), being the first jazz record released in Portugal. What can seem strange is easily explainable: for the authorities, jazz was a decadent black music".