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Sara Serpa (voice), André Matos (guitar), Kris Davis (piano), Ben Street (bass), Ted Poor (drums)
“With André Matos, I feel we are both coming from the same place, meaning we have the same background; history and we play a lot together. We live together, we travel together—so much of that communication and shared moments comes out through our music. We also play a lot of original material, and finding my own space in that material is challenging, because I never do the same thing on every song. Sometimes I accompany him, sometimes I don’t sing, sometimes I improvise—to find that balance of when to sing and when to be silent is challenging in some way. Also, there’s a lot of nakedness in a duo setting, we can’t hide behind any other instrument, and we have to accept what comes out without being very judgmental.”
Sara Serpa‘s Aurora follows her debut album Inner Circle – singing live in Lisbon, her hometown, accompanied by prominent pianist and former teacher Ran Blake – Sara keeps possession of a fresh and irreverent technique. Together they never sound straightforward or predictable – even when interpreting jazz standards. Depth and innocence come together within their tasteful repertoire.
Track Listing: Saturday; When Autumn Sings; Dr. Mabuse; Cansaço; Moonride; Strange Fruit; Mahler Noir; The Band Played On; Love Lament; Wende; Fine and Dandy; Last Night When We Were Young.
Personnel: Sara Serpa: vocals; Ran Blake: piano.
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