Nuno Trocado

Tavares / Trocado / Ward - "Corrosion"

Corrosion is the second album by the trio of free improvisors Tom Ward (flute, sax, clarinet), Nuno Trocado (guitar, real-time electronic processing), and Sérgio Tavares (bass). The ephemeral nature of sound is on display, as layers of sound deteriorate, break apart, and blend into one another, testing the frontiers of the organic, eroding physical and metaphorical structures, moving along the points of contact of improvised music, human or inhuman dispositions, and societal decay.

Reviews

"The communication is perfect, the three understand each other completely, and we get to take part in an extremely exciting journey in the free-flowing improvisational landscape that hits us in the middle of the soul. Three exciting musicians based in Portugal and London, you really have to keep a close eye on them in the future." Jan Granlie in Salt Peanuts..

"Les trois comparses ont tout le loisir de pousser leurs phrasés dans une multitude de recoins, comme pour mieux les démembrer et les débiter en petits éclats." Eric Therer in JazzMania.

"All in all, an intense experience where the label 'heavy' sounds even too weak." Bernard Lefèbvre in JazzHalo.

"[O disco] distingue-se pela originalidade das abordagens e resulta um dos objetos mais atípicos e ousados do catálogo – já bem rico e diverso – do Carimbo Porta-Jazz, o braço editorial da associação portuense. Entre momentos de assombro dantesco e outros momentos de mais luz, o trio Ward / Trocado / Tavares cria uma música que está em permanente tensão; deixa o ouvinte sempre desconcertado, sem antecipar o que vem a seguir. Música muito recomendada para ouvidos aventureiros." Nuno Catarino, in Jazz.pt.

"É um cenário desolador, esta distopia aqui recriada com precisão e engenho, sobre a qual paira uma atmosfera sombria só pontualmente levantada para breves momentos de luz." João Morado in Cadernos do Underground.

Nuno Trocado, Sérgio Tavares, and Tom Ward, backstage at Club Thyrsense in 2023
photo: Dária Salgado