Club CD

Finding ground in the cross-section of re-invented traditional jazz idioms and innovation intrinsic to jazz since the 1970s, the Portuguese-Canadian trio Lama performed soon after the concert by Kaja Draksler. Susana Santos Silva’s charismatic trumpet playing was characterised by absence of conventional jazz patterns, while drummer Greg Smith and double bass player Gonçalo Almeida journeyed between recognizable patterns and contemporary departures into atonality and electroacoustic soundscapes. The line-up mostly played compositions from their acclaimed album Oneiros, dedicated to dreamscape paradoxes, which the harmonious threesome transliterated into a multilayered eclectic music that ranged from an imitation of a battered-up LP to outer-space escapades on the electronica and double bass.

Andraž Jež