L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble), created and led by Marco Barroso, is a 15 piece ensemble of jazz and classical musicians that moves in between affinities with the Big Band classical model and re-interpretations or provocations towards it. Within a dramatization, frequently ironic, of the practices and vocabularies of jazz, rock or classical music, and incursions into experimentalism, Marco Barroso and L.U.M.E. music transforms the Big Bands patrimony, breaking free of its conventional patterns and opening new aesthetic perspectives - a sort of kaleidoscope with broad horizons, in a permanent “what if?”. Born in 2006, L.U.M.E released its first homonymous album in 2010, and its second edition in 2013. Their second album, “Xabregas 10”, was considered worldwide as one of the most original and defying music in the last years. L.U.M.E.’s third original album, “Las Californias”, to be officially released in October 2021, reveals the creative bubbling of the ensemble that connects 15 musicians with the same vision: the search for unexpected and unlikely paths, in a permanent tension between composition and improvisation. Covering dissimilar states of mind, the music of “Las Californias” converges to an unreal landscape, of memories and lost dreams hovering over the rubble of an imagined reality. A project that continues their previous albums, in an uncertain path that is built until the studio audio recording of each piece.
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