São Paulo Underground: Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara & Guilherme Granado – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 17th, 2015
São Paulo Underground: Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara & Guilherme Granado

São Paulo Underground: Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara & Guilherme Granado

Thu, September 17, 2015

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

São Paulo Underground: Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara & Guilherme Granado
São Paulo Underground: Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara & Guilherme Granado
São Paulo Underground is an electronica-laced tropicalia funhouse, a secret passage between Chicago’s volatile avant garde jazz scene and Brazil’s teeming creative capital.

In its latest incarnation, SPU is a power trio and a post-modern orchestra rolled into one, marked by glistening sonic textures, seductive eletronica beats, unabashedly beautiful melodies, an expansive improvisational palette and fiercely gleeful interplay. A potent program of new material honed during a 2012 North American tour, Beija Flors Velho E Sujo captures an ensemble hitting a fierce creative stride.

Ecstatic, roiling and utterly unpredictable, the music flows from three distinct musical personalities united by “the idea of infinite love, the idea of breaking through to the other side through sonic power and beauty,” says Mazurek, a veteran disrupter of genre conventions. Rather than stretching out for extended improvisational flights, the trio delivers a series of brief blasts, each brimming with musical incident.

Dauntless sonic explorers, SPU continues a relentless search into the mysteries of sound. “Sound has such potential, and needs to be split, cracked, slammed, caressed, kissed, sunk, buried, catapulted into new dimensions in order to begin a dialogue of the universes,” Mazurek observes.

Rob Mazurek - cornet, harmonium and various effects,
Guilherme Granado - keyboards, synths, sampler and vocals, Mauricio Takara - percussion, cavaquinho and electronics

"...the results are a mix of electric jazz, minimalism, and Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and street sounds. Percolating textures, crackling cornet (smacking of Miles Davis and Don Cherry), and surreal electronica process local riffs and rhythms for music that dances and frolics with all the joy and cheery chaos of a São Paulo street fair." – Icon

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Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618