Círculo (circle) emerges when we leave behind the traditional roles of leader and sideman, and create a different kind of dynamics, a triangle where all the corners are equal in importance. That triangle is in turn inscribed within a creative space in constant flow: The Circle. That space may take on different shapes and proportions at different moments. In this model, Music is permanently shaped depending on the paths the trio choses to follow. But the Circle doesn’t close on itself – it’s a space of constant dialog that holds within itself infinite possibilities.
released November 1, 2019
Rita Maria: voice, composition, arrangements
Mário Franco: double bass, electric bass, composition, arrangements
Luís Figueiredo: piano, keyboards, percussion, composition, arrangements
Tracks 6 and 9 by Rita Maria
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 and 10 by Luís Figueiredo (lyrics to track 10 by Rita Maria)
Tracks 3 and 5 by Mário Franco
All arrangements by Rita Maria, Luís Figueiredo and Mário Franco
Produced by Rita Maria, Luís Figueiredo and Mário Franco
Recorded by André Tavares at Atlântico Blue Studios, July 29th-31st and August 1st. 2019. Mixed by André Tavares with Mário Franco. Mastered by André Tavares.
Piano technician: Paulo Pimentel
Video + photos by Gonçalo Brou
Cover photo by Rita Maria
Artwork by João Neves