Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Earlier this month, I guested at a live performance with Manouchka, a gipsy jazz/manouche band composed by my old friend Nuno Marinho (Guitar) and Marian Yanchyk (Violin), also guesting Bruno Neves (Guitar). It was the second time we played together as a quartet and there was a great atmosphere at the venue, a bar namedContinue reading “Manouchka – live in Coimbra”
Simon Gilman made yet another brilliant transcription, this time using my bass cover video of Then. Here can download the pdf file Then_Bass score by Simon Gilman
This week I received news from our friend Simon Gilman, who contributed 9 years ago (tempus fugit!) with his own bass transcriptions of Yes and Chris’ songs, in which I had played the (audio) bassline. Those were Astral Traveler, Starship Trooper and Hold Out Your Hand. This time, Simon has written another set of transcriptionsContinue reading “More transcriptions by Simon Gilman”
This summer, at Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre, I attended Ensemble Trakia‘s 45th anniversary concert. Once again, a fabulous show with Bulgarian traditional dances and music. In my recording you will have the chance to hear very well the double-bass of my good friend Stela Petrova, who has featured on a special video generously recorded for me, demonstratingContinue reading “Ensemble Trakia 45-Year Concert”
Bass pedals cover for “Madrigal”. A lot of the work consisted in getting a sound on the bass pedals close to the original. I think Chris also was very thoughtful in that respect – he didn’t choose the usual “Taurus” sound which has more contour with raspy highs. That’s why I think he went forContinue reading “Madrigal”
Here’s one more beautiful memory of the Masterclass show with the fabulous PAUL GILBERT. “Sir, you need to calm down”, a track from his latest album “Behold Electric Guitar”. With the great Sérgio Marques on drums and your bass player, on April 12th, at my city – Coimbra. Once again, my gratitude to Marco Matos ofContinue reading “Sir, you need to calm down – Live with Paul Gilbert”
Dear Friends, Once again “Play For Chris” is here. The 5th edition is again a very special one. Not only because of a larger number of participants – 26 (!) – but I am sure you will feel it by watching all different contributions, reading the heartfelt text messages displayed, along with so many fantasticContinue reading “#playforChris5”
On April 12th, I had the great privilege to play for Paul Gilbert, at the occasion of his Masterclass show, in my hometown, Coimbra. In fact, it all started two months before, when I was invited for the event and began learning all the material: 10 songs, including rock classics from The Beatles, Gary Moore,Continue reading “A night with Paul Gilbert”
“Maybe there’s another way to do this!” – So here’s Owner Of A Lonely Heart, made with all my basses. Hope it will be fun for your to hear the different tones. Special thanks to Vítor Silva of Mars Picks for the picks!