Members featured in the album
SERGIO CARDOSO - Classic guitar, cavaquinho and soprano sax
JU AUDRÁ - Flute and piccolo
ANDERSON QUEVEDO - High and soprano sax
LEONARDO MUNIZ - High and tenor sax
MARIO MARGARIDO - Piano and keyboard
MAURÍCIO CAETANO - Drums and percussion
DANIEL AMORIN - Bass
RAFAEL FERRARI - Bass (2001)
The band started in 2001. Their first cd “Armazém abaporu” came out in 2002. This work received countless good critics from the specialized media, such as the text by the journalist Luís Antonio Giron: “The instrumental band from São Paulo, Armazém makes its debut with a renewing album… X, percussion and cavaquinho revisit the lessons by the master Hermeto Pascoal… The band comes with a new musical language, marked by extroversion and audacity. The result is one of the best national albums of the season”. (Época, 30 de Junho, 2003)
Since 2001 they have played in important concert halls in São Paulo and in the countryside. In 2002 participated in the project “Prata da Casa” curated by the journalist and art critic Carlos Calado (from the newspaper Folha de São Paulo), and took place at Sesc Pompéia. Chosen by the same critic, last February, the band was part of a selective showing of the project. Carlos Calado defined their work:
… “influenced by Jazz, Folk, and Classical Music spice the vibrant instrumental sound from this sixman show from São Paulo… together with other groups, Armazém proves that the musical heritage of Hermeto Pascoal couldn’t be in better hands…”
In June 2003 participated on the project “Instrumental Sesc Brazil” at Sesc Paulista theatre. The concerts were recorded and broadcasted throughout Brazil during that week at an internal SESC/SENAC television network.
In February, 2003 toured the countriside of the state of São Paulo. Playing at the local Municipal Theatres, they played in Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, São João da Boa Vista, Franca, São José do Rio Preto e Araraquara, and run workshops on instrumental music.
In May 2004, released “Tupigrafia” at Sesc Pompéia with an unforgettable concert, where the great sax and flute player Carlos Malta played with the band.
The project “Caravana Musical” idealised by Armazém abaporu, went on throughout 2004, this time with the support of Sesc São Paulo and including three other bands playing instrumental music. Each band makes two workshops and one concert at every SESC in the countryside of the state of São Paulo.
Giving continuity to the release of “Tupigrafia”, they played at the Guiomar Novaes room at Funarte, at FNAC Paulista, and at the ‘Brasilinstrumental’ festival in the city of Tatuí, as well as at the project ‘Ba-fa-fa’ at the Centro Cultural São Paulo.
In 2005 the group will be performing in France in may and will realize concerts at the Pixingiunha project. A big musical project that are envolving brazilian music masters and all the country capitals.
Their second CD “Pedra grande” brings together the complete set of the first record (published in 2002 independently), plus five live songs, recorded in France at the beginning of the European tour of 2005, in it’s new edition completely remastered by the label Editio Princeps.