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JAZZ: Rodrigo Amado’s album makes Best Releases 2012 list – All.About.Jazz

The jazz album, “Burning Live,” by Portuguese saxophonist improviser Rodrigo Amado, was named one of the “Best Releases of 2012” by U.S. based jazz critic Mark Corroto, editor of the All.About.Jazz site online.

The album was listed 10th in a list of 20 selected best 2012 jazz releases by renowned international performers.

The concert was recorded live at the Jazz AO Center Festival, in Coimbra, Portugal, June, 2012, by JACC Records. Rodrigo Amado’s improvising Motion Trio is formed by Rodrigo Amado, tenor saxophone; Miguel Mira, cello; and Gabriel Ferrandini, drums. Jeb Bishop,trombone, was a guest performer.

Rodrigo Amado, 46, who is also a freelance photographer, has no musical academic background. Since the age of 17, he has learned the saxophone, either alone, with private teachers or in the jazz school of the Lisbon’s Hot Club and has studied with leading jazz players in Portugal, namely Carlo Martins, Jorge Reis and Pedro Madaleno.

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