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Teresa Salgueiro O Mistério (2012)

Teresa Salgueiro              Teresa Salgueiro ≈ O Mistério
Born: 8 January 1969 in Lisboa
Genre: Roots Music
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Album release: June 12, 2012
Record Label: Clepsidra / Ais
Duration:     65:29
Tracklist:
01. A Batalha     6:05
02. O Mistério     5:31
03. Cântico     5:37
04. Ausência     4:30
05. A Fortaleza     4:31
06. A Estrada     3:53
07. O Início     6:28
08. Ando entre portas     4:26
09. A Máscara     4:44
10. A Fogueira     2:32
11. Lisboa     4:31
12. Senhora Do Tempo     5:17
13. A Paixão     4:16
14. A Espera     7:23
15. A Partida     5:40    | Maria Teresa de Almeida Salgueiro (Lisboa, 8 de janeiro de 1969) é uma cantora portuguesa, e ex–vocalista do grupo Madredeus. | 
Personnel:
Carisa Marcelino | Acordeão
Óscar Torres | Contrabaixo
André Santos | Guitarra
Rui Lobato | Bateria, Percussão e Guitarra
Press contact: alexandraferreira@cidadeladasartes.com

Teresa Salgueiro: vocals, piano
Carisa Marcelino: accordion
Óscar Torres: double bass
André Filipe Santos: guitar
Rui Lobato: drums, percussion, guitar
Website: http://www.teresasalgueiro.pt  //  http://www.luxuriant.lu/2014/06/teresa-salgueiro/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/terezasalgueiro
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/teresasalgueiro?feature=sub_widget_1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresa.salgueiro   © duas-ou-tres.blogspot.com
Bio:
O percurso de 25 anos de dedicaçao ininterrupta a Música culmina na criaçao de uma oficina de composiçao de peças originais que nascem do encontro da Teresa com os músicos que escolheu. E, pela primeira vez, dedica–se a escrita das letras de todos os temas.
Ao longo de nove meses, de Novembro de 2010 a Julho de 2011, desenvolveram os conceitos e cristalizaram-se as ideias em formas musicais.
Convidou António Pinheiro da Silva, com quem partilhou os primeiros dez anos de gravaçoes e concertos da sua vida, para co–produzir este novo disco.
Durante o mes de Agosto de 2011, retiram–se para o Convento da Arrábida, no ambiente envolvente da Serra, e montam um estúdio de gravaçao onde registam os dezassete temas que dao origem ao álbum “O Mistério”.  
Teresa Salgueiro’s journey of 25 years of uninterrupted dedication to Music now culminates in the creation of original pieces that were born from the encounter of Teresa with the Musicians she has chosen. And for the first time ever, besides composing the songs, she took upon herself the task of writing all the lyrics.
Over nine months, from November 2010 to July 2011, Teresa developed the concepts and ideas crystallized into musical forms and invited António Pinheiro da Silva, with whom he shared the first ten years of recordings and concerts of her career, to co-produce this new album.
Throughout August 2011, she retires to the Convent of Arrábida with her Musicians and, in the surroundings of the mountain, set up a recording studio where they record the seventeen tracks that give birth to the album "O Mistério".
Review: By NENAD GEORGIEVSKI, Published: June 29, 2012 / (http://www.allaboutjazz.com
(“Music is a focal point in my life.”)

♦   When Portuguese singer Teresa Salgueiro sings, there is hardly anything more beautiful to experience; it’s not necessary to speak the language to understand the scope and the power of the emotions she conveys. She has a voice with a naturally sensual glide that is simply arresting. That voice was until recently the trademark of Portugal’s best ever group, Madredeus.
♣   Upon leaving the band Salgueiro released several highly acclaimed and highly diverse albums that never saw her stepping in the same water twice. Always looking ahead she produced albums with different concepts that showcased the scope of her tastes and the depth of her soul. But those few albums were basically cover albums. Few artists can render a song with as much unaffected grace and sincerity as Salgueiro; her genius in those records was to take a song and own them. Whether it was the popular Brazilian bossa–nova tracks on Voce e Eu( EMI Europe, 2007), taking on the breadth of Portuguese music with Matriz (Farol Música, 2009) or completely new readings of classics by, amongst others, Caetano Veloso and Edit Piaf on La Serena, (Farol Música 2007), Salgueiro’ voice transformed the songs and made them her own. It's only natural, then, that the same qualities she invests in other artists’ compositions would also inform her own sensibilities as a songwriter.

O Misterio finds her taking on the seat as a songwriter for the first time and presents a more contemporary Teresa Salgueiro. Recorded at the Convent of Arrábida near Lisbon — a beautiful setting placed between majestic mountains and the ocean — it provided the perfect inspiration to write the songs for this record. Musically, it is constructed from the simplest of ingredients: drums, double bass, electric guitar, a sprinkling of accordion and her imposing, but never overpowering, melodious voice. As is the case with all her albums, though, it’s Salgueiro’s incomparable voice that makes her music so compelling. The singer and her band deliver a powerful and revelatory yet compact experience.
The album's heart is undoubtedly still in Portuguese music but there are other global strands and influences detectable within Salgueiro’s sound. The album is ushered in by the warm and mysterious “A Batalha (The Battle)”,  “which introduces Salgueiro’s gently rippling vocals against a backdrop of percussion, accordion drones and sinuous guitar. A warm summer breeze infiltrates and snakes around much of the title track, the guitar, the piccolo bass and melodicism closely evoking the work she did with Madredeus in years past.” “Cantico (The Chant)” possesses a lilting positivity, while “A Fortaleza (The Fortress)” is a mixture of bustling accordion, percussion and piccolo bass that suggests vibrancy and urgency.
♦   “A Estrada (The Road)” is more like soundtrack music with its captivating theme. It is a seemingly sentimental work that shows off Salgueiro’s ability to express the emotions of a song perfectly and purely. “O Incio” is the only instrumental here and it also has strong cinematic features as is it could have been inspired by film composer Ennio Morricone. Here, Salgueiro plays delicate and beautiful piano accentuated by guitar melodies that playfully intertwine. “A Mascara (The Mask)” is a beautiful, semi–precious stone that suggests deep tranquility and beauty, with Salgueiro–s voice serving more like an additional instrument, layering sounds on top of the music. “Lisboa” is a precious slice of tango music and a beautiful tribute to her city, Lisabon, which further underscores the album’s sophisticated allure.
♦   Each song is a beautifully crafted little masterpiece. O Misterio is a bit difficult to categorize but is all the more unique and enjoyable for it. It really shows an artist at a peak of her craft and with a vision to match.
Current Solo Discography:
2006 Obrigado (Thank You)
2007 Voce e Eu (You and Me)
2007 La Serena
2007 Silence, Night and Dreams
2009 Matriz (Matrix)
2012 O Mistério (The Mistery) 

 

 Teresa Salgueiro ≈ O Mistério (2012)

 

Teresa Salgueiro O Mistério (2012)

 

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