Machimbombo EP

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Fusing west African rhythms with modern jazz sensibilities, Machimbombo (pronounced ‘Mah-shim-bombo’) delivers new music from guitarist, Pedro Velasco. These original compositions spring to life through infectiously fun grooves, east and south African infused harmony and rhythms, and playful improvisation.

Drawing on his family connections with Mozambique, his Portuguese roots, and the musical meditative-style of Frisell, all of Machimbombo’s material stems from Velasco’s original musings. But individuality and musical freedom are an integral part of it, too. Every song is developed in coffee-infused rehearsals, where new arrangements emerge as each player adds their own interpretive style and expression.

This is more than music for musicians; it’s music that invites everyone in for a joy ride.

Recorded live at IKLECTIK ARTS LAB on the 19th March 2017
by Saint Austral Sounds

Mixed and mastered by Saint Austral Sounds

All music by Pedro Velasco

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Machimbombo, all rights reserved, unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws

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released March 26, 2017

Pedro Velasco - guitar and composition
Dan Mays - saxophone
Adam Osmianski - drums
Geoff Threadgold - bass

Recording/Mixing/Mastering - Saint Austral Sounds

Artwork by Pedro Velasco

© Oti-O Records 2020

pedrovelasco.com/projects/machimbombo/

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Pedro Velasco London, UK

Velasco writes for the sake of expression, meaning, and relating – especially to his musical kin – with the hope audiences also enjoy his music for those qualities. He writes to be honest, true and real.

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