Triorganico - Convivencia

Album of Brasilian flavored, minimalist Latin jazz from Now-Again


Triorganico - <i>Convivencia</i> “Triorganico’s debut.. is something you’d expect to hear floating from a smoky Bossa Nova club in the 1950s—not downtown LA…. Triorganico finds comfort in history and hindsight” - Waxpoetics

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Triorganico - Convivencia

MP3: Triorganico "Tempo De Amor"

A Southern Californian garage-band influenced by music of the Latin American diaspora? Forty years ago that might have described a psych outfit, or an ensemble that emulated Santana. In 2009 it describes a wondrous little combo who have returned to Latin jazz’s raw, minimalist roots and have recorded a self-titled album drenched in history, yet defiantly modern: Convivencia.

Triorganico – Pablo Calogero on saxophones and woodwinds, Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas on percussion and Fabiano do Nascimento on guitar – formed in Calogero’s garage. “We would simply get together to listen to music, write music, share ideas and research  music,” the Rio De Janeiro bred do Nascimento states. “We created a musical chemistry… even though we came from very different musical backgrounds, we can understand each others musical language.”

The band set up a weekly residency in Downtown LA, playing a variety of original compositions and cover songs from their favorite musicians. Songs by Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Moacir Santos and other Brasilian legends featured prominently. The idea to record happened, in keeping with the band’s namesake, organically: “It came to us that we could record our music, on our own, easily, using the technologies of today,” do Nascimento laughs. “Anyone can make a record these days right? So we started recording our ideas as a Pablo’s garage, using, as he called it, ‘guerrilla tactics.’”

The result is wholesome album that rambles purposefully through the wonders of Brasilian bossa nova influenced jazz and spreads into throughout the musical melting pots at the center of its creator’s multi-cultures. Their album is a warm, acoustic affair that, as a filling entrée amongst glitchy, electronic-based appetizers, feeds the soul.