Desire & Freedom

by Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio

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After years of great colab's and 7 years after our first album, the group is back with a trio only release.

" know ourselves is the highest form of wisdom and to believe in ourselves is the highest form of faith. Science, which seeks to know, and art, which seeks to interpret, are two forms of love, which is the only available way of worship (...) Freedom is a two-edged sword of which one edge is liberty and the other responsibility, on which both edges are exceedingly sharp."

Jack Parsons, 1946


released November 1, 2016

All compositions by Amado / Mira / Ferrandini

Recorded by Joaquim Monte at Namouche Studios, Lisbon, February 9th, 2016
Mixed by Joaquim Monte and Rodrigo Amado
Mastered by Tó Pinheiro da Silva
Produced by Rodrigo Amado, Miguel Mira and Gabriel Ferrandini
Executive production by Marek Winiarski
Cover Photo by Domokos Zsolt
Inlay Photo by João de Sá
Design by Rodrigo Amado and Rui Garrido

Inlay Text - Excerpt from " Freedom Is A Two-Edged Sword", by John Whiteside Parsons (aka Jack Parsons), 1946, New Falcon Publications, The Oriflamme Series n.1



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Rodrigo Amado Lisbon, Portugal

Recently voted as #1 Tenor Saxophonist on El Intruso International Critics Poll, as stated by a poll of 50 critics and writers from 18 countries, Rodrigo Amado frequently tours Europe and North America with his own groups. Stuart Broomer wrote: "Amado is an emerging master of a great tradition, more apparent with each new recording or performance." ... more

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