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“Ms. Serpa, a vocalist, and Mr. Matos, a guitarist, recently made a calmly stunning duo album, “Primavera,” that capitalizes on their many affinities: as limber improvisers, as thoughtful composers, as selfless ensemble players, and as internationalists hailing originally from Portugal (by way of Boston and New York). (…) “Primavera” is gemlike in its beauty and precision, and manages to be purely about the depth of their rapport(…)
The New York Times

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” (…) an enchanting new recording.”
The New Yorker

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“” (…) one couldn’t ask for a more sonically lustrous offering. That’s partially due to the result of judiciously applied multitracking, and to the intricate melodic sense of both musicians. There is never an extra note or a false move on this album“‘
Robert Bush, All About Jazz

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A breath of fresh air to blow the cobwebs of winter away.
The Irish Times

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(…) Primavera, Serpa’s first venture alone with Matos takes their shared audacity to breathtaking heights.
Jazz Times Magazine

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A little bit of magic is evident in the recording Primavera by the Portuguese-born-now-New Yorkers Sara Serpa and Andre Matos. Not magic as in sleight of hand or illusion, but magical as in enchanting and, indeed, spellbinding.”
Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

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” Each song is a trouvaille, showing an intimate collaboration between two musicians that seem to have been made for each other.

Jornal do Brasil

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Sara Serpa e André Matos conceived a sublime record. “Primavera” is a seductive place of harmony“.
O Público

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” (…) Most of all, the wife-and-husband collaboration of Sara Serpa and Andre Matos is so bright and full of life. (…) In Portuguese, “Primavera” means “in spring”, the season of renewal and creation. Listening to this music, you’ll say “yes” to all counts”.
Step Tempest Blog

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“(…) The words to describe the pieces are mellifluous, swaying, seductive, and soothing. (…)A tour de force. “
A Jazz Listener’s Thoughts

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“(…)an exploration of voice, tone and structure. This use of toughness to offset clarity is all over “Primavera” and it makes for a mesmerizing listen (…)
Canadian Audiophile

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(…)pin back your ears for something delightful when you listen to this CD. Ethereal, flowing, interweaving harmonies and rhythms that suggest jazz as JS Bach may have written it, with hints of the sound of free jazz on some tracks. (…) The whole CD is a gem, especially for those with adventurous tastes who like something a bit different.”
Bebop Spoken Here Blog

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“(…)They achieved their stated goal of making this sound like Spring quite handily. A free thinking release that never rolls off the rails with creativity for the sake of preciousness, the simpatico this couple brings to the table works well when it hits the bytes. (…).
Midwest Records

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“Primavera”
Best of 2014 Lists:

Robert Bush-All About Jazz
George Grella- The Big City Blog

Peter Hum- Ottawa Citizen
Honorable Mention by Kevin Lynch
Thomas Cunniffe- Jazz History Online

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