Salvador Sobral : Alma nuestra
Salvador Sobral (vocals), Victor Zamora (piano), Nelson Cascais (double bass), André Sousa Machado (drums)
His triumph at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 enabled us to discover the enormous artistic sensitivity of a Portuguese singer always dedicated to jazz. We greatly enjoyed his music at the 2018 Jazz Festival, packed with the influences of bossa nova, of traditional Latin American music and of one of the historical jazz legends, the trumpeter Chet Baker, of whom Sobral is a confessed admirer.
Following his two solo albums, Sobral now releases his third: Alma Nuestra. This new project, which he will present at this edition of the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, is his first album performed completely in Spanish and on which he sings some of his favourite boleros.
The pianist Víctor Zamora and Salvador Sobral are friends who share a double passion: the sweet sounds of Latin America and jazz. The result of this friendship and of their common tastes is Alma Nuestra, bringing a selection of well-known, timeless songs from Cuba, Argentina and other parts of South America, reinventing them and making them unique and personal.
Rounding off the group are two excellent musicians with long-standing careers: the double bass player with a marked personal sound and prolific composer of Portuguese jazz, Nelson Cascais; and the versatile drummer and professor, André Sousa Machado.