Coast to Coast (EP)


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Recorded in January 2013, this EP has the title track, “Coast to Coast”, a composition by André Matos, and an arrangement I wrote for the Portuguese fado “Cansaço” (Tiredness), made popular by Amália Rodrigues in 1958.These two songs have been played by this quintet in many live situations, and I felt there was a special force to it.

“Coast to Coast” is a song that highlights distinct melodic and rhythmic patterns which repeat cyclically, with an interlude featuring a collective improvisation.

“Cansaço”, a song that I recorded in my latest duo album with Ran Blake, has been on my mind for a long time.I was very inspired by Guillermo Klein’s arrangements of Argentinean songs, and decided to experiment the same kind of approach with this Fado.


released December 31, 2013

1- Coast to Coast (Music by André Matos)
2- Cansaço (Music by J. Campos/Lyrics by L. Macedo/
Arrangement by Sara Serpa)

Performed by:
Sara Serpa- vocals
André Matos- guitar
Kris Davis-piano
Aryeh Kobrinsky-bass
Thomas Crane- drums

Recorded in January 2013
Mixed by Rick Kwan
Mastered by Randy Merrill



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Lisboa | Harlem

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Track Name: Cansaço
Por detrás do espelho quem está
De olhos fixados nos meus
Alguém que passou por cá
E seguiu ao Deus dará
deixando os olhos nos meus

Quem dorme na minha cama
E tenta sonhar meus sonhos
Alguém morreu nesta cama
E lá de longe me chama
Misturado nos meus sonhos

Tudo o que faço ou não faço
Outros fizeram assim
Daí este meu cansaço
De sentir quanto faço
Não é feito só por mim