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)
Sara Serpa- vocals
André Matos- guitar
Thomas Crane- drums
Recorded in January 2013
Mixed by Rick Kwan
Mastered by Randy Merrill