Life and Other Transient Storms

by Susana Santos Silva

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released July 16, 2016

Susana Santos Silva | trumpet/flugel
Lotte Anker | tenor/soprano saxophone
Sten Sandell | piano
Torbjörn Zetterberg | double bass
Jon Fält | drums


Recorded November 1, 2015 at Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland by Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Recording engineer Andy Snellman. Originally produced for YLE by Markus Partanen.
Mixed by Torbjörn Zetterberg
Mastered by Mats Äleklint
Executive Production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design and Art Work by Travassos

All Music by Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Fält

Liner Notes:
I was invited by Juhamatti Kaupinnen to put together a band for the 2015 edition of Tampere Jazz Happening on a period of my existence where I'm delightfully discovering the blessing and beauty of impermanence in my life, in the world and in all the things that are… at least for a while… until they change. Accepting this and living accordingly to this truth has changed me tremendously as a person and as a musician. It's a peaceful state of being that is far from being still. On the contrary, it's restless and resilient.
I felt that energy on Lotte, Sten, Torbjörn and Jon's music from the first time I've heard them play live.
Together, they/we brought the urgency, intensity, and honesty of their/our beings to create this music, that existed for a moment and that will change every time someone listens to it.
What better score could I bring to the stage then just tell these amazing musicians we are playing Life and all those Transient Storms that hold existence together in the most ethereal and mysterious way?
I'm overwhelmed and grateful with such visceral and heartfelt energy. Thank you Torbjörn, Lotte, Sten and Jon for all the beautiful storms!
Thank you Pedro and all the Clean Feed family for bringing these Storms to Life!



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