With a sound that calls from across the world, the drummer, composer and producer Marito Marques has released his new album that fuses his inspirations and technical prowess. This is a remarkable collection of music that is spontaneous, frenetic, and full of lively energy with strong melodies. “Na Eira” is yet another offering to the global melting pot of jazz and world music by Marito Marques since his move to Canada.
About the Album
The fresh and third album entitled “Na Eira” that means “threshing floor” was released on November 22, 2016. The album, recorded in 4 countries, combines the efforts of 15 musicians, in-turn encompassing 10 different nationalities. “Na Eira” is a global effort that fosters the similarities and celebrates the differences between cultures to create a unifying sound. Marques hasn’t strayed from his passion for collaboration and the original melding of sounds, cultures, talents, instruments, and genres creating a connection between people and continents.
The album is strongly influenced by Marques’ birth country Portugal. It takes further inspiration from the PALOP countries. It was recorded in France, Spain, Portugal, and largely in Marques’ now home Toronto, Canada where he invited Robi Botos on piano, Rich Brown on bass or Michael Eckert on pedal steel guitar. “Na Eira” also has significant contributors from varying places in between. This Includes Jorge Pardo, world renowned Spanish flutist from Paco DeLucia, who contributes to two songs as well as performances from Woz Kaly, Senegalese singer, on an additional two songs. As the producer and composer alongside Munir Hosn, Marques’ ambitious and collective spirit are highlighted in his ability to combine the talents of international musicians.
Marito Marques – drums, electric and acoustic kalimba, balafon, percussion, Rhodes, synth and programming; piano and Glockenspiel
Featuring: Robi Botos – piano;Jorge Pardo – flute; Muanir Hossn – bass, guitar & vocals; Michael Eckert – pedal steel guitar; Joao Frade – Accordion; Yami – vocals; Ricardo Parneira – Portuguese guitar; Woz Kaly, vocals; Jose Manuel Neto – Portuguese guitar; Rich Brown, bass; Tito Paris, vocals; Luis Guerra – Rhodes; Andrew Collins – mandolin; Bernardo Emidio – pontos; Antonio Santos (Marreco) – coro; Joao Paulo – coro; Tiago Oliveira – electric guitar; Erni Tollar – Bansuri; Jorge Luis Papiosco – congos; Yvette Tollar – vocals; Jeremy Ledbetter – Rhodes.