Vocalist Sara Serpa & guitarist André Matos Release All the Dreams (Sunnyside Records), an album rich in melody and luminous atmosphere.
The combination of the voice and guitar of Sara Serpa and André Matos is magic, dazzling and calm. The Portuguese native and New York based artists work together since 2005. They achieved to create a unique sonic world, drawing upon pure and contemplative sounds through a personal approach to melody and poetry. Their musical identity reveals both their Portuguese culture as well as a certain allure inspired by the creative artistic environment of New York.
The reception for Primavera – the first album by the duo – was rapturous, with reviews for the 2014 release using such apt descriptors as “enchanting” (The New Yorker), “breathtaking” (JazzTimes) and “spellbinding” (All About Jazz). The New York Times praised Primavera at length, calling the album “calmly stunning”. The new All The Dreams glimmers with luminous melodicism and magical atmosphere, the music again casting a spell.
“Sara Serpa is cool all over, from concept to execution.” — The New York Times
“André Matos is a free thinker.” — All About Jazz
“The duo excels at combining pure sounds – vowels, strings, words, horn, keys, breath – to create inspiring musical sketches.” — New York City Jazz Record