Tag: Susana Santos Silva

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2017…?

The year in music? Hardly. My year in music? Closer (esp. if you ignore all that Bon Scott-era AC/DC I listen to). The 20 new recordings that have had most impact on me in 2017? That’ll do. Wait, 20?! Yes. I could’ve whittled it down to the usual 10 and placed the remainder in a…




ROJI – The Hundred Headed Women

Gonçalo Almeida – bass and loops Jörg A. Schneider – drums Guests: Susana Santos Silva – trumpet Colin Webster – baritone sax Inner Roji 2 Sisters Sounding Restraint 1+1=3 Pacific Prelude to a Broken Sax The Hundred Headed Women (38.37) Shhpuma SHH 023 CD Roji is apparently Japanese for “dewy ground”. If I could make…




7 Questions for… Susana Santos Silva

Trumpeter, composer, improviser, Susana Santos Silva hails from Porto, Portugal but her collaborations and projects are global in scope. Equally at home with structured ensemble playing or free improvisation and extended technique, Silva regularly performs in a variety of settings, from orchestral to solo. 1. Name an experience that contributed to your becoming a musician?…




Nocturna Discordia #15 at Soda – 25th Feb ’15

Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxophone) Vasco Trilla (drums) Is it me, or is there a larger than usual crowd here tonight? If so, it’s hard to say who’s the ‘draw’. Chant and Trilla are both well-known (and well-respected, naturally) on the Barcelona scene, not least for their unpredictably puckish approach…