Discography - Grupo Quatro a Zero

Discography

Alegria (2011)

Quatro a Zero’s 3rd album presents maturity and renew their artistic proposal. Some recordings were made before Lucas da Rosa passed away. Then, the incorporation of Lucas Casacio as the new drummer, the quartet resumed its activities in a delicate rebuilding process in which had as, primary aim, the completion of this album. The brilliant performance of Lucas da Rosa in the Radamés Gnattali’s Suite Retratos, along with the special participation by Joel Nascimento (mandolin), Nailor Proveta (soprano saxophone) and Oscar Bolão (percussion) and the new compositions from members of the group, mark the beginning of a new phase in the group’s path.


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Press

"When the mixture of rigor from the european tradition with the “tupiniquim” relaxation is made with precision, the result is an exquisite enchantment, as the album 'Alegria' (...)."
Lucas Nobile, O Estado de São Paulo

“The quality of their work shows how the edges from choro to jazz and classical music are tenuous”
Carlos Bozzo Junior, Folha de São Paulo

"... is the proof of musical maturity of the members from Quatro a Zero. Facing traditional works, their talents emerge, prodigal. To listen to them increases the musical landslide win. "
Aquiles Rique Reis, Diário do Comércio (SP)

"A credential of maturity ... Quatro a Zero plays Choros without fear but never loses focus"
Juarez Fonseca, Jornal ABC Domingo (Porto Alegre)

"... Making music with the lightness and the accuracy of acrobats, Quatro a Zero achieves the third consecutive win and serves as an example for the hundreds of young choro players to pursue its own and original way, with the appropriate doses of respect and innovation ... “
Kiko Ferreira, Estado de Minas

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Porta Aberta: Memórias do Choro Paulista (2008)

To pay tribute to the composers who made and make the history of Choro in the State of São Paulo is the slogan of Quatro a Zero’s 2nd album. However, the group goes beyond when they consolidate an unique style, deepening and maturing their artistic proposal. This album also presents a promising partnership with the saxophonist Nailor Proveta. It was released by Cooperativa records and has its distribuition made by Tratore.

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Press

"While the patent is from Rio, Sao Paulo also makes Choro – a lot of it. This was the discovery of the local group Quatro a Zero (...), which detail the topic in depth in the delightful album 'Porta Aberta: Memórias do Choro Paulista'."
Tárik de Souza, Jornal O Globo (RJ).

"Quatro a Zero aims the past and hits the future. Rediscovering as many subtleties from authors such as Hugo Bratfisch, Bomfiglio de Oliveira and Nabor Pires Camargo, as the old hidden places of legitimate brazilian spirit, such as Itatiba, Indaiatuba and Guarantiguetá."
Sérgio Molina, Guia da Folha – Folha de São Paulo.

“Quatro a Zero, from São Paulo, is the most original Choro group that emerged in recent times. (...) These guys play and improvise well, and this album is pure delight. As someone had said, it overflows the Choro’s universe.”
Juarez Fonseca, Jornal ABC Domingo (SP).

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Choro elétrico (2005)

After four years researching the Choro with intense rehearsals after winning the 2nd place in the Brazilian Music VISA Award (2004), Quatro a Zero released their first album, which shows the synthesis of everything the group had produced in a style that the group named “choro elétrico”. This album was released by Zabumba Records and distributed by Rob Digital. In 2008 it was reissued by Cooperativa Records, distributed by Tratore Digital.

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Press

“Despite not having been the first to electrify the Choro, Quatro a Zero has an unprecedented formation and brings the discussion back with music of the best quality.”
Lauro Lisboa Garcia, O Estado de São Paulo.

“Quatro a Zero debuted with landslide win in the championship of instrumental music. Stepping to the field with complete training, they were not intimidated by opposing fans, setting a pace that, in 20 minutes (four tracks), had already decided the match.”
Sérgio Molina, Guia da Folha – Folha de São Paulo.

“Quatro a Zero expands the horizons of choro without destroying its roots. They point to the future honoring the all time masters.”
Maurício Carrilho

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