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Fabiano do Nascimento & Sam Gendel - The Room

Fabiano do Nascimento & Sam Gendel - The Room

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The Room is a collection of folkloric pieces from various regions around South
America, as interpreted by Fabiano do Nascimento and Sam Gendel, on 7-string
nylon guitar and soprano saxophone, respectively. Presented with purity and
focus, soaring and lamenting, this album presents a unique journey through
lesser-known musical landscapes and traditions stretching from Argentina to the

Sam Gendal, the Californian saxophonist – perhaps best-known for his
thoughtful collaborations with Moses Sumney and bassist Sam Wilkes – has long
been honing slippery improvisations, pitch-bending his harmonies and sliding
over rhythms. The ambient-jazz musician offers unpredictable, impressionistic
takes on R&B hits from the '90s and early '00s, tackling songs by Beyoncé,
Aaliyah, and Erykah Badu. Sam Gendel's ascension to beloved ambient-jazz
savant has been fuelled, in part, by the inexhaustibility of his output.

Fabiano is a Rio de Janeiro-born, LA-based multi-string guitarist, composer and
producer who has developed his own sound that is ever-expansive, sometimes
called retro-futuristic brazilian music, borrowing from the traditions of samba
and choro while echoing elements of modern jazz, experimental & electronic.
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