ACT welcomes Júlio Resende to its family of artists!
"What Júlio Resende does with Fado, reminds of what Keith Jarrett does with jazz standards." (El Pais)
"It only takes a few bars of music, to become addicted to Júlio Resendes interpretation of Fado." (Jazz thing)
"Júlio Resende, the latest discovery on the Portuguese scene, is also the most promising. His playing is on a par with pianists such as Stefano Bollani or Yaron Herman." (Radio France)
“Since 1992, ACT has been building its own European union of musicians,” wrote The Times (UK) in 2020, “fostering a freedom of movement between nationalities and genres, and has given us an authentic impression of what the continent is about.” This statement becomes particularly resonant and relevant again with the signing of an artist new to ACT, Portuguese pianist Júlio Resende. "Fado Jazz" marks his debut on the label, revealing another fascinating dimension to European jazz, and one which has been relatively little heard: Resende’s art is not just to translate the bittersweet melancholy of fado into the language of jazz, but its lighter side as well.
Resende is a genuine pioneer whose profile within Portugal is already substantial. He fills classical concert halls, he has been high up in the Portuguese pop charts, the tribute he made in 2013 to the “Queen of Fado”, Amália Rodrigues, was particularly well received, and he has also performed in a duo with classical piano-great Maria João Pires, ESC winner Salvador Sobral, and legendary Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso. His music has also been heard accompanying series on both HBO and Netflix.
With its melodic, emotional, multi-colored music, Resendes ACT-debut "Fado Jazz", to be released February 25th, is another step of this exceptional pianist onto the international stage.
Single "Vira Mais Cinco" out now: https://ACTMusic.lnk.to/ViraMaisCincoFA
Júlio Resende at ACT: https://www.actmusic.com/en/Artists/Julio-Resende