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Cadavre Exquis


Gonçalo Prazeres | saxophones
José Dias | guitar
Adam Fairhall | piano
John Pope | bass
Johnny Hunter | drums

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Gonçalo Prazeres - Cadavre Exquis - 01 Day DreamingJosé Dias
00:00 / 04:46

listed as one of the best Portuguese records of 2023

Cadavre Exquis is a collective game of imagination practiced by surrealists in the early 20th century. The French surrealistic movement—a literary, philosophical, and artistic movement that explored the workings of the mind, advocating the irrational, the poetic, and the revolutionary—introduced the cadavre exquis method, which subverted conventional literary discourse. 
In the midst of the 2021 lockdown, Gonçalo Prazeres (saxophones), José Dias (guitar), Adam Fairhall (piano), John Pope (double bass), and Johnny Hunter (drums) exchanged free improvisations over the internet, developing a set of improvised themes. Each musician freely improvised over the contribution they received and presented a new solo improvisation, which served as the starting point for a new theme. The final result aligns with the surrealist game, evolving into an organic, spontaneous record with a distinctive group language.


released December 8, 2023 

Gonçalo Prazeres – tenor and baritone saxophones 
José Dias – guitar 
John Pope – double bass 
Johnny Hunter – drums 
Adam Fairhall – piano (on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7) 

Mix and mastered by Hugo Valverde at Estúdios Cão Andaluz 
Artwork by Catarina Hébil 


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