Gaquere/Martins - "Tempo
"Amazing, the results obtained by these two musicians
of such differing musical backgrounds. Boris Gaquerre's expressive
virtuosity and Renato Martins' rythmical precision applied to these
great composers for the Brazilian guitar, shows that music knows
no frontiers, and that all is possible when what is in question
"Tempo Feliz is a great recording, bare, sober, incisive, full
of life and rythm. An original duo formed of a Belgian guitarist
(Boris Gaquere) and a Brazilian percussionist (Renato Martins).
The material is written and arranged by contemporary Brazilian guitarists
and composers (Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira). Also to be found,
music from Baden Powell and Luís Bonfá arranged here
by the great Sérgio Assad. Boris Gaquere also proposes his
own music imbued with the colours of Brazil. There is in Boris a
marvellous control of the guitar and a beautiful essential rythmic
sprightliness for this demanding repertoire. He finds in Renato
Martins, straight out of São Paulo, an ideal partner for
these melodies. I very much enjoy this recording."
Renato Martins, Brazilian percussionist, and Boris Gaquere, Belgian
guitarist, met in Brussels in 2004, during Renato first stay in
Boris’ approach to the traditional “Brazilian“
classical guitar style, influenced by his studies with Odair Assad,
allows him to tour worldwide.
Renato’s creativity with the Cajón and especially the
Moringa, or clay pot, has made him to be regarded as Brazil’s
As this recording clearly shows, they meet/blend in perfect harmony
and emphasize the existing bond they share between virtuosity and
swing of the Brazilian rhythms.
Their repertoire, in addition to their own compositions, contains
a great number of Brazilian pieces by guitarists and composers of
renown (Baden-Powell, Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira, etc). The
set is a musical festival of instrumental rhythms and colours.
To complement their duet and solo performances, they invited Henri
Greindl, on bass guitar and cavaquinho, and Daniel Stokart on soprano
saxophone to join them on this, their first cd together.