PRESS / REVIEWS

Nuno Martins

“PEDRO MELO ALVES IS A HYPERACTIVE JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES MUSICIAN. AS A COMPOSER HE DOES NOT FORBID HIMSELF ANYTHING, MIXING GENRES WITH A LOT OF INVENTIVENESS. ECLETIC, ESTHETE AND INVENTIVE, HE EXPLORES ALL THE FIELDS OF CREATION IN AN URGENCY THAT SEEMS TO HAVE NO LIMITS OR BORDERS. AND THAT’S GOOD FOR OUR EARS!”
Julien Aunos, Citizen Jazz, 2021
“(…) GREAT, EXTRAORDINARILY CREATIVE, VISIONARY DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST
Bob Moses, 2020
“(…) INCESSANT SEARCH FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION (…) MR. ALVES ARRIVES AT SATISFYING DESTINATIONS BY SURPRISING, INVENTIVE AND ABSORBING MEANS.”
Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama, 2018
“THE YOUNG PORTUGUESE DRUMMER (…) APPEARS AS A SOLID VOICE IN ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE SCENES OF THE MOMENT.”
Fabrício Vieira, FreeForm FreeJazz, 2017
“THE MOST SENSATIONAL, FORWARD RUSHING AND COMPELLING CREATIVE FORCE AT THE MOMENT (…) A CREATIVE FORCE PAR EXCELLENCE”
Henning Bolte, Jazzahead Blog, 2020
“…AN UNCOMPROMISING SENSIBILITY EQUALLY COMMITTED TO AVANT-GARDE JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC, (…) ALVES’ HYBRIDITY IS HIS CALLING CARD.”
Troy Dostert, All About Jazz, 2020
“(…) A VISION OF TOTAL MUSIC, AS AN ACCOMPLISHED COMPOSER AND DESIGNER OF SINGULAR UNIVERSES.
Gonçalo Frota, Público, 2020
“… THROUGH HIM WILL PASS THE FUTURE OF THE CREATIVE PORTUGUESE MUSIC.”
Nuno Catarino, jazz.pt, 2018
“(…) PEDRO ALVES HAS A BOLD COMPOSITION THAT SURPRISES AND CHALLENGE US. AS A COMPOSER HE DEMONSTRATES A CERTAIN KIND OF COURAGE THAT CAUSES ME GREAT ADMIRATION.”
Mário Laginha, 2017
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INTERVIEWS / ARTICLES

●●● Citizen Jazz “Musicien Total” by Julien Aunos | 28.11.2021
●●● Jazz.pt “Ligando Mundos” by António Branco | 18.10.2021
●●● Público “O fabuloso de agora em diante de Pedro Melo Alves” by Gonçalo Frota | 14.10.2021
●●● Rimas e Batidas “O meu ser artístico ainda vai acontecer” by Rui Miguel Abreu | 12.10.2021
●●● Público “João Pais Filipe e Pedro Melo Alves, dois bateristas a encontrarem-se na descoberta” by Mário Lopes | 02.06.2021
●●● Jazzahead Blog “Lusitanian Explorations” by Henning Bolte (english) | 22.12.2020
●●●  Público, “Abram o caminho a Pedro Melo Alves, que o Jazz é dele” by André Borges Vieira (portuguese) | 23.11.2020
●●●  Público, “O caminho de Pedro Melo Alves para a suspensão e a incompletude” by Gonçalo Frota (portuguese) | 24.07.2020
●●●  “Improvisando – A nova geração do jazz português”, by Nuno Catarino (portuguese) | 13.11.2019
●●●  Gerador, “Há uma revolução no jazz em Portugal?”, by Andreia Monteiro (portuguese) | 06.09.2019
●●●  Jazz.pt, by Nuno Catarino (portuguese) | 27.07.2018
●●●  Antena 1, “Sem Ensaio” by Carlos Martins and António Macedo (portuguese) | 09.03.2018
●●●  “A Festa do Jazz”, RTP1 (portuguese) | 17.09.2017
●●●  Diário de Notícias, by Marina Almeida (portuguese) | 04.08.2017
●●●  No Medio e Meio, by Francisco Aboi (portuguese) | 15.05.2017
●●●  7 Questions For… The Rite of Trio, by Dave Foxall (english) | 10.05.2017
●●●  Antena 2, “Império dos Sentidos” by Paulo Alves Guerra (portuguese) | 06.02.2017
●●●  Jornal 2, RTP2 (portuguese) | 03.04.2017