PRESS / REVIEWS

Nuno Martins

“…AN INSTRUMENTALIST AND COMPOSER WITH SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL AT HEARTH (…) PEDRO MELO ALVES IS A FIERCE APPROACH TO MUSIC
Tor Hammerø, Nettavisen, 2022
“THE MOST SENSATIONAL, FORWARD RUSHING AND COMPELLING CREATIVE FORCE AT THE MOMENT (…) A CREATIVE FORCE PAR EXCELLENCE”
Henning Bolte, Jazzahead Blog, 2020
“(…) 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
“(…) 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
“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
“…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
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INTERVIEWS / ARTICLES

●●● Le Soir “J’aime penser que ma musique a sa vérité” (french) by Jean-Claude Vantroyen | 12.04.2022
●●● Citizen Jazz “Musicien Total” (french) by Julien Aunos | 28.11.2021
●●● Jazz.pt “Ligando Mundos” (portuguese) by António Branco | 18.10.2021
●●● Público “O fabuloso de agora em diante de Pedro Melo Alves” (portuguese) by Gonçalo Frota | 14.10.2021
●●● Rimas e Batidas “O meu ser artístico ainda vai acontecer” (portuguese) by Rui Miguel Abreu | 12.10.2021
●●● Público “João Pais Filipe e Pedro Melo Alves, dois bateristas a encontrarem-se na descoberta” (portuguese) 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
●●●  Rui Rodrigues “O Que Querem Os Músicos Dos Bateristas?” [VIDEO] with João Paulo Esteves da Silva (portuguese) | 23.08.2020
●●●  Público, “O caminho de Pedro Melo Alves para a suspensão e a incompletude” by Gonçalo Frota (portuguese) | 24.07.2020
●●● “Play Talk Play” [VIDEO] by Rodrigo Constanzo (english) | 02.07.2020
●●●  “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