PRESS / REVIEWS


NOMINATION FOR BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2022
PLAY – PRÉMIOS DA MÚSICA PORTUGUESA

PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE GIORGIO GASLINI 2019

BERNARDO SASSETTI COMPOSITION AWARD 2016

BEST NEWCOMER GROUP OF 2021
EL INTRUSO – 14th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CRITICS POLL 2021

NATIONAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2017
JAZZ.PT


“…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
– RA KALAM 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

INTERVIEWS / ARTICLES

JAZZ.PT “Ligando Mundos” (PT)

by António Branco | 18.10.2021

with João Paulo Esteves da Silva | 23.08.2020

by Rodrigo Constanzo | 02.07.2020

GERADOR, “Há uma revolução no jazz em Portugal?” (PT)

by Andreia Monteiro | 06.09.2019

JAZZ.PT “Uma dimensão humana” (PT)

by Nuno Catarino | 27.07.2018

ANTENA 2 “Império dos Sentidos” (PT)

by Paulo Alves Guerra | 06.02.2017

JORNAL 2 (PT)

RTP2 | 03.04.2017