LuzAzuL 'A mix of Brazilian influences, Spanish flamenco, Portuguese Fado, and a touch of Cape Verdean morna' [Trouw, newspaper] *****

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The star of the Portuguese/Dutch band LuzazuL is steadily rising. Their performance during the sold-out concerts of Cesaria Evora proved to be a major breakthrough. LuzAzuL combines influences from different worlds its a sparkling mix of Portuguese Fado, relaxed Brazilian melodies, spicy Flamenco, African feel and groovy, organic beats. Pivotal role is played by Magda Mendes, with her warm and mesmerizing voice. She is surrounded by a group with a very strong live-act reputation: flamenco guitarist Alain Labrie (Labryenco), percussionist Udo Demandt (Fernando Lameirinhas, Primos del Norte), on Wurlitzer, pianist Emiel van Rijthoven (Sensual, Waylon) and the multi-instrumentalist and founder of the band Martijn Morselt (composer and producer).

“Sparkling, Melodious, Diverse, Professional, Enthusiastic” written by the NRC newspaper about their début CD.

CD Canvas (MunDoRecords – XangoMusic)
TROUW (newspaper):
“Canvas mesmerizes with its wealth of ideas and the ear pleasing vocals” ✭✭✭✭✭
Jazzism (magazine):
“the combination Brazil with flamenco works out very good on Canvas” ✭✭✭✭
The Telegraph (newspaper):
“Luzazul hits the right note again” ”we want more!” ✭✭✭✭
NRC (newspaper) :
“a rocking soundtrack for a hot summer”
HEAVEN (Belgium):
“Top album, internationally seen” ✭✭✭✭

debut CD Luzazul (MQN-Coast to Coast)
HEAVEN (Belgium) “Competition for Zuco 103″ ✭✭✭✭
NRC (newspaper) “Sparkling, Melodious, Diverse, Professional, Enthusiastic” ✭✭✭✭
OOR (magazine) “Clear and Sparkling Poppy Album”
JAZZ (magazine) “What a beautiful Album!”
PLATO “Part of the best on offer in World Music these days”
“warm and passionate music that sounds original as well as contemporary” ✭✭✭✭

Line up:
Magda Mendes – vocals
Martijn Morselt – bass
Alain Labrie – flamenco guitar
Emiel van Rijthoven – wurlitzer piano
Udo Demandt – percussion


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"Canvas" - Luzazul