Carlos Bica

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Carlos Bica
Born Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation(s) Musician/ Composer
Instruments Double bass
Years active 1985-present
Website www.carlosbica.com

Carlos Bica, born in Lisbon (Portugal) and currently living in Berlin (Germany), is a double bass player and composer.

Bica studied at the Academia dos Amadores de Musica in Lisbon[1] and the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.[2] He was "Musician of the Year" in Portugal in 1998. He has played at important jazz festivals across Europe and Asia.

He has also composed for several theatres as well as dance and film productions. He worked for many years with Portuguese vocalist Maria João - a cooperation that established him on the international scene. He has also worked with the likes of Portuguese Fado singers Carlos do Carmo, Camané, Cristina Branco, Ana Moura, José Mário Branco, and jazz musicians Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Aki Takase, Paolo Fresu, Julian Argüelles, Frank Möbus, Jim Black, Steve Argüelles, Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Matthias Schubert, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Markus Stockhausen, Antonio Pinho Vargas, Alexander von Schlippenbach among others.

Selected Discography[edit]

  • Maria João Quintet - "Conversa" (1986)
  • Cal Viva - "Cal Viva" (1989)
  • Maria João & Cal Viva - "Sol" (1991)
  • Carlos Bica & Azul - "Azul" feat. Ray Anderson and Maria João (1996)
  • João Paulo/Carlos Bica/Peter Epstein - "O exílio" (1998)
  • Carlos Bica & Azul - "Twist" (1999)
  • João Paulo/Carlos Bica/Peter Epstein - "Almas" (2000)
  • Paul Brody's Tango Toy - "Klezmer Stories" (2000)
  • Carlos Bica & Ana Brandão - "DIZ" (2001)
  • Gebhard Ullman feat. Carlos Bica - "Essencia" (2001)
  • Paul Brody's Tango Toy - "The South Klezmer Suite" (2003)
  • Carlos Bica & Azul - "Look What They've Done To My Song" (2003)
  • Tuomi - "Tightrope Walker" (2005)
  • Sven Klammer - "Nevs" (2005)
  • Carlos Bica - "Single" (solo album) (2005)
  • Uwe Steinmetz - European Art Ensemble - ""Stations on the road to freedom" (2005)
  • Carlos Bica & Azul - "Believer" (2006)
  • Bica-Klammer-Kalima - "A Chama do Sol" (2006)
  • Tuomi - "The Expense of Spirit" (2007)
  • Ulrike Haage - "Die Stille hinter den Worten" (2008)
  • João Paulo plays Carlos Bica "White Works" (2009)
  • Carlos Bica - "Matéria-Prima" (2010)
  • Carlos Bica & Azul - "Things About" (2011)
  • Susanne Paul's Move Quartet - "El Camino" (2013)

Film music credits[edit]

  • "Rio Vermelho" (1999)
  • "Dia de Feira" (2004)
  • "Alguém olhará por ti" (2005)
  • "Und dann war alles still" (2005)
  • "Berço de Pedra" (2005)
  • "Voci Verdane" (2007)
  • "Goodnight Irene" (2008)
  • "Cato" (2009)
  • "Schoonheid en Dood" (2009)
  • "O Senhor Valéry" (2010)
  • "Muito Além" (2010)
  • "Dilli Dreams" (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz 21 Junho '08 - Carlos Bica + Matéria-Prima" (in Portuguese). Culturgest. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Prange, Carina (28 March 2001). "Carlos Bica - "Jazz mit der Seele Portugals"" (in German). Jazzdimensions. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 

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