Mário Laginha

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Mário João Laginha dos Santos, OIH (born April 25, 1960 in Lisbon), a pianist and composer, is one of the most well-known Portuguese jazz musicians today. He is mostly recognized for his collaborations with Portuguese jazz singer Maria João, with whom he recorded over a dozen albums and toured worldwide extensively. Other acknowledged collaboration work includes four-handed piano sessions with Bernardo Sassetti and Pedro Burmester.

Mário's main influence on piano is Keith Jarrett.

Discography[edit]

His first solo record, "Canções e Fugas", went on sale on March 2006.

Previous recordings (most recent appear on top):

  • Setembro (2017) (with Julian Argüelles and Helge Andreas Norbakken)
  • Grândolas - Seis Canções e Dois Pianos nos Trinta Anos de Abril (2014) (with Bernardo Sassetti)
  • Terra Seca (2013)
  • Mongrel (2010)
  • Chocolate (*) (2008)
  • Espaço (2007)
  • Tralha (*) (2004)
  • Mário Laginha e Bernardo Sassetti (2003) (with Bernardo Sassetti)
  • Undercovers (*) (2002)
  • Mumadji (live) (*) (2001)
  • Chorinho Feliz (*) (2000)
  • Lobos, Raposas e Coiotes (*) (1999)
  • Cor (*) (1998)
  • Fábula (*) (1996)
  • Danças (*) (1994)
  • Duetos (1994)
  • Hoje (1994)
  • Sol (Cal Viva) (*) (1991)
  • Cem Caminhos (1985)
  • Quinteto Maria João (*) (1983)
  • Ao Encontro (Sexteto de Jazz de Lisboa)

(*) - with Maria João

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