Tó Trips presents his latest album Popular Jaguar at Misty Fest. The guitarist and composer takes the stage in a trio format very well accompanied by Helena Espvall on cello and António Quintino on bass.
Tó Trips is, quite simply, an inescapable name in the multiple national music scene of the last three or maybe even four decades. He practised the glamorous side of rock in Lulu Blind and reinvented himself in one of the most original projects in popular Portuguese music, Dead Combo, which he shared with the late Pedro Gonçalves and with which he toured the world.
More recently he created Club Makumba, but he also knew how to dispense with company in order to project himself, on two records of absolute solo, in the solitude that you discover when next to you you only have a guitar. But this show caught him from another angle: with António Quintino on the double-bass and Helena Espvall on the cello. A string trio formed with two names that have travelled different terrains of the most adventurous jazz and improvised music that flank Tó Trips in his search for a highly evocative music, with dramatic thickness, quite poetic and frankly passionate. Popular Jaguar is the new record where all this world is revealed. On stage, the magic is even more intense.