Directions by João Barradas (2017)

Debut album of the portuguese accordionist João Barradas. 

Dowbeat Magazine review 4.5 out of 5: "One of the reasons João Barradas stands apart from the fairly slender ranks of virtuoso jazz accordionists is his taste for adventure, in a field not necessarily given to same. Concurrently, his roots are intact and entrenched in jazz and classical traditions, as well as other niches in the musical world where accordion is known to travel. We get a winning introduction to the young Portuguese dynamo on this aptly named debut album, Directions, a sensitive, open-minded, multi-directional and undeniably chops-endowed set of music".  One of the albums of the year 2017 according to Downbeat Magazine.

Produced by Greg Osby
Written by João Barradas
'Tiling The Plane' - Giants Steps arrangement by Gil Goldstein
Recorded & engineered by José Diogo Neves at Estúdios Vale de Lobos, Sintra, Portugal
Mixed & mastered by Nelson Carvalho
Released by Inner Circle Music / Nischo, 2017

Accordion & Midi Accordion: João Barradas
Alto Saxophone: Greg Osby
Accordion: Gil Goldstein
Vocals: Sara Serpa
Piano: João Paulo Esteves da Silva
Electric Guitar: André Fernandes
Double Bass: André Rosinha
Drums: Bruno Pedroso