The chance brought us together in Spain - Galicia - A Coruña.
Having performed in many opera houses, concert halls and auditoriums, festivals and renowned artistic meetings, especially in Germany, and in recent years also in Spain, Carmen Duran, lyric spinto soprano, a prizewinning singer of solid technical and musical education, and the author of these lines, decided some time ago to look for new fields of artistic activity... and therefore we came into contact with the well-known jazz pianist and composer Alberto Conde, a distinguished professor at the Conservatory of Music A Coruña.
We were welcomed with open arms, great spontaneity, enthusiasm and a huge disposal to immediately begin organizing a musical project together. For obvious reasons related to our personal taste and previous experiences with the warm reception by the public and critics, especially in Germany, our primary purpose was to explore the rich field of Brazilian music, if possible with a modern jazz approach, other than classic style we were accustomed.
Already during the first contacts in search of suitable repertoire and for obvious musical reasons linked to interpretation and the enormous proliferation of existing work in this area, we began to reject the idea of entering the field of bossa nova and similar genres.
In Germany we had participated (Carmen Durán and I) in many classical concerts and recitals including Villa-Lobos, Lorenzo Fernandez, Francisco Mignone, Camargo Guarnieri, Osvaldo Lacerda, Valdemar Henrique, Cláudio Santoro, as well as Luis Bonfa, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Toquinho and other sacred monsters of this great species.