LAURENT FILIPE
(biographical notes)Trumpeter, composer, producer.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1962.

Began playing and recording professionally at age fifteen in Lisbon, Portugal. Went to the USA at age eighteen to study music.

Graduated in Music Theory and Composition from the University of
Kansas (U.S.A.) in 1985 and received a post-graduate diploma in Film-scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston (U.S.A.) in 1987. Currently undergoing a doctorate degree in Human Sciences.

Studied trumpet under professors Dr. Roger Stoner, Greg Hopkins
and attended seminars with Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Plog and Allen Vizutti.

Performed as a leader of his own group and as a sideman in different clubs and festivals in the U.S, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Played and recorded sessions with musicians such as: Jimmy Mosher, Aldo Romano, Tete Montoliu, Maceo Parker and the legendary drummer Walter Perkins.
Appears as guest soloist with singers Mariza and Rui Veloso.

Received the "Art Farmer Performance Award" (U.S.A. 1984), as well as "Best Soloist 1990" award at the International Jazz Festival of Guetxo (Spain), where his group was also awarded the "Best Group Award". He was also awarded the "Best Jazz Musician of the Year 1996, Award" from the National Portuguese Radio (RDP).

Was an active collaborator, both as composer and instrumentalist
in the "Cultural Olympiad of Barcelona ‘92","Madrid Cultural Capital",
"Lisbon Cultural Capital ‘94", "World Expo' 98" and "Porto 2001 Cultural Capital".

 


 
Is the author of an extensive repertoire in the fields of traditional
and contemporary music, for which he has been commissioned to write for groups such as "The Opus Ensemble", "Remix Ensemble" and "Seixal Chamber Group", as well as Jazz and Afro-Cuban music.

Has also written the soundtrack to the feature film "Porto Santo", the multi-media show he created for Expo ‘98 "Quadrophenia of Time", the operetta "Sebastian the king-child", the large scale production "Augaciar; a trip to the end of our Millennium" and the musical"Women in Power".

Currently residing in Lisbon, Portugal, Laurent works with the following groups of which he is the author: "Duo Iberia" (with Spanish pianist Pedro Sarmiento), "Tribute to Chet Baker", " The Song Band", "Mingus and More Sextet", "Flick Music" (film soundtracks) and the "Swing City Orchestra", dedicated to the swing music of the 30's and 40's.

Laurent maintains a regular activity as composer, producer, lecturer, arranger and instrumentalist in Portugal and abroad. Between 2010-13 he was general director of Musiberia International Centre of Music and Dances of the Iberian World, in Serpa www.musiberia.com.pt

 
 
Contacts:

Tel (351) 91-993 62 12
e-mail: music@laurentfilipe.com

Selected Partial Discography

As author-producer-composer

-"Laura", Numérica 1992
-"Divertimento" (Duo Iberia), Numérica 1993
-"Ad Lib Vol 1" , Groove-Movieplay 1995
-"Poemas de Fernando Pessoa" com Sinde Filipe , LFP 1997
-"Mulheres ao Poder" Um musical, LFP 1002, 1999
-"Dos" (Duo Iberia) inclui a participação de Misia, New Discoveries, 2001
-"A Tribute to Bessie Smith" com Jacinta, EMI-Blue Note, 2003. Disco de Ouro
-"A Luz", Clean Feed Records, CF026CD, 2004.
-"East of the Moon"Duo Iberia, Numerica 2006
-"Ode to Chet", Som Livre, 2006
-"Flick Music", musica de filmes, I Play 2008
-"Poemas de Alexandre O´Neill" com Sinde Filipe, LFP 2010
-"Canções e Duetos" Farol 2011
-"Tango Frio" LFP 2013

 
 
As a producer

-"O Render dos Herois" António Vitorino d'Almeida, Numérica 1996
-"O Cancioneiro do Niassa, Canções Proibidas", EMI 1999

As a composer only

-"Folc" Opus Ensemble, EMI Classics 1998
-"Contemporary Portuguese Music", Opus Ensemble, Strauss, 2001

 

 
AS "sideman" (partial selection)

-"Walking" , Orquestra Girassol, 1978
-"Angola Minha Namorada" Waldemar Bastos EMI, 1989
-"Konieck Contemprari Ensemble" Fresh Sound, 1991
-"Viagens" Pedro Abrunhosa, Polgyram, 1993
-"3º Capitulo" Da Weasel, EMI, 1997
-"Passagem" Orquestra Sons da Lusófonia, Movieplay, 1996
-"Simmons 50%" RMS, 1995
-"Quinto Império" Amélia Muge, Sony, 1994
-"Desafinados", Tetvocal, EMI 1995
-"Racismo Não" Fernando Girão, a favor da AMI , EMI/VC 1996
-"Imagens" André Sardet, Polygram Mercury, 1996
-"Nus Teus Olhos" Gil do Carmo, BMG 1998
-"Mátria" Paulo de Carvalho e Ivan Lins, Universal 1999
-"Africa de Todas as Côres" Ze Ze N'Gambi, Numerica 1999
-"Cromatismo Ucraniano" Luis Lapa, Upbeat Records 2000
-"20 Anos de Ar de Rock", Rui Veloso, EMI 2000
-"Dias da Publicidade", Jorge Rivotti, Strauss 2001
-"Ride On", António Mardel, Strauss-Evolution, 2001
...etc.

 
 


What critics are saying

"...la emoción del trompetista LF que, cantando, tradujo brillantemente a su garganta el mismo fraseo elegante ejecutado poco antes sobre los graves de su trompeta."

..."a emoção do trompetista LF o qual, cantando, traduziu brilhantemente com a sua garganta o mesmo frazeado elegante, executado pouco antes sobre os graves do seu trompete".
Luis Martin ABC Madrid.


"LF es un trompeta brillante que no tiene que recurrir a la espectacularidad gratuita para destacar".

"LF é um trompetista brilhante que não precisa de recorrer a à espectacularidade gratuita para se destacar".
Jesus Moreno in Diario del Altoaragón.


Um remarquable quintete où s'illustre l'art tout à fait étonnant (et hard bopien) du très prometteur trompettiste Laurent Filipe".

"Um quinteto notável onde se ilustra a arte absolutamente surpreendente (e hard-bopiana) do muito promissor trompetista Laurent Filipe."
in Ecouter Magazine.


A proposito de "Laura"

"Um jovem musico que se prepara para soprar os ventos da musica portuguesa, um acorde puro daquilo que pode ser um novo Jazz...Laurent só faz sair a sua imensa capacidade inventiva e criativa..."
Anabela Martins da Cruz, in Diário de Noticias.


"A proposito do "Trio Homenagem a Chet Baker"

..."a voz própria da trompete-jazz portuguesa nos tempos que correm"
Manuel Carvalho, in Público edição Porto.


A proposito do "Duo Iberia"

"Con una formación insólita, el Duo ofereció una de las actuaciones mas subyugantes que recordamos. ...musica del más alto nivel creativo imaginable"

"Com uma formação insólita, o Duo ofereceu uma das actuações mais dominantes de que há memória...musica do mais alto nível creativo imaginável".
António Sanchez,in Jazzred.


Laurent Filipe y Pedro Sarmiento hicieron la musica más grande de todo el festival. Las ideas iban como rayos de trompeta a piano y viceversa, en un intercambio casi fisico de energia."

Laurent Filipe e Pedro Sarmiento fizeram a "maior" musica de todo o Festival. As ideias seguiam como raios da trompete ao piano e vice versa, num intercâmbio de energia quase fisico.
Federico Gonzalez, in El País.


A propósito de "Ad Libitum"

"O que sobresai do som da orquestra deverá ser mesmo a sua coesão e cumplicidade...Ad. Libitum demonstra a OrquestraSom do Mundo como uma grande banda".
Leonel Santos in DNCompacto.