spok frevo orchestra
Spok, a sensational Brazilian big band led by saxophonist Inaldo ‘Spok’ Cavalcante, plays frevo, a rapid-fire virtuoso carnival music from Recife. Frevo music was born a century ago, a heady mix of European marching bands and polka tunes. Spok’s orchestra is the undisputed cream of the crop: an ensemble that guarantees a breathtaking show. ‘Parkerian solos by Spok himself, dizzying lines blasted from the trombone section, trumpets blowing ever higher, nimble-fingered bass and guitar... this is ADHD jazz of the most exciting kind’ (Volkskrant).
Programmed in cooperation with the Bimhuis, A hora do Brasil, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, and the Amsterdam Roots Festival.