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Moreira, Bernardo

José Duarte

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Lisbon, July 23, 1965). Portuguese double bass player, brother of Pedro Moreira. He began to play at the age of six and later studied with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Rufus Reid, and Reggie Workman. From 1988 he played with Eddie Henderson, Norman Simmons, Al Grey, John Stubblefield, Carl Burnett, Frank Lacy, and Jimmy Ponder, and in 1991 he appeared with Daniel Humair and Yves Robert in an international jazz festival in Lisbon. He worked in Madrid with Valery Ponomarev and toured internationally with the Moreiras Jazztet, which he co-led with his brother. In 1992 he toured Belgium and Luxembourg with Mário Laginha and Britain with Julian and Steve Argüelles, and he participated in a tribute to Art Blakey with former Jazz Messengers Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, and Henderson. In 1993 he played in Cape Verde with Laginha and in Portugal with Norma Winstone and Conrad Herwig; he also toured the USA with the Moreiras Jazztet (which recorded with Freddie Hubbard as guest soloist) and played with Steve Nelson. He performed with Art Farmer in Madrid in ...

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Subjects: Jazz ; Contemporary Music

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