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" I´m very happy to share with all of you “Thoughts are Things “ the new release by Nau Quartet.
This time we invited master marimba player Pedro Carneiro. I first heard about Pedro maybe some 15 years ago and I kept this name in my mind as someone I admire and would like to work with. A few years later I spent a trimester in Rochester, where I would attend the performances by the Percussive Department at Eastman School of Music. These always blew my mind, much more than the jazz ones I must say! The marimbas, vibes, and other percussive instruments were playing amazing contemporary compsitions like I have never witnessd before.
The title of the album has to do with the manifestation in the direction of materializing our ideals, goals, etc. Edward Walker, the author, defends that we create our own character and personality by the thoughts we originate, or accept from others. We are, each of us, the result of what we have thought in the past; we will be the result of what we are now thinking.
Thoughts are mental Things, and tend to become material Things. The Ideal becomes Real. Our dreams come true.
I sincerely hope you enjoy it!
Last but not least, a huge thanks to Rodrigo, Hernâni, and my brother João, for their beautiful friendship and music."
José Lencastre


released July 23, 2021

Pedro Carneiro - Marimba
José Lencastre - Tenor and Alto Sax
Hernâni Faustino - Double Bass
Rodrigo Pinheiro - Piano
João Lencastre - Drums

All music by Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro
Recorded by João Sousa at OCP - Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Algés ( PT ) on March 7th 2021
Mixed and Mastered by Luís Delgado
Cover Illustration by João Lomelino
Artwork by João Lomelino
Band photo by Nuno Martins
Produced by José Lencastre
Executive Production by Phonogram Unit


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José Lencastre Lisbon, Portugal José Lencastre is a creative improviser, composer and saxophonist based in Lisbon, Portugal.

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