Triorganico Live At El Cid, Los Angeles

Now-Again | Mar. 28, 2010 | News |

Triorganico just played a set with J.Rocc at historic L.A. venue El Cid.

The L.A. Weekly/’s John Payne had this to say:

“An eternally mystifying mélange of heart and modernity, Brazilian music will always enthrall for its urge to gobble up every moving sonority in its path and combine it with the beauty of its Afro-Euro roots.

Triorganico’s Convivencia album (out on the excellent Now-Again label) gives these L.A.’s garage-bossa fellas a chance to display a fresh cannibalization of those roots in decidedly rougher, truer tones. Their palette mostly derives from ’60s-70s Latin jazz greatness, an era that reinvigorated South American sounds with heat, grit and wondrously intuitive invention.

Featuring expat Rio man Fabiano do Nascimento on guitar, Pablo Calogero on saxophones and woodwinds, and Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas on percussion, Triorganico shakes the dirt offa the roots in warmly felt and deliciously skewed angles.”

Don’t have their Now-Again album Convivencia? Catch up and cop it here.

Triorganico – Convivencia

Now-Again | Sep. 22, 2009 | Catalog |

Buy it here.

01. Mario “El Commendante” (Pablo Calogero)
02. Correndo (Fabiano Do Nascimento)
03. Kathy (Moacir Santos)
04. Ginga Carioca (Hermeto Pascoal)
05. Tempo De Amor (Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes)
06. Amphibious (Moacir Santos)
07. Cidade Vazia (Fabiano Do Nascimento)
08. Tiki’s Take (Tiki Pasillas)
09. January 11th (Hermeto Pascoal)
10. December 23rd (Hermeto Pascoal)
11. Nana (Moacir Santos)
12. After Thought (Pablo Calogero)
13. Balloons (Pablo Calogero)
14. Cosita One (Calogero/Do Nascimento/Pasillas)
15. Cosita Two (Calogero/Do Nascimento/Pasillas)
16. Cosita Three (Calogero/Do Nascimento/Pasillas)
17. Cosita Four (Calogero/Do Nascimento/Pasillas)
18. Cosita Five (Calogero/Do Nascimento/Pasillas)

NA 5037 CD and 2LP. 2009.

Fabiano Do Nascimento – Seven String Guitar
Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas – Drums, Percussion
Pablo Calogero – Bass Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet.

Produced by: TriOrganico
Executive Producer: Egon
Recorded by: Mike Glyns and Kerry Loeshen at Compound Studios, Long Beach, CA.
01/06/08 and 01/07/08.
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert for Sumosound, Los Angeles, CA.
Art direction by Stephen Serato
Produced for Reissue by Egon

Triorganico In L.A. Weekly

Now-Again | Sep. 17, 2009 | News |

The L.A. Weekly ran a piece on Triorganico written by Argentinean music journalist Gustavo Turner. Turner delved into the group’s founding, and expounds on their musical heritage. Read an excerpt below, and link to the full article here.

“Triorganico’s Fabiano do Nascimento is eating a sushi snack at the Los Feliz coffee shop we’re in. With his young man’s jet-black beard and the spotless, almost tuniclike white T-shirt he’s wearing, the gaunt guitarist looks like a particularly devout acolyte from a mystical school, or at the very least like someone who would have been given a hard time by airport security around early 2002. It’s the eyes, really — in a town rife with shallow operators, those unusually serious eyes of his mark him as a dedicated believer.

Though he might in conversation refer to spiritual and political matters, Nascimento’s intensity of purpose is entirely at the service of one thing: his music, which he calls “a universal sound,” spreading from his native Brazil through the improv-jazz scene in New York to the bohemian enclaves of East Los Angeles and the more unlikely practice rooms of Orange County.

Nascimento left Brazil a decade ago, at 15, relocating to Costa Mesa to live near his older half-brother, Dave Orlando. Orlando, celebrated as a DJ for his pioneering Dub Club nights, expanded Nascimento’s musical horizons through his impeccably curated record collection, turning him on to Fela Kuti and chaperoning him through the underground of O.C. groovers and hip music cognoscenti.

Local genre-busting soul singer Aloe Blacc quickly spotted Nascimento as a guitar virtuoso who was deadly serious about his instrument (again, those eyes), hyping him to everyone in his L.A. label crew. The Stones Throw family — Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib et al. — were duly impressed. “Here’s this lanky Brazilian kid,” says Stones Throw manager and dapper scene maker Egon Alapatt, “playing his weird seven-string guitar with Aloe, and we’re all blown away.”

Blacc passed the CD on to Alapatt at Stones Throw. The band protested that this was “raw stuff, demos,” but Alapatt, who single-handedly runs Stones Throw’s soul-funk reissue label, Now-Again, heard a kindred spirit in the recordings. “They were rough and raw,” explains Alapatt, who knows Brazilian music, “the way things used to be” (no slouchy compliment coming from one of the greatest Brazil-head crate-diggers in the world!). Alapatt talked the band into releasing it as-is, and the result is Convivência, a little-promoted gem of a record that could only have been produced in the progressive melting pot that is today’s Los Angeles.

Influential magazine Waxpoetics, along with the many online music writers who have been spreading the word about Convivência, is hailing it as a modern-day bossa nova classic, “something you’d expect to hear floating from a smoky bossa nova club in the 1950s — not downtown L.A.” ”

Fabiano do Nascimento/Triorganico

Now-Again | Jul. 28, 2009 | Artists |

Now-Again first signed Brasilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento when he was part of the Triorganico band. Dança dos Tempos is his debut album as a solo artist, and it features legendary percussionist Airto Moreira in his first album project in over ten years. Dança dos Tempos follows folkloric Brasilian music as experienced through the mind and able fingers of an expansive musician, not yet thirty years old, and combines the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell with the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations. It is the second Brasilian album released on Now-Again, following Seu Jorge and Almaz.

Moreira, the bandleader, songwriter and producer who recorded a bevy of titles under his own name, with his wife Flora Purim, and whose resume contains the names of – seriously – every musician worth mentioning from America or Brasil from the past 50 years – plays percussion on the album and is joined by do Nascimento’s long time drummer, Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas on trap drums. Do Nascimento and his girlfriend handle vocals on what is otherwise an airy instrumental album that allows the guitarist’s virtuosity to shine through originals, folkloric Brasilian songs, and select covers by the likes of Pascoal and Powell, both formative influences on the guitarist.

These duets show the camaraderie that two master Brasilian musicians – of two different generations, but of the same spirit – share with comrades of ages past as they imagine music for the years to come. These tracks were recorded live in the studio with no overdubs by producer Luther Russell and engineer Jason Hiller – straight to 2” analog-tape, and only sparingly mastered to focus on the subtleties of the performances.

Triorganico, now disbanded, recorded Brasilian flavored, minimalist Latin jazz a la Baden Powell and Hermeto. Waxpoetics, amongst others, uh, waxed poetic about the band calling Convivencia, their sole album, “….something you’d expect to hear floating from a smoky Bossa Nova club in the 1950s – not downtown LA… Triorganico finds comfort in history and hindsight.”

Triorganico Photos

Now-Again | Jul. 24, 2009 | Photographs |