Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles and Helge Andreas Norbakken

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  • 2. Cães à Solta 6.28
  • 3. Sweetie 5.32
  • 4. Singla 5.38
  • 5. Improviso I 1.28
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  • 7. Improviso II 2.20
  • 8. Juróom 4.33
  • 9. The 3 J's 7.03
  • 10. Improviso III 1.40
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  • 12. Silêncio 4.14

Release date: 20 November 2020

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Joyful and lyrical, the second album from the jazz super-trio that expresses a step forward for the European jazz tradition.

Credits and About

Julian Argüelles Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Mário Laginha Piano

Helge Andreas Norbakken Drums and Percussion

Tracks 3, 4, 6 & 9 written by Julian Argüelles, tracks 1, 2, 8 & 12 written by Mário Laginha, tracks 5 & 11  written by Julian Argüelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken, tracks 7 & 10 written by Mário Laginha & Helge Andreas Norbakken.

Recorded at Atlântico Blue Studios, Lisbon by Nelson Carvalho and Suse Ribeiro, 27 & 28 November 2019.
Mixed by August Wanngren at Oui Music, Denmark.
Mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works, London, May 2020.
Artwork design by Oli Bentley, Split

Atlântico is the second album from the European jazz super-trio of Julian Argüelles, Mário Laginha and Helge Andreas Norbakken. Effortless, flowing and lyrical, the trio melds together worlds of folk song, powerful African groove with the American tradition and a sophisticated European jazz sensibility.

Full of musical empathy and enthusiasm, these musicians are true masters: European legends in the making. Having worked with the luminaries of the past (John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Dudu Pukwana, Carla Bley, Jon Hassell), all three are reinforcing this legacy, and continuing the vibrant European Jazz tradition.

For each of the three musicians the jazz life has been thrown upside down since they all started out on their musician journey in the 90’s. For each of them this music represents not only a moment in time – as composers and performers – but defines and deepens their sense of purpose. As Julian explains:

‘This trio is so much more than a project band. We have all known each other for many, many years and it’s that respect, friendship and companionship that informs the music. We all share similar influences, history and interests in Art and culture. As a result the music flows with little effort.’


"This trio is so much more than a project band. We have all known each other for many, many years and it's that respect, friendship and companionship that informs the music."

Julian Argüelles