Mário Laginha

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  • 1. Short Shore 8.59
  • 2. Efedra 7.18
  • 3. Chorale No.2 2.32
  • 4. Disquiet 5.46
  • 5. The Stone Raft (A jangada de pedra): Lowlands, Raft, Crossroads, South 17.00
  • 6. Onagra 4.35
  • 7. Speak 6.08
  • 8. Seven 4.41
  • 9. Ribeira da Barca 5.13
  • 10. Kingfisher 5.39
  • 11. Between Two Worlds 1.27
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Release date: 25 February 2022

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Portuguese pianist and composer Mário Laginha is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.

Credits and About

Mário Laginha piano

Bernardo Moreira double bass

Alexandre Frazão drums

Recorded at Alântico Blue Studios, Lisbon, July 20th-22nd 2020.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by André Tavares.

Album artwork by Oli Bentley, Split.

Mário Laginha would like to thank André, Olga, Francisca, Paulo Pires & the Câmara Municipal de Loulé.
Alexandre Frazão plays Zildjian cymbals & sticks.
With the support from the SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores.

Mário’s music inhabits a space between the two worlds of jazz and music from the African continent, which has had a profound effect on his writing and shaped his music both rhythmically and sonically. Classical music has also played a significant role in his approach to the piano with a wonderful floating poise and Chopin-like elegance to his playing.


Jangada, meaning raft, originates from the idea of ‘picking up pieces of driftwood and binding them together to form a whole.’ It’s a beautiful metaphor that describes the organic collation of influences that are channelled into the music. Consisting of eleven original compositions by Mario, the album is harmonically rich with a delicate warmth. There’s also something very exploratory and searching, a sense of adventure and impulsive restlessness.


Jangada is the album that will open up new ears and hearts to Mario’s music and set him on a course to become one of the most legendary European musicians of his generation.