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Safe in your own world

by João Lencastre

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    Release date on the 10th of October

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One 04:19
Two 05:39
Three 01:09
Four 05:12
Flow 08:26


This recording happened during a two gig tour with Leo Genovese and Drew Gress. We had a day off and since I had written new music for the occasion, I thought it would be a good opportunity to record it.
I've known Leo for almost 20 years and we've played together many times ever since, and I've been a huge fan of Drew since I remember and it was a blast to play for the first time and share these musical moments with him.

Over the years I've recorded different formats of my bands, from trios to quintet, sextet or even octet. I realized that I have never recorded my music in a quartet format and thought that the sound of my long time friend and partner in crime on many different projects Pedro Branco, who is an amazing guitar player and musician, would be a great addition to the music.

It was an effortless recording, and the whole session didn't last more than three hours. Except for the track “Staying Power”, that we decided to change the arrangement on the spot, all the chosen takes were the very first ones.

The music sounds fresh and spontaneous, where everyone's taking chances and letting the moment tell you what to play, which is to me what this thing called Jazz should be.


released October 7, 2022

Leo Genovese- piano
Drew Gress- double bass
Pedro Branco- guitar
João Lencastre- drums

Recorded by André Tavares at Atlântico Blue Studios on October 21st 2021.
Mixed and mastered by André Tavares
Produced by João Lencastre
Artwork by Catarina TM Design

João Lencastre plays with Zildjian Cymbals


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Joao Lencastre's Communion Lisbon, Portugal

"(...)Lencastre's intuitive timekeeping keeps things interesting."


"(...)Lencastre’s drumming is exquisite throughout and it is
his playing that really brings the depth to this record.”

NYC Jazz Record
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