guitar, voice | Brazil
Rock, jazz, pop, Brazil, California ... Pedro Martins has a lot of good stuff to offer. An exceptional guitarist and composer who made quite a statemant with his latest album. When guitar legend Kurt Rosenwinkel gets to hear young Pedro Martins at the Montreux Guitar Competition 2015, the two of them find themselves together in the studio almost instantly. Rosenwinkel becomes his mentor and invites Pedro Martins to play in his latest project "Caipi" - an important step on an international stage, that enabled him to make a name for himself worldwide. When he was invited by maestro, Eric Clapton, to play at his festival "Crossroads", it’s clear, once and for all, what dimensions we are talking about regarding Pedro Martins
With his own release VOX, published in 2019 on Kurt Rosenwinkel's label "Heartcore Records", Pedro Martins eventually earns the recognition he deserves as a bandleader. The involvement of Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter supports Martin's standing as a jazz-artist in the scene. His music sounds refreshing and honest. Doesn’t pretend to be anything else but what it is. Music to get lost in. Despite melancholy and drama, a dominating lightness remains. The art of songwriting is served as well as virtuosity and the right amount of edge.Vox features Martin’s prolific multi instrumental capacities; On this record he plays guitar, piano/synths, bass, drums, percussion, flute and sings in a beautiful seraphic falsetto. He is also the principle composer, arranger, and wrote most of the lyrics on the record. All together, VOX is a deeply personal and complex journey where the listener is invited to join Martins in his wonderful world of sound and story. “This album is like a book of stories that happened in my life, and what you can hear there is actually my inner voice narrating those stories through the medium of music” says Pedro Martins.
Renato Galvão (drums), Frederico Heliodoro (bass/vocals), Antonio Loureiro (drums/percussion, keys and vocals.), Pedro Martins (guitar, voice), Felipe Viegas (keys and guitar)