& Renato Martins
Boris Gaquere & Renato Martins met in Brussels in 2004, during Renato first stay in Belgium.
Boris’ approach to the traditional “Brazilian“ classical guitar style, influenced by his studies with Odair Assad, allows him to tour worldwide.
Renato’s creativity with the Cajón and especially the Udu, or clay pot, has made him to be regarded as Brazil’s percussion innovator.
For obvious reasons, they soon realized they had a similar approach to music and, after playing together a few times, decided to team up.
Their repertoire, in addition to their own compositions, contains a number of Brazilian pieces by guitarists and composers of renown (Baden-Powell, Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira, etc). The set is a musical festival of instrumental rhythms and colors.
TEMPO FELIZ consecrates this union. As this recording clearly shows, they meet in perfect harmony and emphasize the bond they share between virtuosity and swing of the Brazilian rhythms.
The CD was released in the first quarter of 2006 on Mogno Music, a Belgian Jazz, Fusion & Roots specialist recording label Mogno Music.
From 2005, they were guests at the Brno Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic and played selected appearances in Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, USA, Argentina and Taiwan.