Out Now: Imaginary 1

Imaginary 1 features music for unaccompanied saxophone by Portuguese composers.

From the Soprano to the Baritone Saxophones, the works presented here have been written by Virgilio Melo, Sara Carvalho, João Pedro Oliveira, Filipe Vieira, Luís Carvalho, Evgueni Zoudilkine and Christopher Bochmann. 



“I know, I alone

How much it hurts, this heart

With no faith nor law

Nor melody nor thought.

Only I, only I

And none of this can I say

Because feeling is like the sky –

Seen, nothing in it to see.”

Fernando Pessoa 



released June 10, 2020 

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Henrique Portovedo at  R’Roots Studio. 

Mastered by Xavier Marques at Casa da Lenha.

Cover Photo by Rui Santos Costa. 

Cover Design by José Lopes, ínCentea M.I.



Henrique Portovedo acknowledges: João Neves, Luís Ruvina, Jean François Bescond, Hector Fernandez, Manuel Fernandez, Florent Milhaud, Christophe Grèzes, BK Son, José Lopes,  Xavier Marques, Diogo Taveira, Daniel Lopes, João Figueiredo, Michael Edwards, Diana Cancela, Teresa Portovedo, and all the composers involved. 

Imaginary 1  is dedicated to my Grandmother, Rosa de Jesus.