Zuzo Moussawer

Zuzo Moussawer

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Brazilian bass player that released 3 solo cds , the last wich Zuzo is already touring is played just by bass , drum and his voice sometimes. Last October/2006 Zuzo was second place in the INTERNATIONAL SOLO BASS COMPETITION , an important USA festival with contestants of 19 countries .

Biography

Brazilian bassist since 1985 from Santos city began his carreer playing with a rock band called Warkings.
After a year he played in a blues band named Druídas , where he has remained for a year playing at many important concerts but without doing any recording.
Between 1987 and 1994 he became entirely dedicated to developing new ways of expressing on his instrument , recording jingles , playing along with some remarkable brazilian singers and specificaly between 1989 and 1994 he played in the Mr. Green instrumental band which had its first recording released in 1990.
From 1994 on , Zuzo Moussawer has been playing with his solo band , giving workshops and recording video - classes. He recorded 3 video classes titled Slap & two - hands rock , Groove essentials and Solo essentials , all available in portuguese language from the Aprenda musica video and he has intentions to release it in english as well.
Between 1996 and 1997 his first solo CD called Express was released with some brazilian guitarrists such as Kiko Loureiro from Angra, Eduardo Ardanuy from Dr. Sin, Frank Solari and other musicians.
Between 2000 and 2001 he released his second solo album called Raizes X Influências ( Roots X Influences ) , an acoustic world music album with several brazilian musician such as percussionist Robertinho Silva.
In 2005 Zuzo released his third solo album called Prato da Casa ( Dishes from Home ) , a Cd only with bass and drums (pablo Silva- actual Airto Moreira drumer) with Jazz and brazilian standards and original compositions with Zuzo's Lirics and voices
About Zuzo's influences he likes from classical to jazz , brazilian music and even rock , bands and names like Stavisnky , Bela Bartok , Charlie Parker , Pixinguinha(Brazilian composer) , Steve Morse and bassists like Jaco Pastorius , James Jamerson , Luizão Maia (brazil) and others.
Last October/2006 Zuzo was second place in the INTERNATIONAL SOLO BASS COMPETITION , an important USA festival with contestants of 19 countries judged by Victor Wooten ,Steve Bailey , John Patitutti , Anthony Jackson , Will Lee , Greg Bisonette and Jonathan Herrera
Zuzo's looking for touring around the world his bass ,
drums and voice show and is also looking for a record label to release his CD Raizes X influencias , Prato da Casa (or both) , more MP3 are available at www.guitar9.com

Lyrics

Altos e baixos

Written By: Zuzo Moussawer/Dani maia

Margem do enredo em qualquer direção
Ponto cego entre o extremo e a certeza
Dia claro , raro sem vertigem
Equilibra a rota , o modo , a dimensão
Tento escolher se estou peixe ou anzol
Ponto extremo , abismo , precipício
Qual das notas , pontas dessa corda
Esticada há de suspender nossos pés do chão

Sede de altura
Paúra do subsolo raso
O resto do oposto se encontrar
E trocar de lado
Rede no limite
As linhas se esgarçam
Esperam o trapezista
Se jogar

Mesmo menor o sol invade
Faz parecer maior o seu contrário
Como chamar só pelo nome
Se o todo for maior , sonho e cenário

Prédios escavam buracos no céu
Invenção não tolera fronteira
Quem do topo deste inverso abismo
Pode ver a planície e seus muros de contenção
Não sei por falta ou excesso de ar
Vago surdo entre o cego e a certeza
Escalando o chão submergindo
Continuo sem crer na ação de descer , subir

Rede pras alturas
Colchões pros submersos
O resto dos opostos encontrar
E jogar de lado
Vento no limite
Irrompe o velame
E faço o pára-quedas
Se jogar

Mesmo menor o sol invade
Faz parecer maior o seu contrário
Como chamar só pelo nome
Se o todo for maior , sonho e cenário

Como chamar só pelo nome
Se o todo for maior , sonho e cenário

Discography

EXPRESS (1996)
RAIZES X INFLUÊNCIAS (ROOTS X INFLUENCES) (2001)
PRATO DA CASA (DISHES FROM HOME) (2005)

Set List

-All played in brazilian style -
Donna lee(Charlie Parker) , A night in tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) , The chicken (Jaco pastorius) , Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth) , Cowboy de Caruaru (Zuzo) , Jessica's smile (Zuzo) , Slapjack (Zuzo) , Contra-ação (Zuzo) , Rotulando o imprevisível (Zuzo) , Superstition (Steve Wonder) , O Ser e o saber (Zuzo )