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The Meretrio was brought together in São Paulo – Brasil, in 2004, as an initiative of Emiliano Sampaio (guitar and trombone), Gustavo Boni (acoustic and electric bass), and Luis André (drums and percussion), with the purpose of researching the diversity of popular music.

Meretrio played in important Festivals in Europe, Australia and Brazil such as Bayerisches Jazz Weekend, Perth Jazz Fest, Fête de la Musique, Jazz´n More, Mikulassky Jazz Festival, SESC Sao Paulo, Jazz Na Fábrica, and in the famous concert halls Porgy & Bess in Vienna and Sendesaal in Bremen.

In 2017 Meretrio released the album Óbvio featuring the saxophonist Heinrich Von Kalnein (Jazz Big Band Graz) in two tracks, which got four stars from the Downbeat Magazine and entered in the list “Best Albums of the Year”.

In 2019, Meretrio recorded a new project asking the question: would it be possible to mix trombone, guitar and electronics in a way that the music is also playable in live situations? This was Meretrio´s main motivation to compose several compositions exploring different colors than the traditional jazz trio Guitar, Bass and Drums. With the help of digital effects and loop machine, we can combine lines and harmonies from all instruments in real time, creating new textures and musical possibilities.

Still in 2019, Meretrio released the album “Passagem” as a quartet with Heinrich von Kalnein (Tenor Sax and Flute), recorded at Bauer Studios and released by Natango Music. The quartet will be on tour in Europe in March/April and will be for the first time in Brazil in August 2020.

In the dialogue between the trios of the past and present, it is evident that the Meretrio keeps always developing their music, never leaving behind a sense of humour, creativity and the joy of making music.

 
„Meretrio is a cohesive unit that favours a tight, groove-oriented sound, but one that allows for immense freedom within that space.”
 
Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Magazin – About the Album „Óbvio” (2017)
 
“Meretrio is one of those groups that is not satisfied with the common place, always seeking out novelties, language and identity…”
 
Ulisses Rocha, guitar professor at University of Florida – USA, about Meretrio album (2007)

 

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Meretrio videos

Helsinki - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Passagem (Trailer)

This is a short trailer of the CD ”Passagem“, which was recorded in March 11 and 12, 2018 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (GER) by Johannes Wohlleben. Composed and performed by Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein. Heinrich von Kalnein - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute Emiliano Sampaio - Electric Guitar Gustavo Boni - Electric Bass Luis André - Drums Produced by Heinrich von Kalnein and Emiliano Sampaio for Natango Music. Video by Thomas Radlwimmer. The CD / LP ”Passagem“ is out in stores, webshops and as digital download by May 6, 2019. © 2018 NATANGO Music / Galileo Music Distribution. http://natangomusic.com http://www.galileomusic.de http://radlwimmer.at

The Wedding - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio | Simples (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Tico-Tico no Fubá" (Zequinha de Abreu)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Meretrio | Onda (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio | Tacho (Hermeto Pascoal) | Instrumental SESC Brasil

Com um CD lançado em 2008, resultado de quatro anos de pesquisa explorando diversos gêneros da música popular como jazz, música brasileira, música latina, funk e fusion, o Meretrio foi formado em 2003, por estudantes de música popular da Unicamp. Em suas apresentações, o grupo apresenta um repertório dividido entre composições originais e releituras de standards da música instrumental. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - Guitarra Gustavo Boni - Baixo Luís André Gigant - Bateria Convidado: Pedro Assad - Piano Gênero: Jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro do Sesc Paulista dia 12/01/2010 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Why Not" (Emiliano Sampaio)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "Bandit" (Emiliano Sampaio)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Meretrio 2016 - Bandit - Recording Session

Emiliano Sampaio – Guitar Luis Andre Gigante – Drums, Percussion Gustavo Boni – Bass Recorded at KUG studios by Ulrich Katzenberger Recording Assistants: Alexander Zwierzina, Korin Rizzo Mixed and mastered in Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio live at Jazzwerkstatt Graz 2017 - "The Last Day" (Emiliano Sampaio)

Filmed by Arlene Joobes Edited by Reithofer-media.com Recorded by IEM Graz Emiliano Sampaio - guitar Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums

Making Of Meretrio (SESC TV, 2014)

SESC TV documentary about the history of Meretrio. Recorded in 2014 in Sao Paulo, part of the Festival Jazz na Fábrica.

Meretrio 2016 - Small Blues - Recording Session

Emiliano Sampaio – Guitar Luis Andre Gigante – Drums, Percussion Gustavo Boni – Bass Special Guest: Heinrich Von Kalnein – Tenor Saxophone Recorded at KUG studios by Ulrich Katzenberger Recording Assistants: Alexander Zwierzina, Korin Rizzo Mixed and mastered in Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio - Óbvio 2016 - Teaser

Emiliano Sampaio – Guitar Luis Andre Gigante – Drums, Percussion Gustavo Boni – Bass Special Guest: Heinrich Von Kalnein – Alto Flute and Tenor Saxophone Recorded at KUG studios by Ulrich Katzenberger Recording Assistants: Alexander Zwierzina, Korin Rizzo Mixed and mastered in Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio Live at Jazz nos Fundos - 14.08.2014, São Paulo, Brazil

The Meretrio was brought together in São Paulo - Brasil, in 2004, as an initiative of the musicians Emiliano Sampaio (guitar/trombone), Gustavo Boni (bass), and Luis André (drums), with the purpose of researching the diversity of Brazilian popular music. Since its inception, the group has consistently explored the creativity in instrumental music, developing a work that mixes Brazilian rhythms, jazz elements and chamber music approach. In 2014 the trio invited six horn players to record the album “Mereneu Project”, which won the “Downbeat Student Award best 2014 Jazz Group”. In live situations, besides the original work, Meretrio also built up a repertoire of arrangements, with modern and creative language focused in standards from Brazil. In the words of the guitarist Ulisses Rocha, “Meretrio is one of those groups that are not satisfied with the common place, always seeking out novelties, language and identity…”; in this dialogue between the trios of the past and present, it is evident that this search still remains, never leaving behind a sense of humour, creativity and the joy of making music.

Meretrio | Tango Mas Non Troppo (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental SESC Brasil

Com um CD lançado em 2008, resultado de quatro anos de pesquisa explorando diversos gêneros da música popular como jazz, música brasileira, música latina, funk e fusion, o Meretrio foi formado em 2003, por estudantes de música popular da Unicamp. Em suas apresentações, o grupo apresenta um repertório dividido entre composições originais e releituras de standards da música instrumental. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - Guitarra Gustavo Boni - Baixo Luís André Gigant - Bateria Convidado: Pedro Assad - Piano Gênero: Jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro do Sesc Paulista dia 12/01/2010 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio | Minas (Emiliano Sampaio, Gustavo Boni, Luis André Gigante) | Instrumental Sesc Brasil

O Meretrio foi formado em 2003 no Instituto de Artes da Unicamp. Em 2008 gravaram de maneira independente o primeiro álbum da banda. Atualmente o grupo se apresenta em diversos formatos como Projeto Meretrio e Orquestra HeartBreakers. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - guitarra e trombone Gustavo Boni - contrabaixo Luis André "Gigante" - bateria e percussão Gênero: jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro Anchieta do Sesc Consolação dia 22/08/2014 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio | Borat (Emiliano Sampaio) | Instrumental SESC Brasil

Com um CD lançado em 2008, resultado de quatro anos de pesquisa explorando diversos gêneros da música popular como jazz, música brasileira, música latina, funk e fusion, o Meretrio foi formado em 2003, por estudantes de música popular da Unicamp. Em suas apresentações, o grupo apresenta um repertório dividido entre composições originais e releituras de standards da música instrumental. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - Guitarra Gustavo Boni - Baixo Luís André Gigant - Bateria Convidado: Pedro Assad - Piano Gênero: Jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro do Sesc Paulista dia 12/01/2010 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio | Fantasia do Caos (Pedro Assad) | Instrumental SESC Brasil

Com um CD lançado em 2008, resultado de quatro anos de pesquisa explorando diversos gêneros da música popular como jazz, música brasileira, música latina, funk e fusion, o Meretrio foi formado em 2003, por estudantes de música popular da Unicamp. Em suas apresentações, o grupo apresenta um repertório dividido entre composições originais e releituras de standards da música instrumental. Formação: Emiliano Sampaio - Guitarra Gustavo Boni - Baixo Luís André Gigant - Bateria Convidado: Pedro Assad - Piano Gênero: Jazz Show que ocorreu no Teatro do Sesc Paulista dia 12/01/2010 • site oficial: http://instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br • assista aos shows ao vivo pelo http://facebook.com/sescsp Inscreva-se no canal http://www.youtube.com/sescsp e fique por dentro de toda a programação que acontece nas unidades do Sesc no estado de São Paulo. Basta ter uma conta gratuita no Google.

Meretrio - "meretrio II" (2011) (Full Album)

Meretrio's "meretrio II" (2011) Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar, trombone and compositions* Gustavo Boni - Electric and double bass Luis Oliveira - Drums and percussion *except "tacho", composed by Hermeto Pascoal, and "mereboni" by Emliano Sampaio and Gustavo Boni Special Guests: Marcelo Coelho - Sax on "rumo ao sucesso das 19h" Daniel D'Alcantara - Flugelhorn on "pe de moca" Josue dos Santos - Bariton sax on "pe de moca" Recorded and mixed by Mario Porto Mastered @ "TurtleTone Studios" by Michael Fossenkemper Artwork by Pedro Conti (13Touros) 00:00 - 01. na sombra do breno (E. Sampaio) 04:50 - 02. frevo resposta (E. Sampaio) 08:06 - 03. rumo ao sucesso das 19h (E. Sampaio) 13:47 - 04. meregroove (E. Sampaio) 19:50 - 05. mereballad (E. Sampaio) 21:36 - 06. mereboni (E. Sampaio & Gustavo Boni) 24:14 - 07. pe de moca (E. Sampaio) 28:42 - 08. tacho (H. Pascoal) 35:22 - 09. meretango (E. Sampaio) 41:38 - 10. pra tres (E. Sampaio) 46:29 - 11. estreia (E. Sampaio)

Meretrio - "meretrio" (2007) (Full Album)

Meretrio's debut album "meretrio" (2007) Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar Gustavo Boni - Bass Luis Oliveira - Drums Special guests: Jorge Cirilo - Sax on "baiao dos 5" Marcelo Vieira - Cello on "baiao dos 5" Marcelo Valezi - Flute on "waltz for I" and "waltz for II" Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mario Porto. Artwork by Pedro Campanha. 00:00 - 01. buena vista (E. Sampaio) 05:52 - 02. nonami (E. Sampaio) 11:14 - 03. frevo a milanesa (E. Sampaio) 13:32 - 04. waltz for I (E. Sampaio) 14:56 - 05. on the swing (E. Sampaio) 20:26 - 06. tango mas non troppo (E. Sampaio) 25:33 - 07. chupa-cabras (G. Boni) 30:09 - 08. eletro (E. Sampaio) 35:24 - 09. waltz for II (E. Sampaio) 36:26 - 10. baiao dos 5 (E. Sampaio) 42:08 - 11. borat (E. Sampaio) 47:19 - 12. de bunda pra lua (E. Sampaio) 51:02 - 13. country de botas (E. Sampaio)

Red Eyes - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer Video by Reithofer Media

Interpretation - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Answer - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer Video by Simon Reithofer

HEINRICH VON KALNEIN & MERETRIO - Retrato em branco e preto

from the CD / LP PASSAGEM Veröffentlicht am 01.04.2019 This is the final track of the CD ”Passagem“, which was recorded in March 11 and 12, 2018 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (GER) by Johannes Wohlleben. Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, performed by Heinrich von Kalnein & Meretrio. Heinrich von Kalnein - Tenor Saxophone Emiliano Sampaio - Electric Guitar Gustavo Boni - Electric Bass Luis André - Drums Produced by Heinrich von Kalnein and Emiliano Sampaio for Natango Music. Video by Thomas Radlwimmer. The CD / LP ”Passagem“ is out in stores, webshops and as digital download by May 6, 2019. © 2019 NATANGO Music / Galileo Music Distribution. http://natangomusic.com http://www.galileomusic.de http://radlwimmer.at

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Gruß nach Leipzig

Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein - Gruß nach Leipzig from the CD / LP PASSAGEM This is the first track of the CD ”Passagem“, which was recorded in March 11 and 12, 2018 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg (GER) by Johannes Wohlleben. Composed by Heinrich von Kalnein (AKM), performed by Meretrio & Heinrich von Kalnein. Heinrich von Kalnein - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute Emiliano Sampaio - Electric Guitar Gustavo Boni - Electric Bass Luis André - Drums Produced by John Heitzmann and Emiliano Sampaio for Natango Music. Video by Thomas Radlwimmer. The CD / LP ”Passagem“ is out in stores, webshops and as digital download by May 6, 2019. © 2019 NATANGO Music / Galileo Music Distribution. http://natangomusic.com http://www.galileomusic.de http://radlwimmer.at

O Golpe - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

The Reverb - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Open Cold - Meretrio 2019

Meretrio Emiliano Sampaio - guitar, trombone, loop machine Gustavo Boni - bass Luis Andre Gigante - drums Recorded at KUG Studios in February 2018, Graz, Austria Recording Producer: Ulrich Katzenberger Sound Engineers: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis Editing: Ludwig Frühschütz, Lukas Ledoldis, Ulrich Katzenberger Mixed and mastered in May 2018, Vienna, Austria at Acoustic Art Studios by Werner Angerer

Meretrio "Choros" - 1x0 (Pixinguinha)

Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar/Trombone Luis Oliveira - Drums Gustavo Boni - Bass In early 2020, we were prepared to go on tour around Europe when Coronavirus spread, forcing our plans to change completely. Using this moment of crisis in a positive way, we took our time to record a new album, which is special in many ways. In this our first album entirely dedicated to Brazilian music, we focus on the genre choro. We have arranged classic choro compositions for electric guitar, electric bass, drums and trombone, bringing our perspective to choro music. Our time travel starts in 1877 (considered the year in which choro appeared), with the composition “Atraente” by Chiquinha Gonzaga, one of the great and important female musicians of all time. We also re-arranged famous classics composed by Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Zequinha de Abreu and Raul de Barros, showing how diverse choro can be and how it has inspired subsequent generations of musicians to explore and develop the genre further. We hope you enjoy the music. This album is dedicated to Lucas da Rosa.

Meretrio "Choros" - Receita de Samba (Jacob do Bandolim)

Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar/Trombone Luis Oliveira - Drums Gustavo Boni - Bass

Meretrio "Choros" - Na Glória (Raul de Barros/Ari dos Santos) featuring Luis Bonilla

Emiliano Sampaio - Trombone Luis Oliveira - Drums/Glockenspiel Gustavo Boni - Bass Guest soloist: Luis Bonilla - Trombone