Pablo Lapidusas International Trio - P.L.I.N.T - One of the projects of the Argentinian/Brazilian pianist Pablo Lapidusas in a collaboration with the Cuban bassist Leo Espinosa and Brazilian drummer Marcelo Araujo. The trio, formed in 2014, has released two albums, namely "Live in Johannesburg" (2015/Ekaya) and "Bora (2018/Ekaya), the latter with the participation of the Brazilian legendary rapper Marcelo D2.
The trio also showcased at JAZZAHEAD! (Germany) in 2016, representing one of the 16 European acts, receiving great criticism. Since its formation, the trio has performed over 150 concerts in important clubs and festivals around the world including Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique, India, England, France, Ireland, Spain and Israel.
In 2019 the trio presented it's newest project with a sympbonic orchestra performing pieces from their two albums, with orchestrations by Jaques Morelembaum, Luis Figueiredo, Ehud Ettun and Rodrigo Morte. This project was nominated for the "Professionals of Music 2020 Award" in the "orchestral project category.
P.L.I.N.T prepares a new album, to be recorded in 2022 and schedules for release in 2023. Besides the performances, the trio exerts intense pedagogical activity, running workshops and masterclasses by Brazil, Portugal, India, Israel and Argentina.
"He was amazed by the total silence (you could hear a pin drop) during his solo performance, but perhaps no more than the audience, by his amazing technique, impressive changes of tempo, delicate contrasts of light and shade, an rhythmically solid left hand."
Gwen Ansell (Business Day)
"It has become, however, very clear, that PLINT is not simply a Latin jazz band: the compositions of the pianist have an unusual complexity in this area and the virtuosity of their improvisations carry them even further, not to mention the poetic verve of this musician who now lives in Portugal and which is unexpectedly European."
“Pablo Lapidusas International Trio (PLINT) fully justifies the qualitative “international”, as it combines an Argentine, a Cuban and a Portuguese, and mixes Jazz with flavours from Africa and the Americas. Continuing this cosmopolitan logic, PLINT's first CD was a "live in Johannesburg", and the second, recorded in studio in Portugal, includes an invitation to travel with the suggestive name "Bora" (where rapper Marcelo D2 assumes himself as a citizen of the world) and offers, in each of its nine tracks, a careful work of composition that combines energy and lyricism and diversified musical references, in a succession that is sometimes dizzying (as is the case of “Ouriço”) but always coherent.
"Comprehensive training pianist, with a dynamic that gripped the audience by its vigorous sophistication. (MIMO Amarante concert review)".
Leonardo Lichote (O Globo)
"The brilliant piano by Pablo Lapidusas (and his trio P.L.I.N.T), with Live in Johannesburg".
Nuno Rogeiro (Revista Sábado)
Jazzahead 2016 -Bremen
Live in Johannesburg – Teaser