about this release

Estrela is the third chapter of Norberto Lobo’s solo records on three:four. If it is easily identifiable by the black and white photography by António Júlio Duarte on the front cover, the music brings some newness: for the first time under his own name, Norberto Lobo is playing with a trio composed of Yaw Tembe (trumpet), Ricardo Jacinto (cello) and Marco Franco (drums). Paradoxically, it's accompanied by these experimented musicians that Estrela sounds like his most personal record to date.

Lobo's unique approach of composition claim some influences (Tom Zé, Moacir Santos, 50’s jazz) in a more assured way. Once again a result of his rich inner world, his puissant curiosity for life and people – fellow musicians, his peers, and audiences, other countries, languages and cultures – and a particular aesthetic disquietude to the musical language that he has been blessing us with his six strings.


A1. Noel Rosa (3’42)
A2. Figueira (3’47)
A3. Oumuamua (4’21)
A4. Nariz (4’03)

B1. Anecóica (4’28)
B2. Escabeche de Ternura (1’52)
B3. Aphelion (2’47)
B3. Estrela (6’37)


Norberto Lobo - guitar and voice
Yaw Tembe - trumpet
Ricardo Jacinto - cello
Marco Franco - drums

All songs by Norberto Lobo
Recorded by Cristiano Nunes at Oficinas do Convento in June 2017. Mixed by Cristiano Nunes. Mastered by Julien Grandjean at Jetlag.
Cover photo by António Júlio Duarte (Diver, Osaka, 1997).
Design by Catarina Lee / Gaëtan Seguin

Thanks to Oficinas do Convento, ZDB, and GNRation.