Contemporary and without borders: that’s the Metropole Quartet, presenting its first record. Featuring only original compositions and plenty of improvisation, the Metropole Quartet’s album shows the group knows how to groove and play classical pieces simultaneously. Heavily inspired by European jazz, but also influenced by music from all over the world, Metropole has a Brazilian instrumental soul, with a dash of the music of the countless cultures the musicians been exposed to. Expect to hear beautiful harmonies and melodies from places as diverse as Minas Gerais (a Brazilian state) and Sweden. From ‘Jogo de Sucessões’, a well-humoured groove by Sidiel Vieira, ‘What Really Counts’ and ‘Riverfront’, tunes originally written for an orchestra and featuring Gabriel Santiago on vocals, to Zé Godoy’s almost classical pieces ‘Tutu’ and ‘Primeiro dia de inverno’, the different influences of the four musicians are apparent, as they converge in one unique sound.