Marco Franco from Lisbon is mainly known for his works on indie and jazz music as a drummer and percussionist.
Recorded in 2015, The Attic, an avant-jazz work brought together the drummer Marco Franco with the bassist Gonçalo Almeida and tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado. Franco plays mainstream jazz in the Rui Caetano Trio, but he also plays indie rock in Memória de Peixe and a singer/songwriter folk in Bloom. He is member of Clocks and Clouds and Deux Maisons, and in the past he, among others, was part of Lisbon Improvisation Players, Massive Roar, Ibéria, Braindead, Mikado Lab, Peste & Sida and Despe & Siga, or a founder member of Tim Tim por Tim Tum.
The pianist Franco chosen a classical idiom. “Mudra” his solo piano debut album was edited on March this year. Franco plays with space, with time, with dynamics, texture and emotion, but what in every piece on this album is central, is melody. Particularly attractive are the various melodies he puts over each other left and right, like in “Serpents and Cascades”.