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by No Base Trio

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    High-quality double album on compact disc in 8-panel Digipak with a smooth matte finish.

    Includes unlimited streaming of NBT II via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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ST [4] 13:41 video
ST [5] 20:53
ST [6] 07:54
ST [7] 28:50 video


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“It’s an impressive album of synergy that manages to probe the wilds without bombast and total dissonance; kept together at all times with the most intuitive of unsaid musicianship and deft foresight.”
- Dominic Valvona, Monolith Cocktail

"NBT instigate and inhabit the shadowlands... It is abstraction and revelation all at once."
- Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz

"Con cada tema nos adentramos mas profundamente en el universo particular de No Base Trio, un universo sin límites donde las leyes de la física musical no se aplican."
- Marcos Flores, Más Jazz Digital

"Featuring complex rhythms, free improvisation, and playful melodies full of energy and surprises, NBT’s sound is a kaleidoscopic one."
- C.F. Smith, Twistedsoul

"If you are looking for an avant-garde musical excursion, then check out NBT II."
- Henry Schneider, Exposé

“They manage to keep listeners captivated all throughout the ambitious 100 minutes of the release.”
- Paul Medrano, Best of Jazz


released October 14, 2022


No Base Trio releases their spectacular and completely improvised works in their second studio album, "NBT II."

The experimental ensemble continues its musical journey by releasing this immersive double album under the radical label Setola di Maiale.

Following their 2020 critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album, Setola di Maiale proudly presents Puerto Rico-based experimental ensemble No Base Trio's latest recording, "NBT II." This album features a collection of intuitively powerful, fully-improvised works that shine with creativity and push the trio in imaginative and unpredictable ways. This brilliant ensemble has been working together for over 12 years, and their unique chemistry is unquestionable in their new studio recording, as it was already experienced in their debut album.

No Base Trio was founded in 2010 by a group of Puerto Rican musicians who desired to explore beyond the predictability of most written music and found that by creating entirely improvised compositions, the possibilities were boundless and full of surprises. The mesmerizing music on "NBT II" was recorded the day after a well-received concert at El Bastión in Old San Juan, a cultural center dedicated to developing multiple art disciplines in Puerto Rico.

"NBT II is a continuation of our first release, as our group's focus is the spontaneous creation and development of compositions, right on the spot. Whether in live performances or recording in the studio, we don't talk about what we will play and we don't have a predetermined program. In that way, our approach is always the same, but it's also always brand new. Naturally, because of all these years playing together, we know each other very well which has built a lot of musical trust and understanding. That understanding of one another’s musical instincts and personalities is one of the critical components in our ensemble. Our individual musical backgrounds and aesthetics combine to create the sound of the band, which is hard to define as one genre other than the all-encompassing description of free improvised and experimental music. It's all about listening to each other, being in the moment, and taking chances." says No Base Trio.

NBT is formed by alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns and drummer Leonardo Osuna. Their music is characterized by carrying many influences coming from jazz, rock, ambient, noise, electronic, and metal. At the same time, the musicians have created a distinctive voice as a group that defines the sound of No Base Trio. Listeners are encouraged to be open-minded and listen to how sounds and grooves converge, creating a remarkable sound world full of energy and surprises.


Jonathan Suazo: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, and EWI
Gabriel Vicéns: electric guitar
Leonardo Osuna: drums

Recorded by Julio González at El Padrino Recording, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2021
Mixed by Danilo Pichardo at Addictive Audio Studio, NYC
Mastered by David Darlington at Bass Hit Studio, NYC
Produced by No Base Trio
Executive Production by Stefano Giust
Cover painting: Loor II by Emanuel Torres-Pérez
Graphic Design by Giustappunto
Album Trailer by Paola Reyes
ST [7] video by Sofía Del Mar Collins in collaboration with Patricia López.



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No Base Trio San Juan, Puerto Rico

No Base Trio is the union of alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns, and drummer Leonardo Osuna. Formed in 2010, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, NBT focuses on creating music without barriers and consistently pushing boundaries of sound and improvisation.

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