It was hard to play with one of his musical references, Carlos Paredes?
PJ: Yes, at the time I was 21 and knew him through my parents who played Carlos Paredes, for me was a mythical figure, but of course, still caught him with health because adoceu two years later and was an immense pride know and above all it does play with him.
It was an idol with feet of clay?
PJ: The Carlos Paredes? There is altogether. He is a great figure of Portuguese music.
In the Armandinho and Carlos Paredes move away and approach?
PJ: Walls is the Coimbra and Armandinho style is fado in Lisbon, the languages are very different and even the playing is very opposite. Despite using the same instrument.
What was the biggest challenge in playing the two? It was more difficult one than the other or not?
PJ: Say the Carlos Paredes music is more universal, easier to adopt as an instrument of music as opposed to Armandinho, which is very specific. I had to grieve too much and dissect his music to get moving in honesty to my instrument.
It is more methodical?
PJ: It's very specific, very different.
Think Armandinho is a forgotten figure of the Portuguese guitar and fado, so it made this record?
PJ: This is because the Walls is our contemporary and Armandinho not. One hears it in Lisbon guitarists that has very present.
And outside the capital?
PJ: Out of Lisbon, not because Armandinho is a very restricted composer to the language of the Lisbon fado.
However decided to make a fusion of styles, think that is the way the Portuguese guitar?
PJ: Yeah, I think so, for me is a big challenge. It is also a mission to raise the music of Portuguese guitarist and do it with my instrument that is universal, which is the classical guitar.
Think transform the fate of humanity's heritage music is important or not for the Portuguese guitar?
PJ: It is important, but it is not po what fado is more heard or respected, it's just a formality. People who do not like fate will not go to appreciate because it is patrimony of UNESCO, many do not even know what that is. But, it is recognized that it is important.
And the Portuguese guitar remains at the heart of the Portuguese?
PJ: I hope so, I doubt very much, because there are huge young people who do not know her. But at the same time there are many new guitarists which is a good sign.
Think there is a bright future?
PJ: I think so, there are a lot of people to play guitar.