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In Pictures

Hermeto Pascoal At UC Theatre

Read "Hermeto Pascoal At UC Theatre" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Jazz is Dead (Jazz Está Morto) presented Brazilian multi instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal (Miles Davis, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Donald Byrd) at Berkeley's beautifully renovated UC Theatre on University Avenue. On this six city tour, his loyal followers were in full force for an evening of eclectic music. San Francisco-based Jazz Mafia enthusiastically warmed up the overflowing crowd. Considered a living legend in his home country, Pascoal treated the standing room only audience to his unique blend ...

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Album Review

Dan Costa: Beams

Read "Beams" reviewed by Craig Arthur


UK-born pianist Dan Costa plays and composes in the impressionistic tradition of Bill Evans, acoustic Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea or Marcin Wasilewski. It is a style that lends itself well to the alchemy of turning light into music, music into light. And his subject matter of choice on Beams, like that of an impressionist painter, is indeed light. He describes the album as “a celebration of light in some key physical and metaphysical forms." Light is like water, ...

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Album Review

Hermeto Pascoal: Planetario Da Gavea

Read "Planetario Da Gavea" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Planetario Da Gavea is an enormous, sprawling document from a February 1981 outdoor performance series by Brazilian jazz wizard Hermeto Pascoal recorded under the stars in the Gávea neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, within the dome of the city's outdoor planetário (planetarium). Ten pieces, most never recorded before and several never performed again, stretch across two hours of gloriously inspired, indulgent sound featuring the composer, instrumentalist, and sorcerer who Miles Davis once famously called “one of the most ...

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From the Inside Out

Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta

Read "Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Hermeto Pascoal Planetario Da Gavea Far Out Recordings 2022 Planetario Da Gavea is an enormous, sprawling document from a February 1981 outdoor performance series by Brazilian jazz wizard Hermeto Pascoal recorded under the stars in the Gávea neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, within the dome of the city's outdoor planetário (planetarium). Ten pieces, most never recorded before and several never performed again, stretch across two hours of gloriously ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Hermeto Pascoal, Somi, Leo Genovese, Melissa Aldana & More New Releases

Read "Hermeto Pascoal, Somi, Leo Genovese, Melissa Aldana & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Somi's tribute to Miriam Makeba and a previously unreleased wild live recording by Hermeto Pascoal bookend an episode replete with beautiful new albums, with a special focus on Latin America, Caribbean and European artists.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Somi “House of the Rising Sun" Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) 0:16 Host talks 4:00 Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita “Kharit" Suba (bendigedig) 5:00 Host talks 9:52 Yilian ...

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Live Review

A Quarry Concert in Italy

Read "A Quarry Concert in Italy" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli


Rossano Emili / Fat Fingers Saxophone Quartet Hermetica at Marble Quarry Vagli, Italy August 3, 2019 Summer in Tuscany is full of concerts in interesting, sometimes unique places. In fact, a variety of acoustic musics like jazz, chamber and folk have proven an invaluable tool to revitalize historical buildings, ruined chapels, man-made marvels of architecture. More complex and nuanced is the relationship with nature. A lake, a park, a wooded mountain can ...

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Album Review

Hermeto Pascoal: No Mundo Dos Sons

Read "No Mundo Dos Sons" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


The packaging for the two-CD set from Brazil's Hermeto Pascoal, an 81-year-old multi-instrumentalist, shines of its own accord. Its trifold paper cover, unfolds like a lotus to reveal two CDs and a sleeve containing a large fold-out glossy paper. The insert unfolds to read “Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo," along with the title No Mundo Dos Sons. The reverse side has the details of each track in Portuguese. Homage is paid, in terms of song titles (a type of “shout out"), ...


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