Jazz Musician of the Day: Hermeto Pascoal

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All About Jazz is celebrating Hermeto Pascoal's birthday today!

Hermeto Pascoal is a prolific musician and composer who transcends category. Hermeto often uses unconventional instruments such as teapots, children\'s toys, found objects, and—sometimes, without harming them—live animals. He uses nature as a basis for his compositions, as in his Música da Lagoa, where the musicians burble water and play flutes while immersed in a lagoon... Read more.

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