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Hermeto Pascoal at SFJAZZ

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Hermeto Pascoal SFJAZZ Spring Season San Francisco, CA April 7, 2017 A YouTube video (see below) commences with a shot of a karst escarpment protruding amidst verdant rainforest. It then zooms down to focus on six men in a green pond below a waterfall. All are playing bottles. A portly figure with long white hair and beard plays two thick, rattan-covered wine bottles. Then, switching to flute, he rises from the water like a ...

REDISCOVERY

Hermeto Pascoal: Slaves Mass

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Hermeto Pascoal Slaves MassWarner Bros.1977 It's not hard to see why the creator of today's Rediscovery, Hermeto Pascoal, was such a significant figure to everyone from Miles Davis and Gil Evans to Herbie Hancock and, of course, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, who co-produced Slaves Mass. Had the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist only released this one album, he'd have already been assured a mention in jazz history. Slaves Mass would ultimately become a career-defining record, but Pascoal ...

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Music of The Americas: Hermeto Pascoal Group at Symphony Center, August 5, 2010

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Hermeto Pascoal Group Symphony CenterNew York, NYAugust 5, 2010Watching Brazilian-born Hermeto Pascoal perform is a musical experience unlike any other. He has the ability of transforming everyday household items into musical instruments, extracting from them unique sounds that have become his trademark throughout the six decades of his fruitful career.That is what we experienced on August 5 when Pascoal's 7-piece group stepped on stage at New York's Symphony Center. Bassist Ibere Zwarg started ...

NEW YORK BEAT

Hermeto Pascoal

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In the past few months I've been quite busy writing program notes and preview pieces for the gala opening of the new home for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Opening night (see related article ) was October 18th and the early reaction to the new facility, its ambience and its acoustics is a cavalcade of praise and excitement from audiences, critics and media folk.

After arduous work and deadlines I am finally able to focus on the performers and, thus far, ...


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