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Egberto Gismonti: Rarum XI: Selected Recordings

Read "Rarum XI: Selected Recordings" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Along with eleven others, ECM's Rarum Series has recently chosen to visit the works of the Brazilian musician/composer/ethno-musicologist Egberto Gismonti. After 27 years of recording for this label, Gismonti remains a quixotic and innovative contributor to his countrymen and a worldwide audience.

Originally trained as a pianist, he adapted keyboard techniques for his customized 8, 10 and 14 string guitars and began his studies of the primitive music of the Amazon Indian tribes. After several years of establishing ...