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hermeto pascoal et grupo Bandfoto

So 22.5.2022

art jazz genie/legende aus brasilien

hermeto pascoal et grupo

Hermeto Pascoal : keyboard, accordion, teapot, bass flute, his skeleton, cup of water... - Itiberê Zwarg : electric bass, percussion - André Marques : piano, flute , percussion - Jota P .: saxes, flutes - Fábio Pascoal : percussion , - Ajurinã Zwarg : drums, percussion

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Hermeto Pascoal is a noted Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist. His compositions appear on albums by MilesDavis and other jazz heavyweights. Pascoal’s sextet is an extra-sensory musical unit that has been with him for over 40 years and used to rehearse daily. The music runs from the lyrical and romantic to raucous, from folkloric to his futuristic angular melodies, often creating adense barrage of sound.The band sometimes use ssynthesizers and saxophones as well as a battery of invented instruments—hubcaps, teapots, and bowls of rocks—guided by Hermeto’s wizardry and benevolent spiritThere have been few musicians to ever reach the stature of Hermeto Pascoal. A true maestro and a cultural icon, he represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, as a composer, and as an arranger. Once described by Miles Davis as “the most impressive musician in theworld”, there is good reason (beyond his Gandalf-like appearance) why he is known as „O Bruxo“ (theWizard).A self-taught musician,Hermeto Pascoalascended from his humble upcountry origins to aninternational acknowledgment still unfair to his musical stature. Developing his ears from an early ageat his grandfather’s blacksmith shop,Pascoal used to pick up pieces of iron and hit them, trying to create music (not to emulate the harmonics of his father’s eight-bass button accordion, as has been spread). This led to an unusual approach to music, where the tones themselves give a stronger conducting motif than chord connection, scales, or modes. His understanding of music as a vital force ,emanating organically from everything in Earth. He has also developed the Sound of the Aura concept,in which music is developed out of people’s speech, traffic noise, and out of every possible source of sound.His latest album,“Hermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró” is his homage to the genre, as well as showing his talents as a lyricist. Hermeto plays the accordion (including an 8 bass accordion) on all tracks and is accompanied by various friends and musicians from Pernambuco, including bass player  iberê Zwarg, percussionist Fabio Pascoal, guitarist Heraldo do Monte, and the late saxophonist Vinicius Dorin.“My head is universal,” he says. “I wasn’t born just to perform classical or jazz.

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