HERMETO PASCOAL

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Hermeto Pascoal is a Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist born in Arapiraca, countryside of Alagoas (Northeast Brazil) on June 22nd, 1936.

He uses nature as a basis for his compositions. Hermeto often uses non-conventional instruments such as teapots, children's toys and, sometimes, animals. He is an energetic and virtuosic soloist who can play proficiently on basically any instrument: keyboards, soprano saxophone, guitar, flute, voice, various brass instruments, and many non-traditional things as well. A Brazilian television broadcast from 1999 showed him soloing at one point by singing into a cup with his mouth partially submerged in water.

He initially came to the public's attention through an appearance on Miles Davis' 1971 album Live-Evil, which featured Pascoal on several studio pieces (which he also composed). Davis has said that Pascoal was "the most impressive musician in the world". Later collaborations involved fellow Brazilian musicians Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. From the late
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HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto (aka Brazilian Adventure) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Hermeto (aka Brazilian Adventure)
World Fusion 1970
HERMETO PASCOAL A Música Livre de Hermeto Pascoal album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
A Música Livre de Hermeto Pascoal
World Fusion 1973
HERMETO PASCOAL Slaves Mass album cover 4.18 | 11 ratings
Slaves Mass
World Fusion 1977
HERMETO PASCOAL Zabumbê-bum-á album cover 4.13 | 6 ratings
Zabumbê-bum-á
World Fusion 1979
HERMETO PASCOAL Cérebro magnético album cover 3.85 | 5 ratings
Cérebro magnético
World Fusion 1980
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (aka The Legendary Improviser) album cover 3.95 | 2 ratings
Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (aka The Legendary Improviser)
World Fusion 1982
HERMETO PASCOAL Lagoa da Canoa, Município de Arapiraca album cover 3.46 | 4 ratings
Lagoa da Canoa, Município de Arapiraca
World Fusion 1984
HERMETO PASCOAL Brasil Universo album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Brasil Universo
World Fusion 1986
HERMETO PASCOAL Só não toca quem não quer album cover 4.88 | 4 ratings
Só não toca quem não quer
World Fusion 1987
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Solo - Por Diferentes Caminhos album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Hermeto Solo - Por Diferentes Caminhos
World Fusion 1988
HERMETO PASCOAL Festa dos deuses album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Festa dos deuses
World Fusion 1992
HERMETO PASCOAL Eu e eles album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Eu e eles
World Fusion 1999
HERMETO PASCOAL Solos do Brasil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solos do Brasil
World Fusion 2000
HERMETO PASCOAL Mundo Verde Esperança album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Mundo Verde Esperança
World Fusion 2003
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Pascoal & Aline Morena ‎: Chimarrão Com Rapadura album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Hermeto Pascoal & Aline Morena ‎: Chimarrão Com Rapadura
World Fusion 2006
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Pascoal & Aline Morena ‎: Bodas De Latão album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hermeto Pascoal & Aline Morena ‎: Bodas De Latão
World Fusion 2010
HERMETO PASCOAL The Monash Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Monash Sessions
World Fusion 2013
HERMETO PASCOAL No Mundo Dos Sons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Mundo Dos Sons
Latin Jazz 2017
HERMETO PASCOAL Viajando Com O Som (The Lost '76 Vice Versa Studio Session) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Viajando Com O Som (The Lost '76 Vice Versa Studio Session)
World Fusion 2017
HERMETO PASCOAL Natureza Universal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Natureza Universal
Progressive Big Band 2017
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo : No Mundo Dos Sons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo : No Mundo Dos Sons
World Fusion 2017
HERMETO PASCOAL Hermeto Pascoal e a Sua Visão Original do Forró album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hermeto Pascoal e a Sua Visão Original do Forró
Latin Jazz 2018

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HERMETO PASCOAL Ao Vivo Montreux Jazz album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Ao Vivo Montreux Jazz
World Fusion 1979

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Hermeto Brincando De Corpo E Alma
World Fusion 2012

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HERMETO PASCOAL Slaves Mass

Album · 1977 · World Fusion
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Released in 1976 and produced by Flora Purim who also provides vocals on 2 compositions and Airto Moreira ( Drums on all except Melting Pot ( Tacho) as well as doing the live pigs for Slaves Mass) Sounds strange but not as you would think for the use of the sounds of nature are a component in Hermeto Pascoals compositions and every one was composed by him on this Jazz masterpiece . Avante Garde at times but not in an extreme manner and with the use of his own native Brazilian music in the structures makes this one quite different and enjoyable fusion album. Hermeto plays Acoustic Piano,Fender Rhodes,Recorder,Clavinet,Soprano Sax,Flutes and Acoustic Guitar. Multi instumentalist and good at them all. Ron Carter provides bass on all except Melting Pot and as mentioned above Flora Purim and Airto Moreira do their parts as well with Raul De Souza (Trombone) and David Amaro on Guitars of any variety.Track one, Melting Pot does not have Ron or Airto but they are replaced with Alphonso Johnson and Chester Thompson.

Mixing Pot is a fairly rapid composition and is driven along with a Fender Rhodes current. Hermeto lets go with the Flute for a solo but what is different as with most of the tracks is the use of voices which could be described as Scat but with Brazilian influence and really does give the album such variation and a wonderful atmosphere. Now for Slaves Mass, track two with the the pigs and to be honest if I did not mention them you would not realise what they are till further into the composition as they are not obvious till then. The track is beautiful and begins with an accoustic guitar introduction and interspersed you will hear them. Voices again are used and the track begins what is like an ascent with the guitar riding the tune and then another change and simply wonderful use of the human voice. Track 4, Cannon is dedicated to Cannonball Adderley and Flute and Voices are major components and this is one of the most interesting Jazz compositions you could wish to hear. All up there are seven tracks on the original album and with the cd that I have there are three Bonus tracks. Track eight is one and Open Field with a sound just like it is titled and with a Brazilian rythmn and it just rolls along.with Hermeto's voice singing scat right through out,soprano sax,trombone,guitars and of course Airto Moreira's fantastic drumming from this album. There is not a poor track on this album.

If you like your Jazz original and different you would be hard pressed to go past this wonderful and distinct album. Masterpiece you betcha and one that has its own notch in Jazz.

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