Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hermeto Pascoal on the rhodes (1979)



Brazilian wunderkind Hermeto Pascoal on the bowl and then the rhodes.

This man can do no wrong, give him four minutes of your time.

There's a voiceover in the first minute, and in the comments Renato has interpreted it for us :

"the guy is giving a resume of Hermeto's life, like place of birth, the groups he played in (before his solo career) and that he played with some jazz monsters (like miles). is also said that this record took place 02 years after the release of 'Slaves Mass', so we can assume that it was 1979... "


Too busy for a full discography right now, but you definitely need "Hermeto" (1970) , "A Música Livre de Hermeto Pascoal" (1973) and "Slaves Mass" (1977).

If you like those, his other solo albums are pretty well covered here, here and here.

Links today go to Ile Oxumare, Loronix, Quintal Cultural, Um Que Tenha, The Bossa Blog and Buscador.

7 comments:

katonah said...

never enough bowl ...

Simon666 said...

never enough beard

renato said...

the guy is giving a resume of hermeto's life, like place of birth, the groups he played in (before his solo career) and that he played with some jazz monsters (like miles).
is also said that this record took place 02 years after the release of slaves mass, so we can assume that it was 1979...

Simon666 said...

Thanks a lot Renato, I've edited the post and added your description.

ish said...

Awesome clip, Simon. Amazing how it changes your perception of somebody to see them like this so close.

I hope he's a little more gentle when he's playing the pig than he is with that basin!

RowanB said...

Good post man i really enjoyed listening to this...

Graham said...

thanks & I agree with ish