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London Jazz Festival: Hermeto Pascoal

Jez Nelson presents Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal and his big band in a 75th birthday celebration concert given at the 2011 London Jazz Festival.

Jez Nelson presents Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal and his big band in a 75th birthday celebration concert at the London Jazz Festival. Pascoal first gained international recognition through his performance on Miles Davis's Live-Evil recording in the early 1970s, with Davis later calling him 'the most impressive musician in the world'. He has since worked with compatriots Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and extensively as a bandleader. His eccentrically groovy music draws on Brazilian folk music, jazz and rock, with Pascoal playing a bewildering array of instruments including saxophone, accordion, found objects and, in the past, live animals. His Brazilian group is reunited in this performance with an all-star British big band originally formed for a collaboration in the 1990s.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Russell Finch.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hermeto Pascoal Septet and Big Band, recorded at the Barbican, London on 20 November 2011

    • Septet Line-up:

      Hermeto Pascoal (keyboards & accordion), Aline Morena (voice & 10-string guitar), Itiberê Zwarg (bass & percussion), Andre Marques (piano, flute & percussion),

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      Vinicius Dorin (saxes, flutes, percussion), Fabio Pascoal (percussion, stage direction), Marcio Bahia (drums, percussion)

    • Big band line-up:

      Jovino Santos Neto (conductor), Phil Todd and Sammy Mayne (alto saxes), Julian Siegel and Tom Richards (tenor saxes), Chris Biscoe (baritone sax), Tom Rees-Roberts, Noel Langley,

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      Henry Lowther, Kevin Robinson and Chris Batchelor (trumpets), Pete Beachill, Richard Henry, Richard Wigley, Sarah Williams and Fayyaz Virji (trombones),

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      Mike Mondesir (bass), Mark Mondesir (drums) Stuart Hall (guitar & violin), Ivo Neame (piano)

    • Hermeto Pascoal Big Band

      Apresentação

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

    • Hermeto Pascoal Septet

      Airan / Ailin

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

    • Hermeto Pascoal Big Band

      Brasil Universo

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

  • Jez chats to Hermeto Pascoal and Jovino Santos Neto

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  • Hermeto Pascoal Septet and Big Band, recorded at the Barbican, London on 20 November 2011

    • Septet line-up

      As above

    • Big band line-up:

      As above with a guest appearance by Hamilton de Holanda (bandolim)

    • Hermeto Pascoal Septet & Big Band

      Caio / Choro Árabe

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

    • Hamilton de Holanda & Jovino Santos Neto

      Acuri

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

    • Hermeto Pascoal Septet & Big Band

      O Som do Sol

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

    • Hermeto Pascoal Septet & Big Band

      Irmãos Latinos / Eu Vim de Cuba Lanchando

      Composer: Hermeto Pascoal

Broadcast

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