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Viajando Com O Som

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-12-2017
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Barcode:
5060211503542
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
FARO200LP
Viajando Com O Som
Viajando Com O Som

Description

There 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 the world, there is good reason (beyond his Gandalf-like appearance) why he is known as "O Bruxo" (the Wizard). For the labels 200th release, Far Out Recordings proudly presents a previously unreleased album by Hermeto Pascoal and his Grupo Vice Versa: Viajando Com O Som (the lost 76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions). Recorded in just two days in 1976, at Rogério Duprat's Vice Versa Studios, São Paulo, the sessions featured Hermetos go-to Paulista rhythm section of the day: Zé Eduardo Nazario (drums), Zeca Assumpção (bass) and Lelo Nazario (electric piano), as well as saxophonists Mauro Senise, Raul Mascarenhas and Nivaldo Ornelas, guitarist Toninho Horta and vocalist Aleuda Chaves. Hermeto decided he would record with this particular group following a show at Teatro Bandeirantes, during which an almost spiritual musical connection amongst the group was realised. The performance lasted hours on end, without any breaks in playing, and Hermeto saw the potential for his compositions to reach a higher level as the music organically moved from structured compositions to freer improvisational works. In the studio, the sound engineer Renato Viola understood that things needed to happen quickly. Almost everything recorded on the first take ended up staying in the final mix. After the mixdown, Lelo Nazario would ask Renato to make him a copy of all the material, from machine to machine. As far as we know, the master tape eventually got lost over time, but Lelo kept his copy in his studios archives, where it stayed for over forty years. With the tape rescued and restored, this release fills a void in time. Recorded at an especially experimental period in Hermetos career, its a compelling insight into the incredible efforts of this group, who under Hermetos revolutionary vision, created a unique musical language which would have a profound influence on countless artists to come. Nowadays, the 1970s is indeed considered a golden age of Brazilian music, but its often forgotten how desperately hard it was for artists to get their music past the military dictatorships censorship efforts throughout the decade. Yet in 1976, despite the often musically radical nature of Hermeto Pascoals compositions, he was in a typically productive phase of his career. The year before the release of his seminal album Slaves Mass, 76 saw Hermeto amass performance credits on Flora Purims Open Your Eyes You Can Fly, OPAs Goldenwings and Cal Tjaders Amazonas to name just a few. The release of Viajando Com O Som re-writes the already remarkable story of one of the worlds most supernaturally talented musicians, whilst illuminating a truly magical, yet hitherto lost and forgotten, moment of Brazilian musical history. Credits: Hermeto Pascoal : Electric Piano, Flute, Voice Lelo Nazario : Electric Piano Nivaldo Ornelas : Tenor Sax, Flute Mauro Senise : Saxophones, Flute Raul Mascarenhas : Saxophones, Flute Toninho Horta : Guitar Zeca Assumpção : Bass Zé Eduardo Nazario : Drums, Percussion, Voice, Bamboo Harmonic Flute solo on "Natal" Aleuda Chaves : Vocals Produced by Hermeto Pascoal Recorded at Vice-Versa Studio, São Paulo Engineered by Renato Viola Mixed by Hermeto Pascoal, Lelo Nazario, Zé Eduardo Mastered by Pete Norman at Finyl Tweek

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Dança Do Pajé
  3. Mavumvavumpefoco
  4. Natal (Tema Das Flutas)
  5. Casinha Pequenina
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