Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hermeto Paschoal (wow!)

A whole new musical world has recently opened up for me.

I was recording an interview segment with local band Syd Arthur at their farmhouse in Boughton for the latest Canterbury Soundwaves podcast, and they happened to mention the Brazilian bandleader, composer, multi-instrumentalist Hermetho Paschoal as an influence. I was entirely unfamiliar with his work, but he turns out to be one of those mad (in the best possible sense), ultra-prolific creative geniuses (genii?) in the same league as Sun Ra, Frank Zappa and Lee "Scratch" Perry.

The Ao Vivo Montreux 1979 album is a good place to start, but his catalogue is pretty huge. It's going to take a while to catch up!

Check the video:


Anonymous silke said...

what a great beautiful water session, i love that clip! thanks for the posting!
love from silke

8:20 PM  

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