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Hermeto Pascoal

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 22, 1936    

Hermeto Pascoal

Hermeto Pascoal is a prolific musician and composer who transcends category. Hermeto often uses unconventional instruments such as teapots, children's toys, found objects, and--sometimes, without harming them--live animals. He uses nature as a basis for his compositions, as in his Música da Lagoa, where the musicians burble water and play flutes while immersed in a lagoon. He is an energetic and virtuosic soloist who can play proficiently on almost any instrument: keyboards, button accordion, saxophone, guitar, flute, voice, various brass instruments, and various folkloric instruments. A Brazilian television broadcast from 1999 showed him soloing at one point by singing into a cup with his mouth partially submerged in water....
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    The Monash Sessions

    Jazzhead
    2013
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    Hermeto Brincando De Corpo E Alma

    Jazzhead
    2013
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    Chimarrão Com Rapadura

    Jazzhead
    2006
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    Slave Mass

    Jazzhead
    2004
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    Cérebro Magnético

    Jazzhead
    2001
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    The Legendary Improviser

    Jazzhead
    2001
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    Eu E Eles

    Jazzhead
    1999
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Featured recording “So Nao Toca Quem Nao Quer”

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So Nao Toca Quem Nao Quer

Intuition (1993)

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