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Hermeto Pascoal

Born: June 22, 1936    Primary Instrument: Piano

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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As a leader

Hermeto Pascoal
Buddha
1971

A Musica Livre de Hermeto Paschoal
Philips (Brazil)
1973

Slaves Mass
WEA (Brazil)
1976

Zabumba-Bum-A
WEA (Brazil)
1979

Ao Vivo em Montreux
WEA (Brazil)
1979

Cerebro Magnetico
WEA (Brazil)
1980

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo
Som da Gente
1982

Lagoa da Canoa, Município da Araparaca
Som da Gente
1984

Brasil Universo
Som da Gente
1986

So não toca quem não quer
Som da Gente
1987

Hermeto Solo: Por Diferentes Caminhos
Som da Gente
1988

Festa dos Deuses
Polygram (Brazil)
1992

Eu Tu Eles
Radio MEC (Brazil)
1999

Mundo Verde Esperança
Radio MEC (Brazil)
2003

With Elis Regina

Elis Regina - Montreux Jazz Festival
WEA (Brazil)
1979

With Aline Moreno

Chimarrão Com Rapadura
Gaueste
2006

As a sideman

Quarteto Novo
EMI Odeon (Brazil)
1967

Brazilian Octopus
Fermata
1969

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