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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...
Jazzhead
2013
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Chimarrão Com...
Jazzhead
2006
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Slave Mass
Jazzhead
2004
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Cérebro Magnético
Jazzhead
2001
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The Legendary...
Jazzhead
2001
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