I love his music !
It's really hard for me talking about his works... there are too many beautifull songs... Have you listen to "maracatu" ?
Maybe the Cd I like mostly is "Magico" with Jan Garbarek and Charlie Haden.
Check it out, it's marvellous !
Sol do Meio Dia is the album I love the most out of all the Gismonti I've heard (and, btw, I seem to remember Gary Regina playing excerpted melodies from it at Y2K4 or 6) . I'll have to look up Loro.
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours hanging with him in his studio in Rio back in '87, introduced by a mutual friend. He hands me this 10-string guitar that Ralph Towner gave him in a tuning that's who knows what and says, "here, play it". I graciously found a way to not comply....
Really nice guy, brilliant, soulful musician, of course. As I recall, a good deal of the conversation centered on the limitations of MOTU's Composer (remember that, "Fat Mac" users?) and the US's pushiness in Brazil.
Speaking of Gismonti, anyone here heard the Assad brothers rendition of some of his tunes on their first duo album? (I think it was called Brasiliera) Beautiful stuff.
On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 10:02 PM, Bruce Gilman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You've hit the bull's-eye.
"Loro" is a fantastic work. It's a Brazilian groove called baião.
I've heard Egberto plays the out-chrous one of two ways: either accelerating to light speed or slowing to complete motionlessness.
Either way, it's striking!
Gismonti definitely cares about sound! He's a master.
On Dec 27, 2008, at 6:20 PM, Tilmann Dehnhard wrote:
only few other musicians have made me as happy as egberto gismonti.
he has written some joyful and simple yet harmonically enthralling pieces that
made my heart dance on a regular basis.
my favourite tune of his is
Loro (The Parrot)
fantastic piano solo piece
Bruce Gilman schrieb:
Bruce Gilman here with a number Gismonti recommendations:
The Altitude of the Sun (Black Sun)
Meeting Point (ECM)
Charlie Haden and Egberto gismonti in Montreal (ECM)
Dança das Cabeças (ECM)
Música de Sobrevivência (ECM)
Trem Caipira (EMI)
Feixe de Luz (EMI)
Sol do Meio Dia (ECM)
Dança doe Escravos (ECM)
Brasil Musical (TomBrasil)
Duas Vozes (ECM)
On Dec 27, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Daryl Shawn wrote:
Gismonti is so amazing, though I only heard him for the first time this summer. I like recommendations! I reach for his stuff over Fahey - other than his unique dark vibe and some interesting harmonic directions, he's largely lost on me (ducking) - but that's just taste. Like Charlie Parker, Mozart, and Townes Van Zandt, I acknowledge the influence, but rarely want to listen to the music.
Speaking of slow acoustic guitar players, anybody hip to Egberto Gismonti?
he can really play slow and beautiful and then blaze away as well
he played an 8 string guitar in 1975!!
HIs early ECM stuff is wonderful Dancas das Cabasas (or something like that!) LOL is a good place to start.