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Quarteto Novo
Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira,
Heraldo Do Monte & Theo De Barros

Brazilian Odeon Series Supported by Musica Locomundo.
Digitally Remastered. Two Bonus Tracks: 'Ponteio' & 'O Cantador'

An impressive late-'60s Brazilian jazz album, featuring early work by percussionist Airto Moreira, multi-instrumental madman, Hermeto Pascoal, and the politically-inclined MPB songwriter Geraldo Vandre, along with guitarists Theo De Barros and Heraldo Do Monte. The album opens with "O Ovo," a brisk update of the turn-of-the-century "choro" style popularized by Pixinguinha and other Brazilian musical pioneers. The album gradually progresses into more modern, straightforward jazz material (which isn't as much fun) and even a Luiz Gonzaga forro tune. The playing throughout is very rich, well recorded, and vastly superior to many of their Braz-jazz contemporaries, even dipping into a mellow Vince Guaraldi-style vibe. This isn't just a cool footnote into the early careers of several of Brazil's most important musicians, it's also a very enjoyable, well-performed album. Recommended! --an Amazon reviewer

Also See:

Life After That

Airto Moreira

Hermeto Pascoal

Viola Nordestina

Heraldo Do Monte

Flora Purim


Trio Da Paz

Aquarela Do Brasil

Toots Thielemans

Brazil Meets Jazz

Kuarup Records Home Page

Brazilian Regional Music

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