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Egberto Gismonti
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Egberto Gismonti guitars, piano, flutes, wood flutes, kalimba, surdo, voice, cooking bells
Nando Carneiro guitar
Zeca Assumpção doubel-bass
Jacques Morelenbaum cello
Nana Vasconcelos percussion, berimbau
Mauro Senise alto saxophone
Nene drums
Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Gintaras Rinkevicius conductor
Ensaio de escola de samba (Dança dos Escravos)
Kalimba (Lua Cheia)
Dança No. 1
10 Anos
Lundu (azul)
Selva Amazônica – Pau Rolou

Recordings 1977-1995
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The complexity of Brazil, its interweaving of cultures, finds its echo in the music of Egberto Gismonti who draws on resources both “sophisticated” and “primitive”- from European classical music to the samba school to the music of the Xingu Indians and the sounds of the rainforest, from folk musics, from jazz. Highly trained as a pianist, Gismonti adapted pianistic technique in innovative manner on his customised 8- and 10- and 14-string guitars. It is his guitar artistry which is at the forefront of his :rarum collection.