Preview: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican (London, 9th July 2016)
“If you had to send a musical representative to another planet, Hermeto Pascoal would be the ideal person”, said one of his band members in a documentary of the legendary Brazilian musician.
Hermeto, a brilliant composer, instrumentalist and bandleader will conjure up an eccentric and unique musical experience in which the audience will undoubtedly be encouraged to take part. 2016 is Hermeto’s 80th birthday year, and to celebrate he is touring his virtuosic musical imaginings around the world. His UK stop is at London’s Barbican on 9th July.
Expect a wild dose of extraordinary free improvisation layered with Latin jazz, Brazilian and rock music, plus a bizarre collection of extraordinary ‘found’ instruments. Prepare yourselves to be amazed by this hugely influential and entertaining showman!
It really is something special to see a live performance by ‘O Bruxo’ (the sorcerer). The eminent Brazilian musician, producer, arranger and composer Hermeto Pascoal was once described by Miles Davis, no less, as ‘the most impressive musician in the world.’ His show at London’s Barbican Centre was hugely anticipated…