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2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Just snagged this LP off ebay:

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Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo - Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (Happy Hour/Som Da Gente, 1984)

Hermeto's most well known album is probably Slaves Mass (Warner Brothers, 1977), a superb, strange, and deliciously uncategorizable record.  But I think his recordings from the following decade -- with his "Grupo" -- are even better.  The band, which came together in 1981, consisted of Hermeto, Jovino Santos Neto (kybd, fl), Itiberê Zwarg (b, tu), Carlos Malta (sax, fl), Márcio Bahia (d, perc), and Pernambuco (perc).  The group stayed together for twelve years.  Since they rehearsed constantly with Pascoal serving as a mentor and quasi-guru (in an almost Sun Ra-like way), they developed near-telepathic levels of interaction and memorized massive quantities of Pascoal's music. 

The four astonishing albums that they made during the 1980s -- Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982), Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (1984), Brasil Universo (1986), and Só Não Toca Quem Não Quer (1987) -- deserve to be MUCH more well known.  Finding this music on CD or LP (at a reasonable price) can be a bit of a challenge.  Fortunately, most of it is available on the internet.  To listen to Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca, click here

 

He's someone I know I need to investigate more.  I know 'Slaves Mass' but need to know others.  thanks for this mini primer HutchFan.  i want a copy of the one you've just bought if only for the cover

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Just got me a copy.  Sampled it on YouTube and had to follow your lead @HutchFan

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4 hours ago, HutchFan said:

The four astonishing albums that they made during the 1980s -- Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982), Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (1984), Brasil Universo (1986), and Só Não Toca Quem Não Quer (1987) -- deserve to be MUCH more well known.  Finding this music on CD or LP (at a reasonable price) can be a bit of a challenge.  Fortunately, most of it is available on the internet.  To listen to Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca, click here

I’ve never heard of this group, although I love Slaves Mass. of the four you mention, which is your favourite? (i.e., where to start?)

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I got an order in from Japan today after almost 2 months.

Joe Farnsworth - My Heroes (Tribute To The Legends)

Dexter Gordon - All Souls Vol. 2

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure

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5 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

I’ve never heard of this group, although I love Slaves Mass. of the four you mention, which is your favourite? (i.e., where to start?)

Só Não Toca Quem Não Quer was licensed by Intuition (in Germany) and Capitol (in the U.S.). That makes it the easiest to find of the four, and it's probably my favorite Hermeto.

 

7 hours ago, mjazzg said:

Just got me a copy.  Sampled it on YouTube and had to follow your lead @HutchFan

:tup :tup :tup

 

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22 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Just snagged this LP off ebay:

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Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo - Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (Happy Hour/Som Da Gente, 1984)

Hermeto's most well known album is probably Slaves Mass (Warner Brothers, 1977), a superb, strange, and deliciously uncategorizable record.  But I think his recordings from the following decade -- with his "Grupo" -- are even better.  The band, which came together in 1981, consisted of Hermeto, Jovino Santos Neto (kybd, fl), Itiberê Zwarg (b, tu), Carlos Malta (sax, fl), Márcio Bahia (d, perc), and Pernambuco (perc).  The group stayed together for twelve years.  Since they rehearsed constantly with Pascoal serving as a mentor and quasi-guru (in an almost Sun Ra-like way), they developed near-telepathic levels of interaction and memorized massive quantities of Pascoal's music. 

The four astonishing albums that they made during the 1980s -- Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982), Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (1984), Brasil Universo (1986), and Só Não Toca Quem Não Quer (1987) -- deserve to be MUCH more well known.  Finding this music on CD or LP (at a reasonable price) can be a bit of a challenge.  Fortunately, most of it is available on the internet.  To listen to Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca, click here

 

Found that one a while back in a totally random/lucky browse in a suburban Half-Price, somehow a buttload full of Brazilian LPs - not America issues either, either, OG label stuff - had ended up in the "International" section there. A totally incongruous find, so carpe diem, right?

The thing on that record that really trips me out, to this day, is the one where he plays around with the recording of the soccer announcer. That is just...genius. And we should call it what it is - sampling. It's not a dirty word!

Pascoal is somebody to whom I have learned to never pass over.

But, Pascoal-less and ordered pre-dawn this AM was

John Lewis & Mirjana Lewis _______________ CD     
  Chess Game Part 1 -- Based On JS Bach's The Goldberg Variations

John Lewis & Mirjana Lewis _______________ CD     
  Chess Game Part 2 -- Based On JS Bach's The Goldberg Variations

Carter/Schuller/Fine _____________________ LP     
  Eight Etudes & A Fantasy For Woodwind Quartet/Woodwind Quintet/Partita For Wind Quintet -- New York Woodwind Quintet
 
Carter/Shapero ___________________________ LP     
  Sonata For Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord/String Quartet No 1 -- Anabel Brieff/Josef Marx/Lorin Bernsohn/Robert Conant/Robert Koff/Paul Bellam/Walter Trampler/Charles McCracken

Porter/Carter ____________________________ LP     
  String Quartet No 8/Eight Etudes & A Fantasy For Woodwind Quartet -- Stanley Quartet/New York Woodwind Quintet

 

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Bought today from a tiny nook in the wall in Dartmouth. 

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On 16.4.2021 at 8:27 PM, HutchFan said:

Just snagged this LP off ebay:

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Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo - Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (Happy Hour/Som Da Gente, 1984)

Hermeto's most well known album is probably Slaves Mass (Warner Brothers, 1977), a superb, strange, and deliciously uncategorizable record.  But I think his recordings from the following decade -- with his "Grupo" -- are even better.  The band, which came together in 1981, consisted of Hermeto, Jovino Santos Neto (kybd, fl), Itiberê Zwarg (b, tu), Carlos Malta (sax, fl), Márcio Bahia (d, perc), and Pernambuco (perc).  The group stayed together for twelve years.  Since they rehearsed constantly with Pascoal serving as a mentor and quasi-guru (in an almost Sun Ra-like way), they developed near-telepathic levels of interaction and memorized massive quantities of Pascoal's music. 

The four astonishing albums that they made during the 1980s -- Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982), Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca (1984), Brasil Universo (1986), and Só Não Toca Quem Não Quer (1987) -- deserve to be MUCH more well known.  Finding this music on CD or LP (at a reasonable price) can be a bit of a challenge.  Fortunately, most of it is available on the internet.  To listen to Lagoa Da Canoa Município De Arapiraca, click here

 

I had the honour and pleasure of playing a jam session with that band in a Frankfurt club after their concert. One of my drum buddies brought his Brazilian percussion teacher along, and he simply took the whole bunch to the club where Brazilian pianist Izio Gross was in the house band. He and Hermeto played some thrilling four hand piano on Caravan, Tico Tico and the like. Hermeto was so nice ..... I will never forget that night.

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7 minutes ago, mikeweil said:

I had the honour and pleasure of playing a jam session with that band in a Frankfurt club after their concert. One of my drum buddies brought his Brazilian percussion teacher along, and he simply took the whole bunch to the club where Brazilian pianist Izio Gross was in the house band. He and Hermeto played some thrilling four hand piano on Caravan, Tico Tico and the like. Hermeto was so nice ..... I will never forget that night.

Oh wow!  That's AMAZING.  I wish I could have tagged along with you!

 

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Yesterday, I ordered Steve Turre's first two releases as a leader:

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Viewpoints and Vibrations (Stash, 1987)

 

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Fire and Ice (Stash, 1988)

Anyone know who has ownership of Stash Records these days?  They put out some interesting stuff back in the day.

 

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Stopped in at Dusty Groove today and snagged these 2 -

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I won on eBay 7 "24Bit by RVG" Japanese Blue Note releases, all complete with OBI, for 97 dollars including postage. A few are in the "hard to find without losing a limb" category. I feel I did good. I enjoy collecting this series.

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James Brandon Lewis / Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon

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2 hours ago, jlhoots said:

James Brandon Lewis / Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon

On my list for Bandcamp Friday tomorrow, the one track I sampled was outstanding

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