Music of the Americas presents Egberto Gismonti
Sep 12, 2014 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Music of the Americas presents legendary Brazilian jazz musician Egberto Gismonti in a rare solo performance. Gismonti, widely recognized as one of Brazil's most influential musicians, has a five-decade career that spans from jazz to music for film and ballet. His work reflects the musical diversity of Brazil. London Jazz News writes: "He plays with intensity, holding the audience in rapt attention and hardly daring to breathe until the release and applause at the end of each piece. He can be whimsical, humorous, explosive; and of course virtuosic...the music simply flows, engrossing and entrancing."
About the artist:
Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947) is widely recognized as one of Brazil's most influential musicians. His diverse, illustrious career began almost five decades ago, and throughout it he has released over sixty albums, including his original compositions as well as several as producer and arranger. He has written for ballet and film and has collaborated with artists throughout Europe, Brazil, and the US. His work reflects the musical diversity of Brazil, from the Amazon Indian batuque to the Carioca samba and choro, through the Northeastern frevo, baião, and forró.
Peter Norton Symphony Space
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