Egberto Gismonti
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Egberto Gismonti
Brazilian Jazz Giant

Egberto Gismonti

OCT 24–27 | ECM 50th Anniversary

Oct 27, 2019
Miner Auditorium
SunOct 27
7:00 PM

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In the vast shimmering universe of Brazilian music Egberto Gismonti is a galaxy unto himself. A fearless musical searcher whose quest for pristine indigenous influences took him to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Gismonti draws on a multitude of folkloric styles, creating music that’s both supremely sophisticated and bracingly rustic. An influential composer, multi-instrumental wizard, and skilled improviser, he can evoke the teeming natural world with the caress of a guitar.

While recording often for EMI/Odeon in Brazil Gismonti earned a vast international following in the mid-1970s through his work for ECM. Starting with Dança das Cabeças, his award-winning 1977 duo album with percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, he released a series of charged encounters, such as Sol do Meio-Dia with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, percussionist Collin Walcott, and guitarist Ralph Towner. He’s also collaborated extensively with Charlie Haden, though Gismonti doesn’t need any help on stage to keep an audience riveted. His best-selling album, 1979’s Solo, is a breathtaking session on which he moves gracefully between 8-string guitar, piano, bells and percussion.

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Ever since the premiere of his breakthrough composition “O Sonho” in 1968 at a career-making International Song Festival, Gismonti has been recognized as a visionary.

One of the genre-bending ECM label's great discoveries. He wove jazz and Brazilian traditions into a sound so expansive, he needed ten strings rather than six.

NPR

One of the genre-bending ECM label's great discoveries. He wove jazz and Brazilian traditions into a sound so expansive, he needed ten strings rather than six.

NPR

Personnel

Egberto Gismonti guitar & piano

A master technician, but also an unusually free spirit.

The Guardian

Personnel

Egberto Gismonti guitar & piano

A master technician, but also an unusually free spirit.

The Guardian

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