CD Presents a Musical Childhood with Infancia (CD 253786), Audio Other
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Presents a Musical Childhood with Infancia

  • 1. Ensaio de Escola de Samba (Dana Dos Escravos)
    2. 7 Anis
    3. Meninas
    4. Infancia
    5. Fala da Paixo, A
    6. Recife & O Amor Que Move O Sol E Outras Estrelas
    7. Dana No. 1
    8. Dana No. 2
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 847889

  • Credits
    ProducerManfred Eicher
    EngineerJan Erik Kongshaug

    Egberto Gismonti Group: Egberto Gismonti (piano, guitar); Jacques Morelenbaum (cello); Nando Carneiro (synthesizer, guitar); Zeca Assumpcao (bass).
    Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway in November 1990.
    Personnel: Egberto Gismonti (guitar, baritone guitar, piano); Nando Carneiro (guitar, baritone guitar, synthesizer); Jaques Morelenbaum (cello).
    Recording information: Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway (11/1990).
    Photographer: Livio Campos.
    Translators: Susan M. Brown; Edwin Honig.
    Much of this CD is at a quiet volume, but the music is full of tension and inner excitement, with repetition used very effectively. Filled with memorable folk melodies that flow logically (the jubilant main theme of "Infancia" is a high point), the music is quite stimulating, often shifting moods gradually and coming up with unexpected twists. Gismonti (mostly on piano but making two appearances on guitar) is the lead voice in his quintet, and he contributed all of the compositions, so he deserves the main credit for the recording's success; well worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow

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