CD In Montreal (CD 985533), Audio Other
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In Montreal

  • 1. Salvador
    2. Maracat
    3. First Song
    4. Palhaco
    5. Silence
    6. Em Famlia
    7. Loro
    8. Frevo
    9. Don Quixote
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 543813

  • Credits
    ProducerDaniel Vachon
    EngineerDaniel Vachon; Alain Chnier; Michel Lariviere; Michel Larivire; Alain Chenier

    Personnel: Charlie Haden (acoustic bass); Egberto Gismonti (piano, guitar).
    Recorded at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada on July 6, 1989.
    Personnel: Egberto Gismonti (guitar, piano); Charlie Haden (double bass).
    Recording information: Festival International De Jazz De Montreal (07/06/1989).
    Editor: Denis Leclerc.
    In 1989 the Montreal Jazz Festival presented Charlie Haden in a series of eight completely different concerts. A number of these have already appeared on CD as volumes in the MONTREAL TAPES series. This concert presented him in a series of duets with Brazil's Egberto Gismonti, who plays primarily guitar and also some piano. The bulk of the pieces are by Gismonti and have a folkish bearing, rich with the rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of the guitarist's homeland.
    Haden's "First Song" has been recast in numerous settings (among the most unforgettable is a version by Abbey Lincoln), and here again its simple beauty wields tremendous emotional power. As befits the tradition of the ECM label, this album is clean-sounding and warmly recorded, with every quiet note captured in perfect detail. The intimacy of the two musicians' interplay makes one forget that this was a performance before a large audience (who were roused to thunderous applause at the conclusion of each number).

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (1/02, pp.69-70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A small jewel...lyrical, playful and intense..."
    JazzTimes (12/01, p.137) - "...A historic musical summit...finding the pair resonating in sympathy with each other, both sonically and conceptually..."h
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