Excerpt from the review:

Hermeto Pascoal is a genius. After working together, Miles Davis called him “one of the most important musicians on the planet.” As a child in northeastern Brazil with very poor eyesight, needing to stay out of the sun due to his albino complexion, he spent a lot of time alone, listening. The sounds of his grandfather’s blacksmith shop, of his family’s farm animals, of leaves in the wind and water in a creek, just as much as the accordion his father taught him, became music. I chose these tracks with the hope of showing how broad his musical world is. (I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Jovino Santos Neto, Hermeto’s keyboardist and probably the foremost authority on his music, for his generosity and help over the years.)

Read the article here (PDF).

Hermeto: Voice And Wind

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