Hermeto Pascoal & The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal is the stuff of Brazilian music myth – a vital figure in its history.
Known as ‘O Bruxo’ (the sorcerer), on stage he has an almost spiritual connection to the other musicians, as they blend busy percussion, break-neck bossas and sambas and endlessly modulating melodies – creating a scampering, swirling party atmosphere that includes the whole room, players and audience alike. It’s clear why Miles Davis claimed him to be ‘the most impressive musician in the world.’
Self-taught, he honed his ear for unusual tones in his grandfather’s blacksmith workshop, hearing music as a vital force that rings forth organically from everything on earth. He continues to transform everyday objects into extraordinary compositions, whether that’s through squeaky toys, old teapots or his trusty accordion.
On this tour we are privileged to premier new commissions scored for the distinctive instrumentation of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
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Duration: 110 Minutes
Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers
Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
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Image Credit: Hermeto Pascoal