This day (June 22, 1936), in Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil, is born Hermeto Pascoal, a Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Wikipedia : This day (June 22, 1936), in Arapiraca, Alagoas, Brazil, is born Hermeto Pascoal, a Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Hermeto Pascoal : When he reached the age of 7-8 years old, he decided to try his father’s 8-bass accordion, and never stopped. Then, he started to play with his older brother, José Neto, in forró parties, weddings reception, alternating with him on the 8-bass accordion and the tambourine.
@allmusic : Developing his ears from an early age at his grandfather’s blacksmith shop, Pascoal used to pick up pieces of iron and hit them, trying to create music (not to emulate the harmonics of his father’s eight-bass button accordion, as has been spread).
@last.fm : Hermeto often uses non-conventional instruments such as teapots, children’s toys and, sometimes, animals. He is an energetic and virtuosic soloist who can play proficiently on basically any instrument: keyboards, soprano saxophone, guitar, flute, voice, various brass instruments, and many non-traditional things as well.
Video : Live At Montreux (1979) . Taynara (2011) . Documentary (2002) . w/ Sivuca – Bebê (2001) . Live In Búzios (1999) . Beer Improv . Arapua (1985) . Susto / São Jorge (1979) .