Brazilian TV Globo airs Homen 90, a special year-end gathering of the most famous MPB male singers : Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Hermeto Pascoal, João Bosco, Milton Nascimento, Paulinho da Viola, Antônio Carlos Jobim and many more. >> 74 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Hermeto Pascoal has invited Stan Getz and several others to join him and his Grupo during his concert at Festival de Jazz de São Paulo at the Palácio das Convenções do Anhembi >> 27 MINUTES on RVM >>
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.