Today legendary percussionist Naná Vasconcelos died in Recife, Brazil. ‘Percussive’
This day (March 9, 2016), in Recife, Brazil, died Naná Vasconcelos, a Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, most notable for his works with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, and Gato Barbieri.
Wikipedia : This day (March 9, 2016), in Recife, Brazil, died Naná Vasconcelos, a Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, most notable for his works with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, and Gato Barbieri.
@Europajazz.net : In 1986 Nana Vasconcelos returned to Brazil for the first time in six years and his solo tour was enthusiastically received by enormous crowds. He continued to extend the field of his collaborations, being featured on soundtracks for films by Susan Seidelman and Jim Jarmusch (Downbylaw). Nana’s work over the past few months demonstrates the breadth of his musical talents.
@last.fm : Percussionist Nana Vasconcelos has been an innovator in the fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz since the 1970’s. Born in Recife on the Northeast Coast of Brazil and, after a lifetime of playing throughout the world, his roots are apparent in everything he plays.
Video : Pra Elas (2010) . w/ Egberto Gismonti & Hamilton de Holanda – Live in Italy (2012) . w/ Egberto Gismonti – Dança das Cabeças (1996) . w/ Jack Dejohnette – Preludio Pra Nana . Africadeus (1983) . w/ Pat Metheny – Ozark (1982) . w/ Collin Walcott, Aïyb Dieng, Ed Blackwell – Live in Woodstock (1981) . w/ Milton Nascimento – San Vicente .