Hermeto Pascoal
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022, 8:00pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £32
Image Hermeto Pascoal

‘My head is universal, I wasn’t born just to perform classical or jazz. Whoever walks a fixed line is a train’ – Hermeto Pascoal

The legendary Brazilian composer & mulit-instrumentalist returns to the UK for a farewell big band tour.

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.

Hermeto Pascoal
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £32

‘My head is universal, I wasn’t born just to perform classical or jazz. Whoever walks a fixed line is a train’ – Hermeto Pascoal

The legendary Brazilian composer & mulit-instrumentalist returns to the UK for a farewell big band tour.

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.

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