10 February 2008
PAUL HORN - ALTURA DO SOL
Paul Horn for Epic from 1976.
Produced by Teo Macero
Dom Um Romão -Percussion;Dom Salvador -Piano (Electric) Roberto Silva -Percussion, Drums;Egberto Gismonti-Guitar (Acoustic), Flute, Guitar, Bambuzal, Piano;Paul Horn-Sax (Alto),Piccolo, Flute, Flute (Alto), Flute (Bass);Ron Carter-Bass
Paul Horn joined forces with Egberto Gismonti and a staggering aray of Brazilian talent augmented by Ron Carter for this superb album penned in the main by Gismonti.
Standout track for me is the monsterous batucada "Salvador" which is just breath-taking!The rest of the album is just as good expertly blending Brazilian rhythms and Jazz into a homogeneous whole.
Very highly recommended.
Here's Paul Horn's notes from the rear of the lp sleeve:
I first heard Egberto Gismonti's music last summer when a Toronto musician played me a cassette of a Brazilian release of his.It knocked me out!The music was refreshingly different,so vital and spirited,so exquisitely melancholy at times and always played with impeccable musicianship.I told Teo my producer to find this cat wherever he is and bring him to New York so we can do an album.
Teo(ol'private eye)found him in Rio and one week later we were in the studio.Man,I had a ball!The band was cookin'and I mean really cookin'!The whole attitude was let's make some nice music-a far cry from the typical bored studio musicians looking at their watches and counting their bread.
Aside from his musical genius,Egbert is a beautiful human being,but I hardly expected otherwise.Watch out for him!He's the coming new star from Brazil.
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl.