Egberto Gismonti – Meeting Point (1997)

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Artist:
Title: Meeting Point
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: ECM Records
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Quality: FLAC (log,tracks+cue)
Total Time: 0:52:53
Total Size: 205 Mb
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Tracklist:

01. Strawa No Sertao - Zabumba 2:06
02. Strawa No Sertao - Maxixe 2:10
03. Musica Para Cordas 13:01
04. Frevo 5:51
05. A Pedrinha Cai 10:15
06. Eterna 9:05
07. Musica De Sobrevivencia 10:20

Musicians:
Egberto Gismonti — piano, composer
Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Gintaras Rinkevicius — conductor

If any title could sum up the ECM aesthetic in two words, it is Meeting Point. This disc features the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Gintaras Rinkevicius, playing the music of Egberto Gismonti, who also acts as soloist. Having studied under Jean Barraque and Nadia Boulanger in Paris, the multitalented Brazilian musician and composer puts his conservatory training into effect on this program of seven pieces. Of these, the diptych “Strawa no Sertao” is the shortest, making for a rollicking introduction that bustles like a market square, threading between fruit stands and children’s laughter. The nocturnal dances of “Musica para Cordas” provide much-needed contrast to its surroundings, setting up a lively arrangement of “Frevo” (first heard on Sanfona). Gismonti now appears at the keyboard, adding urgency to this orchestral milieu.--Tyran Grillo