Egberto Gismonti ‎– Dança Das Cabeças

ECM Records ‎– ECM 1089
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Recorded November 1976 at Talent Studio, Oslo

© ℗ 1977 ECM Records GMBH
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc.,
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  • Matrix / Runout: Side A: ECM-1-1089 A1 34567 B
  • Matrix / Runout: Side B: ECM-1-1089 B1 34567 B

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PAP 9064 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album) ECM Records PAP 9064 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
EMC 8059, EMC-8059 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 8059, EMC-8059 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
UCCE-3019 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) ECM Records UCCE-3019 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
ECM 1089, 78118-21089-2 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1089, 78118-21089-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1089, 2301 089 Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1089, 2301 089 Germany 1977 Sell This Version


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February 1, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
For fans of Sandy Bull, Baden Powell, Pat Matheny, Sandy Nassan, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett, Bola Sete, prog-rock, and especially Steve Tibbetts.

I received this album years ago, in a package of jazz records I purchased through discogs. Since I did not intentionally order the album, at first I thought the sleeve was just extra packaging (I've received old covers in this fashion before — due to some sellers' surplus of value-less sleeves — it can make more sense than buying extra cardboard for postage.) But what's this? The record, still inside. It looked like it had been treated nicely, so I decided to put an ear on it....

I really had no idea what I was getting into. What a mind-bending foray into the hearts' of two extremely talented individuals. This album is a journey. Essentially two side-long compositions with many interior movements, they act as an orchestrated classical piece, though they feel positively improvised. The first side is a percussive vehicle for Gismonti's 8-string guitar, while side two showcases his temperament on the piano. Oblique, shapeless note-clusters build to up-tempo, jazzy chords and intense tribal drumming. A few minutes in, and we're flying. The fretboard seems to be miles long. Building and building — while passing some wild disembodied voices along the way — everything soon crashes and falls to pieces, holding just enough of the theme together to press onward. The musical universe they've created confidently guides listeners to explore a diverse jungle of lush canopies, dimly-lit tributaries, and wide-open clearings. Whether it's on the guitar, wood flute, or piano, Gismonti's expert playing seems to be only just barely catching up with his ideas, creating a stream-of-consciousness experience that takes you to the very deepest part of his creative center... A place not seen in recorded music all that often. Simply beautiful, a work of art.

Not bad, for a free album I almost threw in the recycling bin.


November 10, 2015

A treasure


October 16, 2015
anyone know where the wildlife samples in quarto mundo are from?