Haden, Charlie/Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti - Magico
There was an amazingly high number of great albums being released on ECM during the 1970s and this is one of many beautiful, enjoyable, stupendously recorded classics.
"Although each member receives equally billing, this record essentially belongs to Egberto Gismonti. The plurality of compositions is his; He wrote the title cut, and the most stunning number on the album "Palhaco," with its impossible weight of poignancy, its haunting, unforgettable melody, its sad, loving rendition; and the project would be inconceivable without his irreplaceable guitar and (underrated) piano playing. This is not to underplay the contributions of the others--just to give credit where credit is due."-J. Dennis