Itibere Orquestra Familia - Pedra do Espia 2 x CDs

"Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família make universal music. This family has fallen from the sky. Their music is excellent, a treasure chest full of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic jewels. The name Itiberê Zwarg Orquestra Família exists because they are a family, united by music and the father they share in Itiberê. His children of sound play better than adults. This was exactly the time for a sound like this to appear. I, Hermeto Pascoal, do not mess around, music is my religion. That's why I say this."-Hermeto Pascoal, 2001.

This is the very first album by the the large scale Itibere Orquestra Familia, newly reissued by a UK label!
It is led by Itibere Zwarg, Hermeto Pascoal's long-time bassist and it has a lot of Hermeto's sound in their music. A LOT.

“Itiberê Zwarg is an award-winning Brazilian bassist and the longest-serving member of Hermeto Pascoal's ground-breaking ensemble O Grupo. Since their first meeting in 1977, the two have been closely collaborating to create a unique musical language: a genre-defying polyharmonic, polyrhythmic music, now widely studied by musicians and musicologists alike, known as "Universal Music".
Back in 2001, Itiberê led a workshop at Villa Lobos School of Music, with twenty-nine of Rio de Janeiro's most exceptionally talented young musicians. Employing the principles of Universal Music alongside his long-held belief in the powers of listening and intuition, Itiberê composed and arranged in real time, transcribing the improvisations of the prodigious orchestra while allowing the players total freedom to experiment. The result was Pedra do Espia, an Amazonian orchestral masterpiece which is as difficult to categorize as it is fun to listen to.
Named after the beachside viewing point which translates as 'Spy's Rock', where Itiberê would sit as a child, daydreaming and gazing out over the Brazilian coast, the record harnesses the pure creativity of youth and nature, creating a magical sense of innocence amongst the striking compositions and astonishing musicianship.”

"This is incredible music - intricate, joyous, intelligent, crazy, fun (all hallmarks of Hermeto, of course, and Itibere's leader has been his bass player for many years). The musicianship is mindblowing considering how young most of these players are. Really, if you're into something a little different, with a wild Brasilian twist, get this album."-Andy Kip

"If you like Prog / avant garde and exotic complex music then this is for you. Even though there are references to Hermeto Pascoal, prog / jazz / rock / folk / avant master from Brazil, the music has a sound of its own and a style which is quite original. Highly Recommended to those looking for adventurous beautyful-yet-challenging music!"
  • LabelFar Out
  • UPC5060211503665
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