K as in Kaleidoscope


Hermeto Pascoal Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1986 Photo : Pascal Kober

Hermeto Pascoal
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1986
Photo : Pascal Kober

A kaleidoscope with the colours of the Brazilian flag highlighted in red. That’s what it took to describe the whole colourful wealth of the offbeat compositions of that madman. An extraordinary musician capable of getting teapots, farmyard songs, children’s toys and football commentators to chime together ! A talent which the great Miles Davis called upon in 1970 to… whistle (!) with him on his Live-Evil album.

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of my Abécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present   ! Want to order   ? Here it is   :

Publisher’s website


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