Just before leaving the Ghent record fair without
purchase, I discovered a crate with mint ECM records from
a German vendor. All were reasonably priced at € 10. My
budget was limited so I decided to go for 2 releases with
Egberto Gismonti on, given the fact that I collect ECM
records with the graphic design in mind they caught my
First one is Gismonti's 1976 release 'Dança das Cabeças' teaming up with the late Nana Vasconcelos. The two
wanted to create an atmosphere as walking through the
rainforest keeping a distance between them, all the time
communicating with their instruments and voices.
Second is 'Magico'. I think actually a
recording filed under Garbarek's name. The trio with
Charlie Haden stands for another ECM catalogue highlight.
I must confess I always faverod Gismonti's piano playing
over his guitar style. Both are of extreme beauty and
personality but I never really got into his expression on
guitar, until now. Time to study in more detail I guess.