Cleveland Jazz Musicians Play Music of Brazilian Legend Hermeto Pascoal @ BOP STOP

Thu 9/12 @ 7PM

Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal, now 83, is unusual in that he was not raised in one of the country’s major metropolitan centers. Although his first instrument was accordion, he was known for making music with both conventional instruments and unconventional objects, and creating off-road blends of Brazilian folk music and jazz, especially experimental, avant-garde jazz. Many American jazz lovers took notice of him when he performed on Miles Davis’ 1971 album Live-Evil, playing on three tracks he composed.

Cleveland bassist Aidan Plank, who is also a member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and teaches at Kent State and Tri-C, formed Pulse to in order to take a deep dive into Pascoal’s music. He’s joined by a group of stellar local jazz players: Brad Wagner and Howie Smith on saxophones, Anthony Fuoco on piano and Dan Bruce on guitar.

They’ll perform at the BOP STOP. Admission is $15.

Aidan Plank


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