Hermeto Pascoal

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Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

One of the most influential figures in Brazilian music history. He was a master of orchestration and improvisation.

Before Fame

He began recording with Brazilian musical acts in 1964. These recordings would later be highly prized as classics.

Trivia

He became known for making music with objects such as children's toys, animals, teapots, button accordions, and many other unconventional instruments.

Family Life

He was born in a remote area of Brazil that did not have electricity. His father taught him the accordion.

Associated With

His work on Miles Davis' "Live-Evil" album from 1971 brought him international acclaim. He was called "the most impressive musician in the world" by Davis.