Brasil Festival 2011
In a series of three concerts at the Roode Bioscoop, clarinetist Claudio Puntin and me received guest musicians with a close relation to Brazil for a surprising musical encounter!
Paulinho Paes (guitar), GJ Binkhorst (saxophones, flute)and Bart Fermie (percussion) played music by Hermeto Pascoal and originals. The meeting with Bart Fermie was almost entirely improvised! What a luxury of sounds he brought with him!
Since a few years, I have a special relationship with Brazil. I was lucky to be performing with the Tom Jobim Orquestra, Andre Mehmari, Simone Sou, Clube da Música Atibaia, Douglas Lora and I composed music for the modern dance company Cisne Negro from São Paulo.
In the past, Claudio Puntin played with, among others, the group of Hermeto Pascoal.