Ginga Carioca

Many people say the mark of a great song is that it can be played in any style or instrumentation and still be captivating.  By this standard, Hermeto Pascoal is one of the best songwriters alive.  I learned a number of his pieces for a recent gig, and since then I haven’t gone a day without listening to his work.  Hermeto is a multi-instrumentalist and  prolific composer whose influence I hear in the writing of many modern musicians, and now I add myself to that list.

This is one of the tunes I learned for that gig, one I’m sure I will play again in the near future.

 

Ginga Carioca

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