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In Montreal [Live]

Charlie HadenAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. SalvadorEgberto Gismonti 7:36Album Only
listen  2. MaracatúEgberto Gismonti 9:21Album Only
listen  3. First SongEgberto Gismonti 6:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. PalhaçoEgberto Gismonti 9:19Album Only
listen  5. SilenceEgberto Gismonti 9:48Album Only
listen  6. Em FamiliaEgberto Gismonti10:03Album Only
listen  7. LôroEgberto Gismonti 7:31Album Only
listen  8. FrevoEgberto Gismonti 6:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Don QuixoteEgberto Gismonti12:02Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 21, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: ECM Records
  • ASIN: B00005NGWP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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In Montreal, a concert recording from 1989, offers a live echo of the exquisitely balanced trio of Haden, Gismonti, and Garbarek who made the Magico and Folk Songs albums a couple of decades ago. It features two pieces from the repertoire of the trio--Gismonti's gently waltzing "Palhaco" (which comes dressed in quite a bit of the blues), and Haden's gravely beautiful "Silence." Both participants are in tremendous form. Gismonti, in particular, is nothing short of sensational. Whether on 10-string guitar or piano, instruments that he shifts between regularly, his lines are shot through with both a propulsive, cascading energy and a limpid, dynamically rich and wide-ranging lyricism: sample the opening "Salvador" and "Maracatu" for representative examples. Haden flows in and out of focus with typical sensitivity, contributing a variety of solos as distilled as they are questing. The whole constitutes one of the most enjoyable duet recordings heard for a long time, and leads to two thoughts: why on earth did this music take so long to see the light of day and will we ever hear a record featuring the entire Magico trio in a live setting? In the meantime, we can relish this rich and rare treasure from the past. --Michael Tucker

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Egberto Gismonti Shines! August 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This CD was recorded live at the International Festival of Jazz in Montreal on, get this, July 6th 1989. A mere eleven years later, ECM records decided that it would release this to the public. Thanks guys, even if a little belated.
The CD features the duo of Egberto Gismonti and the sensational Charlie Haden. However, while Haden is given the top billing on the CD, perhaps because he is so well known to Jazz fans everywhere, it is really Gismonti that shines throughout. Listen to the brilliant playing on "Em Familia" to remove any doubts. Gismonti graces us with his presence on the 10 string classical guitar as well as the piano, playing both with seemingly ease. A good example of his piano prowness can be found on "Loro" and "Frevo". There is no doubt that after listening to this, you will seek out other Gismonti CD's. I already have my eye on "Solo". Haden, not to be overlooked, is consistent throughout and offers a nice balance to Gismonti.
In any event, the listener is treated to 78:55 minutes of a remarklably fresh sounding blend of classical and jazz music.
My only knock on the CD has to do with the sound quality and not the concert or the performers themselves. You will find that you have to crank the volume somewhat to fully hear and enjoy the experience. If you are playing this on a multi-disc you will need to have the remote ready and turn down the volume just prior to the next CD. As such, I deducted one star from this otherwise flawless performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC... July 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
...that is actually not so simple. The fact that there are only two musicians playing here, and that this is a live recording, with no overdubs, belies the complexity of the compositions. There's a lot going on here - Haden's reputation has been well-established, as has that of Gismonti, and they each live up to every bit of it in this performance. Gismonti's guitar work alone makes this disc worth the price - joined with Haden's stellar bass playing, the level of compositional achievement by both (Gismonti wrote or co-wrote seven of the nine tracks - Haden wrote the other two), the quality (crystalline, as always, from ECM) AND quantity (79 minutes) of the recording, it adds up to a disc that's hard to pass up.
I agree slightly with one or two of the reviewers below - those who prefer Gismonti's guitar pieces to those that feature the piano - but I would hardly dismiss the latter as `Keith Jarrett knockoff'. Simply because there are similarities to be heard - or even influences - doesn't mean that Egberto's work should be slighted as `derivative'. The echoes of his Brazilian roots can be heard throughout most of his work - he has taken that foundation and built upon it a strong, individual portfolio of his own creativity. It shines with the unique qualities of his soul, as the work of any true artist does. His guitar playing - on a specially designed 10-stringed instrument - never fails to make my jaw drop. I would swear at times that there is more than one guitarist playing - but I know from listening to Egberto's other recordings that this is not the case.
Even though Charlie Haden contributes only two compositions to this set, those two pieces are striking in their beauty and depth - his sense of melodic structure is breathtaking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for that deserted island September 21, 2006
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There are many venues for Charlie Haden's talents, from the large, politically charged ensemble, Liberation Music Orchestra (co-founded with Carla Bley) to the trios with Enrico Pieranunzi, Paul Motian and Gerri Allen, Egberto Gismonte and Jan Garbarek, Metheny and Billy Higgins and early Keith Jarrett trios and quartets. Along the way there have been a number of one-time smaller group projects aside from the Quartet West group. These have featured the likes of Brad Mehldau, Ornette Coleman, Lee Konitz, Michael Brecker, etc.

While many of these recordings are among the best jazz you can hear, it is in the duo format that you can best enjoy the beautiful deep, rich and intricate sound that Haden creates better than any other jazz bassist in the genre. Check out Haden and John Taylor's superb piano/bass Nightfall, or None but the Lonely Heart with Chris Anderson and, of course, there's ...Missouri Sky with Pat Metheny. Even Steal Away with Hank Jones, though it sounds a bit dated now, still demonstrates Haden's sensitivity to the duo context.

At the top of that duo list is In Montreal, reuniting Haden with Egberto Gismonte. Brazilian born Gismonte is primarily considered a guitarist and a spectacular one he is but his keyboard skills are beyond impressive. As a duo, Haden and Gismonte have created a recording with some of the best live engineering you can hear even in comparison to the typical high ECM standards.

From the opening track, Salvador through the 12+ minute closer, Don Quixote, the music is excellent, movingly beautiful without ever losing a sense of excitement. The duo's version of Gismonte's Palhaco surpasses the original. If there is one nit-pick it is that the applause goes on a bit too long and too loud. But that is a nit and all in all, if there were only one jazz recording I could keep, it wouldn't be Kind of Blue or the Köln Concert. (well...maybe I'd try to sneak the Köln Concert in too).
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