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Egberto Gismonti s first new ECM recording in 14 years is
a double-album that indicates the range of his artistry.
Disc one features Gismonti the composer on a 70 minute
journey through Brazil: Sertoes Veredas: Tribute to
Miscegenation . It is a work that takes account of Brazil s culture and history, landscapes and cityscapes, vividly evoked by Cuba s all-women orchestra the Camerta Romeu, under the leadership of Zenaida Romeu. Disc two features Gismonti the guitarist in an exciting duo recital with his similarly-gifted son Alexandre, romping through
a programme that includes such well-known pieces as
Zig Zag , Lundú and Dança dos escravos .