Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Folia: The Music of Egberto Gismonti (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:25:11 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The magical music of Brazilian composer/guitarist/pianist Egberto Gismonti has enchanted generations of listeners. His celebrated blend of folkloric, jazz, and popular music has stationed Gismonti in the pantheon of Brazilian music. Composer/arranger Gaia Wilmer fell under Gismonti’s spell as a youngster and now honors him with her new large ensemble recording, Folia.Originally from the south Brazilian city of Florianópolis, Wilmer began her study of music late in life. It wasn’t until after graduating with a degree in international relations that Wilmer began to pursue her love of music by moving to Rio de Janeiro to study and perform. After four years, she then decided to move to Boston, where she studied at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. While studying, Wilmer presented music with her octet in Boston and New York City.
During her time in Rio, Wilmer was asked to sub for the alto saxophonist in Corações Futuristas, a large woodwind ensemble. The group had a history with Gismonti, collaborating and performing regularly with the legend. Having grown up listening to Gismonti’s music, Wilmer was excited at the prospect of performing alongside him on this concert. Intense practice earned Wilmer Gismonti’s notice, which soon developed into a friendship (he would later write a recommendation letter for her application to Berklee).
1-1. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Folia (07:06)
1-2. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Em Família (06:58)
1-3. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – 7 Anéis (07:02)
1-4. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Bianca (05:24)
1-5. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Infância (10:53)
2-1. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Lôro (11:22)
2-2. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Karatê (08:28)
2-3. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Maracatu (09:34)
2-4. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Cego Aderaldo (11:12)
2-5. Gaia Wilmer Large Ensemble – Baião Malandro (07:12)