For the label’s 200th release, Far Out Recordings presents a previously unreleased album by Hermeto Pascoal and his ‘Grupo Vice Versa’: Viajando Com O Som (the lost ’76 Vice Versa Studio Sessions). The multi-instrumentalist Miles Davis called “the most impressive musician in the world”.Recorded in just two days in 1976, at RogÃ©rio Duprat's Vice Versa Studios, SÃ£o Paulo, the sessions featured Hermeto’s go-to ‘Paulista’ rhythm section of the day: ZÃ© Eduardo Nazario (drums), Zeca AssumpÃ§Ã£o (bass) and Lelo Nazario (electric piano), as well as saxophonists Mauro Senise, Raul Mascarenhas and Nivaldo Ornelas, guitarist Toninho Horta and vocalist Aleuda Chaves. Hermeto decided he would record with this particular group following a show at Teatro Bandeirantes, during which an almost spiritual musical connection amongst the group was realised. The performance lasted hours on end, without any breaks in playing, and Hermeto saw the potential for his compositions to reach a ‘higher level’ as the music organically moved from structured compositions to ‘freer’ improvisational works.
Check out the sick 26 minute jam below: