Gismonti is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the characters most representative figures in Brazilian international jazz scene. In this work solo "Alma" explores his pianistic vein so intense, deep, subtle and intimate, no doubt a great work full of beauty.
This has got to be my favourite solo piano recording from recent times. Gismonti's compositions and his piano technique are truly stunning and awe inspiring. Contemporary music that manages to be melodic, emotional, rhythmic... a rare accomplishiment that manages to sit comfortably between the worlds of classical, jazz and brazilian music. Also check out "Danca Dos Escravos" on ECM to hear Egberto's mind blowing solo guitar. Buy both, and be very scared... this guy is blessed with superhuman musical talents!