others (which I'm on the lookout for) to get hold of internationally thanks to Egberto Gismonti's Carmo label and its distribution deal with ECM.
Gismonti's presence looms large in the songwriting credits too - tracks 5 thru 9 are all his compositions, including a lengthy arrangement of his classic piece Forró, and a welcome dizzying run through
Karatê. The tempos throughout this great album are mostly fleet of foot, letting the sheer knotty virtuosity of the four guitarists shine as brightly as they deserve, with everything exquisitely arranged and beautifully melodic. Highly recommended.
mega / zippy