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1971 - Lotus   1971 - Lotus
Recorded: 9 December 1970, TV Studio ORTF, Paris
  1. Pai
  2. Tristeza
  3. Round About Midnight
  4. Nega Do Cabelo Duro
  5. Aos Pes Da Santa Cruz
  6. Lotus
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Ernesto Ribeiro-Goncalves (b)
Helio Schiavo (dr)
Alfredo Bessa (perc)
Label: Festival FLDX 598 (France, 1971)

BrazilOnGuitar says: This record originated of a half-hour recording for a french TV-show, first On Air 28 December 1971. Lotus is not as closed thematically as Canto on Guitar (maybe because it was not intended as a long play record), still it offers another insight into the newly found freedom of making music and improvising, that Baden Powell found end of 1970.

Canto on Guitar, Lotus and the threepart Baden Powell Quartet series can be seen as a complex development from Afro-Brazilian music to Jazz and combining both to a peculiar style. An excerpt of the Lotus session can be seen in the documentation Velho Amigo, where Baden Powell plays Round about Midnight. We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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