The Hermeto Pascoal Series by Ohio Percussion features music by the legendary Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist, arranged for percussion ensemble by Roger Braun. These arrangements are distributed with permission from Hermeto Pascoal, and 50% of all sales go directly to the composer. The pieces are arranged for up to ten players, with options for fewer players. Typical instrumentation includes two vibraphones, two marimbas, bass (playable on acoustic/electric bass, marimba, or Mallet KAT) additional pitched percussion (bells, xylophone, or steel pan) drum set, and percussion. Some pieces feature opportunities for improvised solos over chord changes, though suggested solos are also provided.
Suite Norte Sul Oeste Leste (Suite North South East West) was released on Zabumbé-Bum-Á in 1979 by Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo. This musical suite features different Brazilian musical styles combined with Pascoal’s inventive melodies, jagged syncopation, and dense harmony. There are five distinct musical sections, suggesting the five geographic regions of Brazil—North, Northeast, Central West, Southeast, and South.
Hermeto Pascoal- Original Recording