Milton Nascimento

*Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall: Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center* ~ Showtime: 7:00pm

Show sample imageMultitalented Milton Nascimento is frequently acclaimed as Brazil’s greatest musician. His haunting voice is often described in terms of something from heaven, “an agonizingly pure tenor that often slips into an ethereal falsetto,” Larry Rohter wrote in the New York Times.As a songwriter and harmonist, he weaves a startling blend of musical influences, including Brazilian and African folk strains,European classical music, the Brazilian bossa nova, even the rock sound of the Beatles, creating melodies which Jon Pareles in the New York Times noted can “seem as simple as nursery chants or as serpentine as jazz tunes.” His Portuguese lyrics range from themes of universal love and the spiritual unification of the child and adult, to expressions of the struggle of oppressed people in Latin America and throughout
the world. He has collaborated with and inspired numerous Latin American musicians, and has won the admiration of diverse Americanartists, including jazzmen Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny, and rock stars Paul Simon and Sting. In Pareles’s opinion, Nascimento reigns as “one of the greatest musicians alive.”

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Date:
June 24, 2011
Cost:
$30 - $120
Venue:
Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Address:
Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023