Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Banquet of the Spirits *

Album: Banquet of the Spirits *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Tutubole
2)    Bird Boy - (African Languages)
3)    Macunaima
4)    Mumakata - (African Languages)
5)    Nana & Tom
6)    Tupinambas
7)    Argan - (African Languages)
8)    Typing with Oswald de Andrade
9)    Lamento Maurisco
10)    Malinye
11)    Anthropofagia
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Cyro Baptista: Cyro Baptista (vocals, berimbau, drums, snare drum, congas, clay drum, talking drum, cymbals, finger cymbals, pandeiro, washboard, tabla, temple blocks, triangle, caxixi, percussion, water gong, sound effects, typewriter, waterphone); Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (oud, bass instrument, acoustic bass, electric bass); Brian Marsella (accordion, melodica, fortepiano, toy piano, keyboards, balafon); Tim Keiper (drums, drum set, pandeiro, percussion).
  • Personnel: Cadu Costa (acoustic guitar, castanets, background vocals); Erik Friedlander (cello); Celio Balona (accordion); John Zorn (alto saxophone).
  • Audio Mixers: Dave Darlington; Eric Carlinsky.
  • Recording information: Bear Tracks, NY; Big Mouth, NJ; Peter Scherer Studio, New York, NY; Studio Fiuza, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Tedesco Studio, NJ.
  • Arrangers: Cyro Baptista; Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz; Brian Marsella; Tim Keiper.
  • Master Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista is a "world musician" in the truest sense of the word; he's performed with everyone from Irish folk kings the Chieftains to Chinese classical icon Yo-Yo Ma. BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS is accordingly eclectic, incorporating a swirling, polyrhythmic, pan-Latin stew of beats and melodies, with Middle Eastern and European influences liberally sprinkled in. For all of the album's far-ranging flavors, though, the format is largely acoustic, making for an organic flow that complements the multitude of musical traditions explored.
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Macunaima' compacts the genre hopping into a single piece, a forro-esque blast that rips through a Parisian cafe, a death metal practice space and the old Knitting Factory, as John Zorn sits it and imparts the raucous spirit of Naked City."

Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "[T]his fare will bubble the brain and juggle the organs -- not for the faint of mind, heart, or stomach -- but it's well worth the tab, so just eat it."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Banquet of the Spirits * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top