Weber Iago

Os Filhos Do Vento: Children of the Wind

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Pianist Weber Iago composed a full set of music for Os Filhos Do Vento that he dedicates to gypsies. As he states in the liner notes, the results are not gypsy music but a mixture of jazz, classical, and Brazilian music. His use of cellist Joanna Dulf, flutist Keith Underwood, and the reeds of Paul McCandless are mostly in a classical vein while his own piano playing straddles the boundaries between jazz and classical music. The performances are sometimes close to new age (mostly concerned with setting a mood) and are often cinematic, sounding like an impressionistic soundtrack. There are not many moments of excitement and one could imagine these arrangements being performed by a lush string section. The result is superior and well-played background music that rarely commands one's attention.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 06:34 Amazon
2 04:21 Amazon
Sonata Brasileira, for flute & piano
3 04:20 Amazon
4 04:45 Amazon
5 03:36 Amazon
Prologue, improvisation for 3 voices, percussion & piano (prelude to Os Filhos de Vento)
6 00:20 Amazon
7 05:19 Amazon
8 04:33 Amazon
Os Filhos do Vento (Children of the Wind), for ensemble
9 03:03 Amazon
10 02:15 Amazon
11 03:40 Amazon
12 07:07 Amazon
13 06:36 Amazon
14 02:57 Amazon
15 02:58 Amazon
16 02:17 Amazon
17 03:38 Amazon
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