One of the biggest names active in Brazil wind-playing, Carlos Malta has been a professional musician since 18. In more than 30 tours around the world in the 12 years that he was soloist in Hermeto Pascoal's band, he played in some of the biggest international music festivals in cities such as Montreal, Cannes, Hamburg, Paris, North Sea, Vancouver, Pori, and Copenhagen. He has also performed with Egberto Gismonti, Pat Metheny, Ernie Watts, Gil Evans, Marcus Miller, and Charlie Haden. A solo artist since 1993, he performed a concert at the Free Jazz Festival in 1997 with his bands Coreto Urbano and Pife Muderno, which was praised by critics. As a session musician he participated as a soloist, an ensemble member, and/or an arranger for Gal Costa and on the albums Olho de Peixe (Lenine/Marcos Suzano, Velas), Brasileiro (Sérgio Mendes, Polygram), Meia Noite (Edu Lobo, Velas), Catavento e Girassol (Leila Pinheiro, EMI/Odeon), Cheio de Dedos (Guinga, Velas), Sambatown (Marcos Suzano, MPB), Afrosick (Myazawa Kazufumi, EMI/Toshiba), Livro (Caetano Veloso), Hey na na (Paralamas do Sucesso), O dia em que faremos contato (Lenine), and Viva Noel (Ivan Lins), and for the soundtracks A Ostra e o Vento (Wagner Tiso), Tieta do Agreste (Caetano Veloso), Guerra de Canudos (Edu Lobo), and Mandacaru (Sérgio Ricardo). From 1993 to 2000 he recorded seven solo albums.
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