“Look at the wind tearing out the trees’ hair … .”
“But trees don’t have hair, João,” said the psychologist.
“And some people have no poetry in their souls,” he replied.
For my DownBeat obit on the genius João Gilberto, I spoke with Eliane Elias and the legendary Wanda Sá.
Gilberto Gil at Town Hall in New York City on April 23 (Photo: ©Jack Vartoogian/FrontRowPhotos)
The sell-out crowd on April 23 was there for a heady dose of saudade for Brazil, and Gil, accompanying himself on guitar, delivered. My concert review in DownBeat