"Outro jeito de dizer coração e alma (heart and soul) é Milton Nascimento". David Sanborn.
Grande definição. Graças à indicação do amigo e colega pesquisador João Marcos Veiga, futuro mestre em História Social da Cultura, assisti a esse vídeo do programa musical Night Music*, de 1988, cujo mote era justamente promover encontros interessantes entre grandes músicos populares. Aqui vemos Milton Nascimento, Naná Vasconcelos e James Taylor, cujo entrosamento fica evidente desde o início. Naná e James Taylor depois viriam a executar justamente algo desse repertório juntamente com Milton no disco Angelus, e foram parte dessa verdadeira constelação de estrelas que Bituca reuniu para fazer um de seus melhores álbuns desde a década de 1980.
*Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, is a late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. It was hosted by Jools Holland and David Sanborn, and featured Marcus Miller as musical director. Guests included acts such as Sonny Rollins, Shinehead, Sister Carol, Sonic Youth, Joe Sample, Slim Gaillard, Pere Ubu, Pharoah Sanders, and many others. In addition, vintage clips of jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, and Billie Holiday were also featured. The show also featured a house band of Omar Hakim (drums), Marcus Miller (bass), Philippe Saisse (keys), David Sanborn (sax), Hiram Bullock (guitar), and Jools Holland (piano). The show often allowed its guests ample time to explain the origins of their sound, meaning of songs, etc. It also provided a national audience for lesser known acts (like Arto Lindsay's band The Ambitious Lovers). Hal Willner was the music coordinator, responsible for the interesting musical mix-and-matching that took place on the show. Por crosscurrentjazz, via You Tube.