Brazilian Music Up To Date - Jan/96
The Interview: João Bosco

Musical Reading

"When I record out of Brazil with foreign musicians such as John Patitucci or others, I tell them in advance I canít read music. Then they say: ĎBut we want to read your hand, thatís what we want to do!í Well, this is just a joke, but itís always like this. I canít read one single music note, Iíve never studied music, I know nothing about music. And I make a point in telling them , because Americans are very well educated, they read a lot and write easily, accurately, and quickly, itís amazing. I canít do that. On the other hand, they say itís a great thing I canít read music, at least I donít read what I shouldnít."

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