Slaves Mass

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Slaves mass
Album Slaves Mass cover.jpg
Studio album by Hermeto Pascoal
Released 1977
Genre Jazz, Experimental music
Length 42:43
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Airto Moreira, Flora Purim
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Slaves Mass is a 1977 album by Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal. Recorded for Warner Bros. Records, the album featured some of the most beloved Brazilian musicians of the time.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Length
1. "Mixing pot" ("Tacho") Hermeto Pascoal 9:18
2. "Slaves mass" ("Missa dos escravos") Hermeto Pascoal 4:19
3. "Little cry for him" ("Chorinho para ele") Hermeto Pascoal 2:11
4. "Cannon (Dedicated to Cannonball Adderley)" Hermeto Pascoal 5:20
5. "Just listen" ("Escuta meu piano") Hermeto Pascoal 7:08
6. "That waltz" ("Aquela valsa") Hermeto Pascoal 2:46
7. "Cherry jam" ("Geléia de cereja") Hermeto Pascoal 11:45
Bonus tracks
8. "Open field" ("Campo aberto") Hermeto Pascoal 4:25
9. "Pica pau (Take 1)" Hermeto Pascoal 14:20
10. "Star trap (Part 2)" Hermeto Pascoal 15:45

The bonus tracks were included in 2004, when the album was released on CD.


  • Hermeto Pascoal: piano, keyboards, clavinet, melodica, soprano sax, flutes, acoustic guitar, twelve strings guitar and vocals (in "Cannon").
  • Flora Purim: vocals (in "Slaves mass" and "Cannon").
  • Airto Moreira: drums (all tracks except "Mixing pot", "Pica pau" and "Star trap"), percussion and vocals (in "Cannon").
  • Chester Thompson: drums (in "Mixing pot", "Pica pau" and "Star trep").
  • Ron Carter: acoustic bass (all tracks except "Mixing pot", "Pica pau" and "Star trap").
  • Alphonso Johnson: electric bass (in "Mixing pot", "Pica pau" and "Star trap").
  • Raul de Souza: trombone and vocals (in "Cannon")
  • David Amaro: electric guitar, acoustic guitar and twelve strings guitar.
  • Hugo Fattoruso: vocals (in "Cannon").
  • Laudir de Oliveira: vocals (in "Cannon").


  1. ^ Thom Jurek, Alvaro Neder. "Slaves Mass". Retrieved 29 December 2011.