Thursday, June 24, 2010
The published pictures -- see two here, another pair here and three more here -- are from his June 23 stop by a samba school, where Page flashed his own camera while in a circle of samba percussionists. Page also loosened up with musician Ivo Meirelles, a school official, who can be seen at right playing air guitar.
Page's visit to Rio de Janiero for a charity fundraiser last November saw the guitarist play a single power chord on guitar over the duration of his stay. He avoided playing guitar and joining in with student musicians who were performing some Led Zeppelin tunes and other numbers.
While no guitar was in sight while the snapshots were taken, it's possible this trip could lead to some jamming from Page, who recently told reporters in London to expect new music from him later this year. One article mentions Page plans to return in September to record the musicians.
On this trip to Brazil, Page has so far not spoken directly with the media. On June 10 in London, he declined to reveal what his new material would sound like and said he hoped to surprise listeners. He also said he wouldn't be recording with big names.