Saturday, December 09, 2006

Fats Elpidio - Piano Bossa Nova (1960)

Sorry friends, I could not resist to another trombone release. This is not exactly a trombone LP, but has the arrangements of Carioca and the mighty Nelsinho do Trombone, which is entertainment guaranteed. By the way, another nice released provided by our great friend Caetano Rodrigues. Very beautiful.

Meet Fats Elpidio - Piano Bossa Nova (1960), for RCA Victor, also, the first Fats Elpidio release at Loronix. Fats Elpidio is a Brazilian pianist and composer, also known as Pernambuco, started his career in 1930 at Orquestra de Jonas Silva and among many contributions for Brazilian music he is also credited to be the first to perform a Jazz concert in Rio de Janeiro at Fluminense Football Club.

Caetano is always surprising zecalouro with these jewels. I admit that I never heard a Fats Elpidio LP in my life and I can say that any serious Brazilian music collector should open a slot to Fats Elpidio. Fats discography is huge. He recorded some LPs in the late 50's as Fats Elpidio e Seu Conjunto that should be amazing picks.

Piano Bossa Nova has arrangements by Carioca and Nelsinho leading top-notch musicians: Fats Elpídio (piano), Del Loro (guitarra), Ari (trompa), Maurílio (piston), Ari Ferreira (flute), Luis Marinho (bass), Plinio (drums), Aurino (sax tenor) and Barão & Gilberto (percussion). Tracks include:

01 - Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
03 - Bossa Novíssima (Tutuca / Ivan Paulo da Silva "Carioca")
04 - Pior Pra Você (Evaldo Gouveia / Almeida Rego)
05 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
06 - Presidente Bossa Nova (Juca Chaves)
07 - Menina Feia (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
08 - Carinho e Amor (Tito Madi)
09 - Teleco-teco Nº 2 (Nelsinho / Oldemar Magalhães)
10 - Três Amores (Zaccarias)
11 - Era Bom (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
12 - Menina Moça (Luis Antônio)


bossanovadreamer said...

A very gently album with a so different feeling -Sometimes I think about a monument for Caetano who is so kindly.

All the best

Anonymous said...

Hello Zeca,

wow, thank you and Caetano for this album. I always wanted to hear this Fats Elpido album.
Interesting is the track "Presidente Bossa Nova". This was composed by Juca Chaves for Juscelino Kubitschek. I heard the original version by Juca Chaves on the DVD "Coisa mais linda" by Carlos Lyra. The Original LP is: A Duas Faces de Juca Chaves (RGE XRLP 5073). Do you have this LP too for Loronix?

Anonymous said...

Hi, Zeca!
Real name of Fats Elpidio was
Elpídio Sales Meneses Pessoa.
It's interesting, Elpídio was really Fat, or, probably, his musical idol was great Fats Waller? In Russian jazz of 60th it was quite common to call the musicians as: russian Miles, russian Parker, Monk etc.

Anonymous said...

hi, I am tik I'd love to have some lyrics bossa song and piano's note
song are "I will cry my sefl to sleep ", " who need you ", " un garcon et un fille" but I don't know who is write and singing
If who know or have pls got me here ^ ^