Saturday, July 01, 2006
I want to say thank you to Domingos Junior, a very friend of Loronix, that owns a Blog called Please, Garçon! - one of the tracks from Joyce - that made me remember of her. He is also zecalouro's Doris Monteiro Consultant. Thanks Domingos.
Brazilian vocalist Joyce's debut record from 1968 is a breezy, swinging affair, full of wonderful songs and lovely vocals. Joyce's cheery, sweet voice never fails to captivate, as it floats above lush string and horn arrangements layered a top a relaxed guitar, and a bass drums combo led by Dori Caymmi. The songs are written mostly by Joyce herself, but she also covers Marcos Valle ("Bloco Do Eu Sozinho") and Caetano Veloso ("Ave-Maria") among others. Her voice is crystal clear and pristinely joyous; she sings like she has a big smile on her face at all times, even breaking into laughter on "Nao Muda, Nao."
Sadabadaba is also a very common word that identifies one of the best websites dedicated to Bossa Nova, http://www.sabadabada.com/.
zecalouro found at The Writings of Jose Domingos Rafaelli a great Sadabadaba review, as follow:
The late maestro, pianist, composer and arranger Erlon Chaves led a medium big band with some of the best Brazilian musicians with superb results. The arrangements have a big amount of swing and the soloists (among them Raul de Souza, Hector Costita, Kuntz Wagner, Papudinho and Chaves himself) put their hearts off on this record. The title track, an original Chaves composition, in the Tadd Dameron vein, is one [of the most] lyrical and beautiful melodies ever written in Brazil. Recorded in 1964.
Friday, June 30, 2006
zecalouro is with this album under his wing for weeks using Google several times per day on a never-ending quest to find additional information.
The quest is over, unsuccessfully over. Lazy green bird. He just wants to say that this LP from 1964 - Balançando, with Walter Wanderley and Neyde Fraga is very good. Maybe Walter is the only organist zecalouro knowns that can make a crowd dance using only an old organ.
Neyde Fraga is also surprising.
Carnaval & Samba is a collection of several Sambas-Enredos. zecalouro thinks he is delivering an unique experience for those who never came to Brazil at Carnaval time. Believe me. This is one of the best posts so far. zecalouro is right now listening to this album and his heart is beating at 140, at least. Beautiful LP.
Amazing cover. Elza is dressing a Bahiana costume, very common in Bahia.
This LP is the original out of print release from 1965 with participation of Dorival Caymmi and Luis Eça. Universal has this album on a boxset, which includes two additional tracks sung in Spanish.
Her career was notably affected by personal turbulences. Since Booker serious illness on early 70’s, she has been alternating moments of reclusion and some activity. She has also worked as an actress before releasing this great album in 1972.
Eliana trademark is her easy recognized voice, full of scats and rough enough to capture any ear. In 2001, she opened a new tour starting from Rio de Janeiro. Perhaps this was her last public appearance.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
zecalouro must be wrong, but Waltel Branco is not well known in Brazil, even overseas. Friend of Joao Gilberto, Waltel took part on early Bossa Nova years being later on - after a short stay in Cuba - member of Dizzy Gillespie and Henry Mancini (collaborating with Pink Panter soundtrack).
This is his 1963 Guitarra Bossa Nova - also known as Guitarras em Fogo. Believe me, Baden Powell is credit here on Guitarras em Fogo track. Another fantastic example of how cool, surprising and never ending music we can gather from the 60's.
The early Donato is not playing the piano here; he is in charge of the accordion, his main instrument of his beginning. Relaxing, this nice LP gives all the hints that Donato would be a great Brazilian musician.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
This was one of the first LPs from Doris ever. Doris 61 is a mixture of Bossa and Samba with orchestration by Monteiro de Sousa.
For those who are fanatic for Doris, this is a gem. For everyone, it is a wonderful chance to understand an early work of a Brazilian Diva that has almost 50 years of activity.
I don't have consistent info about Brasilia Modern Six or about this Estreia album, but the singer has a wonderful female voice and there are some known tracks, such like: believe me, Light My Fire (The Doors). However, when they perform their own material in Portuguese, they make it better.
If someone has any relevant info about Brasilia Modern Six, please, feel free.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
In 1967, Cesar was member of the Bossa Nova Jazz Sambalanco Trio and then assembled Octeto Cesar Camargo Mariano, which was Sambalanco Trio plus five brass players.
This 1967 Cesar Camargo Mariano - Octeto de Cesar Camargo Mariano is considered a landmark in the fusion of Jazz and Bossa Nova in Brazil.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Almost unknown in Brazil, Claudia has more than 20 career albums, having her career peak at early 70's. She won some important n "Festivais da Canção" and for a certain period, has divided with Elis Regina the public and media recognition of being the best Brazilian Diva.
This out of print 1971 LP is Voce, Claudia, Voce is a nice album that reminds a lot the records of Marcos Valle from the late 60's. The cover - I hope zecaloura will not read this post - is gorgeous.
Aracy is so unique that we will start from his last album, Samba é Aracy de Almeida from Elenco, 1965.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
However, their repertoire is not made of the classic Bossa Nova tunes, but their own songs. Terra Trio is Fernando (piano and vocals), Zé Maria (bass and vocals) and Ricardo (drums and vocals). Nara Leão and Sidney Miller were the producers.
If any friend finds additional information about Terra Trio, please, let's discuss in comments.
zecalouro wants to know what happened with these guys during the 60's, where so wonderful albums were released. Maybe the water sold in Brazil...
This is the 1969, Claudette Soares (selftitled) for Phillips.
Only released in vinyl, this album was arranged by Jose Briamonte and Cesar Camargo Mariano and brings a unusual fusion of Bossa Nova influenced by Soul music.
THANK YOU. This is more than the most optimistic guest zecalouro could make.
There is another amazing fact that zecalouro wants to share.
Loronix has received his first donation: a one-month RapidShare subscription. Thanks for JP, a user that wants to keep his anonymity. This comes to make Loronix even better.
Actually, JP was willing to donate more than this subscription. However, zecalouro did not have resources to make the funds transfer. Following JP advice, Loronix has now a Pay Pal Donate button. Thanks JP for donating and helping implementing Pay Pal.
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