Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Girls from Bahia - Revolucion con Brasilia (1968)

Straightforward, The LP The Girls from Bahia - Revolucion con Brasilia (1968) is a Quarteto em Cy LP. Quarteto em Cy adopted this name when the girls moved to US in 1967. Perhaps this strategy has failed since they have recorded in US by Warner just this LP. During their stay, Quarteto em Cy changed their repertoire to American standards versions and adapted English lyrics of Antonio Carlos Jobim and other major Brazilian composers.

After this international experience - probably very badly produced since the Spanish title was a big error - Cynara and Cybele left the group. This is a very curious and hard to find release. Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes / Version Gilbert)
02 - Tem Mais Samba (Chico Buarque)
03 - Edmundo (In The Mood) (Garland)
04 - Laia Ladaia (Reza) (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra / Version Norman Gimbel)
05 - I Live To Love You (Morrer de Amor) (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini / Version Gilbert)
06 - The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields / McHugh)
07 - Road To Nowhere (Blanco / Oliveira)
08 - The Old Piano Roll Blues (Coben)
09 - The Day It Rained (Ferreira / Camargo / Vrs. Gilbert)
10 - E Nada Mais (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
11 - Manhattan (Rodgers / Hart)
12 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira / Version Gilbert)
13 - Parade (A Banda) (Chico Buarque / Version B. Russell)

Paulinho Nogueira - Brasil, Violao e Sambalanco (1960)

This is the late debut of the renowned Brazilian acoustic guitar player at Loronix, Paulinho Nogueira e Seu Violao - Brasil, Violao e Sambalanco (1960). Paulinho Nogueira is a awesome musician with a unique, delicate and soulful playing style. Paulinho was also the inventor of the "craviola" a instrument that mixes the sound of the harpsichord and viola, very common during the 70's.

Among many other things, including the creation of a book on acoustic guitar that was very famous in Brazil, Paulinho Nogueira was also responsible for giving guitar classes to Toquinho when he started giving music education in 1964. AMG Bio and a picture of the craviola is provided below. Tracks include:

01 - Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Noites Cheia de Estrelas (Cândido das Neves "Índio")
03 - Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
04 - Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
05 - Tome Continha de Você (Dolores Duran / Édson Borges)
06 - Samba no Céu (Paulinho Nogueira)
07 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 - Menina Moça (Luis Antônio)
09 - Violão no Samba (Paulinho Nogueira)
10 - Saudade Querida (Tito Madi)
11 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
12 - Promessa (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)

Paulinho Nogueira was a virtuosic musician who adapted a Brazilian feel to sophisticated acoustic guitar (violão) playing. He is distinctive for not having been influenced by jazz, as most popular Brazilian virtuosos have been. His playing was often reckless during his samba renditions, but he had a special bent on the ancient Brazilian musical tradition of doleful, tender, delicate interpretations, in which altered chords don't play a significant role. He recorded 27 solo albums and toured throughout the world, playing his violão for 50 years.

At an early age, Nogueira began to learn the violão. At 11, he joined his older brother Celso Mendes' group Kacique. Finishing his high-school studies, in 1950 he went to São Paulo city, playing at nightclubs such as Itapoã and presenting himself on radio stations Bandeirante and Gazeta as a soloist. In 1959, he recorded his first LP, for CBS. In 1964, he was awarded with Paraná's government-sponsored Pinheiro de Ouro trophy, repeating the accomplishment in the next year. In those bossa nova years, he was active both as a soloist and an accompanist; and was invited to the historic show recorded in May 25, 1964, O Fino da Bossa (released as an album under the same title), in which he shared the stage with names such as Alaíde Costa, Zimbo Trio, Oscar Castro-Neves, and others. The show was followed by a regular TV show, also called O Fino da Bossa, on TV Record. The show, hosted by Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues, also included Nogueira as a regular accompanist. Recorded live, those shows, which had the biggest audience of their time, were released on another seven LPs, reissued later on CD. Nogueira's samba "Menino, Desce Daí," reaching millions through the massive TV broadcast, was his first nationwide hit. In 1966, Nogueira was awarded with the Prêmio Guarani by music journalists and critics.

In 1968, his book on violão method, which would have more than 20 editions through the years, was published. In the next year, he presented his project for a new 12-string instrument, called by him the "craviola" because it blended the sounds of a harpsichord (cravo) and a Brazilian viola (viola). The project was taken on by musical instrument manufacturer Gianinni, which still sells a large number of the units worldwide. In the same year, the major newspaper O Estado de São Paulo awarded Nogueira as Best Musician of the Year. In 1970, his composition "Menina" reached number one on Brazil's Top Ten, having also been a hit in Italy and France. In 1979, he participated in Cuba's Carifesta, an international festival of the Caribbean countries. In 1986, Nogueira released his Tons e Semitons series: violão solos recorded on LPs accompanied with sheet music. In 1990, he released another instructional project, pioneering the music education video in Brazil with Violão em Harmonia, soon followed by four other videos. In 1991, he participated in the International Guitar Festival in Italy. In 1992, Nogueira performed in the Guitars in Concert show, held in Naples, Florence, Campobasso, Milan, and Rome, which also featured performances by guitarists Gianni Oalazzo (Italian), Jorge Morel (Argentinean), and Joe Pass (American). In the same year, Movie Play released his CD Late Night Guitar. Also for that label, he released in 1995 the CD Coração Violão. In the next year, he was featured in Guitar Player magazine and toured through Brazil in the Brasil Musical project, together with names such as Arthur Moreira Lima, Egberto Gismonti, André Geraissati, Altamiro Carrilho, and Wagner Tiso. He continued to release albums, including Reflections in 1999, Late Night Guitar in 2000 and in 2003, an album of Chico Buarque compositions titled Primeiras Composicoes. Nogueira suffered a heart attack at his home in Sao Paulo and died August 2, 2003.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Edgar e os Tais - Musica com Tok de Pilantragem (1969)

This is the right record for a Friday night, Edgar e Os Tais - Musica com Tok de Pilantragem (1960). Edgar e os Tais is the the band lead by the Brazilian guitar player Edgar, which probably had a TV show by that time with the name O Tok de Pilantragem.

Edgar e os Tais is a light Jazz Bossa vocal group very acclaimed by collectors and DJs, specially from Europe. Edgar e os Tais is: Edgar (guitar), Felpudo (piston), Sergio (bass), Vidal (sax, flute), Tunico (drums), Vicente de Paula Sávia (piano and organ) and Neneco, Nelson e Silvinha (Vocal). Tracks include:

01 - Deixa Isso Pra Lá (Alberto Paz / Édson Menezes) -- Está Chegando a Hora (Rubens Campos / Henricão)
02 - Máscara Negra (Zé Keti / Pereira Matos) -- Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
03 - Só o Ôme (E. Rodrigues) -- De Papo Pro Á (Joubert de Carvalho / Olegário Mariano)
04 - Trem das Onze (Adoniran Barbosa) -- E Você Não Dizia Nada (Hélio Sindô / José Saccomani / Jorge Martins)
05 - Palmas no Portão (Walter Dionisio / D'Acri Luis) -- Meu Consolo É Você (Antônio Nássara / Roberto Martins)
06 - Belinha (Toquinho / Vitor Martins) -- Onde Estão os Tamborins (Pedro Caetano)
07 - Sabiá (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) -- Boneca de Pixe (Ary Barroso / Luis Iglesias)
08 - Azueira (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor") -- Que É Que Maria Tem (Assis Valente)
09 - Pandeiro de Prata (Túlio Piva) -- Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
10 - Vou Ser Feliz (A. Antônio) -- Samba da Rosa (Jorge Costa / Celso Martins)
11 - Só Com Você Marilena (J. Camargo) -- Abre a Janela (Roberto Roberti / Arlindo Marques Júnior)
12 - Lá Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi) -- Samba do Crioulo Doido (Sergio Porto)

Julinho - Seu Piston e Seu Conjunto 100% Bossa (1963)

Meet Julinho the legendary (yes, another legendary) Brazilian piston player with Julinho - Seu Piston e Seu Conjunto 100% Bossa (1963), an acclaimed SambaJazz Brazilian record.

Julinho started his career in the 50's, working for Brazilian record labels - Odeon, Philips - and member of the anthological Orquestra Tabajara de Maestro Severino Araujo. After working with many renowned Brazilian jazzists of that time, Julinho left Brazil for a short stay in the US with Paulo Moura, where they made connections with Dizzy Dillespie.

Coming back to Brazil, Julinho released his first solo LPs, O Som de Julinho, and this one Julinho - Seu Piston e Seu Conjunto 100% Bossa, which is Julinho plus Dom Salvador (piano), Robertinho Silva (drums), Luiz (bass), Neco (guitar) and Oberdan (sax). Since the mid 70's Julinho has moved to German, being there since then and still playing hard close to 80 years old. He is really the man! Tracks include:

01 - Influência do Jazz (Carlos Lyra)
02 - Moeda Quebrada (Luis Reis / Haroldo Barbosa)
03 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Alô Doçura (Julio Barbosa)
05 - Água Com Areia (Jair Amorim / Jacobina)
06 - É Bossa Mesmo (Julio Barbosa)
07 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 - Olhou Pra Mim (Ed Lincoln / Silvio César)
09 - Só Quero Sambar (Cyro Monteiro)
10 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
11 - Não Há Razão (Orlando Costa ''Maestro Cipó'')
12 - Questão de Moral (Paulo Tito / Roberto Faissal)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Carlos Lyra, Lais, Lucio Alves, Silvinha Telles, Vinicius de Morais e Conjunto Oscar Castro Neves - Bossa Nova Mesmo (1960)

When zecalouro received this LP, came to his mind that it was another various artists or compilation. Big mistake, perhaps this can be considered one of the first Bossa Nova albums. Produced by Aloisio de Oliveira and arranged by Oscar Castro Neves, this LP was recorded with one purpose in mind, to introduce Bossa Nova and its main artists to the public.

O Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves plays in all tracks. This also landmarks the first time Vinicius de Moraes puts his voice on a record in his career. Just to the records, this LP features Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves, Carlos Lyra, Lais, Lucio Alves, Sylvia Telles and Vinicius de Moraes.

There is only one thing that disturbs zecalouro, the cover. How should they make a record to introduce such a bright and happy music with such a dark and serious artwork? Tracks include:

01 - So em Teus Bracos - Oscar Castro Neves (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
02 - Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus - Vinicius de Moraes (Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Eu Tambem Preciso de Voce - Oscar Castro Neves (Sylvia Telles)
04 - Obrigada meu Bem - Sylvia Telles (Sylvia Telles / Aloysio de Oliveira)
05 - Chora tua Tristeza - Oscar Castro Neves (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
06 - Com Voce - Sylvia Telles (Julio Hungria)
07 - Patinho Feio - Lais (Oscar Castro Neves / Dolores Duran)
08 - Bim Bom - Oscar Castro Neves (Joao Gilberto)
09 - Tem do de Mim - Carlos Lyra (Carlos Lyra)
10 - Menina Feia - Lucio Alves (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
11 - Meditacao - Oscar Castro Neves (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
12 - Gosto do Seu Olhar - Oscar Castro Neves (Iko Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)

Putte Wickman & Sivuca - Putte & Sivuca (1969)

Some Loronix friends were asking for a Sivuca LP recorded in 1969 in collaboration with the Jazz clarinetist Putte Wickman. This is Putte & Sivuca (1969). Putte Wickman was born in Sweeden, his destiny was established by his parents that hope he would become a Laywer. For one of those facts that changes an entire life, Putte's mother gave in at the age of 15 a clarinet.

Putte is one of those self-taught musicians that never had formal education on his instrument. Putte & Sivuca set had Sivuca (guitar, acordeon, vocal), Putte Wickman (clarinet), Bengt Lindqvist (Organ), Sture Nordin (bass) and Nils Erik Slörner (drums). Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau (Baden Powell)
02 - Why Didi I Choose You (H. Leonard / H. Martin)
03 - Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf)
04 - Minha Saudade (João Donato / João Gilberto)
05 - Laia Ladaia (Reza) (Edu Lobo)
06 - La Plui Sur La Mer (Sivuca)
07 - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)

A Turma do Bom Balanco - A Turma do Bom Balanco (1965)

zecalouro does not want to be a boring parrot this time trying to explain the obvious. Just some few tips, check the line-up below, make a print out of the tracks, make your children sleep, give some money to your wife to go shopping or let your husband drink some beer with his old friends and get set to A Turma do Bom Balanco - A Turma do Bom Balanco (1965).


Waltel Branco

Jonas Silva


"Fora de tempo", "Gente", "Bom balanço" e "Preciso aprender a ser só"
Meirelles (sax alto)
Aurino (sax barítono)
Pedro Paulo (piston)
Celso Murilo (piano)
Geraldo Vespar (guitar)
Edson Lobo (bass)
Edison Machado (drums)

"Abandono", "Garota moderna", "Vê", "Mar amar" e "Essa favela que eu amo"
K-Ximbinho (sax alto)
Aurino (sax baritono)
Ed Maciel (trombone)
Pedro Paulo (piston)
Dom Salvador (organ)
Neco (guitar)
Sergio Barroso (bass)
Edison Machado (drums)

"Juca Bobão", "Vai de vez" e "Você"
Emílio Baptista (sax alto)
Aurino (sax barítono)
Ed Maciel (trombone)
Pedro Paulo (piston)
Dom Salvador (Organ)
Neco (guitar)
Gabriel Bezerra (bass)
Edison Machado (drums)


01 - Abandono (Chico Feitosa / Marcos Vasconcellos)
02 - Essa Favela Que Eu Amo (Zé Keti / Paulo Thiago / Sidney Miller)
03 - Fora de Tempo (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Mar Amar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
05 - Bom Balanço (Waltel Branco)
06 - Você (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
07 - Garota Moderna (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
08 - Vai de Vez (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
09 - Gente (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Vê (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
11 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
12 - Juca Bobão (Del Loro)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Luiz Henrique - A Bossa Moderna de Luiz Henrique (1964)

There are several nice Brazilian artists from the Bossa Nova age that is almost impossible to zecalouro to track and make available for Loronixers. Luiz Henrique is one of those, a Brazilian singer that had a great success in the 60's and made a consistent international career.

Luiz Henrique could not get a deserved recognition in Brazil and for zecalouro's surprise he died in 1985 in a car accident. zecalouro proudly presents Luiz Henrique - A Bossa Moderna de Luiz Henrique (1964), his debut LP. Tracks include:

01 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Newton Chaves)
02 - Sambou Sambou (João Mello / João Donato)
03 - Tóc-tóc (Luis Henrique)
04 - Minha Terra (Luis Henrique) -- Itaguaçú (O. Melo Filho)
05 - Samba Skindim (Luis Henrique)
06 - Se Amor É Isso (Luis Henrique)
07 - Balanço do Mar (Zil Rosendo)
08 - Paz de Amor (Luis Henrique)
09 - Da Cor do Pecado (Bororó)
10 - Vagamente (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11 - Amor de Nós Dois (Luis Henrique)
12 - Garota da Rua da Praia (Luis Henrique)

Papudinho & Carlos Piper e Sua Orquestra - Um Piston Bossa Nova (1963)

Papudinho strikes again, now with the very good company of Carlos Piper e Sua Orquestra with the 1963 LP, Um Piston Bossa Nova. There is no need to detail these instrumental records from Papudinho and his piston that Loronixers are already used. Tracks include:

01 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
02 - Enlouqueci (Luis Soberano / Waldomiro Pereira / João Sales)
03 - Maior É Deus (Felisberto Martins / Fernando Martins)
04 - Fita Amarela (Noel Rosa)
05 - Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
06 - Volta Por Cima (Paulo Vanzolini)
07 - Obsessão (Mirabeau / Milton de Oliveira)
08 - Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
09 - Fala Mangueira (Mirabeau / Milton de Oliveira)
10 - Tem Pena de Mim (Hervé Cordovil)
11 - Lá Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi)
12 - A Lapa (Benedito Lacerda / Herivelto Martins)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Os 3 Morais - Os 3 Morais, Volume 2 (1968)

Mr. X made it again, now with Os 3 Morais - Os 3 Morais, Volume 2 (1968). Loronixers had the chance to get along with a previous Os 3 Morais release on a few posts below, Os 3 Morais debut LP - at least with the name "Os 3 Moraes" - from 1967. Here we have their second LP. The line-up stills the same: Sidney Morais, Jane Morais and Roberto Morais.

The vocal arrangements are from Sidney Morais, Laercio de Freitas is in charge of instrumental arrangements. Thanks Mr. X for anoter really fine release. Tracks include:

01 - Um Amor de Brinquedo (Nonato Buzar / Regina Estela)
02 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
03 - E Por Isso Estou Aqui (Roberto Carlos)
04 - Até 2ª Feira (Chico Buarque)
05 - Sinfonia de Confete e Serpentina (Celso Mendes)
06 - Bachianinha Nº 1 (Paulinho Nogueira)
07 - Motivos (Sidney Morais)
08 - Mão na Mão (Nonato Buzar / Sergio Bittencourt)
09 - Com Açúcar Com Afeto (Chico Buarque)
10 - Carolina (Chico Buarque)
11 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
12 - Margarida (Guarabyra)

Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72 (1972)

This is Ronald Mesquita debut at Loronix, Ronald is a Brazilian drummer, active since the early 60's when he founded Ronie's Quintet with Tenorio Jr. (piano), Sergio Bastos (guitarra), Sergio Pinto (bass) and Marcio Cintra (clarinet and flute).

Ronald Mesquita was also member of the legendary Bossa Tres with Luiz Carlos Vinhas (piano) and Otavio Bailly (bass) and Bossa Rio, just after the ending of Bossa Tres activities. The tireless Ronald also performed in the US with Walter Wanderley and Bola Sete, recording the LP Fantasy.

zecalouro proudly presents Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72 (1972), recorded in France with Ricardo do Canto (bass), Rolando Faria (percussion, guitar and vocal), Ricardo Pontes (flute, sax and percussion), Marly Tavares (vocal) and Gilson Perranzzetta (piano, guitar and percussion), a very nice LP, unknown by many collectors. Tracks include:

01 - Balança Pema (Jorge Ben)
02 - Dabadeia (Gonzaguinha / César Costa Filho / Aldir Blanc)
03 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
04 - Canção do Sal (Milton Nascimento) Tema de Tostão (Milton Nascimento)
05 - Fechado Pra Balanço (Gilberto Gil)
06 - O Gato (Gonzaguinha)
07 - Tarde Em Itapoã (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Casa no Campo (Zé Rodrix / Tavito)
09 - Quatro de Dezembro (Tião Motorista)
10 - Papagaio (Gilson Peranzzetta / João Cortez)
11 - Zanzibar (Edu Lobo)

Jose Roberto Trio - Jose Roberto Trio (1966)

This is the anthological Jose Roberto Bertrami LP, Jose Roberto Trio (1966), the first and very rare LP of the future Azymuth leader.

Jose Roberto Trio is Jose Roberto Bertrami (piano), Claudio Henrique Bertrami (bass) and Jovito Coluna (drums). A nice Bossa Jazz instrumental record, very different from further Bertrami solos and his well-know work with Azymuth. Tracks include:

01 - O Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Dá-me (Adilson Godoy)
03 - Impulso (Manfredo Fest)
04 - Dorme Profundo (Marcos Valle / Pingarilho)
05 - Lilos Walts (José Roberto Bertrami / Cláudio Henrique Bertrami)
06 - Só Tinha Que Ser Você (Tom Jobim)
07 - Kebar (José Roberto Bertrami)
08 - Chuva (Durval Ferreira)
09 - Mar Amar (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Flor da Manhã (Adilson Godoy)
11 - Balansamba (R. Morel / J. L. Namur)
12 - Talhuama (José Roberto Bertrami)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Corisco e os Sambaloucos - Outro Show de Bossa (1963)

zecalouro had to make some kind of homework to introduce this LP to Loronixers. This is Corisco e os Sambaloucos - Outro Show de Bossa (1963). A great instrumental LP, rich and full of unusual percussion instruments and some other surprises, such as: violins and the Brazilian berimbau.

The man in charge of this group is Waldemar Marchetti aka Corisco and Sambaloucos is Heraldo do Monte (guitar), Dirceu (drums), Antipático e Radamanto (percussion), Ditinho e Gagliardi (trombone), Bolão e Piper (sax), Hamilton (piano), L. Chaves (bass), Maguinho (piston) e Lambari (sax).

Corisco and Sambaloucos were active from 1962 to 1967, releasing a couple of LPs that are sought by every serious Brazilian Jazz fans and collectors. zecalouro is very curious about your findings. Tracks include:

1. Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben)
2. Gostoso É Sambar (João Mello)
3. Bolinha de Sabão (Adilson Azevedo / Orlann Divo)
4. Bossa na Praia (Geraldo Cunha / Pery Ribeiro)
5. Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
6. Pra Que Chorar (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
7. Samba no Japão (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
8. Melancolia (Denis Brean)
9. Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
10. Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
11. Amanhecendo (Luis Fernando Freire / Roberto Menescal)
12. Marcha da Quarta-feira de Cinzas (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)

Various Artists - Nova Geracao em Ritmo de Samba (1960)

Since the first day with this LP, zecalouro had nice feelings about it. As a matter of fact, zecalouro is not a big fan of compilations, the exception are the ones produced by Rato at the amazing RatoRecordsBlog.

When zecalouro took a time today to research this record, the good feelings had been transformed into FACTS, let me explain:

a) The production is in charge of Altamiro Carrilho
b) Arrangements are from Eumir Deodato, with the age of 17 (seventeen)
c) The band is: Altamiro Carrilho (flute), Eumir Deodato (piano), Durval Ferreira (guitar), Agobar de Paula (Bombardino), Fernando Costa (drums) e Alfredinho (bass)
d) The performers are wonderful early Brazilian stars: Silvino Junior, Claudette Soares, Conjunto da U.R.S.A - Uniao Reabilitadora Samba de Asfalto, Myrna Romani, Walmir Falcao and Marilucia
e) The cover is a masterpiece.

Do you want to know more? Well, zecalouro thinks it is enough, let's wait for Loronix friends to add more information about this record. Tracks include:

01 - Guerra à Bossa (Nonato Buzar) with Paulo Silvino
02 - Cinderela Em 3-d (Silvino Júnior / Orlann Divo) with Marilucia
03 - Vestígios de Saudade (Silvino Júnior / Paulino de Freitas) with Paulo Silvino
04 - A Fábula Que Educa (Silvino Júnior / Orlann Divo / Eumir Deodato) with Claudette Soares
05 - Ursinho Dodói (Silvino Júnior / Wilson Tirapelli) with Paulo Silvino
06 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Maurício / Bebeto) with Conjunto da U.R.S.A
07 - Éramos Três (Silvino Júnior / Wilson Tirapelli) with Paulo Silvino
08 - Depois do Carnaval (Silvino Júnior / Wilson Tirapelli) with Myrna Romani
09 - Meu Samba É Assim (Durval Ferreira) with Walmir Falcao
10 - Fuga (Durval Ferreira) with Marilucia
11 - Copacabana Sem Você (Silvino Júnior) with Paulo Silvino
12 - Sambop (Durval Ferreira / Maurício) with Claudette Soares

Os Gatos - Os Gatos (1964)

Looking for a failure proof LP with a constellation of 5 stars Brazilian artists? Do not miss the first LP by Os Gatos, the Legendary instrumental Bossa Jazz group that features Durval Ferreira, Eumir Deodato, Edson Maciel, Honorato, J. T. Meirelles, Copinha, Maurício Einhorn, Paulo Moura, Maurílio Santos, Neco and Wilson das Neves.

As explained at the first Os Gatos release at Loronix, this group released only two LPs and this is their debut, Os Gatos - Os Gatos (1964). Everything is fine on this LP, Deodato proves again that is a great arranger, with a style that can be recognized, even on this early work. Tracks include:

01 - Canadian Sunset (E. Heywood / Norman Gimbel)
02 - Novo Sol (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
03 - Razão de Viver (Eumir Deodato / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - São Salvador (Durval Ferreira / Aglaê)
05 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Bebeto / Maurício Einhorn)
06 - Nuvens (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
07 - Sambidu (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
08 - A Chuva (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
09 - Verdade Em Paz (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
10 - Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn / Regina Werneck)
11 - Dois Peixinhos (Amor no Mar) (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
12 - O Show É o Meu Rio (Pedro Camargo)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Luiz Carlos Vinhas - Luiz Carlos Vinhas no Flag (1970)

Let's keep the Instrumental pace with the mighty Bossa Tres leader and pianist Luiz Carlos Vinhas with a live set recorded at Flag nightclub. Meet Luiz Carlos Vinhas - Luiz Carlos Vinhas no Flag (1970).

The set has the arrangements of the Maestro Lyrio Panicali and drums and acoustic bass accompany Vinhas, working as a trio. In spite this peculiar cover; this record is a hard to find desired piece of any Brazilian Instrumental Jazz collector. Tracks include:

01 - Estrelinha (Eumir Deodato) -- Muito a Vontade (João Donato / João Mello) -- Que Pena (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor") -- Aquarius (G. Macdenot / J. Rado / G. Ragni)

02 - Festa (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta / Lani Hall) -- O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) -- Surboard (Tom Jobim) -- Silk Stockings (Cole Porter)

03 - Último Canto (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra) - Sabe Você (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) -- So Many Stars (S. Mendes / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)

04 - Zazueira (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor") -- Asa Branca (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga)

05 - Minha (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra) -- Fotografia (Tom Jobim) -- Waves (Tom Jobim)

06 - What's New (B. Haggart / J. Burke) -- This Guy's In Love With You (H. David / Burt Bacharach) -- Que Maravilha (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor" / Toquinho) -- Não Tem Solução (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)

Formula 7 - Volume 3 (1969)

zecalouro has been receiving some hints, even emails praying to zecalouro "stop killing us and post the last Formula 7. zecalouro was trying to make an interval between the 3 LPs available. But, as there is a lot of friends crying for it, let’s make it.

Stay with another great instrumental LP from the mighty Formula 7. Tracks include:

01 - Psiu (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
02 - Tio-macrô (Dom Salvador)
03 - A Tartaruga de Bermuda (Santos Dumont)
04 - Sambaloo (Dom Salvador)
05 - Mustang Côr de Sangue (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 - Up Up And Away (J. Webb)
07 - A Maça (Santos Dumont)
08 - Sonhando Com Você (Nelsinho / Terezinha Curtis)
09 - Não Chore (Stormy) (B. Bule / J. B. Cobb / Vrs. Renato Barros)
10 - Nova Esperança (Carlito / Cida)
11 - O Janota (Hugo Belardi / Arnoldo Medeiros)
12 - Os Dentes Brancos do Mundo (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Teleco Teco (1957)

Another fine release from the mysterious Loronixer, the same great user that gave us Simonetti and that recent Samba LP of Dalva Barbosa. Let's call the Mysterious Loronixer as Mr. X from now one. The gift is Carolina Cardoso de Menezes, debuting at Loronix with Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Teleco Teco (1957), an instrumental piano album full of Sambas.

There is more to come of this unique artist that had a formal classical piano education but drove her career to popular music. A nice AMG bio is provided to introduce Carolina Cardoso de Menezes. Tracks include:

01 - Abre a Janela (Arlindo Marques Júnior / Roberto Roberti)
Helena Helena (Antônio Almeida / Constantino Silva "Secundino")
Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
Minha Palhoça (Se Você Quizesse) (J. Cascata)

02 - Pelo Telefone (Donga / Mauro de Almeida)
Cristo Nasceu na Bahia (Sebastião Cirino / Duque)
Ora Vejam Só (J. B. da Silva "Sinhô")

03 - Implorar (Kid Pepe / Germano Augusto / Gaspar)
Nega do Cabelo Duro (Rubens Soares / David Nasser)
Sarambá (J. Thomaz / Duque)

04 - Samba no Rio (Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
05 - La Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - Faceira (Ary Barroso)
07 - Praça 11 (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
08 - Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
09 - Madalena (Ari Macedo / Airton Amorim)

An artist who, with her unique rhythm feel that is not shared with any pianist of her generation, helped to blur the line that divides the popular from the erudite. Carolina Cardoso de Meneses had a formal pianistic education, but dedicated herself to work in the popular field. Her solo piano albums draw from previous sources of the same approach, like the composer Ernesto Nazareth, who had his works recorded by her in her Música de Ernesto Nazareth and other albums. She worked with Garoto and the Trio Surdina and was one of the first musicians to adapt the jazz idiom to Brazilian music; she was also one of the precursors of the bossa nova movement. She was one of the pioneers of Brazilian rock, having released her Brasil Rock in 1957. She had success with her instrumental compositions (her biggest hit in this genre being 1942's "Eu Sou Do Barulho") and her songs with lyrics (mostly by Armando Fernandes) were recorded by singers like Francisco Alves, Ângela Maria, Orlando Silva, Sílvio Caldas, Isaurinha Garcia, Cauby Peixoto, and Wanderley Cardoso. She accompanied many national big-time artists in radio and theater performances and also accompanied the international stars Josephine Baker, Pedro Vargas, and Charles Trenet in their Brazilian tours. In 1968, her marcha-rancho "Aquela Rosa Que Você Me Deu" (with Armando Fernandes) had the second place at the II Concurso de Músicas de Carnaval da Cidade da Guanabara (the old name of the city of Rio de Janeiro), interpreted by Ellen de Lima. In the '90s she was still active, having recorded her last CD in 1997, Preludiando.

Daughter of pianist Osvaldo Cardoso de Meneses, Carolina Cardoso de Meneses began her formal piano studies at 13 after years of self-teaching. She graduated by the Instituto Nacional de Música in 1930 and continued to study (theory and harmony). In the same year, at age 14, she participated in the historic recording of the samba "Na Pavuna" (Almirante/Homero Dornelas), when, for the first time, a batuque was recorded at a studio with the full percussion set. She was hired by Rádio Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro and also worked in several of the most important stations of that time, hosting her own show O Piano da Carolina at Rádio Nacional. In 1931, she wrote and recorded the music of the film Mulher (Otávio Gabus Mendes). In 1932, she recorded her composition "Preludiando" (Odeon) for the first time. In 1942, she recorded a series of 78s with Garoto, Garoto e Carolina. She recorded many albums in her long career, one of the last being Fafá e Carolina (1989), shared with violinist Fafá Lemos.