Saturday, January 06, 2007

Geraldo Cunha - Quem tem Bossa faz Assim (1966) with Sambalanco Trio

I can't remember, but I think this is one of the most wanted LPs at Loronix ever, a really sought-after collectors item. I need to say thank you for two special dudes this time. First, Caetano Rodrigues, for hearing the prayers and heling Loronix to make it. Second, the bossanovadreamer, he has been dreaming with this item since Loronix started, now the dream comes true. Thanks bossanovadreamer for don't let zecalouro loose his hope during several months.

Anyway, the sharing spirit is bigger than the need to make a reasonable research about this post, so I will let with you, friends to add more information on it. This is Geraldo Cunha - Quem Tem Bossa Faz Assim (1966), for Audio Fidelity. Quem Tem Bossa Faz Assim also features Sambalanço Trio. We will have a lot of time to discuss this LP, which is the first and only recorded by Geraldo Cunha, an acclaimed composer recorded by several artists in Brazil. Tracks include:

01 - Samba Bom (Vera Brasil)
02 - Samba de Quem Ficou (Naya Sampaio)
03 - Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim)
04 - Prece do Amor Infinito (Geraldo Cunha / Milton de Paula)
05 - Vier Só Mesmo Com Amor (Geraldo Cunha / Laércio Vieira)
06 - Canção da Partida (Dorival Caymmi)
07 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Lamento Nagô (Laércio Vieira / Hércio Expedicto)
09 - Não Sou do Morro (Geraldo Cunha / Alberto Júnior)
10 - Moça de Azul (Geraldo Cunha / Pery Ribeiro)
11 - A Estória É Você (Naya Sampaio / Tuca)
12 - Rancho das Namoradas (Ary Barroso / Vinicius de Moraes)

Sebastiao Tapajos, Maria Nazareth e Arnaldo Henriques - "TAP" (1973)

While Loronix technicians are preparing the today's main attractions - two new and breathtaking releases by Caetano Rodrigues (c) - zecalouro wants to show a LP with several things to discover. First, it was released by Trova label in Argentina and a TAP aircraft is shining on this beautiful cover. Second, The trio, Sebastiao Tapajos and the not known – at least as I could search - artists Maria Nazareth and Arnaldo Henriques, who are them?

I will let you with the questions, presenting Sebastiao Tapajos, Maria Nazareth e Arnaldo Henriques - "TAP" (1973), by Trova, the previously mentioned Argentinean recording label. The arrangements are from Oscar Cardoso Ocampo, Argentinean Maestro and accompaniment is provided by Mário Fernández (bass) e Enrique Roizner (drums). Maria Nazareth and Arnaldo Henriques sing a repertoire with Brazilian standards. Tracks include:

01 - Meddley: Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) -- Tudo de Você (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) -- A Metade de Um Beijo (Reis / Duarte) -- Quem Sabe o Mar (B. do Silva / Paulinho) -- Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
02 - Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
03 - Tamborim de Prata (A. Henriques / Criz Tapajós)
04 - Sambachiana (Sebastião Tapajós / Édna Savaget)
05 - Olha Maria (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Vida Burguesa (Sebastião Tapajós / Marilena)
07 - Triângulo (Sebastião Tapajós / Marilena)
08 - Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
09 - Vou Por Aí (Baden Powell / Aloysio de Oliveira)
10 - O Velho e a Flor (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo / Torquato Neto)
12 - Samba da Lagoa (Billy Blanco)

Conjunto Balambossa - Nao Quero Ver Voce Triste (1974) with Ed Lincoln

Hello, Good Night! This is a perfect example of how the name "Bossa Nova" was misused by record labels along time. I bought this record today for a bargain and I was very happy to have it. Conjunto Balambossa released another LP by the label Coledisc called Poema do Adeus that is a classic instrumental music album. However, this is not Bossa Nova or a Bossa Jazz LP, but a slight opportunistic use of the term Balambossa on a record full of instrumental boleros with Hammond organ.

Anyway, according with, the organist is Ed Lincoln and I decided to share just to please Ed Lincoln fans. This is Conjunto Balambossa - Nao Quero Ver Voce Triste (1974), for Coledisc, featuring the organist Ed Lincoln. There are nice moments provided by Ed Lincoln and some shady arrangements that were probably inspired by progressive rock music from the 70’s. Tracks include:

01 - Drink na Praia
02 - People
03 - And I Love You
04 - Nature Boy
05 - Fio de Esperanca
06 - Preciso Aprender a Ser So
07 - Nao Quero Ver Voce Triste
08 - The Shadow of Your Smile
09 - Adventures in Paradise
10 - Naked City
11 - Limelight
12 - Three Stars will Shine Tonight

Os Infernais da Bossa - E Balanco

I think that just a quick look at the cover and post title is enough to realize that this is another obscure, rare and amazing Caetano Rodrigues release. Very nice release. The first time I heard the name "Os Infernais da Bossa" was on that vinyl fair in Sao Paulo, Caetano told be. You are always learning something with Caetano. He said also that all LPs from this record label Exitos are very hard to find. I was invited and accepted the mission to participate on a hunt of more Exitos records. If you see other LP released by Exitos let us know.

This is the first and already legendary release from Exitos at Loronix, meet Os Infernais da Bossa - E Balanco (N/A), for Exitos, a very nice instrumental session full of brass arrangements by Maestro Nelsinho with a fine repertoire of Bossa Nova classics that provide a guaranteed entertainment at a first hearing.

Before introducing the musicians, I want to say that I'm here with the cover and back cover with no personnel information and a handwritten message from Caetano with personnel listing. The question is, how Caetano knows such things? I have been searching and talking with several friends about this personnel list and suddenly, Caetano has it ready and complete. Anyway, appreciate personnel listing, so good that I think it is the first time we have together Juarez Araujo, Astor Silva and Ed Maciel. Tracks include:


Ed. Maciel


Juarez Araujo
(sax tenor)

Astor Silva



01 - Se e Tarde Me Perdoa
02 - Barquinho
03 - Brigas Nunca Mais
04 - Maria Ninguem
05 - Fiz o Bobao
06 - Se Ela Chamar eu Vou
07 - Voce e Eu
08 - Chora tua Tristeza
09 - Presente de Uma Flor
10 - Lobo Bobo
11 - So Danco Samba
12 - Ontem

Friday, January 05, 2007

Quarteto Lambari - Quarteto Lambari (1966)

This post and the first of the day, by the sax player Domingos Pecci have a strong connection that I could realize together with Caetano Rodrigues and confirm later with some Internet research. Before we speak about this connection, I want to say that we have a very good LP by this obscure Bossa Jazz quartet that only a friend such like Caetano can provide to us. Thanks once again, Caetano, you will read zecalouro saying thanks several times during the next weeks.

Before listening to this album, I found interesting this beautiful name, Lambari, a Brazilian fish, a river in Minas Gerais and also the City of Lambari that is close to this river. Now I know that Lambari is the nickname Eduardo Pecci, top-notch sax player and son of Domingos Pecci, the kind of thing that you only realize when we pick together such as today.

Anyway, let's talk about the great music of Quarteto Lambari - Quarteto Lambari (1966), for Farroupilha, as I said, very nice instrumental set, led by Eduardo Pecci "Lambari" (sax alto) with Hilton J. Valente "Gogo" (piano), Roberto B. H. de Azevedo "capacete" (bass) and Hamilton Pitorri (drums). Eduardo Pecci is still making his life as a musician. I will search about the others later, all great musicians. Tracks include:

01 - Sonho de Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
02 - Amanhã (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
03 - Razão de Viver (Eumir Deodato / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Mar Amar (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
05 - Ama (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 - Samblues (Durval Ferreira)
07 - Tempo Feliz (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
09 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Miss Biquini (Sylvio Mazzuca / Zuleika Amaral)
11 - E Vem o Sol (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
12 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)

Domingos Pecci e Conjunto - Magoas de um Chorao (1959)

Hello, Good Night! It is a pleasure to share with Loronixers this LP with instrumental music played on a very old style. Before deciding by this post, I took care to ask bossanovadreamer, which is zecalouro's consultant on sax playing business, to evaluate it and he got very pleased to hear this old artist and his nice playing style of Choros and Valsas, thanks bossanovadreamer.

This is Domingos Pecci e Conjunto - Magoas de um Chorao (1959), for Chantecler. Domingos Pecci was a renowned choro player in Sao Paulo, releasing also several music books and methods on sax and clarinet playing. His books are still in use today in Brazil, but so far, none of his three last LPs released by Chantecler were reissued on CD.

Domingos Pecci will have a special day at Loronix today, a big Caetano Rodrigues surprise should appear shortly with an amazing Bossa Jazz LP led by another Pecci for an earlier generation, stay tuned. Tracks include:

01 - Marilena (Domingos Pecci)
02 - Elair (Domingos Pecci)
03 - Amargura (Domingos Pecci)
04 - O Pandeiro de Alaor (Domingos Pecci)
05 - Dadá (Domingos Pecci)
06 - Dudú (Domingos Pecci)
07 - 14 de Dezembro (Domingos Pecci)
08 - Flora (Domingos Pecci)
09 - Terezinha (Domingos Pecci)
10 - Mágoas de Um Chorão (Domingos Pecci)
11 - Meigo (Domingos Pecci)
12 - Nenê (Domingos Pecci)

Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio (1975)

Mr. Magoo strikes again with another contribution to address a recommendation started at Loronix Forum by Mikail. Mr. Magoo seems to be the invisible connection between Forum Requests and Loronixers. Let's see what Mr. Magoo has to surprise us tomorrow.

This is Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio (1975), for RCA Victor, I had the chance to had this LP before, but I made the mistake to take this as the same of the previous one for RCA, 1974, also known as the DC-10 LP. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this is the last Tamba LP as a Trio, please correct me. This LP has also the participation of Joao Bosco, singing track 03 - Ou Bola ou Bulica. Tracks include:

01 - 3 Horas da Manhã (Ivan Lins / Waldemar Correia)
02 - Visgo de Jaca (Rildo Hora / Sergio Cabral)
03 - Ou Bola Ou Búlica (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
04 - Beira-mar (Ivan Lins)
05 - Olha Maria (Amparo) (Tom Jobim)
06 - Chorinho Nº 1 (Durval Ferreira)
07 - Jogo da Vida (Danilo Caymmi / Sidney Miller)
08 - Sanguessuga (Toninho Horta / Fernando Brant)
09 - Janelas (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
10 - Contra o Vento (Danilo Caymmi / Ana Borba)
11 - Beijo Partido (Toninho Horta)
12 - Chamada (Hélio Delmiro / Paulo César Pinheiro)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Sucessos em Desfile (1954)

This is a small and nice 10' recorded by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes in 1954, starting a series of 3 10' known as Sucessos em Desfile. We have the first one, Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Sucessos em Desfile (1954), for Odeon, his first 10' at Odeon, where Carolina Cardoso de Menezes recorded several albums until 1962.

Sucessos em Desfile brings eight sambas renditions with her piano from Assis Valente, Lupscinio Rodrigues, Sinho, Ataulfo Alves, Ismael Silva and others. Tacks include:

01 - Maria Boa (Assis Valente)
02 - Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
03 - Jura (J. B. da Silva "Sinhô")
04 - Gosto Que Me Enrosco (J. B. da Silva "Sinhô")
05 - Estão Batendo (Gadé / Valdrido Silva)
06 - Ai Que Saudades de Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
07 - Se Você Jurar (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves)
08 - Kalú (Humberto Teixeira)

Adylson Godoy - Adylson Godoy (1970)

Since the mighty JimR is in evidence, let's open a space for one of his long times requests, by the way, this artist solo LPs only came to my by a JimR hint.

This is Adylson Godoy - Adylson Godoy (1970), for Premiere/RGE, a compilation of earlier Adylson Godoy works, which includes Sou Sem Paz (1965) for RGE and the first Adylson Godoy single, RGE - CS-70.209, the songs Da-me and Fim de Tristeza. Adylson Godoy released only one LP, Sou Sem Paz, for RGE in 1965 and it is a collectors sought after LP, I hope that this one be a very pleasant pick. Tracks include:

01 - Dá-me
02 - Prece à Chuva
03 - Flor da Manhã
04 - É Demais Sonhar Você
05 - Preconceito
06 - Tristeza Inocente
07 - Sou Sem Paz
08 - Eternidade
09 - Fim de Tristeza
10 - Desesperança
11 - Só de Saudade
12 - Tema Para os Olhos Dela

Billy Blanco - Paulistana, Retrato de uma Cidade (1974)

I'm carry on another of those "everybody is waiting" request of Loronixers. A LP of a Brazilian with a strong association with Bossa Nova, gives live performances regularly, but released few records. This is his first solo record to be presented at Loronix, however, he is present on several albums with another artists and represented with some of more than 300 compositions written so far.

This is Billy Blanco - Paulistana, Retrato de uma Cidade (1974), for Odeon. Paulistana is in fact a symphony and a tribute to the City of Sao Paulo. The orchestra is in charge of Maestro Chico Morais while Aloysio de Oliveira makes produces. All tracks are Billy Blanco compositions performed by several renowned artists, as follows: Pery Ribeiro, Claudia, Elza Soares, Nadinho da Ilha, Claudette Soares and Miltinho.

I have been busy working in the last days, so I'm taking advantage of the many contributions sent so far. This one is from Aldo, sent in August. Aldo, if you are still here, thanks a lot. Tracks include:

01 - Louvação de Anchieta (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Pery Ribeiro
02 - Bartira (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Cláudia
03 - Monções (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Pery Ribeiro
04 - Tema de São Paulo (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Coro
05 - Capital do Tempo (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Elza Soares
06 - O Dinheiro (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Nadinho da Ilha
07 - Coisas da Noite (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Pery Ribeiro
08 - O Céu de São Paulo (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Claudette Soares
09 - Amanhecendo (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Coro
10 - O Tempo e a Hora (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Coro / Pery Ribeiro / Cláudia
11 - Viva o Camelô (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Miltinho
12 - Pro Esporte (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Elza Soares
13 - São Paulo Jovem (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Pery Ribeiro
14 - Rua Augusta (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Coro
15 - Grande São Paulo (Billy Blanco) - Billy Blanco / Coro / Pery Ribeiro

Raul de Souza - Sweet Lucy (1977)

Hello, Good Night! Was unable to decide the first post of the day, when Joe Carter, Loronix Admiral in Charge, place a comment at the last Zimbo Trio post with a link to a video at YouTube featuring Zimbo Trio and Raul de Souza. Sometimes we have everything to make the right choice on hands and cannot make it. Amazing, this video was uploaded by zecalouro at YouTube.

This is Raul de Souza - Sweet Lucy (1977), for Capitol, produced by George Duke and featuring Raul de Souza, Patrice Rushen, Dawilli Conga, Embamba, Byron Miller, Leon Chancler, Freddy Hubbard, Ian Underwood, Al McKay and Airto Moreira. Stay with Raul de Souza and watch the video. Tracks include:

01 - Sweet Lucy (George Duke)
02 - Wires (George Duke)
03 - Wild An Shy (Raul de Souza)
04 - At Will (Raul de Souza)
05 - Banana Tree (João Donato)
06 - A Song Of Love (L. L. Smith)
07 - New Love (Canção do Nosso Amor) (Silveiro / Medeiros / Castles)
08 - Bottom Heat (Raul de Souza)

Zimbo Trio - E Tempo de Samba, Zimbo Trio + Cordas Volume 1 (1967)

This is a really nice posts and the first one out of some requests made on Loronix Forum that zecalouro will be addressing. This release was recommended by the mighty JimR and made available through the help of Mr. Magoo, another mysterious contributor that was recently joined us.

This is Zimbo Trio - E Tempo de Samba, Zimbo Trio + Cordas Volume 1 (1967), for RGE, a very early Zimbo Trio LP, produced by Zimbo Trio and released three years before their debut LP in 1964. The “Cordas” at album title stands for a small string ensemble with violins, violas and cellos at the set. Thanks JimR for recommending and thanks Mr. Magoo for sharing. Tracks include:

01 - Anoiteceu (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Disparada (Geraldo Vandré / Theo de Barros)
03 - Non-stop To Brasil (Luis Bonfá)
04 - Arueira (Geraldo Vandré)
05 - É Tempo de Samba (Adilson Godoy)
06 - Quem Te Viu Quem Te Vê (Chico Buarque)
07 - Cidade Vazia (Baden Powell / Luis Fernando Freire)
08 - Tereza Cristina (Chico Buarque)
09 - O Amor Em Paz (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Olô Pandeiro (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Tem Mais Samba (Chico Buarque)
12 - The Gentle Rain (Luis Bonfá)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Angela Maria - Boneca (1965)

Without noticing, I think we are having a wonderful collection of covers today; this one is very beautiful with the Queen on a classy photo. Actually, I was missing Angela Maria, such as zecalouro's mother that heard this record last Christmas from start to end with the family singing all tracks by heart. She sings beautifully, not wonderful such like Angela Maria, but what was really amazing was her memory to remember all tracks lyrics and melodies by earth, truly wonderful time we had.

This is Angela Maria - Boneca (1965), for the great Copacabana, in my humble opinion, one of her best releases, with the participation of Os Guaranis on tracks 01 and 08 and several Maestros taking care of arrangements, Pachequinho on tracks 02 and 03, Ivan Paulo on 01 and 10, Pernambuco on 04, 06, 07 and 08, Carioca on 11 and Elcio Alvares on 05, 09 and 12. I hope you have the same great time I had with this LP. Tracks include:

01 - Falhaste Coração (Cuco Sanchez / Vrs. Luis Carlos Gouveia)
02 - Prelúdio da Lágrima Ausente (Orlando Silveira / Dalton Vogeler)
03 - Canção do Que Você É (Dora Lopes / Zairo Marinozo)
04 - Quero Sambar Um Samba (Ricardo Galeno)
05 - Boneca (Celso Clóvis / Antônio Marcos / Waldemar Soutello)
06 - Minhas Memórias (Ângela Storino)
07 - A Rodriguez (La Rodriguez) (F. Garcia / J. Morcillo / Vrs. Hubaldo Silva)
08 - Por Tudo Que É Sagrado (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
09 - Só Nós Dois (Joaquim Pimentel)
10 - Foi Sempre Assim (Othon Russo / Niquinho)
11 - Eu Fui Água (Adelino Moreira)
12 - Anjinhos Negros (Angelitos Negros) (M. A. Maciste / A. E. Blanco / Vrs. Joluz / Vrs. N. Bourget)

Walter Wanderley - Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962)

This LP is one of those that I could bring from the vinyl fair in Sao Paulo. However, away from his notebook and with a brain from the size of a nut, zecalouro could not remember exactly which Walter Wanderley record he was looking for. Since it was a bargain, he decided to bring it anyway and only arriving on his cage he could realize that he has hunting another record, which is Walter Wanderley - Sucessos + Boleros = Walter Wanderley (1966), for Philips, not this one.

Anyway, this is Walter Wanderley - Walter Wanderley e o Bolero (1962), for Odeon, with Walter Wanderley dedicating a whole LP to instrumental boleros renditions. Perhaps I was frustated for not bringing the right one I think this is one of the few Walter Wanderley LPs for, let me say, completionists. Personnel is not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Sabor a Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
02 - Final (Paul Misraki / A. Hornez)
03 - Contigo En La Distancia (C. Portillo de La Luz)
04 - Solamente Una Vez (Agustin Lara)
05 - Senora (Orestes Santos)
06 - Causa Justa (Bolinha / Suely)
07 - Contigo (Cláudio Estrada)
08 - Sinceridad (Rafael Gaston Perez)
09 - O Trovador de Toledo (H. Giraud / J. Brejac)
10 - Una Aventura Mas (O. Kinleiner)
11 - Escandalo (Ruben Fuentes / R. Cardenas)
12 - E a Vida Continua (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)

Paulinho Nogueira - Antologia do Violao (1976)

Hello, Good Night! This is a contribution from a Loronix friend that I was on waiting state since the end of October, Cellus is his name and he will probably get surprised of seeing his record here. A record that will probably make the day of those who enjoy the Brazilian guitar, o Violao Brasileiro.

This is Paulinho Nogueira - Antologia do Violao (1976), for Philips. Actually, this LP should be called Antologia do Violao Brasileiro, since Paulinho Nogueira explores and renders a nice tribute for the musicians that made the history of the Brazilian guitar, playing songs of Garoto, Toquinho, Luiz Bonfa, Canhoto, Laurindo Almeida, Baden Powell, Rosinha de Valenca, Dilermano Reis, Catulo da Paixao Cearense and Paulinho Nogueira, also member of this selected group. Tracks include:

01 - Choro Triste (Garoto) -- Duas Contas (Garoto) -- Gente Humilde (Garoto / Vinicius de Moraes / Chico Buarque)
02 - Bachianinha Nº 1 (Paulinho Nogueira) -- Simplesmente o Bem Verdadeiro (Paulinho Nogueira)
03 - Cotidiano Nº 2 (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes) -- Lua Cheia (Chico Buarque / Toquinho) -- Na Boca da Noite (Toquinho / Paulo Vanzolini)
04 - Outro Adeus (Luis Bonfá) -- Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
05 - Abismo de Rosas (Américo Jacomino "Canhoto" / João do Sul)
06 - Por do Sol de Copacabana (Laurindo de Almeida)
07 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) -- Samba Em Prelúdio (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) 08 - Porto das Flores (Rosinha de Valença)
09 - Se Ela Perguntar (Dilermando Reis / Jair Amorim) -- Dois Destinos (Dilermando Reis)
10 - Ontem no Sertão (Catulo da Paixão Cearense) -- Luar do Sertão (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Miguel Angel - Samba na Onda (1965)

This nice Bossa Jazz LP featuring some of the best musicians from the 60's was on my radar for months, now it seems that is the time to release it to Loronixers, since it has gone out of print recently. This is Miguel Angel - Samba na Onda (1965), for Equipe, featuring several members of Os Ipanemas and lead by the Uruguayan Miguel Angel, also known as Miguel Cidra.

I will be straightforward; personnel listing is auto explanatory, featuring Miguel Angel (uncertain, probably piano), Jorge Arena (tabaque), Rubens Bassini (pandeiro), Humberto Garin (guiro), Wilson das Neves and Fernando (drums), Cacho (bass), Neco (guitar) and Coro de Joab (choir). Tracks include:

01 - Deixa Isso Para Lá (Alberto Paz / Édson Menezes)
02 - Dá Bola (Tranca / Luis Sergio Pacce)
03 - Telefone (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - Na Base do Balanço (Anselmo Mazzoni / Jorge Canseira)
05 - Balanço do Mar (Zil Rosendo)
06 - Lágrima Flor (Billy Blanco)
07 - Isto É Samba (Jorge Canseira / Paulo Silva)
08 - Bate a Palma (Tranca / Luis Sergio Pacce)
09 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
10 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Newton Chaves)
11 - Na Roda de Samba (Orlann Divo / Hélton Menezes)
12 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)

Varios Artistas - Bossa 12 Vezes (1965)

Here is another cool record sent by Caetano Rodrigues to Loronixers, Bossa 12 Vezes (1965), for Farroupilha, mixing four different artists - really different - on a single LP, featuring, Jongo Trio, Leny Eversong, Conjunto Farroupilha and Bobby Mackay (completely unknown to zecalouro). Refer, if you can assist us on Bobby Mackay, we appreciate.

Have you ever stop to think how many good records were released in 1965? What a year! I like statistics and I think that it would be very interest if someone makes to Loronixers some kind of Loronix albums per year chart. I'm quite sure that we will see 1965 taking the lead over the other years. Tracks include:

01 - A Resposta (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) - Conjunto Farroupilhas
02 - Aleluia (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra) - Leny Eversong
03 - Seu Chopin Desculpe (Johnny Alf) - Jongo Trio
04 - Bossa Nova (I Say) (B. Mackay / J. Bradford) - Bobby Mackay
05 - Samba Internacional (Sidney Morais) - Conjunto Farroupilhas
06 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes) - Leny Eversong
07 - Ela Vai Ela Vem (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) - Jongo Trio
08 - Cool Cool Samba (J. Bradford / R. Simpson) - Bobby Mackay
09 - Rio Rio (Francisco de Assis Bezerra de Menezes) - Conjunto Farroupilhas
10 - Gangazuma (Carlos Cruz / Almeida Rego) - Leny Eversong
11 - Garota Moderna (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim) - Jongo Trio
12 - The Girl From Sout Zone (Balanço Zona Sul) (Tito Madi / Vrs. B. Mackay / Vrs. D. Gordon) - Bobby Mackay

The Singers Inc. - Bossa Nova! (1963)

This is a nice record that is only here because I got amazed with this cover on Caetano's Bossa Nova book and I could track it down for Loronixers. In my opinion one of the greatest cover I have ever seen, very representative, with someone throwing away some records in favor of our lovely Bossa Nova, very funny.

Meet, The Singers Inc. - Bossa Nova! (1963), for Valiant, as people use to say, very groovy and nice vocals by George Tipton, Ian Feebairn-Smith, Perry Botkin Jr., James Bryant (The Singers Inc.), backed by Howard Roberts (guitar), Don Shelton (sax), Lyle Ritz (bass) and Larry Bunker, Milt Holland, Jerry Williams, Emil Richards, Chico Guerrero (percussion). Let's wait for Loronixers’ feedback on this release. Tracks include:

01 - Liebestraum
02 - You Stepped out of a Dream
03 - Volare
04 - Where or When
05 - In a Little Spanish Town
06 - What you Come Home, Bill Baily
07 - Ja-Da
08 - Could Have Danced all Night
09 - Bye Bye Blues
10 - Man'selle
11 - So Rare
12 - Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto - Uma Noite no Arpege Nr. 2 (1957)

Hello, Good Night! It is hard to remember after some months, since the first Waldir Calmon LP out of his two "Arpege" series was made available at Loronix. I remember that time that someone came to me saying that his father, as a long time fan of Waldir Calmon, was really amazed to hear that record after several years and that he would me really thrilled if he could get the second one.

I did not forget this thing, Loronix was at the beginning and I got really impressed to make someone available on such way. That's the reason for Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto - Uma Noite no Arpege Nr.2 (1957), for Radio. It's a nice record, perhaps such like it was the music performed by Waldir Calmon on his Arpege nightclub. I was reluctant to share this LP; it was taken from a vinyl full of scratches that are still audible. However, the scratches do not spoil the experience. Tracks include:

01 - Samba no Arpège (Waldir Calmon / Luis Bandeira)
02 - Fantasia Carioca (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Osvaldo Santiago)
03 - Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
04 - Inspiração (Bruno Marnet)
05 - Foi Despacho (Sereno)
06 - Evocação (Nelson Ferreira)
07 - Dorinha Meu Amor (José Francisco de Freitas)
08 - Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Marques / Benedito Lacerda)
09 - Jalousie (J. Gade)
10 - Adios Pampa Mia (Francisco Canaro / Mariano Mores / Pelay)
11 - Bicharada (Djalma Ferreira)
12 - Mambo En España (R. Marques)

Thelma - The Haunting New Voice From Brazil

Thelma Soares, Thelma, back to Loronix with her first US release, kindly provided by Caetano Rodrigues. The first Thelma LP is already here and the feedback was great. Let's see what happens with this one. Meet, Thelma - The Haunting New Voice From Brazil (N/A), for Columbia, a record that I could not identify the exactly release date and probably is uncertain for many.

By the time of Thelma first release at Loronix, her debut LP with the participation of Vinicius de Moraes, some friends thought that this LP was an international release with the same tracks, actually this is different and I invite you to check how it is. Tracks include:

01 - Samba do Carioca
02 - Samba de Uma Nota Só
03 - Corcovado
04 - Camará
05 - Chega de Mentira
06 - Garota de Ipanema
07 - Desafinado
08 - Deus Brasileiro
09 - Samba de Roda da Bahia
10 - Deixa
11 - Insensatez

Monday, January 01, 2007

Som Ambiente - Som Ambiente (1972)

I made some research about this LP almost a year ago and for an unknown reason I forgot its existence to consider as a post. Came back to memory last year, actually, last Friday, and it is so cool that I decided to show to Loronixer with no other additional research.

Maybe I'm wrong but, Som Ambiente - Som Ambiente (1972), for CID, is in fact some sort of Azymuth embryo/early stage. I'm not sure about the whole personnel listing, but I have the assumption that Jose Roberto Bertrami organ can be heard in all tracks. The back cover says that Durval Ferreira is in charge of Artistic Direction. Another curiosity about this LP is a supposed photo of the legendary Marcos Valle at the front cover, that guy on a restaurant with a girl. If any Loronix friend has additional info about this release, please let us know. Tracks include:

01 - O Bofe (Erasmo Carlos / Roberto Carlos)
02 - Here's That Rainy Day (J. Burke / J. V. Heusen)
03 - Bossa Nova In Broadway (Dave Brubeck)
04 - They Long To Be (Close To You) (H. Davis / Burt Bacharach) -- People (Funny Girl) (B. Merrill / J. Styne) -- Mr Lucky (Henry Mancini)
05 - Love Theme From "The Godfather" (Speak Softly Love) (Nino Rota / L. Kusik)
06 - Where Is The Love (J. Dorn / A. Mardin)
07 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim) -- Bala Com Bala (Aldir Blanc / João Bosco)
08 - Theme From "Summer Of 42" (Michel Legrand / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
09 - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (J. Webb) -- The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Madel / Paul Francis Webster)
10 - Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini / Mercer) -- Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) -- April In Paris (H. Duke) -- Lill'darling (N. Hefty)
11 - Live For Life (F. Lai / Norman Gimbel) -- Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill / Morey)

Jean Kelson e Sua Orquestra - Berimbau & Bigorrilho (1964)

This is another one sent by a friend that I could not give the attention needed. This friend is not a Loronixer, so I have been postponing this LP for months. In fact, the new try I gave to it last week was born by the several wonderful orchestra LPs sent by Caetano Rodrigues in the last two months. Thanks to Caetano Rodrigues, zecalouro hears is now well trained to Orchestras.

This is Jean Kelson e Sua Orquestra - Berimbau & Bigorrilho (1964), for Copacabana, really nice piece of instrumental orchestra album with a proposition to blend orchestra arrangements with two peculiar percussion instruments, berimbau and bigorrilho. Nice idea, but the outcome is something close to bossa jazz with brass with foreground, mainly trombones.

Several doubts I have about this record should be solved with personnel listing, which I have been trying to track down with no success. Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Samba de Negro (Roberto Corrêa / Sylvio Son)
03 - Catolé (Murillo Latini / Bob Nelson)
04 - Munganga (Jean Kelson / Almeida Rego)
05 - Agô Agô (Milton Castro / Glória Felipe)
06 - Vou Pra Senzala (Milton Castro / Aloísio Santana)
07 - Bigorrilho (Sebastião Gomes / Paquito / Romeu Gentil)
08 - Saci Pererê (Rildo Hora / Marcos André)
09 - Vamos Bigorrilhar (Roberto Corrêa / Sylvio Son)
10 - Dança do Bigorrilho (Astor Silva / Othon Russo)
11 - Jogado Fora (João Mello)
12 - Na Base do Bigorrilho (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Nazareno de Brito)

Dick Farney - Dick Farney Apresenta a Sua Orquestra no Auditorio de O Globo (1962)

Hello, Good Year! I hope that everybody had a great time at the turn of the year celebrations. zecalouro also wishes a very good new year to Loronixers.

Loronix is back to business and zecalouro decided with Caetano Rodrigues that the first post of the year should be awesome, starting great and with the right feet. This is Dick Farney - Dick Farney Apresenta a Sua Orquestra no Auditorio de O Globo (1962), for RGE, featuring Leny Andrade singing in English as a real jazz diva on three songs. Caetano said it is a wonderful pick, very nice music also very nice to track down.

I hope everybody gets pleased with this first release of 2007. Personnel’s listing is big and I decided this time to included with the music and features some renowned musicians, such as Altino da Luz Penteado (Garoto), Papudinho on piston, Rezala Jose (Turquinho), among others. Tracks include:

01 - Lover (Hart / Rodgers)
02 - Artistry In Rhythm (S. Kenton)
03 - My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers / L. Hart) - with Leny Andrade
04 - When Your Love Has Gone (E. A. Swan) - with Leny Andrade
05 - It's Wonderful (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) - with Leny Andrade
06 - I Hear Music (B. Lane / F. Loeser)
07 - Tea For Two (V. Youmans / I. Caezar)
08 - Lady Is a Tramp (L. Hart / R. Rodgers)
09 - The Beat (H. Vernon)
10 - Swing Agora (H. Vernon)
11 - Lover (Hart / Rodgers)