Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year | Copacabana Celebration by Pictures

Let's play with this Reveillon celebration at Copacabana. This panorama was taken today from my building at noon, it is a 180 degrees panorama. The beach seems normal, such like any given summer day. The idea is to take a new picture every three hours, so we can check how this place gets full of people as time goes by. The next update will be at 3pm. See you there.

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12:00 a.m.

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03:00 p.m. update

This is the 3pm update, no major changes after three hours, except by the boats. The boats are coming with the fireworks that were originally placed at the beach, a nice decision taken to make everything as safe as possible. Do not miss the original panorama, I did not see an airplane crossing the sky and this is a problem when you have to stitch 10 photos to make a panorama like this one. You will see what happened with the plane at the original panorama Do not miss the next update at 06pm. See you there.

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06:00 p.m. update

Here we go on our 6pm update, I'm afraid this should be the last one since my camera is very simple and with no capabilities to shot night pictures. We can see some real action this time, one of those big cruiser ships took position to watch the fireworks and people starts concentrate in the middle of the beach. I heard about a major change this year, instead of setting up several stages across the beach with different music styles, only a single stage will be make available this year in the middle of the beach with sound and real-time video along the place. Let's check. Do not miss the last and final update, if exists.

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Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo - Festa dos Deuses (1992)

We closed 2006 with a Luiz Bonfa wearing a tuxedo, in the spirit of the New Year's Eve celebration. I'm a superstitious parrot; so it is better do the same in 2007. We are closing 2008 with an artist that represents the music from Brazil, a real ambassador that promotes our music across the globe, Hermeto Pascoal. This white cover represents peace, and it is the color people use to wear in Brazil in New Year Eve celebration. The title has the words Festa and Deuses, just to bring us good luck in 2008. Anyway, in spite of this choice, driven by the occasion, this is a truly awesome album that had prematurely gone out of print. Let's see.

This is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo - Festa dos Deuses (1992), for Philips. Hermeto Pascoal liner notes is the best approach to review Festa dos Deuses, made available bellow. Have a nice 2008. Tracks include:

Festa dos Deuses / Fest of the Gods is a work that I call Universal Music in all its senses: rhythmic, harmonic and melodic and fundamentally original.

I am happy to have several v
ery special guests on this disk, like Brazilian President Collor de Mello, physical education teacher Fabíula Pascoal and the great actor and poet Mario Lago. Each of them sings marvelously well within the "sound of the aura," sensitively captured. It is virtually impossible to explain with words and adjectives what the "sound of aura" actually is, but one thing I do know: it depends greatly upon the musicality and perception of the musician.

Then there is she, who said to me on the telephone: "Godfather, I can only reach from a low E until the F on he 5th line of the music staff," but as the recording progressed, she got more and more relaxed until she was able to reach a high D. Because of this she ended up recording a full 7 tracks with us. I have the pleasure to present you Luciana Souza, a new and beautiful voice.

I am suspect when I speak about these great musicians, my brothers in sound in the group: Carlos, Jovino, Itibere, Marcio, Fabio and Pernambuco, but I simply must thank them for all they give of themselves, so much truth and love for this music.

Hermeto Pascoal


Hermeto Pascoal(piano, keyboards, apito, solo de berrante, chaleira, maquina de costura, cavaquinho, surdo, flauta de bambu, accordion, voice, arrangements)

Jovino Santos Neto(piano, keyboards, flute)

Carlos Malta(sax, flute)

Itibere Zwarg(bass)

Marcio Bahia
(drums, percussion)

Fabio Pascoal(percussion)


Track List

01 - O Galo do Airan (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 - Rainha da Pedra Azul (Hermeto Pascoal)
03 - Viajando Pelo Brasil (Hermeto Pascoal)
04 - O Farol Que nos Guia (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 - Pensamento Positivo (Trecho da Entrevista Concedida Pelo Excelentíssimo Sr Presidente da República Dr Fernando Collor de Mello)
06 - Peneirando Água (Hermeto Pascoal)
07 - Canção no Paiol Em Curitiba (Hermeto Pascoal)
08 - Aula de Natação (Fabíola Pascoal)
09 - Três Coisas (Mário Lago)
10 - Irmãos Latinos (Hermeto Pascoal)
11 - Depois do Baile (Hermeto Pascoal)
12 - Quando as Aves Se Encontram Nasce o Som (Uirapuru - Sabiá - Corvo - Fogo-apagou - Galo - Bacurau - Marreco) (Hermeto Pascoal)
13 - Round Midnight (Hanigham / Williams / T. Monke)
14 - Fazenda Nova (Hermeto Pascoal)
15 - Ginga Carioca (Hermeto Pascoal)
16 - Chapéu de Baeta (Hermeto Pascoal)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bil Bell Quarteto - Sua Majestade o Sax

Hello, good evening! I'm making public my Christmas and New Year's Eve gift to my very good friend Caetano Rodrigues. Loronix would not be the same without Caetano's music and advice given on continuous basis to us. Caetano is also a very special human being and this album is something impossible to find, featuring one of the artists that he like most, although we do not have much information on his real identity. The first thing I will make after press the submit button and release this post is to reach Caetano Rodrigues, I'm sure he will be excited and walking on circles for several minutes. Let's see.

This is Bil Bell Quarteto - Sua Majestade o Sax (no date), for Damic, featuring jazzy renditions of international standards lead by a quartet with not credited musicians. bossanovadreamer has a hint about Bil Bell, he said on our last Bil Bell release that Hector Costita is his best guess. Is there anybody here who knows the real artist behind Bil Bell? This answer would make Caetano Rodrigues extremely pleased. Tracks include:

01 - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
02 - Autumn Leaves
03 - Rose
04 - The Man I Love
05 - Temptation
06 - Body and Soul
07 - Indian Summer
08 - Summertime in Venice
09 - Laura
10 - Poinciana
11 - I'm in the Mood for Love
12 - A Woman in Love

Maria Lucia Godoy - Maria Lucia Godoy Interpreta Villa Lobos (1977)

I'm sure that Maria Lucia Godoy has several admirers at Loronix, and I feel really glad about it, from a rather unknown to a very requested artist by many friends. It is not easy to find her albums and I was even satisfied with the two previous we made at Loronix. This third one, with Maria Lucia Godoy performing Villa Lobos at his 90th anniversary is a real find, she is truly gorgeous in this session and is backed by Sergio Abreu, a Brazilian guitarist, brother of Eduardo Abreu from the legendary and acclaimed Duo Abreu. Let's see.

This is Maria Lucia Godoy - Maria Lucia Godoy Interpreta Villa Lobos (1977), for Philips, featuring an orchestra of cellos on tracks 01 to 05 conducted by Alceo Bocchino and the guitar and arrangements of Sergio Abreu on tracks 06 to 11. I'm making available a music video with Duo Abreu performing a Domenico Scarlatti Sonata, K.141 in 1974. Duo Abreu was internationally acclaimed, but had a short career. Sergio Abreu is now an international highly praised luthier since he left his career as musician in the beginning of the 80's. Stay with Maria Lucia Godoy and do not miss Dou Abreu music video, perhaps their only known video performance. Tracks include:

01 - ''Bachianas Brasileiras Nº 5'' Ária (Cantilena) (Villa-Lobos / Ruth Valadares Correia) Dança (Martelo) (Villa-Lobos / Manuel Bandeira)
02 - Na Paz do Outono (Villa-Lobos / Ronald de Carvalho)
03 - Lundu da Marquesa de Santos (Villa-Lobos / Viriato Correia)
04 - Desejo (Villa-Lobos / Guilherme de Almeida)
05 - Cantiga do Viúvo (Villa-Lobos / Carlos Drummond de Andrade)
06 - Canção do Amor (De ''Floresta do Amazonas'') (Villa-Lobos / Dora Vasconcelos)
07 - Cantilena (O Rei Mandou Me Chamar) (Villa-Lobos)
08 - Modinha (Villa-Lobos)
09 - Remeiro de São Francisco (Villa-Lobos)
10 - Canção do Poeta do Século XVIII (Villa-Lobos / Alfredo Ferreira)
11 - ''Suíte'' A Menina e a Canção (Villa-Lobos) Quero Ser Alegre (Villa-Lobos) Sertaneja (Villa-Lobos)

Varios Artistas - Baiao Nr. 3 (1953)

Hello, good evening! Let's start this Saturday visiting another album from a very nice and old Musidisc sequel dedicated to a genre that dominated Brazilian popular music in the 40's and 50's, the Baiao. We made available a couple of months ago Baiao Nr. 2, and now it is time to show Baiao Nr. 3, much better than the second one. Let's see.

This is Baiao Nr. 3 (1953), for Musidisc, featuring the Brazilian pianist Leal Brito, later known as Britinho, and several special guests, such as the vocal group Tres Marias, Nilo Sergio, Manezinho Araujo and Catulo de Paula. The repertoire features sixteen Baiao tunes, with instrumental tracks by Leal Brito and lyrics when a special guest makes an appearance. I like Baiao and Leal Brito instrumental tracks really worth checking out. Tracks include:

The Performers

Leal Brito e Orquestra
(all tracks)

Nilo Sergio
Tres Marias
Manezinho Araujo
Catulo de Paula

Track List

01 - Casinha Pequenina - Cangaceiro (Tradicional / Adpt. Leal Brito)
02 - Mulher Rendeira (Tradicional) Casinha na Colina (Tradicional / Adpt. Nilo Sergio / Adpt. Leal Brito) with NILO SERGIO
03 - Não Dei Meu Coração (Jorge Tavares / Geraldo Medeiros) Epa o Baião Pegou (Carioca) with TRES MARIAS
04 - Peguei Um Ita no Norte (Dorival Caymmi) Trem Ó Lá Lá (Humberto Teixeira / Lauro Maia)
05 - Cuco (Paschoal Melillo / Avaré) No Ceará Não Tem Disso Não (Guio de Morais)
06 - A Mulher Barbada (Manezinho Araújo / Carvalhinho) Coco do Bamba Lê Lê (Manezinho Araújo) with MANEZINHO ARAUJO
07 - Meu Limão Meu Limoeiro (Tradicional) Urubu Malandro (Tradicional / Adpt. Lourival de Carvalho "Louro")
08 - Desengano (S. Barbosa) Não Perdes Por Esperar (Catulo de Paula) with CATULO DE PAULA

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Baden Powell - Nosso Baden (1980) featuring Os Originais do Samba

cvllos said bellow that I'm a tireless vinyl searcher, however, when I check my hunting list, I think it has more albums on search than the ones available at Loronix. Some albums on my hunting list I already have, but they stay listed waiting for a better cover, better media and even to replace a missing piece. This one is the last example and I gave up on searching for another copy. I will tell you what is missing on it. Let's see.

This is Baden Powell - Nosso Baden (1980), for Atlantic. I like this album, Baden Powell guitar has only the accompaniment of Os Originais do Samba rhythm section, there is no bass, drums or any other electric instrument. It is a late acoustic album, a very common concept today. Baden Powell sings with his small and beautiful voice of his late years and Os Originais do Samba give some vocal support in some tracks.

This album was never released on CD and came with a single featuring Baden Powell performing an instrumental song A Estrela e a Cruz. The single was part of a contest, and the idea was to give a chance to everybody to be Baden Powell partner on A Estrala e a Cruz. There was a form inside the album to be fulfilled with your lyrics to the song A Estrela e A Cruz. Unfortunately, I don't have this single and this is the missing piece of this post. I thought we could make the contest again using this single. I urge Loronixers to track this single down, so we can try to organize this contest 28 years after the first one. Tracks include:


Baden Powell
(violao, voice)
Os Originais do Samba
(percussion, voice)

Track List

01 - Mesa Redonda (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Jongo (João Pernambuco)
03 - Até Eu (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
04 - Cai Dentro (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth)
06 - Queixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Abismo de Rosas (Américo Jacomino "Canhoto")
08 - Ingênuo (Pixinguinha / Baden Powell)
09 - Canção das Flores (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)

Dick Farney - Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto (1954)

Hello, good evening! I think cvllos and every Dick Farney enthusiast will be amazed to see another sought after 10-inch album from the early years. I'm amazed with my luck to get the second one in less than two weeks. I've been searching with cvllos the five Dick Farney first 10-inch LPs for many months. So far, this is the oldest available at Loronix, released in 1954, I'm sure with the help of our community the remaining ones should come very soon. Let's see.

This is Dick Farney - Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto (1954), for Continental, with Dick Farney approaching the Choro genre on Side A and Jazz (described as Fox-Trot by Continental) on Side B. This wonderful cover explains the quintet made of piano, bass, guitar, drums and vibes. Track 05 - Preludio Opus 32 is an Eduardo Dutra composition, which is Dick Farney father. Tracks include:


Dick Farney

Track List

01 - Choro Nº 1 (Nestor Campos) Choro
02 - O Gênio da Marly (Silvio Viana) Samba-choro
03 - Fique Calma (Nilton Magalhães) Choro
04 - Nervosinho (Nestor Campos) Choro
05 - Prelúdio Opus 32 (Eduardo Dutra) Fox
06 - Flamingo (Flanklin / Marks) Fox
07 - Sonhando Com Shearing (Dick Farney) Fox
08 - Sem Nome (Dick Farney) Fox

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Video Challenge | Who is the mysterious singer?

This is a nice music video taken from a 1958 Brazilian movie, featuring Nelson Goncalves and another singer that I don't know who is. Get the chance and try to figure out who is he.

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Edson Frederico & Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema - Musica Pra Pular Brasileira (1980)

Hello, good evening! Loronix released nice Christmas albums this year. I have been wondering... why not release New Year's Eve albums? They don't exist, but in my understanding, a New Years Eve album - or Reveillon, as we use to call in Brazil - should be something dancing, groovy enough to bring happiness on every party. This is really the best what Loronix has to offer, Maestro Edson Frederico in charge of Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema performing dancing renditions of 30 Brazilian songs in the "reveillon style". Let's see.

This is Edson Frederico & Banda Metalurgica Dragao de Ipanema - Music Pra-Pular Brasileira (1980), for Polydor. The album title defines the overall experience with this joke with the expression Musica Popular Brasileira changed to Musica Pra-Pular Brasileira, with Pra-Pular meaning "for jumping" or "for kicking around". Gerson King Combo, Raimundo Sodre and Sandra Pera are special guests with everything produced and directed by Nelson Motta. Tracks include five medleys with a grand total of 30 songs. Tracks include:

01 - Noites Cariocas (Jacob do Bandolim / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) Odara (Caetano Veloso) Apesar de Você (Chico Buarque) Yes Nós Temos Bananas (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro) Cadê Mimi (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro) Garota de Ipanema (Vinicius de Moraes / Tom Jobim) Ferro na Boneca (Moraes Moreira / Galvão) Deixa Sangrar (Caetano Veloso) Eu Quero É Botar Meu Bloco na Rua (Sergio Sampaio)
02 - Marcha do Gago (Tá Tá Tá Tá na Hora) (Klécius Caldas / Armando Cavalcanti) Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque) Retrato do Velho (Haroldo Lobo / Marino Pinto) Soy Loco Por Ti, América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan) João e Maria (Hilton Accioli / Geraldo Vandré) João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi) Gente (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Nova Ilusão (Luis Bittencourt / José Menezes) Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso) Bijuterias (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc) Lindonéia (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso) Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral)
04 - Brasil Pandeiro (Assis Valente) Chiclete Com Banana (Gordurinha / Almira Castilho) with Raimundo Sodré O Bom (Carlos Imperial) Al Capone (Raul Seixas / Paulo Coelho) Vem Quente Que Eu Estou Fervendo (Carlos Imperial / Eduardo Araújo) Negro Gato (Getúlio Cortes) with Gerson King Combo Namoradinha de Um Amigo Meu (Roberto Carlos) Perigosa (Rita Lee / Nelson Motta / Roberto de Carvalho) with Gerson King Combo
05 - Chega Mais (Rita Lee / Roberto de Carvalho)

Dolores Duran - Dolores Duran Canta para Voce Dancar (1957)

I'm a really busy parrot today and against my will, we will have a reposting day at Loronix. However, this is a really important repost, which is the fist out of two albums recorded by Dolores Duran to Copacabana in this "Canta para Voce Dancar" series. This first was released in 1957, and the second, a year later in 1958, being this first my favorite. Let's see.

This is Dolores Duran - Dolores Duran Canta para Voce Dancar (1957), for Copacabana, presented here as an early 60's SOM release, a Copacabana subsidiary. Dolores Duran delivers beautiful renditions of a repertoire based on Brazilian and international standards. Maestro Severino Filho from Os Cariocas is in charge of arrangements and orchestra conduction. My highlight goes to 02 - Por Causa de Voce (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Dolores Duran) and the four Billy Blanco compositions, everything detailed bellow on track listing. Tracks include:

01 - Scapricciatiello (A. Vento)
02 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
03 - Ohô-ahâ (Gletz / Feltz)
04 - Quem Foi (Nestor de Hollanda / Jorge Tavares)
05 - Feiura Não É Nada (Billy Blanco)
06 - Que Murmuren (Cardenas / Fuentes)
07 - Coisas de Mulher (Chico Baiano)
08 - Viens (Gilbert Bécaud / Charles Aznavour)
09 - Conceição (Dunga / Jair Amorim)
10 - Se Papai Fôsse Eleito (Billy Blanco)
11 - Mi Último Fracaso (Alfredo Gil)
12 - Camelot (Billy Blanco)
13 - Only You (A. Rand / B. Ram)
14 - Estatuto de Boite (Billy Blanco)

Conjunto BemBossa - Birimbau Sambas (1964)

It's 1 a.m. and I'm still busy working. It seems 2007 will never end. Anyway, I decided to come to Loronix and make something easy and straightforward, the repost of this album recorded in 1964 by this really obscure group, a nice and very curious Bossa Jazz instrumental album that deserves another chance, now featuring better cover scans and lossless FLAC option. Let's see.

This is Conjunto BemBossa - Birimbau Sambas (1964), for Destaque, featuring instrumental renditions of Brazilian songs in the Bossa Jazz style. Conjunto BemBossa has sax, piano, organ, bass, drums, accordion, guitar and percussion and it pretty obscure. If someone has a hint on musicians in this session, please use comment section to share this information if us, the album is very well played and it seems we have renowned musicians here. Tracks include:

01 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - A Canção Que Virou Você (Luis Antônio)
03 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Meu Nome É Ninguém (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
05 - Não Sabemos (Rubens Caruso)
06 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
07 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Vou Andar Por Aí (Newton Chaves)
10 - Dona Baratinha (N. Ramalho / A. Rêgo)
11 - Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
12 - Lamento da Lavadeira (Monsueto / Nilo Chagas / João Violão)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Neusa Maria - A Melhor Cantora de 1956 (1957)

I like these celebration albums released by the old Brazilian record labels, perhaps it is my collector's side that drags me into this type of records. Here we go on Sinter's celebration of the 6th anniversary of the first Brazilian LP release in 1951 and instead of making a compilation with several artists, Sinter released a compilation of the acclaimed Neusa Maria, a Brazilian singer that I had the chance to know at Loronix with the help of the great Mr. E. Let's see.

This is Neusa Maria - A Melhor Cantora de 1956 (1957), for Sinter. Neusa Maria was elected by Jornal O Globo as "Detentora do Disco de Ouro" and by Club dos Cronistas do Disco as "A Melhor do Disco em 1956". Two great credentials for a great singer that released few and very hard to find albums, most of them in the 10-inch format. Such like this one. Tracks include:

01 - Nunca Jamais (L. Guerrero / Vrs. Nelson Ferreira) Bolero
02 - Que Será Será (Jay Livingston / Evans / Vrs. Nadir Corte Real) Valsa
03 - Culpada (Ivan Pires / Orlando Belsoli) Samba
04 - Siga (Fernando Lobo / Hélio Guimarães) Samba
05 - Arrivederci Roma (Rascel / Gariner / Giovannini / Vrs. Julio Nagib) Bolero
06 - 31 de Dezembro (Fernando Lobo / Evaldo Ruy) Samba
07 - Última Canção (Guilherme Augusto Pereira) Fox-slow
08 - Decepção (Ibrahim Sued / Mário Jardim) Samba

Announcement - Sabadabada Update | December 2007

Hello, good evening!, the Sanctuary, the Pioneer, my inspiration to create Loronix was updated today. This is a late, but great Christmas gift. I think Sabadabada will keep you busy for days this time, take a look at the slideshow and check the new albums available, the singles and EPs are not included at the show. Cover artwork section had also great new content. What are you doing reading this thing? Don't waste your time, jump to Sabadabada. The Sanctuary is now updated.

Sabadabada is here (

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Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand - Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand (1985)

I think this album is of a great curiosity, at least it is the feedback given for a group of friends since I started showing them a couple of days ago. I think it is also widely unknown for many people, even for fans of Michel Legrand. Being open and honest, little I know about Michel Legrand and All Music says he is a French composer, arranger, musician that made his fame writing for films, being an occasional Jazz artists, with a significant contribution in the style. Pedro Paulo Castro Neves is Oscar Castro Neves brother, and this album is his debut LP as a singer. Let's see.

This is Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand - Pedro Paulo Castro Neves & Michel Legrand (1985), for Pointer, featuring a repertoire based on Brazilian standards with Michel Legrand, Oscar Castro Neves, Guinga and Egberto Gismonti compositions. Reading liner notes written by Michel Legrand, it is clear he plays the role of Pedro Paulo Castro Neves mentor, making arrangements, playing piano and making a duet with Pedro Paulo, performing nice scats on 05 - Canto de Ossanha - Berimbau by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes. Recorded in Brazil, the session had great musicians, such as Lilian Carmona, Zeca Assumpcao and the legendary Joao Parayba from Trio Mocoto. Tracks include:


Michel Legrand
(piano, keyboards, arrangements, voice)
Joao Parahyba
Lilian Carmona
(drums, percussion)
Zeca Assumpcao
Ze Paulo
Antenor Granda

Track List

01 - A Felicidade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - How do you Keep the Music Playing (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
03 - Morrer de Amor (Oscar Castro Neves / Lucercy Fiorini)
04 - Amour, Amour (Michel Legrand / Jacques Demy)
05 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - His Eyes, Her Eyes (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
07 - Passos e Assovios (Guinga / Paulo Cesar Pinheiro)
08 - The Way she Makes me Feel (Michel Legrand / Alan / M. Bergman)
09 - Auto Retrato (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro)

Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duo Gismonti & Vasconcellos | JazzBuhne Berlin (1984)

Hello, good evening! Christmas is over and I hope that everybody had a nice time as I did on these two days with my family. The show must go on and I'm pleased and amazed to repost this album released in the very beginning of Loronix, courtesy of our very good new friend Jacob F. from Israel. This album is very important to Loronix, several others websites placed links to this one, creating a continuous referral of new friends to our community. Let's see.

This is Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duo Gismonti & Vasconcellos | JazzBuhne Berlin (1984), for Repertoire Record and Tapes. If you take a look at the comment section you will see a nice discussion of several friends about this album, which I did not have idea about when first issued with this improvised cover artwork bellow the original one. Jacob F. made it, and now everything is clear, although I could not understand all the inserts provided by Jacob F. written in Germany. Hermeto Pascoal does not perform at this session as I thought he did. My special thanks to Jacob F. for providing this concert in the lossless FLAC format and for also including all CD booklet on a very easy to read PDF format. Tracks include:


Egberto Gismonti
Nana Vasconcellos

Track List

01 - Em Familia (Egberto Gismonti)
02 - Danca das Cabecas (Egberto Gismonti)
03 - O Berimbau (Nana Vasconcellos)
04 - Selva Amazonica (Egberto Gismonti)
05 - Corpo - Salvador (Nana Vasconcellos / Egberto Gismonti)
06 - Danca Solitaire Nr. 1 (Egberto Gismonti)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Eumir Deodato - Skyscrapers (1973)

This album will cross Christmas celebration until the next Loronix update in December 26th and I have to admit it was a very difficult choice among several picks I had available. I think were will be in really good company with this classic Eumir Deodato album that is unexplainably out of print. Skycrapers was released just after Prelude and Eumir Deodato big hit Also Sprach Zarathustra and this is what makes this album really amazing. Let's see.

This is Eumir Deodato - Skyscrapers (1973), first issue by CTI and released as Os Catedraticos 73 for Equipe in Brazil. Eumir Deodato came to Brazil to record this album in July 1972, and I think this decision was important to bring to this session the original Os Catedraticos members, which includes Durval Ferreira, Sergio Barroso and others. Eumir Deodato did it and could also bring several other great musicians, including Helcio Milito and Bebeto from Tamba Trio, Orlandivo, Ze Menezes and Mamao from Azimuth. This is one of the Eumir Deodato LPs that I like most and I hope you have a lot of fun with Skyscrapers as I did today. I also wish a very nice Christmas to everybody. Tracks include:


Eumir Deodato
(piano, organ, arrangements, conduction)
Ivan Conti "Mamao"
Sergio Barroso
Durval Ferreira, Ze Menezes
Helcio Milito, Orlandivo
Marvin Stamm, John Frosk
(piston, flugelhorn)
Wayne Andre
Phil Bodner
(tenor sax, flute)
Romeo Penque

Track List

01 - Skyscropers (Eumir Deodato)
02 - Flap (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
03 - Rudy's (Eumir Deodato)
04 - Soccer Game (Pacífico Mascarenhas)
05 - Atire a Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
06 - The White Puma (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - The Byrd (Eumir Deodato)
08 - The Gap (Eumir Deodato)
09 - Down The Hill (Eumir Deodato)
10 - Boy Meets Girl (Eumir Deodato)
11 - Carly & Carole (Eumir Deodato)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba

Caetano Rodrigues spent months on a quest that ended last week when he finally got one of the few missing piece on his great collection, which is the album shown just bellow the first picture, Bossa Brass - Bossa Brass Apresenta a Maravilhosa Musica de Antonio Carlos Jobim (no date), for Plaza. During all this time, sorry Caetano, this album was right in front of my face by a pretty unknown reissue by the obscure label DIMP as Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba (no date). Everyday I learn a new thing at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Orquestra Os Bossambistas - So Danco Samba (no date), for DIMP. First thing, do not let the group name cheats you, we do not have an orchestra here, but a constellation of Brazilian musicians together for a session to perform instrumental renditions of Antonio Carlos Jobim repertoire. When Caetano spoke about Bossa Brass, I did not know the session had names such like Fats Elpidio, Geraldo Vespar and Waltel Branco, playing bass. This is a great album with another awesome cover taken from another album released by Plaza as Os Saxsambistas Brasileiros, already available at Loronix. Stay with Bossa Brass or Orquestra Os Bossambistas, just pick up your favorite. Tracks include:


Clerio Ribeiro
(piston, arrangements)
Jose Barreto
Waldemar Moura
Fats Elpidio
Geraldo Vespar
Waltel Branco, Waldir Marinho
Gilson Mello

Track List

01 - Vivo Sonhando (Tom Jobim)
02 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 - Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
07 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
08 - Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
10 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)

Music Video | Armandinho & Conjunto Epoca de Ouro - Assanhado (Jacob do Bandolim)

Hello, good evening! Let's start today with a music video sent by a friend of us as a YouTube link. By the way, I receive a lot of video recommendations to Loronix, but I don't have space to address the majority, that's why it is necessary to release the ones that I consider of great interest and with some kind of uniqueness. Such like this one, featuring Armandinho and Conjunto Epoca de Ouro, performing Assanhado (Jacob do Bandolim) on Brazilian TV.

Hope uEnjoy!

Elizeth Cardoso - Elizeth Cardoso (1976)

What else can I say about one of the greatest Brazilian divas of all time, Elizeth Cardoso? This album was not on my radar until AdHoc comes to me a couple of months ago calling my attention to it. AdHoc was right; this is another classic Elizeth Cardoso LP, recorded in 1976, demonstrating that Elizeth kept a high quality standard even on her late years. It seems Elizeth Cardoso was always in charge of every detail of his albums, from the repertoire selection to musicians and arrangements. Thanks AdHoc, without your hint I could not make this one. Let's see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Elizeth Cardoso (1976), for Copacabana, with arrangements by Geraldo Vespar, Nelsinho, Magro (MPB-4) and Chiquinho de Moraes, produced by Moacyr Silva, delivering also his beautiful tenor sax playing on tracks 03 - Cada Dia and 05 - Alternativa. Copacabana did not credit remaining musicians in the set. It is also unbelievable this album never had a CD reissue. Tracks include:

01 - De Partida (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
02 - Entenda a Rosa (João Nogueira)
03 - Cada Dia (Ivor Lancellotti)
04 - Minha Verdade (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho)
05 - Alternativa (Paulo Valdez / Otávio de Morais)
06 - Aviso (Flávio Moreira)
07 - Rio Seco (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
08 - Canção do Velho Cais (Candinho / Paulo César Pinheiro)
09 - Luzes na Ribalta (Vital Lima / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
10 - A Pedra Não Voa (Nanai / René Bittencourt)
11 - Somos Nós (Paulo Valdez / Lando)
12 - Arrego (J. Velloso / Andó)
13 - Café na Cama (Nazareno / Édson)

Challenge | Identification of Musicians and Event

Here we go on another Challenge game, courtesy of an anonymous contributor. Your mission is to identify the piston player (A), the flutist (B), the singer (C) and the concert they are performing. Very interesting. Good Luck!

Hope uEnjoy!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Dario Lopes - Guitarra em Nova Dimensao (1968)

Hello, good evening! I'm really proud to make available this album, the debut LP of a special musician that I had the chance to meet for the fist time today by a phone call. This is Dario Lopes, maestro, arranger, producer, guitarist, being also an important artist at TV Globo for more than thirty years as musician, composer and producer in charge of several TV Shows, such like: Roberto Carlos Especial, Fantastico, Chico Anysio Show, Os Trapalhoes, Video Show among many others. It is really nice when we have the chance to meet such important artist before showing one of his albums.

I would like to mention the great help given by Marcia Calmon and Tranka, which is the bassist of this album, by kindly sending Dario Lopes contact information. I will be with Dario tomorrow at his place, he lives close to me at Leme, Rio de Janeiro and my copy of Guitarra em Nova Dimensao will be my Christmas gift to our new friend Dario Lopes.

This is Dario - Guitarra em Nova Dimensao (1968), for Multisound, featuring Dario Lopes guitar, violao and viola in all tracks and the special participation of the legendary Tony Tornado at vocals and percussion. I had a lot of fun with Guitarra em Nova Dimensao this week, including zecalouro, now addicted with Dario Lopes instrumental rock renditions of a Brazilian repertoire based on Bossa Nova and international standards. I urge Loronixers to follow the purchase link bellow to reach Dario Lopes - Soft Guitar (2006), at Tracks include:


(guitar, violao, viola)
Tony Tornado
(vocals, percussion)

Track List

01 - De Como Um Garoto Apaixonado Perdoou Por Causa de Um dos Mandamentos (Nonato Buzar / Chico Anysio / Wilson Simonal)
02 - Solitário (Sebastian)
03 - Viver Por Viver (Francis Lai)
04 - Lapinha (Baden Powell / Paulo Cesar Pinheiro)
05 - Jalousie (V. Bloom / G. Gade)
06 - Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - Quero Lhe Dizer Cantando (R. Rayol / R. Correa)
08 - Samarina (Antonio Adolfo / Tiberio Gaspar)
09 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
10 - O Amor É Azul (Paul Mauriat)
11 - Não Posso Tirar os Olhos de Você (B. Crews / B. Gaudio)
12 - Lá Lá Lá (M. A. Arcusa / M. Lacelva)

Nara Leao - Abracos e Beijinhos e Carinhos sem ter Fim... (1984)

This year, Christmas follows immediately the weekend and I think it is a good idea to say Feliz Natal to our community right now, maybe friends will leave tomorrow morning for a big weekend and I would like to leave Loronix message sooner. I'm not good on saying Feliz Natal or Merry Christmas, so I'm asking zecalouro to do it. I'm also asking the help of Nara Leao to send everybody Abracos e Beijinhos e Carinhos sem ter Fim. Let's see.

This is Nara Leao - Abracos e Beijinhos e Carinhos sem ter Fim... (1984), for Philips, with late Nara Leao renditions to Bossa Nova standards, produced by Roberto Menescal, arranged by Cesar Camargo Mariano and also featuring the vocal group Ceu da Boca as special guest on track 08 - Telefone. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. Tracks include:


Cesar Camargo Mariano
(keyboards, arrangements)
Roberto Menescal
Teo Lima
Jorjao Barreto

Track List

01 - Outra Vez (Tom Jobim)
02 - Eu Preciso de Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - Até Quem Sabe (João Donato / Lysias Ênio)
04 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
05 - Lá Vem Você (João Donato / Lysias Ênio)
06 - Sublime Tortura (Bororó)
07 - Sabe Você (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Telefone (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) with Céu da Boca
09 - Mágoa (Marino Pinto / Tom Jobim) Caminhos Cruzados (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
10 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
12 - Wave (Tom Jobim)

Orquestra Armorial - Chamada (1975)

Hello, good evening! Loronix has different segments of audiences, or friends, as I like to call. Each group has a different purpose and a unique way to interact with the website. The biggest group, with more than 50% of share is the friends who just love the music from Brazil. Inside this big group, there are many sub-categories, perhaps one day we speak about these sub-categories, but let's approach the remaining groups. They are several; we have journalists, people who work for the entertainment industry, collectors, etc.

I want to homage today a very special group, with several good friends identified, a group of people that works outside of Brazil with the music of Brazil on colleges, universities and institutions. They are mainly academic researchers and they find at Loronix a place to get in touch with music and information they would never had the chance to reach using any other channel. The first album we made by Orquestra Armorial made some noise between this group of friends. I received several enthusiastic emails with compliments of making this really unique orchestra available and this post is to render my small homage to these nice and very serious friends that makes a very important work promoting the music from Brazil.

This is Orquestra Armorial - Chamada (1975), for Continental, the second Orquestra Armorial music, featuring awesome arrangements by Cussy de Almeida on top of traditional music from Brazil Northeast region. Tracks include:


Cussy de Almeida
(orchestra conductor, leader)
Cussy de Almeida, Brigitta Fassi Fihri, Ricardo Bussi, Benjamin Wolkoff, Cristina Bussi, Samuel Gegna
Frank Musick, Emílio Sobel
Marisa Johnson, José Carrion
Silvio Coelho
José Tavares do Amorim, Ivanildo Maciel da Silveira
José Gomes
Henrique Annes
(violao, viola sertaneja)
José Xavier da Silva
José Xavier da Silva, Antônio Revorêdo, Geraldo Fernandes Leite, Edilson Nóbrega da Silva

Track List

01 - Cipó Branco de Macaparana (Moenda do Engenho da Casa Grande) (Cussy de Almeida)
02 - Cantiga (Clóvis Pereira)
03 - Chamada Nº 1 (Cavalo Marinho) (Cussy de Almeida / Clóvis Pereira / Jarbas Maciel)
04 - Cantoria (José Tavares de Amorim)
05 - Chamada Nº 2 (A Pedra do Reino) (Jarbas Maciel)
06 - No Reino da Pedra Verde (Clóvis Pereira)
07 - Coco Praieiro (Marcus Accioly / Cussy de Almeida)
08 - Sem Lei Nem Rei - II (Capiba)
09 - Sem Lei Nem Rei - III (Capiba)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Marilia Medalha - Caminhada (1972)

Marilia Medalha started her career in the 60's, at the city of Niterio, Rio de Janeiro, performing with Sergio Mendes on local nightclubs. Later, she became an active performer on Festivais da Cancao, TV shows and recordings, working together with renowned Brazilian artists, such as: Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes, which is Marilia Medalha most frequent composer partner. In spite of this great start and the solid albums released in the late 60's, Marilia Medalha career did not evolve when entering the 70's, being this album one of her last ones. Let's see.

This is Marilia Medalha - Caminhada (1972), for RGE, featuring Marilia Medalha compositions blended with standards by Luiz Bonfa, Herivelto Martins, Humberto Teixeira and Avelino de Souza, which is the brother of zecalouro's grandfather. Rosinha de Valenca has a important participation as producer and arranger, delivering also her beautiful guitar player. Maestro Edson Frederico is in charge of strings arrangements. Tracks include:


Rosinha de Valenca
(violao, viola, arrangements)
Edson Frederico
(strings arrangements)
(piano, organ)
(sax tenor, flute)
Itibere Zwarg, Renato
Paulinho Astronauta
Chico Batera, Papete
Regional do Evandro

Track List

01 - Caminhemos (Herivelto Martins)
02 - Estrada Nova (Marília Medalha / Roberta Faro)
03 - Deus Me Perdoe (Lauro Maia / Humberto Teixeira)
04 - Perseguição (Carlos Maia / Avelino de Souza)
05 - Fim do Mundo (Fagner / Fausto Nilo)
06 - Amanheci (Marília Medalha / Roberta Faro)
07 - Água Escondida (Marília Medalha / Roberta Faro)
08 - De Cigarro Em Cigarrro (Luis Bonfá)
09 - O Primeiro Clarim (Rutinaldo / Klécius Caldas) Mortalha Fria (Marília Medalha / Antônio C. Falcão)
10 - Caminhada (Marília Medalha / Roberta Faro)
11 - Xaxado de Espantar Tristeza (Marília Medalha / Vinicius de Moraes)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Zaccarias e Seu Conjunto de Boite - Uma Noite no Country Club (1958)

Hello, good evening! Here we go on a truly amazing album recorded in 1958 by Maestro Zaccarias. This great cover features Zaccarias e Seu Conjunto de Boite at The Country Club of Rio de Janeiro, the most sophisticated club in Rio that is very hard to be admitted and with a very long list of really famous people barred in the entrance.

The Country Club already exists in Ipanema and I found today this awesome picture of Ipanema in the beginning of the last century, featuring the tennis courts of Country Club. Take a look how Ipanema was an empty place at the time; you can click the picture to get a larger version to see the courts and neighborhood details.

This is Zaccarias e Seu Conjunto de Boite - Uma Noite no Country Club (1958), for Columbia. If it is almost impossible to get inside the Country Club, at least we can check this picture with Cristo Redentor rising on the background and also listen to the music performed there in 1958 by Maestro Zaccarias and his group of top-notch musicians. Zaccarias had a contract with Country Club to perform every Sunday night with his Conjunto, featuring the legendary pianist Fats Elpidio, the bassist Bill and the drummer Romeu. In this session, they had also the participation of the special guests the pistonist Maurilio and Barao at the rhythm section. I think no one should skip this one. Tracks include:


Maestro Zaccarias
(clarinet, vocal)
Fats Elpidio
(drums. vocal)


Track List

01 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
02 - Rio de Janeiro (Ary Barroso)
03 - Na Aldeia (Alberto Dias "Carusinho" / Silvio Caldas / De Chocolat)
04 - Barracão (Luis Antônio / Teixeira)
05 - Exaltação à Mangueira (Enéas Brites da Silva / Aloísio Augusto da Costa)
06 - Faceira (Ary Barroso)
07 - The Party's Over (B. Comdon / A. Green / Styne) Ruby (M. Parish / H. Roenheld) Laura (J. Mercer / David Raskin)
08 - Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing)
09 - The Song Is You (O. Hammerstein II / Kern) Ebb Tide (R. Maxwell / C. Sigman) Unforgettable (I. Gordon)
10 - The Lady Is a Tramp (L. Hart / R. Rodgers) Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)

Dick Farney e Quinteto - Jazz Festival Nr. 1 | Jam Session (1956)

Dick Farney is an artist that has the preference of many Loronixers. I think everybody had already the chance of taking one of his albums available at Loronix with Dick Farney performing as an instrumentalist or singing. He was very active on recordings, with more than 150 albums on a career that spans decades, starting in the mid 40's and ending in the late 80's. Dick Farney recorded 5 albums in the 10-inch format and I got really surprised today when I realize this is the first in the format made available at Loronix. I think this release will make the day of many friends, especially cvllos, which is the greatest Dick Farney fan I have ever seen. Let's see.

This is Dick Farney e Quinteto - Jazz Festival Nr. 1 | Jam Session (1956), for RGE, recorded live at Teatro de Cultura Artistica, Sao Paulo as part of Primeiro Festival Brasileiro de Jazz, organized by Jazz Club de Sao Paulo. Dick Farney e Quinteto line-up the same musicians available at the acclaimed Jazz After Midnight (1956), featuring, Dick Farney, Case, Rubinho, Choo Viana and Ismael Campiglia, credited as an amateur musician. So far, I could not identify each instrument Ismael Campiglia plays. Jazz Festival Nr. 1 is a short session, limited by the size of the 10-inch format, but is great music with a great performance by the legendary Case on sax. Tracks include:


Dick Farney
Shoo Viana
Ismael Campiglia

Track List

01 - Pennies From Heaven (J. Burke / A. Johnson)
02 - Blues
03 - Out Of Nowhere (D. Heyman / J. Green)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pedroca, Seu Piston e Seu Conjunto - Atendendo a Pedidos... (1959)

Hello, good evening! It is very hard to track down information about artists that everybody knows and it is, in theory, impossible to find information about artists that we never heard about. This is what happens with Pedroca, a Brazilian piston player that I had the chance to listen for the first time this week. As far I could search, Pedroca was active on recordings since his first 78 rpm for Todamerica in 1950 until his last known album, which is this one, recorded in 1959. Let's see.

This is Pedroca, Seu Piston e Seu Conjunto - Atendendo a Pedidos... (1959), for Sinter, featuring Pedroca performing a repertoire of Brazilian and international standards, including a nice rendition of Raul de Barros Na Gloria. Atendendo a Pedidos... stays in the middle of a Para Dancar and a Gafieira LP with very nice piston player by Pedroca. I don't need to say this cover artwork is really fantastic; let's keep the pace of beautiful covers today, such as we did yesterday. Tracks include:

01 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Prece de Amor (René Bittencourt)
03 - Que Te Parece (Julio Gutierrez)
04 - Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
05 - Mambo Jambo (Perez Prado)
06 - Sé Muy Bien Que Vendrás (A. Nuñez)
07 - Pecado (Pontier / Francini / Bahar)
08 - Samba Que Eu Quero Ver (Djalma Ferreira / João de Barro)
09 - Love Me Forever (G. Lynes / B. Guthrie)
10 - Cancion Del Alma (R. Hernandez)
11 - Na Glória (Ari dos Santos / Raul de Barros)
12 - Lamento (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)

Fagner - Quem Viver Chorara (1978)

This is at least an unusual release to Loronix, but I think this album is really worth checking out. There are much of my personal preferences on my decision to make available this really nice record that as far as I could check, never had a CD reissue. Raimundo Fagner, or Fagner, was very important on my background as an amateur musician and if you woke up this morning with an inquisitive mind, this is the right pick to get something really different from everything you have heard before at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Fagner - Quem Viver Chorara (1978), for Columbia, produced and arranged by Fagner. I wrote, "arranged by Fagner" and this is what makes this album a wonderful experience. Quem Viver Chorara is the kind of album that you can listen by the arrangements, very well done by Fagner. On every different spin you make there is new think that you did not realize it was there before. The album opens with Revelacao, a blockbuster that everybody in Brazil will remember at the fist seconds by the amazing guitar of Robertinho de Recife, don't let this first commercial track cheats you, from the second song until the end, everything turns beautiful, professional and very well played by a constellation of musicians in this session. I urge Loronixers to feedback this release. Tracks include:


(voice, organ, piano, violao, percussion, arrangements)
Chico Batera
(drums, percussion)
Ife, Ozias
(viola, cavaquinho)
Robertinho de Recife
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Pedro Soler
(guitarra flamenca)

Track List

01 - Revelação (Clodô / Clésio)
02 - Jura Secreta (Sueli Costa / Abel Silva)
03 - Acalanto Para Um Punhal (Robertinho de Recife / Herman Torres / Fausto Nilo)
04 - Punhal de Prata (Alceu Valença) with Alceu Valença
05 - As Rosas Não Falam (Cartola)
06 - Quem me Levara Sou Eu (Dominguinhos / Manduca)
07 - Pelo Vinho e Pelo Pão (Zé Ramalho)
08 - Cigano (Fagner)
09 - Quem Viver Chorará (Fagner) Instrumental

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Nilo Sergio, As Estrelas & Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Datas Felizes (1953) | 10-inch

Hello, good evening! Christmas is coming really fast this year and such like last year; Loronixers are sending their Christmas albums to our community. Here we go on another one, not exactly a Christmas album, but a all-in-one celebration album to other dates. Let's see.

This is Nilo Sergio, As Estrelas & Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Datas Felizes (1953), for Musidisc, courtesy Mauro R.V. the great Para Dancar contributor now delivering not only a given Christmas album, but the first Musidisc LP as M-001. Thanks for this one, Mauro. Datas Felizes features well-known Christmas songs and Nilo Sergio compositions, released for the first time with this album. Tracks include:

01 - Natal (Nilo Sergio)
02 - Aniversáiro de Mamãe (Alberto Ribeiro / Nilo Sergio)
03 - Canção da Páscoa (Alberto Ribeiro / Nilo Sergio)
04 - Papai Noel (Alberto Ribeiro)
05 - Canção de Aniversário (José Maria de Abreu / Alberto Ribeiro)
06 - Parabéns a Você (M. J. Hill / Vrs. Nilo Sergio)
07 - Aniversário de Casamento (Ivanovici / Lourival Faissal)
08 - Canção dos Namorados (Alberto Ribeiro / Nilo Sergio)

Manfredo e Seu Conjunto - Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963)

I was really decided to make a classic Samba Jazz album as the last post of the day and I hope my choice will make Loronix friends really pleased. It has been a while since we made available an album by Manfredo Fest, a gifted pianist that released several albums in the style in the 60's. Bossa Nova Nova Bossa features Manfredo Fest with a Conjunto, not as a traditional trio, and accompanied by great musicians. This album was first made available with the help of Low Cost Music and now comes back to Loronix as it is no longer commercially available. Let's see.

This is Manfredo e Seu Conjunto - Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963), for RGE, one of the earliest Manfredo Fest releases featuring a repertoire of Bossa Nova standards performed in Samba Jazz style. In this session Manfredo Fest plays piano, sax and organ, being also in charge of arrangements. Toninho Pinheiro, Hector Costita, Clayber and Os Titulares do Ritmo are Conjunto members, as described on personnel listing. Tracks include:


Manfredo Fest
(organ, piano, sax, arrangements)
Toninho Pinheiro
Hector Costita
(sax, flute)
Os Titulares do Ritmo

Track List

01 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Batida Diferente (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
03 - Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - Eu Sou Feliz (Lili Galiteri Fest)
05 - O Amor Que Acabou (Durval Ferreira)
06 - Bossa na Praia (Pery Ribeiro / Geraldo Cunha)
07 - Minha Saudade (João Donato)
08 - Bossa no Choro (Manfredo Fest)
09 - Outra Vez (Tom Jobim)
10 - Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11 - Olhou Pra Mim (Silvio César)
12 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)