I will be open and honest with you this time, it was not easy to choose this last post of the day. Really. I started the day with a phone call to Caetano and we planned together something very different of what is being presented today. We decided to go with a wonderful Elizeth Cardoso album, but it was not ready and it was postponed. The nightmare began. I was thinking about something solid and strong and spent more than an hour wondering.
The second choice was Baden Powell, one that I like most, recorded in France, when the final decision came out of the blue, a piano Dick Farney LP. However, in spite of being a really great pick, the cover had something sad and I became disturbed to make it as the last post. This is a truly painful process. I'm considering now getting back to Baden Powell and that's what I'm going to do.
This is Baden Powell - Baden Powell Quartet Volume 3 (1970), for Barclay (France). Do not worry, I'm now completely satisfied with this pick. Baden Powell released in France three LPs with this "Quartet" formation and this one is considered the best. This record has the participation of Janine de Waleyne as a singer and her performance on first track really makes. Baden Powell Quartet is Baden Powell (guitar and vocal), Ernesto Ribeiro Gonçalves (bass), Hélio Schiavo (drums) and Alfredo Bessa (percussion and vocal). Ariel Kalma (flute) and Jeanine de Waleyne performs on track 01 and Lou Game plays flute on track 05. Tracks include:
01 - Coisa Nº 1 (Moacir Santos)
02 - Terra de Katmandou (Baden Powell)
03 - A Primeira Vez (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
04 - Ferro de Passar (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Falei e Disse (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
06 - Lua Aberta (P. Frederico / João de Aquino)