Friday, February 09, 2007

Pedrinho Mattar Trio - Bossa Nova Bossa Nova (1964)

I'm coming from dinner, where I had the chance to hear this LP for the first time. In spite of the outstanding recording quality made by Claudio Fragnan, this LP is since now an essential on my instrumental Bossa Nova short list. It is a great close to Pedrinho Mattar tribute at Loronix, several friends were asking and hunting this record for a long time and now I understand why everybody has been tracking it down.

This is Pedrinho Mattar Trio - Bossa Nova - Bossa Nova (1964), for Farroupilha. Instead of a quartet, Pedrinho Mattar combo was reduced to a trio on this formation, highlighting Pedrinho Mattar piano on foreground. It is not everyday that you hear such tight piano, bass and drums album. Pedrinho Mattar Trio features Pedrinho Mattar (piano), Mathias da Silva Mattos (bass) and Toninho Pinheiro (drums, with further participations at Jongo Trio and Som Tres). Tracks include:

01 - Samba Pro Pedrinho (Walter Santos)
02 - O Amor Que Acabou (Chico Feitosa / Luis Fernando Freire)
03 - Azul Contente (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
04 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
06 - Rimas de Ninguém (Vera Brasil)
07 - Nôa Nôa (Sergio Mendes)
08 - Beijo Swing (Geraldo Cunha / Milton de Paula)
09 - Sol (Mário Albanese)
10 - Cafuné (Denis Brean / Gilberto Martins)
11 - Eu Preciso de Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
12 - A Mesma Rosa Amarela (Capiba / Carlos Penna Filho)


Jim R said...

Hi zeca,

Great music, but I'm wondering if there's some mistake. I'm hearing a quartet (with guitar) on several tracks.

zecalouro said...


Same perception down here. I took this trio formation from Fragnan and additional internet searches.

I will ask him about this.

As a matter of fact, what a great record...

Cheers, zeca

bossanovadreamer said...

This tribut to P.Mattar is really nice.Another great musician who left us too early. Thanks a lot to Claudio + Caetano and Zeca to manage it

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

hi Zeca... yesterday I read on the newspaper that Pedrinho passed away... Is a big sad notice!!! Anyway, he had heart attack in his house, in Santos, São Paulo. The tribute came in a good moment. He deseerved!

Luiz said...

Zeca, existe mesmo a guitarra do Ayres em algumas faixas. Que pena, mais um que se vai. Sei que toda vez que eu passar pela praia do Embaré, em Santos, onde ele morava, sentirei um aperto no coração. Tchau Pedrinho, onde voce estiver, sei que se lembrará da canja de 1964, na boate do Parque Balneário.

Anonymous said...

Last night, as I usually do just before bedtime here on the east coast of the USA, I checked into Loronix for my usual daily bossa nova "fix".

This time I was surpised by "Pedrinho", who I had never heard of. Its amazing that these recoordings were made so long ago and still have all the vitality of something that you would expect to hear today. RIP Pedrinho.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zeca . I coud'n find the download's link for this unforgetable LP ( I had a copy) . Pedrinho wass also my piano teacher when he leaved at Av Paulista . Great guy

zecalouro said...

Hello, the download link is available. Perhaps you need to reset your browser font or decrease it for a lower size.

Kind Regards, zeca