Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto - Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959)

Hello, good evening! Let's start this Sunday with an artist that I had the chance to know by a recommendation of the great Caetano Rodrigues, the great Chaim Lewak. This is the second Chaim Lewak album available at Loronix as main performer and I recommend that you get along with the first one with Chaim Lewak and his Quarteto Nostalgia, here.

Chaim Lewak was born in Israel and arrived in Brazil in 1955, hired by the legendary Vogue nightclub. In spite of being a foreigner musician, Chaim got the Brazilian way of playing very fast, becoming a legendary pianist in the nightclub scene in Rio de Janeiro. Chaim also played and collaborated on several albums recorded by Moacyr Silva. He left Brazil and moved to US on an uncertain date, probably in the late 60's. Let's see.

This is Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto - Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959), for Copacabana, presented here by a Som label reissue with uncertain date. Taking in consideration the repertoire and the album title, Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 is a "Para Dancar" release, but Chaim Lewak piano playing is always worth checking out as well remaining musicians in this session, not credited by Som at this reissue. Tracks include:

01 - Perfume de Gardênia (R. Hernandez) The Secret (J. Lubin / I. J. Roth)
02 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (J. Kern / O. Harbach) Symphonie (Alstone)
03 - Petite Fleur (S. Bechel)
04 - Piove (Modugno / Verde) Conoscerti (D'Anzi)
05 - Balada Triste (Dalton Vogeler / Esdras Pereira da Silva)
06 - Castigo (Dolores Duran)
07 - Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
08 - Tu Somente Tu (Anísio Silva / Jonas Garret)
09 - Siete Notas de Amor (Santiago Alvarado)
10 - Non Dimenticar (P. G. Redi / M. Galdieri)
11 - Ontem e Hoje (Irany de Oliveira / Getúlio Macedo)
12 - Não Digo o Nome (Jair Amorim)


Anonymous said...

I feel like a small child in a candy store waiting for this download to finish.
His other record availible at Loronix - "Quarteto Nostalgia" - is my absolute favourite (of many candidates).
Thanks once more, you have outdone yourself.


Arielroy said...

Chaim Lewak participated in several Moacir Santos records recorded in Los Angles like "Maestro" and maybe Saudade and Carnival of the Spirits?
Some of this music is on Ouro Negro a double CD reissued in 2005 and still avaialble on Amazon