Saturday, February 24, 2007

Neco - Samba e Violao (1967)

It has been three months since the first Neco LP made available to Loronixers and this one provided by Caetano Rodrigues. I kept an eye during these 90 days on old vinyl stores, auction sites and virtual communities to gather another out of print Neco LP. I'm very happy with this sharing and probably many friends. Thanks also to Jean Yves (Jean do Trombone) for his very gentle comments at the shout box asking for Neco LPs with passion, living far from Brazil in France, this release should be special to Jean Yves. I understand this kind of feeling and Caetano either and that is the magic of our community, the celebration of the music from Brazil.

This is Neco - Samba e Violao (1967), for London. If you got amazed with the earlier released Velvet Bossa Nova, get yourself ready to be paralyzed by this one, a nice violao instrumental album that will make the day of several friends, specially the musicians from Brazil. This country has a unique violao tradition, an instrument loved by every musician. Tracks include:

01 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
02 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
03 - Opinião (Zé Keti)
04 - Disparada (Geraldo Vandré / Theo de Barros)
05 - Olê Olá (Chico Buarque)
06 - Não Tenho Lágrimas (Milton de Oliveira / Max Bulhões)
07 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
09 - Doralice (Antônio Almeida / Dorival Caymmi)
10 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
12 - Só Tinha de Ser Com Você (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)

Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon (1969)

It is amazing the bridge established between Brazil and United States in both directions at the golden age of Bossa Nova in the 60's. Yesterday, we had an album recorded in Brazil by Herbie Mann, today we close the roundtrip showing an LP recorded in the United States featuring Brazilian musicians and repertoire.

This is Paul Desmond - From the Hot Afternoon (1969), for A&M, featuring a repertoire with Milton Nascimento, Edu Lobo (guitar) and Airto Moreira (drums). Edu Lobo presents four songs in this album and is accompanied by his wife at that time, Wanda de Sa. Orchestral arrangements are by Don Sebesky. The early Milton Nascimento compositions makes the difference in this album considered by Caetano Rodrigues, as "Muuuuuuito Bom" in that unique way Caetano uses to say when an album is above the average. Thanks for this nice one, Caetano. Tracks include:


Track list

01 - Outubro
02 - Gira Girou
03 - Faithful Brother
04 - To Say Goodbye
05 - From the Afternoon
06 - Circles
07 - Martha & Romeu
08 - Catavento
09 - Canto Latino
10 - Cyristall Illusions

Special Post | Lucio Alves - A Bossa e Nossa (1960)

Hello, Good Night! This is a special post, a special request of the great Caetano Rodrigues. I'm very happy to address this request with Lucio Alves, a special artist to Caetano, his friends and several Loronixers. Let's hear the story behind this post.

October, 19th, 2006 landmarks the first time Caetano Rodrigues get to known Loronix. Caetano did not reach Loronix by accident; he was referenced by a friend, Mecenas Salles. Caetano and Mecenas have a common friend that I also want to introduce with this post, the Legendary Jorge Cravo also know as Cravinho, one of the greatest vinyl collectors in Brazil. Mecenas, Cravinho and Caetano are enthusiasts of Lucio Alves, having the privilege to have Lucio Alves as their friends when Lucio was here on Earth.

zecalouro is proud of being the connection between Caetano and his friends Mecenas and Cravinho. Mecenas and Cravinho do not have this rare Lucio Alves album in their collection and Caetano had the great idea to send this record using Loronix. Thanks for this opportunity, Caetano and thanks also Mecenas to introduce Caetano to Loronix and Cravinho for providing Bossa Nova fans with a amazing book.

Cravinho is the author of a book, Cacador de Bolachas Perdidas, which I had the opportunity to read a couple of years ago and read again today with the same enthusiasm. Cravinho is the kind of guy that was in contact with several important moments and artists of Brazilian music and his book is a treasure, full of nice stories, including a chapter dedicated to Lucio Alves that I will not tell here to do not spoil your reading. I'm sure that you will be purchasing his book though Loronix, just click on image book to be directed to

This is Lucio Alves - A Bossa e Nossa (1960), for Philips. Self-explanatory, a missing piece on my discography and also for Caetano friends, not for now one. I'm happy to have delayed this release, this album was sent by the bossanovadreamer a couple of weeks ago and I had that not explainable feeling that I had to save it for later. I was right. Thanks bossanovadreamer. Tracks include:

01 - Viva Meu Samba (Billy Blanco)
02 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - Joãozinho Boa Pinta (Geraldo Jacques / Haroldo Barbosa)
04 - Baladinha Lítero-musical (Mário Lago)
05 - A Vizinha do Lado (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - Nova Ilusão (Luis Bittencourt / José Menezes)
07 - O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
08 - Cheiro de Saudade (Luis Antônio / Djalma Ferreira)
09 - O Nosso Olhar (Sergio Ricardo)
10 - Casinha Pequena (Lúcio Alves)
11 - Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
12 - Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)

PS.: Just received this message from Mecenas at Sambossa 5 post, it is from Mecenas Salles, thanks Mecenas

Zeca, fico feliz por ter sido responsável em apresentar o Loronix ao Caetano. Acabo de sair do telefone com ele que me disse que você vai postar o LP de bossa do Lucio Alves. O Cravinho cobra diariamente e eu é quem vou baixar para ele.

Music Video | Antonio Carlos Jobim and Nara Leao - Desafinado

While our crew of technicians works on the posts of the day, stay with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Nara Leao performing Desafinado, kindly provided by a Carl Ole, owner and maintainer of a website that you should not miss, full of Bossa Nova vintage materials. Watch the video and do not miss O Balaio do Carl Ole, here (

Hope uEnjoy!

Pery Ribeiro - Pery (1965)

The early Pery Ribeiro albums are really incredible. I remember when the first one was posted, Pery Ribeiro - Eu Gosto da Vida (1961), for my surprise it was not included on some serious discographies at the Internet. By that time I could understand how popular was Pery Ribeiro and how fans and collectors all around the world tracks down his earlier works. Each Pery Ribeiro post at Loronix is successful, generating nice discussions.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Pery (1965), for Odeon, featuring orchestra and arrangements by Maestro Lyrio Panicalli. Open and honestly, I had no hope to find this LP, requested by many Loronixers and I was amazed to know that Caetano has it. I'm happy to address all the request made by several friends, understanding now why people urge to hear this album, it is truly amazing. Besides the great arrangements from Maestro Lyrio Panicalli, musicians on the set are not credit, except the last track, Carinhoso, featuring Eumir Deodato (piano), Gabriel (bass), Wilson das Neves (drums), Geraldo Vespar (guitar) and Mauricio Einhorn (harmonica). Tracks include:

01 - Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi)
03 - Vem (Marcos Valle / Luis Fernando Freire)
04 - Maria Moita (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Gabriela (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
07 - Dora (Dorival Caymmi)
08 - Assim É a Bahia (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
09 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
11 - Demais (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
12 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann (1962)

I spoke with Caetano about this post, learning several things to make Loronixers informed about this record. This album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro in a time where Bossa Nova hit its peak, assembling the top players of the style, such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dom Um Romao, Sergio Mendes, Baden Powell, among others. We have here an anthological recording, surprisingly out of print, provided by Caetano Rodrigues to Loronixers.

This is Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann (1962), for Atlantic USA. Very wise of Herbie Mann to gather his instruments and come down to Rio de Janeiro to record Bossa Nova with the genius of the style. I think personnel listing will guide you to what you will hear inside this beautiful cover, thanks once again, Caetano, this out of print jewel was a sought after post and you are making it on a wonderful quality. Tracks include:


Herbie Mann
(flute, alto flute)

Baden Powell
Papao, Juquinha and Dom Um Romao

Sergio Mendes Bossa Rio Group
(performs at Menina Feia and Blue Walk)

Paulo Moura
(sax alto)
Pedro Paulo
Sergio Mendes
Durval Ferreira
Octavio Bailly Jr.
Antonio Carlos Jobim
(piano, arrangements and vocal in One Note Samba)

Bossa Tres
(performs at Voce e Eu)

Zezinho e Sua Escola de Samba
(performs at Bossa Velha)

Track List

01 - Deve Ser Amor (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Menina Feia (Oscar Castro Neves)
03 - Amor em Paz (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Voce e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
06 - Blues Walk (Clifford Brown)
07 - Consolacao (Baden Powell)
08 - Bossa Velha (Herbie Mann)

Special Post | Who are these artists?

While Loronix engineers works on a new Caetano Rodrigues release and zecalouro fix his tired body with tea and cookies (Caetano's advice), here is another challenge, such like yesterday. The question is simple: who are these Brazilian artists? Make your guess at comment section.

Hope uEnjoy!

Sambossa 5 - Zero Hora (1966)

Hello, Good Night! Actually we will have an excellent night. The awaited contributions of our great friend Caetano Rodrigues, author of the book Bossa Nova e Outras Bossas and responsible for launching several forgotten Brazilian music LPs from the Bossa Nova age has finally arrived. Breathtaking this time. You will not believe what is scheduled for the forthcoming days at Loronix. I'm speechless. I have the privilege to see all the LPs together on a single day and I'm also very proud of being responsible to share such amazing music with Caetano.

I don't have words to express my gratitude to Caetano Rodrigues for the music that he shares with us, Caetano puts his time and resources available to Loronixers as a work of love, love that he have to the music from Brazil, during a life-time and we should give feedback accordingly. Here is mine, take also the chance to please Caetano with your feedback when hearing this outstanding record, recommended by Caetano at the MD cover at your right and personally today. Thanks friend.

This is Sambossa 5 - Zero Hora (1966), for RCA Victor, easily, the best Samba Jazz album I have ever heard in my whole life, a really great surprise. Caetano is amazed with Zero Hora, I'm astonished and all Loronixers that has been asking for this LP, such as bossanovadreamer, JimR, Joe Carter and many others should also be paralyzed. I'm not on a good shape today, so I will be straightforward sometimes, Caetano's music is self-explanatory and this is a great advantage. Tracks include:


Luis Mello
(piston on tracks 05, 06, 07, 09, 11 and 12)
(piston on tracks 01, 02, 03, 04, 08 and 09)

Track List

01 - Zero Hora (Adilson Godoy)
02 - O Bolo (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza)
03 - Deixa Pra Lá (Sergio Augusto / Luis Fernando Freire)
04 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Inaê (Vera Brasil / Maricene Costa)
06 - Tarde Quente (Ciro Pereira / Mário Albanese)
07 - Caô Xangô (Johnny Alf)
08 - Nuvens (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
09 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
10 - Samba de Negro (Roberto Corrêa / Sylvio Son)
11 - Sonho de Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
12 - Dreamsville (Evans / Jay Livingston / Henry Mancini)

Sergio Ricardo - Dancante Nr. 1 (1959)

I don't know what to say at this post. In the other hand, I know what I feel when I heard this music, perplexity. I'm not an authority on Sergio Ricardo music and it is natural that my expectation is at least to hear songs with lyrics sung by Sergio Ricardo. Big mistake, this is the first Sergio Ricardo LP and it is (as far as I know) completely different from everything he made on his later works.

This is Sergio Ricardo - Dancante Nr. 1 (1959), for Todamerica, a release provided by the now legendary Mr. E. As I said, this is an inquisitive instrumental album from Sergio Ricardo, ahead of its time, featuring the piano of Sergio Ricardo backed by top-notch musicians. I'm wondering if there is a lost tape of a given Dancante Nr. 2 available. Anyway, I will let you hear and come back for additional considerations in comment section. Thanks Mr. E. for this one. Tracks include:


Sergio Ricardo
Ramon Perez
Hélcio Milito
J.T. Meirelles
(clarinet, clarone)
Luisinho and Guará

Track List

01 - Favela (Hekel Tavares / Juraci Camargo)
02 - 3-D (Sergio Ricardo)
03 - Máxima Culpa (Sergio Ricardo)
04 - Puladinho (Sergio Ricardo)
05 - A Certain Smile (Paul Francis Webster / S. Fain)
06 - Gauchinha Bem Querer (Tito Madi)
07 - Temptation (N. H. Brown / A. Freed)
08 - Destino Ruim (Jorge Gama / Darci Moreira)
09 - Till (Sigman / Danvers)
10 - Esquecimento (Nazareno de Brito / Fernando César)

11 - Uma Canção a Mais (Sergio Ricardo)
12 - Tarde Triste (Maysa)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Quarteto em Cy - Quarteto em Cy em 1000 KILOHERTZ (1979)

Mr. G., Loronix Brazilian music from the 70's official consultant gave us a list of the best Quarteto em Cy picks, including one that is very hard to find that should be provided by Caetano Rodrigues in the forthcoming weeks, stay tuned! This is the first out of Mr. G. list and I have to say that he is right.

This is Quarteto em Cy - Quarteto em Cy em 1000 KILOHERTZ (1979), for Philips. I will gather the research made by Jean-Yves (Jean do Trombone), introduce Quarteto em Cy formation for this record, which is Cyva, Cynara, Soninha e Dorinha. Quarteto em Cy em 1000 KILOHERTZ is arranged and produced by Luiz Claudio Ramos and features Helvius Villela (piano), Fred (bass), Luiz Claudio Ramos (guitar, violao), among others. Tracks include:

01 - Sim Ou Não (Djavan)
02 - Feminina (Joyce)
03 - Passageiro (Roberto Riberti)
04 - Nada Além (Custódio Mesquita / Mário Lago)
05 - Feira das Almas (Francis Hime / Carlos Queiroz Telles)
06 - Bom Dia (Gilberto Gil / Nana Caymmi)
07 - Maria Maria (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
08 - Vinho Amargo (Kledir Ramil / Fogaça)
09 - Nadando no Seco (Tunai / Sergio Natureza)
10 - A Cidade Contra o Crime (Gonzaguinha)
11 - Sabiá (Chico Buarque / Tom Jobim)

Muraro - O Incrivel Muraro (1958)

This is a lovely record of a very old and popular pianist, my Grandfather would love to hear this music. Perhaps nobody heard about this artist, except a few ones, such like Caetano Rodrigues. Let's see what happens with this one.

This is Muraro - O Incrivel Muraro (1958), for BSA, featuring Muraro (piano) and orchestra. I could not search successfully for Muraro info and I do not know if he got some recognition when active from the 30's to the early 60's, but it is always a pleasure to show new artists at Loronix and hopefully brings some good memories for the ones who where in touch with their art at the period they where active. When we close this circle, I feel good feelings. Tracks include:

01 - Cabôca de Caxangá (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
02 - Aruê Aruá (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
03 - Beija-flor (Ernesto Nazareth)
04 - Ontem ao Luar (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Pedro de Alcântara)
05 - Guerreiro (Ernesto Nazareth)
06 - Vesper (Ernesto Nazareth)
07 - Luar do Sertão (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
08 - Cruz Perigo (Ernesto Nazareth)
09 - Sagaz (Ernesto Nazareth)
10 - Nasci Para Te Amar (Anacleto de Medeiros / Catulo da Paixão Cearense)
11 - Pierrot (Ernesto Nazareth)
12 - Apollonia Pinto (Catulo da Paixão Cearense)

Special Post | Who are these guys?

I don't know if it is easy or not, but at least it is a different way to share this nice picture. Who can tell me who are these guys? You don't need to identify the one that is not showing his face. Use comments to make your guess, please.

Hope uIdentify!

Sivuca - Sivuca Med Putte Wickman Orkester (1968)

How long we do not see a new album from the great Sivuca at Loronix? I cannot remember by heart when it was, probably last year. Anyway, this is a nice record, probably unknown by several friends. By the way, this is a last year contribution of a friend from Argentina, Luis Contijoch, which I want to say thank you and give my appologies for such delay on posting. This happen with many friends.

This is Sivuca - Sivuca Med Putte Wickman Orkester (1968), for Interdisc - Sweeden, featuring Sivuca (violao, accordion and vocal), Putte Wickman (clarinet), Gõran Linhberg e Rolf Larsson (organ), Arne Willhemson (bass) e Fredrik Noren (drums). Do not take this record as the same of the previous Sivuca collaboration with Putte Wickman, which is something that our friend Luis did at that time. Tracks include:

01 - Misty (E. Garner)
02 - There Will Never Be Another You (M. Ager)
03 - Someone To Wathc Over Me (George Gershwin)
04 - Céu e Mar (Sivuca)
05 - Rosinha (Sivuca)
06 - Poema a Madrogda (Sivuca)
07 - La Pluie Sur La Mer (Sivuca)
08 - Berimbau (Sivuca)

Trio Surdina & Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Ary Barroso (1953)

Sometimes we have things in front of us, close enough we can even touch, but for reasons we can't explain, we do not give a properly recognition and adequate importance to them. It happens all the time, in life. This is the case with this post. During several months, at a first sight, this was taken only as an old Trio Surdina 10-inch tribute to Ary Barroso. So you start making connections, JimR says that Leo Peracchi is one of the Brazilian Maestros that he likes most and Caetano Rodrigues also said something about it and them this little jewel gets the deserved importance.

This is Trio Surdina & Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra - Ary Barroso (1953), for Musidisc, featuring Trio Surdina, as Fafa Lemos (violin), Chiquinho do Acordeom (accordion) and the legendary Garoto (violao) and the might Maestro Leo Peracchi e Sua Orquestra. This amazing cover alone worth the admission price, and the music is great, fresh as it was recorded for the first time a couple of years ago. This is one of those you do not have to explain, just guide. Tracks include:

01 - Rio de Janeiro (Ary Barroso) - Trio Surdina
02 - Inquietação (Ary Barroso) - Trio Surdina
03 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso) - Trio Surdina
04 - Risque (Ary Barroso) - Trio Surdina
05 - Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso) - Léo Peracchi
06 - Por Causa Desta Cabôca (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto) - Léo Peracchi
07 - Brasil Moreno (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto) - Léo Peracchi
08 - No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso) - Léo Peracchi

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Maysa - O Barquinho (1961) featuring O Conjunto de Roberto Menescal

Hello! Good Night! I want to make a nice start today, celebrating the sunny day we had today in Rio de Janeiro. Besides music and birds, I have another hobby that I could not give any attention in the last months, bike riding. Today I decided to change this situation; I took my old and solid recumbent bike (that crazy Zohrer 20 at the picture) and made a ride from Leme to Leblon, round trip.

In the past, it was pretty easy to ride until the top of Corcovado as piece of cake, but today, this tiny 25 Km ride was inside, I felt my heart going out of my body. I think that I need to make more exercises. Bike riding is pure fan and I hope to ride together with any Loronixer who challenges me when in Rio. Give me only two months for putting back my body at a good shape.

By the way, this is a nice photo with Carlos Drummond de Andrade statue in Copacabana holding my recumbent.

This is Maysa - O Barquinho (1961), for Columbia, featuring O Conjunto de Roberto Menescal, which is Bebeto, Luis Carlos e Helcio Milito, with arrangements by Luiz Eca and Roberto Menescal, a mandatory repost, since this album has gone out of print and it is a mandatory piece on any Bossa Nova collector shelf. Tracks include:

01 - Barquinho (Ronaldo Bôscoli / Roberto Menescal)
02 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Dois Meninos (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 - Recado à Solidão (Chico Feitosa)
05 - Depois do Amor (Normando / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 - Só Você (Mais Nada) (Paulo Soledade)
07 - Maysa (Luis Eça / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Errinho à Toa (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
09 - Lágrima Primeira (Ronaldo Bôscoli / Roberto Menescal)
10 - Eu e o Meu Coração (Inaldo Vilarim / Antônio Botelho)
11 - Cala Meu Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Melancolia (Luis Eça / Ronaldo Bôscoli)

Baden Powell - Gravado ao Vivo em Paris (1973)

This post has two purposes. The first is to show Loronixers another great out of print Baden Powell LP. The second is to invite you to get along with one of the best musicians websites that I know, made with passion, with extensive research and special attention on each detail.

Brazil-on-Guitar is the best Baden Powell website at the Internet, you should not miss at I'm a heavy user of Brazil-on-Guitar, there, I could understand why Baden Powell says Arigato at the end of this album, in spite of being record in Japan (1970), this album was released in Brazil as Gravado ao Vivo em Paris (1973), which is the LP that I have. Take a time to visit Brazil-on-Guitar and improve your knowledge on Baden Powell music.

This is Baden Powell - Gravado ao Vivo em Paris (1973), for Barclay/Ariola, featuring The Baden Powell Quartet with Baden Powell (guitar), Ernesto Ribeiro-Goncalves (bass), Helio Schiavo (drums) and Helio Schiavo (percussion). I will be straightforward this time, since you now have Brazil-on-Guitar. Tracks include:

01 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Folha Morta (Ary Barroso)
03 - Jesus Alegria dos Homens (Johann Sebastian Bach / Adpt. Baden Powell)
04 - Marcha Escocesa (Adpt. Baden Powell)
05 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo / Niltinho Tristeza)
07 - Samba Triste (Billy Blanco / Baden Powell)
08 - Tristesse - Studo Nº 3 Opus 10 (Frederic Chopin / Adpt. Baden Powell)
09 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Paulinho da Costa - Agora (1976)

This is a contribution that came from a Loronixer, let's call him Mr. V., that is presenting to us the debut LP of an artist that I never gave much attention on my musical selections. Paulinho da Costa is a Brazilian percussionist that made his career in the United States, being a very requested studio musician, participating on several renowned artists recordings, such as: Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Joe Pass, Freddie Hubbard, among others. Thanks Mr. V. for this nice contribution to Loronixers.

This is Paulinho da Costa - Agora (1976), for Original Jazz Classics (USA), featuring Octavio Bailly Jr. (bass), Claudio Slon (drums and production), Steve Huffsteter, Gene Goe (trumpet, flugehorns), Frank Rosolino, Mike Julian (trombone), Greg Phillinganes (piano), Lee Ritenour (guitar) and Larry Williams (sax, flute). It is always nice to introduce new artists to Loronixers, let's give feedback on comments section. Tracks include:

01 - Simbora (Paulinho da Costa / Cláudio Slon)
02 - Terra (Paulinho da Costa / Octávio Bailly Jr. / Cláudio Slon)
03 - Toledo Bagel (Paulinho da Costa / Cláudio Slon / Erich Bulling)
04 - Berimbau Variations (Paulinho da Costa / Octávio Bailly Jr. / Cláudio Slon)
05 - Belisco (Erich Bulling)
06 - Ritmo Number One (Paulinho da Costa / Cláudio Slon)

Bob Fleming - Bob Fleming (1961) aka Moacyr Silva

Hello, good night! I have to admit that I'm happy with the end of Carnaval. Everything went fine, as far as I know and we had a successful party down here. Now, it is time to get back to a normal life, schedule an appointment with zecalouro vet, use behavior analysis to make him forget the tunes that he learned and start the year. The show must go on.

Let's make a great start today showing to Loronixers an album that has a combination of saxophone and Hammond B3 organ. This is Bob Fleming - Bob Fleming (1961), for Musidisc, featuring Bob Fleming aka Moacyr Silva and probably, my assumption, Ed Lincoln or Celso Murilo on the Hammond B3 organ. I spoke today with Claudio Fagnan, our expert on recognizing participations of the artists he loves on albums. Claudio will take the last Ivan Casanova LP for a hearing and this Bob Fleming to bring clarification on these issues very soon. Tracks include:

01 - O Nosso Amor / Fechei a Porta
02 - E Luxo So / Teleco Teco Nr. 2
03 - Meditacao / Cheiro de Saudade
04 - A Noite do Meu Bem / Fim de Caso
05 - Ideias Erradas / E Dai
06 - Mundo Mal / Ho Ba La La
07 - Rio de Janeiro / Cidade Maravilhosa
08 - Dizem por Ai / O Amor e a Rosa
09 - Se Acaso Voce Chegasse / Agora e Cinza
10 - Chora sua Tristeza - Ri
11 - Carinho e Amor - Menina Moca
12 - O Nosso Olhar - Exemplo

Ivan Casanova e Seus Conjuntos - Um Olhar... Uma Danca... Um Amor | aka Walter Wanderley

I love the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I would not leave Copacabana to Ipanema, but I can make a life on a small city at Minas Gerais south region, easily. I like the way Mineiros (people that belongs to Minas Gerais) take their lives. I was there a couple of years ago for some business with birds; it is wonderful the way Mineiros makes business. I left the farm with a Mineiro and a bird to meet another Mineiro for a possible bird change. Arriving there, the Mineiros spent two hours looking to each other birds without saying a word, absolute silence. Then, they shake hands and left with no business made. I got desperate and asked why the exchange was not performed and why they did not talk to each other about the exchange. The Mineiro turn his head to me and said: "It did not happen".

What a story. That's exactly my relationship with this record for many months. Silence. The record on the shelf. I'm starring the record daily. It did not happen. But there was something familiar with that piano playing that I could not stop thinking.

A couple of days ago, the bossanovadreamer came to me with a story he read on e-bay that Ivan Casanova is Walter Wanderley. That's what I need to associate the playing with the artist and this is what zecalouro shows to your appreciation.

Is Ivan Casanova Walter Wanderley?

This is Ivan Casanova e Seus Conjuntos - Um Olhar... Uma Danca... Um Amor (from late 50's to early 60's), for Imperial. Now I will let with Loronixers to agree with zecalouro or not if Ivan Casanova is another nickname used by the Brazilian organist Walter Wanderley and this should be considered a Walter Wanderley LP. It is up to Loronixers, I think it is. Tracks include:

01 - The Man I Love (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
02 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - El Reloj (Roberto Cantoral)
04 - Love Is The Tender Trap (S. Cahn / V. Heusen)
05 - Angustia (Orlando Brito)
06 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (D. Fields / J. McHugh)
07 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
08 - Aquellos Ojos Verdes (N. Menendez / A. Ultrera)
09 - No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso)
10 - Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen / T. Koehler)
11 - Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa / João de Barro)
12 - Te Quiero Dijiste (Maria Grever / C. Pasquale)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Zito Righi e Seu Conjunto - Alucinolandia (1969)

In the beginning, my judgment for this record went on that category of risky ones, such as the Oswaldo Luiz e Seu Conjunto. Meanwhile, I could accumulate some info and I'm now confident to show it to Loronixers. In spite of not having the cover artwork of my dreams to this post, this is a really solid release, from the start to end. You should not miss it.

This is Zito Righi e Seu Conjunto - Alucinolandia (1969), for unknown label, featuring nice vocals from Sonia Santos and Zito Righi sax. If you find in a first hearing Zito Righi sax very similar with Bob Fleming way of play, you have a good hear, Zito Right is Bob Fleming on several albums released by Musidisc, a story that will be clarified tomorrow. This record is a treat and I invite you to check and place your comments. Tracks include:

01 - Poema Ritmico do Malandro
02 - Somos Todos Irmaos
03 - Once in a While
04 - Birimbau
05 - Primeira Conjugacao
06 - Bye Bye
07 - Love is here to Stay
08 - Isn't a Dream
09 - Sou Feliz Aqui
10 - Adeus Amor
11 - Alvorada
12 - Hert

Severino Araujo - Orquestra Romantica de Severino Araujo - Teleco Teco em Cordas (1960)

I have been accumulating requests from friends to make the first post of one of the most famous Brazilian orchestra, Orquestra Tabajara, active since 1933. However, I never could find a record in good condition of out of print to show Loronixers. This post should partially fix this issue, a solo record from a Maestro that has his musical career with a tight connection with Orquestra Tabajara, which he is the leader since the foundation in 1933, Maestro Severino Araujo.

This is Severino Araujo - Orquestra Romantica de Severino Araujo - Teleco Teco em Cordas (1960), for Continental, a nice Severino Araujo album, probably unknown to the many fans of Orquestra Tabajara. Teleco Teco em Cordas blends Samba Rhythms with orchestra strings, all arranged by Severino Araujo.

If you have a Orquestra Tabajara LP to share if Loronixers, please get in touch, the Orquestra Tabajara was very important to Brazilian music throughout many decades. Several renowned musicians has participated in the orchestra on different times, such as K-Ximbinho, Ze Bodega, Julinho, Ed Maciel, among others. Tracks include:

01 - Você Passou (Nazareno de Brito / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
02 - Fechei a Porta (Sebastião Mota / Ferreira dos Santos)
03 - Rí (Luis Antônio)
04 - O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
05 - Império do Samba (Zé da Zilda / Zilda do Zé)
06 - Juras Eu Fiz (Severino Araújo)
07 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
08 - A Saudade Não Foi Leal (Norival Reis / Jorge Duarte)
09 - O Trem Atrazou (A. Vilarinho / Estanislau Silva / Paquito)
10 - Noites Vazias (Waldir Finotti / Gilson Santomauro)
11 - Favela (Roberto Martins / Waldemar Silva)
12 - Brasil (Benedito Lacerda / Aldo Cabral)

Oswaldo Luiz e Seu Conjunto - Boite do Faz de Conta (1963)

I spent most part of the day outside to see what exactly is this phenomenon called Carnaval that stops Brazil for almost a week. I took my camera with me hoping to find nice shots of authentic Carnaval on streets of Rio to show Loronixers. Unfortunately, I could not make good shots in the middle of the crowd swinging and singing. Actually, this was a useful day; I could realize what exactly is my problem with Carnaval. I cannot feel happy as everybody uses to be in the middle of a parade. Carnaval is great, if you live outside of Brazil, come to see it next week, but it is something that I cannot explain is why everybody gets happy at Carnaval. Anyway, perhaps the problem is with zecalouro.

Let's continue today with that series of posts that zecalouro never had the nerve to share due several reasons. This one is another, now with really serious concerns about. I will tell you.

This is Oswaldo Luiz e Seu Conjunto - Boate do Faz de Conta (1963), for Discos Design. First disturbing thing, maybe wrong as I was yesterday on Mandrake Som, but in my opinion, this record is fake, never saw it on vinyl and was sent by someone in the very beginning of Loronix. Who ever heard about Discos Design? How is Oswaldo Luiz? What is the reason of this title with the phrase "Faz de Conta", on a free translation to English, "pretends to be". In spite of all the uncertainness, it is a nice record, featuring piano, bass, drums and guitar, very well played. Comments section is open to blame zecalouro for not knowing Oswaldo Luiz and this possibly legendary album. Tracks include:

Music Video | Rafael Rabello - Garota de Ipanema

Hello, Good Night! Rafael Rabello was recently introduced to Loronixers on an early post, a tribute to Garoto with Maestro Radames Gnattali. I got this video with Rafael Rabello performing Garota de Ipanema, a really unique rendition. A combo, probably featuring the legendary Wilson das Neves on drums, accompanies Rafael. Enjoy this video while zecalouro fix himself with a shower after a long day of Carnaval activities.

Hope uEnjoy!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mandrake Som - Sombossa (1975)

This is a unique chance to show Loronixers the music I have and never make me confident to share. There are several reasons for this lack of confidence, mainly lack of information. Let's take advantage of the situation, everybody is now watching TV, looking at the Carnaval Parade, others are traveling, etc. This is the day, let's start.

This is Mandrake Som - Sombossa (1975). Personnel is unknown and there is a great chance that Mandrake is the drummer or percussionist. The music is a top-notch instrumental Bossa Jazz with some African accent. I recommend, just to play with your curiosity and put your finger to work on discover these guys. We have a deal this time. Tracks include:

01 - Eu nao Quero Nem Saber
02 - Soul Samba
03 - Insensatez
04 - Arrastao
05 - Deixa Isso pra La
06 - Reza
07 - Berimbau
08 - O dia em que eu Morrer

Nara Leao - Meu Samba Encabulado (1983)

That's right, just came back from a Carnaval parade. I left home without the idea of engage a parade, but when I waking on the beach, the parade approaches in the opposite direction and I was dragged to it. No chance. Today, they do not use percussion instruments, assembling what we call a Bateria. They set-up a truck and install a powerfull sound system. Everything is electric and the musicians go on top of it. This idea came from Bahia and the original name of this adapted truck is Trio Eletico. Nice story that I can tell you in details sometime.

I get back home with that noise shaking my head. Just what I need to make a decision for a female singer with very sweet voice and really popular between Loronixers. I hope you approve it.

This is Nara Leao - Meu Samba Encabulado (1983), for Polygram, a late Nara Leao release, pretty different from what we use to make at Loronix, focused on earlier Nara Leao works. By the way, I was looking at Nara Leao discography, it is huge, several LPs released, mainly in the 70s. Definitively, we should get back the old Nara Leao pace at Loronix before Carnaval. Tracks include:

01 - Meu Cantar (Noca da Portela / Joel Menezes)
02 - 14 Anos (Paulinho da Viola)
03 - Relembrando (Luis Carlos da Vila)
04 - De Mal Pra Pior (Pixinguinha / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
05 - Há Música no Ar (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho)
06 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
07 - Como Será o Ano 2000 (Padeirinho)
08 - Isso É Brasil (José Maria de Abreu / Luis Peixoto)
09 - Fundo Azul (Nelson Sargento)
10 - Firuliu (Teca Calazans)
11 - Brasileirinho (João Pernambuco / José Leal)
12 - Quando a Saudade Apertar (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Leonel Azevedo)

Erlon Chaves e Orquestra Saint Moritz - Procura-se uma Virgem - OST (1971)

I was wondering, if I write down a list with names of friends who have asked for this LP since Loronix started, perhaps we could embrace Maracana. Several reasons were keeping it for later, I never found the LP, no hi-res cover artwork was available, posted first a Quimsy (, etc. A couple of days ago, Mr. Bapt said that he and several friends of Loronix would be the happiest music fan in the world with this post. That's the reason I was looking for.

This is Erlon Chaves e Orquestra Saint Moritz - Procura-se uma Virgem - OST (1971), for CID, supposed to be one of the most sought after Erlon Chaves LP. This OST was recorded to a Brazilian movie, Procura-se uma Virgem and features only Erlon Chaves compositions performed by Orquestra Saint Moritz. I'm very curious to see what should happen with this very requested release. Tracks include:

01 - Procura-se Uma Virgem (Erlon Chaves) - Prefixo - Tema Abertura
02 - Procura-se Uma Virgem (Erlon Chaves / Duo Cantante) Versão Valsa
03 - Grilo (Erlon Chaves)
04 - Os 3 Ladrões (Erlon Chaves)
05 - Uma Velha Bossa (Erlon Chaves)
06 - Vamos Nós (Erlon Chaves)
07 - O Anjo e o Diabo (Erlon Chaves)
08 - Tema de Amor (Erlon Chaves)
09 - Ba-oba-oba (Erlon Chaves / Arnoldo Medeiros)
10 - Procura-se Uma Virgem (Erlon Chaves) Versão Sufixo

J.T. Meirelles e Sua Orquestra - Brazilian Beat Vol. 2 (1967)

Hello, Good Night! The album I was looking for has finally arrived. I'm talking about something that blends the music we like with Carnaval rhythms. I know there are many ones, but I'm really happy to make this one available instead of something disconnected from Loronix. A great Maestro on Carnaval, let's see what happens.

This is J.T. Meirelles e Sua Orquestra - Brazilian Beat Volume 2 (1967), for London. Meirelles starts with a batucada, not a song, following with nice orchestra renditions to well known "marchinhas and ends with two Bossa Nova classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Tracks include:

01 - Ritmo
02 - Madureira Chorou (Carvalhinho / Julio Monteiro)
03 - Nega do Cabelo Duro (Rubens Soares / David Nasser)
04 - Praça Onze (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
05 - Máscara Negra (Zé Keti / Pereira Matos)
06 - A Banda (Chico Buarque)
07 - Marchinha do Grande Galo (Lamartine Babo / Paulo Barbosa)
08 - Allah-la-ô (Antônio Nássara / Haroldo Lobo)
09 - Cidade Maravilhosa (André Filho)
10 - Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
11 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)

Le Trio Camara - Le Trio Camara (1968)

Finally, Le Trio Camara makes his appearance at Loronix. Several requests were addressed for making this post. I had concerns regarding the commercial availability of this LP, since it was recently reissued outside of Brazil. I'm happy that I could check it with Loronixers two or three months agora and we got green light to show this incredible Samba Jazz music.

This is Le Trio Camara - Le Trio Camara (1968), for Saravah (France), featuring Edson Lobo (bass), Fernando Martins (piano) and Nelson Serra (drums). Introductions are not necessary with this anthological LP; several respectable people consider this record as the best Brazilian instrumental bossa already released. You should not miss it; I like very much this LP. Tracks include:

01 - Berimbau
02 - Nao Tem Solucao
03 - Bia
04 - Nascente
05 - Estrada Do Sol
06 - Upa Neguinho
07 - Feito De Ojacao
08 - Cheganca
09 - Noa Noa
10 - Muito A Vontade
11 - Samba Novo