Saturday, April 21, 2007

Rosinha de Valenca - Rosinha de Valenca Ao Vivo (1966)

I don't have this kind of number, but I'm sure this album is among the most requested by Loronixers ever. I thought it was impossible to find. However, Caetano Rodrigues take me by surprise including this piece on his last package. With Caetano the word "impossible" seems to lose the meaning.

Since yesterday, we have been talking about this inquisitive record and how Loronixers will get surprised when read some facts about it. I think the great surprise about this album is the lack of WYSIWYG, maybe I'm reading too much technical manuals, WYSIWYG stands for "What You See is What You Get" and this is the first surprise.

Rosinha de Valenca ao Vivo was not recorded live, it is an studio album. You should believe us. I heard from the start to end, Caetano also did it and confirms. The second surprise is track list information, available at back cover and on each record side; it is completely messed up and does not match with what is heard. Caetano did the hard work and the track list you see bellow is correct. I forgot to say also that Lamento replaced the song A Banda.

This is Rosinha de Valenca - Rosinha de Valenca Ao Vivo (1966), for Forma, featuring Paulo Moura (clarinet, sax alto), Édison Machado (drums), Dório (bass), Osmar Milito (piano), Roberto Canellas (Violao, tracks. 3 and 11) and Quarteto de Cordas. Tracks include:

Osmar Milito

Paulo Moura
(sax, flute)
Edison Machado

01 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
02 - Uma Noite no Havaí (Codó)
03 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
04 - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Tema Para Luisinho (Murillo Pessoa)
06 - Você É Um Colosso (Noel Rosa)
07 - Vou Pra Valença (Rosinha de Valença)
08 - Fogo na Roça (Codó)
09 - Curta Metragem (Maurício Einhorn / Arnaldo Costa)
10 - Doce de Coco (Jacob do Bandolim)
11 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Acalanto (Dorival Caymmi)

Music Video | Kiko Continentino & Paulo Russo - Steps

Our crew of technicians were paid for these Saturday extra hours to provide us this video and they made a truly amazing job this time. There is nothing stopping them from now on. Stay with Kiko Continentino (piano), Paulo Russo (bass) and their rendition to Steps from the Legendary Victor Assis Brasil.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Stan Getz - Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963)

Caetano sent this album as part of his latest package of treasures to Loronixers and I need to say open and honestly it was the first time I had the chance to hear this classical record. Among the several things I could learn with Loronix, a important one is to consider Stan Getz as a Brazilian artist, such tremendous was his dedication to Brazilian music and the work he made to "announce" the great new from Brazil in the early 60's, the Bossa Nova.

This is Stan Getz - Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963), for Verve. This is a really amazing album and I think I cannot make better than Richard Ginell from All Music to describe this session and what was in the air during those years. Personnel includes another surprise, Edison Machado on Drums. Tracks include:

AMG Review

Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous. Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn't like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim's "Outra Vez" is a particularly lovely example of Getz's freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida's anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material.


Edison Machado
Luis Parga, Jose Paulo
George Duvivier, Dave Bailey
Steve Kuhn
Laurindo Almeida
Stan Getz
(sax tenor)

Track List

01 - Menina Moça (Young Lady) (Luis Antônio)
02 - Outra Vez (Once Again) (Tom Jobim)
03 - Winter Moon (Laurindo de Almeida / Portia Nelson)
04 - Do What You Do Do (Laurindo de Almeida / Jeanne Taylor)
05 - Samba da Sahra (Sahra's Samba) (Laurindo de Almeida)
06 - Maracatu-too (Laurindo de Almeida / Stan Getz)
07 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)

Music Video | Nara Leao - Voce e Eu

Nara Leao lived very close to the place I live today. When I walk on the beach I always look on her window and I feel great remembering her. That's why came to me the idea of making this video sent by Luiz Harding with Nara performing Voce e Eu, a beautiful Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes composition.

Hope uEnjoy!

Ed Maciel - Ed Maciel e Sua Orquestra - Volume 4 (1967)

Hello, Good Evening! I was desperately waiting for this moment to arrive, Saturday night. From now on, no planes flying and making noise on top of my head. Since Tuesday, I was living with a constant and extremely annoying noise of several small planes practicing flights over my window for a competition today, some sort of plane racing. They were small planes; zeca went nuts really angry with them. I thought he thinks they are birds like him. They should not allow this kind of thing in the city. That noise was really a strike on any nervous system. Anyway, I think this process is now over and I kept my sanity.

Let's start the picks of this Saturday making a lot of noise with Ed Maciel e Sua Orquestra.

This is Ed Maciel e Sua Orquestra - Volume 4 (1967), for London, essentially, music for dancing, powered up by orchestra a great brass section and some Hammond B3 organ in the background. Ed Maciel released eight volumes of this self-titled orchestra series and this is the first one released here at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - L'important C'est La Rose (Gilbert Bécaud / L. Amade)
02 - Celebration (B. Martin / P. Coucter)
03 - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (B. Crewe / B. Gaudio)
04 - The Happening (E. Holland / B. Holland / Dozler / De Vol)
05 - Western Union (M. Raben / N. Ezell / J. Durrill)
06 - Barbarella (J. T. Meirelles)
07 - There's a Kind Of Hush (L. Reed / G. Stephens)
08 - C'era Un Ragazzo Che Come Me Amava I Beatles e I Rolling Stones (Luisini / Migliacci)
09 - No Milk Today (G. Gouldman)
10 - A Little Bit Me a Little Bit You (N. Diamond)
11 - You Only Live Twice (J. Barry / L. Bricusse)
12 - Music To Watch Girls By (S. Ramin / T. Velona)

Music Video | Kiko Continentino & Paulo Russo

Hello! Good Morning! Let’s make some earlier posts this Saturday!

Yesterday, Loronix engineers made some extra hours to record the Broadcast of top-notch instrumental music on Brazilian TV provided by Kiko Continentino and Paulo Russo. I'm making available an excerpt of the concert with some problems with audio synchronization. This is only a teaser, engineers will be back tonight to fix it and we will have on the forthcoming days several short clips of these magnificent musicians.

Kiko Continentino is a Brazilian pianist, friend of Loronix and one of the most active musicians in town, pretty connected with our community, being also official pianist of Milton Nascimento group. Paulo Russo is self-explanatory, watch the video, he is a very talented bassist that put his heart on his instrument showing passion on every note he plays.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Special Post | Forma & Elenco Radio Broadcast

Stay tuned today at Opcao FM, a Brazilian radio that has a weekly Bossa Nova show, Forma e Elenco, produced and presented by a Loronixer, Leo Ribeiro Jr. This week, Leo sent me last Saturday show, which is available as a Podcast bellow. I have to admit that I had some difficulties on managing Podcasts, it is weird to publish audio with no video. That's why I made it using LP covers as a slide show.

Forma e Elenco is aired every Saturday at 7pm and a second chance is made available on Sundays, 11am, Brazilian time. Check bellow the website where you can find more information about the show, including a live streaming for the friends outside Brazil.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Modulo Quatro - Bossa Carrossel Brasileiro (1970)

Nem tudo que é velho é bom. This is a very important statement to keep in mind if you are planning to start a live as collector, stands in English as something like, "Not everything that is old is good", or making some poetry, "Not everything is old is gold". This is one among several things I learn with my friend Caetano Rodrigues. I could see it working last time we were together in Sao Paulo, I made some wrong picks buying music by the cover, with no previous research or listening.

It is amazing what Caetano provides to us with his selections. It is much more than making albums available, Caetano works as an advisor to us, putting his knowledge available with nothing in mind except the his love with the music from Brazil and the great kindness for our community, thanks once again, Caetano!

This is Modulo Quatro - Bossa Carrossel Brasileiro (1970), for Chantecler. Quick survey: Who knew this group and this album before? Who ever heard about them? I'm sure that just a few friends had the chance to see it listed on e-bay or available at some old vinyl shop. It is very hard to describe this modern and breathtaking instrumental album; an e-bay seller would say something like "Killer Latin-funk-groove-boogie-soul". Our great friend Quimsy would say it has "infectious SambaJazz cuts on a cosmic groovy fusion masterpiece", sorry Quimsy, I love your reviews and I would love to see how you would describe this amazing album.

Little is know about Modulo Quatro, it seems this is their first and only album. I'm asking for strong feedback on another great Caetano Rodrigues release. Tracks include:


Carlos Nóbrega
Mário Augusto
Joni Soto
Toni Marcilio

Track List

01 - Cantiga Para Meu Amor (Carlos Nóbrega)
02 - Modulo 4 (Mário Augusto / Joni Soto / Toni Marcílio / Carlos Nóbrega)
03 - Viagem (Joni Soto)
04 - Ao Cair da Tarde (Carlos Nóbrega)
05 - Alegre Passeio (Carlos Nóbrega)
06 - Genipapo (Joni Soto)
07 - Salpicando (Carlos Nóbrega / Toni Marcílio / Joni Soto / Mário Augusto)
08 - Bossa Norte (Carlos Nóbrega)
09 - Passeando Em Recife (Carlos Nóbrega)
10 - Rememorando (Carlos Nóbrega)
11 - Pingo nos Is (Carlos Nóbrega)
12 - Você Voltou (Carlos Nóbrega)

Music Video | Raulzinho & Maria Bethania

Hello, Good Evening! This video announces the start of another Brazilian music night at Loronix. We had great nights this week and it will be very easy to keep the pace at day four of Caetano Rodrigues releases. Some friends reported to sleep badly in the last three nights, so I will try, I said try; to make everything happens earlier today.

Luiz Harding made it again selecting for us another video with the legendary Brazilian trombonist Raul de Souza, according with Maria Bethania, the best trombonist in the world. By the way, Maria Bethania delivers a truly beautiful singing. You can see by yourself, just click at the arrow bellow or use the increase lens for a bigger version.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Os Cariocas - O Melhor de Os Cariocas - com Severino Filho e Orquestra (1958)

When this current Caetano's package was being prepared, we have been speaking about the selection and Caetano, as always, prepared some surprises that are only revealed to me by the time I receive everything by mail. Caetano said sometimes to be sending a record called "O Melhor de Os Cariocas". I always answered that it was a great choice, having in mind Caetano was sending some sort of compilation as the title suggests.

I was wrong, once again. Caetano will read this text with a smile on his face, since he could really knock me down with this album.

Attention, do not let the cover cheat you. This is not a compilation or one of those "The Best of" records, Caetano shows us a career album from us Cariocas, so obscure that I never heard about and probably many fans of Os Cariocas will be really surprised when reaching Loronix.

This is Os Cariocas - O Melhor de Os Cariocas (1958), for Columbia. Little is known about this album, so I will tell what I think we have here. Perhaps this is the first and only Os Cariocas album with English lyrics, not all tunes. You can see beautiful colored letters on cover building the name "Os Cariocas", however, some reviewers and websites takes Severino Filho as the main performer, which is something with a little importance, since Severino Filho is a member of Os Cariocas. There is one thing I'm sure, we should send many thanks to Caetano Rodrigues for sending this album to Loronixers. I know many Os Cariocas fans that will make their day. Thanks Caetano for gathering the "impossible" to our community. Tracks include:

01. Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02. Chá-chá-chá Baiano (Getúlio Macedo)
03. É Gostoso Beijar (Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
04. Born Too Late (F. Tobias / C. Strouse)
05. Marca na Parede (Ismael Netto / Mário Faccini)
06. Always And Forever (K. Millet / J. Gold)
07. Valsa de Uma Cidade (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
08. Quem É (Oldemar Magalhães / Osmar Navarro)
09. Afinal (Ismael Netto / Luis Bittencourt)
10. Samba Rock (B. Moore / Reg Simpson / J. Bradford)
11. Menina Feia (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
12. Menina (Édson Borges / De Castro)
13. Silhouettes (F. C. Slay Jr. / B. Crewe)
14. Madrugada 3 05 (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria / Reinaldo Dias Leme)

Music Video | Joao Gilberto - Wave

I'm happy with this series of Joao Gilberto videos, started a couple of days ago with Joao performing Insensatez. Here we go now on another video from the same set with Joao performing a Bossa Nova classic, Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim). This is just a teaser of what is waiting for us in the forthcoming days. Caetano has a special Joao Gilberto release to show us.

By the way, I heard today that Joao Gilberto has some sort of Guiness Book record from the longest applause ever, it was in Japan, 2003, Joao kept silent closing his eyes for 20 minutes listening to the Japanese audience's endless applause. This is all about Joao Gilberto, a true legend that play with our extremes, some of us adore him while other does not stand or cannot understand his art.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Os Biriba Boys - Biribalanco (1965)

Here is a nice little record sent by Caetano Rodrigues. I said little by the duration, 10 songs and less than 30 minutes, but the music is great, performed by an instrumental group never released before at Loronix. If you are in the mood to hear Hammond B3 organ, blended with a brass section of sax, trombone, piston and clarinet, this is the record for you.

This is Os Biriba Boys - Biribalanco (1965), for Musidisc. Actually, there are some tracks with vocals performed by a crooner, but Biribalanco is essentially an instrumental album. The cover alone worth the admission price and I could not resist to show at post closing a panorama photo of Rio de Janeiro, sent by my friend c.a.t. from O Globo. Please tell me if you think this panorama image damage your experience at Loronix. Rio de Janeiro is wonderful and I feel proud on showing this city at Loronix. Tracks include:


Wilson Benedetti
(sax tenor, clarinet)
J. B. Alves
Sidney Jacobino
Domingos Machado
Tiao Santos
Fernando Costa
Olavo Batista
Roberto Friggi
Jurandir Pereira

Track List

01 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Quitessência (J. T. Meirelles)
05 - Sambach (Domingos Machado)
06 - The Blues Walk (C. Brow)
07 - Consolação (Vinicius de Moraes / Baden Powell)
08 - Don't Blame Me (J. Mc Hugh / D. Fields) On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington / B. Kaper)
09 - Ainda Mais Lindo (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Biribalanço (Wilson Benedetti)

Dick Farney - Dick Farney Show (1961) with Maestro Simonetti & Orquestra RGE

Everybody knows that one of the best Brazilian music blogs, Unbreakable Microgrooves, has gone on a big hiatus. I spoke with Simon Boutman, which is the owner and maintainer of Microgrooves and we agree to make posts at Loronix of some albums that are not available there. I think this is an excellent idea and we will start with a recommendation from Simon Boutman, by the way, a really nice recommendation.

This is Dick Farney - Dick Farney Show (1961), for RGE. You will always find links to the original Microgrooves post, here. Dick Farney Show is his first LP from RGE, released just before Dick Farney made his move to Sao Paulo in the early 60's. The legendary Maestro Enrico Simonetti arranges Dick Farney Show. Self-explanatory, what else can go wrong when you have Dick Farney and Maestro Simonetti together? Thanks Simon for open this new channel between our websites and communities. Tracks include:

01 - Somos Dois (Armando Cavalcanti - Klécius Caldas)
02 - Uma Loire (Hervé Cordovil)
03 - Este Seu Olhar (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
04 - Perdido de Amor (Luiz Bonfá)
05 - Sem Esse Céu (Luiz Bonfá)
06 - A Fonte e o teu Nome (Luiz Bonfá)
07 - The Lady is a Tramp (Lorenz Hart - Richard Rodgers)
08 - It's All Right with Me (Cole Porter)
09 - The Song is You (Gerome Kern - Harmmerstein II)
10 - I Concentrate on You (Cole Porter)
11 - Just One of Those Things (Cole Porter)
12 - Speak Low (Kurt Weill - Ogden Nash)

Music Video | Toquinho - Insensatez

Hello, Good Evening! What a exciting day. When arriving home I use to check Loronix usage statistics and I got surprised when I saw we are above the daily average at 6pm. We will probably have the busiest day ever; thanks to Caetano Rodrigues releases and thanks to the great Brazilian Blog do Noblat, once again calling the attention of thousands of new friends to Loronix. I'm proud of it. You can see by yourself, here. Welcome new Loronixers!

Let's start with a video today, a special one showing a great artist and some important places in Rio, such as: Toca do Vinicius, Antonio Carlos Jobim place, anyway, thanks Luiz Harding for sending Toquinho performing Insensatez on a very beautiful video full of vintage scenes.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Corisco e Os Sambaloucos - Incendio no Samba (1965)

Friends, I told you yesterday, Caetano was really inspired when selected the picks to include in this current package. This is really the one with the hardest to find selections ever. Do not think that we are ordering the rare ones first, the criterion is based on variety and organization of different styles at our first page, between many other cosmetic, and very important things.

I have been tracking this album down with several other friends and I admit that my hope had gone, it was already filed under "impossible". Among Samba Jazz fans, this is the legendary "fire truck album" and I never could realize how beautiful this cover would be and how good the music is. I'm sure we are having a "magic moment" at Loronix and all credits should go to Caetano Rodrigues.

This is Corisco e Os Sambaloucos - Incendio no Samba (1965), for Philips. If you are already an expert on Corisco e Os Sambaloucos though the previous releases, do not miss this one, they seems to make it better on each release on their unique blending of Samba Jazz, unusual instruments with fun on top of everything. Tracks include:

01 - Bicho do Mato (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
02 - Menino das Laranjas (Theo de Barros)
03 - Só Vou de Balanço (João Roberto Kelly)
04 - O Sapo (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
05 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
06 - Vou de Samba Com Você (João Mello)
07 - Cara de Pau (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
08 - Samba de Brfanco (João Roberto Kelly / J. Rui)
09 - Samba Para o Pedrinho (Walter Santos)
10 - Diz Que Fui Por Aí (Zé Keti / Hortêncio Rocha)
11 - Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Mono Boogie (Denis Brean)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Walter Wanderley - O Sucesso e Samba (1960)

Walter Wanderley is one of the artists most connected to Loronix and a great part of the little Loronix popularity can be credited to Walter Wanderley albums, he is an artist that everybody likes, has an unique way of playing and an amazing popularity in Brazil and United States. We have been tracking out of print Walter Wanderley LPs that were not released at Loronix and once in a while some friend take us by surprise.

I would like to say thanks to Moos, for this contribution. Moos make a nice work in the background and I have several Moos contributions waiting for their time to appear here. Thanks Moos for remembering Walter Wanderley.

This is Walter Wanderley - O Successo e Samba (1960), for Odeon. Moss said this is the original 1960 issue, it is amazing that he found this album in Europe, while I never saw it available on any fair or shop down here. Self-explanatory release, Walter Wanderley albums are always on top of any statistics at Loronix. Moos also remember something very important; we do not have any Walter Wanderley video at Loronix. Actually, I never saw Walter Wanderley performing. If someone can make a dream come true, this is the one we are looking for, a video with Walter Wanderley. Tracks include:

01 - O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
02 - Ninho do Nonô (Denis Brean)
03 - O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
04 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
05 - Dona Baratinha (Almeida Rego / Newton Ramalho)
06 - Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
07 - Teleco Teco Nº 2 (Nelsinho / Oldemar Magalhães)
08 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - Saudade Querida (Tito Madi)
10 - O Pato (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
11 - Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
12 - Cheiro de Saudade (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)

Myrzo Barroso - Myrzo (1965)

Hello! Good Evening! Loronixers were thrilled yesterday and all long today with Rosinha de Valenca Ao Vivo, a mega rare release sponsored by the great Caetano Rodrigues. Actually, Rosinha de Valenca Ao Vivo was not selected to be the closing post of yesterday, but this parrot was so tired yesterday that slept by accident, waking up this morning without understanding what happened. It was better, I'm feeling great today, with a great will to deliver a wonderful night to Loronixers.

Let's start with another of those "impossible to find" Caetano Rodrigues albums, tailored for the Brazilian friends that were following the scene at the 60's. These friends know what I'm talking about. :-)

This is Myrzo Barroso - Myrso (1965), for RCA Victor, the first and only LP recorded by Myrzo Barroso, featuring arrangements of Orlando Costa, the legendary Maestro Cipo, which I could not resist to place his picture at this post, together with Myrzo. Little is known about this album, but Myrzo liner notes makes some mentions on personnel, including Fats Elpidio (piano), Copinha (flute), Jorge Arenas and Rubens Bassini (percussion). Musical Direction is from Maestro Zaccarias. Tracks include:

01 - O Que Se Faz (Rildo Hora / Gracindo Jr.)
02 - Caminho (Chico Feitosa / Marcos Vasconcellos)
03 - Saudade Azul (Sergio Malta)
04 - Melhor Que Tudo Mais Que Existe (Roberto Jorge)
05 - Inquietação (Chico Feitosa)
06 - Por Quê (Geraldo Vespar / Mário Telles)
07 - Tudo de Você (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
08 - Nanã (Moacir Santos / Mário Telles)
09 - Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Bebeto / Maurício Einhorn)
10 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - O Amor Em Paz (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Negro (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Leo Peracchi | Leo Peracchi e Suas Cordas Cariocas - Sambas e Violinos (1958)

Hello, Good Night! I'm very happy that I only need to write at Loronix, not speak as a radio station. I'm speechless. I'm an old parrot and the last time I get in touch with a home scanner, probably most of you were on short paints. That's why I never took in consideration a scanner at Loronix, they were expensive and the results were draft low-resolution images. However, Caetano sent wonderful covers on this package and I was really disturbed with the pictures I was taking with my digital camera.

Loronix is now equipped with an entry-level scanner, we are not an enterprise, so I decided to make it through the cheapest I could find. So far, the results are breathtaking. I will make some testings in the next hour before starting Caetano's post. I could not resist getting a beautiful cover for a scan - I'm a curious parrot - and this is the outcome. What do you think? My only issue now is connecting two images without visible separation. The scanner is smaller than an LP.

If anyone knows how to make it, feel free, but do not worry. We have time. Caetano's covers are CD size, so we will not have this kind of issue to address today. Sorry about the scanner bla bla bla, I'm very happy with this new feature and I use to communicate open and honestly with Loronix friends.

This is Leo Peracchi | Leo Peracchi e Suas Cordas Cariocas - Sambas e Violinos (1958), for Odeon. I'm making available a further reissue made by Odeon subsidiary Imperial, which I could not gather release date, my better estimate is the mid 60's. Little is know about this session; Maestro Leo Peracchi assembled a big orchestra with more than 100 musicians. It was a big challenge to make this session with the resources of that time.

Stay with Leo Peracchi while zecalouro coordinates the forthcoming Caetano's posts of the day. Stay tuned. Tracks include:

01 - Conceição (Dunga / Jair Amorim)
02 - Se Você Jurar (Ismael Silva / Nilton Bastos / Francisco Alves)
03 - Saia do Meu Caminho (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
04 - Na Batucada da Vida (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
05 - Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
06 - Falta de Consciência (Ary Barroso)
07 - Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
08 - Ai Ioiô (Linda Flor) (Henrique Vogeler)
09 - Agora É Cinza (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal")
10 - Canção de Amor (Elano de Paula / Chocolate)
11 - Sentinela Alerta (Ary Barroso)
12 - Maria Boa (Assis Valente)

Sansa Trio - Sansa Trio Vol. 2 (1966)

Everyday I learn something that I don't know at Loronix and today was a day that I learned a lot of things, as follows:

a. You can have the best equipment available at the marketplace, but if you save your money buying ordinary cables instead of the best you can find, your last generation equipment will deliver gramophone results. I'm testing a new cable with this new Caetano package, if you think the quality has improved, this is the reason.

b. Sansa Trio Vol. 2 has Airto Moreira on drums replacing the nice drummer fellow of Volume 1.

c. Maestro Jose Briamonte is the piano player and probably the leader of Sansa Trio.

d. Airto Moreira makes the difference and makes a great contribution on Volume 2, which is much better than Volume 1.

e. I need to take a time and list the albums I loose hope to find and them compare with this Caetano Rodrigues package, which is the one that brings the hardest to find stuff.

f. We need to write comments and give feedback to the great work Caetano is making to Loronixers. Tomorrow, I will make a repost on that educational video.

This is Sansa Trio - Sansa Trio Vol. 2 (1966), for Som Maior, featuring Jose Briamonte (piano), Airto Moreira (drums) and Jose Ordoñez (bass). Tracks include:

01 - Sambidú (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
02 - Caô Xangô (Johnny Alf)
03 - Aruanda (Geraldo Vandré / Carlos Lyra)
04 - Mar Amar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
05 - Sou Sem Paz (Adilson Godoy)
06 - A Resposta (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - Bossa Só (Johnny Alf)
08 - Dois Peixinhos (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
09 - Chuva (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
10 - Tudo Que É Preciso (Durval Ferreira / Regina Werneck)
11 - Foi Assim (Laércio Vieira)

Silvio Silveira - Silvio Silveira e i Suoi Ritmi Brasiliani - Bossa Nova Ad Alta Quota with Sivuca

If you are Sivuca fan you will probably remember an old contribution by Caetano Rodrigues, a 10-inch album recorded in 1961, Sivuca - Samba Nouvelle Vague. I did not mention that time, but Samba Novelle Vague has a special connection with this album, Silvio Silveira accompanied Sivuca. Now it is the time of swapping positions, Silvio Silveira is the main performer and Sivuca is the special guest. By the way, what a really special guest!

This is Silvio Silveira - Silvio Silveira e i Suoi Ritmi Brasiliani - Bossa Nova Ad Alta Quota (no date), for Barclay. There is no problem with this record, except it is a really hard to find item, even impossible to track down at Goggle or auction sites. The Lucky friends that had the chance to know Caetano's book will probably remember this record and this cover listed there on a special place. Caetano loves this record that has the participation of the legendary Sivuca in all tracks with all tricks, playing accordion and using his voice as an instrument. Tracks include:

01 - Bim Bom
02 - Bahia
03 - Feitico da Vila
04 - Fita Amarela
05 - Apanhei-te Cavaquinho
06 - Copacabana
07 - Desafinado
08 - Rancho Fundo
09 - Flor do Abacate
10 - E Luxo So
11 - Barquinho
12 - Tico Tico

Monday, April 16, 2007

Luiz Loy Quinteto - Luiz Loy Quinteto (1966)

It is really exciting to start a new Caetano Rodrigues contribution series; Caetano sent 46 impossible to find albums to Lorinixers, most of them from the golden age, the 60's. Full listing is a secret, sorry about the friends who reach me, I cannot anticipate, there are only four people in the world who know the full listing, Caetano, his wife, zecalouro and myself. Actually three, zecalouro is not human.

Anyway, let's start great, showing a really hard to find album that combines top-notch Samba Jazz music with a wonderful cover.

This is Luiz Loy Quinteto - Luiz Loy Quinteto (1966), for RGE, featuring Luis Loy (piano), Roberto Bandeira (bass), Zinho (drums), Mazola (sax tenor, flute) and the legendary Papudinho (piston). I always though Luiz Loy was the sax player, the one we can see his back playing sax, but I was wrong. It is also a nice surprise that we will hear again thee pistonist Papudinho, which is the small guy on our left. Luiz Loy released only four albums, the first in 1962 and the last one in 1968, I don't know if he could follow a career as musician before these four fantastic albums.

Thanks Caetano for this first out of 46 (I said 46) new contributions to Loronixers. Tracks include:


Luis Loy
Roberto Bandeira
(sax tenor, flute)

Track List

01 - Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
02 - Nosso Amor Existe (Severino Filho / Marcos Vasconcellos)
03 - Clichet (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
04 - Tristeza Que Se Foi (Adilson Godoy)
05 - Mais Samba (Chico Buarque)
06 - Deixa Pra Lá (Sergio Augusto)
07 - Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
08 - Brinquedo Sim (Gilberto Gil)
09 - Fly Me To The Moon (B. Howard)
10 - Flor da Manhã (Adilson Godoy)
11 - No Balanço do Jequibau (Mário Albanese / Ciro Pereira)
12 - Chora Céu (Luis Roberto / Adilson Godoy)

Music Video | Baden Powel and Louis-Marcel Baden Powell

zecalouro recommends that you cancel dinner, turn off TV and stay tuned at Loronix. After a long and never ending day, Caetano package has finally arrived at Loronix headquarters. We are now deciding today's picks, which is a real treat since the records are solid and wonderful, as ever.

I declare Caetano Mode = ON, effective today and ending at Loronix 1st Anniversary day on May 12th. Posts will be a little bit delayed, but don't zap around the other channels; we are running fast to make it ready as soon as possible.

Cheers, zeca

While waiting, stay with another Powered by Luiz Harding video with Baden Powell and his son, Louis-Marcel Baden Powell performing together.

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Elizeth Cardoso & Zimbo Trio - E de Manha (1970)

I never heard about a second collaboration between Elizeth Cardoso and Zimbo Trio besides Elizeth Cardoso e Zimbo Trio - Elizeth e Zimbo Trio Balancam na Sucata (1969), already available at Loronix. I was "introduced" to this album on an old vinyl shop in Copacabana. If you appreciate the first, don't miss this one, recorded at the same Sucata nightclub.

This is Elizeth Cardoso e Zimbo Trio - E de Manha (1970), for Copacabana, recorded live at Sucata Nightclub as part of a show directed by Herminio Bello de Carvalho. It is amazing how this record quality is so good taking in consideration the resources available in 1970. Elizeth and Zimbo Trio can be heard together in all tunes, except tracks 05 - Zazueira and 08 - Casa Forte, instrumental tracks featuring only Zimbo Trio.

Luiz Harding sent a video with excerpts of the Brazilian movie Noite Vazia (1964), directed by Walter Hugo Khuori with Zimbo Trio in charge of the soundtrack. I think this video fits very nice with this post, you can hear Zimbo Trio in the background while watching performances by the legendary Odette Lara and Norma Bengell. Tracks include:

01 - De Manhã (Caetano Veloso) Exaltação à Bahia (Vicente Paiva / Chianca de Garcia)
02 - Ilusão à Toa (Johnny Alf)
03 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
04 - Eu Disse Adeus (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
05 - Zazueira (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
06 - O Conde (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
07 - De Onde Vens (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
08 - Casa Forte (Edu Lobo)
09 - Faixa de Cetim (Ary Barroso) Morro (Dunga / Mário Rossi) Sei Lá Mangueira (Paulinho da Viola / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Quinteto Villa-Lobos e Luizinho Eca - Vanguarda (1972)

Luiz Eça is really a great artist; I think everybody likes him, he is one of the few artists that I never knew someone who dislike. Everybody likes Luiz Eca and few friends are neutral to him. I'm happy to show Loronixers an album arranged and conduced by Luiz Eça with Quinteto Villa-Lobos, which is a classical music quintet that has been together since 1962 and you probably know by their participation on 5 na Bossa with Tamba Trio, Nara Leao and Edu Lobo.

This is Quinteto Villa-Lobos e Luizinho Eca - Vanguarda (1972), for Odeon, arranged and conduced by Luiz Eça and directed by Maestro Lindolfo Gaya. Quinteto Villa-Lobos is Carlos Rato (flute), Braz Limonge (oboe), Gonzaga Carneiro (clarinet), Carlos Gomes (trompa) and Airton Barbosa (fagote). Tracks include:

01 - Construção (Chico Buarque)
02 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
03 - Valsinha (Vinicius de Moraes / Chico Buarque)
04 - Cais (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
05 - Reflexos (Luis Eça)
06 - Viola Enluarada (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
07 - Olha Maria (Tom Jobim)
08 - Chovendo na Roseira (Tom Jobim)
09 - Sempre Será (Bebeto)
10 - Rítmica I (Luis Eça)

Music Video | Dorival Caymmi

Hello, Good Evening! I will not talk about the weather again, but it seems summer will overlap the following seasons, ending at the beginning of next summer, at least in Brazil. Everything is all right with the folks from Bahia, the Brazilian state with sun 365 days a year. That's the connection I'm trying to make: sub, Bahia and the legendary Dorival Caymmi, his first time on video at Loronix. Just to start this, how can I say, hot Sunday.

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Music Video | Two Baden Powell Videos

Luiz Harding sent some nice videos this week to Loronixers, nice and big videos. This is an example, the genius of Baden Powell on two videos. The first take Baden Powell performing chorinho with friends, perhaps some party or celebration, but the video is not home-made, very well produced. I like it a lot. The second one was also sent by Luiz Harding and shows Baden Powell performing with Dulce Nunes, produced by

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