Saturday, June 30, 2007

Carlos Lee - Bossa Maximus

I received this album today from a new Loronixer, good friend, very willing to collaborate. He asked more information about this singer, Carlos Lee. I spoke with someone that knows everything, Caetano Rodrigues and the answer was: "I never heard about Carlos Lee". So I decided to make it for Loronixers appreciation. This album had a reissue a couple of years ago, with no additional information about it. This is probably one of the most obscure albums I had the chance to show here and I hope our community can gather the missing information.

This is Carlos Lee - Bossa Maximus (no date), for Musidisc. I can only say that the album is nice and very well arranged. If you ask my guess how old is Carlos Lee, I would say he had less than twenty five years by the time Bossa Maximus was released, perhaps this is the reason why is voice is not so "mature" as it uses to be. Anyway, I will let with Loronixers the work to unlock what is behind Carlos Lee and his Bossa Maximus. Tracks include:

01 - Canto de Boiadeiro
02 - Meu Rio
03 - Zulu
04 - Amando Estou
05 - Cantiguinha
06 - Capoeira de Oxalá
07 - Mensagem
08 - Subúrbio Triste
09 - Rei do Kilombo
10 - Você Me Conquistou
11 - Quarta
12 - Disseram


Music Video | Luiz Bonfa & Perry Como - Manha de Carnaval

Several friends were asking for Luiz Bonfa and Perry Como performing together. Here we go! Luiz Bonfa plays guitar and Perry Como sings Manha de Carnaval with English lyrics, he said he don't speak Brazilian, you will see...

Hope uEnjoy!


Os Cinco Crioulos - Samba... No Duro (1967)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's get back on that Saturday Samba mode today, it has been two weeks with since we made the last one and some friends are crying for it. It was hard for me to make the right choices with Samba, but with the last high quality Samba contribution, things are easy now. Let's introduce the debut LP recorded by a Brazilian Samba group that features several Samba legends.

This is Os Cinco Crioulos - Samba... No Duro (1967), for Odeon, the debut LP of this anthological Samba group from the 60's, featuring well-known Samba interpreters. Samba... No Duro is delicious to hear, really different from the average Samba albums from recent decades. There is no female choir, which is something very interest, seems to me there is only one female choir to several Samba albums, not this one. Tracks include:


Élton Medeiros
Anescar do Salgueiro
Nelson Sargento
Jair do Cavaquinho
Mauro Duarte

Track List

01 - O Mundo Encantado de Monteiro Lobato (Batista da Mangueira / Darci / Luis) - Nelson Sargento
02 - Fica Doido Varrido (Eratóstenes Frazão / Benedito Lacerda) - Anescar do Salgueiro
03 - Ó Seu Oscar (Ataulfo Alves / Wilson Batista) - Jair do Cavaquinho
04 - Brigaram Pra Valer (Geraldo Pereira / José Batista) - Mauro Duarte
05 - Vou Partir (Anescar do Salgueiro / José Alves) - Anescar do Salgueiro
06 - Vai Dizer a Ela (Nelson Sargento / Marreta) - Nelson Sargento
07 - Pelo Telefone (Donga / Mauro de Almeida) - Élton Medeiros
08 - Chica da Silva (Anescar do Salgueiro / Noel Rosa de Oliveira) - Os Cinco Crioulos
09 - Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso) - Élton Medeiros
10 - Aurora de Paz (Élton Medeiros / Cacaso) - Élton Medeiros
11 - Barba de Molho (Mauro Duarte) - Mauro Duarte
12 - Defensor do Samba (Jair do Cavaquinho) - Jair do Cavaquinho


Friday, June 29, 2007

Roberto Rutz | Orgao & Ritmo - Licao de Ritmo

This album comes from the last large-scale contribution. I confess that I did not take it as something good to our community. Today I took it for a hearing with zeca and we felt like winning a lottery first prize. I don't know who is Roberto Rutz, the other albums he made and the year Licao de Ritmo was released, but the album is solid from the start to end.

This is Roberto Rutz | Orgao & Ritmo - Licao de Ritmo, for Damic. Roberto Rutz is an artist that worth an investigation, Licao de Ritmo is pure entertainment and happiness. Side A is dedicated to Samba, with 6 infectious songs with Roberto Rutz making a very intelligent use of organ and piano. Side A is dedicated to several styles with Roberto Rutz delivering Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues until the great closing with another awesome Samba rendition. Unfortunately, not everything is so perfect, the album was scratch and you will find some jumps at the song Cade o Pandeiro and eventual clicks and clacks. Tracks include:

01 - Porquoi - Na Piedade - Tamborim
02 - Pergunte ao Joao - Cade o Pandeiro - Se Quiser Pode ir
03 - Menino Desce Dai
04 - Corcovado
05 - Arrivederci Roma
06 - Almost Like Being in Love
07 - Silibando Mambo
08 - Chicletes com Banana


Music Video | Mauricio Einhorn with Edgar Gianulo

Just a quick and extraordinary Saturday morning music video to make the day of friends from Quadradinho. This is Mauricio Einhorn and the Brazilian guitarist Edgar Gianulo, kindly provided by Luiz Harding. By the way, there are several new Luiz Harding videos waiting for posting, they should come to life in the forthcoming days. Now it is time to receive comments from Quadradinho friends telling us who is the acclaimed Edgar Gianulo.

Quadradinho is the message box at Loronix sidebar. If you want a downloadable AVI file, please check Edison Machado’s blog, here.

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Varios Artistas - As Revelacoes da Grande Chance 2 (1968)

Hello, Good Evening! Brazilian music festivals, the famous Festivais da Cancao from the 60's, were used to reveal new artists and also improve the career of known artists with their participation; Brazilian festivals were sponsored and produced by TV channels. Brazilian TV also produced "show de calouros", a TV contest to reveal new artists. A Grande Chance was probably one of the most successful in this format and we are presenting here the live recording of the second edition. Let's see!

This is As Revelacoes da Grande Chance 2 (1968), for Codil Ritmos, the second edition of new artists contest, presented by Flavio Cavalcanti and produced by TV Tupi. I will be straightforward on my writing, Refer will pop-up in a matter of hours with all details, but this second edition had Leci Brandao as the winner, performing the song Riqueza, Pobreza. The cast brings artists that could make further recordings and others that are really obscure, such as Inema Trio, Os Solfas, Gessy Willians, among others. This should make the happiness of those who kept memories of A Grande Chance, broadcasted on TV to a great audience in Brazil. Tracks include:


Marilia Barbosa
Paulo Roberto
Arlete Maria
Luiz Sergio
Os Solfas
Dulce Cardoso
Cesar Costa Filho
Ronaldo Monteiro
Inema Trio
Jayme da Conceicao
Lecy Brandao
Gessy Willians

Track List

01 - Onde Esta Voce - MARILIA BARBOSA
02 - Deixa - PAULO ROBERTO
03 - Serenata em Teleco-Teco - ARLETE MARIA
04 - Manha de Carnaval - LUIZ SERGIO
05 - Peter Gun - OS SOLFAS
06 - Deus com a Familia - DULCE CARDOSO
08 - Januaria - FABIOLA
09 - Upa Neguinho - INEMA TRIO
10 - Gira Mundo - JAYME DA CONCEICAO
11 - Riqueza, Pobreza - LECY BRANDAO
12 - Tempo Feliz - GESSY WILLIANS


Dorival Caymmi - Dorival Caymmi (1969)

Special mid-day post for the fans and new friends of Loronix that probably did not get along with the legendary Dorival Caymmi. This is a compilation issued by Imperial (Odeon subsidiary) with selected songs taken from previous Dorival Caymmi albums at Odeon, including a 78rpm tune, 08 - Peguei um Ita no Norte.

This is Dorival Caymmi - Dorival Caymmi (1969), for Imperial. Additionally, a beautiful music video is available after post closing, an excerpt of a 1950 movie with Dorival Caymmi performing as an actor and singer. Tracks include:

01 - Maracangalha
02 - Samba da Minha Terra
03 - Não Tem Solução
04 - Fiz Uma Viagem
05 - Vatapá
06 - Requebre Que Eu Dou Um Doce
07 - Festa de Rua
08 - Peguei Um Ita no Norte
09 - Saudade da Bahia
10 - Nunca Mais
11 - Só Louco
12 - Sábado Em Copacabana
13 - Roda Pião
14 - 365 Igrejas



Thursday, June 28, 2007

Eumir Deodato - Deodato / Airto | In Concert (1973)

There are some interesting facts behind this album, I don't know if it is true or rumors, but they are very interest for sure. Deodato / Airto In Concert was recorded live in in the Felt Forum of New York City's Madison Square Garden, just before Deodato blockbuster Also Sprach Zarathurstra.

The first issue was release in 1973, with no agreement or authorization by Eumir Deodato, which had already left CTI to MCA Records by that time. Airto Moreira played before Deodato and also without knowing had two tracks of his performance included at this first issue. I will tell more about it.

This is Eumir Deodato - Deodato / Airto | In Concert (1973), for CTI. This is the second issue, released at the CD era with more confusion in the front. Although credited as main performer, Airto Moreira lost his two tracks, being replaced by some others performed by Eumir Deodato at that same concert that were never released on any other album before. The two Airto Moreira missing tracks were moved to another album, The Best of Airto. I never saw such confusion on a record before. We are making the CD issue, so we will need to take it as an Eumir Deodato album, although CTI kept Airto Moreira name on main title. If someone can send us the original LP with the two Airto Moreira missing tracks we update this post. Tracks include:


Rick Marotta
Joseph J. Shepley
John Giulino
Joe Shepley
Eumir Deodato
Rubens Bassini
Garnett Brown
Burt Collins
Gilmore Degap
John Tropea
Joe Temperley
(sax baritone)

Track List

01 - Do It Again
02 - September 13
03 - Baubles, Bangles and Beads
04 - Whirlwinds
05 - Spirit of Summer
06 - Slyscrapers
07 - Also Sprach Zarathurstra


Francis Hime - Se Porem Fosse Portanto (1978)

I did not tell anybody and you probably didn't noticed that, but in the last 30 days or so, I have been releasing and get feedback albums by artists never released at Loronix before, focusing at those ones who started on recordings in the 70's. This initiative will continue, I like it very much and it is now time to give an additional chance to the ones that received structured feedback with comments or personal emails.

This is Francis Hime - Se Porem Fosse Portanto (1978), for Som Livre. It is not necessary to say that Francis Hime was the most celebrated among the "new artists". Se Porem Fosse Portanto is delicious to hear, the first track 01 - Pivete, worth the entire album that has Francis Hime at the cover riding one of those "bondinhos", which is an old transportation service in Rio de Janeiro that remains in Santa Teresa neighbor. You should ride one, such like Francis Hime next time you come to Rio de Janeiro. Personnel listing is so huge that I will ask for the help of Discos do Brasil, always complete, here. Tracks include:

01 - Pivete (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque)
02 - Santa Tereza (Francis Hime / Olivia Hime)
03 - Se Porém Fosse Portanto (Francis Hime / Cacaso)
04 - Demolição (Francis Hime / Carlos Queiroz Telles)
05 - Ode Marítima (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
06 - A Noite (Francis Hime / Renata Palotini)
07 - Saudade de Amar (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes) with Olivia Hime
08 - Ieramá (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
09 - Três Marias (Francis Hime / Olivia Hime)
10 - Desembolada (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque) with Olivia Hime
11 - Maria (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Joana (Francis Hime)
13 - O Sim Pelo Não (Francis Hime / Edu Lobo)
14 - Terceiro Amor (Francis Hime / Cacaso)

This is Francis Hime - Se Porem Fosse Portanto (1978), at Loronix, here.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Quick Challenge | Who are these artists?

While working on next release, I invite you to identify the artists on this photo. Actually, the friend in the right is not exactly an artist, but the host of a TV Show.

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Orquestra Pan American (Os Cariocas) - Samba Internacional (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! This is now the zecalouro all time favorite LP. He went nuts listening to it. It is a challenge to him listening to Os Cariocas using voice as instruments. Fantastic. zecalouro spent the whole day trying to do the same saying several pa-ra-pa-pa-pas. Tomorrow I will make it again. For the latecomers, it is not myself, I'm talking about the parrot, my pet, Loronix mascot.

This is Orquestra Pan American - Samba Internacional (1959), for Musidisc, another fine Orquestra Pan American (sometimes credited as Pan American Orchestra), which is Os Cariocas with some sisters of Severino Filho. Samba Internacional repeats the formula used on previous releases, nice cover artwork, repertoire selection, orchestra and Os Cariocas vocalization. Personnel is not credited this time. Tracks include:

01 - Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
02 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (J. Kern / O. Harbach)
03 - Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez)
04 - É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
05 - Granada (Agustin Lara)
06 - What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)
07 - Blue Moon (Hart / Rodgers)
08 - Samba Maravilhoso (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
09 - Solamente Una Vez (Agustin Lara)
10 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen / E. Y. Harburg)
12 - La Cumparsita (M. Rodriguez / P. Contursi / E. Maroni)


Milton Nascimento - Milton Nascimento (1967) w/ Tamba 4

Every time I go to the great website, I come back with something that I didn't know. I went there a couple of days ago to search for Luiz Eca participations as musician on albums of other artists and he was listed as arranger at Milton Nascimento first solo album. Checking the whole personnel listing, I saw, Luiz Eça, Ohana, Bebeto and Dorio playing together in all tracks of Milton Nascimento first LP. It is reasonable to say that Tamba 4, which had the same components at 1967, takes part at this record although they were not credited as "Tamba 4". Perhaps everybody knows that and I'm the last one on earth to realize that, but I could not resist closing today with Milton Nascimento.

This is Milton Nascimento - Milton Nascimento (1967), for Codil Ritmos. Now I understand why this album is so great, with wonderful arrangements. Luiz Eca is in charge of arrangements in all tracks, sharing the role with Eumir Deodato on some. Besides Milton Nascimento violao, the others musicians are the four Tamba 4 members. If you did not have the chance to hear this record, make it. It is a classic, a essential. Travessia is truly beautiful and has one of the most beautiful arrangements I have ever seen. Tracks include:


Milton Nascimento
(voice, violao)
Luiz Eca
(arrangements, piano, voice)
(flute, voice)
(drums, voice)
(bass, voice)
Eumir Deodato
(arrangements on tracks Travessia and Morro Velho)

Track List

01 - Três Pontas (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
02 - Crença (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
03 - Irmão de Fé (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
04 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
05 - Canção do Sol (Milton Nascimento)
06 - Morro Velho (Milton Nascimento)
07 - Gira GirouU (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
08 - Maria Minha Fé (Milton Nascimento)
09 - Catavento (Milton Nascimento)
10 - Outubro (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)


Moacyr Silva - Sex Sax (1966)

This album is being posted with the help of Luis Fernando Verisimo, I read today an old column written by the renowned Brazilian writer (and also sax player). The year was 2002, just a couple of days after Moacyr Silva passing. Verissimo made a comparison between Moacyr and Bob Fleming, anyway, Verissimo's text is available bellow.

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Sex Sax (1965), for Copacabana, one of the most relaxed Moacyr Silva albums I have ever heard. The repertoire is based on several different genres, such as Samba, Blues, Beatles and a composition by Moacyr Silva, Moacir and Blues. Personnel is not credited, but the organ player has that style that will make you think about Ed Lincoln or Walter Wanderley. Do not miss Luis Fernando Verissimo writing before tracks. Tracks include:

Verissimo - De Bob Fleming a Joe Bean

Morreu, há poucos dias, o Bob Fleming. Quem é da minha geração (ainda deve haver alguém consciente por aí, alô?) se lembra do Bob Fleming. Sax tenor. Seus discos vendiam muito no Brasil, mas de repente ele parou de gravar e desapareceu. Nunca se soube por que. Na verdade, nunca se soube nada sobre Bob Fleming. Pelo nome era americano e branco, mas os discos não traziam sua biografia, não traziam sua foto, não traziam nem o nome dos músicos que o acompanhavam. As publicações especializadas em música o ignoravam, nos Estados Unidos ninguém o conhecia. Qual era o mistério? O mistério, soube-se muito depois, se chamava Moacyr Silva. Um grande saxofonista negro brasileiro que teve o reconhecimento que merecia, principalmente dos seus pares na música, mas sucesso, sucesso mesmo só teve quando foi Bob Fleming por um breve e melodioso momento. Quando o seu sax e, vá lá, algumas cubas-libres transformava qualquer agarração juvenil em romance de filme.

Moacyr Silva não tinha o físico para sustentar o pseudônimo, ao contrário, por exemplo, do Farnésio Dutra e Silva, que além de competente pianista tinha a pinta, e uma voz de barítono adequadamente sinátrica, para ser Dick Farney a vida toda. Na mesma época em que Moacyr Silva virou Bob Fleming (e outro pseudoamericano chamado Ed Lincoln também fazia sucesso no Brasil) , Cauby Peixoto virou Ron Coby e foi tentar fazer sucesso nos Estados Unidos. Ainda não era a hora. Uma das conquistas da bossa nova foi que, depois do seu estouro lá fora, ninguém mais precisou ser Ron Coby ou coisa parecida em lugar algum. Gente como o Ivan Lins e o João Bosco, sem falar no João Gilberto e descendentes, tem um grande público nos Estados Unidos, qualquer músico brasileiro tem um grande público no Japão e não é exagero ufanista dizer que hoje o Caetano, sem precisar se chamar Kay Tanner, é considerado o melhor cantor do mundo. Aliás, quem disse que ele é foi um crítico do "New York Times". E o porteiro do edifício do Tom em Nova York só chamava ele de Joe Bean ("Where have you been, Mr. Bean?") porque tinha entendido "Jobim" errado.

Infelizmente, o progresso de Bob Fleming para Joe Bean não ensinou muita coisa a um país onde nenhum edifício novo tem nome em português e entrega de pizza se chama "delivery".

O tempo é o senhor da verdade e da razão...

01 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Yesterday (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
03 - Só Resta o Meu Tormento (Moacyr Silva / Isis Rosa de Castro)
04 - Meiga Presença (Paulo Valdez / Otávio de Morais)
05 - The Shadow Of Your Smile (J. Mendel / Paul Francis Webster)
06 - Menina Flor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07 - Big Nick (J. Booker)
08 - Vem Chegando a Madrugada (Noel Rosa de Oliveira / Zuzuca)
09 - Moacir And Blues (Moacyr Silva)
10 - Leme (Victor Freire / Armando Cavalcanti / Roberto Nascimento)
11 - Love Letters (V. Young / E. Heyman)
12 - Eu Compro Essa Mulher (Erlon Chaves / David Nasser)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Paulinho e Seus Night Boys - Certinho para Dancar (1961)

Hello, Good Evening! Happy to announce that Loronix received today another large scale contribution, more than a hundred LPs and a few singles and 10-inch are now waiting to have a chance to be shown. Actually, not the whole set of LPs will be released and this was pretty hard to explain. Some of them are not from Brazil (very good albums by the way) and others are pending on evaluation.

It was requested to show at least one album today and I decided to take the one with the most beautiful cover – life has been really busy down here.

This is Paulinho e Seus Night Boys - Certinho para Dancar (1961), for RCA Candem. Paulo Nunes, mostly known as Paulinho was a famous guitarist at Copacabana nightclubs, playing at Arpege with Waldir Calmon and Boite Drink from Djalma Ferreira. Certinho para Dancar is his debut LP. He recorded three albums for RCA Candem, all them with the accompaniment of Seus Night Boys group, featuring piano, guitar, drums, organ and percussion with non identified members. The record follows the standards of "Conjuntos de Boate" of that time, instrumental music mixing Sambas, Rumbas and American standards. Tracks include:

01 - Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
02 - Dans Mon Ile (M. Pan / H. Salvador)
03 - All My Tomorrow (S. Cahn / J. V. Heusan)
04 - Bandebop (Baden Powell / Paulo)
05 - I'll Rmember April (De Paul / Paye / Johnson)
06 - Ri (Luis Antônio)
07 - Crespúsculo (Silvio Viana)
08 - Indiscretion (Cahn / Weston / Cicognini)
09 - Se Você Disser Que Sim (Luis Bandeira)
10 - Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf / Blackburn)


Wilson Simonal - Vou Deixar Cair (1966) with Som 3

Caetano left Sao Paulo today for a short business trip and made a phone call to remind me of Wilson Simonal passing, seven years ago, June 26, 2000. I know we had the great Joia, Joia less than a week, but this album is so great that I could not resist showing Loronixers. Just after post closing, I'm announcing in Portuguese the invitation I received from Max de Castro to be his guest on a concert tomorrow, part of a series of concerts celebrating 40 years of Canecao nightclub in Rio de Janeiro. Thanks Max, I'm honored, Loronix is all about the Brazilian musicians and the respect and promotion of their art is the strongest Loronix value proposition.

This is Wilson Simonal - Vou Deixar Cair (1966), for Odeon. This cover artwork alone worth your attention as well the music, Wilson Simonal is at his peak and backed by the mighty Som 3, the legendary instrumental combo lead by Cesar Camargo Mariano and complemented by the sax tenor of Juarez Araujo and Maurilio da Silva Santos trumpet. I hope you enjoy this release. Tracks include:


Wilson Simonal

Som 3
Cesar Camargo Mariano
(piano, arrangements)
Toninho Pinheiro
(drums, voice)
(bass, voice)

Juarez Araujo
(sax tenor)
Maurilio da Silva Santos

Track List

01 - Vento de Maio (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
02 - Meu Limão Meu Limoeiro (Tradicional)
03 - Carango (Nonato Buzar / Carlos Imperial)
04 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Sem Você Eu Não Vivo (Cassiano)
06 - Enxugue os Olhos (Chico Feitosa / José Guimarães)
07 - Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
08 - A Formiga e o Elefante (Nonato Buzar / Carlos Imperial)
09 - Mamãe Passou Açúcar Em Mim (Carlos Imperial)
10 - Franqueza (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
11 - Tem Dó (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 - Samba do Mug (Wilson Simonal / José Guimarães)


Monday, June 25, 2007

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Tapete Magico (1958)

Carolina Cardoso de Menezes is a true legend; she made her first album in 1931 for Parlophon, with two compositions by her own at the age of 15. She recorded hundreds of albums throughout a career that spans more than seven decades. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes had a classical background with a strong connection with the popular music helping on the translation to piano the classic repertoire from Ernesto Nazareth, Zequinha de Abreu, Pixinguinha, among others.

This is Carolina Cardoso de Menezes - Tapete Magico (1958), for Odeon, probably the most popular album released by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes. Tapete Magico has something unique, the repertoire brings 60 songs played by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes piano accompanied by a small rhythm section. Side A is dedicated to America standards bringing 30 songs by US composers and side B brings a collection of ten boleros, ten rumbas and ten sambas. Carolina left us in the last day of 1999, 31-12-1999, being buried in Rio de Janeiro at the first day of XXI century while the city ends the celebration of the turn of the new century. Tracks include:

Side A
Just One Of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
Dancing In The Dark
(Schwartz / Dietz)
Honeysuckle Rose
(T. Waller / A. Razaf)
Oh Lady Be Good
(George Gershwin)
(Robin / Whiting)
Broadway Melody
(Brown / Freed)
You Were Meant For Me
(Brown / Freed)
You do Something To Me
(Cole Porter)
Mister Sandman
(P. Ballard)
Three Little Words
(Kalmar / Ruby)
Embraceable You
(George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
(R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
I'm Confessing That I Love You
(Daugherty / Reynolds / Nelburg)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(Kern / Harbach)
Once In a While
(Edwards / Green)
Tea For Two
(Irving Caesar / Youmans)
Because Of You
(A. Hammerstein / Wilkinson)
Sweet Georgia Brown
(Bernie / Pinkard / Casey)
I'll See You In My Dreams
(Jones / Kahn)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
(D. F. McHugh)
Blue Skies
(Irving Berlin)
Poor Butterfly
(R. Hubbell / J. Golden)
My Melancholy Baby
(Norton / Burnett / Maybelle / Watson)
Some Of These Days
(S. Brooks)
(Davis / Conrad / Robinson)
You Are My Lucky Star
(Brown / Freed)
My Blue Heaven
(Whiting / Donaldson)
(Kahn / Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby
(Fields / McHugh)

Side B
Mamãe Eu Quero
(Vicente Paiva / Jararaca)
Na Baixa do Sapateiro
(Ary Barroso)
(Waldir Azevedo)
(Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
Tico-tico no Fubá
(Zequinha de Abreu)
Não Tenho Lágrimas
(Max Bulhões / Milton de Oliveira)
Cai Cai
(Roberto Martins)
(Roberto Roberti / Mário Lago)
Aquarela do Brasil
(Ary Barroso)
(Dorival Caymmi)
Vereda Tropical
(Gonzalo Curiel)
Quizas Quizas Quizas
(O. Farres)
Oh Sole Mio
(Di Capua)
(P. Junco Jr.)
Tres Palabras
(O. Farres)
Solamente Una Vez
(Agustin Lara)
(J. Gade)
Anema e Cuore
Olhos Negros
(Tradicional / Adpt. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
La Cucaracha
(Tradicional / Adpt. Carolina Cardoso de Menezes)
Begin The Beguine
(Cole Porter)
(A. Dominguez)
Aquellos Ojos Verdes
(N. Menendez)
La Ultima Noche
(B. Colazzo)
(Kahn / Eliscu / Youmane)
Negra Consentida
(Joaquim Pardavé)
Para Vigo Me Voy
(Ernesto Lecuona)
Bim Bam Bum
(R. Hernandez)
El Manisero
(M. Simons)


Music Video | Luiz Bonfa - Sambolero & Tenderly

Hello, Good Evening! Please tell me if I need to stop with this series of opening posts featuring Luiz Bonfa. They are now coming and I think is not fair to keep waiting for showing later. I think this is one of the best I have ever seen, showing Luiz Bonfa playing Sambolero and his rendition to Tenderly. The gig happens on a TV show and perhaps the idea is to show guitar skills. Luiz Bonfa does not to seem to put much effort with such fantastic playing he makes here.

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Raulzinho e Impacto 8 - International Hot (1969)

International Hot is the last Raul de Souza album recorded in Brazil before making the acclaimed Colors for Milestone in the USA. Before Colors, Raul de Souza was Raulzinho. It has been a while since the last Raul de Souza release, the excellent Rio with Conrad Herwig. Raul is great and his discography has many albums, most of them out of print, I think we can make Raulzinho more often at Loronix.

This is Raulzinho e Impacto 8 - International Hot (1969), for Equipe. Raul de Souza and his group Impacto 8 were active for one year and recorded only this album for Equipe. Perhaps they assembled Impacto 8 only for this record, with no concerts. International Hot is a blend of Samba with American pop of that time. The outcome is a dancing album full of brass and electric guitars, a very different work in comparison to what we know as the other Raul de Souza works. Personnel features excellent musicians that became renowned in the forthcoming years, such as the drummer Robertinho Silva and the legendary Oberdan Magalhaes. Tracks include:


Raul de Souza
Bill Vogel and Sergio
Oberdan Magalhaes
(sax, flute)
Robertinho Silva
Helio Celso
(organ, piano)
(guitar, violao)

Track List

01 - Tesouro de São Miguel (R. Nichols)
02 - Vida Torta (Spinning Wheel) (C. Thomaz / Vrs. Luis Keller)
03 - Boogaloo Bill Nº 2 (B. Vogel)
04 - Mundo Louco (Two Beat Manchild) (Neil Diamond / Vrs. Luis Keller)
05 - Fried Bananas (G. Mc Farland)
06 - You've Made Me So Very Happy (B. Gordy Júnior / B. Holloway / F. Wilson)
07 - Mercy Mercy (J. Zavinewl)
08 - Hello Monalisa (Santos Dumont / Paulo Imperial)
09 - Cantallope Island (H. Hancok)
10 - I've Got The Feelin' (James Brown)
11 - Slick (J. Pisano)
12 - Tesouro de São Miguel (R. Nichols)


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Zaccarias e Sua Secao de Palhetas - Palhetas Espetaculares (1962)

I'm only bringing this album to the spotlight due relevant information sent by an anonymous contributir today. Maestro Zacarrias = Zaccarias e Sua Secao de Pahetas | Palhetas Espetaculares (1962), was release in December 14, with no information on personnel listing. I'm bringing it to the spotlight due a relevant information sent by an anonymous friend that could gather personnel listing from "Parada de LPs", written by Silvio Tulio.

Silvio Tulio in May 03, 1962, wrote complete personnel listing on his article, which I'm making available bellow, updating the original post. Friends of Brazil-on-Guitar will be really excited discovering an unknown Baden Powell album as sideman. Thanks anonymous, I hope you come back to tell us how can you dig such old newspapers like this one.

This is the original post with personnel update. Do not miss original anonymous writing in comments section and download package with better cover artwork scans.


This record makes a nice explanation of the classification of musical instruments at back cover linear notes as families of musical instruments as they are organized in an orchestra. I will try to summarize to our friends.

Musical instruments are grouped into families based on how they make sounds. In an orchestra, musicians sit together in these family groupings. But this is not that simple, some instruments seem to be of a family and by the way sound is produced, they are categorized in another. For instance, I heard somewhere that sax and clarinets are from the same group of the acoustic guitar, since the concept is a wood that vibrates on both cases. In Brazil, this family is known as Familia das Palhetas.

Confusing... Anyway, this record is all about the Palhetas with sax and clarinets. This is Zaccarias e Sua Secao de Palhetas - Palhetas Espetaculares (1962), for RCA Victor, wonderful orchestra album, all about the Palhetas family. Zaccarias - by the way, a new Brazilian Maestro at Loronix - organizes his Secao de Palhetas as 5 saxophones and 4 clarinets, backed up by a rhythmic section as of bass, piano, drums, guitar and percussion. Another nice release that was kindly sent to zecalouro by our great friend Caetano Rodrigues. I invite you to check this wonderful album and share your comments with us. Tracks include:


Paulo Moura, Jose Sergio, Josino, Botelho
Jaime Araujo, Jorge Ferreira, Sandoval, Aurino, Joaquim Goncalves
Plinio Araujo
Fats Elpidio
Baden Powell
Luiz Marinho
Gilberto, Pedro and Barao

Track List

01 - Dizzy Fingers
02 - Amelia
03 - A Danca do Sabre
04 - Solucao
05 - Bye Bye Blues
06 - Fim de Parceria
07 - Lover
08 - Murmurio
09 - Sessao de Samba Nr. 1
10 - Holiday for Strings
11 - Sambalada do Coracao
12 - Boato


Quick Challenge | Who is playing sax with Luiz Bonfa?

Hello, Good Evening! Starting today with a quick and pretty easy challenge. You just need to watch the video and identify who is playing sax with the great Luiz Bonfa.

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Zimbo Trio - Aquarela do Brasil (1993)

What more can we say about Zimbo Trio? These guys are flawless, they cannot make a bad album, even if they try to do that. No matter if it was released in the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's they keep the pace, delivering excellence on arrangements, performances and nice re-harmonizations of well known tunes. Aquarela do Brasil was first issued in 1993 and they perform with the same energy and happiness as their first 60's LP.

This is Zimbo Trio - Aquarela do Brasil (1993), for Jazz Hour and issued in Brazil by Musiplay. Aquarela do Brasil is an album of the CD age, so we have noise free music and extended duration, approximately one hour of renditions to Bossa Nova standards, own Zimbo compositions and songs from modern Brazilian composers, such as Djavan, Joao Bosco, Aldir Blanc and others. What a day we had today with three really solid releases. Have a nice Sunday and stay tuned for the forthcoming Sunday night releases. Tracks include:


Amilton Godoy
Luiz Chaves
Ruben Barsoti

Track List

01 - Samba Dobrado (Djavan)
02 - Antiqua (Tom Jobim)
03 - Aquarela Do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
04 - Ao Piazzola (Luis Chaves)
05 - Coisa Feita (João Bosco / Paulo Emílio / Aldir Blanc)
06 - Beatriz (Chico Buarque / Edu Lobo)
07 - Asa (Zoo Blues) (Djavan)
08 - Canções E Momentos (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant) Caçador de Mim (Sergio Magrão / Luis Carlos Sá)
09 - Notas Que Falam (Amilton Godoy / Dulce Auriemo)
10 - Tema De Amor De Gabriela (Tom Jobim)