Saturday, July 07, 2007

Luiz Arruda Paes, Seu Coro e Sua Orquestra - Brasil em Tempo de Danca (1959)

Do not let the word "Danca" at album title cheats you. This is not a dancing LP and also not a regular album. Brasil em Tempo de Danca is an album by Luiz Arruda Paes, the acclaimed Brazilian Maestro, zecalouro's favorite Maestro. Thanks Caetano for making this album available with not planning, very nice surprise. I urge Loronixers to check this album and also earlier Luiz Arruda Paes available here. Loronix Find It should give you directions to the great music of Luiz Arruda Paes.

This is Luiz Arruda Paes, Seu Coro e Sua Orquestra - Brasil em Tempo de Danca (1959), for Odeon. It's hard to believe how Caetano has this pretty hard to find album on MINT conditions, cover artwork with no scratches and vinyl as taken from the envelop for the first time. Luiz Arruda Paes has orchestra and choir at his service, delivering orchestra arrangements for a nice repertoire of Brazilian standards. Caetano asked to highlight Ho Ba La La as his best pick with Luiz Arruda Paes mixing male and female voices of his choir on a fascinating texture. Luiz Arruda Paes is still active and I'm making available a video with the Maestro conducting an orchestra with his arrangements for Asa Branca. This video was recorded less than 15 days ago at Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordao and it is Loronix celebration to Luiz Arruda Paes. Tracks include:

01 - Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
02 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
03 - Insônia (Mário Albanese / Heitor Carillo)
04 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
05 - Nada Além (Custódio Mesquita / Mário Lago)
06 - Rio de Janeiro (Ary Barroso)
07 - Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
08 - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Adeus (Roberto Martins / Mário Rossi)
10 - Bahia Com H (Denis Brean)
11 - Mente (Fernando César)
12 - Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi)

Jair Rodrigues - E Isso Ai (1971)

Hello, Good Evening! We had a hot Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, such like summer, a summer inside winter. I hope the weather keeps sunny for the next three weeks. Rio is hosting the XV Pan-American Games, which is something like the Olympics, but only for Americas and sub-regions. I can feel the Olympic atmosphere; the city starts to be "in the mood". In front of my place, they built an arena for beach volley, which is a sport that Brazil has a great chance to win a gold medal. Anyway, Saturday, sun up all day, people in the streets, Loronix = Samba today, we need to start with a solid Samba album today.

This is Jair Rodrigues - É Isso Ai (1971), for Philips, which is Jair Rodrigues at his peak. He is one of the most commercial and popular Samba interpreters of all time, mainly at the 60's and 70's decades. Hearing this album, I it is easy to identify several tunes that were blockbusters by the release time, as Tengo Tengo, Herois da Liberdade, Martin Cerere, O Importante e Ser Fevereiro, and others. I hope you enjoy our Saturdays Samba posts and this Jair Rodrigues album as well. Tracks include:

1. Minha Escola (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
2. Tengo Tengo (Mangueira Minha Madrinha Querida) (Zuzuca)
3. Margot de Tal (Evaldo Gouveia / Jair Amorim)
4. Rei Pelé Rei Luis (Durval Vieira / Reginaldo Santos)
5. Vem Dindinha (Mangueira Nossa Madrinha Querida) (Noel Rosa de Oliveira / Hayblan)
6. Heróis da Liberdade (Silas de Oliveira / Mano Décio da Viola / M. Ferreira)
7. Martin Cererê (Zé Catimba / Gibi)
8. Eu Sonhei Que Tu Estavas Tão Linda (Lamartine Babo / Francisco Matoso) Chão de Estrelas (Orestes Barbosa / Silvio Caldas) Bodas de Prata (Roberto Martins / Mário Rossi) Boa Noite Amor (José Maria de Abreu / Francisco Matoso)
9. O Importante É Ser Fevereiro (Wando / Nilo Amaro)
10. Dono do Universo (Eustáquio Sena)
11. Joana da Misericórdia (Édson Conceição / Aloísio Silva)
12. Bate-papo Com Cartola (João Roberto Kelly)

Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass - Brasamba (1963)

We should thanks Caetano Rodrigues for this album, part of his last set of contributions to Loronix. Released in 1963, this is one of those albums recorded by American Jazz musicians in response of the arriving of Bossa Nova in the United States. Bossamba was on my hunting list since I saw it for the first time in Caetano Rodrigues book, now is time to hear it, altogether with my friends at Loronix.

This is Bud Shank, Clare Fischer and Joe Pass - Brasamba (1963), for Pacific Jazz. In spite of its importance, Brasamba worth by putting together these three legends. Bud Shank, a well-known artist by his great collaboration to the music from Brazil and Brazilian musicians, pretty recently, he recorded another album together with Joao Donato. Clare Fischer is a gifted pianist that was introduced for the first time with a fantastic Bossa Nova record by Caetano, the first international Bossa Nova album made available at Loronix. Joe Pass is a name that does not need any kind of introduction, one of the great Jazz guitar players. They are accompanied by bass, vibes and percussion, as detailed on personnel listing, just before tracks. Tracks include:


Bud Shank
(sax alto, flute)
Clare Fischer
Joe Pass
Larry Bunker
(vibes and drums)
Ralph Pena
Milt Holland, Chuck Flores

Track List

01 - Brasamba (Bud Shank)
02 - Ontem a Noite (Clare Fischer)
03 - Autumn Leaves (Mercer / Prevert / Kazma)
04 - Sambinha (Bud Shank)
05 - Gostoso (Clare Fischer)
06 - If I Should Lose You (Robin / Rainger)
07 - O Barquinho (Menescal / Boscoli)
08 - Serenidade (Clare Fischer)
09 - Elizeth (Clare Fischer)
10 - Samba de Orfeu (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Luiz Bonfa)

Music Video | Antonio Carlos Jobim - Dindi / Luiza (1987) Japan

In the very first beginning of Loronix, I received from a Japanese friend a video with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Banda Nova performing live in Japan, according with this friend, the performance happened in 1987, Japan, city of Hibiya. By that time he said it was a personal gift, not to be shown at Loronix as the audience had some blank spaces and this was not good.

After a year, I watched the video again and my first reaction was to send an email to him asking for a new permission. He wrote back in a matter of hours saying that since then, Loronix changed his mind, his habits and his life, giving also the needed authorization.

This is the kind of thing that makes my day. I'm so glad with Loronixers and the community we created together around this website.

Watch this video with attention, it is unique, I never saw The Maestro with such deep feelings performing at the piano. A Very special moment. The songs are Dindi and Luiza. Thanks Japanese friend.

Hope uEnjoy!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Banda Mantiqueira - Bixiga (2000)

Hello, Good Evening! It is amazing this fantastic album has gone out of print only seven years before it was issued for the first time. This is another request originated by the folks of Quadradinho (Loronix message box at the side bar), by the way, Quadradinho has been an attraction and you should move your eyeballs there. Loronixer Carlos Braga is making a revolution there, telling stories, sharing experiences and several Loronix friends are running there to interact. Do not miss Quadradinho. This post is zecalouro homage to Quadradinho friends, they are making a better Loronix.

This is Banda Mantiqueira - Bixiga (2000), for Pau Brasil. Thanks Luiz Harding for pointing the records made by Banda Mantiqueira, considered by many the best Brazilian Big Band in activity. Their first album, Aldeia was nominated for a Grammy price as the best Latin(?) Jazz Album, a blend of American Jazz with music from Brazilian legends such Antonio Carlos Jobim and Pixinguinha. Banda Mantiqueira performed weekly -- every Monday -- at Vou Vivendo, a small concert arena in Sao Paulo and I'm making a video with one of that every Monday performances. Tracks include:


(sax alto, soprano, clarinet)
Caca Malaquias
(sax tenor, flute)
Vitor de Alcantara
(sax tenor, soprano, flute)
Ubaldo Versolatto
(sax baritone, flute, piccolo)
Francois de Lima
Valdir Ferreira
Nahor Gomes, Walmir Gil, Odesio Jerico
(trumpet, flugelhorn)
Jarbas Barbosa
(violao, guitar)
Edson Jose Alves
Fred Prince

Track List

01 - Prêt-à-porter De Tafetá (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
02 - "Três No Choro": Aperitivo (Mário Rossi / Pernambuco / Ayres da Costa Pessoa "Pernambuco") Arranca Toco (Jaime Florence "Meira") Modulando (Rubens Leal Brito)
03 - Bixiga (Nailor Azevedo "Proveta")
04 - Catavento E Girassol (Guinga / Aldir Blanc)
05 - Pot-pourri ''Cartola e Cavaquinho'': As Rosas Não Falam (Cartola) Folhas Secas (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito) Notícia (Nelson Cavaquinho / Alcides Caminha / Nourival Bahia)
06 - Baião De Lacan (Guinga / Aldir Blanc)
07 - Urubu Malandro (Lourival de Carvalho "Louro" / João de Barro)

Jorge Ben - Solta o Pavao (1975)

I have been wondering about Jorge Ben for weeks. Actually, several friends warned me that Jorge Ben was a missing piece here. They were right; Jorge Ben is a very important artist to Brazilian popular music. If you make a detailed analysis on his discography you will find Bossa Nova, Tropicalismo, MPB, Samba and several other styles. Many fans, inside and outside Brazil, adore him.

This is Jorge Ben - Solta o Pavao (1975), for Philips. It was not easy to start with such experimental album. Solta o Pavao immediately follows the celebrated Tabua de Esmeralda and both are connected to each other. I cannot understand why Solta o Pavao remains obscure, while Tabua de Esmeralda stays under the spotlights, Solta o Pavao belongs to one of the most creative Jorge Ben phases and brings some of my favorite Jorge Ben songs, such as Zagueiro and the fantastic Jorge de Capadocia, among others. Tracks include:

01 - Zagueiro (Jorge Ben)
02 - Assim Falou Santo Tomás de Aquino (Jorge Ben)
03 - Velhos Flores Criancinhas e Cachorros (Jorge Ben)
04 - Dorothy (Jorge Ben) with Evinha
05 - Cuidado Com o Bulldog (Jorge Ben)
06 - Para Ouvir no Rádio (Luciana) (Jorge Ben)
07 - O Rei Chegou Viva o Rei (Jorge Ben)
08 - Jorge de Capadócia (Jorge Ben)
09 - Se Segura Malandro (Jorge Ben)
10 - Dumingaz (Jorge Ben)
11 - Luz Polarizada (Jorge Ben)
12 - Jesualda (Jorge Ben)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Escolas de Samba - Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 (1975)

This is a quick post to address the request of Andreas Pavel from IMMB, which is our partner site Instituto da Memoria Musical Brasileira that owns and maintain the great discography available at Jornal Musical. I'm not sure this post should address Andreas request since he was looking for Luciano Perrone - Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 for Musidisc. This is also Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 for Musidisc, but Luciano Perrone is not credited. Let's see what we have.

This is Escolas de Samba - Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 (1975), for Musidisc. Thanks to GK for making zecalouro remembers this album, as a great coincidence, GK offered Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 in the same day I was taking the music out of it. GK said this is one of the greatest covers he have seen and I agree. There is no songs or melodies here, it is all about percussion, such like Luciano Perrone releases in the same style. However, Batucada Fantastica Vol. 2 is performed by some of the most famous Escolas de Samba do Rio de Janeiro, making the record vivid as those Carnaval Samba parades or Escolas de Samba rehearsals. Tracks include:

01 - Exibicao de Ritmo - Salgueiro
02 - Ensaio de Ritmo - Salgueiro
03 - Ensaio de Bateria Nr. 1 - Mangueira
04 - Ensaio de Bateria Nr. 2 - Mangueira
05 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 1 - Mocidade
06 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 2 - Mocidade
07 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 3 - Mocidade
08 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 1 - Portela
09 - Ensaio de Ritmo Nr. 2 - Portela
10 - Apresentacao da Bateria - Salgueiro
11 - Ensaio de Ritmos - Salgueiro
12 - Exibicoes da Bateria - Mangueira
13 - Ensaio de Ritmo - Mangueira
14 - Ensaio da Bateria - Mocidade

Paulinho - Prestige Apresenta Paulinho para Animar sua Festa (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! The recently discovered Prestige label is truly amazing. Tiny and obscure, their records have the best of instrumental music from the glory end of 50's and beginning of 60's decades. Prestige also used that trick of calling well-known artists to record nice albums under fake names, such as Musidisc did with Bob Fleming, which was in fact Moacyr Silva. Anyway, this is not about fake names, we have a real artist here, on another nice Prestige release.

This is Paulinho - Prestige Apresenta Paulinho para Animar Sua Festa (1959), for Prestige. The second Paulinho album was presented a month ago and performed very well. Paulinho, also known as Paulinho Magalhaes, is the renowned musician who collaborated with Sergio Mendes, Bola Sete and many others. Personnel is not credited. Tracks include:

01 - El Manisero (Vendedor de Amendoin) (M. Simons) Ave Maria Lola (S. G. Siaba) Carioca (V. Youmans) Lullaby Of Birdlaind (G. Shearing / B. Y. Forster)
02 - Mulher (Custódio Mesquita / Sady Cabral) Nada Além (Custódio Mesquita / Mário Lago) Eu e Você (J. Cascata / J. Barcellos) Última Canção (Guilherme Augusto Pereira)
03 - Ontem e Hoje (Irany de Oliveira / Getúlio Macedo) Noite (Raul Sampaio) Babalu (Margarita Lecuona) El Bodeguero (E. R. Egues)
04 - Destino (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos) Deusa do Asfalto (Adelino Moreira) Fim de Estrada (Adelino Moreira) É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)

Walter Wanderley - Entre Nos (1964)

I don't have words to explain how good is this Walter Wanderley album that I had the chance to hear for the first time today. Although not available at Loronix, Entre Nos was not on my hunting list. Thanks Cesar Saldanha for pointing and thanks Caetano Rodrigues for making this fantastic contribution. The vinyl was on perfect condition and the conversion to digital was very well done. Caetano Rodrigues is the master of creating MDs from vinyl.

This is Walter Wanderley - Entre Nos (1964), for Philips. The name "Entre Nos" has a reason, this is the first Walter Wanderley album for Philips and the name Entre Nos (among us) is something like a celebration to the new artist on Philips cast. Philips gave everything to Walter Wanderley, he is backed his Conjunto and a not credited orchestra. The mix of organ and orchestra is really nice and Walter Wanderley Conjunto delivers an awesome Samba Jazz beat. You should not miss this one. Tracks include:

01 - Telefone (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
02 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Samba das Cores (Wilma Camargo)
04 - Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05 - Fica Mal Com Deus (Geraldo Vandré)
06 - Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
07 - Pula Baú (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
08 - Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
09 - Samba no Balanço (Jorge Duarte)
10 - Gimbo (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
11 - Velas da Minha Vida (Denis Brean)
12 - Carnaval Triste (Paulo Bruce / Sergio C. de Almeida)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Rosa Passos - Recriacao (1979)

Several friends have been requesting this repost for months and I decided to make it and take it to the top using our new "post moving website feature. Nobody should miss this album. For those who already have it, the improvements are on cover scans, music and new information on zecalouro's writing bellow, as follows:

Another late Loronix Debut, Rosa Passos, Brazilian singer, with her first LP never release on CD, Recriacao (1979). Rosa Passos started playing piano at the age of 3, she had everything ready for a piano career when at the age of 11, she listened to Joao Gilberto and her life has changed.

This is an amazing debut LP; all songs are Rosa Passos compositions in partnership with the poet Fernando de Oliveira. Joao Gilberto influence is very strong on Rosa's performance, she even mention Joao at the first song of this debut LP. Tracks include:


Geraldo Vespar
Giacarlo Pareschi
Gilson Freitas
Gilson Peranzzetta
Hermes Contesini
José Menezes
(12-string guitar)
Rosa Passos
(acoustic guitar)
Wilson das Neves
Zdenek Svab

Track List

01 - Recriação (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
02 - Bolero de Esperar (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
03 - Procura-se Um Samba (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
04 - Estrela-cine-teatro (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
05 - Saudade da Bahia (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
06 - Fossamba (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
07 - Formicida Corda e Flor (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
08 - Caminho de Santana (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
09 - Noturno (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)
10 - Ai o Fantástico (Fernando de Oliveira / Rosa Passos)

Siles e Seu Conjunto - Samba Society (1958)

This album came in the last Caetano Rodrigues contribution, probably the most obscure from this recent package, recently purchased by Caetano on a very good price and condition a couple of weeks ago. If Caetano sent a recently purchased album, it means that something different and unique is waiting for us. Let's check.

This is Siles e Seu Conjunto - Samba Society (1958), for RGE. If Caetano had this LP when planning his Bossa Nova covers book, I'm sure he would be listed, really wonderful artwork by RGE. In the other hand, the big question is the identification of the main performer, Siles. My searches did not result a single mention. Siles plays accordion and plays good, something different from what we are used to hear from the late 50's, where instrumental music was mostly based on traditional piano, bass, drums and sax formations. Samba Society is delicious to hear and I invite you to check it out. Tracks include:

01 - Samba Society (Altamir Ruben Penha)
02 - Samba no Perroquet (Djalma Ferreira)
03 - O Relógio da Vovó (Fafá Lemos / Chiquinho do Acordeom / Garoto)
04 - No Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo)
05 - O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe)
06 - Rock Around The Clock (Freedman / De Knight)
07 - Moonglow (Lange)
08 - Contraste (Osvaldo Quirino / Sidney Morais)
09 - Guacyra (Hekel Tavares / Juraci Camargo)
10 - Caravan (Duke Ellington)
11 - Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
12 - Faceira (Ary Barroso)

As Musicas de Henry Mancini em Bossa Nova

Hello, Good Evening! When I saw this album in the middle of others contributions given by the great Caetano Rodrigues, I thought it was a compilation of previous releases by Henry Mancini with some Bossa Nova style. I was wrong. As Musicas de Henry Mancini em Bossa Nova brings brand new material, twelve instrumental renditions of Henry Mancini essential tunes performed as Bossa Nova.

This is As Musicas de Henry Mancini em Bossa Nova (no date), for CID, part of a series of instrumental albums, each one an homage to a given artist, so far, I could track equivalents for Ary Barroso and Dorival Caymmi, there are probably others. Guess who is behind this initiative? Durval Ferreira, credited as artistic and musical director. Personnel is not credit and the music is performed by a quartet with keyboards, bass, guitar and drums. Tracks include:

01 - Champagne and Quail
02 - Charade
03 - Days of Wine and Roses
04 - Royal Blue
05 - Megeve
06 - Moon River
07 - Sally's Tomato
08 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
09 - Night Side
10 - Latin Snowfall
11 - Mr. Lucky
12 - Dreamsville

Baden Powell & Maria D'Apparecida - Maria D'Apparecida Chante Baden Powell (1977)

Let's close this first day of Caetano Rodrigues contribution with a very curious record, a collaboration between Baden Powell and the singer Maria D'Apparecida. As Caetano's music arrived today, I did not research accordingly, but any recording with Baden Powell is basically a must get and I cannot resist to something that I never see before.

This is Baden Powell & Maria D'Apparecida - Maria D'Apparecida Chante Baden Powell (1979), for Carabine / Liberty (France). Maria D'Apparecida was a classical singer that switched to popular after a car accident in France. I'm not sure if she was born in France of Brazil, although she sings in Portuguese with no accent. I like her singing, not perfect from a technical point of view, but she has that feeling we find on singers like Thelma Soares and Marisa Barroso.

The repertoire brings 12 Baden Powell compositions, mainly songs from his partnership with Paulo Cesar Pinheiro. Baden Powell also plays guitar in all tracks. I'm showing the original LP cover provided by Caetano Rodrigues with the little kid at the beach and the CD issue showing Baden and Maria D'Apparecida together. Thanks Caetano for this really not easy to see Baden Powell album. Tracks include:


Baden Powell
(guitar, vocals)
Maria D´Apparecida
Luigi Trussardi
Sam Kelly, Miguel da Costa, Nilton Marcelino, Nitochris Padhila, Jose Abreu de Oliveira, Haroldo de Oliveira, Carlos A.S. de Oliveira
(drums, percussion)

Track List

01 - Deixa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - A Volta (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
03 - Carta ao Poeta (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
04 - Quaquaraquaqua (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Violão Vadio (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
06 - Amanhecer (Baden Powell / Silvia Powell)
07 - Refém da Solidão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
08 - Sermão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
09 - Samba do Perdão (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
10 - As Verdades (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)

Maciel - Maciel Toca, Voce Danca (1960)

Hello, Good Evening! Wooow! Sorry, I could not control my enthusiasm when I opened the new Caetano Rodrigues packaged and found this fantastic album. My first contact was at Caetano's place in Sao Paulo. I look to Caetano and asked: "Can I get someday to Loronix?" and he said "Yes!!". Since then it has been more than a month until the arrival today. I decided to make it first and I hope you get the same good feelings when hearing this fantastic album, like I had this afternoon.

This is Maciel - Maciel Toca, Voce Danca (1960), for Polydor. Maciel cannot be taken as Ed Maciel, which is also a trombonist. Maciel has many years of collaboration to Brazilian music; being also a Classical musician, member of Orquestra Sinfonica do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Maciel blows great here and several Brazilian Maestros delivers arrangements to Maciel Danca, Voce Toca, as follows: Astor Silva, Moacir Santos (yep!), Severino Filho, K-Ximbinho and Cipo. Personnel listing is not available, but arrangers are associated to each track bellow. Tracks include:

The Arrangers

Astor Silva
"Maciel na Gafieira", "O Que Fazer", "Ginga das Palmas"

Moacir Santos
"Blue Gardenia", "Night and Day"

Severino Filho
"A Felicidade", "Stella by Starlight", "O Nosso Amor", "Tu mi Delirio"

"Gracas a Deus", "Joga a Rede no Mar"

"Como e Bom Amar"

Track List

01 - Maciel na Gafieira (Ed Maciel)
02 - Blue Gardênia (B. Russell / L. Lester)
03 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Graças a Deus (Ivan Paulo da Silva "Carioca")
05 - Que Fazer (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Jota Santos)
06 - Stella By Starlight (V. Young / N. Washington)
07 - Night And Day (Cole Porter)
08 - O Nosso Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Tu Mi Delirio (C. Portillo de La Luz)
10 - Ginga das Palmas (Ivan Paulo da Silva "Carioca")
11 - Joga a Rede no Mar (Fernando César / Nazareno de Brito)
12 - Como É Bom Amar (Maciel)

Music Video | Jazz Quintet

This is a request from Quadradinho (Cbox) friends. It was recorded in 1984, TV Cultura, I don't know if this quintet has a name, so I'm giving the name "Jazz Quintet". Very well played instrumental music by Evaldo (piano), William (drums), Itamar (bass), Alan (trumpet) and Bauru (sax). Thanks Luiz Harding for this very nice music.

Hope uEnjoy!

Quick Challenge | Who are these artists?

To keep Loronixers entertained until the final post of the day, let's check this quick challenge. Question: who are these artists? One is pretty easy. What about the others?

Hope uEnjoy!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toots Thielemans - The Brasil Project (1992)

Toots Thielemans recorded two tribute albums for Brazilian Music, which are called Brasil Project 1 and 2. Caetano already sent to us the second edition, Brasil Project 2, a very nice album, acclaimed by many Loronixers. I could not wait longer for making Brasil Project 1 as soon arrived. The last track 12 - Bluesette is the main attraction, requested by Beto Kessel, kindly associated by zecalouro as Loronix Ambassador. Beto Kessel is a nice friend, knows everything about Brazilian music and Jazz and I want to dedicate this post to our Ambassador.

This is Toots Thielemans - The Brasil Project (1992), for Private Music, really a project, a great effort matching the harmonica player Toots Thielemans with his Brazilian performer friends, Ivan Lins, Luiz Bonfa, Oscar Castro Neves, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, among others. It is nice to see photos of a late Luiz Bonfa, available with the music. Bluesette is really the main attraction, a celebration performed by Toots Brazilian friends altogether. Tracks include:


Toots Thielemans
(harmonica, guitar)
Gilson Peranzzetta
Lee Ritenour
Teo Lima
Nico Assumpcao
Oscar Castro Neves
(guitar, violao, producer)
Paulinho da Costa
Dave Grusin
Cassio Duarte
Eliane Elias
Bira Hawai
Jamil Joanes
Michael Lang
Mark Isham
Luiz Bonfa
Chico Buarque de Hollanda
Ivan Lins
(keyboard, vocals)
Edu Lobo
(guitar, vocals)
Milton Nascimento
Caetano Veloso
(vocals, guitar)
Brian Bromberg
Dori Caymmi
(vocals, guitar)
Gilberto Gil
(vocals, guitar)
Ricardo Silveira

Track List

01 - Comecar de Novo
02 - Obi
03 - Felicia and Bianca
04 - O Cantador
05 - Joanna Francesa
06 - Coisa Feita
07 - Preciso Aprender a So Ser
08 - Fruta Boa
09 - Coracao Vagabundo
10 - Manha de Carnaval
11 - Moments
12 - Bluesette


Elza Soares - Um Show de Elza (1965)

Elza Soares released several albums in the 60's, all for Odeon, starting in 1960 with her debut LP, Se Acaso Voce Chegasse, until her last Odeon release in 1973, a self-titled album with a picture of Elza Soares making a bored face, not so nice as this one. I think we have covered most of this glorious "Odeon phase", but this one, Um Show de Elza, is perhaps one of the best albums of her Odeon phase, such like the acclaimed Com a Bola Branca that follows this release. Both albums have something in common, Maestro Nelsinho in charge of arrangements.

This is Elza Soares - Um Show de Elza (1965), for Odeon. Elza Soares and Nelsinho partnership delivers flawless results. Nelsinho understands Elza Soares, his arrangements blends with Elza rough voice, making a trombone and voice dual really unique. The repertoire selected needs also to be highlighted with Elza Soares mixing old songs from Lupscinio Rodrigues and Ary Barroso with fresh material delivered by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Donato, including also a song written by the legendary Garrincha 06 - Pe Redondo, Elza's husband at that time. Tracks include:

01 - Ocultei (Ary Barroso)
02 - Verão no Meu Rio (Carla Baroni / Carlito)
03 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
04 - Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
05 - Ombro a Ombro (Lourenço Quintanilha / Izidro Quintanilha)
06 - Pé Redondo (Garrincha)
07 - Vingança (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
08 - Sambou Sambou (João Mello / João Donato)
09 - Porque e Para Que (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Fernando César)
10 - Neném (Luis Bandeira / Anselmo Mazzoni)
11 - Cais do Porto (Capiba)
12 - Se Acaso Você Chegasse (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)



Monday, July 02, 2007

O Grupo - O Grupo (1969)

Thanks Mr. G. for this obscure and widely unknown O Grupo album. Mr. G., is a Loronix collaborator since the very first beginning and he gave this album to us just before Caetano Rodrigues made available O Grupo debut LP by Odeon. By that time, I thought O Grupo had released only that first album and disappeared, but the legendary Mr. G. knows everything about Brazilian music. Thanks Mr. G.

This is O Grupo - O Grupo (1969), for Radio, the tiny Brazilian label that had the first LP presented yesterday. Mr. G. says this is a masterpiece. I agree, very beautiful, with modern arrangements and nice vocals performed by Roberval, Raimundo, Mauricio and Jayme Alem. Tracks include:

01 - Eu Disse Adeus
02 - Mutante
03 - Sinhana
04 - Misty
05 - Beiras
06 - Quem Mandou
07 - Tres Horas da Manha
08 - Over The Rainbow
09 - Rosa De Fogo
10 - Alvorada


Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1970)

Hello, Good Evening! Starting high today, showing a very important artist to Brazilian music with only a few career albums available at Loronix, the legendary Tim Maia and his debut LP. He is the father of Brazilian soul music, have influenced many other artists in the style. This album has several Tim Maia classics, such as Azul do Mar, Coronel Antonio Bento and Primavera, let's see.

This is Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1970), for Polydor. Although a debut LP, Tim Maia was an active artist since the four years lived in US, between 1959 and 1963. There, he joined The Ideals, an important Rhythm & Blues band in Chicago. Someone said in the past that Tim Maia music is the only that can put people for dancing, no matter the situation. It is now time to check by yourself. Tracks include:


Tim Maia
(voice, violao, arrangements)
Ze Carlos
Waltel Branco

Track List

01 - Coroné Antônio Bento (Luis Wanderley / João do Vale)
02 - Cristina (Carlos Imperial / Tim Maia)
03 - Jurema (Tim Maia)
04 - Padre Cícero (Tim Maia / Cassiano)
05 - Flamengo (Tim Maia)
06 - Você Fingiu (Cassiano)
07 - Eu Amo Você (Cassiano / Silvio Rochael)
08 - Primavera (Vai Chuva) (Cassiano / Silvio Rochael)
09 - Risos (Fábio / Paulo Imperial)
10 - Azul da Cor do Mar (Tim Maia)
11 - Cristina Nº 2 (Carlos Imperial / Tim Maia)
12 - Tributo à Booker Pittman (Cláudio Roditi)



Paulinho da Viola - Nervos de Aco (1973)

This is the best moment to show a masterpiece to Loronixers. The last post of Sunday will cross the whole Monday, which is Loronix busiest day. This is probably one of the best albums I have heard this year and I'm very thankful to the mysterious Samba contributor for dragging my attention to Paulinho da Viola.

We had a previous and pretty recent release, Memorias Chorando, which is Paulinho da Viola playing instrumental music. Now it is time to meet Paulinho da Viola singing. Nervos de Aco is solid, you get hooked at the first second and it is all about feelings, passion and beauty. It is worth checking.

This is Paulino da Viola - Nervos de Aco (1973), for Odeon. The cover artwork says a lot about Nervos de Aco. We never know what are the feelings of an artist that are directly associated with their albums, but I'm convinced that Paulinho da Viola feels everything inside this record, pure beauty and mastery arranged and played by a constellation of Brazilian musicians. I could describe this album track by track with great pleasure, but I decided to give you the pleasures of find it out alone. Tracks include:


Paulinho da Viola, Copinha, Cristovao Bastos, Lindolfo Gaya, Nelsinho

(flute, clarinet)
Cristovao Bastos
(percussion, bass)
Elton Medeiros
Paulinho da Viola
(violao, cavaquinho, voice)

Track List

01 - Sentimentos (Mijinha)
02 - Comprimido (Paulinho da Viola)
03 - Não Leve a Mal (Paulinho da Viola)
04 - Nervos de Aço (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
05 - Roendo as Unhas (Paulinho da Viola)
06 - Não Quero Mais Amar a Ninguém (Zé da Zilda / Cartola / Carlos Cachaça)
07 - Nega Luzia (Wilson Batista / Jorge de Castro)
08 - Cidade Submersa (Paulinho da Viola)
09 - Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
10 - Choro Negro (Paulinho da Viola / Fernando Costa)




Bola Sete - The Incomparable Bola Sete (1965)

I have been on a never ending hunting for Bola Sete albums recorded in Brazil before he made his move to the US. Bola Sete started his international career before Bossa Nova, he left Brazil in the very beginning of the 60's. Brazilian albums were released by Odeon, the first in 1957, followed by five or six others really impossible to find. Anyway, let's stay with this one while the hunting continues.

This is Bola Sete - The Incomparable Bola Sete (1965), for Fantasy. I was surprised when checking today and realize that The Incomparable Bola Sete is different from Bola Sete Tour the Force, which is a reissue of Bossa Nova. Bola Sete performs solo and accompanied by a traditional quartet. The song that I like most is 07 - Valsa de Uma Cidade (Ismael Netto / Antonio Maria), a great Bola Sete rendition. Personnel is not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Bolido (Bola Sete)
02 - Lamento de Negro (Bola Sete)
03 - Influência do Jazz (Carlos Lyra)
04 - Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
05 - Saravá (Bola Sete / Konrad)
06 - Be-bossa (Bola Sete)
07 - Valsa de Uma Cidade (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
08 - Just Another Love (Bola Sete)
09 - The Girl From Lodi (Bola Sete)
10 - Original Joe's (Bola Sete)


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto - Ritmos Melodicos Nr. 1 (1952) - 1st Radio LP

Hello, Good Evening! Late start this Sunday, but for a good reason, the coordination of Loronix Chat activities. They are now safe; let’s get back to business! I want to show something unique, a very old Waldir Calmon release and the first album issued by the legendary label Radio in the LP (10-Inch) format.

This is Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto - Ritmos Melodicos Nr. 1 (1952), for Radio, a unique work of Waldir Calmon, really different from what we are used to hear on most of his albums. Most of the 8 songs of Ritmos Melodicos follow the "Dancante" formula, but there are nice surprises to check. Telefone Blues is an American Blues with English lyrics sung by a gorgeous and non-identified singer. The last track is a Waldir Calmon composition with very sophisticated arrangements for the year 1952. This is a Waldir Calmon album that worth checking out. Tracks include:

01 - Nunca Mais Você Brigou (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) Samba-canção
02 - Um Caso de Amor (Aldo Taranto) Bolero
03 - Não Posso Amar Ninguém (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) Samba-canção
04 - Um Dia a Menos (Aldo Taranto) Bolero
05 - Telefone Blues (George Green) Blue
06 - Exatamente Agora (Aldo Taranto) Beguine
07 - Cantigas de Roda (Tradicional) Baião
08 - Variações (Waldir Calmon) Guaracha


Radames Gnattali e Sexteto - Radames na Europa com Seu Sexteto (1960)

This is the kind of album that does not need introduction. Radames Gnattali Sexteto, featuring Edu da Gaita, Ze Menezes, Chiquinho do Acordeon and others. Self-explanatory. However, this album has much of Humberto Teixeira, composer, author of Asa Branca, he was a politician in the late 60's and created a law to enable international promotion of the music from Brazil though international performances sponsored by Brazilian government. Several artists got the benefits such as: Poly, Waldir Azevedo, Leonel do Trombone, Orlando Silveira, Sivuca, Leo Peracchi and Radames Gnattali.

This is Radames Gnattali e Sexteto - Radames na Europa com Seu Sexteto (1960), for Odeon. I don't know if there are others albums based on Lei Humberto Teixeira, since this one is really amazing, Radames Gnattali has the accompaniment of a Brazilian artists constellation and the music you will hear is really above the average. Do not miss. Tracks include:


Radames Gnattali
Edu da Gaita
Chiquinho do Acordeon
Luiz Bandeira
Ze Menezes
Luciano Perrone
Aida Gnattali

Track List

01 - Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
02 - Seu Ataulfo (Radamés Gnattali)
03 - "Capricho Nortista" Baião (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Asa Branca (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) No Meu Pé de Serra (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Mangaratiba (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Juazeiro (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga) Siridó (Humberto Teixeira / Luis Gonzaga)
04 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Primeiro Amor (Hernâni Silva)
06 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
07 - Batuque (Edu da Gaita)
08 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - Catete (Humberto Teixeira)
10 - "Na Cadência do Baião" Não Interessa (Luis Bittencourt / José Menezes) Baião da Garoa (Luis Gonzaga / Hervé Cordovil)
11 - Alvorada (Jacob do Bandolim)