Saturday, July 21, 2007

Zimbo Trio - Zimbo Trio Vol. 2 (1965)

I took a time today to visit the beach facilities of Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. They made a great work on assembling an infrastructure down here; the place is clean, secure and really beautiful. However, there is an exception, the music. We should admit, in the past, the offer was really better. We did not have iPods, CDs, etc. but the music available was fantastic, take this album as an example: there was a time in Brazil that instrumental music, such as this one made by Zimbo Trio, was commercially successful.

I think this is the main reason for the average of 3,000 daily visits Loronix receives everyday. The music available here is truly amazing and this fantastic Caetano Rodrigues contribution is the perfect example.

This is Zimbo Trio - Zimbo Trio Vol. 2 (1965), for RGE, which is the second LP released by Zimbo Trio. There is no much to say about this album, a solid listen from the start until the end. Some friends even say that this one is better then their first album, the "red" one, already released at Loronix. Once again, use comments section to give feedback and also say if you feel the need to get it in looseless format. Tracks include:


Hamilton de Godoy
Luiz Chaves
Rubinho Barsotti

Track List

01 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
03 - Zomba (Maria Helena Toledo / Luis Bonfá)
04 - Insolação (Adilson Godoy)
05 - Zimba (Tito)
06 - Reza (Ruy Guerra / Edu Lobo)
07 - Samba 40 Graus (Adilson Godoy)
08 - Garota de Charme (Maria Helena Toledo / Luis Bonfá)
09 - Vai de Vez (Luis Fernando Freire / Roberto Menescal)
10 - Balada de Um Sonho Meu (Amilton Godoy)
11 - O Rei Triste (Luis Chaves)
12 - Aleluia (Ruy Guerra / Edu Lobo)

Challenge | Who are these artists?

It has been a long time since the last challenge and I'm glad on making it again. This one came from Enrique Dufal, Argentina. Enrique runs the great Recuerdos Musicales. Enrique needs to know who is the artist (1) at the photo with the artist (2) that also appears at the other photo with the artist (3) and (4).

The challenge is to identify artists (1), (2), (3) and (4). I think we can easily help Enrique to identify the only one he does not know, which is artist (1). Seems a little bit confusing this time, but I think we can make it!

Hope uEnjoy!

Samba Exportacao - Samba Exportacao

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start the day with Caetano Rodrigues music, which is a guarantee of surprises and nice enigmas ahead of us. This is the first and only album by Samba Exportacao, which is not exactly a Samba album, but a compilation of instrumental renditions of well-known Brazilian music from the 60's. Let's see.

This is Samba Exportacao - Samba Exportacao (no date), for Itamaraty, a subsidiary of the Brazilian label CID. The only thing I know about Samba Exportacao is Durval Ferreira production. The enigma is the identification of remaining musicians; we have probably the guitar of Durval Ferreira and a great chance of some other well-known organist and sax player, among others. Samba Exportacao delivers good entertainment, each track is different from the other and the studio atmosphere seems to be such like an old friends celebration. Tracks include:

01 - Samba Triste
02 - Quem Manda na Minha Vida
03 - Chorou Chorou
04 - Rosa Morena
05 - Volta
06 - Boato
07 - Corcovado
08 - Zelao
09 - Teleco Teco Nr. 1
10 - Chora Tua Tristeza
11 - Se Voce Disser que Sim
12 - Poema do Adeus

Milton Banana - Milton Banana (1972)

It is impossible to go wrong with Milton Banana, even if the last Milton Banana was made available less than a few days ago. There are some important differences between both albums, this one was never released before at Loronix and the style is completely different with a strong Samba flavor, ideal for the weekend. Let's see.

This is Milton Banana - Milton Banana (1972), for Odeon. Milton Banana from the 70's released albums quite different from the ones we already know from the 60's, based on drums, bass and piano trios. This is Milton Banana as main performer, backed by the traditional bass and piano with addition of guitar, brass and percussion instruments, giving the Samba accent previously mentioned. This is the first out of several Luiz Harding new contributions, a consistent video contributor making his debut on music. Personnel for this album is unfortunately not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Essa Menina (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Saltei de Banda (Zé Rodrix / Luis Carlos Sá)
03 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
04 - Minha Escola (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
05 - Caramba Galileu da Galiléia (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
06 - Samba de Orly (Vinicius de Moraes / Chico Buarque / Toquinho)
07 - Moça Branca da Favela (Jorge Costa)
08 - Encabulada (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi)
09 - Ela (Benito di Paula)
10 - Você Não Tá Com Nada (Silvio César)
11 - Ê Baiana (Fabrício da Silva / Baianinho / Ênio Santos Ribeiro / Miguel Pancrácio)
12 - Testamento (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)

Varios Artistas - Guitar Workshop in Rio (1992)

With this high fever and body pain, I had to dig some pretty old and forgotten music to make things easier for today. The good new is that I found forgotten albums that are really good, such as this one. We have here the Brazilian edition of a JVC (probably a record label run by the Japanese Japan Victor Company) series of guitar workshops around the main countries in the world. Sounds interesting and it is very interest, let's see what we have here.

This is Guitar Workshop in Rio (1992), for JVC, featuring renowned Brazilian violao (acoustic guitar) players. I could not find detailed information on this workshop, but the music recorded here is amazing, delighting both musicians and fans of violao playing. Brazilian Guitar Ensemble is also a mystery as well the cover artwork. I was luck to find the one I made at that time and if someone has the original in high resolution, please, let us know. Tracks include:

The Performers

Brazilian Guitar Ensemble
Joao Bosco
Marcos Pereira
Oscar Castro Neves
Raphael Rabello
Ulisses Rocha

Track List

01 - Lamentos do Morro - Raphael Rabello
02 - Um Pagode em Planaltina - Marco Pereira
03 - Manatsu no Kajitsu - Joao Bosco
04 - Rua Harmonia - Ulisses Rocha
05 - Murmudando - Brazilian Guitar Ensemble
06 - Hoshi no Sanpo - Marco Pereira
07 - 3rd Mov Brasiliana No. 13 - Raphael Rabello
08 - Gagabiro - Joao Bosco
09 - Samambaia - Marco Pereira
10 - Revendo o Passado - Brazilian Guitar Ensemble
11 - Yasei no Kaze - Ulisses Rocha
12 - Roda no Circo - Joao Bosco
13 - Esperanca - Oscar Castro Neves
14 - Estudo Nr. 1 - Raphael Rabello

Friday, July 20, 2007

Trio Surdina - Trio Surdina (1953)

In that spirit of gradually taking back the control, I think it is perfect to show Loronixers the legendary Trio Surdina debut LP, recorded in 1953, but decades ahead of its time if you take in comparison the music from Brazil in the Bossa Nova years. Take this album as history, such like a document if you want to understand Brazilian music from a broader perspective.

This is Trio Surdina - Trio Surdina (1953), for Musidisc, featuring the "original" Fafa Lemos, Garoto and Chiquinho do Acordeon. I wish I were on a better shape to describe this essential album, but this time you will need to realize it by yourself. A good way to start is taking a close hearing to Duas Contas (Garoto) and O Relogio da Vovo (Fafa Lemos / Garoto / Chiquinho do Acordeon), so you will understand how this album is ahead of everything made in the early 50's. Tracks include:


Fafa Lemos
(violin, voice)
Chiquinho do Acordeon

Track List

01 - Ternamente (J. Lawrence / W. Gross)
02 - O Relógio da Vovó (Fafá Lemos / Chiquinho do Acordeom / Garoto)
03 - Duas Contas (Garoto)
04 - Felicidade (Garoto / Haroldo Barbosa)
05 - Ninguém Me Ama (Antônio Maria / Fernando Lobo)
06 - Na Madrugada (Nilo Sergio)
07 - Nós Três (Fafá Lemos / Chiquinho do Acordeom / Garoto)
08 - Malagueña (Tradicional)

Music Video | Raul de Souza

Hello, Good Evening! I'm sick. Yesterday and today's morning I was really bad, but since the middle of the afternoon I'm getting better. I think I can make some posts today, starting with this one, videos are easy to make available and this is not an ordinary video, it is Raul de Souza and Hector Costita, together. Thanks Luiz Harding for this video, Luiz sent a lot of videos and music to us.

That's it. Coming back slowly to do the things right. I'm sure Raulzinho will make you entertained until the next post.

Last minute info by Luiz Harding: Raul de Souza is backed by the Brazilian instrumental ensemble Placa Luminosa, which is Ari Nascimento (bass), Luizao (drums), Ribah Nascimento (guitar) and Rik Escobar (piano).

Hope uEnjoy!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Maria Bethania - Recital na Boite Barroco (1968)

For those who do not read Portuguese, the previous post announces a Bossa Nova Festival in Rio de Janeiro, a real treat. I will be attending two days, Kiko Continentino with Mauricio Einhorn and Paulinho Trompete tribute to Durval Ferreira. If you live outside Brazil, buy your tickets or use those miles from your airline affinity program, it worth.

Let's close today with a very early album by an important Brazilian female singer, accompanied by Terra Trio on a live presentation on Barroco nightclub, kindly made available to Loronixers by Justin from the great J Thyme...kind.

This is Maria Bethania - Recital na Boate Barroco (1968), for Odeon, featuring Terra Trio. It is amazing how Maria Bethania was already mature in her early years on this live set recorded in 1968. Bethania has the accompaniment of Terra Trio and the repertoire features songs from her brother Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Noel Rosa, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others. This is the first out of a series of Maria Bethania live albums, which are her best records; she is really amazing performing live. Tracks include:

01 - Marginália II (Gilberto Gil / Torquato Neto)
02 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro) Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Último Desejo (Noel Rosa)
04 - Camisa Listada (Assis Valente)
05 - Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - O Que Tinha de Ser (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
08 - Lama (Paulo Marques / Aylce Chaves)
09 - Pano Legal (Billy Blanco) Café Soçaite (Miguel Gustavo)
10 - Pé da Roseira (Gilberto Gil)
11 - Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia (Gilberto Gil)
12 - Baby (Caetano Veloso)
13 - Maria Maria (Caetano Veloso / Capinan)

Grande Evento | Festival da Bossa Nova - Ao Vivo no Drink

Pessoal, esse post não tem música, tem algo muito melhor, um anúncio de um Festival de Bossa Nova no Quiosque Drink da Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro. Vejam lá em cima as feras que estarão se apresentando. É irresistível não?

Eu não resisti e estou programado para assistir dois shows, Samba Jazz Trio convida Mauricio Einhorn, hoje, 19 de Julho às 20hs e a homenagem do Paulinho Trompete ao Durval Ferreira, no próximo sábado. Os cariocas não podem ficar de fora dessa. É na Lagoa, no Drink, parque dos patins. Ingressos só 12 reais. A programação completa está logo abaixo. Não percam...

20 Julho - VITOR BIGLIONE - Tributo à TOM JOBIM

Nos encontramos lá.

Forte abraço, zeca

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dori Caymmi - Kicking Cans (1992)

I would like to start showing Dori Caymmi from his erlier works, but since I knew this one has gone so prematurely out of print, I could not resist on making. Meet Dori Caymmi, the son of Dorival Caymmi and the internationally acclaimed composer, singer, arranger and producer. Dori Caymmi began very early to study music, taking piano lessons at the age of eight, being also student of the legendary Maestro Moacir Santos. Dori Caymmi music is present in many important Brazilian albums throughout decades as acoustic guitar player, arranger, composer and many others roles. Let's feedback the first Dori Caymmi release at Loronix.

This is Dori Caymmi - Kicking Cans (1992), for Warner. This is the kind of album that you will spin many times from now one. Dori Caymmi singing is smooth, tender and his arrangements are really beautiful. Kicking Cans features top-notch musicians, such as: Herbie Hancock, Claudio Slon, Brandford Marsalis, Ivan Lins, Paulinho da Costa, among others. Arrangements and production by Dori Caymmi. Tracks include:


Branford Marsalis
(sax soprano)
Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCutter, Kevyn Lettau, Ivan Lins
(backing vocals)
Michael Shapiro, Claudio Slon
Jerry Jr. Watts, Abraham Laboriel, John Patitucci
Don Grussin, Gregg Karukas
Teco Cardoso
Paulinho da Costa, Everaldo Ferreira
Suzie Kattayama
Billy Childs, Herbie Hancock
Ricardo Silveira
Dori Caymmi
(voice, violao)

Track List

01 - Migration (Dori Caymmi)
02 - Forever Lover And Friend (Dori Caymmi)
03 - It's Raining (At Buriti Farm) (Dori Caymmi)
04 - From The Sea (Dori Caymmi)
05 - Brasil (Aquarela Do Brasil) (Ary Barroso)
06 - Kicking Cans (Dori Caymmi)
07 - Spring (Dori Caymmi)
08 - Northeast (Dori Caymmi)
09 - Hurricane Country (Dave Grusin)
10 - My Countryside (Dori Caymmi)

Gaucho e Seu Conjunto - Rio... Madrugada e Amor (1958)

Hello, Good Evening! I never saw such excitement we are having yesterday with the last Luiz Eca with Bill Evans post. An anonymous friend said this tape should be released on CD and made worldwide. Perhaps today we don't need new music since the listening pleasure of everybody is guaranteed for a long time. So far, the music was downloaded 245 times, really above the average and this counter increases every minute.

Anyway, the show must go on, so let's start today making something that I like very much, the first post of an artist never released before at Loronix.

This is Gaucho e Seu Conjunto - Rio... Madrugada e Amor (1958), for RGE. I could not track who is Gaucho among several artists with the same name. As far as I know, Gaucho was an active accordion player that recorded more than ten albums from the 50's to the early 60's. This is his second LP and the first recorded for RGE. Rio... Madrugada e Amor has Gaucho his conjunto, with no identified members playing bass, piano, drums and percussion. Nice and delicious to hear album by this Brazilian accordion player. Tracks include:

01 - Maladie D'amour (H. Salvador / Lanjean)
02 - Final (Paul Misraki / B. Molar)
03 - Mienteme (A. Dominguez)
04 - You do Something To Me (Cole Porter)
05 - Que Reste T'il de nos Amours (Charles Trenet)
06 - Tudo É Ilusão (Waldir Finotti / Nelson T. Paiva)
07 - Você Passou (Nazareno de Brito / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
08 - Maria dos Meus Pecados (Jair Amorim / Dunga)
09 - Mulatinho (Nestor Campos)
10 - Rosa do Mato (Sergio Ricardo / Geraldo Serafim)
11 - Vem Meu Amor (Rubem Gerardi / Oldemar Magalhães)
12 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Luiz Eca & Bill Evans - Ao Vivo no Chiko's Bar (1980) K7 Tape

Finally arrived. It is everything I was wondering to be. You don't need to clean your glasses or check if your monitor is having problems, what you read is what you will hear, Luiz Eca and Bill Evans performing together at Chiko's Bar, Rio de Janeiro, 1980.

This is Luiz Eca & Bill Evans - Ao Vivo no Chiko's Bar (1980), for Loronix. I never heard about Bill Evans in Brazil and I have to say many thanks to JustBeto for making his K-7 tape available and Luiz Harding for the excellent remastering to digital format. The tape features an hour of music, including the guest appearance of Leny Andrade, singing Wave and some other nice things, such as Luiz Eca and Bill Evans talking to each other and some Eca improvisations using the acute keys of the piano.

JustBeto said to do not separate tracks to provide the full experience, but I decided to split the concert in 14 tracks with the whole concert. Applauses, conversations and piano improvisations are in the end of each track and the splits did not left a second of music out. Anyway, thanks JustBeto and Luiz. Some tracks were identified by the parrot in charge of this website, but I decided to take no risks making available the 14 tracks with no names.

Bil Bell - Rosa Morena | Sambas que Nao Se Esquece (1970)

Here we go on another Caetano Rodrigues contribution, showing this time a new artist to Loronixers, which is probably a well-known artist using a fake name to record on another label bypassing his contract obligations. This mysterious artist uses the name of Bil Bell or Bil Bel varying on each album recorded. Let's see.

This is Bil Bell - Rosa Morena | Sambas que Nao Se Esquecem (1970), for Tropicana. Tropicana is Columbia subsidiary that recorded some nice albums such as Samba 5 - Moderninho (1970) and the fantastic Bwana Trio - Bwana Trio (no date), both available at Loronix. Bil Bell is a sax player and he delivers instrumental renditions of Samba standards. Tracks include:

01 - Teleco
02 - Faceira
03 - Lá Vem a Baiana
04 - Apito no Samba
05 - Meditação
06 - Samba de Uma Nota Só
07 - Se Acaso Você Chegasse
08 - Rosa Morena
09 - É Luxo Só
10 - Chega de Saudade
11 - Desafinado
12 - Menina Moça

Music Video | Luiz Bonfa - Batucada

The mighty HansVonz released a couple of days ago two new Luiz Bonfa videos at YouTube. I could not resist picking the one that I like most and show it to Loronixers. Luiz Bonfa (with a huge mustache) plays Batucada at Julie Andrews Show. The clip ends suddenly and it is a very short footage, but people like it so much that it is not a issue.

Hope uEnjoy!

Omar Izar - Quem Tem "Gaita" Faz Sucesso (1960) with Orquestra RGE

Hello, Good Evening! Loronix engineers are making extra hours today, some special posts are being prepared and I hope they make it timely. We will have really special posts today, starting with this one, which is the first album at Loronix by a truly legendary harmonica player, cousin of a Loronixer.

This is Omar Izar - Quem tem Gaita faz Sucesso (1960), for RGE. Thanks Carlos Braga, JustBeto and all the folks from Quadradinho for point this extraordinary musician. Omar Izar had an important role in the development of Brazilian harmonica playing. Carlos Braga says that Mauricio Einhorn - a true genius of harmonica and one of the top musicians ever in history - decided to play harmonica hearing Omar Izar. I'm really glad on making this post and also proud of the work made by Carlos Braga and JustBeto, which is Omar Izar cousin. Carlos Braga prepared today a piece of text showing his passion to this fantastic instrument. I'm making the beginning of his text available here and you can get the complete Carlos Braga writing inside the music or thought a series of small posts at Quadradinho. Tracks include:

Carlos Braga writing:

"Minha paixão pela harmônica-de-boca (ou gaita, ou ainda, segundo o Rildo Hora, realejo, começou lá nos anos 50. Meu pai me levou ao auditório da Rádio Nacional para assistir o EDU DA GAITA, com a orquestra do maestro RADAMES GNATALLI no programa ‘UM MILHÃO DE MELODIAS’. O homem solou simplesmente o complicadíssimo ‘VÔO DO BESOURO’ do Rimsky-Korsakow. Naquela época a gaita era muito mais popular e divulgada do que hoje. Nos USA havia grandes solistas e conjuntos de gaita (trios, quartetos, etc.). Eu tenho uma gravação da RHAPSODY IN BLUE (Gershwin) com o gaitista inglês LARRY ADLER e orquestra sinfonica regida pelo GEORGE MARTIN (Beatles) - muito boa, mas não chega nem perto do que vi/ouvi com o mitológico EDU DA GAITA.

Muitos anos mais tarde, quando tive a dádiva DIVINA de conhecer e me tornar amigo do MAURICIO EINHORN, ele me falou que sua paixão pela gaita se concretizou ao ouvir o gaitista OMAR IZAR. Como o mundo é pequeno e o LORONIX é enorme, o grande OMAR é primo do nosso JUSTBETO, que vai falar sobre ele daqui há pouquinho... (...)" continued...

Track List

01 - Noite Cheia de Estrelas (Cândido das Neves "Índio")
02 - Chora a Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
03 - Theme From a Summer Place (M. Steiner)
04 - Noite Chuvosa (João Leal Brito ''Britinho'' / Fernando César)
05 - Alguém Me Disse (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
06 - Guarda Che Luna (Malgoni / Elgos)
07 - O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
08 - Pretty Blue Eyes (Randazzo / Weinstein)
09 - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (J. Ray)
10 - Lago dos Cisnes (Tchaikovsky)
11 - Nuestro Juramento (Benito de Jesus)
12 - Sem Ninguém (Omar Izar)

PS.: Era bastante comum utilizar a palavra “gaita” como referência ao dinheiro, tal como a atual “grana”, “bufunfa” e o bem recente “dim-dim”. Isso explica o “Gaita” entre aspas na capa do álbum, uma brincadeira de duplo sentido.

Vinicius de Moraes - Vinicius | Poesia e Cancao Vol. 1 e 2 (1966)

We had wonderful posts today, the excellent Dionysio and the great surprise made by Luiz Harding showing the so far unknown personnel listing with Baden Powell, Milton Banana Trio reposting, Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim as musical director of Para Viver um Grande Amor, based on Pobre Menina Rica play and now the great close with a double tribute album to Vinicius de Moraes, which is something that needs detailed introduction, as follows:

This is Vinicius de Moraes - Vinicius | Poesia e Cancao Vol. 1 e Vol. 2 (1966), for Forma, featuring the live recording of a tribute to Vinicius de Moraes at Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, December 13, 1966. This concert was a one-time event and I'm sure a once in a lifetime opportunity for those who had the chance of being there.

Vinicius de Moraes is surrounded by a constellation of artists in both volumes released by Forma, such as Carlos Lyra, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell, Ciro Monteiro, Francis Hime and Elizeth Cardoso, one of the main performers on that day, not included in this album due contractual obligations with Copacabana label. The Brazilian actors Paulo Autran and Suzana de Moraes support the event on reading Vinicius de Moraes poems.

Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo with Maestro Diogo Pacheco were in the set, delivering orchestra support throughout the set. A quartet featuring Cesar Camargo Mariano (piano), Milton Banana (drums), Azeitona (bass) and Copinha (flute) was also assembled to render this beautiful tribute to Vinicius de Moraes. Tracks include:

The Performers

Vinicius de Moraes
Carlos Lyra
Edu Lobo
Baden Powell
Ciro Monteiro
Francis Hime
Elizeth Cardoso

Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo
Maestro Diogo Pacheco

The Quartet

Cesar Camargo Mariano
Milton Banana

Track List

Volume 1

01 - Abertura "Vinicilana" (Guerra Peixe) - Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo - Samba da Bênção (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Vinicius de Moraes / Coro
02 - A Bênção Francis Hime (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Paulo Autran - Saudade de Amar (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes) - Francis Hime
03 - A Bênção Edu Lobo (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Suzana de Morais - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes) - Edu Lobo
04 - A Bênção Baden (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Paulo Autran - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Baden Powell
05 - A Bênção Carlos Lyra (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Suzana de Morais - Marcha da Quarta-feira de Cinzas (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) - Carlos Lyra
06 - A Bênção Antônio Carlos Jobim (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Paulo Autran - Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) - Cyro Monteiro
07 - A Bênção Ari Barroso (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Vinicius de Moraes / Paulo Autran / Suzana de Morais
08 - A Bênção J S Bach (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Paulo Autran - Jesus Alegria dos Homens (Johann Sebastian Bach) - Vinicius de Moraes / Baden Powell / Coro
09 - Poética I e II (Vinicius de Moraes) Poesia
10 - Tempo Feliz (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Cyro Monteiro
11 - Soneto da Separação (Vinicius de Moraes) Poesia - Paulo Autran
12 - Canção do Amanhecer (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes) - Edu Lobo e Orquestra
13 - A Brusca Poesia da Mulher Amada (Vinicius de Moraes) Poesia
14 - Texto Sobre "Pobre Menina Rica" (Otto Lara Resende) Texto - Suzana de Morais
15 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) - Carlos Lyra e Orquestra
16 - Canto de Ossanha (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) - Vinicius de Moraes / Baden Powell / Coro

Volume 2

01 - Abertura II (Guerra Peixe) - Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo
02 - Zambi (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes) - Edu Lobo
03 - Pedro Meu Filho (Vinicius de Moraes) - Vinicius de Moraes / Coro - texto
04 - Sem Mais Adeus (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes) - Francis Hime, Orquestra e Coro
05 - Soneto da Fidelidade (Vinicius de Moraes) Poesia - Suzana de Morais
06 - Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) - Carlos Lyra e Orquestra
07 - A Bênção Pixinguinha (Vinicius de Moraes) Texto - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes) - Cyro Monteiro
08 - Eurídice (Vinicius de Moraes) - Baden Powell e Orquestra
09 - Monólogo de Orfeu (Vinicius de Moraes) Poesia - with Elizeth Cardoso
10 - Vinicius Poeta do Encontro (Otto Lara Resende) Texto - Vinicius de Moraes / Suzana de Morais / Paulo Autran - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

Para Viver um Grande Amor - OST (1983)

This is the original soundtrack of a movie film based on the musical play "Pobre Menina Rica" written by Vinícius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra. For those who never had contact with the play, it tells the story of people from favelas in Rio de Janeiro occupying an empty building and establishing a new society there. Anyway, the play understanding is not a pre requisite, you can have high quality entertainment only with the soundtrack, featuring several Brazilian artists under the musical direction of Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim.

This is Para Viver um Grande Amor - OST (1983), for Columbia, featuring Dori Caymmi (great artist and a missing piece at Loronix), Djavan, Olivia Byington, Elba Ramalho, Sergio Ricardo and Zeze Mota. Djavan is also the movie main performer, sharing this role with one of the most beautiful woman in Brazil, Patricia Pillar. Compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Carlos Lyra and Chico Buarque de Hollanda with arrangements by Eduardo Souto Neto. We cannot go wrong with this great soundtrack of a great movie. Tracks include:

01 - Samba do Carioca (Vinicius de Moraes / Carlos Lyra) - Dori Caymmi
02 - Sabe Você (Vinicius de Moraes / Carlos Lyra) - Djavan
03 - Sinhazinha (Despertar) (Chico Buarque) - Zezé Motta
04 - Desejo (Djavan) - Djavan
05 - A Violeira (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) Elba Ramalho
06 - Imagina (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) - Djavan & Olivia Byington
07 - Tanta Saudade (Djavan / Chico Buarque) - Djavan
08 - A Primavera (Vinicius de Moraes / Carlos Lyra) - Olivia Byington
09 - Sinhazinha (Despedida) (Chico Buarque) - Olivia Byington
10 - Samba do Grande Amor (Chico Buarque) - Sergio Ricardo
11 - Meninos Eu Vi (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) - Olivia Byington

Monday, July 16, 2007

Milton Banana Trio - Milton Banana Trio (1965)

I'm reposting this album to address several requests for a better quality. Friends were right, the original vinyl transfer was not well done and this one is really improved. Actually, it is nice to see this album on top again; it is one of Milton Banana Trio albums that I like most. I will keep the original text, written in December 2006.

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I had a meeting downtown this morning that was very closed to some old vinyl shops. I left home to this meeting repeating a mantra in my head: "I will not go to the vinyl shops..", "I will not go to the vinyl shops..". However, when I left the meeting, my body was separated from my brain and such like a tractor ray or a magnet, in a matter of five minutes I found myself with dirty fingers browsing LPs.

When I put my hands on Milton Banana Trio - Milton Banana Trio (1965), for Imperial, I asked the shopkeeper if this LP was rare or not. The answer made me fell very proud, he said: "It is rare, you will not see it even in Loronix or sabadabada...”

Well, not any more, I hope he cannot remember my face in the next time. As you can see by the cover, conditions were not ideal and I had to make some extra work to clean up everything, I’m afraid if some eventual click or clack occurs. However, it is a wonderful record from an early Milton Banana and his Samba Jazz combo, which is Milton Banana (drums), Wanderley (piano) and Guara (bass). This is the later Imperial edition. Tracks include:

01 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Primitivo (Sergio Mendes)
03 - Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Primavera (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Nanã (Moacir Santos / Mário Telles)
06 - Samba do Avião (Tom Jobim)
07 - Minha Saudade (João Gilberto / João Donato)
08 - Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Sambou Sambou (João Mello / João Donato)
10 - Noa Noa (Sergio Mendes)
11 - Inútil Paisagem (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
12 - Samblues (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)

Dionysio e Seu Quinteto - Romance no Texas Bar (1959)

Hello, Good Evening! What a great day. Loronix is receiving today several new visitors and we are really above the average. Perhaps it is the Zimbo Trio Vol. 2 effect or people coming back from the weekend and checking what is new. Anyway, I have been receiving some emails from friends asking to do not forget to make the old "Para Dancar" albums from the late 50's. That's why I decided to start the day in the style showing a musician that we never spoke before at Loronix.

This is Dionysio e Seu Quinteto - Romance no Texas Bar (1959), for International. Dionysio was an active sax player, being member of Maestro Zaccarias orchestra and also from the cast of TV Tupi musicians. Romance no Texas Bar is for dancing, but will fulfill the needs of friends in the mood of a very well played instrumental music with sax, bass, drums, piano and guitar. Texas Bar was a nightclub, very close to my place; perhaps Dionysio was an active musician at Texas Bar. I hope you enjoy another Brazilian artist never released before at Loronix. Tracks include:

(Luiz Harding info, thanks!)

(sax alto)
Edison Machado
Wilson Marinho
Baden Powell

Track List

01 - Cem Por Cento (Dionysio de Oliveira)
02 - Nega (Waldemar Gomes / Afonso Teixeira)
03 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Que Murmuren (R. Fuentes / R. Cárdenas)
05 - I Love Paris (Cole Porter)
06 - Falam Meus Olhos (Fernando César / Nazareno de Brito)
07 - It's Not For Me To Say (R. Allen / A. Stillman)
08 - Mocinho Bonito (Billy Blanco)
09 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
10 - Chá-chá-chá no Texas (Arthur Montenegro)
11 - Tequila (Chuck Rio)
12 - Saudade da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)

Tito Madi - A Fossa (1971)

In one of those quick polls I use to make showing post alternatives to friends, the great GK said something very important, he said that Tito Madi deserves more posts at Loronix. I agree with GK, so I decided to start with what is considered Tito Madi most successful and important albums, the first out of the four of his A Fossa series, recoded respectively in 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1974 for London, which is a subsidiary of Odeon.

This is Tito Madi - A Fossa (1971), for London. For a long time, I though this "A Fossa" series was dedicated to the same A Fossa style, which is a kind of romantic Samba Cancao with influences of Boleros and American Ballads. However, Fossa is the name of a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro where Tito Madi performed several years in the 70's. This series brings these fantastic phsychodelic covers that you cannot stop starring and finding new details. Let's see how Loronixers feedback this release. Tracks include:

01 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo / Torquato Neto)
03 - Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
04 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)
05 - De Onde Vens (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
06 - Chuvas de Verão (Fernando Lobo)
07 - Sonho e Saudade (Tito Madi)
08 - Esquecendo Você (Tom Jobim)
09 - Pra Você (Silvio César)
10 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
11 - Fiz do Amor Meu Canto (Tito Madi / William Prado)
12 - Reverso (Marino Pinto / Gilberto Milfont) Se o Tempo Entendesse (Marino Pinto / Mário Rossi) Sucedeu Assim (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio Classics (1997)

The last Joao Gilberto - The Legendary Joao Gilberto (1988), featuring three albums had a tremendous response from Loronixers. I have to admit, I did not expect much of it and perhaps will be the most downloaded of this month. That's why I decided to make this one in the same style, featuring another Bossa Nova icon, Tamba Trio, one of the most acclaimed Brazilian Trios from the 60's.

This is Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio Classics (1997), for Polygram, featuring 28 remastered Tamba Trio songs taken from their first four albums for Philips. I could not associate each song with these first four albums, so I decided to keep the original Tamba Trio Classics order. This is for beginners and Tamba Trio aficionados. Tracks include:

01. Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02. Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
03. Garota De Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04. Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05. Sonho De Maria (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06. Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07. O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08. Infuência Do Jazz (Carlos Lyra)
09. Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
10. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11. Batida Diferente (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
12. O Samba Da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
13. Nós E O Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
14. Batucada (Murilo A. Pessoa)
15. Tristeza De Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Bebeto / Maurício Einhorn)
16. Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
17. Minha (Francis Hime / Ruy Guerra)
18. Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
19. Moça Flor (Durval Ferreira / Luis Fernando Freire)
20. Quem Me Dera (Caetano Veloso)
21. Água De Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
22. Canção Do Nosso Amor (Silveira / Dalto)
23. Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
24. Imagem (Luis Eça / Aloysio de Oliveira)
25. O Amor Que Acabou (Chico Feitosa / Luis Fernando Freire)
26. Nuvens (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
27. Tamba (Luis Eça)
28. Rio (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)