Saturday, July 28, 2007

Fuzi 9 - Fuzi 9 (1970)

This is a truly amazing and really unique Brazilian album, highly recommended by the mighty Ed. Motta, which I want to thanks for always pointing solid listens to our community. Fuzi 9 was already available on a given month of 2006, but technically speaking, that old one is really out of the new Loronix standards with a cover artwork of a size of a thumbnail, a missing track and a very low quality ripping.

This is Fuzi 9 - Fuzi 9 (1970), for Todamerica, the first and only record by this awesome group of nine boys and a female singer. Don't let these tuxedos on cover artwork cheats you these guys delivers an awesome Samba Soul music, all nine members are soldiers from Brazilian Army. Complete personnel listing is unknown but among the boys we have Carlos Dafe, a well-known singer in the 70's and perhaps the only that followed on a career as an artist. Highly recommended. Tracks include:

01 - Já Era Tempo de Você (José Carlos / Rosana)
02 - Poeira (Zuzuca / B. Reis)
03 - Trilha (José Carlos / Vanden de Souza)
04 - De Conversa Em Conversa (Lúcio Alves / Haroldo Barbosa)
05 - Pra Onde Tu Vai Baião (João do Vale / Sebastião Rodrigues)
06 - Tributo a Muezim (Manuel Hugo de Silva)
07 - Haiakaiam (Lilian Martins)
08 - Bahia de Todos os Deuses (Bala / Manoel)
09 - Sônia (José Carlos)
10 - Fim (José Carlos)
11 - Fuzão 79 (José Carlos)
12 - Isto É Samba (J. Canseira / Paulo Silva)

Marisa - Marisa (1972) 7-inch EP

It is cool to show singles and EPs to Loronixers. The format brings always the best picks of the artists and it is a good alternative for those who don't want to face the long duration LP. In the other hand, there is no much to say about them, as short records, they are not conceptual. Anyway, let's see the first out of series of singles and EPs scheduled for this week. I hope you like it; the feedback on Tamba was great.

This is Marisa - Marisa (1972), for Odeon as 7BD-1269 with four tracks. I could not check if all tracks were previously released or not on another format. Tracks include:

01 - Viagem (João de Aquino / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Depois De Tanto Amor (Paulinho da Viola)
03 - Estiada (Ivor Lancellotti / Marco Antônio Pinheiro)
04 - Samba do Estácio (Jair Amorim / César Costa Filho)

Tito Madi - A Fossa Vol. 3 (1973)

I was not scheduling another album from Tito Madi series of four "A Fossa" albums, but it is so cold in Brazil and Tito Madi fits nicely on cold days such like we are having here. This is perhaps one of the less known album from the series and in my point of view the best of the four ones. I'm sure we have a great close for this cold Friday.

This is Tito Madi - A Fossa Vol. 3 (1973), for London. Just a nerd curiosity, Volume numbers match the release year, making things easy, such as Volume 1 was released in 1971, Volume 2 in 1972, this one and the final Volume 4 in 1974. This cover is beautiful, although is not the one that I like most in the series, in the other hand, the back cover is fantastic. Let's think about a contest of A Fossa cover artwork when we make the last. Let's be straightforward, Tito Madi is here and it is cold outside, time to go to bed. Have a nice weekend and don't miss tomorrow's posts, Loronix amazing Samba day. Tracks include:

01 - Canto Triste (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Duas Contas (Garoto)
03 - Atrás da Porta (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque)
04 - Quero-te Assim (Tito Madi)
05 - Encontro Com a Saudade (Billy Blanco / Nilo Queiroz)
06 - Se Eu Tiver (Ribamar (1) / Dolores Duran)
07 - Graças a Deus Você Voltou (Tito Madi)
08 - Fossa Vol 3 (Tito Madi)
09 - Manias (Flávio Cavalcanti / Celso Cavalcanti)
10 - Demais (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
11 - Canção dos Olhos Tristes (Tito Madi)
12 - Modinha (Sergio Bittencourt)
13 - Siga (Fernando Lobo / Hélio Guimarães)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Irany Pinto e Seu Conjunto - Meus Amores (1958)

I was reluctant to show this album, I found it on a really bad condition, the cover was damaged and I had to praise the help of a friend to make it look better and the vinyl was scratch on a way that I had to decide keeping some hiss at the beginning of tracks in the benefit of loosing the sound quality. However, I think I'm making the right decision on sharing as it is. Irany Pinto is a brand new artist for me and probably for many friends and this cover artwork is one of those that worth the album alone.

This is Irany Pinto e Seu Conjunto - Meus Amores (1958), for Copacabana. Irany Pinto is a Brazilian violinist that had a great importance from the late 40's until the early 70's. He was member of the legendary Turma do Sereno, a group created by Paulo Tapajos with best of breed Brazilian musicians. Irany Pinto recorded more than 40 albums including 78rpms and LPs. Meus Amores is one of those themed albums made by Copacabana, Irany Pinto performs songs with names of girls and the cover artworks is strongly associated with the idea, showing a guy thinking on several others girls while talking with another. Really cool. tracks include:

01 - Rosalie (Cole Porter)
02 - Louise (L. Robin / R. A. Whiting)
03 - Laura (João de Barro / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
04 - Maria La Ô (Ernesto Lecuona)
05 - Marie (Irving Berlin)
06 - Conceição (Jair Amorim / Dunga)
07 - Patrícia (Perez Prado)
08 - Maria Boa (Assis Valente) Odete (Herivelto Martins / Dunga)
09 - Vilma (M. Ruccione)
10 - Maria Bonita (Agustin Lara) Hi-lili Hi-lo (Kaper / Deutsch)
11 - Dora (Dorival Caymmi) Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
12 - Rose Marie (R. Friml / O. Harbach / H. Stothart / O. Hammerstein II) Ninon (R. Stolz)
13 - Katuchka (Lina Pesce)

Music Video | Marcos Valle & Sonia Delfino - Samba de Verao

Hello, Good Evening! Hardware problems... Let's forget bad things and talk about good ones. Tomorrow, Kiko Continentino receives Marcos Valle at Festival da Bossa, Drink, Lagoa Rio de Janeiro. I will be there and I hope to find Loronixers there also. Just to stay in the mood for tomorrow, Luiz Harding sent us a video with Marcos Valle and Sonia Delfino performing Samba de Verao. I will be right back.

Hope uEnjoy!

Os Ipanemas - Os Ipanemas (1964)

I have been managing some hardware changes at Loronix and Murphy's Law seems to be around. Perhaps my fault. If something is working fine, don't change it. Anyway, it was a necessary change, nothing that you will see the impact; it was a simple change according with my financial possibilities.

This is one of several reasons to start the day reposting another true classic from the old times. People say that I'm a lucky guy and I'm starting to agree. I got this album for an unbelievable price, so cheap that I feel embarrassed to say here, which is something that makes me happy and I hope Loronixers also feel happy. Improvements are countless, from cover art scans, music and the availability of the new FLAC alternative, let's see.

This is Os Ipanemas - Os Ipanemas (1964), for Columbia, a unique and killer set of Bossa Jazz with Afro Influences, featuring the traditional bass and drums with the addition of Astor Silva trombone, Neco's guitar and Ruben Bassini percussion. Astor Silva is probably the leader of Os Ipanemas, which is a constellation of Brazilian musicians that recorded this first and only album for Columbia. Os Ipanemas were assembled 40 years later for another recordings and different formation, but never could reach what was done in this first 1964 release. Tracks include:


Astor Silva
Wilson das Neves
Rubens Bassini

Track List

01 - Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Nanã (Moacir Santos / Clóvis Mello)
03 - Se Chegou Assim (Othon Russo / Newton Ramalho)
04 - Kenya (Astor Silva / Rubens Bassini)
05 - Zulu's (Astor Silva / Neco)
06 - Clouds (Nuvens) (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
07 - Adriana (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
08 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Jangal (Rubens Bassini / Orlandivo)
10 - Berimbau (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Congo (Astor Silva / Wilson das Neves)
12 - Java (Astor Silva / Neco)

Andre Penazzi - Orgao, Samba e Percussao Vol. 4 (1968)

Andre Penazzi is a Brazilian organist introduced to us by Refer last year. Little I know about him, in spite of Andre Penazzi albums are always on top of every LP hunting list of collectors and DJs outside of Brazil. Sometimes Andre Penazi is taken in the same plateau of Walter Wanderley and Ed Lincoln, which is something that I think we should take as a passionate fan statement. Anyway, Andre Penazzi is here and I would like to ask feedback of Loronixers at comments section.

This is Andre Penazzi - Orgao, Samba e Percussao Vol. 4 (1968), for Som Maior. Andre Penazzi had a very active career, recording his first album in 1959 and ending at 1971 with more than 10 albums recorded by several Brazilian labels. Personnel is not credited and apparently, Andre Penazzi is only backed by drums and percussion. Perhaps Refer comes later to bring more clarification on this lost Brazilian organ player.

Tracks include:

01 - Lapinha (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
02 - Tive Sim (Cartola)
03 - Januária (Chico Buarque)
04 - Luandaluar (Sergio Ricardo)
05 - Ela Desatinou (Chico Buarque)
06 - Amor de Trapo e Farrapo (Paulo Vanzolini)
07 - Bom Tempo (Chico Buarque)
08 - Até 2ª Feira (Chico Buarque)
09 - Marina (Sinval Silva)
10 - Madrugada (Zé Keti)
11 - Carolina (Chico Buarque)
12 - Coisas do Mundo Minha Nega (Paulinho da Viola)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Music Video | Erroll Garner - Samba de Uma Nota So (1962)

Luiz Harding sent us a video this week that is really worth showing Loronixers. Erroll Garner and crew recorded it in 1962. I don't have info about the nature of this performance, perhaps a rehearsal or a TV show, but they are really confused playing Samba de Uma Nota So (One Note Samba). This video helps understanding how difficult it was for international musicians to play Bossa Nova. Thanks Luiz Harding, nice pick.

Hope uEnjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sylvia Telles - Amor de Gente Moca | Musicas de Antonio Carlos Jobim (1959)

I felt the same pleasure when reposting the last Elizeth Cardoso - Noturno (1957), as I had when it was made available for the first time a year ago. I'm also feeling very good on making this one. Amor de Gente Moca is another fantastic record released more than a year ago that was sleeping on a given day of June 2006. It is time to bring this amazingly out of print album to the spotlight, calling attention to Loronix new and old friends. Cover artworks are improved and the music was ripped with zecalouro supervision. FLAC files are also available. Loronixers acclaimed Sylvia Telles in the past and now it is time to celebrate her music again.

This is Sylvia Telles - Amor de Gente Moca | Musicas de Antonio Carlos Jobim (1959), for Odeon. I'm proud to own the Odeon original issue in a very good condition, the reason for this reposting. Sylvia Telles performs with orchestra the Antonio Carlos Jobim repertoire. I do not have knowledge to describe Sylvia Telles singing from a technical perspective, but she has that "thing" that belongs to less than a few gifted singers I have ever heard before. Amor de Gente Moca is directed by Aloysio de Oliveira, arranged by Maestro Gaya and has Orchestra conducted by Maestro Oswaldo Borba. Tracks include:

01 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
02 - De Você Eu Gosto (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 - Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
04 - Sem Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Fotografia (Tom Jobim)
06 - Janelas Abertas (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Demais (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
08 - O Que Tinha de Ser (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - Canta Canta Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Só Em Teus Braços (Tom Jobim)
12 - Esquecendo Você (Tom Jobim)

Wagner Tiso - Wagner Tiso (1978)

This is to address a suggestion made by Good Groove on the last Paulo Moura Quarteto album. I'm glad, Loronix has more than a year and we still find new artists to show friends. Thanks Mr. Groove. Wagner Tiso is an internationally renowned musician and solid Brazilian music collaborator for decades.

This is Wagner Tiso - Wagner Tiso (1978), for Odeon, which is Wagner Tiso debut LP, a late first album by an artist that started his career on recordings in 1958 as member of Conjunto W's Boys, featuring Wagner Tiso, Waltinho, Wilson, Wanderley and Milton Nascimento, credited as Wilton Nascimento, probably to be compatible with all W members. Since then, Wagner Tiso performed as sideman at several groups, such as: Berimbau Trio, Conjunto Sambacana, Conjunto de Edison Machado, Paulo Moura, among many others. This is a really nice album and I suggest that you visit Discos do Brasil for the complete personnel listing, here. Thanks once again Good Groove. Tracks include:


Wagner Tiso
(arrangements, piano)

Tavinho Bonfa
(violao, guitar)
Chico Batera, Marku Ribas
Altamiro Carrilho
... more at Discos do Brasil

Track List

01 - A Igreja Majestosa (Wagner Tiso / Nivaldo Ornelas) with Coral Pro-Arte
02 - Os Cafezais Sem Fim (Wagner Tiso)
03 - Choro de Mãe (Wagner Tiso)
04 - Seis Horas da Tarde (Milton Nascimento / Wagner Tiso) Mineiro Pau (Milton Nascimento / Wagner Tiso) with Coral Pró-arte
05 - Rapsódia Trespontana (Wagner Tiso)
06 - Indinha do Bichinho (Wagner Tiso)
07 - Monasterak (Nivaldo Ornelas)
08 - Zagreb (Wagner Tiso) with Milton Nascimento
09 - Desfeixo (Wagner Tiso) with Maria Lúcia Godoy

Quarteto Excelsior - Jantar Dancante (1955) 10-inch

Hello, Good Evening! Para Dancar albums are getting popular, people is giving a great feedback on comments and also in number of downloads. That's why we are starting today with another album in the style, featuring the legendary Quarteto Excelsior that will call the attention of everybody, including the friends that do not appreciate the style. Let's see.

This is Quarteto Excelsior - Jantar Dancante (1955) 10-Inch, for Copacabana. This is the first record released by Maestro Zaccarias and his Quarteto Excelsior, once again delivering a record ahead of its time. Jantar Dancante was released two years earlier than Coquetel Dancante (already available at Loronix) and it is even better. Maestro Zaccarias delivers nice clarinet solos and sings such like Bossa Nova performing with Fats Elpidio, Bill and Romeu. Tracks include:


Maestro Zaccarias
(clarinet, vocals)
Fats Elpidio

Track List

01 - Aproveita a Maré (Valdrido Silva / Humberto de Carvalho) Baião
02 - O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe) Samba
03 - Baião Gracioso (Zaccarias) Baião
04 - Implorar (Germano Augusto / Kid Pepe / Gaspar) Samba
05 - Embraceable You (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) The High And The Mighty (N. Washington / D. Tiomkin) Fox
06 - Vera Cruz (S. Cahn / H. Friedhofer) Silk Stockings (Cole Porter) Dansero (H. Daniels / S. Parker) Bolero
07 - Melody Of Love (T. Glazer / H. Engelmann) Mister Sandman (P. Ballard) Fox

Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio EP (1965)

I received some singles and EPs and I will try to make the ones that I like most and the ones with a cover artwork available. Several albums in this format were not released with cover art, they were made available on an envelop with a hole to show the label at the center, such like the old 78 rpm, really hard to identify. Not this one.

This is Tamba Trio - Tamba Trio EP (1965), for Philips, perhaps the first and only EP released by Tamba Trio. I could not identify if these tracks were released on regular 12-inch albums and I will let with you this investigation. Tracks include:

01 - Samba de Verao
02 - So Tinha de Ser Com Voce
03 - Reza
04 - Samblues

O Grupo - O Grupo e Coisa e Tal... (1971)

This is a very curious Brazilian vocal group. Caetano Rodrigues introduced O Grupo to Loronixers through their first self-titled album released by Odeon in 1968. I thought that one was their first and only album released. Mr. G., the legendary contributor, added more info on O Grupo discography, providing to Loronixers their second album, recorded by Radio and released a couple of weeks ago. Mr. G., correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we close O Grupo discography with this relase. Anyway, let's see how people feedback O Grupo, their albums are solid and I like them.

This is O Grupo - O Grupo e Coisa e Tal... (1971), for Copacabana. I do not remember earlier O Grupo formation along the years and this time they went to studio to deliver this album as an octet. Each O Grupo release is different from the other, with O Grupo e Coisa e Tal they make a dancing album with lyrics full of humor, making a bridge to the forthcoming Premeditando o Breque and Rumo from the 80's. Tracks include:


Alberto Arantes
(instrumental arrangements)
(organ, piano, vocals)
(bass, vocals)
(drums, vocals)
(sax, flute, clarinet)
(guitar, vocals)
Jaime and Mauricio
(percussion, vocals)

Track List

01 - Socorro (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
02 - Vera Verinha (Maurício Duboc / Carlos Colla)
03 - Yara Bela (Toninho Horta)
04 - Lá Vai Ela (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sergio Bittencourt)
05 - Canção Pra Inglês Ver (Lamartine Babo)
06 - Vogue (Renato Amorim)
07 - Não Te Conheço Não (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
08 - Senhores do Mundo (Roberto Quartin)
09 - Matilda (Harry Thomaz)
10 - Bloco da Solidão (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
11 - O Problema Dela (José Luis Amalio / Reinaldo Pimenta)
12 - E Coisa e Tal (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sergio Bittencourt)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Music Video | Eliane Elias - So Danco Samba

Houston, we have a problem, IT problem today... So I would like to keep you entertained with this video sent by Luiz Harding featuring Eliane Elias performing So Danco Samba, full of energy. Anyway, I'm going back to help our technical crew, stay tuned.

Hope uEnjoy!

Los Bossambistas - Los Bossambistas y La Bossa Nova

Hello, Good Evening! I want to start saying that the yesterday's experience with FLAC files at Elizeth Cardoso posts is not to replace standard MP3s. FLAC files will be made available only once in a while as a plus, MP3s files are the standard and will be every time available. I hope this statement will make people more relaxed...

Let's start today with a Bossa Nova album recorded in Argentina by Argentinean musicians, sent by Enrique Dufal and by Caetano Rodrigues on his last package.

This is Los Bossambistas - Los Bossambistas y La Bossa Nova (no date), for Columbia. Little is known about this album and the help from Argentinean friends will be necessary to add more information to this post. Los Bossambistas is a quintet with bass, guitar, drums, sax and trumpet and it it probably lead by a well-known Argentinean musician, Miki Lerman. Tracks include:


Miki Lerman
(bass, percussion)
Enrique Costa
Victor Pronzato
(sax, clarinet)
Ruben Barbieri
Jorge Padin
(drums, percussion)

Track List

01 - Promessa
02 - Samba Dissonante
03 - El Amor y La Rosa
04 - Quiero Bassar
05 - El Pato
06 - Samba de mi Tierra
07 - Te para Dos
08 - Solo
09 - Paloma
10 - El Barquito
11 - Maria
12 - Meditacion

Elizeth Cardoso - Noturno (1957)

This is a repost of a breathtaking album, released in the very beginning of Loronix and one of posts that made me feel gladder when I made it. Elizeth Cardoso - Noturno (1957) is really fantastic, it is the first 12-inch record by Elizeth Cardoso and has something very curious, some tunes were considered old at that time, with their first recording almost 30 years before Noturno release. In summary, we have a 50 years old album with 80-year-old songs.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Noturno (1957), for Copacabana. Even if you already have the earlier music from the original post, take this one. The music is improved and was taken by one of those last anonymous contributions to Loronix. There are songs of Noel Rosa, Custodio Mesquita, Ary Barroso, Silvio Caldas mixed with fresh compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Tito Madi. Tracks include:

01 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
02 - Risque (Ary Barroso)
03 - Chove Lá Fora (Tito Madi)
04 - Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
05 - Feitiço da Vila (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
06 - Noturno Em Tempo de Samba (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
07 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 - Chão de Estrelas (Silvio Caldas / Orestes Barbosa)
09 - Olhos Verdes (Vicente Paiva)
10 - Promessa (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)

Paulo Moura Quarteto - Paulo Moura Quarteto (1968)

When Paulo Moura - Paulo Moura Interpreta Radames Gnattali (1957) was released, I didn't realize how popular and how adored he was by Loronixers. Paulo Moura released several instrumental albums in the 60's with most of them out of print. I think it is mandatory to show a second album by Paulo Moura from this phase. Let's see.

This is Paulo Moura Quarteto - Paulo Moura Quarteto (1968), for Equipe. Paulo Moura recorded three albums for the small, but really influent Equipe label. These albums are considered the best Paulo Moura records in the 60's and Paulo Moura Quarteto is perhaps the least known of these three. Paulo Moura delivers solid and natural improvisations on top of a Bossa Nova repertoire with a band that includes the young legends Wagner Tiso, Paschoal Meirelles and Luiz Carlos. Pretty self-explanatory release that I hope Loronixers will give a great response. Tracks include:


Paulo Moura
(sax alto)
Wagner Tiso
Luis Carlos
Paschoal Meirelles

Track List

01 - Lamento do Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf)
03 - Meu Lugar (Luis Fernando Werneck / Danilo Caymmi / Fernando Brant)
04 - Aos Pés da Santa Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
05 - Yardbird Suíte (C. Parker)
06 - Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
07 - Retrato de Benny Carter (Wagner Tiso)
08 - Razão (Alberto Arantes / Sergio Bittencourt)
09 - Feitio de Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
10 - Terra (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sexteto Guanabara - Sorvete Dancante Vol. 2 (1963)

Hello, Good Evening! Let's start the day with another of those very popular "Para Dancar" albums, Loronixers like it a lot and they are downloaded a lot. By the way, for more than a decade, these "Para Dancar" releases were really popular, people use to buy these records like crazy for several purposes, such as parties, events and even to dance at home.

I remember last month when a very old lady on my building gave a donation of LPs to Loronix, she had the work to separate "Para Dancar" titles from the other albums. She was afraid that I would not like them and she got very happy when I said that the style was one of my favorites and one of the favorites at Loronix. Now she is addicted to Loronix and when we meet each other at hallways she say nice things about me and says that her life has now some kind of new meaning.

This is something that makes me feel very proud. Thanks Dona Alzira, tomorrow I will show you this text and we will have fun together.

This is Sexteto Guanabara - Sorvete Dancante Vol. 2 (1963), for Musiplay. Thanks Caetano for this album. Sexteto Guanabara released three LPs in the beginning of the 60's decade, personnel is not identified and we have probably well-known musicians making some extra income at Musiplay. A very young Oscar Castro Neves, credited as Oscar A. Neves at the back cover, produces Sorvete Dancante Vol. 2. Tracks include:

01 - Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Luis Antônio)
02 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Promessa (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
04 - Ontem e Hoje (Getúlio Macedo / Irany de Oliveira)
05 - Foi Ela (Ary Barroso)
06 - Penha (Luis Peixoto / Vicente Paiva)
07 - Mulatinho (Nestor Campos)
08 - Zizinha (Bijou)
09 - Vai Mas Vai Mesmo (Ataulfo Alves)
10 - Come Prima (Panzeri / Di Paola / Taccani)
11 - Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Vasques "Baiaco" / Aurélio Gomes)
12 - Lisboa Antiga (Raul Portela / J. Portela / A. do Vale)

Elza Soares - O Samba e Elza Soares (1961)

Elza Soares is the guarantee of a great start of a new week. The albums she recorded in the early 60's are all solid with no exception. Elza was backed by the best of breed in terms of arrangements and musicians (unfortunately, never credited by Odeon label), working in partnership with different Maestros, such as Nelsinho, Severino Araujo, Oswaldo Borba and others. This time, the legendary Astor Silva is in charge of the arrangements, which is a guarantee of very nice music.

This is Elza Soares - O Samba e Elza Soares (1961), for Odeon. Nice repertoire, very happy Elza Soares on cover artwork. No much to say about it, except the participation of Monsueto as special guest on three songs, Teleco Teco, Cantiga de Morro and Ziriguidum. Tracks include:

01 - Eu e o Rio (Luis Antônio)
02 - Vedete Certinha (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
03 - Teleco-teco (Marino Pinto / Murilo Caldas) with Monsueto
04 - Bom Mesmo É Estar de Bem (Silvio Silva / Romeo Nunes)
05 - Fez Bobagem (Assis Valente)
06 - Amor de Mentira (Hianto de Almeida / Édson Borges)
07 - Na Base do Bilhetinho (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
08 - Cantiga do Morro (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto) with Monsueto
09 - Acho Que Sim (Tom Jobim / Billy Blanco)
10 - Ziriguidum (Monsueto) with Monsueto
11 - Vou Sonhar Pra Você Ver (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira)
12 - Reconciliação (Waldemar Gomes / Marino Pinto)

Music Video - Leny Andrade and Paulinho Trumpete

I'm back from Paulinho Trumpete tribute to Durval Ferreira concert. Paulinho made a beautiful tribute and played like a giant backed by wonderful musicians. I should make it more often. I received a nice gift to Loronixers (to be revealed soon) and this music video featuring Leny Andrade and Paulinho Trumpete.

Paulinho is recording a new solo album, to be announced at Loronix as soon as released. Meanwhile, stay with Leny Andrade and Paulinho Trumpete.

Hope uEnjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Joao Gilberto - Joao Gilberto (1961)

Hello, Good Evening! I want to start as solid as possible today. I'm leaving home to watch Paulinho Trumpete tribute to Durval Ferreira at Drink, getting back later at night. Today and the forthcoming concerts at Festival da Bossa Nova will be really great, you should not miss.

This is Joao Gilberto - Joao Gilberto (1961), for Odeon, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim and Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto. You will think and I know that Joao Gilberto - The Legendary -- released a week ago -- has this album included. However, when I took this original vinyl edition for a spin, I heard a superior sound quality and Joao Gilberto really deserves a nice quality ripping. Thanks once again to Luiz Harding for sending this album in a perfect condition. Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano) and Walter Wanderley participation is highlighted with track list. Tracks include:

01 - Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi) - Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
02 - O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
03 - Bolinha de Papel (Geraldo Pereira) - Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
04 - Saudade da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi) - Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
05 - A Primeira Vez (Alcebíades Barcelos "Bide" / Armando "Marçal") - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
06 - O Amor Em Paz (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
07 - Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
08 - Trem de Ferro-trenzinho (Lauro Maia) - Walter Wanderley e Seu Conjunto
09 - Coisa Mais Linda (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
10 - Presente de Natal (Nelcy Noronha) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano)
11 - Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (arrangements, piano)
12 - Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)

Oscar Castro Neves - Oscar! (1987)

“Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, he is equally well known for his distinctive guitar style and as an accomplished record producer who has worked with dozens of major artists in a wide range of jazz, popular, Brazilian and classical idioms.

Famed jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote of Oscar, "The crystalline beauty of his arrangements is matched by the rare delicacy with which they are interpreted. Oscar Castro Neves is incapable of creating a dull moment, but that is an understatement: He is only capable of generating rhythmic, harmonic and melodic joy."

These two first paragraphs were taken from official Oscar Castro Neves website, since I could not make a better introduction to this post, that brings Oscar Castro Neves and Paul Winter on Oscar's 1987 album titled Oscar!

This is Oscar Castro Neves - Oscar! (1987), for Columbia. It is amazing that this album has gone out of print so early; Oscar Castro Neves has the accompaniment of members from what is called The Paul Winter Consort, bringing Paul Winter (sax) and others. Oscar Castro Neves is in charge of production, arrangements and playing also several instruments, as detailed on personnel listing. Tracks include:


Oscar Castro Neves
(organ, vocal, guitar, percussion, piano, arrangements)
Ted Moore, Marcio Sapel, Gulherme Franco
John Clark
(flugelhorn, French horn)
Eugene Friesen
Rus Landau
(bass, production)
Rhonda Larson
Paul Halley
(organ, piano, pipe organ)
Paul Winter
(sax alto, sax soprano)

Track List

01 - Rancho do Carioca (Oscar Castro Neves)
02 - Rio Dawning (Oscar Castro Neves)
03 - Song For Joyce (Oscar Castro Neves)
04 - Summer Winds (P. Halley)
05 - Air On a 6 String (Johann Sebastian Bach)
06 - Onde Está Você (In Search For You) (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
07 - Saudade (Nostalgic Longing) (Oscar Castro Neves)
08 - Bahia Calling (Oscar Castro Neves)
09 - Forgotten Dreams (Oscar Castro Neves)
10 - Luisana (Oscar Castro Neves)
11 - Cat Song (Tradicional) Música tradicional brasileira
12 - Street Corner Samba (Oscar Castro Neves)

Dick Farney - Um Piano ao Cair da Tarde Nr. 2 (1975)

This was probably one of the hardest to find albums recorded by Dick Farney, actually this is the hardest Dick Farney on 12-inch, the first Dick Farney albums released at the 10-inch format seems to be near to impossible. Luiz strikes again, now with music and video. A legendary Dick Farney fan that we know will probably have breakfast tomorrow with the sound of the piano.

This is Dick Farney - Um Piano ao Cair da Tarde Nr. 2 (1975), for Odeon, the continuation of the nice Um Piano ao Cair da Tarde, already available at Loronix. The same sucessful formula, Dick Farney for advanced listeners, no bass, no drums, no singing, only Dick Farney and the piano with a repertoire of standards. In addition to the music, I'm showing a wonderful video with the complete participation of Dick Farney Trio at TV Cultura. The video has a relaxed atmosphere with Dick Farney singing and backed by Toninho (drums) and Saba (bass). Tracks include:

01 - You Go To My Head (H. Gillespie / J. F. Coots)
02 - Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (J. Kosma / J. Prevert)
03 - What's New (B. Haggart / J. Burke)
04 - Georgia On My Mind (H. Carmichael)
05 - September Song (Kurt Weill / W. Anderson)
06 - Because Of You (A. Hammerstein / D. Wilkinson)
07 - Tea For Two (V. Youmans / I. Cassar)
08 - It Might as Well Be Spring (R. Rodgers / O. Hammerstein II)
09 - When I Fall In Love (V. Young / E. Heyman)
10 - St Louis Blues (W. C. Handy)
11 - My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers / L. Hart)
12 - Swanee River (Old Folks At Home) (S. Forster)

Music Video | Paulo Moura

This is the first video of Paulo Moura at Loronix. Wagner Tiso accompanies Paulo Moura at the piano. Thanks Luiz for this one. Luiz sent to zecalouro all his video collection by mail, a beautiful tower with more than 30 DVDs full of videos. He is the man and we are the happy friends to watch Paulo Moura with Wagner Tiso.

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