Saturday, November 10, 2007

Carlos Poyares - Revendo com a Flauta os Bons Tempos do Chorinho (1977)

Hello, good evening! It is a shame that Loronix does not have a career LP recorded by the Brazilian Choro legend Carlos Poyares, a very important musician with several albums recorded and countless participations as sideman on many other recordings. I realize this fault yesterday night when working on a list of Brazilian musicians being prepared for the project Musicos do Brasil: Uma Enciclopedia and decided to make it as soon as possible, opening the music tonight. Let's see.

This is Carlos Poyares - Revendo com a Flauta os Bons Tempos do Chorinho (1977), for Eldorado, the first album released by this legendary Brazilian label, dedicated to instrumental music. Carlos Poyares started his career as flutist of Regional do Canhoto, being also an actor in the 60's, always performing as flutist in almost nine films. Carlos Poyares dedicated his entire professional career to the Choro genre. Carlos Poyares left us very recently in 2004, at the age of 76. Tracks include:


Carlos Poyares
(flute, ganza, arrangements)
Carlos Mafasoli Filho
(accordion, celesta, agogo)
Bernardo Cascareli Jr.
Julio Mesquita Pinto
(violao 7 cordas)
Domingos Rodrigues
Jose dos Santos Pereira

Track List

01 - Choro Serenata (Sivuca)
02 - Variações Sobre o Urubu Malandro (Onorino Lopes)
03 - Fala Baixinho (Pixinguinha)
04 - Gingando (Horondino Silva "Dino" / Waldiro Tramontano "Canhoto")
05 - Cinco Companheiros (Pixinguinha)
06 - Encabulado (José Menezes / Luis Bittencourt)
07 - Ingênuo (Pixinguinha)
08 - Flor Amorosa (Catulo da Paixão Cearense / Joaquim Callado)
09 - Entardecendo (Sivuca)
10 - Brejeiro (Ernesto Nazareth)
11 - Um Chorinho Diferente (Gaúcho / Ivone Rebelo)
12 - 3 Estrelinhas (Anacleto de Medeiros)

Last minute video: Carlos Poyares performing in Brasilia for the documentary film "O Prazer de Tocar Juntos", produced by Pavirada Filmes.

Gal Costa - LE GAL (1970)

This is the Explosion I was looking for. Inside this cute cover, we have one of the best Tropicalia album recorded by Gal Costa, several different atmospheres, Rock with distorted guitars, acoustic cuts with violao and voice, ballads and lots of experimental music. This is a very different album we are used to hear with Loronix and you will need several hearings until getting the whole spirit of Legal. Let's see.

This is Gal Costa - Legal (1970), for Philips, a truly amazing Tropicalia album with a very reduced accompaniment made of bass, guitar (lots of distortion), piano, drums and piano throughout the whole album. A not credited musician plays accordion on track 02 - Lingua do P (one of my favorites), as well an orchestra and a brass section in some cuts. Track 03 - Love Try and Die features vocals of the special guests Erasmo Carlos, Tim Maia, Jards Macale and Lanny Gordin, which is also in charge of arrangements with Maestro Chiquinho de Moraes. I urge Loronixers to feedback this really unusual release. Check the panorama blending front and back cover created by Helio Oiticica. Tracks include:


Lanny Gordin
(guitar, arrangements)
Norival D'Angelo
Chiquinho de Moraes
(piano, arrangements)
Gal Costa
(voice, violao)

Special Guests at Love, Try and Die

Erasmo Carlos
Jards Macale
Lanny Gordin
Tim Maia

Track List

01 - Eu Sou Terrível (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
02 - Língua do P (Gilberto Gil)
03 - Love Try An Die (Jards Macalé / Gal Costa / Lanny)
04 - Mini Mistério (Gilberto Gil)
05 - Acauã (Zé Dantas)
06 - Hotel das Estrelas (Jards Macalé / Duda)
07 - Deixa Sangrar (Caetano Veloso)
08 - The Archaic Lonely Star Blues (Jards Macalé / Duda)
09 - London London (Caetano Veloso)
10 - Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)

Friday, November 09, 2007

Varios Artistas - Mais Explosivo! (1963)

Hello, good evening! I found this album on an old vinyl shop in Rio de Janeiro for less than a Dollar. I got really excited by the title - Mais Explosivo! (More Explosive!) - and the cover artwork with the girl inside the bikini, the TNT gallon and the beautiful and colorful background. I thought immediately I had high-octane music inside and decided to buy without checking performers and repertoire.

Anyway, the music inside is just the opposite, a collection of romantic songs performed by singers from the "old school" of Brazilian music, such as: Cauby Peixoto, Angela Maria, Nelson Goncalves, Nubya Lafayette and many others. I decided to share it with Loronixers, it has nice tracks, some Loronix friends love this kind of music and the cover is really worth, but don't let the cover cheats you as I was. This is a warning.

This is Mais Explosivo! (1963), for RCA Victor, a compilation of romantic tunes, featuring romantic singers, some of them never release by a career album at Loronix, in fact, most of this artists never had a career album released here. I'm listing bellow performers listing and tracks. Tracks include:

The Performers

Nelson Goncalves
Antonio Prieto
Jorge Veiga
Carlos Nobre
Moacir Gomes
Nubia Lafayette
Nico Fidenco
Carlos Gonzaga
Carlos Galhardo
Yeda Maria
Angela Maria

Track List

01 - Indulto (Adelino Moreira) with Nelson Gonçalves
02 - Cuando Calienta El Sol (Carlos Rigual / Mário Rigual) with Antônio Prieto
03 - Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta) with Jorge Veiga
04 - Contradizendo (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos) with Carlos Nobre
05 - Se Você Gosta de Mim (Jair Gonçalves) with Moacir Gomes
06 - Vida (Adelino Moreira) with Núbia Lafayette
07 - Sorri (Smile) (Charles Chaplin / J. Turner / G. Parsons / Vrs. Nazareno de Brito) Lembrança (Un Recuerdo) (C. Martinez Gil / Serafim Costa Almeida) Perfídia (Alberto Dominguez / Vrs. Lamartine Babo) with Cauby Peixoto
08 - Legata a Un Granello Di Sabbia (F. D. Marchetti / Fidenco) with Nico Fidenco
09 - Não Posso Te Esquecer (I Can't Stop Lovin' You) (Gibson / Vrs. Fred Jorge) with Carlos Gonzaga
10 - Inquietação (René Bittencourt) with Carlos Galhardo
11 - Filme Triste (Sad Movies) (J. D. Loudermilk / Vrs. Romeo Nunes) with Yeda Maria
12 - O Arlequim de Toledo (L'arlequin de Tolede) (H. Giraud / Vrs. Fernando Barreto) with Ângela Maria

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ritmistas da Bossa - Balanco & Bossa Nova (1963)

This is one of the albums available at the fantastic book made by Caetano Rodrigues that I did not know. I had lucky to find it on a very good condition and the music is exactly what I thought it would be, renditions of Bossa Nova standards performed as Samba de Balanco. By the way, Samba de Balanco is defined as a variation of Bossa Nova for dancing and this is exactly what we will find here, very dancing tunes with lyrics. Let's see.

This is Ritmistas da Bossa - Balanco & Bossa Nova (1963), for Musiplay. This is the first and only album recorded by Ritmistas da Bossa, a group made of organ, sax, flute, bass, guitar, drums and piano with not credited musicians. There are some very nice tunes, especially those ones with no lyrics. Tracks include:

01 - Vamos Balançar (Carlos Imperial)
02 - É Um Estouro (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira / Luis Pereira)
03 - Pergunte ao João (Helena Silva / Milton Costa / Renira de Lima)
04 - É Pra Quebrar (Silvio César)
05 - Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Sai Pra Lá (Pereira dos Santos / J. Santos)
07 - Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 - Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
09 - O Pato (Jaime Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
10 - Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11 - O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
12 - Lobo Bobo (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)

Challenge | Who are they?

Hello, good evening! I think we will take some time to identify the musicians in this recording session. I will give a hint. Antonio Carlos Jobim is the one at the lower level, and the others? Do you know who are they?

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Olivia Byington - Melodia Sentimental (1987)

Olivia Byington can be considered one of the great surprises at Loronix this year. Her first album with the participation of A Barca do Sol was released in the end of 2006 with a nice feedback from Loronixers, by the way, Corra o Risco deserves and upgrade and should be our next Olivia Byington album. Since then, we made available some albums with Olivia Byington participation until we reach the acclaimed Anjo Vadio (1980). Melodia Sentimental brings Olivia Byington in 1987 with some similarities with Anjo Vadio, such as the participation of Egberto Gismonti. Anyway, let's see what Mrs. Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington delivers with Melodia Sentimental.

This is Olivia Byington - Melodia Sentimental (1987), for Continental. The Brazilian sax and clarinet player Edgard Duvivier has a major participation at this album, sharing production with Olivia Byington and writing most of the compositions. As told, Egberto Gismonti is special guest on track 07 - Caravela, while Jacques Morelenbaum delivers cello and keyboard player in all tracks. Remaining musicians in the set were not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Estrela (Edgar Duvivier / Manuel Bandeira)
02 - Como Um Rio (Edgar Duvivier / Thiago de Mello)
03 - Clarão (Olivia Byington / Cacaso)
04 - Desassossego (Edgar Duvivier / Olivia Byington / Fernando Pessoa)
05 - Secretária Eletrônica (Carlos Sandroni / Lu Medeiros)
06 - Soneto da Separação (Ronaldo Miranda / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Caravela (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro) with Egberto Gismonti
08 - Rubáyiát - I-II-III (Edgard Duvivier)
09 - Cartola Medley - O Mundo É Um Moinho (Cartola) Acontece (Cartola)
10 - Melodia Sentimental (Villa-Lobos / Dora Vasconcelos)

Music Video | Dick Farney - Solidao (1986)

This is a very beautiful Dick Farney music video recorded in 1986, just one year before his passing. Dick Farney performs Solidao (Antonio Carlos Jobim). Dick Farney is a great artist and this video is really overwhelming.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Luiz Bittencourt e Sua Orquestra de Violoes - Vereda Tropical (1962)

Here we go on another nice contribution by the mighty Mauro R. V., one of the great vinyl finders of our community. The last Mauro contribution was the awesome 2º Concerto de Jazz de Camera no Teatro Municipal (1960), featuring several renowned musicians and now Mauro delivers an album recorded by an artist never shown before at Loronix, Luiz Bittencourt, a guitarist and composer that recorded a few albums with Nilo Sergio for Musidisc, such as this one that I never heard about. Let's see.

This is Luiz Bittencourt e Sua Orquestra de Violoes - Vereda Tropical (1962), for Musidisc, featuring Luiz Bittencourt guitar in front of an unusual small orchestra assemble with four electric guitars, one rhythm guitar, bass, accordion, celeste, drums and a rhythm section. The outcome is "Para Dancar" music based on a repertoire blending Brazilian and international standards, produced by Nilo Sergio. Tracks include:

01 - Foi Ela (Ary Barroso)
02 - Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter)
03 - Jalousie (J. Gade)
04 - Ave Maria no Morro (Herivelto Martins)
05 - Vereda Tropical (Gonzalo Curiel)
06 - Despertar da Montanha (Eduardo Souto)
07 - Prenda Minha (Tradicional / Adpt. Luis Bittencourt)
08 - Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
09 - Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
10 - Amor (Gabriel Ruiz / R. L. Mendes)

Challenge | Who is this renowned Brazilian musician?

Hello, good evening! Let's keep yesterday's configuration starting with a challenge game, which is in fact a wise way of sharing nice picture. I think this one is very easy, a single and very well-known artist to be identified. Challenge | Who is this renowned Brazilian artist?

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MPB-4 - 10 Anos Depois (1975)

I had a hard time finding a suitable album to close this night, which I had a very good time putting in place. Three solid releases, starting with the acclaimed Lucienne Franco, reaching Bene Nunes with arrangements by Jobim, Gnattali and Severino Filho and closing with MPB-4 10 years celebration album, released in 1975. I think we will not go wrong this way, I could make the option for one of those essential repostings, but MPB-4 has not been released so often. I hope you have a nice time hearing this album, as I'm having showing it to our community. Let's see.

This is MPB-4 - 10 Anos Depois (1975), for Philips, presented to Loronixers with an Argentinean issue, featuring the guys with bored faces. I'm not sure if the Argentinean cover matches with the first Brazilian issue, since this album never had a CD reissue, as far as I know. The repertoire features several well-known MPB-4 songs with Quarteto em Cy as special guest on tracks 07 - Pressentimento and 09 - Amei Tanto. Tracks include:


(voice, arrangements)

Chiquinho do Acordeon
Cream Crackers
Luiz Claudio Ramos, Meira
Ivan Conti "Mamao", Paulinho Braga
Neco, Canhoto
Sergio Barroso, Tiao Marinho, Novelli
Antonio Adolfo
(electric bass)
Antonio Candido Sobrinho, Ari Paulo da Silva, Zdenek Svab
Hermes Cortesini, Peninha, Djalma Correia, Alberto das Neves, Chico Batera, Robertinho Silva
Arthur Verocai
Celso Woltzenlongel, Frankling Correa da Silva, Jorginho da Flauta, Geraldo, Raul Mascarenhas, Altamiro Carrilho, Mauro Senise
Jose Cardoso Botelho
Braz Limongi
Francis Hime
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Nivaldo Ornelas
Wagner Tiso
(piano, arrangements)

Track List

01 - De Frente Pro Crime (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
02 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
03 - Galope (Gonzaguinha)
04 - Canto Triste (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Passaredo (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque)
06 - Ana Luisa (Tom Jobim) with Quarteto Em Cy
07 - Pressentimento (Élton Medeiros / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho) with Quarteto Em Cy
08 - Praias Desertas (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - Amei Tanto (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) with Quarteto Em Cy
10 - Evangelho (Dori Caymmi / Paulo César Pinheiro)
11 - Assim Seja Amém (Gonzaguinha / Miltinho)
12 - Vera Cruz (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)

Bene Nunes - Bene Nunes e Seu Piano (1958)

This album came to us a couple of months ago via MailbigFile. I got really amazed with this nice cover with the piano, but I did not move further hearing or researching about it. I knew that Bene Nunes is a gifted pianist with participation on Bossa Nova, friend of the president of Brazil Juscelino Kubistcheck and husband of singer Dulce Nunes. I was speaking with a friend today and he said something about a Bene Nunes album with participation of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Radames Gnattali and Severino Filho and I instantly remembered this one. Perhaps I'm wrong, this is a widely unknown participation of these three great musicians and this is really worth checking. Let's see.

This is Bene Nunes - Bene Nunes e Seu Piano (1958), for Continental, featuring Bene Nunes piano with orchestral arrangements by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Radames Gnattali and Severino Filho from Os Cariocas. I think I will only rest quiet when I get this vinyl, to take a look at the back cover and make another digital transfer. If the anonymous contributor reads us, please drop me a line, so we can get along to know more about this album. Tracks include:


Bene Nunes

Antonio Carlos Jobim
Radames Gnattali
Severino Filho
(orchestra arrangements)

Track List

01 - Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
02 - Stela By Starlight (N. Washington / V. Young)
03 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - If I Had You (T. Shapiro / J. Camoel / R. Connely)
05 - Ouça (Maysa)
06 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
07 - Só a Ti (Tradicional)
08 - Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 - There Will Never Be Another You (M. Gordon / H. Warren)
10 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
11 - Amendoim Torradinho (Henrique Beltrão)
12 - Choro Triste (Dulce Nunes)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lucienne Franco - Lucienne, a Notavel (1959)

This is the debut LP of an extraordinary Brazilian singer that record only three LPs in the early 60's and just left the scene for reasons that I could not track down. Lucienne Franco was the favorite singer of many renowned Brazilian artists, such as Ary Barroso and Luiz Bonfa. Actually, she had the chance of making her first public performance at Friend's nightclub with Ary Barroso recommendation and a contract with TV Rio channel with the blessing of Luiz Bonfa. I read several times that Lucienne Franco is one of the best singers in Brazil, unfortunately, nobody could tell me why she retired. Let's see.

This is Lucienne Franco - Lucienne, A Notavel (1959), for Copacanana, presented to Loronixers with a Beverly 1960 reissue. Altamiro Carrilho is in charge of production and wrote a very nice liner notes describing with details Lucienne Franco first career steps. Maestro Severino Filho is in charge of arrangements, while musicians in this session were not credited. Tracks include:

01 - Vento do Outono (N. Wanderley / Altamiro Carrilho)
02 - Dois Amigos (Ary Barroso)
03 - Diga Adeus e Se Vá (Hianto de Almeida / Macedo Neto)
04 - Nada Mudou (Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
05 - Prelúdio da Saudade (Victor Freire / Armando Cavalcanti)
06 - Canção da Triste Jornada (Neusa Carvalho / Anita Andrade)
07 - Não Foi a Saudade (Severino Filho / Alberto Paz)
08 - Chamando Você (Luis Bonfá)
09 - Vela Branca (Tito Madi / Edgard C. Alves)
10 - Onde Estava Eu (Victor Freire / Armando Cavalcanti)
11 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
12 - Baião Triste (Altamiro Carrilho / Miguel Gustavo)

Challenge | Special Early Edition - Who are they and where they perform?

Hello, good evening! Several friends are asking to anticipate the Challenge game to give a chance to everybody to play. I agree and today we are opening the business with a Challenge, pretty easy this time. Your work is simple, just the identification of the artists and the place where they perform. Very easy challenge with a truly amazing photo. Use the panorama bellow to see better.

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Orlandivo - Orlandivo com Joao Donato (1977)

tcisalpino is a special contributor, he works on a very important segment, which is the upgrade of essential posts. tcisalpino recently make our day with his last Joao Donato - The New Sound of Brazil | Piano of Joao Donato (1965). Today he comes again with a very popular and solid album that even zecalouro did not remember. Thanks tcisalpino for providing the best possible quality to another mandatory upgrade.

This is Orlandivo - Orlandivo (1977), for Copacabana, released in the middle of the Saturday Night Fever discotheque boom, a weird time to Brazilian popular music, when things such like Bossa Nova was only a vague and distant event, in spite of having this peak only a decade before. Perhaps nobody gave attention to this album by the release time and this is a wonderful demonstration on how to make dancing music with a very good quality.

Joao Donato is in charge of arrangements, delivering also his undisputed groovy piano playing on Fender Rhodes, organ, piano and clavinet. Additionally, Alex Malheiros and Ivan Conti from Azymuth were also in this session, everything detailed at personnel listing, just before tracks. Tracks include:


(vocal, production)
Joao Donato
(piano, organ, electric piano, clavinet, arrangements)
Alex Malheiros
Ivan Conti "Mamao", Papao
Helcio Milito, Chico Batera, Ariovaldo, Hermes
Geraldo Bongo
Durval Ferreira, Ze Menezes
(violao, guitar)
Airton Barbosa
Copinha, Geraldo
Luna, Suzana
(backing vocals)

Track List

01 - Tudo Jóia (Orlandivo / Durval Ferreira)
02 - Um Abraço no Bengil (Orlandivo / Durval Ferreira)
03 - Gueri-gueri (Orlandivo / Durval Ferreira)
04 - Tamanco no Samba (Orlandivo / Hélton Menezes)
05 - Juazeiro (Orlandivo / Durval Ferreira / Chico Anísio)
06 - Onde Anda o Meu Amor (Orlandivo / Roberto Jorge)
07 - Disse Me Disse (Orlandivo / Durval Ferreira / Chico Anísio)
08 - Palladium (Ed Lincoln / Orlandivo)
09 - Bolinha de Sabão (Orlandivo / Adilson Azevedo)
10 - A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

Challenge | Mendez Cartoon - Who are they?

Challenges are really great, it is a wise manner to show amazing pictures and also create some excitement. A very good friend sent this one and I think it is quite impossible to be discovered. This drawing is a compilation of several cartoons published by the legendary Brazilian cartoonist Mendez at Revista do Radio. Mendez is a truly amazing artist and your mission is to scroll the panorama image bellow – that opens with a famous Mendez self-portrait and tell us who are they? Do you think you can? Good Luck!

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira - Interpretam Vivaldi, Webber, Purcell e Villa Lobos com Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (1977)

Hello, good evening! I spent a couple of months until decide to show this album to Loronixers. This is a perfect blend between popular and classical music and one of my favorites in the style. The title is big such as the music we have inside. The only issue, a major issue by the way, is the front cover. I got this album on a really bad condition and the front cover was taken away, my apologies for this one, it is the best I could make as a replacement. If you have a high-quality scan or even a thumbnail of this cover, please tell us, it will be really appreciated. Let's see.

This is Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira - Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira Interpretam Vivaldi, Webber, Purcell e Villa Lobos com a Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira sob a Regencia de Julio Medalha (1977), for Som Livre. This giant title explains almost everything, we have here Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira conduced by Maestro Julio Medalha performing classical music, four tracks with each one having the participation of the four main performers. I think it will be very difficult to appear another album with a bigger title, almost a paragraph. Waltel Branco was also in this session playing alaude at Vivaldi track. I really recommend this beautiful album. Tracks include:

Personnel & Track List

Maestro Formiga
Fantasia para Trompete em Re e Orquestra

Abel Ferreira
Concertino para Clarinete e Orquestra

Altamiro Carrilho
Concerto para Flautim e Orquestra

Paulo Moura
Fantasia para Sax Soprano e Orquestra

Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira
Conduced by
Maestro Julio Medalha

Ademilde Fonseca - A Rainha do Chorinho (1975)

It is truly amazing the feedback given to Ademilde Fonseca on two recently released records. I admit that she was not on my radar and if there is someone who should receive credits for the recent Ademilde Fonseca posts is Elso Legey, he was the first to shout out loud at CBox for an Ademilde Fonseca album. It is hard to believe that Ademilde Fonseca released only a few records on a career that spans decades. This album was recorded in 1975 and follows immediately Choros Famosos (1962), a hiatus of 13 years on recordings. Let's see.

This is Ademilde Fonseca - A Rainha do Chorinho (1975), for Top Tape, featuring Ademilde Fonseca chorinho standards with some new compositions, including Titulos de Nobreza "Ademilde no Choro" written by Joao Bosco and Aldir Blanc as a gift to Ademilde Fonseca. I think this album is a real find, a breathtaking constellation of Brazilian musicians were in this session, and among many other surprises, I got really amazed with the open tune, Choro Chorao, a choro composition by the Samba legend Martinho da Vila. I think Loronixers will also be amazed with this really nice album, it seems that everybody likes Ademilde Fonseca. Tracks include:


Abel Ferreira
(sax soprano)
Copinha, Geraldo, Altamiro Carrilho, Jorginho
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Neco, Jorge Menezes, Meira
Sergio Barroso, Gabriel
Wilson das Neves
Jorge Silva, Risadinha, Cabelinho, Gilson, Jorge Garcia, Luna, Elizeu, Marçal
(rhythm section)
Nosso Samba, As Gatas

Orlando Silveira, Maestro Nelsinho, Menezes
(musical direction, arrangements)

Track List

01 - Choro Chorão (Martinho da Vila)
02 - Brasileirinho (Waldir Azevedo)
03 - Coração Trapaceiro (Hermínio Bello de Carvalho / Vital Lima)
04 - Doce Melodia (Abel Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
05 - Amor Sem Preconceito (Candeia / Paulinho da Viola)
06 - Choro do Adeus (Nelson Cavaquinho / Guilherme de Brito)
07 - Títulos de Nobreza (Ademilde no Choro) (João Bosco / Aldir Blanc)
08 - O Que Vier Eu Traço (Alvaiade / Zé Maria)
09 - Meu Sonho (Paulinho da Viola)
10 - Pedacinho do Céu (Waldir Azevedo / Miguel Lima)
11 - Tico-tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu) Dinorah (Benedito Lacerda / José Ramos)
12 - Lamento (Pixinguinha / Vinicius de Moraes)

Challenge | Who are they?

Here we go on another addicting Challenge, provided this time by our friend Fernando Henrique. Same game with different players, do you know who are they? I'm talking about A, B, C and D, but if you know more, feel free to show us.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto - Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959)

Hello, good evening! Let's start this Sunday with an artist that I had the chance to know by a recommendation of the great Caetano Rodrigues, the great Chaim Lewak. This is the second Chaim Lewak album available at Loronix as main performer and I recommend that you get along with the first one with Chaim Lewak and his Quarteto Nostalgia, here.

Chaim Lewak was born in Israel and arrived in Brazil in 1955, hired by the legendary Vogue nightclub. In spite of being a foreigner musician, Chaim got the Brazilian way of playing very fast, becoming a legendary pianist in the nightclub scene in Rio de Janeiro. Chaim also played and collaborated on several albums recorded by Moacyr Silva. He left Brazil and moved to US on an uncertain date, probably in the late 60's. Let's see.

This is Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto - Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959), for Copacabana, presented here by a Som label reissue with uncertain date. Taking in consideration the repertoire and the album title, Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 is a "Para Dancar" release, but Chaim Lewak piano playing is always worth checking out as well remaining musicians in this session, not credited by Som at this reissue. Tracks include:

01 - Perfume de Gardênia (R. Hernandez) The Secret (J. Lubin / I. J. Roth)
02 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (J. Kern / O. Harbach) Symphonie (Alstone)
03 - Petite Fleur (S. Bechel)
04 - Piove (Modugno / Verde) Conoscerti (D'Anzi)
05 - Balada Triste (Dalton Vogeler / Esdras Pereira da Silva)
06 - Castigo (Dolores Duran)
07 - Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
08 - Tu Somente Tu (Anísio Silva / Jonas Garret)
09 - Siete Notas de Amor (Santiago Alvarado)
10 - Non Dimenticar (P. G. Redi / M. Galdieri)
11 - Ontem e Hoje (Irany de Oliveira / Getúlio Macedo)
12 - Não Digo o Nome (Jair Amorim)

Caetano Veloso - Bicho (1977)

I could not resist showing another Caetano Veloso album that went recently out of print again. Perhaps I'm really bored with the infrastructure problems that happened this weekend and decided to make another of my Caetano Veloso favorites. Anyway, what I'm really sure is that you cannot miss this one. It is really hard to review Caetano Velloso as it is very hard to get the whole experience of his records in a first hearing. Take care with this one. In spite of being a fantastic song, the opening track features some funky and disco music arrangements that do not represents the rest of the album, which is truly beautiful. Let's see.

This is Caetano Veloso - Bicho (1977), for Philips, frequently taken by mistake as Caetano Veloso & Banda Black Rio - Bicho Baile Show, recorded one year later. Bicho is the outcome of Caetano Veloso experiences with African music, by the time he attended the Negro Festival of Art and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria. I know this album by heart and probably many friends who live in Brazil know most of these tunes. My highlights goes to 02 - Two Naira Fifty Kobo, 04 - Olha o Menino and my favorite, 09 - Alguem Cantando, with the special participation of Nicinha, Caetano Veloso's sister. Tracks include:


Thomas Improta, Antonio Adolfo
Perinho Santana, Perinho Albuquerque
(guitar, violao)
Arnaldo Brandao, Moacyr Albuquerque, Luizao, Rubao Sabino
Vinicius Cantuaria, Eneas Costa
Djalma Correa, Bira da Silva, Eneas Costa
Hamilton, Maestro Formiga, Wanderley
Joao, Macacheira
Emilio, Juarez Araujo, Tuze Abreu, Raul Mascarenhas

Track List

01 - Odara (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Two Naira Fifty Kobo (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Gente (Caetano Veloso)
04 - Olha o Menino (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05 - Um Índio (Caetano Veloso)
06 - A Grande Borboleta (Caetano Veloso)
07 - Tigresa (Caetano Veloso)
08 - O Leãozinho (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Alguém Cantando (Caetano Veloso) with Nicinha

Challenge | Who is this Brazilian artist?

This is the kind of photo that worth to be seen even without our Challenge game. I think this is the easiest Challenge ever. Just tell me who is the lucky guy playing violao with the attention of these three, sorry, four beautiful ladies? I cannot stop thinking what that almost asleep girl in the right is looking at.

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