Saturday, November 17, 2007

Elza Soares - Licao de Vida (1976)

Elza Soares is all about Loronix and I was really missing her. It has been four months since the last Elza Soares release, which is almost a century in terms of Elza Soares popularity among Loronixers. I was really amazed by this album including the back cover featuring Elza Soares husband, Garrincha, one of the greatest soccer players in history. I spent a great time today browsing Ruy Castro's book on Garrincha, very well done with lots of information about Elza Soares. This album was recorded just before they split, after 15 years of marriage and has much of Elza Soares personal feelings of that time. Let's see.

This is Elza Soares - Licao de Vida (1976), for Tapecar, the third out of four albums recorded for Tapecar after the end of Elza Soares golden years at Odeon. Licao de Vida has is arranged by Ed Lincoln and Paulo Moura with musical direction by Ed Lincoln. Unfortunately, musicians in this session were not credited and could not be identified. I don't want to keep you busy with my writing. Elza Soares is self-explanatory. And have a nice weekend with Licao de Vida. Tracks include:

01 - Malandro (Jorge Aragão / Jotabê)
02 - Cipriano (Sidney da Conceição / Romeo Nunes)
03 - Lição de Vida (Paulo de Capitólia)
04 - Pinta e Borda (Belizário / Di Ferraz)
05 - Rainha dos Sete Mares (Avarese / Lino Roberto / Alfredo Silva)
06 - A Rosa (Efson)
07 - Curumbandê (Beto Baiano)
08 - Nó na Tristeza (Vicente Matos / Carlito Cavalcanti)
09 - Deus e Viola (Neoci / Dida)
10 - Estou Com Raiva de Você (Miro Barbosa / Jorge Roberto)
11 - Samba Minha Raiz (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho)
12 - Sal e Pimenta (Nazareno de Brito / Newton Ramalho) Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves) Beija-me (Roberto Martins)

Lyrio Panicali - Panicali Italiano (1966)

Hello, good evening! I think that everybody had the chance to visit or Music from All Countries celebration at Loronix, a great event sponsored by Caetano Rodrigues with special posts to the ten countries that delivered more visits to Loronix last year. I was browsing the actual statistics yesterday when I noticed that Italy has moved from the 8th to 7th position. I was thinking about making something for Italy, when I found this album lost in the middle of others, featuring the Italian born Maestro Lyrio Panicalli delivering arrangements to a repertoire of Italian songs. Let's see.

This is Lyrio Panicali - Panicali Italiano (1966), for Odeon with liner notes by Lyrio Panicali explaining that Panicali Italiano was made by Odeon request. By the way, very nice liner notes written by the Maestro, saying his recipe to this album, which is 12 nice songs in his heart, 12 good violins, 2 violas, 3 cellos, in the other side of the studio, 3 flutes, 2 piston and 2 trombones and on top of everything 1 violao, 1 electric guitar, 1 bass and 1 drums. And to give more spice, harp, electric organ and a "well tempered" harpsichord. Let's see how Lyrio Panicali manages these Italian songs, very difficult to write with my limited Italian language knowledge. Tracks include:

01 - L'ultima Telefonata (Último Telefonema) (P. Donaggio / V. Pallavicini)
02 - Nessuno Mi Puo Giudicare (Ninguém Poderá Julgar-me) (M. Panzeri / D. Pace / L. Beretta / M. del Prete)
03 - Il Mondo (O Mundo) (Fontana / Pes / Meccia)
04 - Cominciamo Ad Amarci (Começamos a Amar) (V. Pallavicini / Mescoli)
05 - Ho Capito Che Ti Amo (Eu Sinto Que Te Amo) (L. Tenco)
06 - Dio Come Ti Amo (Deus Como Te Amo) (Domenico Modugno)
07 - Io Te Daró Di Piu (Eu Te Darei Bem Mais) (Memo Remigi / A. Testa)
08 - Una Casa In Cima Dal Mondo (Uma Casa Sobre o Mundo) (V. Pallavicini / P. Donaggio)
09 - Nessuno Di Voi (Kramer / Pallavicini)
10 - Se Piangi Se Ridi (Se Choras Se Ris) (Satti / F. D. Marchetti / Mogol)
11 - Si Fa Sera (Amurri / De Martino)
12 - Se Non Avessi Piu Te (Se Não Houvesse Você) (Zambrini / Enriquez / Migliacci)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dom Salvador e Abolicao - Som, Sangue e Raca (1971)

I think it is not necessary to introduce this album and this artist. I just need to inform this is another fantastic album being reposted by the mighty tcisalpino, keeping the funky pace from yesterday's Jorge Ben release. Actually, this album was scheduled for yesterday, and I could not make it due some transfer problems with tcisalpino, which is one of the most kind friends Loronix has, thanks friend. Som, Sangue e Raca was one of the first albums released at Loronix and I think everybody should support this upgrade. Let's see.

This is Dom Salvador e Abolicao - Som, Sangue e Raca (1971), for Columbia, an anthological album, being the first release by Movimento Black Rio, a cultural movement born in the suburban area of Rio de Janeiro that had a great influence on further popular music landscape in Brazil. Many reviewers consider this album one of the best records released in 1971, not only in Brazil, but globally. Abolicao is the name of Dom Salvador band and it was more than a musical group, they ran such like a family, a community, something very usual in the early 70's. I don’t want to make you wait longer; I will let you now with Som, Sangue e Raca, solid from the start to end, good night. Tracks include:


Dom Salvador
(trumpet. flugelhorn)
Jose Carlos
Luiz Carlos
(drums, vocals)
(percussion, vocal)
(sax, flute)

Track List

01 - Uma Vida (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
02 - Guanabara (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
03 - Hei Você (Nelsinho / Getúlio Cortes)
04 - Som Sangue e Raça (Dom Salvador / Marcos Versiani)
05 - Tema Pro Gaguinho (Dom Salvador)
06 - O Rio (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)
07 - Evo (Dom Salvador / Pedro Santos)
08 - Numbre One (Dom Salvador)
09 - Folia de Reis (Jorge Canseira / Paulo Silva)
10 - Moeda Reza e Cor (Dom Salvador / Marcos Versiani)
11 - Samba do Malandrinho (Dom Salvador)
12 - Tio Macrô (Dom Salvador / Arnoldo Medeiros)

Djalma Ferreira e Milionarios do Ritmo - Parada de Danca Nr. 1 (1953)

Really nice find of our Para Dancar specialist Mauro R.V., delivering this time a very old album in the 10-inch format, which is also the first Djalma Ferreira LP and the second 10-inch released by the record label Musidisc as Musidisc M-002. Great find Mauro R.V. and thanks a million for your continuous support to Loronix. Mauro R.V. needs special thanks from our community; he purchased a scanner, just to make better contributions. And as you can see at this cover, Mauro is doing great. Let's see.

This is Djalma Ferreira e Milionarios do Ritmo - Parada de Danca Nr. 1 (1953), for Musidisc, featuring seven Djalma Ferreira compositions and a Samba by Nestor Campos and Walter Santos. Parada de Danca Nr. 1 also features the Brazilian singer Helena de Lima as special guest on tracks 07 and 08. Actually, I'm not sure if she makes a special participation or Helena de Lima is a member of Milionarios do Ritmo. Anyway, Helena de Lima recorded her first solo LP three years later at Continental. Tracks include:

01 - Romance (Djalma Ferreira) Beguine
02 - Samba no Perroquet (Djalma Ferreira) Samba
03 - Fantasia (Djalma Ferreira) Beguine
04 - Brigas e Pazes (Djalma Ferreira) Beguine
05 - Concerto Em Samba (Djalma Ferreira) Samba
06 - Casa do Loló (J. Bicalho / Djalma Ferreira) Samba
07 - Tanto Quanto Eu (Nestor Campos / W. Santos) Samba with Helena de Lima
08 - Eu Já Não Sei (Djalma Ferreira / C. Nunes) Samba with Helena de Lima

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Conjunto Epoca de Ouro - Conjunto Epoca de Ouro Interpreta Pixinguinha e Benedito Lacerda (1977)

Hello, good evening! Conjunto Epoca de Ouro always delivers solid records and wonderful music. It seems to be impossible for these guys to make a single bellow the average album, even if they try to make it. This is Conjunto Epoca de Ouro from the 70's with Deo Rian, instead of the legendary Jacob do Bandolim, but with all the greatest choroes, such like: Dino Sete Cordas, Cezar Faria, Damasio and several special legends this time, delivering a really unique tribute to Pixinguinha and Benedito Lacerda. Let's see.

This is Conjunto Epoca de Ouro - Conjunto Epoca de Ouro Interpreta Pixinguinha e Benedito Lacerda (1977), for Continental, a tribute album with Conjunto Epoca de Ouro performing Choro tunes and some other Pixinguinha and Benedito Lacerda compositions. As I said, this is a different album, since most of the compositions does not formally belongs to the Choro genre. The results are great, Conjunto Epoca de Ouro has the help of sax, accordion, flute, clarinet and a rhythm section, in charge of top notch musicians, as described on personnel listing. Tracks include:


Conjunto Epoca de Ouro

Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Cezar Faria, Damasio
Deo Rian
Jorginho do Pandeiro

Special Guests

Ze Bodega
Abel Ferreira
Carlos Poyares
Orlando Silveira
(accordion, arrangements)
Pedro Sorongo, Gilson, Nenem da Cuica
(rhythm section)

Track List

01 - Flauta e Pandeiro (Oduvaldo Lacerda)
02 - Naquele Tempo (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
03 - Sensível (Pixinguinha)
04 - Sofres Porque Queres (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
05 - Os Oito Batutas (Benedito Lacerda / Pixinguinha)
06 - O Rasga (Pixinguinha)
07 - Um a Zero (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
08 - Seresteiro (Benedito Lacerda / Pixinguinha)
09 - Boneca (Benedito Lacerda / Aldo Cabral)
10 - Doidinho (Benedito Lacerda)
11 - Vasconcelos Em Apuros (Pixinguinha)
12 - Dominante (Pixinguinha)

Jorge Ben - Alô, Alô, Como Vai? (1980)

I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink, I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink. I wonder should I get up and fix myself with Loronix... Sorry for referencing this Beatles song, but I woke up today with this song in my head and I'm really tired, tired and very happy with everything that happened on this wonderful Wednesday. I decided to start today by the last and post, just to guarantee his release, I'm not sure if I will make it until the end today.

Let's talk a little bit about Jorge Ben, one of the most requested artists by Loronixers and a true Brazilian pop music legend, acclaimed by several respectful reviewers. In the other hand, this is only the third album recorded by Jorge Ben made available to Loronixers. Such like Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben has most of his big discography already available commercially and this album is a real find, perhaps widely unknown by Loronixers, specially the friends who lives outside of Brazil. Let's see.

This is Jorge Ben - Alô, Alô, Como Vai? (1980), for Som Livre. I read today that Alô, Alô, Como Vai? was recorded in Argentina, but liner notes confirms the recording session at Sigla Studios, Rio de Janeiro. Perhaps the Argentinean plane that Jorge Ben is taking, or pretending to take, is the reason of these "rumors". Jorge Ben delivers infectious Samba flavored funky cuts with arrangements in charge of the acclaimed duo Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti. My highlights goes to the album title track 02 - Alô, Alô, Como Vai? and Jorge Ben homage to the great Caetano Veloso, 06 - Cae Cae Caetano. I hope you have a very solid listen with this Loronix all time favorite. Tracks include:


Lincoln Olivetti
(arrrangements, keyboards)
Robson Jorge
Jorge Ben
(voice, guitar)
Jamil Joanes
Paulinho Braga
(drums at Solitario Surfista)
Chacal, Ariovaldo, Peninha, Renato, Nenem
Oberdan, Jose Carlos, Leo Gandelman
Marcio Montarroyos, Bidinho

Track List

01 - A Cegonha Me Deixou Em Madureira (Jorge Ben / Augusto de Agosto)
02 - Alô Alô Como Vai (Jorge Ben)
03 - Georgia e Jorge (Jorge Ben) with Lucinha Lins
04 - Solitário Surfista (Jorge Ben)
05 - Ma Ma Ma Ma Mãe (A Língua dos Anjos) (Jorge Ben)
06 - Cae Cae Caetano (Jorge Ben)
07 - Lady Benedicta (Jorge Ben)
08 - Mona Lisa Mona Lisa (Ciúmes de Leonardo) (Jorge Ben)
09 - Olha a Pipa (Jorge Ben)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Joao Gilberto - Desafinado (1993)

Shame on me for postponing this more than necessary upgrade. This is one of the oldest albums made available at Loronix, in the second week of our website. Additionally, this is one of Joao Gilberto albums that I hear more often. Desafinado is a compilation of Joao Gilberto early recordings and it is perfect to introduce Joao Gilberto for someone who does not know Joao Gilberto. If there is someone who doesn’t. I'm really excited with this update. Let's see.

This is Joao Gilberto - Desafinado (1993), for Rondo, featuring twelve short tunes (all tunes with less than 3 minutes running time) with early Joao Gilberto recordings. This album is really obscure; the label Saludos Amigos originally issued it, which is probably a Mexican label. I'm presenting a Japanese reissue by Rondo, featuring this nice cover artwork, just the opposite from the Saludos Amigos issue featuring a photo of Antonio Carlos Jobim instead of Joao Gilberto.

Everything works fine, the repertoire is very well selected and the friend who made the track order was really on a good day. I use to say that Joao Gilberto should be listened with the lights out, headphone and laid down on the ground with the maximum volume. I hope you really appreciate this upgrade. Tracks include:

01 - Coisa mais Linda (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Samba de uma Nota So (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
03 - Discussao (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
04 - O Pato (Jonas Silva / Neusa Teixeira)
05 - O Amor em Paz (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 - Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
07 - Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
08 - Este seu Olhar (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
09 - Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
10 - Voce e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa / Antonio Maria)
12 - Outra Vez (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
13 - Meditacao (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
14 - Chega de Saudade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
15 - O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Boscoli)
16 - Insensatez ((Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
17 - Samba de Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
18 - Doralice (Antonio Almeida / Dorival Caymmi)
19 - Saudade da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
20 - E Luxo So (Ary Barroso / Luiz Peixoto)

Orquestra Tipica Copacabana - Convite ao Tango (1959)

Hello, good evening! I think it is time to introduce an acclaimed musical style that has some influence on Brazilian music. I'm talking about Tango, originated by European immigrant in Argentina and Uruguay. Tango is played by a sextet, which is called Orquestra Tipica, featuring two violins, piano, double bass, and two bandoneons. Tango is instrumental music and sometimes includes lyrics. Tango is also a dance, naturally associated with Tango music. This album is a real find, I will tell why. Let's see.

This is Orquestra Tipica Copacabana - Convite ao Tango (1959), for Copacabana. Little I know about this session, which is an authentic Orquestra Tipica, conduced by a Brazilian maestro and musicians. I'm not versed on Tango to guarantee if these tracks are performed such as original Tango music, but the outcome is nice and the repertoire features only Brazilian compositions from renowned composers, such as: Herivelto Martins, David Nasser, Giacomo Pesce and his daughter Lina Pesce, Mario Mascarenhas, among others. I think our friends from Argentina and Uruguay will take this one with a great curiosity. Tracks include:

01 - Carlos Gardel (Herivelto Martins / David Nasser)
02 - Compadrito (Giacomo Pesce)
03 - Não Digo o Nome (Jair Amorim)
04 - Al Besarte (Giacomo Pesce)
05 - Vermelho 27 (Herivelto Martins / David Nasser)
06 - Mentindo (Eduardo Patané / Lourival Faissal)
07 - Fatalidad (Lina Pesce)
08 - Amor Cigano (Mário Mascarenhas)
09 - Noviecita (Lina Pesce)
10 - Vencida (Eduardo Patané)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dick Farney - Ao Vivo | Inverno & Verao (1986)

We had a Dick Farney video a couple of days ago and since that day I did not stop thinking on releasing another Dick Farney album. It has been a long time since the last one, Dick Farney - Noite (1981), released in the end of August. It is a great coincidence to find this one, recorded live in 1986, which is the same year of the video presented. Let's see.

This is Dick Farney - Ao Vivo | Inverno & Verao (1986), for Inverno & Verao, which is probably an independent release sponsored by Inverno & Verao nightclub in Sao Paulo. I have this album with me since reissued on CD in 1992 as Dick Farney - A Arte do Espetaculo, for RGE, but I always thought it was just a compilation. I'm really glad to find out that it is the same vinyl original issued in 1986, plus a lot of extra tracks filling all the CD with a running time of 54 minutes. This is a real find. I'm showing the original issue artwork, the reissue cover is not so good and it is completely damaged. Tracks include:


Dick Farney
(piano, voice)
Toninho Pinheiro
Gabriel Jorge Bahlis
Hilton Jorge Valente

Track List

01 - Perdido
02 - Copacabana
03 - Nick Bar
04 - Aeromoca
05 - Tereza da Praia
06 - Uma Loura
07 - Cassino da Urca Medley
08 - A Saudade Mata a Gente
09 - Esse Seu Olhar
10 - Alguem Como Tu
11 - Marina
12 - Noturno em Sao Paulo
13 - Ponto Final
14 - The Lady is a Tramp
15 - Perdido de Amor
16 - All the Way
17 - Solidao
18 - Se todos Fossem Iguais a Voce

Challenge | Do you know who are they?

The Challenge game is back, featuring nice photos with very easy identification. The mission is quite simple, the identification of (A), appearing at both photos, (B), (C) and the young pianist at (D). Do you know who are they? Get the chance!

Hope uEnjoy!

Pery Ribeiro - Brasileirissimas (1981)

Pery Ribeiro is truly a Bossa Nova legend. He was the first to record the legendary song Garota de Ipanema from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Pery Ribeiro is the son of Dalva de Oliveira and Herivelto Martins, having a very early start as an artist, taking part on a Walt Disney Movie in 1949, Berlim na Batucada. His first albums are essential Bossa Nova items on every serious collector's shelf. It is always a pleasure to show Pery Ribeiro. Let's see.

This is Pery Ribeiro - Brasileirissimas (1981), for Philips, featuring Pery Ribeiro performing selected successful radio cuts from the early 80's. I found this album abandoned at my mother's home a couple of weeks ago and I had to manage a new problem to take it, Mom got a turntable and is now fascinated to play her vinyl. Brasileirissimas never had a CD reissue and I hope this one brings a nice time to Pery Ribeiro fans at Loronix, it is a long-time request. Tracks include:


Jose Roberto Bertrami
(keyboards, arrangements)
Helio Capucci
(violao, guitar)
Paulinho Braga
Laudir, Roberto Silva, Marcal, Doutor
Ze Carlos
(flute, sax)
(arrangements on tracks 05 & 09)

Track List

01 - Só nos Resta Viver (Ângela Roro) Meu Amigo, Meu Herói (Gilberto Gil)
02 - Bola de Meia Bola de Gude (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant) Novo Tempo (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins)
03 - Momentos (Joanna / Sarah Benchimol) Costumes (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
04 - Sem Companhia (Ivor Lancellotti / Paulo César Pinheiro) Bastidores (Chico Buarque)
05 - Sonho de Um Sonho (Martinho da Vila / Rodolpho / Graúna) O Que É Que a Bahia Tem (Darci do Nascimento / Dominguinhos do Estácio) Hoje Tem Marmelada (David Correia / Norival Reis / Jorge Macedo) Bom Bonito e Barato (Robertinho Devagar / Jorge Ferreira / Edinho Capeta)
06 - Sangrando (Gonzaguinha) Ponto de Interrogação (Gonzaguinha)
07 - Quero Quero (Cláudio Nucci / Mauro Assumpção) Cheiro de Mato (Fátima Guedes)
08 - Canção de Amor (Chocolate / Elano de Paula) Segredo (Herivelto Martins / Marino Pinto) Ponto Final (José Maria de Abreu / Jair Amorim)
09 - Agonia (Mongol)
10 - Poder da Criação (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro) Vem (Roberto Ribeiro / Toninho Nascimento)
11 - Louco (Ela É o Seu Mundo) (Wilson Batista / Henrique de Almeida) A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo) Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva) Formosa (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)

Òswaldo Borba e Sua Orquestra - Baile de Formatura (1958)

Hello, good evening! We never started a day late as today, but the reason is not an ordinary IT problem and I'm really glad for being here to introduce new music to Loronixers, such as I'm doing right now, delivering the first album of a very important Brazilian maestro to our community, which is Maestro Oswaldo Borba. Let's see.

This is Oswaldo Borba e Sua Orquestra - Baile de Formatura (1958), for Odeon. I had to do my best to restore this cover artwork, and I did not make it as deserved. I'm sure my poor skills on image processing are getting worse again. Anyway, as you can see at the marks on the legs of both dancers, this album spent a time under the water, but in the other hand, the vinyl was quite perfect. Maestro Oswaldo Borba delivers "Para Dancar" renditions of a repertoire based on Brazilian and international standards, with credited musicians this time. Tracks include:


Oswaldo Borba
(arranger, orchestra conducer)

Edward Santos
Waldemar Moura
Geraldo Miranda
Luis Medes
Arcy Barbosa de Oliveira
(sax alto, clarinet)
Walter Rosa
(sax tenor)

Track List

01 - Rato Rato (Casemiro Rocha / Claudino Costa)
02 - Birth Of The Blues (R. Henderson / De Sylva / L. Brown)
03 - El Baile Del Pinguino (E. D. Brito)
04 - Conversa de Botequim (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
05 - Dança do Sabre (A. Khachaturlan)
06 - Lover (L. Hart / R. Rodgers)
07 - Você Já Foi à Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
08 - Concertos Para Ritmos (Julio Gutierrez)
09 - Remelexo (Felisberto Martins)
10 - O Despertar da Montanha (Eduardo Souto)
11 - Deixa a Lua Sossegada (Alberto Ribeiro / João de Barro)
12 - Apenas Um Coração Solitário (Tchaikovsky)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Miltinho - Miltinho com o Sexteto Sideral | Um Novo Astro (1960)

Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Sorry about that, I love Star Trek, this sentence is the introduction of each Star Trek episode and it is all about this, let's say, space album. I was looking for this upgrade for months and last week I could make the vinyl transfer of my dreams, including FLAC files and enhanced cover scans. This album features Baden Powell as sideman in a very early age and it is also Miltinho debut LP. Let's see.

This is Miltinho - Miltinho e O Sexteto Sideral | Um Novo Astro (1960), for Sideral, a record label that released less than a dozen albums, which I do not have any info about and would like to know more. Sexteto Sideral features a constellation of Brazilian musicians, in the spirit of this "space" LP and I'm not sure if the sextet was assembled only for this recording session or was also in other Sideral releases. Baden Powell delivers truly amazing guitar playing here, especially on track 12 - Eu e o Rio, where only Baden Powell violao and bass back Miltinho. Tracks include:


Celso Pereira
Celio Damasio
Baden Powell
Humberto, Nilson

Track List

01 - Rí (Luis Antônio)
02 - Idéias Erradas (Ribamar / Dolores Duran)
03 - Teimoso (Luis Bandeira / Ari Monteiro)
04 - Menina Moça (Luis Antônio)
05 - Ultimatum (Waldemar Gomes / Alcebíades Nogueira)
06 - Triste Fim (Carlos Santana Lima / Jaime Storino)
07 - Mulher de Trinta (Luis Antônio)
08 - Fechei a Porta (Sebastião Mota / Ferreira dos Santos)
09 - Você Só Você (Waldemar Gomes / Luis Bandeira)
10 - Fica Comigo (Luis Antônio)
11 - Volta (Luis Antônio)
12 - Eu e o Rio (Luis Antônio)

The Brasileros - Bossa Nova (1963)

PhilMusical is a veteran blogger, owner and maintainer of Phil Musical Lounge Corner at that was created months or years before Loronix, I'm not sure. Phil came out of the blue a couple of days ago at CBox with some offers to Loronix and I think he is delivering a great find to our community. In spite of this cover artwork, featuring a picture of an Inca warrior (perhaps Maia?) from Peru that has nothing to do with Brazil, this album is very, very, very good. Believe me, this is truly awesome and I could not wait longer to ask Phil for another vinyl ripping or additional info. Let's see.

This is The Brasileros - Bossa Nova (1963), for Diplomat, featuring jazzy instrumental renditions of Bossa Nova standards, probably performed by US musicians, they are not credited and I could not find any further information about this little piece of great music. This is the kind of album that you will be spinning over and over again for many years and it is not one of those impossible to find LPs, it is available on e-Bay from many sellers by an affordable price. Run for them, I think people will run for The Brasileros as soon as taking this one for a hearing. Thanks once again Phil. Tracks include:

01 - Desafinado
02 - One Note Samba
03 - When Johnny Comes Marching Home
04 - Sugar Loaf
05 - Bossa Nova Blues
06 - Sazella de Rio
07 - Promenade San Paulo
08 - In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree
09 - Desarama
10 - Witch Hazel

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Victor Assis Brasil - 1° Festival de Jazz de Sao Paulo (1978)

Hello, good evening! This is the first out of a series of posts provided by Luiz Harding with cassette tapes transfers of the Primeiro Festival de Jazz de Sao Paulo, held at Palacio de Convencoes do Anhembi, in 1978. Luiz Harding sent it in the beginning of the year and he will probably be really surprised with this post. This Festival is anthological featuring several Brazilian and international performers, such as: John McLaughlin, Tony Smith, Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine, Dizzy Gillespie, Taj Mahal, Patrick Moraz, Hermeto Paschoal, Egberto Gismonti, Chick Corea, Joel Farrel, Stan Getz, Al Jarreau, Peter Tosh, Milton Nascimento, Nivaldo Ornellas, Benny Carter, Jazz at the Philharmonic, Raul de Souza, Djalma Correa, George Duke, Etta James, Ray Brown, Zimbo Trio, Luiz Eça, Helio Delmiro, Márcio Montarroyos, Wagner Tiso, Victor Assis Brasil, which is the one selected to start this amazing series. Let's see.

This is Victor Assis Brasil - Primeiro Festival de Jazz de Sao Paulo (1978), made available by Luiz Harding's cassette tape transfer. Victor Assis Brasil is backed by Paulo Russo (bass), Fernando Martins (piano) and Ted Moore (drums). Luiz Harding said this Festival was broadcasted by Radio Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo and never had a commercial issue. The music is amazing, but the quality is not the same we are used to get with Loronix vinyl transfers. Take it from an historical perspective and thanks a million Luiz Harding for this sharing and also for waiting so long to see it released at Loronix. Tracks include:


Victor Assis Brasil
Paulo Russo
Fernando Martins
Ted Moore

Track List

01 - Walking (Victor Assis Brasil) 09:16s
02 - Arroio (Victor Assis Brasil) 06:28s
03 - Balada para Nada (Victor Assis Brasil) 06:01s
04 - Not identified by zecalouro 08:56s

Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone - Sonho de um Carnaval (1970)

AdHoc is a really special contributor that takes me by surprise every time, being impossible to guess what comes next from his collection. What amazes me most from AdHoc is the always-perfect quality of his cover scans and his flawless transfers. Additionally, AdHoc includes information that is not available anywhere. I'm only an operator with AdHoc posts, a very happy operator by the way. Take this album by example, I never heard about such music. Thanks AdHoc. Let's see.

This is Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone - Sonho de um Carnaval (1970), released in 2000 by Rym Music. There is a wonderful story about this album and a strong connection with another record by Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone, Per Un Pugno di Samba (1970), already available at Loronix.

Per un Pugno di Samba has Italian lyrics and was released only in Italy, since the record company executives did not see any commercial perspective to release an album with Italian lyrics outside Italy. The album was not successful from a commercial standpoint when released and was not issued in Brazil or any other country. However, as time goes by, Per un Pugno di Samba became a mania among collectors and fans.

What I did not know and AdHoc told me is: Chico Buarque recorded in that same 1970 session, Portuguese lyrics on top of the original Per un Pugno di Samba album. This "version" with Portuguese Lyrics was not released until the year of 2000, when this French label Rym Music made it available in France as Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone - Sonho de um Carnaval. I never heard about this and probably you did not also. Thanks AdHoc for another strike. This album is now out of print and I think it was not released in any other country besides France. Loronixers should appreciate this really wonderful find, as I did today when you sent it. Tracks include:

01 - Roda Viva (Chico Buarque)
02 - Samba e Amor (Chico Buarque)
03 - Sonho de um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
04 - Ela Desatinou (Chico Buarque)
05 - Nao Fala de Maria (Chico Buarque)
06 - Funeral de um Lavrador (Chico Buarque / Joao Cabral de Melo Neto)
07 - Mulher (Chico Buarque)
08 - Umas e Outras (Chico Buarque)
09 - Quem te viu Quem te Ve (Chico Buarque)
10 - Nicanor (Chico Buarque)
11 - Tema de Os Inconfidentes (Chico Buarque)
12 - Agora Falando Serio (Chico Buarque)

Elizeth Cardoso - Cancoes a Meia Luz com Elizete Cardoso (1955) 10-inch

I think I have a problem with the initial albums released by Elizeth Cardoso in the 10-inch format. Elizeth Cardoso discography features two 10-inches and my problem is the vinyl quality, both are quite damaged and the transfers I made were not so good as deserved. Actually, this one, Elizeth debut LP for Continental (1955), is at least acceptable. However, the second, Fim de Noite (1956), for Copacabana -- look at your right -- is really damaged. Perhaps Thiago Mello from the excellent Bossa-Brasileira can make it and share at his website one day. Meanwhile, let's stay with this one, even with eventual hisss in the background, this album really worth. Let's see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Cancoes a Meia Luz (1955), for Continental, featuring a very young Elizeth Cardoso in her first steps, performing a nice selection of eight cuts. Little I know about this recording session, in terms of musicians in the set and arrangers, but Radames Gnattali delivers one composition by his own, track 08 - Pra que me Iludir, perhaps a hint for Cancoes a Meia Luz arranger. Tracks include:

01 - Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria) Samba-canção
02 - Nunca Mais (Dorival Caymmi) Samba
03 - Memórias (Hianto de Almeida / Evaldo Ruy) Samba
04 - Só Você Mais Nada (Paulo Soledade) Samba-canção
05 - Linda Flor (Henrique Vogeler / Luis Peixoto / Marques Porto) Samba-canção
06 - Se o Tempo Entendesse (Marino Pinto / Mário Rossi) Samba
07 - Caminha (Evaldo Ruy / Rolando Candiano) Samba-canção
08 - Pra Que Me Iludir (Radamés Gnattali / Norival Reis) Samba