Thursday, February 14, 2008

Jacques Klein - Musicas de Dorival Caymmi na Interpretacao de Jacques Klein (1953)

Every time I think I know everything about Brazilian music, I find something that tells me that I have a lot to learn. This album is a perfect example, featuring an artist that I never heard about, but with a prolific discography and several contributions as sideman on other artist albums. Let's see.

This is Jacques Klein - Musicas de Dorival Caymmi na Interpretacao de Jacques Klein (1953), for Sinter, which is the fifth album released by Sinter in the 10-inch format. Jacques Klein is a pianist with a classical background, being the winner of 1955 Harriet Cohen contest in London as the best pianist of that year. This album brings Jacques Klein accompanied by drums and bass performing instrumental renditions of Dorival Caymmi music, including two compositions where Jacques Klein is listed as Dorival Caymmi's partner, 02 - Tao So and 07 - Nessa Rua Tao Deserta. The vinyl was on a terrible shape and you will notice eventual noise, so take it for its importance and the chance to list at Loronix a new artist with an important contribution to Brazilian music. Tracks include:


Jacques Klein

Track List

01 - Dora (Dorival Caymmi)
02 - Tão Só (Dorival Caymmi / Jacques Klein / Carlos Guinle)
03 - Não Tem Solução (Dorival Caymmi / Carlos Guinle)
04 - Valerá a Pena (Dorival Caymmi)
05 - Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
06 - Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi)
07 - Nesta Rua Tão Deserta (Dorival Caymmi / Jacques Klein / Carlos Guinle / Hugo Lima)
08 - João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi)


cvllos said...

Excelente interprete e post, Zeca! Gratissimo! Uma copia vai para meu amigo Haniel, do AND, amigo pessoal do Jacques.

cvllos said...

Zeca, desculpe pelo complemento: na realidade esse é o 2o Jacques Klein, do Loro. O primeiro apareceu no "Recordando Carlinhos Guinle", um E X C E L E N T E lp, com notáveis interpretaçoes do Luiz Eça, Tereza Souza Campos (quem diria, grande voz, sensivel interpretaçao!), Caymmi e Sylvinha Telles. Quem perdeu...corra atrás!

Anonymous said...

I am very happy to find this recording of Jacques Klein as I was a close friend of his. We used to play classical music together and I have never heard a pianist play like him ever since. His musical spirit and his ability to produce so many colors with the piano was outstanding and comparable to Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli maybe. I hope to find more recordings of him. If there is anybody who could help me I would appreciate very much.
Wolfgang Steinke, Switzerland