Saturday, March 08, 2008

Norma Bengell - Norma Canta Mulheres (1977)

Hello, good evening! We have a good reason to postpone the start of our Samba Saturday at Loronix, the International Women's Day is being celebrated today and this post is Loronix homage to all women in the world, being also celebrated by Leo Ribeiro and Martoni at their Forma e Elenco Radio Show. I would like also to thanks JOAO-SP and the friends of CBox for shouting about this date, I have to admit that I was not aware of this important date.

Anyway, a special date requires a special post and this one is really special featuring Norma Bengell and her second and last career LP released by Elenco. Let's see.

This is Norma Bengell - Norma Canta Mulheres (1977), for Elenco, featuring Norma Bengell performing a repertoire with songs composed by girls, no room for men compositions here. This is a fantastic album that follows on that "cannot wait longer" category, it is incredibly hard to find and this copy is not my vinyl transfer. The back cover is missing from the download package and personnel listing is probably incomplete, I'm not sure about it. Sivuca plays a major role at Norma Canta Mulheres, delivering arrangements and playing. If someone has additional information to provide, I will be pleased to update this post with full personnel listing. Tracks include:


Rosinha de Valenca
(violao, arrangements)
Celia Vaz
(arrangements, ?)
Tiao Neto, Jamil Joanes
Jacques Morellenbaum
Ed Maciel
Pascoal Meirelles, Chico Batera

Track List

01 - Outra Você Não Me Faz (Dona Ivone Lara)
02 - Inteira (Luhli / Lucina)
03 - Em Nome do Amor (Norma Bengell / Glória Gadelha)
04 - Aprender a Nadar (Marlui Miranda)
05 - A Noite do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran)
06 - Abre Alas (Chiquinha Gonzaga)
07 - Coisas da Vida (Rosinha de Valença)
08 - Pra Que (Glória Gadelha)
09 - Movimento da Vida (Sueli Costa)
10 - O Futuro Me Absolve (Rita Lee)
11 - Boa Pergunta (Joyce)
12 - Resposta (Maysa)

Arrigo Barnabe e Banda Sabor de Veneno - Clara Crocodilo (1980)

It is impossible to show this album without explaining the weird story behind it. The idea of making Arrigo Barnabe debut LP came from the last and first Arrigo Barnabe album at Loronix, Facanhas, kindly sent by Ad Hoc. I said to AdHoc that I had this album and it was only a matter of waiting a couple of days to make it.

When I decided to make it a couple of weeks ago, I did not find this album and I got really disappointed. Anyway, every Thursday, I receive my loyal assistance to make some housekeeping and other things. I decided to ask her for the album, the last hope and immediately, she guided me to a hidden place with several albums, including Clara Crocodilo. My Assitance has this mania, if something is scaring, she hides from the view of everybody. Now I'm happy to get back my LP. Just a final warning, get ready for an above the flow of scaring cover artworks. Let's see.

This is Arrigo Barnabe e Banda Sabor de Veneno - Clara Crocodilo (1980), for Continental, presented here by the original first 1980 vinyl issue. I have special feelings about this album, which is not for beginners; Arrigo Barnabe approximates classical music, popular music with comics using dodecaphonic and atonal elements, delivering a unique output, something very different from the music we use to listen at Loronix. Tracks include:

Banda Sabor de Veneno

Regina Porto
(electric piano, piano, voice)
Bozo Barretti
(synthesizer, electric piano, piano, voice)
Paulo Barnabe
(drums, percussion, voice)
Gi Gibson
(guitar, chorus, voice)
Rogerio Benati
Otavio Fialho
(bass, voice)
Ronei Stella
Chico Guedes
(tenor sax, clarinet)
Baldo Versolatto
(alto sax, clarinet)
Mane Silveira
(soprano sax, flute)
Felix Wagner
(clarinet, contralto clarinet)
Suzana Salles
Vania Bastos
Arrigo Barnabe
(piano, synthesizer, percussion, narration, vocal)

Special Guests

Eliana Estavao
Gilberto Mifune
Marcelo Galberti
Mario Aydar
Tete Espindola
(voice, voice arrangements)

Track List

01 - Acapulco Drive-in (Paulo Barnabé / Otávio Fialho / Gilson Gibson / Arrigo Barnabé)
02 - Orgasmo Total (Arrigo Barnabé)
03 - Diversões Eletrônicas (Regina Porto / Arrigo Barnabé)
04 - Instante (Arrigo Barnabé)
05 - Sabor de Veneno (Arrigo Barnabé)
06 - Infortúnio (Arrigo Barnabé)
07 - Office-boy (Arrigo Barnabé)
08 - Clara Crocodilo (Mário Lúcio Cortes / Arrigo Barnabé)

Elza Soares - EP CD.73 | Tapecar (1976)

Hello, good evening! This little record comes to announce that tomorrow we will have a full day devoted to the Samba in Loronix, which is the already legendary Samba Saturday with the first 2008 edition. If you were waiting anxiously for a Samba Saturday, you should say hello to zecalouro's mother, who is now a frequent reader of Loronix posts through the new translation feature. She read something about the lack of Saturdays devoted to Samba and went on a successful mission to find albums in the style. I have to admit that I'm really surprised with her findings. You should not miss another Samba Saturday at Loronix. Meanwhile, Elza Soares should guide us to be in the mood for tomorrow. Let's see.

This is Elza Soares - EP CD.73 (1976), for Tapecar, featuring Elza Soares performing four tracks, including the blockbuster Malandro, which is the sample made available at Loronix Preview Center. Tracks include:

01 - Estou Com Raiva De Você (Miro Barbosa / Jorge Roberto)
02 - Nó Na Tristeza (Vicente Matos / Carlito Cavalcanti)
03 - Malandro (Jorge Aragão / Jotabê)
04 - Curumbandê (Beto Baiano)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique - Finding a New Friend (1966)

Hello, good evening! We will have a solid start today, showing a contribution coming from a new friend that lives outside of Brazil, probably overseas, carefully prepared and offered with FLAC files and nice hi-res scans of front and back cover. Our international collaborator says that Oscar Brown Jr. and Luiz Henrique deliver a perfect collaboration between a North American artist and a Brazilian artist and this is really worth checking out. Let's see.

This is Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique - Finding a New Friend (1966), for Fontana, featuring Sivuca arrangements on tracks 01 - Laia Ladaia, 02 - Nothin' but a Fool and 08 - Dawn Comes Again with Luiz Henrique is in charge of the remaining tracks. Finding a New Friend is all about the friendship of both main performers since the first time they met in 1965 at Greenwich Village Coffee House. The repertoire features a blend of America tunes with Brazilian music, including several songs written by Luiz Henrique in partnership with Oscar Brown Jr. Loronix Preview Center features the title track 07 - Finding a New Friend (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.). Tracks include:

01 - Laia Ladaia
02 - Nothin' but a Fool
03 - Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa / Antonio Maria)
04 - Much as I Love You (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.)
05 - I had no Idea (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.)
06 - Wham Bam Thank You Mam (Oscar Brown Jr.)
07 - Finding a New Friend (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.)
08 - Dawn Comes Again (Luiz Henrique)
09 - Listen to Me (Luiz Henrique)
10 - The Answer to my Prayer (Oscar Brown Jr.)
11 - Seeing Maria (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.)
12 - Barra Limpa (Luiz Henrique / Oscar Brown Jr.)

Elizeth Cardoso - Feito em Casa (1974)

Hello, good evening! Today I decided to pick up one of my first vinyl transfers at Loronix and made it again, just to see if my skills were improved after making several others transfers across the last year. My choice was this fantastic and underrated Elizeth Cardoso LP, released in 1974 at Copacabana. I read that Joao Gilberto reaches his magnificent guitar playing and interpretation using repetitions and repetition really makes you perform better. This reposting is the outcome with improvements on music and also front and back cover scans. I'm gathering my first April 1 2007 writing. Let's see.

Original writing

Let's make a solid start today posting a album that is probably unknown to many friends, recorded by one of the most loved female singer at Loronix, Elizeth Cardoso.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Feito em Casa (1974), for Copacabana, all about Samba from start to end with Elizeth Cardoso delivering all her vocal tricks, accompanied by a female chorus and arranged by top-notch Brazilian Maestros, such as Geraldo Vespar, Chiquinho de Moraes and Sergio Carvalho. Samba fans will be delighted with this album that reveals Elizeth Cardoso as a really nice Samba interpreter. The back cover has something never seen before, photos of all composers of the twelve tracks. Elizeth seems to be really in charge of each record she makes. Feito em Casa has also the mighty Moacyr Silva as production director.

I'm sending also a gorgeous video with voice and bass featuring Elizeth Cardoso and Luiz Chaves of Zimbo Trio performing Se Queres Saber (Peter Pan). It is not necessary to say, but I like to say if you forget, it is another Powered by Luiz Harding video. Tracks include:

The Composers

Paulinho Cavalcante & Paulo Bruce

Paulo Cesar Pinheiro

Romildo & Toninho

Ari do Cavaco & Otacilio

Candeia & Walter Rosa

Delcio Carvalho

Lais Bezerra & Lucia Gondra

Track List

01 - Aroeira (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
02 - Peso dos Anos (Candeia / Walter Rosa)
03 - Cuíca e Viola (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
04 - Antes Durante e Depois (Paulo Valdez / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 - Chico Lambança (Ari do Cavaco / Otacílio)
06 - Evocando Saudade (Laís Bezerra / Lúcia Gondra)
07 - Flor Misteriosa (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
08 - Igual à Flor (Delcio Carvalho / Nei Lopes)
09 - Água de Sereno (Romildo / Toninho Nascimento)
10 - Era Melhor Chrar (Paulinho Cavalcanti / Paulo Bruce)
11 - Amor Infinito (Paulo Valdez / Demócrito)
12 - Batido na Palma da Mão (Ari do Cavaco / Otacílio)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Milton Banana Trio - Linha de Passe (1984)

I was saving this album for a future opportunity; there are several Milton Banana albums already available at Loronix. Moreover, I had nothing in particular to say about this record. I learned today that Linha de Passe is the last album recorded by Milton Banana, 1984, more than a decade before his passing in 1999. This fact made me feel particularly sad, but the sadness disappeared as soon as I put this album to spin, which is exactly like all the other albums recorded by this great musician, despretencious, happier, but sincere, a work of love. Wherever Milton Banana is right now, it is important he knows there is a community that loves its music and works a lot to preserve his memory.

This is Milton Banana Trio - Linha de Passe (1984), for RCA Candem, featuring Milton Banana on drums accompanied by not credited musicians, which is something very strange on the RCA release. If you are giving the first steps on Brazilian music, this album is highly recommended, it saved my night today and I hope it makes you feel great, such as I'm now. Tracks include:

01 - Linha de Passe (João Bosco / Paulo Emílio / Aldir Blanc)
02 - Flor de Lis (Djavan)
03 - Meu Guri (Chico Buarque)
04 - Velas Içadas (Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins)
05 - Batendo a Porta (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro)
06 - Exaltação à Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
07 - Serrado (Djavan)
08 - Sampa (Caetano Veloso)
09 - Tô Voltando (Maurício Tapajós / Paulo César Pinheiro)
10 - Aquarela (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Velho Ateu (Eduardo Gudin / Roberto Riberti)
12 - As Rosas Não Falam (Cartola)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Conjunto de Sergio Carvalho - Ritmo, Danca, Alegria (1968)

Hello, good evening! Since I saw this album for the first time at the essential Brazilian music discography and cover artwork website Bossa Nova On-line, I started tracking it down for our community. This week, I saw an e-bay listing with this album, being offered by the unbelievable US$ 349,95 Buy it Now price. Since I have as a personal rule to do not spend more than US$ 5,00 on an album, I decided to make it today, using MP3s made available by someone at the Internet. I hope you support my decision. Let's see.

This is Conjunto Sergio Carvalho - Ritmo, Danca e Alegria (1968), for Philips, featuring the Brazilian organist and composer Sergio Carvalho and his Conjunto with credited musicians at the back cover. Unfortunately, the scan is not good and I could read only Sergio Carvalho's name and producer's name, which is the legendary Durval Ferreira. Ritmo, Danca e Alegria has a single track on each side and eighteen tunes across the entire album. I decided to crop the beginning of Side B to show Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan) at Loronix Preview Center. Tracks include:

Side A

Canzone Per Te (Sergio Endrigo / Bardotti)
Adieu a La Nuit (M. Jarre / M. Vidalin)
L'amour Est Bleu (André Popp / M. Cour)
The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach / H. David)
San Francisco (J. Philips)
O Homem Proibido (Lyrio Panicali)
Malayisha (M. Makeba / Ragovoy)
Pata Pata (Ragovoy / M. Makeba)
Suck'um Up (K. Lee)
Alegria Alegria (Caetano Veloso)

Side B

Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
Até Quarta-feira (H. Silva / Paulo Sette)
Noite dos Mascarados (Chico Buarque)
Amor de Carnaval (Zé Keti)
Triste Madrugada (Jorge Costa)
Voltei (Oswaldo Nunes / Celso Castro)
Você Voltou (Beto / Oldemar Magalhães / Fernando Luz)
Gana (E. Wilkins)

Moacyr Silva - Dancando com Voce Nr. 3 (1959)

This repost address several issues, such as the cover artwork scans update, the music (now including the missing track 09 - Tudo ou Nada) improved by a new transfer and the FLAC option was added, but what is most important about this post is to introduce Moacyr Silva to the great number of new friends that joined Loronix in 2008. Moacyr Silva was not released this year and this is a nice opportunity to update this album and bring back this great artist to the front page. I'm retrieving the original writing. Let's see.

Original text:

Hello, Good Evening! Everyday I blame myself on skip the image processing class when I was at school. I have a great problem on using image-processing software to make clean covers (2008: thanks to Mr. E., I'm now a quite skilled parrot on this subject). When I get a nice cover such as this one opening this post I feel very frustrated of not knowing how to remove marks, clean surface, among other tasks. In this example, I'm really mad with that circle mark made by the record living inside the envelop in the last 48 years. I hope to have this skill someday. Anyway, this cover is really magnificent and the music, at the same level. Let's see what we have here.

This is Moacyr Silva e Seu Conjunto - Dancando com Voce Nr. 3 (1959), for Copacabana, another above of the average Moacyr Silva album, accompanied by "Conjunto" featuring his preferred pianist Chaim Lewack. Such like "Sax Sensacional", "Dancando com Voce" is a series of records that started in 1956 with the first one on 10-inch format, the first Moacyr Silva LP, ending with "Dancando com Voce Nr. 4, released just before Nr. in 1959. This record was found on a very bad condition and some noise occurs (2008: the noise remains, but with great improvement and do not spoils this nice album). Loronix engineers failed on getting track 09, a big scratch made this track unplayable (2008: track 09 is now available). Tracks include:


Moacyr Silva
(sax tenor)
Chaim Lewack
Julio Barbosa
Ed. Maciel
Hanestaldo Americo
Raul Gagliardi
Maurilio da Silva Santos

Track List

01 - Deus Lhe Pague (Polera / André Penazzi / David Nasser)
02 - Som e Melodia (Julio Barbosa)
03 - Suas Mãos (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
04 - Flamingo (Anderson / Groya)
05 - Onde Estará Meu Amor (Lina Pesce)
06 - Vais Me Pedir Perdão (Maurílio Santos)
07 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Anísio Silva / Fausto Guimarães)
08 - Autumn Serenade (P. Rose / S. Gallop)
09 - Tudo Ou Nada (Fernando César)
10 - Esmagando Rosas (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / David Nasser)
11 - História de Um Olhar (Bilah) (Haroldo Eiras / Ciro Vieira da Cunha)
12 - Someone Watch Over Me (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)

Varios Artistas - Grandes Instrumentistas Brasileiros (1978)

Hello, good evening! Here we go on an album that I was tracking down for many months. This is a very nice compilation of remastered tracks taken from 78rpm released by Continental between 1932 and 1965 focusing instrumental musicians. I think Brazilian music researchers should take a carefully attention to this album featuring really important artists with original recordings not very easy to find. If do not follow on this category, you should take it by the opportunity of hearing the music from Brazil recorded before Bossa Nova creation. I would like to say thank you to Leo Rugero, musician and a tireless Brazilian music researcher for pointing this album and a very interest artist inside. Let's see.

This is Grandes Instrumentistas Brasileiros (1978), for Continental, featuring several artists and their original remastered recordings taken from Continental 78RPM releases. Among giants like Jacob do Bandolim, Abel Ferreira, Dilermando Reis, Radames Gnattali and others; this album features an original recording and a participation of the legendary Pereira Filho, a fascinating musician, and precursor in the use of electric guitar in Brazil. Track 06 - Edinho no Choro (Pereira Filho) features Pereira Filho performing with Conjunto and electric guitar in 1945, you should not miss it, Pereira Filho is an amazing musician and totally unknown to the public. Loronix Preview Center features the amazing Edinho no Choro. Tracks include:


Dilermando Reis
Edu da Gaita
Alexandre Gnattali
Benedito Lacerda
Gente do Morro
Waldir Azevedo
Abel Ferreira
Pereira Filho
Andre Penazzi
Jacob do Bandolim
Cesar Faria e Seu Conjunto
Luiz Americano
Djalma Ferreira e Seus Milionarios do Ritmo
Radames Gnattali


Doutor Sabe Tudo
(Dilermando Reis)
Dilemando Reis e Meira

Capricho Nortista
(Humberto Teixeira / Luiz Gonzaga)
Edu e Sua Gaita e Orquestra de Cordas de Alexandre Gnattali

(Benedito Lacerda / Waldemar)
Benedito Lacerda e Gente do Morro

(Waldir Azevedo / Risadinha)
Waldir Azevedo e Conjunto Regional

(Altamiro Carrilho)
Abel Ferreira e Seu Conjunto

Edinho no Choro
(Pereira Filho)
Pereira Filho e Conjunto

(Andre Penazzi)
Andre Penazzi

Saloes Imperiais
(Jacob Bittencourt)
Jacob do Bandolim com Cesar Faria e Seu Conjunto

(Luiz Bandeira)
Sivuca com Conjunto Ritmico

(Anibal Augusto Sardinha)
Garoto (guitarra havaiana) with Aymore, Carlinho (violao)

(Waldemar de Abreu "Dunga")
Luiz Americano com Pereira Filho

(Djalma Ferreira)
Djalma Ferreira e Seus Miliunarios do Ritmo

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas - Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas (1991)

Hello, good evening! I hope everybody had a very productive Monday, as it was mine. I worked beyond my scheduled today, delaying the start my work at Loronix. This is the reason why only a single album is released today. Thus, I decided to show friends an album that worth several other together, a historic album bringing together The Master and his most faithful disciple, two extraordinary musicians, unfortunately, no longer in this planet with us. Let's see.

This is Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas (1991), for Kuarup, featuring the legendary violao 7 cordas player Horondino Jose da Silva, also known as Dino 7 Cordas and Raphael Rabello, performing together eleven renditions of a nice selection of Samba and Choro. Dino 7 Cordas was 73 when he went to studio with Raphael Rabello, young enough to be his grandson. The performances are overwhelming, Dino 7 Cordas plays as if he was a kid and Raphael Rabello seems to be so fascinated on a studio with his master that delivers his best. This is the kind of released that you should not miss, no matter if you are a musician or a listener. Tracks include:


Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas, arrangements)
Rafael Rabello
(violao, arrangements)
Jorginho do Pandeiro
Celsinho Silva


Track List

01 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa)
02 - Jongo (João Pernambuco)
03 - Escovado (Ernesto Nazareth)
04 - Alma de Violinos (Lamartine Babo / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
05 - Um a Zero (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
06 - Odeon (Ernesto Nazareth)
07 - Sons de Carrilhões (João Pernambuco)
08 - Segura Ele (Pixinguinha / Benedito Lacerda)
09 - Desvairada (Garoto)
10 - Graúna (João Pernambuco)
11 - Sonho de Magia (João Pernambuco)

This is Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas (1991), at CD Point

Hope uEnjoy!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sivuca - Um Pe no Asfalto, Um Pe na Buraqueira (1990)

This is a chance and also a hint to new friends or those who are taking the first steps with Brazilian music to get along with a great artist, last released at Loronix almost four months ago. I'm talking about Severino Dias de Oliveira, or just Sivuca, a special musician, arranger, accordionist, composer, being also a multi instrumentalist. Sivuca had a successful international career, performing with Radames Gnattali, Baden Powell, Toots Thielemans, among many others. Let's see.

This is Sivuca - Um Pe no Asfalto - Um Pe na Buraqueira (1990), for Copacabana, featuring Sivuca at his best, playing instrumental tunes with accordion. This album is delicious to hear and I cannot understand the reason to never being reissued on CD, such like the last album by Quarteto Negro. Loronix Preview Center features the title track, 02 - Um Pe no Asfalto, Um Pe na Buraqueira. I'm also bringing back from Loronix archives a music video with Sivuca performing Ceu e Mar in Sweden, 1968. Rildo Hora and Sivuca's wife Gloria Gadelha are special guests, as detailed on track listing. Tracks include:

01 - Bom e Bonito (Oswaldinho do Acordeom)
02 - Um Pé no Asfalto Outro na Buraqueira (Dominguinhos)
03 - Casa Amarela (Sivuca)
04 - Forró da Gente (Cecéu) with Glória Gadelha
05 - Entortando o Forró (Jorjão)
06 - Quem Disse Que o Frevo Acabou (Moraes Moreira / Glória Gadelha) with Glória Gadelha
07 - Sanhauá (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha)
08 - Arco-íris (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha) with Rildo Hora
09 - Brejo das Freiras (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha)
10 - Guararema (Sivuca / Glória Gadelha)

Quarteto Negro - Quarteto Negro (1987)

Hello, good evening! In the last days, I was trying to identify the reason of a major increase of Loronix. Just as an example, February was a record in number of visits and we know that February is a month with only 29 days and includes Carnaval and school holidays, a month that many friends use to left the city on trips. The answer came today and I was very pleased to confirm that our new translation service is responsible, improving the rate of people that make 2 or more visitors at Loronix. This is awesome response. Anyway, why talking about these matters? Perhaps it is my way to show how I'm happy with this fast 2008 start at Loronix.

Today we will have great albums, starting with this one, never released in CD and pretty unknown to everybody. Let's see.

This is Quarteto Negro - Quarteto Negro (1987), for Kuarup, featuring the internationally acclaimed Paulo Moura, the percussionist Djalma Correa, the bassist Jorge Degas and the Brazilian singer Zeze Motta, assembled to release this first and only album, which is a fantastic instrumental album mixing Jazz, Samba and Afro rhythms. Zeze Motta delivers vocals on five out of 10 tracks, but what amazed me most at Quarteto Negro is the percussion delivered by Djalma Correa, which is a really gifted musician. Loronix Preview Center features 01 - Folozinha (Marku Ribas / Reinaldo Amaral), try it and you will not resist the overall Quarteto Negro experience. Tracks include:


Paulo Moura
(clarinet and sax at 01, 03, 10)

Zeze Motta
(vocals at 01, 03, 05, 06, 09)

Jorge Degas
(bass, violao, vocals)

Djalma Correa

Track List

01 - Folôzinha (Marku Ribas / Reinaldo Amaral)
02 - Sobre as Ondas (Jorge Degas)
03 - Merengue (Adler São Luis)
04 - Festas da Xica (Paulo Moura)
05 - Semba (Jorge Degas / Zezé Motta)
06 - Zumbi (A Felicidade Guerreira) (Gilberto Gil / Waly Salomão)
07 - Brucutú (Jorge Degas / Djalma Correia)
08 - Geísa (Roberto Guima)
09 - A Quelé Menina (Djalma Luz)
10 - Taisho-koto (Djalma Correia)

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Victor Assis Brasil - Victor Assis Brasil Quinteto (1979)

This album is very important to me and also to Loronix and our great community. It was one of the first records included on our database and played a very important role of bringing new friends. Moreover, it is a great album, which I include between the two best ones recorded by this great musician, Victor Assis Brasil. This update includes a new digital transfer, carefully scanned cover artwork, including internal materials and the availability of the lossless FLAC audio. Let's see.

This is Victor Assis Brasil - Victor Assis Brasil Quinteto (1979), for Odeon, featuring lots of information inside, including Victor Assis Brasil biography information written by Jose Domingos Rafaelli, both in Portuguese and English. I wish all records would be like this one, with all information available and a beautiful design. I decided to make all cover scan with no Rapidshare, just to make easy to everybody. This is a self-explanatory album that never had a CD reissue. You should not miss. Tracks include:


Victor Assis Brasil
(tenor sax, soprano sax)

Paulo Russo

Helio Delmiro

Fernando Martins

Ted Moore

Track List

01 - Tema Pro Einhorn (Victor Assis Brasil)
02 - Balada Para Nadia (Victor Assis Brasil)
03 - Waltz For Phil (Victor Assis Brasil)
04 - Blues For Mr Saltzman (Victor Assis Brasil)
05 - Waltz For Trane (Victor Assis Brasil)
06 - Lydian Dreams (Victor Assis Brasil)

Maria Odette - Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira (1966)

This single is very interesting for different reasons, first, by that cover artwork, more suitable for a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Second, the legendary label Mocambo and its first single at Loronix. Third, the opportunity to watch the video that probably gave the chance to make this little album, recorded during Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira Rede Record (1966). There are other interesting things to tell about this single, but it is better tell you in the next paragraph. Let's see.

This is Maria Odette - Festival da Musica Popular Brasileira (1966), for Mocambo, featuring Um Dia (Caetano Veloso) on Side A, which is the song that received the prize of the best lyrics on that Festival and Levante (Geraldo Vandre) on Side B. The video features Maria Odette performing Um Dia with the participation of Caetano Veloso at the audience with the camera delivering a lot of time with Caetano images instead of Maria Odette. Tracks include:

01 - Um Dia (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Levante (Geraldo Vandre)

Jamelao - Jamelao (1980)

Hello, good evening! I was thinking about making one of those Samba Saturdays at Loronix, the day where Samba has its emphasis to our great community. Unfortunately, this parrot does not have Samba no Pé, having a great difficulty to select the right picks. However, I don't need to be a Samba expert to understand that we have here a really special album, which is the celebration of Jamelao Jubileu de Prata (25 years) at Continental label that did not measured efforts to build an anthological piece of record that never had the chance to be reissued in CD. Let's see.

This is Jamelao - Jamelao (1980), for Continental, featuring a constellation of Brazilian musicians, including arrangements by Maestro Nelsinho and Maestro Severino Araujo, with the participation of Neco, Ze Bodega, Moacyr Marques "Bijou", Jorginho and the legendary Fat's Elpidio at the piano, which is somewhat surprising, since the 60's I did not see the participation of Fat's Elpidio in recordings. Tracks include:


Fats Elpidio
Rafael, Luizao
Helio Capucci, Neco, Ze Carlos
Marcal, Canegal
Emilio, Jorginho, Jayme Araujo
(alto sax)
Helio Marinho, Ze Bodega, Moacyr Marques "Bijou", Macae
(tenor sax)
Ronaldo Medeiros
(baritone sax)
Hamilton, Maurilio, Santos, Darcy, Barreto
Manoel Araujo, Norato, Silvio, Bogado, Joao Luiz, Jesse, Edmundo Maciel
Jean Carlos Pareschi, Alfredo Vidal, Jose Dias Delana, Marcelo Pompeu Filho, Walter Hack, Carlos Eduardo Hack, Aizik M. Geller, Jorge Fami
Frederick Stephany, Arlindo Penteado
Alceu de Almeida Reis, Giorgio Bariola

Severino Araujo, Nelsinho

Track List

01 - Arrogância (José Bispo ''Jamelão'' / Moysés Sant'Anna)
02 - Respeito (Roberto Medeiros / David Raw)
03 - Você Nunca Mais Vai Ouvir (José Bispo ''Jamelão'' / Neila Garça)
04 - Risque (Ary Barroso)
05 - Também Tenho Coração (Ferreira dos Santos)
06 - Teu Retrato (Roberto Paciência / João Grimaldi)
07 - Dona Divergência (Lupicínio Rodrigues / Felisberto Martins)
08 - Resolvido (Lúcio Cardim / Antônio Bruno)
09 - Beco Sem Saída (Armando Nunes / Roberto Medeiros)
10 - O Amanhã Será Melhor (José Bispo ''Jamelão'' / Tairzinho)
11 - Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi)