Saturday, May 10, 2008

Elizeth Cardoso - Fim de Noite (1957)

Finally, Fim de Noite arrives at Loronix. Once again by the tireless Jorge Mello, continuously showing the great passion he has for Brazilian music, knowledge and a sincere sharing spirit by make available to us fantastic picks taken from his personal collection. Everybody know I was hunting this one to replace my own copy, terrible scratch and impossible to make an acceptable transfer. Fim de Noite was recorded in 1957, the same year of another Elizeth Cardoso album that is one of my favorites, Noturno. Let's see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso - Fim de Noite (1957), for Copacabana. I don't know which one was first released or recorded, probably Fim de Noite came first as it was released on 10-inch. Both are very similar, but Fim de Noite has a dark atmosphere, sometimes sad and with a strange beauty that is very difficult to resist. Tracks include:

01 - Na Madrugada (Betinho / Heitor Carrilo)
02 - Último Desejo (Noel Rosa)
03 - Velhas Memórias (Lombardi Filho / Pedro Rogerio)
04 - Prece ao Vento (Gilvan Chaves / Fernando Luis / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
05 - Amor Oculto (José Saleme / Lucas Vieira)
06 - Feitio de Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa / Vadico)
07 - O Amor É Fado (Mirabeau / Don Madrid)
08 - No Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo)

Al Quincas - Cocktail para Dois (1956)

It will be difficult to explain this post, featuring the only LP released by the tenor saxophonist Al Quincas. This is an album that was here for quite a time, but I never had a reason for sharing with the community since I did not have any information about Al Quincas. I'm happy the situation has changed a lot when I spoke with Jorge Mello a couple of weeks ago. Jorge Mello investigations on Garoto personal diary, interviews with Fafa Lemos and research on Musidisc legacy revealed that Trio Surdina had recorded the first four albums with the original formation (Garoto, Fafa Lemos and Chiquinho do Acordeon) and the reaming Trio Surdina albums with Al Quincas (as violin player), Nestor Campos (guitar) and El Gaucho (accordion).

This is Al Quincas - Cocktail para Dois (1956), for Musidisc, featuring Al Quincas tenor sax with a not credited orchestral accompaniment. Perhaps Jorge Mello has additional information about Al Quincas, a tenor sax player that changed to violin when recorded for Trio Surdina, a very interest story and musician. Tracks ineclude:

01 - Cocktails For Two (A. Johnston / S. Ocalow)
02 - Donne Moi (Charles Aznavour / Gilbert Bécaud)
03 - Lisboa Antiga (Galhardo / Vale / Raul Portela)
04 - Stranger In Paradise (R. Wright / G. Forrest)
05 - Moritat (Kurt Weill / Bertold Brecht)
06 - Pobres de Paris (La Goualante Du Pauve Jean) (Marguerite Monnot)
07 - C'est a Hambourg (Marguerite Monnot)
08 - Memory Are Made Of This (T. Gilkson / R. Dehrs / F. Miller)

Friday, May 09, 2008

Challenge | Who are they?

Hello, good evening! This is a really nice challenge, kindly sent by Dafne Sampaio, which is one of the owners of a website that you should not miss, Gafieiras, created in November 2001 and dedicated to share stories of Brazilian music through interviews, articles, news and special projects. You can reach Gafieiras clicking on the thumbnails or permanently at Loronix blogroll under zecalouro's picks section.

Dafne asks our help to identify the trombonist at the photo, which also includes another great Brazilian musician that everybody should easily identify. This amazing photo is credited to Antonio Nery.

Hope uEnjoy!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ary Barroso e Dorival Caymmi - Ary Caymmi Dorival Barroso | Um Interpreta o Outro (1958)

It is possible that you think I am creating these facts just to add some drama to my writing, but it is absolutely true when I say this album was among those who could not be recovered in the reconstruction of the links and it is made available again by another contribution sponsored by Jorge Mello. Thanks Jorge, I was really afraid to announce this weekend this anthological album was missed and now I'm really glad to bring it back to Loronix. Let's see.

This is Ary Barroso e Dorival Caymmi - Ary Caymmi Dorival Barroso | Um Interpreta o Outro (1958), for Odeon, featuring Ary Barroso performing Dorival Caymmi repertoire at the piano and Dorival Caymmi playing violao and singing Ary Barroso standards,is a beauty of an album that never had the chance of a CD reissue. Ary Barroso piano is beautiful and Dorival Caymmi singing Ary Barroso music is fascinating. This cover is also amazing showing Ary Barroso at Dorival Caymmi's universe, completely lost as a fisherman and Dorival Caymmi having a lot of fun of Ary and wearing the colors of Flamengo. I hope you have the same pleasure I had this week spinning this album after a long time. Tracks include:

01 - Lá Vem a Baiana (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso
02 - Risque (Ary Barroso) by Dorival Caymmi
03 - Maracangalha (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso
04 - Por Causa Desta Cabocla (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto) by Dorival Caymmi
05 - João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso
06 - Inquietação (Ary Barroso) by Dorival Caymmi
07 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso) by Dorival Caymmi
08 - Marina (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso
09 - Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto) by Dorival Caymmi
10 - Dora (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso
11 - Tu (Ary Barroso) by Dorival Caymmi
12 - Nem Eu (Dorival Caymmi) by Ary Barroso

Help Wanted | Trio Surdina Vinyl Cleaning

Hello, good evening! I believe that everybody is happy with the end of Loronix links reactivation work. At least I am happy and soon we can put the website back in the old pace. I was planning a post describing the work I did in the last month with some really interest facts and numbers, but I am very tired. I will take care of this information in the next weekend, it is important that everybody reads this information to understand what is behind Loronix.

Meanwhile, this tired parrot asks for help. I could not manage an acceptable transfer of this fantastic album that I was desperately looking for since Loronix beginning. By the way, this is Trio Surdina last album recorded by the original formation, which includes Fafa Lemos, Garoto and Chiquinho do Acordeon.

Let's talk about the help I need. I'm making available two FLAC files full of scratches that you don't need to download if you want to hear this album. These files were not treated and the first to send me back these FLAC files without the clicks clacks hisses etc. wins a Rapidshare 1-month Premium account. Period. You have 5 days available to make it. Good luck!

This is fantastic music that needs treatment; do not take it please if you are not willing to clean it. All here as SideA and SideB.


Challenge | Who are They?

Here we go on a challenge game, after a very long hiatus. Let’s start with a very nice and easy one. Your mission is to identify at least two artists, including the girl. Good luck.

Hope uEnjoy!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Radames Gnattali - Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 (1965)

Hello, good evening! Before presenting another special release sponsored by our great collaborator Jorge Mello, I would like to announce that we are very close to finish the work of reconstruction of all Loronix archive, and this is really great. What initially was considered a difficult and exhausting accomplishment became a unique opportunity to review all posts on an amazing, funny and really useful virtual tour of Loronix past.

I confess that I will miss these days and also the new resources created to monitor the work in progress, such like the small screens with links to the last finished weeks. These screens were really useful to motivate people to monitor the work in progress, getting along with albums that they never could have the chance without this event. I think less then a few days are necessary to have everything finished.

Meanwhile, I think it is time to check this beautiful album recorded by Maestro Radames Gnattali in 1965 in commemoration of 400 years of Rio de Janeiro city, featuring a fantastic participation of a very special guest, the legendary Ze Menezes. Let's see.

This is Radames Gnattali - Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 (1965), for Continental, featuring the piano and compositions of Radames Gnattali, Ze Menezes guitar and Orquestra Sinfonica Continental, conduced by Henrique Morelenbaum. This is a self-explanatory release, Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 is among the most acknowledged works of Radames Gnattali and the participation of Ze Menezes guitar is really worth checking. Tracks include:

01 - 1º Movimento - Abertura Marcha-Rancho (Radames Gnattali)
02 - 2º Movimento - Canção (Radames Gnattali)
03 - 3º Movimento Valsa Seresteira (Radames Gnattali)
04 - 4º Movimento "Final" Samba (Radames Gnattali)

Restoration Finished!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Sylvia Telles - Caricia (1957)

Hello, good evening! Jorge Mello was very right providing this important record to our community. It is also a great coincidence that it is among the few albums definitely lost in my work of reactivating the missing links. Actually, this is perhaps the most important of them all; Carícia is the debut LP of a singer that I learned to admire with Loronix creation, Sylvia Telles. Let’s see.

This is Sylvia Telles – Caricia (1957), for Odeon, with the participation of a young musician named Antonio Carlos Jobim as arranger and conductor on two tracks, the opening track 01 - Por Causa de Voce and the closing 08 - Foi a Noite. Maestro Leo Peracchi is also in charge of arrangements and conduction of track 06 – Chove la For a. Odeon did not credit the remaining five tracks. Caricia features Antonio Carlos Jobim songs that became standards in the following years and Sylvia Telles delivers stunning performances. I think that even those who had already the chance to listen to Caricia in the first post should make this update, now featuring high quality front and back cover scans. Tracks include:

01 - Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
02 - Sucedeu Assim (Marino Pinto / Tom Jobim)
03 - Tu e Eu (Altamiro Carrilho / Armando Nunes) with Lúcio Alves Candinho
04 - Se Todos Fôssem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Canção da Volta (Ismael Netto / Antônio Maria)
06 - Chove La Fora (Tito Madi)
07 - Duas Contas (Garoto)
08 - Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)

PS.: I forgot to mention Lucio Alves participation as special guest on track 03 - Tu e Eu. Candinho is the special guest, thanks Edson Mendes for this correction.