Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tito Madi - Sua Voz... Suas Composições... (1958)

Hello, good evening! It is amazing that even after 2 years Loronix is still capable of revealing never released albums of very important artists. I believe that only a few friends had the chance to hear this album, recorded by Tito Madi in partnership with Maestro Rafael Puglielli in 1958 and never released on CD. Another awesome Jorge Mello contribution, which I would like to say thanks for keeping us amazed with really nice music and content. Let's see.

This is Tito Madi - Sua Voz... Suas Composicoes (1958), for Continental, featuring only Tito Madi compositions and Maestro Rafael Puglielli performs solo with orchestra on tracks 01 and 07 and probably delivers accompaniment to Tito Madi across the whole session. Little I know about this really hard to find album, such as all others recorded by Tito Madi in the late 50's. Tracks include:

01 - Rio Triste (Tito Madi) Fui Procurar Distração (Tito Madi) with Rafael Puglielli e Sua Orquestra
02 - Quando a Chuva Não Vem (Tito Madi)
03 - Senhorita (Tito Madi)
04 - Rio Triste (Tito Madi)
05 - Joguete de Amor (Tito Madi / Georges Henry)
06 - Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)
07 - Chove Lá Fora (Tito Madi) Olha-me Diga-me (Tito Madi) with Rafael Puglielli e Sua Orquestra
08 - Fui Procurar Distração (Tito Madi)
09 - Fracassos de Amor (Tito Madi / Milton Silva)
10 - Olha-me Diga-me (Tito Madi)
11 - Canto do Engraxate (Tito Madi)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Laurindo Almeida & Ray Turner - Impressoes do Brasil (1957)

Hello, good evening! I am very happy to update Loronix after four days, which is the largest hiatus since Loronix creation two years ago. I hope you missed myself and new music such as I did. There were four days, but seems to be four years, in the third night I had a dream I was in the middle of amazing blog posts. Anyway, I will need some adaptation time until getting the old pace, and this is the reason why I'm making this really nice record in the hope you don’t read me, kindly sent and strongly recommended by Jorge Mello. Let's see.

This is Laurindo Almeida e Ray Turner - Impressoes do Brasil (1957), for Capitol, featuring Laurindo Almeida guitar and Ray Turner piano performing a Brazilian repertoire with selected cuts from Radames Gnattali, Heitor Villa Lobos, Laurindo Almeida and the legendary Garoto. Maestro Radames Gnattali has the whole side A, the only side the unknown Ray Turner plays, while side B features two Laurindo Almeida compositions, one Villa Lobos choro and three Garoto tunes performed by Laurindo, which are the ones that I like most and worth the entire album. Thanks Jorge Mello for this first out of several unknown Laurindo Almeida LPs. Tracks include:

01 - Allegro - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
02 - Adagio - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
03 - Presto - Concertino Nr. 2 para Violao e Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
04 - Saudade (Radamés Gnattali)
05 - Choro Triste (Garoto)
06 - Choro Gracioso (Garoto)
07 - Nosso Choro (Garoto)
08 - Serenata (Laurindo Almeida)
09 - Crepúsculo Em Copacabana (Laurindo Almeida)
10 - Gavotta-choro (Villa-Lobos)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

MPB4 - Deixa Estar... (1970)

Hello, good evening! I have this album for quite a time, and I could only understand this cover today after taking the vinyl to a spin and examining this cover in my hands. There is a strong and obvious reference here, Deixa Estar is a free Portuguese translation of Let it Be, which is the name of one of the last albums by The Beatles, releases also in 1970 with the same black background with photos of its four members. The Beatles influence was really strong, this is the second cover made available at Loronix referencing the same Let it Be. Who remembers the first one? Let’s see.

This is MPB4 – Deixa Estar... (1970), for Elenco, another above the average MPB4 album by Elenco in the early 70’s. Deixa Estar has arrangements by Magro and Miltinho with Roberto Menescal in charge of strings and brass arrangements. This album is dedicated to all Loronix’s mothers, even if your country do not celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. Tracks include:

01 - Deixa Estar (Maurício Tapajós / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
02 - Liana Verde Bandeira (Toninho Horta / Ronaldo Pereira)
03 - Gago Apaixonado (Noel Rosa)
04 - Candeias (Edu Lobo)
05 - Beco do Mota (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
06 - Derramaro o Gai (Luis Gonzaga / Zé Dantas)
07 - O Crime (Jards Macalé / Capinan)
08 - Pelo Telefone (Donga / Mauro de Almeida)
09 - Mar da Tranquilidade (Ruy Faria / Cynara / Aquiles)
10 - Lamento (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 - Yara Bela (Toninho Horta)
12 - Amigo É Pra Essas Coisas (Silvio Silva Júnior / Aldir Blanc Mendes)