Saturday, May 24, 2008

Video | Copacabana Palace Movie

This is an amazing collaboration from Loronix official correspondent in Italy, Mr. Gabrielli Brunini, presenting us the whole footage of legendary movie Copacabana Palace, filmed in Rio de Janeiro with the participation of Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá and Os Cariocas.

Now we have much more than it was available before, including several bikini scenes, the whole beach action and Antonio Carlos Jobim acting, not just as a musician. I made four excerpts with their participation, as follows:

1) Open Credits, with beautiful aerial imagery of Rio de Janeiro and movie credits.

2) Beach Take ONE, with the already known beach images and complements (take a look at Luiz Bonfa with a fish at the post opening).

3) Beach Take TWO, with never seen images.

4) With The Family, showing the boys and their families watching a Samba School parade on TV.

The film is delicious and brings several 1962 images of Rio de Janeiro. Thank you Gabrielli, Loronixers will be pleased with your fantastic collaboration.

Hope uEnjoy!

Laurindo Almeida - Concert Creations for Guitar by Laurindo Almeida (1949)

Hello, good evening! I believe this is the oldest LP already available at Loronix. Another awesome Jorge Mello’s contribution. This is the first album released by Laurindo Almeida in the United States, after a period of intense activity as part of Stan Keaton Orchestra. We all know what happened in the following years, Laurindo Almeida recorded three albums with Bud Shank that are considered precursors of Bossa Nova and became a celebrated musician. Perhaps it would be wiser to wait for 2009 to celebrate this LP 60th years anniversary, however, could not resist, for the happiness of everybody. Let’s see.

This is Laurindo Almeida – Concert Creations for Guitar by Laurindo Almeida (1949), for Capitol, featuring Laurindo Almeida guitar and arrangements on top of a very versatile repertoire, including Laurindo Almeida compositions, Johann Sebastian Bach and arrangements by Laurindo Almeida. I think this album speaks by itself. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Loronix Samba Saturday. Tracks include:

01 - Bourree (Johnann Sebastian Bach)
02 - Mystified (Laurindo Almeida)
03 - Malagena (Ernesto Lecuana)
04 - Sueno (Dream) (Laurindo Almeida)
05 - Insomnia (Laurindo Almeida)
06 - Eili-Eili (traditional)
07 - Braziliance (Laurindo Almeida)
08 - Tea for Two (Vincent Youmanns / Irving Caesar)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Geraldo Vespar e Seu Violao - Samba Nova Geracao (1965)

Hello, good evening! It is really nice that Jorge Mello did not forget to include Maestro Geraldo Vespar among his last contribution to Loronix. Caetano Rodrigues had already pleased us in the last year with other Geraldo Vespar releases, and this is the only one that really needs and update and a highlight in our frontpage. Geraldo Vespar is among my favorite Brazilian musicians. I would like to say that I had the opportunity to meet him last year and I keep a photo with the Maestro with several backups around my place. It was an incredible day. I made a special groundwork for a supposed interview with questions that were not made. I was very nervous. I hope this update brings good memories for the Maestro and also provide to Loronixers a chance to have really high quality music made by a musician that will have always a special place in our community. Let’s see.

This is Geraldo Vespar e Seu Violao – Samba Nova Geracao (1965), for Odeon, featuring Geraldo Vespar violao and arrangements in all tracks performing a nice repertoire of Brazilian standards, including one Geraldo Vespar composition, 08 – Ceu Sem Sol. The Maestro has the accompaniment of a traditional bass, guitar, drums conjunto, orchestra and also performs solo in some tracks. Samba Nova Geracao was awarded as the best new artist’s album in 1965. I only regret that Odeon has not given proper credits to Geraldo Vespar co-workers in this session. Tracks include:

01 - Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
02 - Estamos Aí (Maurício Einhorn / Durval Ferreira / Regina Werneck)
03 - Arrastão (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
05 - Sambou Sambou (João Mello / João Donato)
06 - Chuva (Durval Ferreira / Pedro Camargo)
07 - Negro (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
08 - Céu Sem Sol (Geraldo Vespar)
09 - Gente (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
10 - Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
11 - E Vem o Sol (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
12 - Samba Novo (Durval Ferreira / Newton Chaves)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Vanja Orico - Viagem Musical com Vanja Orico (1955)

Hello, good evening! I want to introduce Loronixers to a new artist, which is a very old recommendation by Refer, made as soon as Loronix has started. By the way, it has been a long time I do not see Refer on comments. I hope he shows up with this album, another nice contribution by Jorge Mello. Vanja Orico is an extraordinary artist, being also an actress, actually, her career as an actress is stronger than her singing activities. She is really a complex and intriguing woman. Let's see.

This is Vanja Orico - Viagem Musical (1955), for Sinter, which is Vanja Orico debut LP, performing a repertoire based on different Brazilian traditional music from several regions, including Samba, Baiao, Xote, Toada, Capoeira and some other styles I never heard about, such as Coco and Rojao. The result is very satisfactory with Vanja Orico delivering beautiful singing and some interpretation of each style. A Google search on Vanja Orico returns loads and loads of information and I learned today that her first experience as a singer was in 1950 when she was 16 studying at a num college in Europe. Vanja Orico came out one day for a walking and found a movie set on a busy street in Italy. There was Frederico Fellini that invited Vanja Orico to make a participation on his movie singing Meu Limao, Meu Limoeiro and playing violao. Thanks Jorge Mello for this first and really nice Vanja Orico album at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - Canoeiro do Itapicurú (Reginaldo Nascimento) Coco
02 - Prenda Minha (Tradicional) Xótes
03 - João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi) Samba
04 - Muié Rendeira (Tradicional) Rojão
05 - Peixe Vivo (Tradicional) Baião
06 - Lenda do Abaeté (Dorival Caymmi) Canção
07 - Yayá Vancê Qué Morrê (Tradicional) Toada
08 - Berimbau (João Mello / Clodoaldo Brito) Capoeira

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Luiz Eca - Laços Concerto Show (1976)

Hello, good evening! Tonight we will have a really unusual record, which is an album that I have been tracking down with Caetano Rodrigues for more than a year, placing search alerts on e-bay and regularly searching other places at the Internet. I cannot remember exactly, but I think everything started whe we identified Luiz Eca at the left with that big hair. I cannot remember also the reason why we named this album as Quarteto Lacos, as the cover shows only a trio with Luizinho Eca, Claudia Versiani and Marcos Paulo, which I think it is the same Brazilian actor Marcos Paulo. Anyway, Jorge Mello should receive all credits and compliments for sending this one from his private collection. Let's see what we have here.

This is Lacos Concerto Show (1976), for Som Livre. Little I know about this live recording, except the reviews I read on e-bay and popsike saying it is has some killer funky fusion tracks, great electric keys, sticking percussion and cool treated wah wah guitar cuts with great scat voice. There is a quartet backing the trio of main performers, featuring Claudio Caribe, Helio Delmiro, Luizao and Marcio Montarroyos, which is probably the real Quarteto Lacos. Due some speaking between music during a live concert, it was not possible to deliver individual tracks, so you will find a single file for side A and another single file for the whole side B. Tracks include:


Main Performers

Luiz Eca
(piano, electric piano)
Claudia Versiani
Marcos Paulo

Quarteto Lacos

Claudio Caribe
Helio Delmiro
Marcio Montarroyos

Track List

01 - Makaha (Márcio Montarroyos) with Luiz Eça
02 - Odes de Ricardo Reis (Fernando Pessoa) Poema with Marcos Paulo
03 - Casa Forte (Edu Lobo) with Cláudia Versiani
04 - Laços (Edu Lobo / Geraldo Carneiro) with Cláudia Versiani
05 - Psiquiatria Em Questão (R. D. Laing) Texto with Marcos Paulo
06 - Segue o Coração (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) with Cláudia Versiani
07 - Água e Vinho (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro) with Cláudia Versiani
08 - Ode Marítima (Ruy Guerra) Poema with Marcos Paulo
09 - Cais (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos) with Cláudia Versiani
10 - Velho Arvoredo (Hélio Delmiro / Paulo César Pinheiro) with Cláudia Versiani
11 - Reflexos (Luiz Eça) with Luiz Eça
12 - A Carta (Ruy Guerra) Poema with Marcos Paulo
13 - O Homem (Luiz Eça) with Luiz Eça
14 - Você Vai Me Seguir (Chico Buarque / Ruy Guerra) with Marcos Paulo
15 - Sem Mais Adeus (Francis Hime / Vinicius de Moraes) with Cláudia Versiani
16 - Mestre Bimba (Luiz Eça) with Luiz Eça / Cláudia Versiani

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bola Sete e Seu Conjunto - Travessuras do Bola 7 (1958)

Hello, Good evening! I never had the hope to share a single album released by the legendary Bola Sete recorded in his early Brazilian years in the 50's, but with the help of Jorge Mello, everything has changed and this is the second out of a lot of Bola Sete album from this period being released at Loronix. I think these early Bola Sete records are very important posts, his early album never were reissued in the digital age and this is an unique chance to get along with the early works of this truly amazing musician. Let's see.

This is Bola Sete e Seu Conjunto - Travessuras do Bola 7 (1958), for Odeon, featuring Bola Sete playing electric guitar backed by Conjunto and perfoming a repertorie blending Brazilian standards and a few Bola Sete compositions. As Travessuras do Bola 7 was released in the same year of Bola 7 e 4 Trombones, following the same concept with amazing guitar solos and very dancing cuts. My highlight goes to Bola Sete and Ary Barroso compositions, including also the track featured at Loronix Preview Center, Canta Brasil by David Nasser and Alcyr Pires Vermelho. Odeon did not credit musicians in this session. Tracks include:

01 - Rio de Janeiro (Ary Barroso)
02 - Adeus América (Haroldo Barbosa / Geraldo Jacques)
03 - Siga (Fernando Lobo / Hélio Guimarães)
04 - Brasil Moreno (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
05 - Calypso das Rosas (Bola Sete)
06 - Exaltação à Bahia (Vicente Paiva / Chianca de Garcia)
07 - Canta Brasil (David Nasser / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
08 - Gingadinho (Bola Sete)
09 - Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
10 - Nega (Waldemar Gomes / Afonso Teixeira)
11 - Veraneio (Bola Sete)
12 - Ai Que Saudades da Amélia (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Elza Laranjeira - Ternura (1961)

Hello, good evening! Elza Laranjeira was such like a mania in the beginning of Loronix. She
released only four LPs, and two of them are available at Loronix, while the third was taken due a RGE Classicos reissue. You can use the small thumbnails to reach the ones at Loronix and the Amazon product widgets at the post closing to reach the RGE reissue and also a compilation released last year. Although recording only four LPs, Elza Laranjeira was a very important singer during the 40's and 50's, releasing more than thirty 78RPMs. Let's see.

This is Elza Laranjeira - Ternura (1961), for RGE, the second LP released by Elza Laranjeira for RGE, with the same formula of her debut album with Maestro Simonetti in charge of the arrangements and a repertoire of Sambas and ballads. Forgive me if I'm wrong and this is something that needs confirmation, but I always heard about Walter Wanderley delivering organ playing on Ternura. You should take it for a hearing or at least use Loronix Preview Center to check it out. By the way, this is another fine release sponsored by the great Jorge Mello. Tracks include:

01 - Maior Que a Saudade (Armando Cavalcanti / Victor Freire)
02 - Prece (Marino Pinto / Vadico)
03 - Água de Beber (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - O Pranto da Chuva (René Bittencourt / Raul Sampaio)
05 - Em Hora Errada (Fernando César / Armando Cavalcanti)
06 - Devaneio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
07 - Ternurinha (Tereza Souza)
08 - Ninguém (Raul Sampaio / Benil Santos)
09 - Sei (Chico Feitosa / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
10 - Eu Nem Me Lembro Mais de Ti (Klécius Caldas / Victor Freire)
11 - Quando (Anita Andrade / Neusa Carvalho)
12 - Ninguém É de Ninguém (Umberto Silva / Toso Gomes / Luis Mergulhão)

Clementina de Jesus - Clementina, Cade Você (1970)

Hello, good evening! In that spirit of Samba on Saturday at Loronix, Jorge Mello presents today a very important album in the style, the debut LP of one of the most expressive Samba interpreters in Brazil, Clementina de Jesus, who curiously was discovered to the general public only when she was 62, being immediately acknowledged in Brazil and abroad. Let's see.

This is Clementina de Jesus - Cade Voce Clementina (1970), for MIS, once again delivering an important album. Clementina de Jesus was introduced to the public by Turibio Santos in 1964 in his show O Menestrel and a few months later she had and important participation at Rosas de Ouro musical and the resulting album, which is a missing piece at Loronix. Personnel listing features Maestro Nelsinho as arranger, musical director and trombonist. Tracks include:


Maestro Nelsinho
(arranger, musical director, trombone)
Marcal, Luna, Juquinha, Jair, Elias
(viola caipira, cavaquinho)
Zezinho, Pedrinho, Copacabana, Margarida, Cida, Lila

Track List

01 - Vai Saudade (Candeia / David da Portela)
02 - Deus Vos Salve a Casa Santa (Tradicional)
03 - Três Corimas - Ogum Megê (Tradicional) Bendito Louvado Ó Ganga (Tradicional) Lá no Mato Tem Ganga (Tradicional)
04 - A Maria Começa a Beber (Tradicional)
05 - Tomé (Tradicional)
06 - Sei Lá Mangueira (Paulinho da Viola / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
07 - Beira-mar (Tradicional)
08 - Duas Modas - Trancelin (Tradicional) A Velha do Acarajé (Tradicional)
09 - Sereia (Tradicional)
10 - Cercar Paca (Tradicional)
11 - A Coruja Comeu Meu Curió (Tradicional)
12 - A Mangueira É Lá no Céu (Maurício Tapajós / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)