Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sergio Ricardo - Piri, Fred, Cassio, Franklin e Paulinho de Camafeu com Sergio Ricardo (1973)

Hello, good evening! I had an amazing week, with some problems in the middle, but the overall picture was very positive. And today was a special day. I was interviewed by a group of very nice friends, Loronixer’s friends by the way. They are running a documentary about the legendary Brazilian pianist Dom Salvador, which is also a very good friend of our community. I met Dom Salvador today and we spoke about music and about the albums Dom is having the opportunity to hear again via Loronix. Dom Salvador is a giant and a very kind gentleman. Thanks a lot Dom.

And my meeting with Dom Salvador was the end of my participation. However, I was invited to continue with the group and visit Elza Soares at her place in Copacabana to record the encounter of Don Salvador and Elza Soares after several years. Obviously, I took a fraction of a second to say “yes” and could stay for a couple of hours with Elza Soares, a marvelous woman who radiates peace and energy. Elza Soares is a great artist and a great human being.

I left the group in euphoria, having in mind something solid to Loronix today. And I could find for an unbelievable price one of most requested albums by our community featuring the Sergio Ricardo and Piri Reis delivering a surprisingly record that you cannot miss. Let’s see.

This is Sergio Ricardo - Piri, Fred, Cassio Franklin e Paulinho de Camafeu com Sergio Ricardo (1973), for Continental. I’m sure this is an awaited released by many friends. The community is always right, we have here a very nice album featuring only acoustic instruments and Sergio Ricardo compositions. It is so cool and different that makes it very hard to describe. I invite you to check a teaser track at Loronix Preview Center, just to make sure you will come back here. Tracks include:


Sergio Ricardo
(violao, viola, piano)

(violao, viola, rabeca, bandolim)

(piano, flute)

(bass, viola)


Paulinho de Camafeu

Track List

01 - Calabouço (Sergio Ricardo)
02 - Deus de Barro (Sergio Ricardo)
03 - Semente (Sergio Ricardo)
04 - Sina de Lampião (Sergio Ricardo)
05 - Juliana do Amor Perdido (Sergio Ricardo)
06 - Beira do Cais (Sergio Ricardo)
07 - Antônio das Mortes (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
08 - Canto Americano (Sergio Ricardo)
09 - Vou Renovar (Sergio Ricardo)
10 - Tocaia (Sergio Ricardo)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rosana Toledo - ...e a Vida Continua (1962)

The last challenge game featuring Baden Powell and Rosana Toledo performing together was really interest. I was curious to understand why they were performing together, since I never heard about a connection between Baden and Rosana Toledo. The answer came yesterday with an interview made by Café Brasil with Rosana Toledo in June 2006, which I invite you to read at this link.

Rosana Toledo says that Baden Powell performs in some of her albums, and this one is probably included. They were friends in the very first beginning of Baden Powell career, which now explains that amazing photo. Rosana lives today at Retiro dos Artistas, a very important initiative in Rio de Janeiro, providing housing and support to artists with special needs. This is the repost of the Rosana Toledo second LP and her first album made available at Loronix in November 2006. Let’s see.

This is Rosana Toledo - ...e a Vida Continua (1962), for RGE, featuring arrangements by Maestro Nelsinho, in front of the legendary Orquestra RGE. Sister of Luiz Bonfa’s wife, Maria Helena Toledo, Rosana ended her career prematurely, after recording only five albums and a 78rpm. Her albums never had a chance of being reissued in CD and Loronix has some to offer, including her last album, a nice contribution made by Caetano Rodrigues, here. ...e a Vida Continua repertoire is based on Sambas by Noel Rosa, Jair Amorim, Vadico among others. Tracks include:

01 - E a Vida Continua (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
02 - Porque Fui Te Encontrar (Nelsinho / Orlando Henriques)
03 - Que Deus Me Dê (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
04 - Palmatória do Mundo (Toso Gomes / Umberto Silva)
05 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
06 - Dá-me Tuas Mãos (Erasmo Silva / Jorge Castro)
07 - Salve Ogum (Pernambuco / Mário Rossi)
08 - Molambo (Jaime Florence "Meira" / Augusto Mesquita)
09 - Canção Completamente Inútil (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
10 - Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
11 - Pra Que Mentir (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
12 - Desolação (Fredy Chateaubriand / Vinicius de Carvalho)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Challenge | Who are They?

Hello, good evening! Brazil meets USA in our Challenge game today. The first photo features two Brazilian artists and one America artists. And we have the same situation at the second picture. This is a VERY EASY challenge and the first to write a comment with the correct names of the six artists wins a Rapidshare 1-month Premium Account. You can make your work easier using the HIGH-RES equivalents, available here and here. Get the chance.

Hope uEnjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sergio Abreu & Eduardo Abreu - Os Violoes de Sergio e Eduardo Abreu (1971)

Hello, good evening! I’m asking myself why I did not make this post earlier. Several friends were asking for this album and I could understand why a couple of weeks ago when I took it for a spin. This duo is really magical, sublime and absolutely outstanding. The brothers Sergio and Eduardo Abreu were active during the 60’s and the early 70’s and they are considered by many the most amazing classical guitar ensemble ever. Just Google and you will understand. Decades were passed and they still have international acknowledgment. My apologies to everybody who asked for a Duo Abreu career album. Let’s see.

This is Sergio Abreu & Eduardo Abreu – Os Violoes de Sergio e Eduardo Abreu (1971), for Columbia. I never heard about a CD reissue of this album or any other Duo Abreu record. In the other hand, the Internet has plenty information about their music and I would like to recommend one of the best resources I found about Duo Abreu and Brazilian violão as well, which is the website owned and maintained by Fabio Zanon, a Brazilian musician that lead an anthological series of 26 radio programs called “A Arte do Violao”, mandatory for musicians and everybody who appreciates this wonderful instrument. I think the brothers Sergio and Eduardo Abreu are auto explanatory, I could stay here writing pages of text about their music, but is better let you with Duo Abreu. Have a good night and a solid start of another week. Tracks include:

01 - Anon | Drewries Accordes
02 - Anon | O Rouxinol
03 - Telemann | Canon (Transcr. Sergio Abreu)
04 - D. Scarlatti | K. 9 (L. 413) Pastorale (Transcr. Pujol)
05 - J.S. Bach | Prelude 3 (Vol. 1 from The Well Tempered Clavier - transcription Sergio Abreu)
06 - Scheidler | Sonata in D - I Allegro (Edited by Karl Scheitt)
07 - Scheidler | Sonata em D - II Romanze (Edited by Karl Scheitt)
08 - Sheidler | Sonata em D - III Rondo/Allegro (Edited by Karl Scheitt)
09 - F. Sor | Theme and Variations
10 - Granados | Intermezzo (from Goyescas - transcription Pujol)
11 - Rodrigo | Tonadilla - I Allegro ma non troppo/ II Minueto Pomposo
12 - Rodrigo | Tonadilla - III Allegro Vivace
13 - Albeniz | Evocacion (from Suite Iberia - Transcription Sergio Abreu)
14 - Falla | Danza Espa ola (from La Vida Breve - Transcription Pujol)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Luiz Eca - Brazil 70 (1970)

Hello, good evening! I need to reach my bed early today. It is necessary to wake up very early tomorrow to visit my vet for a scheduled maintenance. I was planning another release for today, a release sponsored by Jorge Mello that requires a solid research. I was very close to my bed when I remembered another Jorge Mello contribution that would be really easy to review, which is this one, an album recorded by Luiz Eca in 1970 for Philips, produced by Roberto Menescal and – as the cover shows – tailored for the international market. Let’s see.

This is Luiz Eca – Brazil 70 (1970), for Philips. Besides Luiz Eca piano and arrangements in all tracks, little I know about this album. My Google searches did not return credits on musicians and additional details on this session. This is a Luiz Eca career album that I never heard about and we should say “Thank You!” to Jorge Mello for another fantastic addition to Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - O Cantador (Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta)
02 - Andança (Danilo Caymmi / Edmundo Souto / Paulinho Tapajós)
03 - Cantiga Por Luciana (Edmundo Souto / Paulinho Tapajós)
04 - País Tropical (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
05 - Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
06 - Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
07 - O Sonho (Egberto Gismonti)
08 - Oferenda (Luis Eça / Lenita Eça)
09 - Se Você Pensa (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
10 - Zazueira (Jorge Ben "Jorge Benjor")
11 - Juliana (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)