Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jovelina Perola Negra - Jovelina Perola Negra (1985)

Hello, good evening! It was very hard to make choices today with the options I had available. The options were many, with solid records, but I think it is time to highlight an artist never introduced before and also make available a genuine Samba album for the weekend. Jovelina Perola Negra was discovered during the 80's, starting her recording career with the age of 41, a late recording debut, such like Clementina de Jesus. Actually, if you are familiar with Clementina de Jesus music, Jovelina Perola Negra should also be your choice. Let's see.

This is Jovelina Perola Negra - Jovelina Perola Negra (1985), for RGE, her acclaimed debut LP, with Jovelina Perola Negra unique and swinging voice, on top of a Samba repertoire featuring Nei Lisboa, Monarco, Wilson Moreira, Nei Lopes and a couple of her own compositions. The back cover brings detailed session information, but personnel listing is surprisingly missing. I hope you enjoy this album on an anticipated Samba Saturday at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 - O Dia Se Zangou (Ratinho / Mauro Diniz)
02 - Pagode no Serrado (Zeca Sereno / Marquinhos Pagodeiro)
03 - Boogie-woogie da Favela (Serginho Meriti)
04 - Preparado da Vovó (Jovelina Pérola Negra / Zeca Sereno / Tatão)
05 - Menina Você Bebeu (Beto Sem Braço / Acyr Marques / Arlindo Cruz)
06 - Água de Poço (Jovelina Pérola Negra)
07 - Laços e Pedaços (Wilson Moreira / Nei Lopes)
08 - Rabo de Saia (Monarco / Betinho da Balança)
09 - Maria Tristeza (Paulo Vizinho / Jorge Professor)
10 - Camarão Com Xuxu (Nei Lopes)
11 - Chora Viola (Adilson Torquato / Valdomiro)
12 - É Isso Que Eu Mereço (Jovelina Pérola Negra / Zeca Sereno)


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Challenge | Who is the organ player?

Hello, good evening! Let's play the challenge game with a different setup today. Your mission is to watch two amazing videos and identify who is playing organ on both. If you don't want to engage the challenge game, don't miss the videos, they don't need introductions. By the way, this is a very easy challenge and the first who answers correctly who is playing organ wins a Rapidshare 1-month Premium account.

Hope uEnjoy!


Manfredo Fest - After Hours (1972)

Hello, good evening! Mr. Jose Ignacio Neto, kindly known as JIN, the third generation of the Ignacio's family, a family devoted to Brazilian music, and also the owner and maintainer of the legendary "A Volta" Podcast, is back to Loronix. JIN brings fantastic contributions this time, which includes a great "surprise to zeca", an unknown album that JIN guarantees it is something never heard before by many friends. Stay tuned in the forthcoming days. Let's see.

This is Manfredo Fest - After Hours (1972), for Daybreak, featuring Manfredo Fest piano backed by a group of American musicians. JIN wants to start great and I agree this is a great start. Manfredo Fest is one of the most requested artists by Loronix community. He was a Bossa Nova pioneer in Brazil and had also a very solid career in the US, where he made his move in the mid 1960's, invited by Sergio Mendes and never came back to Brazil. JIN also says this album is a sought after collectors piece and widely unknown in Brazil. Tracks include:


Manfredo Fest
David King
Jay Goetting, Dick Studer
David Karr, Ray Komishke
(flute, sax)
Jack Gillespie
Jin ten Benzel, Ken Haugesag
Roman Gomes
(conga, drums)
Aurelio Grott, Mailto Rodrigues
(conga, tambourine)

Track List

01 - Amanda (Butler / Lindsay)
02 - Sleepy Shores (Pearson)
03 - Bonita (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Ray Gilbert)
04 - Hello Forever (Hill)
05 - Theme From Love Story (Lai / Sigman)
06 - Moondust (Burke / Sigman)
07 - Madalena (Ivan Lins)
08 - Midnight Sun (Hampton / Burke / Mercer)
09 - Something (George Harrison)
10 - Bossa Rock Blues (Manfredo Fest)
11 - Love Means (Wilder)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Radames Gnattali - Radames Gnattali (1984)

Hello, good evening! I'm not a big fan of piano solo albums; they use to be very complex, requiring a lot of concentration until you understand everything. I'm not taking in consideration this is a piano solo album played by one of the greatest Brazilian musicians ever. If I took it for a spin without knowing this is Radames Gnattali, I would be also really impressed about this music. I know we had previous piano solo albums played by Radames Gnattali, but what makes the difference here is the repertoire, full of tunes that we know by heart, making easy to understand Radames Gnattali improvisation at a first hearing. I would like to say thank you to Jorge Mello, for another fantastic contribution to Loronix. Let's see.

This is Radames Gnattali - Radames Gnattali (1984), for Libertas, recorded live at Sala Cecilia Meirelles, Rio de Janeiro, December 1984. I can't remember what I was doing on December 1984, but if I could travel back to the past, I would like to be at this concert. Front cover is also worth checking out with a Radames Gnattali drawing made by the unique style of Nassara. The back cover also includes a handwriting message by Antonio Carlos Jobim, inviting Radames Gnattali to drink a "chope" with "amendoim". Tracks include:

01 - Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
02 - Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
03 - Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
05 - Chovendo na Roseira (Tom Jobim)
06 - Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
07 - Cochicho (Pixinguinha)
08 - Do Lago à Cachoeira (Sergio Ricardo)
09 - Nova Ilusão (José Menezes / Luis Bittencourt)


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara (1956)

Hello, good evening! This is the end of our short series of orchestra albums, which began a few days ago with Maestro Severino Filho and being closed here by the legendary Orquestra Tabajara, certainly the oldest orchestra in activity in Brazil and perhaps one of the oldest in activity around the world. Orchestra Tabajara was created in 1933, being commanded by Maestro Severino Araujo since 1938. By the way, 2008 landmarks 70 years of Maestro Severino Araujo in front of Orquestra Tabajara.

I would like to thank Carlos Watkins (at comment section) and Marco Antonio Russi (at my personal email) for the identification of Jayme Araujo de Oliveira (Teddy Garner) as Maestro Severino Araujo's brother. This post is dedicated to these good friends. Now I can finish my article with the information needed about this musician. Let's see.

This is Severino Araujo e Sua Orquestra Tabajara (1956), for Continental, released in the 10-inch size, but with a running time of 31 minutes, such like a regular 12-inch LP. Maestro Severino Araujo and Orquestra Tabajara deliver instrumental renditions of Brazilian standards and music written by Severino Araujo, which are the ones that I like most, especially 02 - Melodia em Tres Ritmos, featuring a very well played sax and some "batucadas". Continental did not credit Orquestra Tabajara musicians, but I could find information about the orchestra members around that years, with several renowned musicians, including K-Ximbinho, Del Loro, Geraldo Medeiros, Ze Bodega, among others. Tracks include:


Maestro Severino Araujo
(leader, arranger, sax)
Plinio Araujo, Geraldo Medeiros, Porfirio Costa
Manoel Araujo, Jose Leocadio, Aurelio Camilo
K-Ximbinho, Ze Bodega, Lourival Clementino, Genaldo Medeiros
Jorge Aires
Claudio Freire
Del Loro
Gilberto D'Avilla

Track List

01 - Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
02 - Água Com Açúcar (Severino Araújo)
03 - Na Batida do Samba (Severino Araújo)
04 - Comprando Barulho (Jorge Tavares / Djalma Mafra)
05 - Hoje Ou Amanhã (Norival Reis / Rutinaldo)
06 - Beijos de Mel (Severino Araújo)
07 - Favela (Roberto Martins / Waldemar Silva)
08 - Coco Tará-tá-tá (Geraldo Medeiros)