Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tom & Dito - Reverterio (1976)

Hello, good evening! This is the second appearance of Tom & Dito at Loronix. The first was a long time ago, in the very first beginning, one of the first albums made available here. Unfortunately, the first album is no longer available, and it was a very successful release. I had the idea to show this album when I received today a message from Thomas Fawcett, which is the owner and maintainer of a new website devoted to the music from Brazil from the 1970's, Brazil Soul Power.

I would like to take Thomas' introductory words and his enthusiastic definition of Brazil Soul Power. And I would like also to say that another Brazilian music resource is about to go live in less than 72 hours with full coverage at Loronix. Stay tuned and let's read Thomas value proposition. Let's see.

"Ola! I've been a fan of Loronix for a long time and wanted to share with you a web site I've been working on for awhile. It's called Brazil Soul Power and tells the story of soul music in 1970's Brazil. It features interviews with Gerson King Combo, Hyldon, Luis Vagner, Eduardo Araujo, Carlos Dafe, Uniao Black e mais. Check it out when you get a chance!"

This is Tom & Dito - Reverterio (1976), for Continental. Little I know about this album and this Duo, but they are backed by the best of breed Brazilian musicians of that time, including a surprising participation of the legendary Moacyr Silva at personnel listing and other really important musicians, such like: Mauricio Einhorn, Raymundo Bittencourt, Gilson Peranzzetta, Aurino, Helcio Milito, Marcio Montarroyos and many others. I wish a very nice weekend to everybody. Tracks include:


Alberto Arantes
Raymundo Bittencourt
Joaozinho, Leleu
Mauricio Einhorn
Gilson Peranzzetta
Helcio Milito
Marcio Montarroyos
Braz Limongi
Celso Woltzelogel
Moacyr Silva
(tenor sax, clarinet)
(baritone sax)
Pedro Silveira
(alto, soprano sax)
Manoel Araujo
Mauro Senise
(flute, piccolo)
Helio Cappucci, Dario Lopes, Jose Carlos dos Santos
Antonio da Anunciacao
Jayme de Oliveira
Wilson Canegal, Jorge da Silva
Sonia Burnier, Luiz Octavio Burnier, Suzana Ribeiro, Maria P dos Santos, Noemy de Andrade, Marly Cardoso, Joab

Track List

01 - Cretina (Tom / Dito / Vevê)
02 - Bolero (Tom / Dito)
03 - Incenso (Tom / Dito)
04 - Vinte Meninas (Tradicional / Adpt. Tom / Adpt. Dito)
05 - Hortelã (Tom / Dito)
06 - Meus Camaradas (Tom / Dito)
07 - Revertério (Tom / Dito)
08 - Moça Bonita (Tom / Dito)
09 - Catibiriba (Tom / Dito)
10 - Procura-se Vivo Ou Morto (Tom / Dito)
11 - Água Viva (Tom / Dito)
12 - Divã (Tom / Dito / Vevê)


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Gabriela | OST (1983)

Hello, good evening! I think I'm getting older very fast this year and losing my good memory for albums. I was looking for something by Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim and I did not remember this soundtrack as Jobim's regular career album. By the way, this post was only possible with the help of the mysterious friend and his huge and amazing collection made available to Loronix community. This is Loronix tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim years passing in 08 December 1994. Antonio Carlos Jobim will be missed forever. Let's see.

This is Antonio Carlos Jobim - Gabriela | Trilha Sonora Original (1983), for RCA, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gal Costa, based on Jorge Amado Gabriela, Cravo & Canela novel. Gabriela should not be taken as TV Globo soup opera soundtrack released in 1975 by Som Livre, Gabriela belongs to the 1983 film, directed by Bruno Barreto and starred by Sonia Braga -- the "original" 1975 Gabriela -- and Marcelo Mastroianni. I did not see this film, but the soundtrack is really pleasant, featuring arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves with Tom and Gal Costa singing and performing together in a few tracks. Loronix Preview Center peak is the opening track, an instrumental tune by Jobim which alone worth the whole record. Tracks include:


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Geraldo Vandre - Canto Geral (1968)

Hello, good evening! I need energy this week, we are about to release a new website, which is the first Brazilian instrumental music encyclopedia, something already spoken here at Loronix. This is the final week; the website is schedule to go live next Monday and these days should be really busy down here.

Meanwhile, it is important to keep Loronix updated, but the announcement of our last 700 hundred albums donator needs to be postponed once again. It is an extremely important contribution that needs to be formally addressed with all the necessary bells and whistles.

There is also a very important event today that I Loronix will be missing, which is Antonio Carlos Jobim 14th years passing in 8th December 1994. This is a really important date and I will make a special post in the forthcoming days. Anyway, let's make this album, the second contribution by our so far mysterious friend. Let's rock!

This is Geraldo Vandre - Canto Geral (1968), for Odeon, featuring the participation of Trio Maraya delivering vocals, instrumental arrangements, vocal arrangements and their typical instruments playing, such like queixada-de-burro, ca-chi-chi and viola. According with Luiz Americo and his 100 Discos Fundamentais compilation, this is the most politically engaged Geraldo Vandre album, released in a time where Brazil was about to enter on the hardest period of the military dictatorship with the release of AI-5. You can check Luiz Americo review at this link. By the way, Canto Geral is listed at Luiz Americo website as one of the 100 essential Brazilian popular music albums. Tracks include:

01 - Terra Plana (Geraldo Vandré)
02 - Companheira (Geraldo Vandré)
03 - Maria Rita (Geraldo Vandré)
04 - De Serra de Terra e de Mar (Geraldo Vandré / Theo de Barros / Hermeto Pascoal)
05 - Cantiga Brava (Geraldo Vandré)
06 - Ventania (De Como Um Homem Perdeu Seu Cavalo e Continuou Andando) (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
07 - O Plantador (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
08 - João e Maria (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)
09 - Arueira (Geraldo Vandré)
10 - Guerrilheira (Geraldo Vandré / Hilton Accioli)