Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil (1976)

Hello, good evening! It is really hard to believe this album is now out of print. It is considered by many important people as one of the best popular music albums ever recorded in Brazil. If you take a look around Rate your Music, Amazon or any other customer reviews website you will understand what I'm saying. I'm sure most of Loronix's friends already have this album, but I think Africa Brasil also belongs to Loronix, and I hope you have a great time with this acclaimed record. Let's see.

This is Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil (1976), for Philips, featuring well-known Jorge Ben tunes, including Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) -- the opening track and my selection to Loronix Preview Center -- Taj Mahal, Xica da Silva, Camisa 10 da Gavea and others. Personnel listing features a constellation of Brazilian musicians, including Djalma Correa, Wilson das Neves, Ze Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Ze Bigorna. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben
(guitar, voice)
Ze Roberto Bertrami
Luna, Nenem, Gustavo, Joaozinho, Canegal, Doutor, Djalma Correa, Hermes, Ariovaldo, Wilson das Neves
Darcy, Zezinho, Marcio Montarroyos
Ze Bigorna, Oberdan
Regina, Evinha, Claudinha, Marisa, Waldyr

Track List

01 - Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma) (Jorge Ben)
02 - Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu (Jorge Ben)
03 - O Filósofo (Jorge Ben)
04 - Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro (Jorge Ben)
05 - O Plebeu (Jorge Ben)
06 - Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben)
07 - Xica da Silva (Jorge Ben)
08 - A História de Jorge (Jorge Ben)
09 - Camisa 10 da Gávea (Jorge Ben)
10 - Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado (Jorge Ben)
11 - África Brasil (Zumbi) (Jorge Ben)


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Edu Lobo - Limite das Aguas (1976)

Hello, good evening! Brazil has a lot of music and albums to discover and sometimes you get surprised with a new discovery. I need to admit that I never had the chance to listen carefully a single album released by Edu Lobo in the 70's, in spite of having some knowledge about his work in the 1960's with Tamba Trio and Nara Leao. I was missing great music, this album has an unique atmosphere and is hard to believe it has gone out of print. Let's see.

This is Edu Lobo - Limite das Aguas (1976), for Continental, featuring one of the most requested artists by Loronix community, backed by a constellation of Brazilian musicians. Edu Lobo delivers a blend of Jazz with Brazilian music from Nordeste, Northeast region. Arrangements are in charge of Mauricio Mendonca, also known as Mauricio Maestro from the vocal group Boca Livre. Joyce vocals can be heard in two tracks, as described at personnel listing section. Tracks include:


Edu Lobo
(arrangements, voice, violao)
Cristovao Bastos
(electric piano)
Mauricio Maestro, Edson Lobo
Toninho Horta
Claudio Guimaraes
Marcio Montarroyos
Edson Maciel
Jorginho, Macae
(alto sax)
(tenor sax)
(baritone sax)
Os 3 Morais
Gege, Claudio Carybe, Rubinho
Danilo Caymmi, Paulo Guimaraes, Mauro Senise, Nivaldo Ornellas, Dimitri
Lindolfo Gaya, Otavio Basso
Claudio Bertrami
Jacques Morelenbaum
Wanda Lobo, Malu, Cybele, Angela, Fernando Leporace

Track List

01 - Uma Vez Um Caso (Edu Lobo / Cacaso)
02 - Negro Negro (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
03 - Considerando (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
04 - Toada (Edu Lobo / Cacaso)
05 - Gingado Dobrado (Nordestino) (Edu Lobo / Cacaso)
06 - Limite das Águas (Edu Lobo)
07 - Cinco Crianças (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
08 - Segue o Coração (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
09 - Repente (Edu Lobo / Capinan)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes - Toquinho / Vinicius & Amigos (1974)

Hello, good evening! My pick for this Saturday was decided on a different manner. I'm in a rush here, and I did not took this album for a hearing the way I use to do. But you should agree it is not necessary. This album never had a CD reissue and it unknown to many friends. The little I heard was enough to understand this record is such like a friend's meeting, very relaxed session. The duo brings to studio renowned friends, such like Maria Bethania, Maria Creuza, Sergio Endrigo and Cyro Monteiro, which is his last record session participation before his passing in the same year. Let's see.

This is Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes - Toquinho / Vinicius & Amigos (1974), for RGE, featuring Vinicius de Moraes compositions performed with special guests. It is easy to identify each performer at this cover artwork, except Chico Buarque, the one in the right, besides Sergio Endrigo. Find the list of performers below and have a nice Sunday. Christmas is very close and if you do not reach Loronix until there, take my Happy Christmas message with you. Tracks include:

The Performers

Vinicius de Moraes

Maria Bethania
Cyro Monteiro
Maria Creuza
Sergio Endrigo
Chico Buarque

Track List

01 - Apelo (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes) Toquinho e Vinicius / Maria Bethânia
02 - Que Martírio (Haroldo Lobo / Milton de Oliveira) Cyro Monteiro / Toquinho & Vinicius
03 - Tomara (Vinicius de Moraes) Maria Creuza / Toquinho & Vinicius
04 - Poema Degli Occhi (Vinicius de Moraes) Sergio Endrigo / Toquinho
05 - Samba da Rosa (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes) Toquinho & Vinicius
06 - Você Errou (Cyro Monteiro) Cyro Monteiro / Toquinho & Vinicius
07 - E Se Esqueça de Mim (Toquinho) Toquinho
08 - La Casa (Bardotti / Vinicius de Moraes / Paulo Soledade) Sergio Endrigo / Toquinho & Vinicius
09 - Viramundo (Gilberto Gil / Capinan) Maria Bethânia / Toquinho
10 - Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Maria Creuza / Toquinho & Vinicius
11 - Desencontro (Chico Buarque) Chico Buarque / Toquinho