Saturday, January 10, 2009

Eduardo Gudin - Coracao Marginal (1978)

Hello, good evening! Maysa Matarazzo TV Globo's special continues dropping new friends at Loronix. Since the show started, we are receiving an average of additional 1,000 new visitors daily. It is a very interesting phenomenon. People watch TV and use the Internet to get additional information about Maysa. I think most of these new friends will visit Loronix regularly after the end of the show; they have something in common with us, the music from Brazil.

I have been receiving requests of new albums by Maysa, unfortunately, the ones I have are commercially available and I cannot make them. Anyway, Maysa is available at Loronix archives and you can use Find It! or the new widget -- in your right at Loronix side bar -- to reach them.

Good. The music today comes from the 1970's decade, courtesy of a very important Brazilian artist that never had an album available at Loronix. Let's see.

This is Eduardo Gudin - Coracao Marginal (1978), for Continental, featuring the Brazilian singer and composer Eduardo Gudin performing his own compositions. Eduardo Gudin is active since 1968, at 16, invited by Elis Regina to perform at her O Fino da Bossa TV show. Since them, Eduardo Gudin compositions were recorded by renowned Brazilian artists such as Dick Farney, Paulinho da Viola, Elizeth Cardoso, Beth Carvalho, Clara Nunes and many others. Coracao Marginal brings Eduardo Gudin backed by that constellation of Brazilian musicians as every good album recorded in Brazil at the 1970's. Maestro Jose Briamonte is in charge of arrangements and the session features legends like Milton Banana, Neco, Wilson das Neves, Dino 7 Cordas, Nelsinho and others. Personnel listing is available below. Tracks include:


Eduardo Gudin
(violao, arrangements)
José Briamonte
(piano, arrangements)
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Renato Loyola, Aldo, Bebeto
Wilson das Neves, Milton Banana, Mario Negrao
Gordinho, Luna, Eliseu, Marcal, Doutor, Jorginho, Genaro, Jorge Garcia, Geraldo Bongo
Hector Costita
Rafael Galhardo
Sebastião Gilberto, Geraldo Aurieni, Dorival Aurieni
Carlinhos, Dudu, Ralph, Cidinha, Rita, Heleninha
Carlos Alberto, Izidoro Longano, Grace Bush, Demetrio Lima
Daniel Havens, Charles Cornish
Walter Bianchi

Opss! I forgot to say that Eduardo Gudin has also very special guests, they are MPB-4, Marilia Medalha and Adauto Santos. The details are available at track list. Good night!

Track List

01 - Velho Ateu (Eduardo Gudin / Roberto Riberti)
02 - Mente (Eduardo Gudin / Paulo Vanzolini) with MPB-4
03 - Coração Marginal (Eduardo Gudin / Hermínio Bello de Carvalho)
04 - Falta de Cortesia (Eduardo Gudin)
05 - Nem Réu Nem Juiz (Eduardo Gudin / A. C. Carvalho) with Adauto Santos
06 - Navegador (Eduardo Gudin / Paulo Frederico)
07 - Longe de Casa (Samba do Delmiro) (Eduardo Gudin / Paulo Vanzolini)
08 - Águas Passadas (Eduardo Gudin / Roberto Riberti) with MPB-4
09 - Notícia Popular (Eduardo Gudin / Roberto Riberti)
10 - Como Tantos (Eduardo Gudin / Roberto Riberti) with Marília Medalha
11 - Maria Fernanda de Sá (Eduardo Gudin / Paulo César Pinheiro)
12 - Alma (Eduardo Gudin)


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Doris Monteiro - Agora (1976)

Hello, good evening! In the very first beginning of Loronix, Doris Monteiro was a real fever among friends discovering her music for the first time and also friends having the chance of hear her records again. Sombras says Doris Monteiro first record is a 78RPM released by Todamerica in 1951 and she remains in plenty activity, releasing albums and performing live. It is a great pleasure to bring Doris Monteiro back to Loronix first page. Let's see.

This is Doris Monteiro - Agora (1976), for Odeon, featuring arrangements and conduction by the mighty Maestro Geraldo Vespar, another Brazilian music legend that I had the chance to meet with the help of Loronix. Doris and Maestro Geraldo Vespar are backed by a constellation of Brazilian musicians, including Sivuca, Copinha, Juarez, and many other well-known names that you can check at personnel listing below. This album is of a strange beauty and you cannot skip it. Tracks include:


Track List

01 - Maita (Giovana)
02 - Flauta de Lata (Sueli Costa / Cacaso)
03 - Partida (João de Aquino / Paulo César Pinheiro)
04 - Dia de Feira (João de Aquino / Jésus Rocha)
05 - Lugar Comum (Gilberto Gil / João Donato)
06 - Eu Hein Rosa (João Nogueira / Paulo César Pinheiro)
07 - Choro de Nada (Eduardo Souto Neto / Geraldo Carneiro)
08 - Pra Não Padecer (Carlos Dafé / Vandenberg)
09 - Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 - A Banca do Distinto (Billy Blanco)
11 - Tema de Doris (Ricardo)


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Zimbo Trio - Zimbo (1976)

Hello, good evening! Loronix received many new visitors today. Everything started at 10p.m. when we had on a single hour more than 300 visits, above the 120 average of a Monday evening. I had a lot of work to identify the reason, what was driving new people to Loronix late at night. The answer came from the analysis of the referral logs; everybody was using Google, mainly Google Image Search to find pictures of Maysa Matarazzo. TV Globo started today a novel based at Maysa career, directed by Maysa son's Jayme Monjardim. Immediately, I started digging my collection after an album recorded by Maysa, but I could not make it today. In the other hand, I found this one sleeping on a very hard to reach part of my wardrobe and it was very nice to hear it after three years, since it was made available in the middle of 2006. Let's see.

This is Zimbo Trio - Zimbo (1976), for RGE, featuring the special guests Hector Costita and Heraldo do Monte. Even if you already have the first Loronix issue you should take this one in consideration. The cover has now a hi-res scan, including the back cover and the music has a new transfer, including the alternative FLAC files. My favorite track is the opening 01 - Fe Cega, Faca Amolada (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos), but as a 19Mb track, I could not make it available at Loronix Preview Center. 04 - Vai de Aracaju (Rubens Barssotti) is available there and it is also a really nice choice. Tracks include:


Amilton Godoy

Luiz Chaves


Hector Costita
(flute, sax)

Heraldo do Monte
(violao, guitar)

Track List

01 - Fé Cega Faca Amolada (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
02 - Tudo Bem (Amilton Godoy)
03 - Brincando (Luis Chaves)
04 - Vai de Aracajú (Rubens Barsotti)
05 - Viola Violar (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
06 - Poliedro (Tito)
07 - Laurecy Até Já (Rubens Barsotti / Amilton Godoy)


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sergio Ricardo e Glauber Rocha - Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964)

Hi again! Two posts in a single day and both have connections. Although we have music, this is all about a movement among Brazilian filmmakers in the 1950's and 1960's known as Cinema Novo. This is the original soundtrack of probably the most famous film from Cinema Novo, featuring Sergio Ricardo and the acclaimed filmmaker Glauber Rocha. There is a very interesting statement about Cinema Novo, "Uma camera na mao e uma ideia na cabeca" ("a camera in the hand and an idea in the had"), which is an adequate description of the movement, which main topics included Brazilian poverty using the Northeast region as setting for the productions. Let's see.

This is Sergio Ricardo e Glauber Rocha - Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964), for Forma, with music by Sergio Ricardo and Glauber Rocha, production by Roberto Quartin and speeches by the actors Othon Bastos and Geraldo Del Rey. Glauber Rocha also wrote the back cover liner notes and he mentions the legendary Grande Otelo singing a Ze Ketti's Samba Magoa de Sambista at Nelson Pereira dos Santos film "Rio Zona Norte" from 1957. I found it on the excellent Bossa Brasileira, also available below. Don't miss this video and have a nice Sunday and a very good first 2009 week. Tracks include:

01 - Abertura (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
02 - Manuel e Rosa (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
03 - Sebastião (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
04 - Discurso de Sebastião (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
05 - A Mãe (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
06 - Antônio das Mortes (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
07 - Corisco (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
08 - Lampião (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
09 - São Jorge (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
10 - Monólogo
11 - A Procura (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
12 - Reza de Corisco (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
13 - Perseguição (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
14 - Sertão Vai Virar Mar (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)


Vinicius de Moraes - Vinicius de Moraes (1959)

Hello, Happy New Year! I want to open this year with something different and also unique. It is not music, but poetry, written and spoken by one of the greatest Brazilian artists from the last century, Vinicius de Moraes. According with Sombras, this little EP was released in 1959; I could not find this information inspecting the cover, as well the record label. Anyway, this is one of the first albums recorded by Vinicius de Moraes as main performer. Let's see.

This is Vinicius de Moraes - Vinicius de Moraes (1959), for Festa, featuring poetry written and spoken by Vinicius de Moraes. As a second warning, this is not music, but poetry in Portuguese language. I'm not versed on poetry, but these five tracks and Vinicius de Moraes interpretation of his work are delicious to hear. Tracks include, sorry, poems are:

01 - O Mergulhador (Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Soneto Nr. 2 - De Meditacao (Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Os Acrobatas (Vinicius de Moraes)
04 - A Hora Intima (Vinicius de Moraes)
05 - Receita de Mulher (Vinicius de Moraes)