Saturday, February 07, 2009

Guilherme Vergueiro - Guilherme Vergueiro Ao Vivo (1982)

Hello, good evening! I was dedicated on this writing during the last 3 hours. I made different versions using some ideas and approaches and I could not reach the results I was looking for. Now my eyes hurt, and if you have diabetes, you cannot play with your eyes. However, I cannot wait another 24 hours. I decided to write it from scratch, it is a very important post. This fantastic musician is being introduced to Loronix's community for the first time tonight. And he is also, how can I say... a "true" Loronixer, a challenge winner that you already known using the gorgeous nickname of Pianista Sambista. Guilherme Vergueiro. Let's see.

This is Guilherme Vergueiro - Guilherme Vergueiro Ao Vivo (1982), for Estudio Eldorado, recorded live at "International Jazz Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark. It is hard to believe that I had the chance to hear this album for the first time only this week. This is really fantastic music played with passion by this quartet. I urge Loronix's community to take Ao Vivo for a hearing and also visit Guilherme Vergueiro official website at and the Pianista Sambista's blog at This album never had a CD reissue and I put a lot of energy on this transfer. Thanks Guilherme Vergueiro for the music, the respect you have to your public, the happiness and the energy. I'm making available Guilherme Vergueiro's own biography taken from his official website. Tracks include:

"I am a Brazilian who sees music as a work of art. I had all the classical training, but decided to get into the popular genre, because I have always been a deluded by Samba, Samba Canção (Brazilian ballad), Choro, Seresta and Bossa Nova. And I always been that way and behave this way since the beginning of my career in the late 60s.

Each song that I play, each performance, each recording has to be definitive. As an art we have in the living room wall throughout our lives. I like to interpret in my way and style, Brazilian music, translating the melodies, harmonies and Brazilian rhythms into the human feelings, the feelings of the Brazilian people, and for being like this I am very demanding with myself. I feel a huge responsibility every time I play the piano. Also I do not like to ever repeat myself. If I have to play the same song a myriad of times, each time has to be different, according to the day, time, era, the audience and especially my state of mind. Each day is a day, every hour is an hour. I have always to be open to what I'm feeling at the moment, open to new ideas that emerge in the middle of an interpretation, of an improvisation. I have no restrictions when I play the piano. I relate to it, we became one. My heart is the boss. Sends what I am feeling to my brain which in return sends the messages to my fingers. All of this in milliseconds. You should be very concentrated, otherwise the boat sinks. I just love the challenge, the emotion, the freedom that comes playing like that. Some pianists play with the fingers, I play with the heart.

I have infinite respect for the audience that is listening to me. My wish is to perpetuate in their hearts feelings, feelings that never will leave them. Sadness, joy, tension, density, lightness, rebellion, always truthful and sincere feelings, identifiable with the feelings and life of each. After all, every human being is equal, we all have our tragedies, struggles, loves, passions, adventures and misadventures, problems, joys, sorrows, happiness, certainty and uncertainty, insecurity and security and when we go to a concert, show, or listen to some music at home, in the car, we are actually looking for some form of relief and/or comfort to our souls, and sometimes I am the one who take responsibility for bring this relief and/or comfort to people. I feel a huge responsibility. I dive into the bottom of my soul to find the most pure and sincere sentiments so the public can leave a little of the harsh reality of life behind, and go to other dimensions, other spheres, more calm and benevolent, where love prevails, where the union really is the force, where there is peace, tranquility and serenity. I always hope for that all my appearances and/or recordings stay for ever in the heart and soul of the people. I am very careful with this, but I confess that I feel I'm still learning. That music is infinite and that learning ends only when God calls us for other missions.

But since I'm still here, (and hopefully stay for a long time), I still am always eager for the improvement of my mission here, which is to be a musician. A Brazilian musician. A Pianist. Be more patient, dedicated, conscientious and increasingly concentrated.

I pray to God to never forget me, (as He never forgot), that my inspiration and my love for others are increasingly in accordance with His teachings and that I can accomplish the task that was given to me always with more balance, wisdom, concentration, strength, responsibility, joy and much love, whether playing, composing, arranging, producing or making a documentary. (My new passion.)

In my life I already, experienced much love, joy, excitement, difficulties, betrayal, losses ... but I survived. I did much good, I made many friends, (Maybe I have some enemies, but either I do not know them or I do not know that is an enemy) but I also sinned. A whole lot of sins. I had many false friends. Many women left me. But the music and the piano never. Neither the real friends. Thank God!" (Guilherme Vergueiro)


Guilherme Vergueiro
(piano, arrangements)
Mads Vinding
Nicolai Gromin

Track List

01 - Choro Bop (Guilherme Vergueiro)
02 - Cabeca Dura (Guilherme Vergueiro)
03 - Saudades de Voce (Guilherme Vergueiro)
04 - Viva (Guilherme Vergueiro)


Friday, February 06, 2009

Music Video | Elizeth Cardoso & Luiz Bonfa - Manha de Carnaval

Hello! This is an extraordinary mid afternoon post that really worth checking out featuring Luiz Bonfa and Elizeth Cardoso performing Manha de Carnaval. Additionally, Luiz Bonfa makes a statement at the end explaining how Manha de Carnaval was created as the beginning of his partnership with Antonio Maria.

Hope uEnjoy!


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Juca Mestre and His Brasileiros - Panorama Musical do Brasil (1962)

This is Juca Mestre and His Brasileiros - Panorama Musical do Brasil (1962), for Audio Fidelity (USA), yet another album recorded in Brazil, featuring Brazilian musicians and produced for the US audience. This cover is so great that alone makes this album an essential to Loronix collection, regardless the music inside, which is not the case. Panorama Musical do Brasil is above the average and features a sort of "big band" playing hits of the time with very nice arrangements by Maestro Juca Mestre.

I'm also making available an equivalent picture of Enseada de Botafogo taken last year. It is nice to see how Rio de Janeiro has changed across four decades. I was not born in 1962, but I really miss this time. And since everybody is now hearing Joao Gilberto or visiting Toque Musical, I would like to make a challenge. The first comment sent with the identification of Juca Mestre wins a Rapidshare one-month Premium Account. Tracks include:

01 - O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
02 - Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
03 - Poema do Adeus (Luis Antônio)
04 - Covarde (Getúlio Macedo / Lourival Faissal)
05 - Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Vasques "Baiaco" / Aurélio Gomes)
06 - Mundo de Zinco (Antônio Nássara / Wilson Batista) Eu Chorarei Amanhã (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos) Lata D'água (Luis Antônio / Jota Júnior)
07 - Não Me Diga Adeus (Paquito / Luis Soberano / João Correia da Silva)
08 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
09 - Implorar (Kid Pepe / Germano Augusto / Gaspar)
10 - O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
11 - Recordar (Aldacir Louro / A. Marins / A. J. Macedo)
12 - Madeira de Lei (Luis Bandeira / Renato Araújo) É Com Esse Que Eu Vou (Pedro Caetano)


Monday, February 02, 2009

Roberto Ribeiro - Arrasta Povo (1976)

Hello, good evening! It is nice to introduce a new artist to Loronix community, and it is also nice to make a Samba album again. Needless to say again that I am not the right person to review a Samba LP, but I believe we are in front of one of those classic albums in the style. Roberto Ribeiro has a great voice and it is a really good Samba interpreter. He delivers that kind of melodic Samba in minor key and this album features some of his well known tunes released in the 1970's. Let's see.

This is Roberto Ribeiro - Arrasta Povo (1976), for Odeon. Now I remember that Loronix has already an album recorded by Roberto Ribeiro, which is his first LP, the impossible to find Sangue, Suor e Raca (1972) with Elza Soares, highly recommended -- just click at the album cover in your left -- and featuring arrangements by Maestro Dom Salvador. By the way, Elza Soares "revealed" Roberto Ribeiro with this album and some singles released with him in the period. I think you will have a very solid listening with Roberto Ribeiro. Tracks include:


(violao 7 cordas)
Joao de Aquino
Jonas, Carlinhos
Gordinho, Cabelinho
Luna, Eliseu, Marcal
Geraldo Bongo,Caboclinho
(atabaque, tumbadora)
Jorginho, Risadinha
Pedro Sorongo
Wilson das Neves, Paschoal Meirelles
Abel Ferreira
Altamiro Carrilho
Waldir, Ronaldo, Roberto da Fe, Ilton, Jose Amaro, Jose Carlos, Genival, Dinorah, Zelia, Euridice, Maria Teresa

Track List

01 - Tempo Ê (Zé Luis / Nelson Rufino)
02 - Acreditar (Dona Ivone Lara / Delcio Carvalho)
03 - O Quitandeiro (Paulo da Portela / Monarco)
04 - Samba do Irajá (Nei Lopes)
05 - Podes Rir (Comprido / Daniel de Santana)
06 - Império Bamba (Roberto Ribeiro / Joel Menezes)
07 - Glórias e Graças da Bahia (Silas de Oliveira / Joacyr Santana)
08 - Lua Aberta (João de Aquino / Paulo Frederico)
09 - Rose (Ederaldo Gentil / Nelson Rufino)
10 - Samba do Sofá (Geraldo Babão / Dicró)
11 - Meu Pranto Continua (Jorge Lucas / Walter de Oliveira)
12 - Moda-ruê (Wilson Moreira)