Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ze Maria - Ze Maria e Seu Piano de Prata (1958)

Hello, good evening! I'm a parrot that believes in logic, although I have some mannerisms. Perhaps this is the reason why I like technology, which is a field where things work as they should always be. But this time something does not seems logical. I'm having a very strange problem with my upload speed. And this problem is specific, it happens only between my computer and Loronix server. When I make uploads to any other server, it works. I need someone to perform some tests with me, which is only to perform some uploads and report back the transfer speed. I took a day to upload this album at the glorious speed of 3Kbps. I'm glad it is now over and I can update Loronix. Let's see.

This is Ze Maria - Ze Maria e Seu Piano de Prata (1958), for Continental, featuring the legendary organ player that introduced Jorge Ben on recordings, among some other relevant accomplishments, such like recording a very old album leading a conjunto featuring well-known Brazilian musicians, such like Dom Um Romao, Neco and Luiz Marino. I believe this album brings this personnel listing, but I found it on a very bad condition with the back cover missing. Anyway, featuring or not Dom Um Romao and Neco, Ze Maria delivers an above the average album in the style and in the time it was recorded with lots of percussion and addictive cuts, such like the sample track. This album is really a treat and the information available is almost inexistent. Tracks include:

Personnel (to be confirmed)

Ze Maria
Dom Um Romao
Luiz Marinho

Track List

01 - Abc do Mope (Waldomiro Brito)
02 - An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair) (H. Adamson / L. MacCarey / T. Chandler / H. Warren)
03 - Mambo Azul (Castillo)
04 - Concerto de Outono (C. Bargoni / Danpa)
05 - Velho Flamboyant (João de Barro / Alcyr Pires Vermelho)
06 - Vai Com Jeito (João de Barro)
07 - Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
08 - Concerto Nº 1 (Ranhmaninoff)
09 - Chiquita Bacana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
10 - Sweet And Lovely (G. Arnheim / H. Tobias / J. Lemare)
11 - ''Seleções de Operetas'' : Gigolete (Frasquita) (Franz Lehar) / Viúva Alegre (Franz Lehar) / Rose Marie (J. Friml) / Viúva Alegre (Franz Lehar)