Neste blog muita informação sobre a história da Bossa Nova.
Acesso direto às publicaçòes no Rádio Forma & Elenco sobre:

Wilson Simonal, - Maysa, - António Carlos Jobim, - Tuca

Zecalouro, - Elis Regina , - Dick Farney , - Zito Righi

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2014

Pedrinho Mattar - Um Show de Mattar (1971)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 27 de maio 2007.
Comentários originais incluídos.

This album was on my wanting list for another purpose, to address a request of Juliana, a personal friend that is absolutely crazy for Pedrinho Mattar in all phases. I finally got it this week and decided to hear before giving it to her. That's the story behind this post, Juliana agreed to show it to Loronixers and said to mention her name. Thanks Juliana!

This is Pedrinho Mattar - Um Show de Mattar (1971), for Copacabana, featuring Mauricio Einhorn (harmonica), Tita (vocal on track 03), Coral de Joab, Pedrinho Mattar (piano) and Moacyr Silva as producer and coordinator. Um Show de Mattar is a transitional album between the Samba Jazz works from the 60's and the piano virtuoso years, it is easy to identify both phases throughout the tracks. Mauricio Einhorn delivers a solid harmonica playing, especially on track 02 - Conversa de Botequim.

Tracks include:

01 - Darling Lili (J. Mercer / Henry Mancini)
02 - Conversa de Botequim (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
03 - Nirvana (Tita) with TITA
04 - Tu Mi Delirio (C. Portillo de La Luz)
05 - Sex-appeal (Fred Falcão / Arnoldo Medeiros)
06 - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life (Michel Legrand / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
07 - Tenebroso (Ernesto Nazareth)
08 - Anônimo Veneziano (S. Cipriani)
09 - Depois do Carnaval (Marilena Amaral / Sebastião Tapajós)
10 - Theme From Love Story (F. Lai / C. Sigman)
11 - Lúcia Esparadrapo (Antônio Carlos Marques / Jocafi / I. Tavares)
12 - Vim (Eduardo Souto Neto / Sergio Bittencourt)

2 Reply to "Pedrinho Mattar - Um Show de Mattar (1971)"

Andrea on Saturday, 26 May, 2007WOW! Este disco deve ser maravilhoso!
O Pedrinho novinho interpretando dois de meus compositores favortitos, Mercer e Legrand. Boa pedida para o findi.
Obrigada a Juliana por ter pedido e a vc Zeca, por mais esse presentão.
Beijos pros dois.

Anonymous on Thursday, 25 June, 2009
A faixa Theme from Love Story tem um pulado feio nos últimos segundos.

É possível corrigir?



segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2014

Barney Kessel Plus Big Band - Bossa Nova (1961)


Isto é Barney Kessel Plus Big Band - Bossa Nova (1961) da gravadora Reprise Records, R9-6049.

     Ruy Castro conta no seu livro Chega de Saudades que o ‘Menescal passava horas escutando o disco Julie is Here Name. Não por causa da voz de cama da cantora Julie London e do seu luxuriante decote na capa, mas pelo acompanhamento do violão de Barney Kessel.’

"It has been my desire to create a new sound which people will want to hear over and over, a sound which they will be able to understand immediately and to which they will be unable to resist dancing – with or without partner" writes renowned Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel (1921–2004) himself in the liner notes of his album Bossa Nova, released in 1961 on Reprise Records.


01 Love for Sale
02 A Strings of Pearls
03 They Can't Take That Away From Me
04 Summertime
05 You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
06 Muskrat Ramble
07 Heartaches
08 It Ain't Necessarily So
09 Ja-Da
10 Sweet Georgia Brown
11 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
12 Bye Bye Blues

quarta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2014

Stan Kenton - Artistry in Bossa Nova (1963)

Saudades de Carlos Braga

Stan Kenton

A banda de Stan Kenton foi uma das minhas primeiras paixões. Depois de ouvi-la pela primeira vez, aos 14 anos de idade, todas as demais orquestras passaram para um plano secundário na minha preferência. Aquela sonoridade incrível, moderna, as dissonâncias, as tensões, os arranjos completamente diferentes dos padrões vigentes, mudaram a minha vida. (Aliás, não só a minha, mas de gente muito importante, como JOÃO DONATO, pra citar apenas um dos maiores "kentomaníacos").



Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist who led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. Stan Kenton was born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised first in Colorado and then in California. He learned piano as a child, and while still a teenager toured with various bands. In June 1941 he formed his own band, which developed into one of the best-known West Coast ensembles of the Forties. Kenton played in the 1930's in the dance bands of Vido Musso and Gus Arnheim, but his natural inclination was as a band leader. As a competent pianist, influenced by Earl Hines, Kenton was much more important in the early days as an arranger and inspiration for his loyal sidemen. Its soloists during the war years included Art Pepper, briefly Stan Getz, altoist Boots Mussulli, and singer Anita O'Day. By 1945 the band had evolved quite a bit.
Pete Rugolo became the chief arranger (extending Kenton's ideas), Bob Cooper and Vido Musso offered very different tenor styles, and June Christy was Kenton's new singer; her hits (including "Tampico" and "Across the Alley From the Alamo") made it possible for Kenton to finance his more ambitious projects. A popular recording of "Laura" was made, the theme song from the film Laura (starring actress Gene Tierney), and featured the voices of the band. Calling his music "progressive jazz," Kenton sought to lead a concert orchestra as opposed to a dance band at a time when most big bands were starting to break up. In 1949 Kenton took a year off. In 1950 he put together his most advanced band, the 39-piece Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra that included 16 strings, a woodwind section, and two French horns. Its music ranged from the unique and very dense modern classical charts of Bob Graettinger to works that somehow swung despite the weight. Such major players as Maynard Ferguson (whose high-note acrobatics set new standards), Shorty Rogers, Milt Bernhart, John Graas, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Laurindo Almeida, Shelly Manne, and June Christy were part of this remarkable project, but from a commercial standpoint, it was really impossible. Kenton managed two tours during 1950-1951 but soon reverted to his usual 19-piece lineup. 

Then quite unexpectedly, Kenton went through a swinging period. The charts of such arrangers as Shorty Rogers, Gerry Mulligan, Lennie Niehaus, Marty Paich, Johnny Richards, and particularly Bill Holman and Bill Russo began to dominate the repertoire. Such talented players (in addition to the ones already named) as Lee Konitz, Conte Candoli, Sal Salvador, Stan Levey, Frank Rosolino, Richie Kamuca, Zoot Sims, Sam Noto, Bill Perkins, Charlie Mariano, Mel Lewis, Pete Candoli, Lucky Thompson, Carl Fontana, Pepper Adams, and Jack Sheldon made strong contributions. The music was never predictable and could get quite bombastic, but it managed to swing while still keeping the Kenton sound.

Kenton's last successful experiment was his mellophonium band of 1960-1963. Despite the difficulties in keeping the four mellophoniums (Gene Roland, Joe Burnett, Bill Horan and Tom Wirtel et al. which formed their own separate section) in tune, this particular Kenton orchestra had its exciting moments. 
Kenton was a salient figure on the American musical scene and made an indelible mark on the arranged type of big band jazz. Kenton's music evolved with the times throughout the 1960s and 70s. He promoted jazz and jazz improvisation through his service as an educator. The "Kenton Style" continues to permeate big bands at the high school and collegiate level, and the framework he designed for the "jazz clinic" is still widely in use today. His music has experienced a resurgence in interest, with later critical "rediscovery" of his music and many reissues of his recordings. Kenton continued leading and touring with his big band up to his final performance in August, 1979, a week before he suffered a stroke while on tour in Reading, PA. Kenton did not recover and passed away on August 25, 1979.
(Source: Wikipedia, edited by CB)

This LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra (during the period when it had a mellophonium section) performing some of its familiar standards and a few newer songs with a light Brazilian rhythm provided by percussionists Frank Guerrero and Milt Holland (Larry Bunker fills in for Holland on three songs). Although one might consider this project to be an example of Kenton jumping on the bandwagon (since the bossa nova fad was at its peak at the time), the music is quite enjoyable. Kenton on piano is the main soloist throughout, with Conte Candoli having a couple solos on trumpet and high-note trumpeter Bud Brisbois getting a few spots. Kenton's "Brasilia" is a charming piece deserving to be revived. Otherwise, it is interesting to hear such songs as "Interlude," "Concerto to End All Concertos," "Eager Beaver," and even "Artistry in Rhythm" in this setting.
(By Scott Yanow)

 MINHA OPINIÃO - este álbum foi gravado na leva da "bossa-nova-craze" nos USA, quando TODO MUNDO gravou um álbum com a novidade. Como sempre, diferente em tudo, Kenton não se abasteceu dos standards da bossa, preferindo gravar suas próprias, personalíssimas e instigantes composições. Uma delas, a belíssima OPUS IN CHARTREUSE, segundo as más línguas, inspirou a futura composição de Roberto Menescal e Chico Buarque, "Bye, bye Brasil". (Pessoalmente, acho essa afirmativa uma
maldade, apesar da grande semelhança das frases iniciais). As formações orquestrais de Kenton eram uma verdadeira academia, por onde passaram os maiores músicos e arranjadores do "west-coast-jazz". Os arranjos como sempre, brilhantes; o único senão é o canhestro ritmo de bossa-nova, que os americanos levaram anos para assimilar e que transformava tudo em rumba...Apesar disso: BELEZA PURA!

(*)Essa coisa de coicidências musicais, por culpa do insconsciente , é comum. Certa vez eu "compus" uma música linda. Corri prá mostrar pro Raymundo Bittencourt que ouviu atenciosamente e, no final, mandou: "Ficou bonito esse arranjo de SERENADE IN BLUE." Acontece...

Carlos Braga

Stan Kenton: Artistry in Bossa Nova
Release Date: Apr 17, 1963
Label: Creative World


01 Artistry in Rhythm
02 Opus in Chartreuse
03 Interlude
04 Kentonova
05 Eager Beaver
06 Concerto
07 Brasilia
08 Painted Rhythm
09 Opus in Pastels
10 Jump for Joe
11 Loco-Nova
12 Artistry in Bossa Nova

domingo, 5 de outubro de 2014

V.A. – Folclore e Bossa Nova do Brasil (1966)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 12 de outubro 2007.
Comentários originais incluídos

Isto é: V.A. – Folclore e Bossa Nova do Brasil (1966) da gravadora Saba, 15 102 ST.

O documentário "Folklore e Bossa Nova Do Brasil" foi elaborado no Rio de Janeiro com o apoio da Varig para a Berlin Jazz Festival e para uma turnê européia de concertos de artistas Brasileiras. 

Logo depois que a cantora Sylvia Telles retornou para o Brasil deste turnê ela sofreu um acidente fatal de transito no Rio de Janeiro. 
Estas gravações são as ultimas gravações dela.

A1 - Macumba (trad.)
          Agogô – Chico Batera

          Percussion [Atabaque] – Jorge Arena, Rubens Bassini
A2 - Uma Volte (Codo)
          Guitar – Rosinha de Valenca*
A3 - Tema Pro Luis (Murillo Pessoa)
          Bass – Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Guitar – Rosinha de Valenca*
          Pandeiro – Ruben Bassini

          Percussion [Atabaque] – Jorge Arena
          Reco-reco – J. T. Meirelles*
          Tambourine – Chico Batera
A4 - O Oralho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa)
          Agogô – Salvador da Silva Filho
          Apito –Jorge Arena
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums –Chico Batera
          Pandeiro – Rubens Bassini
          Percussion [Atabaque] – Jorge Arena
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
          Reco-reco –Sergio Batera
          Saxophone [Tenorsax] –Meirelles
A5 – Barquinho (Roberto Menescal)
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums – Chico Batera
          Flute – Meirelles
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
A6 - Meu Fraco é Cafe Forte (Salvador da Silva Filho)
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums – Chico Batera
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho

B1 – Dicussão (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoza)
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums – Chico Batera
          Pandeiro – Rubens Bassini
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
          Tambourine – Rosinha de Valenca*
          Vocals – Sylvia Telles
B2 - Upa Nequinho (Edu Lobo, Guarnieri)
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums – Chico Batera
          Flute – Meirelles
          Guitar – Edu Lobo
          Percussion [Atabaque] – Jorge Arena, Rubens Bassini
          Percussion [Paus] – Rubens Bassini
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
          Vocals – Edu Lobo
B3 – Dindi (Aloysio De Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Jobim)
          Guitar – Rosinha de Valenca*
          Vocals –Sylvia Telles
B4 - Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo, Torquato Neto)
          Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
          Drums – Chico Batera
          Flute – Meirelles
          Guitar – Edu Lobo
          Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
          Vocals – Edu Lobo
B5 - Finale
         Agogô – Salvador da Silva Filho
         Bass – 
Sergio (Sérgio Barroso)
         Berimbau – Jorge Arena
         Cavaquinho – Rosinha de Valenca*
         Cuica –Chico Batera
         Drums – Chico Batera
         Flute –Meirelles
         Guitar – Rosinha de Valenca*

         Pandeiro – Rubens Bassini
         Percussion [Tom-tom] – Jorge Arena
         Piano – Salvador da Silva Filho
         Tambourine – Meirelles,Sergio Batera
         Vocals – Edu Lobo, Sylvia Telles
                B5 a - Berimbau (Baden Powell)
                B5 b - Cuica (Chico Batera)   
                B5 c - Cavaquinho (Rosinha de Valenca*)        
                B5 d - Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo, Nithinho*)

Texto original do Loronix

I can file and track down every request and recommendation made by Loronixers, but seems to be imposible so far to associate the requests with requesters, specially one so hard to track down such as this nice LP with the participation of several Brazilian starts recorded for the label MPS/Basf in 1966, Germany.
The whole story is so far unknow, but this studio record has together on the set Chico Batera, Dom Salvador, Edu Lobo, J.T. Meirelles, Jorge Arena, Rosinha de Valenca, Rubens Bassini and Sylvia Telles. Some websites reports a not credited participation of Baden Powell, which is something to be checked. Who has the whole story about this? If any friend has additional info, please write us on comments. Tracks will be given with detailed participation on each track.
01 – Macumba (Tradicional) – Performed by: Rubens Bassini / Jorge Arena
02 – Uma Noite (Codó) – Performed by: Rosinha de Valença
03 – Tema Pro Luis (Murillo Pessoa) – Performed by: Rosinha de Valença
04 – O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa) – Performed by: Meirelles
05 – Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) – Performed by: Meirelles
06 – Meu Fraco É Café Forte (Dom Salvador) – Performed by: Dom Salvador
07 – Discussão (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) – Performed by: Silvinha Telles
08 – Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) – Performed by: Edu Lobo
09 – Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira) – Performed by: Silvinha Telles
10 – Pra Dizer Adeus (Edu Lobo / Torquato Neto) – Performed by: Edu Lobo
11 – Berimbau (Baden Powell) – Performed by: Jorge Arena / Chico Batera / Rosinha de Valença / Edu Lobo / Silvinha Telles — Cuíca (Chico Batera) – Performed by: Rosinha de Valença / Silvinha Telles / Edu Lobo / Chico Batera / Jorge Arena — Cavaquinho (Rosinha de Valença) – Performed by: Chico Batera / Jorge Arena / Edu Lobo / Silvinha Telles / Rosinha de Valença — Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo) – Performed by: Rosinha de Valença / Silvinha Telles / Edu Lobo / Jorge Arena / Chico Batera
• Track 1: Rubens Bassini e Jorge Arena (Atabaque) e Chico Batera (Agogô)
• Track 2: Rosinha de Valença (Violão)
• Track 3: Rosinha de Valença (Violão), Sergio (Baixo), Meirelles (Reco-reco), Chico (Tamborim), Jorge Arena (Atabaque) e Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro)
• Track 4: Meirelles (Sax tenor), Chico Batera (Bateria), Sergio (Baixo, Reco-reco), Dom Salvador (Piano, Agogô), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro) e Jorge Arena (Atabaque)
• Track 5: Meirelles (Flauta), Dom Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo) e Chico Batera (Bateria)
• Track 6: Dom Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo) e Chico Batera (Bateria)
• Track 7: Rosinha de Valença (Tamborim), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro), Chico Batera (Bateria), Sergio (Baixo) e Dom Salvador (Piano)
• Track 8: Edu Lobo (Violão), Salvador (Piano), Sergio (Baixo), Chico Batera (Bateria), Meirelles (Fluta), Rubens Bassini (Percussão, Atabaque), e Jorge Avena (Atabaque)
• Track 9: Rosinha de Valença (Violão)
• Track 10: Edu Lobo (Violão), Meirelles (Flauta), Dom Salvador (Piano), Chico Batera (Bateria) e Sergio (Baixo)
• Track 11: Rosinha de Valença (Violão, Cavaquinho), Jorge Arena (Berimbau, Tom-tom), Chico Batera (Cuíca, Bateria), Dom Salvador (Piano), Rubens Bassini (Pandeiro), Sergio (Baixo, Tamborim), Meirelles (Flauta, Tamborim)

3 Comentários originais:

Frank-Oliver on Friday, 13 October, 2006
This studio record was produced by Joachim-Ernst Berendt for MPS records in Germany. Berendt handpicked all artists himself in Rio de Janeiro for a tour in Germany and Switzerland. During the tour the album was recorded in Germany. There is also a 50 Minute live footage aired on German TV with the same lineup but different tunes. Baden Powell was not involved in this project. In the 90`s a CD was compiled by Universal Germany with this album and Baden Powell`s “Images on Guitar”

Hideste on Thursday, 19 October, 2006
Fantástico post !! Mais uma vez, parabéns Louro !!


Olaf on Wednesday, 01 November, 2006
addition to Frank-Oliver, about the cd containing the record above and ‘Images on guitar’ from Baden Powell’. Cd-info: Jazz Meets Brasil, Motor Music, 1997, Germany, 533133-2 (out of print as far as I know) The booklet has 7 (!) pages of English liner notes, written by Claus Schreiner of Tropical Music-records.!VYsXkQ6Q!MHG_mWaA_8vXMJ5UY9loYJIs9bhrEkSY5duvdr7pBGQ




quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2014

Varios Artistas – Instrumental Bossa Nova (1989)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 11 de julho 2007.
Comentários originais incluídos.

Here we go on another Caetano Rodrigues contribution, actually, highly recommended by Caetano and the kind of album that should be released more often. We do not have a band here, either a main performer, perhaps I'm wrong, but this is just top-notch Brazilian musicians assembled to record instrumental renditions of Bossa Nova tunes. Let's check why this album is Caetano's favorite pick.

This is Instrumental Bossa Nova (1989), for Visom. The fun of this album is to hear performances of classic Bossa Nova tunes by new generation musicians using new recording technologies. Personnel is available bellow, as well tracks.

Tracks include:


Marinho Boffa (piano)
Idrss Bodrioua (sax alto)
Paulo Belinatti (violao)
Paulo Braga (bateria)

with special guests

Paulo Russo (bass)
Nico Assumpção (bass)

Track List

01 - Imagem
02 - O Barquinho
03 - Garota de Ipanema
04 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce
05 - Tristeza de Nos Dois
06 - Samba de Verao
07 - Wave
08 - Inutil Paisagem
09 - Terço
10 - Manha de Carnaval
11 - Triste
12 - Amor em Paz

2 Comentários originais:

Joe on Thursday, 12 July, 2007Commander:
This looks like a winner! I can’t wait to download and listen. Anything with this lineup MUST be great. Thanks!
Pvt. 1st Class Carter

bossanovadreamer on Thursday, 12 July, 2007That is really fine. I can agree with Joe-
great album from Caetano.
Many thanks.
Best wishes


sexta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2014

O Melhor da Bossa (1965)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 20 de março 2007.
Comentários originais incluídos.

Compilations and several artists albums were not on my agenda, they were simply ignored by me for many years. With the help of Loronixers, I could understand the value of these records. The Bossa Nova compilations and VA albums are really fascinating, they provide on a single album a nice panorama of a time, or even a showcase of a given record label. This is the case of this one that Caetano Rodrigues kindly sent to us. Several well-known artists and some that I have been tracking down for months and now I have the chance to hear at least a single track. Thanks Caetano.

This is Varios Artistas - O Melhor da Bossa (1965), for RGE, featuring Maysa, Chico Buarque, Ana Lucia, Bossa Jazz Trio, Cesar Roldao Vieira, Claudia, Elza Laranjeira, Maria Creuza, Vinicius de Moraes, Agostinho dos Santos, Maria Bethania, Manfredo Fest Trio, Wanda and Paulinho Nogueira.Thanks a lot Caetano.

Tracks include:

01 - Nos e o Mar
02 - Retrato em Branco e Preto
03 - Derradeira Primavera
04 - Balanco Zona Sul
05 - Pranto
06 - Eu Sei que Vou Te Amar
07 - Minha Namorada
08 - Estrada do Sol
09 - De Manhã
10 - Reza
11 - Inutil Paisagem
12 - O Pato

Hope uEnjoy!
g picanco said...
Só assim pra ouvir 'Pranto' com o Cesar Roldão Vieira e a Claudia.
Cesar era um contumaz participante de Festivais.
Coisas muito boas.
Tuesday, 20 March, 2007

J Thyme...kind said...
Yes Zeca, this form is not to be ignored! The V.A. & the "Trilha Sonora Original Da Novela" are both rightful LP's, though they are many different artists, they are good LP's on their own.
Please don't miss my Italian Bossa Comps that I posted for you!
V.A. - Bossa Galore - Lounge At Cinevox [Cinevox] Italy
V.A. - Metti Una Bossa A Cena [2000 Schema] Italy
Both are super yummy!
Tuesday, 20 March, 2007

J Thyme...kind said...
Yes, this is an excellent "RGE" compilation. Very nice look at that label for 1965.
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007

Jazzt said...
O link nao esta funcionando (404 page not found)
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007

Anonymous said...
Olá como vai
Parece que tem problema no link
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007

freddydwight said...
the ol' web browser can't find this one, m8.
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007

Anonymous said...
ho 70 anni e sono appassionatissimo
di musica "DO BRAZIL " da quando avevo 16 anni sono amico di Alfredo Paixo grande bassista vorrei mettere a disposizione i miei dischi ma ho un vecchio PC che non mi permette di fare troppe cose ; non appena avrò la possibilità di avere un nuovo PC (sono pensionato ) metterò a disposizione i miei LP Grazie a voi
Wednesday, 21 March, 2007

zecalouro said...
Grazie per il messaggio.
Ritengo felice fornendo i buoni momenti come il vostro. Ringrazia inoltre per la vostra offerta per ripartire la vostra musica, ma che non si preoccupano per il quel, io sperano che otteniate un nuovo PC molto presto.
Nel frattempo, il soggiorno con noi e vi ripartisce le vostre idee, ha fatto con il vostro messaggio.
Grazie, zeca


quarta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2014

Varios Artistas – 2º Concerto de Jazz De Camera no Teatro Municipal (1960)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 25 de outubro 2007.
Comentários originais incluídos.

Here we go on an album that does not need to be introduced. However, before skipping my writing to scroll personnel listing, be sure that all credits for this post goes to Mauro R.V., the lucky owner of this vinyl that kindly sent it to our community this morning. Here we have an album that everybody was tracking down for years, including Caetano Rodrigues and several other serious collectors. Let’s see.

This is 2º Concerto de Jazz de Camera no Teatro Municipal (1960), for Prestige, featuring Dick Farney Trio, K-Ximbinho Tenteto, Brazilian Jazz Quartet and All-Stars. Dick Farney is a well-known musician to Loronixers, K-Ximbinho leads a tentet, a constellation of 10 Brazilian musicians, Brazilian Jazz Quartet is a group already released at Loronix, featuring Moacyr Peixoto, Case, Rubinho and Luiz Chaves from Zimbo Trio. I’m dizzy!

This concert was recorded live at Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro for an estimated audience of 2,500 privileged friends. The Jazz critic Paulo Santos was in charge of production and also presented the event. Thanks once again Mauro R.V., Loronixers will be pleased with this fantastic record.

Tracks include:



Dick Farney

Xu Viana

Rubinho Barsotti



Augusto Keller
(oboe with solo at 05)

Ary Paulo

(sax tenor)

(sax baritone)

Paulo Moura
(sax alto with solo at 06)

Luiz Mendes

Pedro Vidal Ramos

Paulinho “Baterista”
(drums at 05, 06)

Oswaldo Oliveira Castro
(drums at 04)

Ramon, Rubens Bassini, Jorginho
(rythm section)


Moacyr Peixoto

(sax alto)

Rubinho Barsotti

Luiz Chaves


(sax tenor)

Paulo Moura
(sax alto)

(sax baritone)

Wagner Naegele


Fats Elpidio

Paulinho “Baterista”

Waldyr Marinho

Track List

01 – Risque (Ary Barroso)
02 – Um Tema em Fuga (Dick Farney)
03 – We’ll Be Together Again (Fisher – Laine)

04 – Scarlet’s Gone (Vrs. Paulo Santos)
05 – Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington)
06 – Just Walking (K-Ximbinho)

07 – Not So Sleepy (Mat Mathews)
08 – Smoke Signal (Gigi Gryce)

09 – Tema sem Nome (Cipó)

2 Comentários originais:

bossanovadreamer said…
Fantastic! I hope Caetano is also be happy with this album if he did not have the chance to listen to it until now.I am very happy. Thanks to Mauro anR. and to grande Zeca.
Best wishes
Thursday, 25 October, 2007

paulo sergio said…
jazz de camera no Teatro Municipal: maravilhoso, um conjunto de bambas a nos fazer ouvir musica!

Saturday, 30 August, 2008

segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2014

Dick Farney & Booker Pittman – Jam Session das Folhas (1961)


Originalmente postado no Loronix em 01 de agosto 2006.
Comentários originais incluídos.

Perhaps today is the day zecalouro is posting to Loronixers his mega-rare releases. Jam Session das Folhas – Dick Farney e Booker Pittman (1961) is very rare vinyl collectors item.

This LP was recorded live in the end of 1960 at the auditorium of a Brazilian newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. As zecalouro told before, Dick Farney was an outstanding singer and an awesome pianist who contributed decisively to the renovation of Brazilian popular music, incorporating jazz harmonies and style.

Dick was at the piano on all tracks, accompanied by Heraldo do Monte (guitar), Luiz Chaves (bass), Paulinho (drums) among others. Booker plays sax and sings on some tracks

Interesting in the comments is: when Daniella Thompson asked about the song “Cheese” , “Emanuel wrote ‘The song “Cheese” Was Composed By Pittman in Tribute to Dudu (the Banjo and guitar Player) because he used to eat a lot of Cheese.
Dudu was considered one of the best traditional jazz musicians and Pittman´s closest musician/friend. Nowadays Dudu has a band with his sons, the Banda PAPADÚ”.

This is: Dick Farney & Booker Pittman – Jam Session das Folhas (1961) by RGE.


Dick Farney
Eduardo Vidossich

Heraldo do Monte

Luiz Chaves


Massão Ukon
Kurt van Elgg

Booker Pittman
Sax / Vocal


01 - The Man I Love
02 - Velhos Tempos
03 - I Want To Be Happy
04 - Gone With The Wind
05 - Am I Blue
06 - St. Louis Blues
07 - Sweet Georgia Brown
08 - Cheese
09 - Tiger Rag

5 Comentários originais:

Daniella Thompson on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
Are there liner notes? And if so, do they say anything about the cheese song?

zecalouro on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
Hello Daniella,

zecalouro is honored to see you down here.
This is a nice and very hard to find LP. Maria Luiza Kfoury – from the excellent – has a copy. I guess she could not find any info on linear notes, take a look at, there you will find info about the Chees song, which was composed by Booker and Daniel.
Who knows if on my weekly visit to the records stores in Rio de Janeiro I can gather some info with someone? I will let all friends here and you aware about it.
Enjoy your stay.

Márcio de Souza on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006
I´ve never had suspected of this Farney/Pittman collaboration.

Muitas mãos on Thursday, 03 August, 2006
Hey, Brother Loro.

What a great surprise!
O dick farney que eu conhecia era quase inofensivo.
Thanks to show me the real guy.


the jazzman on Saturday, 30 December, 2006
Tracks 1-4 are by Farney and are a delight to hear. Thereafter Pittman and a group of Dixieland wanabees take over and I must say I was not impressed. They take a comic attitude to almost everything and I did not think it worked very well. Pittman must think he is emulating the great Sidney Bechet on soprano but does not come close.

Great for tracks 1-4 and a downer for the rest.

yvesfrancois on Wednesday, 18 July, 2007
I have the album,I love the Booker Pittman tracks (one of my favorite sopranos along Bechet, Emmett Matthews and the still active 94 years old Franz Jackson) it has an unusual guitarist and a fine trumpeter (and love Booker’s vocals as well). I find it funny that my view on this LP is the exact opposite of “jazzman” posted. I bought the LP for Pittman and was very happy about Pittman’s combo, but found the “coctail” jazz of Farney’s combo mundane for my taste (though very professional), viva la difference, I guess Yves Francois

emanuel, 17 August, 2011 
Hi Daniella, The song “Cheese” Was Composed By Pittman in Tribute to Dudu (the Banjo and guitar Player) because he used to eat a lot of Cheese.
Dudu was considered one of the best traditional jazz musicians and Pittman´s closest musician/friend.
Nowadays Dudu has a band with his sons, the Banda PAPADÚ.

quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2014

Bob Fleming – Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros Volume 3 (1965)

Originalmente postado no Loronix em 17 de Outubro 2008.
Comentários originais incluídos.

Hello, good evening! I’m happy I don’t need to buy a Mac. I’m old for such change. I would like to inform that my computer nightmare has gone to a term today.

Thanks a lot to everybody who wrote me with suggestions, tips and tricks. It seems that everybody is a computer specialist today.
Thanks a lot Matt from the essential Beta Particle for making available resources to a virtual conference call, not needed because Jason guided this computer illiterate parrot to a utility that fixed the problem as magic.

Anyway, now I can focus on something I’m doing that has a strong influence to this post. I’m trying to write an article to approach on a structured manner a fascinating aspect of Brazilian instrumental music in the 60’s, which is the use of nicknames by renowned artists on records, such like
Ed Lincoln recording as Don Pablo de Havana, the last released provided by Jose Ignacio Neto. It is incredible the number of musicians who made such thing. I think the most popular and relevant case is Bob Fleming, a fictional musician created by Nilo Sergio’s Musidisc label that had two artists playing the Bob Fleming role, the legendary Moacyr Silva and Zito Righi.
Let’s see:

This is Bob Fleming – Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros Volume 3 (1965), for Masterpiece Masters, a Musidisc label. I never found official information on which musician is behind each Bob Fleming release, but this one seems to be a Moacyr Silva session, delivering renditions of Bolero standards with his sax tenor. This cover is scaring at a first sight, but soon you will get used with the naked ladies around the sax.

Tracks include:

01 – Charade (H. Mancini) Just For Tonight (J. Mercer / H. Carmichael)
02 – Sin Motivo (Gabriel Ruiz) Ay de Mi (O. Farrés)
03 – Amor (Gabriel Ruiz / R. L. Mendes) Abrazame Asi (M. Clavel)
04 – Accarezzame (Calvi / Nisa) Arrivederci (U. Bindi / G. Calabrese)
05 – Star Dust (H. Carmichael / M. Parish) Fly Me To The Moon (B. Howard)
06 – Sta Sera Pago Io (Modugno) Amapola (J. M. Lacalle)
07 – Desesperadamente (G. Luis / R. L. Mendes) Angustia (Orlando Brito)
08 – Rose (Michael / H. Salvador) Trop Beau (L. Amade / Gilbert Bécaud)
09 – Acercate Más (O. Farrés) Quizas Quizas Quizas (O. Farrés)
10 – Cuando Calienta El Sol (Carlos Rigual / Mário Rigual) Besame Mucho(Consuelo Velasquez)
11 – Uno Pertutti (T. Remis / A. Testa / Mogol) Io Che Amo Solo Te (Sergio Endrigo)
12 – Nessuno Al Mondo (R. Gioia) Al Di Lá (Mogol / Donida)

Na realidade, este parece ser mais um disco interpretado por Zito Righi, e não Moacyr Silva (está incluído na discografia do Zito Righi, abaixo).

Martoni: Estas informações foram obtidos diretos com o filho do Zito Righi aqui no RF&E, vejam Zito Righi e Sua Orquestra - Sax de Ouro (1964).

Quanto ao artigo que estava sendo escrito pelo Zeca, ele de fato escreveu, com o título “O Jogo dos Pseudônimos”. Pode ser acessado no
Músicos do Brasil.

2 Comentários originais:

Milan Filipović on Sunday, 19 October, 2008

Jose Ignacio Neto on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008
Hello Zeca, greetings from China!

So I can see you have taken up the theme of pseudonimous recordings after the Don Pablo sessions…certainly a fun game.

One of the comments suggested that Nilo Sergio was behind Os Romanticos de Cuba and that is correct, confirmed to me by Durval Ferreira (himself user of psuedonyms such as ‘Gatuss’ and ‘Devel’!) who also told me that Moacyr Silva was Bob Fleming. Now whether Musidisc ‘owned’ the name Bob Fleming or whether Moacyr was the only Bob Fleming is difficult to say!



Bob Fleming – Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros Vol. 2 (1963)


Isto é Bob Fleming – Bob Fleming Interpreta Boleros Vol. 2 (1963), da Gravadora Masterpiece, Master-11.031.


01. La Barca (Roberto Cantoral)
02. Cuban Love Song (Jimmy McHugh – Herbert Stothart – Dorothy Fields)
03. Nocturnal (José Sabre Marroquin – Frei José Mojica)
04. Duerme (Miguel Prado – Gabriel Luna de La Fuente)
05. Regalo de Viaje (Agustin Lara)
06. Misty (Errol Garner – Johnny Burke)
07. Tu Mi Delirio (C. Portillo de La Luz)
08. Dans Mon Île (Henri Salvador)
09. La Puerta (Luis Demetrio)
10. Sabor a Mi (Álvaro Carrillo)
11. Greenfields (Terry Gilkyson – Richard Deher – Frank Miller)
12. Sweet And Lovely (G. Arnheim – H. Tobias – J. Lemare)