Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965)

20 02 2012

Link original: Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965)
Publicado em: Friday, March 30, 2007 by zecalouro

When Loronix was a two months old baby, a respectful Brazilian music journalist told me about an album that should not be left behind to our community. I took his advice and a couple of days later; this record was available to Loronixers.

Now we will have the chance to make it available again on a a really better quality and the American edition cover. The first post was made on July 14, 2006 and I like my writing at that time, so I decided to bring it back again, with no changes, thanks Caetano for this more than required update.

July 14, 2006 writing:

zecalouro had great time today with a great friend. Lunchtime, nice meal we had. Music was the agenda, for sure. zecalouro could get a lot of knowledge about Brazilian instrumental music, Baden Powell, SambaJazz, Bossa Nova, etc. It was great. In the end, zecalouro received a piece of advice: “Listen to the Bud Shank, Joao Donato and Rosinha de Valença LP from Elenco (1965)”.

Since then, I’ve been with this LP and I could not stop. Recorded in 1965 for Elenco during Bud stay in Brazil, this LP has Joao Donato, Rosinha de Valença, which is a great guitar player, Sergio Mendes and his rhythm section, Tião Neto on bass and Chico Batera on drums.

… Back from the past

This is Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965), for Pacific Jazz. Tracks include:


Bud Shank
(sax alto)
Joao Donato
Rosinha de Valenca
Tiao Neto
Chico Batera

Track List

01 – Sausalito
02 – Minha Saudade
03 – Samba do Aviao
04 – It was Night
05 – Silk Stop
06 – Caminho de Casa
07 – Um Abraco no Bonfa
08 – Once I Loved You
09 – Sambou, Sambou
10 – Tristeza em Mim


Este disco pode ser buscado no Br-Instrumental. A outra versão da capa (a brasileira) segue abaixo:



One response

20 02 2012

Comentários originais:
the jazzman on Friday, 30 March, 2007
This has been in my collection for a long time. Another one of those albums where the jazzman’s advice is “run, do not walk to download this”. Thanks Caetano and Zecalouro for making this available to our community.
bjbear71 on Friday, 30 March, 2007
Bud Shank and Donato have also recently reunited; their new CD (Uma tarde com Bud Shank e Joao Donato) is out less than two weeks and there is also a forthcoming DVD of the reunion in production. More details on the reunion CD can be seen here:

cvllos on Friday, 30 March, 2007
Zeca, for heaven`s sake!!!
Que coisa!!!
Um pergunta deveria constar da enquete do Loronix:
“vc está conseguindo dormir tranquilo, com nossos lançamentos?”
Hideste on Friday, 30 March, 2007
Thanks for advising, bjbear71. I went to Donato & Shank’s show in Sao Paulo but didn’t know that a new CD was released. Unfortunately, shops here don’t have it yet :-((

J Thyme…kind on Friday, 30 March, 2007
Fantastic record!!
bossanovadreamer on Friday, 30 March, 2007
Caeatano really knows what is good- It is a great album-I am a big fan of Bud Shank.
Also fine is Bud Shank “Brasamba!! with C. Fisher and Joe Pass which I have in very cool red vinil pressing-You can never go wrong with early Bud Shank Pacific Jazz albums- also his non brazilian albums are fantastic-

Best wishes
freddydwight on Saturday, 31 March, 2007
Bud Shank’s interview with Les Tompkins, 1980:

“I went to Rio in 1963 and 1964, and
while I was down there I met Sergio Mendes, as well as a lot of other great, groovy musicians, like Roberto Menescal; I played with them a lot. I did not work in Rio; I was working in Buenos Aires, and did some concerts around that area. Then in 1965 Sergio came to Los Angeles with a whole group of people, and he didn’t know anybody so he called me. And I worked with the group; we worked two weeks at Shelly’s ManneHole, which had just opened at that time, followed by some more concerts and whatever. During that time, I recorded with Sergio and the group — I think that one was called Brasil ’66; it was the first of the still–running series.
“I also made an album under my own name, ‘Bud Shank And His Brazilian Friends’ on Pacific Jazz, with Sergio’s rhythm section—Rosinha De Valenca on guitar, Sebastian Neto on bass, Chico Batero on drums—and a very good Brazilian piano player, Joao Donato, who had come up separately. Making that album was fun.
“Even before I started playing those melodies with Laurindo in the early Fifties, I was always fascinated by them.”
kinoterra on Saturday, 31 March, 2007
Só hoje 31 de março pude dar uma paradinha e ouvir essa maravilha. Delira galera, delira! Som divino!

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