Eumir Deodato – Prelude (1973)

23 02 2012

Link original: Eumir Deodato – Prelude (1973)
Publicado em: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 by zecalouro

zecalouro is following the steps of Maestro Eumir Deodato since one week before his trip to Brazil for a series of concerts in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Before his arriving, we had Ideias, his second solo LP. By the time he made his first concert in Sao Paulo, we had the chance to see Inutil Paisagem, his first LP, dedicated to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Eumir Deodato starts today the first out of two concerts in Rio de Janeiro and this time we will present another important album, recorded when Eumir Deodato was already established in the U.S. that landmark a major change on his career.

This is Eumir Deodato – Prelude (1973), for CTI. I like this record very much and it is notable how a Eumir Deodato managed with a great success an album so different from his previous works, dedicated to Bossa Nova. I will let you with AMG Richard S. Ginell this time, showing also tracks. Tracks include:

AMG Review

Prior to Prelude, Eumir Deodato was primarily known, if at all, as a tasteful, lyrical, bossa nova-based sometime arranger for the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, and others. Enter Creed Taylor, who gave Deodato a chance to step out on his own as a pianist/leader, doing a few tunes of his own plus a healthy quota of CTI-patented jazz interpretations of classical pieces by Richard Strauss (“Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)”), Debussy (“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”), and bowdlerized Borodin (“Baubles, Bangles and Beads”). Well, “2001” — a clever, up-tempo Latin-groove takeoff on the opening measures of Strauss’ tone poem suddenly exploded and became an improbable hit single. In its wake, Prelude soared to number three on the pop LP charts, and Deodato was propelled out of the arranger-for-hire business. Though overshadowed by “2001,” the other tracks also hold up well today, being mostly medium-tempo, sometimes lushly orchestrated, conga-accented affairs that provide velvety showcases for Deodato’s lyrical electric piano solos. The record also made a temporary star out of John Tropea, whose electric guitar has a lot of rock & rolling zip and fire, and Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke, and Marvin Stamm each get a little solo room too. This would be the biggest hit Deodato and CTI ever had, and though short on playing time (32 minutes), it still makes enjoyable listening.

Track List

01 – Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (Richard Strauss)
02 – Spirit Of Summer (Eumir Deodato)
03 – Carly & Carole (Eumir Deodato)
04 – Baubles Bangles And Beads (R. Wright / G. Forrest)
05 – Prelude To Afternoon Of a Faun (Debussy)
06 – September 13 (Cobbham / Eumir Deodato)

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cisalpino on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
Album clássico, ponto de inflexão na carreira do Deodato. Considero esse, e o Deodato 2, os melhores dessa fase.
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Anonymous on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
Another great post. Although I think this record is quite a mixed bag, surely with Zarathustara as the strongest recording on it. Thanks!

Greetz grom Germany,
Jörn
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Anonymous on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
ooops…there´s a little jump on the first track around 2:51 m. can anyone confirm? – jörn
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zecalouro on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
Jörn,

I can make it again as soon as I get home in the evening.

Cheers, zeca
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Anonymous on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
Zeca,

a good idea is to just re-post track 01,Zarusthustra, not the whole LP.

Thanks so much!
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Anonymous on Wednesday, 04 April, 2007
Zeca,

If you fix the skip, can you post that 1 track up separate, please?

Thanks
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Anonymous on Thursday, 05 April, 2007
Thanks zeca for your kindness. Jörn
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Vitor on Friday, 06 April, 2007
Zeca , muito obrigado por essa perola…
eu como musico considero esse um dos melhores discos do Eumir!!
grande abraço

E meus parabéns pelo trabalho que voce desnvolve aqui…é de grande valia !
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cvllos on Tuesday, 10 April, 2007
Zeca, ainda que tardiamente e creio ninguem se manifestou, aí vai: a 2a apresentaçao do Eumir no Rio foi calorosa por parte da plateia.
Seu estilo, prenunciado pelos ultimos discos foi na base de marcaçao pesada na bateria, cujos solos teve seu maior apoio.
Gostei mais dos temas jobinianos e menos de Rhapsody in Blues, etc (meio funk, meio batidao..).
Ele explicou que estava mais acostumado às orquestraçoes e nao aos pequenos conjuntos mas ha 25 dias vinha em turné desde Europa com o trio. Gostei muito do baixista, com a marca “Mariano”, o que só podia dar bom acompanhamento, discreto ,harmonioso.
Deu uns 4 ou 5 bis (ou bises???) e 2hs e 10 de musica!
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LordBorg on Tuesday, 21 August, 2007
Hey, congrats on this awesome blog!
Eumir Deodato – Prelude’s track 1 fix is no longer available for download… would you mind posting it on rapidshare?
Thanks and keep up with the great work!!!

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