Sergio Mendes – Quiet Nights (1963)

31 07 2012

Link original: Sergio Mendes – Quiet Nights (1963)
Publicado em: Thursday, September 13, 2007 by zecalouro

This is a special repost of one of the greatest accomplishes of Loronix. It is also a tribute to our friend Caetano Rodrigues, a great friend of mine that I could only have the chance to meet through our community. For those who does not know who is Caetano Rodrigues, he is just the greatest Bossa Nova LP collector in Brazil, blessing Loronix on an on-going basis with albums from his personal collection.

I said before and I want to say it again, Caetano’s contribution to our community is such like a once in a lifetime opportunity and this post is to make people understand – specially the new Loronixers – why Caetano is so important to Loronix by making his whole collection available to us to the love he has to the music from Brazil and the great sympath to our website.

This is Sergio Mendes – Quiet Nights (1968), for Philips, one of the rarest Bossa Nova albums, never made available in CD. As I said, Quiet Night is being reposted to homage Caetano and also to address major improvements cover artworks, MP3 files with higher bitrate and the now popular FLAC looseless alternative. I’m keeping original post information adding personnel info, which is still uncertain after months. Tracks include:


Sergio Mendes
David Pike
Eddie Higgins
(vibes on Insensatez)
Sebastiao Neto
Chico Batera or Edison Machado

I decided to make a chronological approach showing excerpts from conversations made until this publishing, as follows:

The first citation from Bossanov, the starter of this post:

August, 28th, 2006 – “Do you have some of the most mysterious Sergio opus – LP Quiet Nights (Philips, 1967 in my opinion or 1963 as mighty insist?)?”

Frank Oliver Hellmann introduces the mysteries that surrounds this release:

August, 29th, 2006 – “The Quiet Nights album was recorded 1963 or 1964 in USA and was released by Philips not before 1967, after the success of Brazil 66. It has Dave Pike on vibes, Tiao Neto on bass and Chico Batera on drums. It was produced by Eddie Higgins who replaces Pike on one track. The guitar player is not known, but possibly it is Rosinha de Valenca. I have the original LP, this is a great record (real instrumental Bossa Nova) and the only one which is not reissued in CD yet.” zecalouro’s note: I decided to do not push our friend Oliver to get the LP, just to keep the discussion live! 🙂

Caetano Rodrigues shows a real excitement about Quiet Nights:

“This LP was not released in Brazil and was recorded in the USA, February, 1963, just before the anthological Carnegie Hall Show. This LP is FANTASTIC with Sergio backed up by Dave Pike. Eddie Higgins was invited by Dave Pike to play vibes on Insensatez, since Dave was unfamiliar with the harmony. The bass player was Tiao Neto, drumming is credited to Chico Batera. I spoke with Chico Batera to bring more clarification about this LP and Chico said that he did take part at the recording session and is quite sure that Edison Machado did it. The guitar player is still unknown. Hearing the acoustic guitar, it seems that Oscar Castro Neves or even Antonio Carlos Jobim would be playing.”

zecalouro reads today at BJBear71, complimentary information provided by Frank Oliver:

“Pianist Eddie Higgins was working in the recording booth at this session. Dave Pike had been playing vibes during the session but was unfamiliar with the melody for “Insensatez.” The group was running out of studio time, so Higgins started the tape and ran out into the studio and played vibes on this one track. The group was Sergio Mendes’ Brasil ’65. Another track in the album, “Abraco a Sergio,” was composed by Higgins and played by Mendes. The guitar player is unknown but it might be Rosinha de Valenca who was working with Mendes’ Brasil 65. The record was issued in 1967, but was recorded November 1964 or 1965. An interesting note about the session is that Mendes was brought in to record some background music for the Seeburg Company and was VERY upset when Philips put it out later as an album. That was not supposed to happen.”

Take your own conclusions. Some mysteries are still to be revealed. Take your time to discuss at Loronix Forum with our peers about this LP. Together, we can have all the answers revealed.

Before you run away to get the LP, please send your virtual compliments to Caetano Rodrigues who provided this record without noticing, just reading those initial comments from Bossanov and Frank Oliver. Thanks Caetano for another strike, our community should acclaim Quiet Nights.

Track List

01 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02 – One Note Samba (Samba de Uma Nota Só) (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
03 – Morning Of The Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval) (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
04 – Meditação (Meditation) (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 – The Tower (Tiao Neto)
06 – O Peixe (B. Traut)
07 – Quiet Nights (Corcovado) (Tom Jobim)
08 – Só Danço Samba (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – Insensatez (How Insensitive) (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Amor Em Paz (Love In Peace) (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Infinity (Dave Pike)
12 – Abraço a Sergio (E. Higgins)


Esse disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Sivuca & Toots Thielemans – Chiko’s Bar (1986)

31 07 2012

Link original: Sivuca & Toots Thielemans – Chiko’s Bar (1986)
Publicado em: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by zecalouro

I was looking for this album since Loronix beginning and I found it with cvllos on a given vinyl expedition last month. The price was 1 Real (US$ .50) and when you find something you want by this price you just take it with no checking. First thing I did when arrived home was to put it to spin and I got scared when I saw a blue Copacabana label in the center of the vinyl and the word of Bienvenido Granda as main performer.

Parrots have no patience and are really focused. Then I remembered that someone sent it a long time ago as a contribution and I could not make it without the cover scans. That’s why we have here a blend of my cover with the files sent by a friend that did a pretty nice work. Let’s see.

This is Sivuca & Toots Thielemans – Chiko’s Bar (1986), for Sonet. I thought this album was a live recording of a concert at Chiko’s Bar nightclub, but it is an studio session, part of a project called “Rendez vous in Rio”, developed by Sonet producer Rune Ofwerman. Top-notch Brazilian musicians were in this session, as described at personnel listing, just before tracks. Tracks include:


(accordion, vocal)
Toots Thielemans
Luiz Avelar
Ricardo Silveira
Paulinho Braga
Ohana, Marcal
Clarence Ofwerman
(synthesizer, arrangements)

Track List

01 – I Just Called To Sy I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
02 – Vai Passar (Francis Hime / Chico Buarque de Hollanda)
03 – Sandra (Luiz Avellar)
04 – Imagine (John Lennon)
05 – Out of Nowhere (Eddie Heyman / Johnny Green)
06 – Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – There’s no Greater Love (Johnny Spencer)
08 – Luz do Sol (Caetano Veloso)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto – 78rpm Continental 16807 (1953)

31 07 2012

Link original: Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto – 78rpm Continental 16807 (1953)
Publicado em: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by zecalouro

I’m glad and really proud with our community by making this post. It has been less than a week since we started showing 78 rpm recordings and this is the first contribution in the format. By the way, fantastic contribution with a superb ripping and magnificent label scans. This little and old record is in a really good shape. It seems our friend – let’s call him as TNO – traveled back in time to get this record. Thanks a million TNO, you are The Number One in the 78 rpm format.

This is Dick Farney e Seu Quinteto – 78rpm | 16807 (1953), for Continental, featuring Dick Farney and not credited musicians as a quintet, performing instrumental renditions of a Samba tune and a Choro written by Dick Farney. Tracks include:

01 – Nova Ilusao (Luiz Bittencourt / Jose Menezes)
02 – Joao Sebastiao Bach (Dick Farney / Nestor Campos)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo bOssas nOvas ele pode ser buscado provisoriamente aqui.


Quinteto de Dalton – O Melhor da Festa (1959)

31 07 2012

Link original: Quinteto de Dalton – O Melhor da Festa (1959)
Publicado em: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! We are starting the day with an album that I was not taking in consideration to Loronix. I was not confident on showing an artist credited only as Dalton. However, a Google search for another artist made a reference to a page inside All Music (one of the greatest music portal at the Internet), showing a biography about Dalton, which is in fact Dalton Vogeler, grandson of the conductor Henrique Vogeler and son of the violinist Carlos Vogeler Gomes.

It is amazing that AMG brings a biography of an pretty obscure musician such like Dalton Vogeler. He recorded only two LPs in the late 50’s, being a very active musician in 60’s, playing his sax and bass on many nightclubs, being also sideman of renowned musicians. Let’s see.

This is Quinteto de Dalton – O Melhor da Festa (1959), for International, featuring the sax of Dalton Vogeler with other four not credited musicians of his quintet. I recommend that you take a time to read Dalton Voleger in AMG, meanwhile, stay with O Melhor da Festa and Quinteto de Dalton. Tracks include:

01 – Beija-me (Roberto Martins / Mário Rossi)
02 – Mistura Fina (Luis Bandeira)
03 – Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
04 – Who’s Sorry Now (T. Snyder / B. Kalmar / H. Ruby)
05 – Quando Anoitece (Waldemar Gomes / Cícero Nunes)
06 – Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Accarezzame (P. Calvi / Nisa)
08 – Nalani (A. Kaleolani)
09 – Perfume de Gardênia (R. Hernandez)
10 – Sin Ti (Pepe Guizar)
11 – Recado (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
12 – Triste Fim (Carlos S. Lima / Jaime Storino)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Elizeth Cardoso – Retrato da Noite (1958)

30 07 2012

Link original: Elizeth Cardoso – Retrato da Noite (1958)
Publicado em: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by zecalouro

This is a mandatory repost of a really important album to Loronix, released in the very beginning of our community. This post made me understand what exactly I could make with Loronix and what would be the website in the future. However, this is not only personal matters, this LP is truly awesome and everything works fine here. Strongly recommended for those who did not find it on archives yet or those ones who wants to revisit this album with major music and artwork improvements.

This is Elizeth Cardoso – Retrato da Noite (1958), for Copacabana. Little is know about this session and this is really disappointing. Elizeth is backed by a “Conjunto” with no credit to musicians. The guys from Copacabana did not care with technical information on releases. In the other hand, they were masters on cover artworks, look at this one, Elizeth Cardoso challenges us in front of a drink with diminished lights and wearing a red dressing in the same color of the red rose. Who can resist? Tracks include:

01 – Madame Fulano de Tal (Aliança) (Cyro Monteiro / Dias da Cruz)
02 – Pela Estrada (Nanai)
03 – E a Chuva Parou (Ribamar (1) / Esdras Pereira da Silva / Victor Freire)
04 – Cansei de Ilusões (Tito Madi)
05 – Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
06 – Bom Dia Tristeza (Adoniran Barbosa / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Neste Mesmo Lugar (Armando Cavalcanti / Klécius Caldas)
08 – Por Acaso (Nanai / César Tedim)
09 – Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
10 – Sou Igual a Você (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Nazareno de Brito)
11 – Conselho Inútil (Miguel Gustavo)
12 – Contra-senso (Antônio Bruno)
Esse disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Lina Pesce – Concerto em Ritmo (1963)

30 07 2012

Link original: Lina Pesce – Concerto em Ritmo (1963)
Publicado em: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by zecalouro

Let’s make a very different Para Dancar release today, pretty sophisticated by the way, featuring a Brazilian pianist and composer never introduced to Loronixers. I’m talking about Lina Pesce, perhaps the beautiful woman on this great cover artwork, but I’m not sure of it. Lina Pesce and Carolina Cardoso de Menezes are very similar artists, with Carolina being more identified as an instrumentalist while Lina Pesce as composer. Let’s see.

This is Lina Pesce – Concerto em Ritmo (1963), for Columbia, featuring orchestra with direction by Maestro Lyrio Panicalli. The second album recorded by Lina Pesce for Columbia, being the first dedicated to Lina Pesce compositions and Concerto em Ritmo, Lina Pesce renditions to classic music in Para Dancar style, both albums with orchestra directed by Lyrio Panicalli. I’m tracking down the first, it will be nice to hear Lina Pesce piano and Lyrio Panicalli orquestra playing Lina Pesce repertoire. Tracks include:

01 – Balada Nº 2 (Franz Liszt)
02 – Panorama (De “A Bela Adormecida”) (Tchaikovsky)
03 – Tema (De “Rapsódia Sobre Um Tema de Paganini”) (Rachmaninoff)
04 – Tema do Concerto Em Mi Menor Op 11 (Frederic Chopin)
05 – Valsa (De “O Lago dos Cisnes”) (Tchaikovsky)
06 – Tema de “Giselle” (Adam)
07 – Estudo Nº 12 Em Dó Menor Op 10 Nº 12 (Revolucionário) (Frederic Chopin)
08 – Valsa Nº 2 Em Lá Bemol Maior Op 34 Nº 1 (Frederic Chopin)
09 – Adágio (De “A Bela Adormecida”) (Tchaikovsky)
10 – Tema de “Don Quixote” (Minkus)
11 – Estudo Em Mi Maior Op 10 Nº 3 (Frederic Chopin)
12 – Valsa Nº 10 Em Si Menor Op 69 Nº 2 (Frederic Chopin)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Amilcar e Martoni, ele pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Os Cariocas – 78rpm | Continental 15893 (1948)

30 07 2012

Link original: Os Cariocas – 78rpm | Continental 15893 (1948)
Publicado em: Monday, September 10, 2007 by zecalouro

I think friends are getting used as I’m used to these 78rpm releases, original scheduled to be a once in a week feature and now part of daily Loronix business as usual. It is very nice to show these albums and also very easy. As we are starting, there is always an opportunity to show a never released artist in the format and I’m trying to make only great names at this beginning, such as Os Cariocas.

This is Os Cariocas – 78rpm | 15893 (1948), for Copacabana, a very old record featuring on side A, Nova Ilusao and a classic tune on side B, Adeus America. I think this one will be the most popular among the 78-rpm released so far. Tracks include:

01 – Noa Ilusao (Jose Menezes / Luiz Bittencourt)
02 – Adeus America (Geraldo Jacques / Haroldo Barbosa)

Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Andreas, ele pode ser buscado provisoriamente aqui.