Miucha – Miucha (1989)

3 09 2012

Link original: Miucha – Miucha (1989)
Publicado em: Monday, October 08, 2007 by zecalouro

I would like to understand why albums like this one are released, gone out of print and being kept unknown for many people, even those who collect Brazilian music. This is another great contribution by AdHoc, a gorgeous LP recorded by Miucha for Continental in 1989 that never had a CD reissue. I admit that I never heard about this one, and probably you did not also. AdHoc transition from classical to popular was great.

This is Miucha – Miucha (1989), for Continental, featuring the very special guests Pablo Milanes at track 01 – Buenos Dias America and Miucha’s daughter Bebel Gilberto at my favorite so far, track 06 – Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso). AdHoc highlights the overall music quality, the repertoire selection, arrangements and Miucha singing, which is really awesome. There are also four very early compositions by the Brazilian guitarist Guinga in partnership with Paulo Cesar Pinheiro. AdHoc delivers nice covers scans, including personnel listing with musicians identified by track, which I will list here as a whole. Thanks Adhoc, you really Rocks! Tracks include:


Jorge Aragon
Cristovao Bastos
(piano, arrangements)
Helvius Vilela
(piano, arrangements)
Paulinho da Aba
Albert Dailey
Eduardo Ramos, Jorjao, Jamil Joanes
Jacques Morelembaum
Chiquinho do Acordeon
Wilson das Neves, Robertinho Silva
Frank Bejerano
Luiz Claudio Ramos
(violao, guitar, arrangements)
Joao Donato
(piano, trombone)
Ze Carlos, Leo Gandelman, Ion Muniz
Paulinho Trumpete, Bidinho, Niltinho
Serginho Trombone, Roberto Marques, Maciel, Jesse Nascimento
Antonio Claudio
Georgiana de Moraes

Track List

01 – Buenos Dias América (Pablo Milanés) with Pablo Milanés
02 – Iaiá (Cristóvão Bastos / Paulo César Pinheiro)
03 – Para Viver (Para Vivir) (Pablo Milanés / Vrs. Miúcha)
04 – Chorando as Mágoas (Guinga / Paulo César Pinheiro)
05 – Anjo Exterminado (Jards Macalé / Waly Salomão)
06 – Saudosismo (Caetano Veloso) with Bebel Gilberto
07 – Solitude (De Lange / I. Mills / Duke Ellington)
08 – Por Gratidão (Guinga / Paulo César Pinheiro)
09 – Non Sense (Guinga / Paulo César Pinheiro)
10 – Porto de Araújo (Guinga / Paulo César Pinheiro)
11 – Valsa dos Músicos (Uma Só Família) (Vinicius de Moraes / Mutinho)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Martoni, ele pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.



3 responses

3 09 2012

Comentários originais:
cvllos said…
Zeca, Miucha tem uma interpretaçao de Olhos nos Olhos, acompanhada apenas pelo Jobim que emociona! Outro trabalho excelente da mesma é o cd Compositores. Das atuais, essa é uma interprete que respeito.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
pawlyshyn said…
Well this has been released on CD in Japan. I paid megabucks for it. I knew I should have waited. Mine has a different cover, however. It’s a painting of her, in a similar pose. Which is the original?
For me this album is especially notable for the four Guinga ineditas – it was recorded just before Guinga began his recording career, although he’d been writing songs since the early ’70s.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
Imogen Q. said…
To pawlyshyn.

It was also released on CD in France around 1990 (apparently that’s the version posted here). Both the French and the Japanese CDs are unavailable in the major online retailers, which means that they’re out of print. As for the cover, I’ve never seen the original Brazilian LP, but Pablo Milanes who played in the album displays the “French” cover in his web site. It probably means it’s the original.
If you don’t mind my curiosity, when and where did you buy your CD and how much is “megabucks”?

Monday, 08 October, 2007
pawlyshyn said…
I bought it maybe six months ago on eBbay from someone in Japan, for about US$35. (Of course, the US dollar was worth a lot more then versus the Canadian dollar. Today it doesn’t seem all that expensive!)
By the way, Zeca, my booklet includes photos and the lyrics. If you’re interested I could scan the whole thing and send it to you.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
AdHoc said…
Just a footnote to zecalouro’s comments:
“Solitude” is in different mood (no wordplay) compared to the other tracks of the album. This piano and voice rendition of Duke Ellington’s standard was recorded in New York City with pianist Albert Dailey and with the legendary electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos as sound engineer. Was it a one-song session? Or was it part of an abandoned project? Are there more songs from this session in a vault somewhere out there? Miúcha can tell.

Footnote to the footnote: Wendy Carlos was also sound engineer for João Gilberto’s 1973 LP (see Loronix post dated 8/14/2007), arguably, his best. Every sound detail is rendered with such an acute clarity that the perception of the rhythm is enhanced to the point of being almost hypnotic. This unique sound quality of João’s 1973 album stem in direct line from Wendy Carlos’ own recordings. In the late sixties and early seventies, she (well, actually he, at that point of his/her life, and under the name of Walter Carlos) recorded a series of seminal albums of electronic music in collaboration with Robert Moog, notably “Switched-On Bach”, featuring a synthesized baroque orchestra. Many other albums followed, including the OST for Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining”. This music still sounds amazing. Check her web site.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
Joe Carter said…
I’m curious about North American jazz pianist Albert Dailey being on this. I never knew he had a “brasilian connection”. Very interesting and the only non-brasilian on the date.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
Joe Carter said…
I’m curious about North American Jazz pianist Albert Dailey being on this date (and the only non-Brasilian). I never knew of his “Brasilian connection”.

Monday, 08 October, 2007
AdHoc said…
Dear Mr Carter,

Albert Dailey played the piano in all tracks of “The Best of Two Worlds” (1976), the second Stan Getz / João Gilberto album (with Miucha). Actually, he played a lot with Stan Getz in the mid-70s. That’s where his Brazilian connection comes from.

Monday, 08 October, 2007

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