Joao Donato – The New Sound of Brazil | Piano of Joao Donato (1965)

24 09 2012

Link original: Joao Donato – The New Sound of Brazil | Piano of Joao Donato (1965)
Publicado em: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 by zecalouro

I was browsing the posts made at the very beginning of Loronix wondering about one of those mandatory upgrades. I found this one and I understood immediately that I was in front of those ones who deserve better media and also visibility at the first page. However, opening the comment section, I found a writing of one of the most respectful and renowned fans of the music from Brazil, B.J. Major, the owner and maintainer of The Music Discographies at www.bjbear71.com, serving up the best selected discographies on selected musicians since 1999, which make me feel really moved. I will take the opportunity to bring B.J. Major comment to this post. I could not make better.

“I have to say something about this album, even though this is an older post and probably no one will see it. I have been acquainted with this album for several years. To learn about it was like getting hold of a treasure chest, with each track a shining colored jewel. This record is a masterpiece, totally exquisite. Donato’s playing is superb throughout. But what makes these jewels shine are the arrangements by Claus Ogerman. This is an album that deserves far more attention than it receives. It demands listening. Careful listening. The jewel that shines the brightest for me on the album is Donato’s “Jungle Flower”. Listen to what Claus does with the strings on opening, making them go higher and higher until you think they cannot go any higher. Then they do. This one track is worth the entire price of admission to the album.

I have nothing but superlatives to say about this album. There is not one flaw in it, not one tiny little mistake. It is absolute perfection and to me, is one of the greatest bossa nova albums ever recorded. An assemblance of unique craftsmanship and talent, from the composer right down to the arranger/conductor, who makes it all sing.” – B.J. Major

Do not miss B.J. Major website at www.bjbear71.com and learn more about this album, Joao Donato and selected musicians.

This is Joao Donato – The New Sound of Brazil | Piano of Joao Donato (1965), for RCA Victor, kindly sent (on demand) by the great tcisalpino to Loronixers. Tracks include:

Personnel

Joao Donato
(piano)
Richard Davis
(bass)
Bill Goodwin
(drums)
Dom Um Romao
(drums, percussion)
Luiz Bonfa
(violao)
Carlos Lyra
(violao)
Jerome Richardson
(flute)
Jimmy Cleveland
(trombone)

Track List

01 – Amazon (Amazonas) (João Donato)
02 – Coisas Distantes (João Donato / João Gilberto)
03 – O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 – Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
05 – Esperança Perdida (Tom Jobim / Billy Blanco)
06 – Das Rosas (Dorival Caymmi)
07 – Jungle Flower (Flor do Mato) (João Donato)
08 – Sugarcane Breeze (Vento no Canavial) (João Donato)
09 – Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Samba de Orfeu (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
11 – Glass Beads (No Coreto) (João Donato / João Gilberto)

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Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Flabbergast, ele pode ser buscado no Flabbergasted Vibes e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

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6 responses

24 09 2012
300discos

Comentários originais:
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pedrosa said…
Beleza de blog, Zecalouro.
Trabalho de 1ª. Parabéns.
E o Elomar? Tem chance?
Abração,
Pedrosa

Sunday, 18 June, 2006
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zecalouro said…
Tem. Vamos deixar mais para a frente.

Tá anotado!!

Tuesday, 20 June, 2006
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bjbear71 said…
I have to say something about this album, even though this is an older post and probably no one will see it. I have been acquainted with this album for several years. To learn about it was like getting hold of a treasure chest, with each track a shining colored jewel. This record is a masterpiece, totally exquisite. Donato’s playing is superb throughout. But what makes these jewels shine are the arrangements by Claus Ogerman. This is an album that deserves far more attention than it receives. It demands listening. Careful listening. The jewel that shines the brightest for me on the album is Donato’s “Jungle Flower”. Listen to what Claus does with the strings on opening, making them go higher and higher until you think they cannot go any higher. Then they do. This one track is worth the entire price of admission to the album.

I have nothing but superlatives to say about this album. There is not one flaw in it, not one tiny little mistake. It is absolute perfection and to me, is one of the greatest bossa nova albums ever recorded. An assemblance of unique craftsmanship and talent, from the composer right down to the arrranger/conductor, who makes it all sing.

Treat yourself to this album!!!!

Thursday, 25 January, 2007
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twilight58 said…
I love this album–it is one of my absolute favorite downloads from Loronix. Whenever I have it playing in my office, people stop and ask, “What are you listening to?”.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2007
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AvantGrape said…
Oh yeah! This is really a wonderful record. BJ really captures the beauty of this in his words. I couldn’t agree more. Donato’s piano playing is so achingly beautiful, each note with its own unique weight and careful attention. I’ve always wondered whether Brazilians thought these type of records were too “Americanized” (or more accurately, “U.S.ized”)…that somehow the rhythm was off. But to me it sounds pretty good. Goodwin and Richardson may not be Brazilian, but they certainly provide lovely support for Joao here.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2007
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Anonymous said…
Fantastico blog Zecalouro e fabuloso trabalho de divulgaçao de tantas e tantas maravilhas da musica brasileira. Já faz muito tempo que ando atras de dois discos do Joao Donato Trio, “Amazonas” e “Brazilian Time” que nao dou achado, você terá algum deles ???
Saudaçoes.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2007
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Good Groove said…
I have to agree with everyone around here. This album is just GREAT, mostly because of Donato’s piano paitings and Ogerman lush arrangements. One of my all-time piano records.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2007
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jack said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Zecalouro, you taught me about Joao Donato, and especially about this perfect album. Now I have an upgraded version of it because of this re-post, and I am extremely grateful.

Claus Ogerman is brilliant; his work on this album rivals that of Jobim’s Wave. When Diana Krall wanted to make a bossa album, she made sure to get Ogerman to help add authenticity. Like Owen Bradley in the field of American “countrypolitan” music, Ogerman’s sound is immediately recognizable.

I thank you again, Zecalouro, for this upgrade.

Sunday, 04 November, 2007

25 09 2012
25 09 2012
300discos

Tinha encontrado seu link, mas como o download estava indo para o finado Megaupload, não tinha linkado. Vi que agora você mudou para o Mediafire. Muito obrigado!

27 09 2012
JohnH

As you say, it’s totally exquisite. No more words are necessary. Thank you for this, and thank you for the treasures this site offers.

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