Radames Gnattali e Laurindo de Almeida – Suite Popular Brasileira para Violao e Piano (1956)

28 02 2013

Linl original: Radames Gnattali e Laurindo de Almeida – Suite Popular Brasileira para Violao e Piano (1956)
Publicado em: Sunday, March 09, 2008 by zecalouro

Radames Gnattali e Laurindo Almeida - Suite Popular Brasileira (1956)

This Sunday is different from all others. Under normal conditions, Sunday delivers a low traffic at Loronix, but not the second Sunday of February, lasting 3 hours to the end, this Sunday is already the busiest one in Loronix history. That’s why I decided to show you a special album at the beginning, sent by my good friend cvllos as of my birthday gift. I don’t need to say more, just look at this cover to understand that we are facing a historical album. Let’s see.

This is Radames Gnattali e Laurindo de Almeida – Suite Popular Brasileira para Violao e Piano (1956), for the underrated Continental label. By the way, I need to say that Continental, a great label that had its peak in the 78rpm years and also in the early 70’s, recorded most of the albums released in the last five days at Loronix, Returning to this nice Continental 10-inch, Radames Gnattali delivers piano playing and all six compositions, while Laurindo Almeida plays violao eletrico “electric acoustic guitar”, which is a really unusual combination. I always thought the first Brazilian album featuring violao and piano was Samambaia by Cesar Camargo Mariano and Helio Delmiro, and then comes cvllos with this one, recorded 24 years before Samambaia in the same concept. Thanks cvllos. Tracks include:


Radames Gnattali
Laurindo Almeida
(violao eletrico)

Track List

01 – Invocação a Xangô (Radamés Gnattali)
02 – Toada (Radamés Gnattali)
03 – Choro (Radamés Gnattali)
04 – Samba Canção (Radamés Gnattali)
05 – Baião (Radamés Gnattali)
06 – Marcha (Radamés Gnattali)


Como não está disponível em nenhum local, estamos disponibilizando provisoriamente na forma de um magnet link. OBS: não se esqueça de deixar semeando  depois que você terminar de baixar (uma boa razão seria pelo menos 2 vezes o que você baixar!)



One response

28 02 2013

Comentários originais:
swingbossa said…
What a cool little album. It’s great to hear Laurindo on electric guitar, and the two musicians get along very well together. I really like track 3, “Choro” a lot! And I agree that the 10-inch format is perfect; not too short, not too long.

Also interesting is that on the cover photo, Laurindo is playing a resonator guitar, which was invented in the days before amplifiers. They were often used in blues music, especially with a slide, but they are great for many styles.

The one shown on the cover probably has a wooden body (because of the mesh soundholes near the neck) although they were often made of metal. The main brands in the early days were National and Dobro, both originally based in Chicago; many brands are made now. I don’t hear Almeida playing a resonator on the record, but I would be very interested to hear Laurindo playing a resonator guitar!

Monday, 10 March, 2008
cvllos said…
We all must be grateful to Luiz Carlos Antunes, the owner of this 10 inch piece of art.
Llulla, as he prefers, has been an important researcher and a jazz enthusiast (he kept a radio jazz program for 30 years at Difusora Fluminense since 1958). Besides that, he deserves our admiration for his efforts on the return of Os Cariocas to our musical scene, after more than 20 years absent) . On his own site http://www.oassuntoejazz.com we can appreciate the jazz panorama on this last half century as well as historic references about it and his own engagement.

Monday, 10 March, 2008
ouvidovivo said…
Fine music, thanks a lot!

Why the credit “violao eletrico”, if eletric ‘jazz’ guitar is nothing more than an acoustic one (steel-string, like the dobro at the picture) with pickups?

Guitar is guitar (classical, folk, solidbody) in all countries around the world, but not in Brazil…
very curious.


Monday, 10 March, 2008
Anonymous said…
Why were the FLAC links taken down?

Are the FLAC links being taken for other posts?

Saturday, 29 March, 2008

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