Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira – Interpretam Vivaldi, Webber, Purcell e Villa Lobos com Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (1977)

1 10 2012

Link original: Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira – Interpretam Vivaldi, Webber, Purcell e Villa Lobos com Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (1977)
Publicado em:  Monday, November 05, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! I spent a couple of months until decide to show this album to Loronixers. This is a perfect blend between popular and classical music and one of my favorites in the style. The title is big such as the music we have inside. The only issue, a major issue by the way, is the front cover. I got this album on a really bad condition and the front cover was taken away, my apologies for this one, it is the best I could make as a replacement. If you have a high-quality scan or even a thumbnail of this cover, please tell us, it will be really appreciated. Let’s see.

This is Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira – Paulo Moura, Formiga, Altamirro Carilho e Abel Ferreira Interpretam Vivaldi, Webber, Purcell e Villa Lobos com a Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira sob a Regencia de Julio Medalha (1977), for Som Livre. This giant title explains almost everything, we have here Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira conduced by Maestro Julio Medalha performing classical music, four tracks with each one having the participation of the four main performers. I think it will be very difficult to appear another album with a bigger title, almost a paragraph. Waltel Branco was also in this session playing alaude at Vivaldi track. I really recommend this beautiful album. Tracks include:

Personnel & Track List

Maestro Formiga
Fantasia para Trompete em Re e Orquestra

Abel Ferreira
Concertino para Clarinete e Orquestra

Altamiro Carrilho

Concerto para Flautim e Orquestra

Paulo Moura
Fantasia para Sax Soprano e Orquestra

Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira
Conduced by
Maestro Julio Medalha


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Vinyl e Amigos. A capa real dele segue abaixo. A capa acima foi “fabricada” pelo Zecalouro.

Abel Ferreira e Seu Conjunto – Chorando Baixinho (1963)

3 09 2011

Link original: Abel Ferreira e Seu Conjunto – Chorando Baixinho (1963)
Publicado em: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 by zecalouro

Abel Ferreira, the legendary Brazilian Clarinetist, considered by many the major choro artist of all times. We have been in touch with the genre on several posts, but this is the first time a true choro LP is made available at Loronix. If you are not from Brazil or not used to choro, zecalouro strongly recommends this LP, that should be a unique experience. Unfortunately, personnel info is not available. AMG bio information follows. Tracks include:

01 – Chorando Baixinho (Abel Ferreira)
02 – Doce Melodia (Abel Ferreira)
03 – Saxofone Por Que Choras (Severino Rangel “Ratinho”)
04 – Doce Mentira (Abel Ferreira)
05 – Sedutor (Carlito / Osvaldo Lyra)
06 – Ternura (Amaral Gurgel / Lyrio Panicali)
07 – Linda Flor Que Morreu (Capitão Furtado / Jota Soares)
08 – Pedacinho do Céu (Miguel Lima / Waldir Azevedo)
09 – É do Que Há (Luis Americano)
10 – Chorinho do Norte (Cirene Mendonça)
11 – Chorinho do Bruno (Abel Ferreira)
12 – Acariciando (Abel Ferreira / Lourival Faissal)

One of the most important names in the choro genre, Abel Ferreira had a noted career at the prestigious Rádio Nacional after playing in the orchestras of Vicente Paiva and Bené Nunes. At Rádio Nacional, he became widely known with the Turma do Sereno and the Escola de Danças. Between the ’50s and the mid-’60s, he accumulated a good deal of international experience. Throughout that period, the choro genre showed a decrease of interest from audiences, but Ferreira managed to keep himself in good shape, ready to profit on the revival of choro in the ’70s as one of the most important names. An excellent improviser, Ferreira had his best moments in recordings with the Cinco Companheiros (where he played with Pixinguinha, among others). His most successful compositions are the choros “Chorando Baixinho” and “Acariciando.”

His musical studies began when he was around 12, on the clarinet. At 17, he moved to Belo Horizonte and included the alto and tenor saxes in his playing, starting to perform at Rádio Guarani. In 1935, he moved again, this time to São Paulo SP, where he joined the Maurício Cascapera Orchestra. He moved again to Uberaba MG, where he became the artistic director of a local radio station. In Poços de Caldas MG, he accompanied the sisters Aurora Miranda and Carmen Miranda in a show. Returning to Belo Horizonte, he played with J. França e sua Banda until 1937. In 1940, he performed in São Paulo SP, at the Rádio Tupi, playing later on the same outing with Pinheirinho e seu Regional. In 1941, he moved to Rio de Janeiro RJ, joining the Ferreira Filho e sua Orquestra, who used to play at the sophisticated Cassino da Urca. In the next year, he recorded his choro “Chorando Baixinho” and his valse “Vânia” for Columbia. In 1944, he recorded another version of his two first compositions with Claudionor Cruz e seu Regional. In 1945 and 1946 he played in the orchestras of Bené Nunes and Vicente Paiva. With these orchestras and his own group, formed in 1947, he accompanied the important singers of that period. In 1949, he was hired for Rádio Nacional as the leader of the Turma do Sereno, the name of the show (dedicated to an ancient repertory of modinhas, maxixes, valses, xotes, and polkas) and the group formed by virtuosi Irany Pinto (violin), João de Deus (flute), Sandoval Dias (clarone), Carlos Lentini, Rubem Bergman (violões, or acoustic guitars), and Waldemar de Melo (cavaquinho). In the same year, he played with the Rui Rei e sua Orquestra and recorded his choro “Acariciando” (with Lourival Faisal) for Todamérica. With Paulo Tapajós, he formed the Escola de Ritmos in 1952, who toured throughout Brazil. In 1954, he recorded the LP Jantar Dançante (Copacabana) and, in 1955, No Tempo do Cabaré. He toured Portugal in 1957, and in the following year, toured through several European countries and recorded the LP Os Brasileiros na Europa in the cultural mission that grouped himself alongside conductor Guio de Moraes, Sivuca, Trio Iraquitã, Dimas, and Pernambuco under the name Os Brasileiros. In 1960, he toured the U.S.A. with Bené Nunes, and, in the next year, toured Argentina with Waldir Azevedo. In 1964-1965, he toured Europe again, recording the album Abel Ferreira e Sua Turma. In 1968, he played in the then-U.S.S.R. and European countries. After the recording of Beth Carvalho’s album Pra Seu Governo (Tapecar, 1970), he became the most requested accompanist for shows and recordings, also developing his own solo work in shows with trombonist Raul de Barros and clarinetist Copinha.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Mundo do Choro.