LA4 – Zaca (1980)

22 11 2012

Link original: LA4 – Zaca (1980)
Publicado em: Sunday, November 18, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! I had great plans for this Saturday night, but a last minute issue (successfully solved), changed everything. In order to keep you entertained this Sunday, I decided to make one single post. However, when we make just one release, it is nice to make something to please everybody. I could not believe when I saw this record, featuring a quartet that I did not realize the existence. Additionally, the album title is very similar to the name of the parrot that writes these lines. Let’s see.

This is LA4 – Zaca (1980), for Concord Jazz, featuring Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton. LA4 started in 1974, recording eight albums until dismissing in 1982. This is their sixth and all others were also recorded for Concord Jazz. I’m making available the original first vinyl issue with a slight different cover from the later well-known CD issue. This is what I know about LA4, perhaps Nathanael from Laurindo Almeida in the Heart can bring to us additional information about them. Stay tuned at comment section. Tracks include:


Laurindo Almeida
Bud Shank
(sax, flute)
Ray Brown
Jeff Hamilton

Track List

01 – Zaca (Bud Shank)
02 – You Can’t Go Home Again (D. Sebesky)
03 – A Child Is Born (T. Jones)
04 – O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
05 – Close Enough For Love (Theme For ”Agatha”) (Johnny Mandel / Paul Williams)
06 – Pavanne Op 50 (Gabriel Fauré)
07 – Secret Love (Sammy Fain / Paul Francis Webster)


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Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass – Brasamba (1963)

18 05 2012

Link original: Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass – Brasamba (1963)
Publicado em: Saturday, July 07, 2007 by zecalouro

We should thanks Caetano Rodrigues for this album, part of his last set of contributions to Loronix. Released in 1963, this is one of those albums recorded by American Jazz musicians in response of the arriving of Bossa Nova in the United States. Bossamba was on my hunting list since I saw it for the first time in Caetano Rodrigues book, now is time to hear it, altogether with my friends at Loronix.

This is Bud Shank, Clare Fischer and Joe Pass – Brasamba (1963), for Pacific Jazz. In spite of its importance, Brasamba worth by putting together these three legends. Bud Shank, a well-known artist by his great collaboration to the music from Brazil and Brazilian musicians, pretty recently, he recorded another album together with Joao Donato. Clare Fischer is a gifted pianist that was introduced for the first time with a fantastic Bossa Nova record by Caetano, the first international Bossa Nova album made available at Loronix. Joe Pass is a name that does not need any kind of introduction, one of the great Jazz guitar players. They are accompanied by bass, vibes and percussion, as detailed on personnel listing, just before tracks. Tracks include:

PersonnelBud Shank
(sax alto, flute)
Clare Fischer
Joe Pass
Larry Bunker
(vibes and drums)
Ralph Pena
Milt Holland, Chuck Flores

Track List

01 – Brasamba (Bud Shank)
02 – Ontem a Noite (Clare Fischer)
03 – Autumn Leaves (Mercer / Prevert / Kazma)
04 – Sambinha (Bud Shank)
05 – Gostoso (Clare Fischer)
06 – If I Should Lose You (Robin / Rainger)
07 – O Barquinho (Menescal / Boscoli)
08 – Serenidade (Clare Fischer)
09 – Elizeth (Clare Fischer)
10 – Samba de Orfeu (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Luiz Bonfa)


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Laurindo Almeida with Bud Shank – Brazilliance Vol. 3 (1958)

3 04 2012

Link original: Laurindo Almeida with Bud Shank – Brazilliance Vol. 3 (1958)
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 by zecalouro

Moos was so nice on sending this album to Loronixers. I did not realize how hard to find it is. It was recorded as a series of three volumes, the first one is already available at (Órfãos do) Loronix and you should use Loronix Find It to check, recommended. It was recorded in 1953 and you can hear sometimes a draft Bossa Nova birth there. Thanks Moos.

This is Laurindo Almeida with Bud Shank – Brazilliance Vol. 3 (1958), for World Pacific, the third an last out of the collaboration between Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank, featuring Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Bud Shank (flute), Gary Peacock (bass) and Chuck Flores (drums). Moos sent a scan of back cover with some information about this recording set. You can also find additional information on Laurindo Almeida at, a nice tribute by our Loronix friend Nate. Tracks include:

01 – Harlem Samba (Laurindo de Almeida)
02 – North Of The Border (Laurindo de Almeida)
03 – Sunset Baion (Laurindo de Almeida)
04 – Round About Midnight (Thelonious Monk / B. Hanighan / C. Williams)
05 – Toro Dance (Bud Shank)
06 – Serenade For Alto (Laurindo de Almeida)
07 – Xana Lyn (Bud Shank)
08 – Blowing Wild (D. Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster)
09 – Gershwin Prelude (George Gershwin)
10 – Frio Y Color (Bud Shank)


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Bud Shank – Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! (1966)

17 03 2012

Link original: Bud Shank – Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! (1966)
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening and Good night! I’m back from Sao Paulo vinyl fair. I arrived four hours ago, but I was so tired that I slept by accident when reading a magazine. Then I decided to come here and say hello, thanks everybody who was there and just let you know that tomorrow night I will be covering the fair, telling everybody what happened.

Meanwhile, I decided to post something solid from the start to end to please Loronixers tomorrow or early today or late this night or… well, I’m not sure, depends on your time zone.

This is Bud Shank – Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! (1966), for World Pacific, featuring Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Clare Fischer and Joao Donato. Wow! I don’t think that you will never go wrong with an album titled Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! featuring this awesome musicians. Tracks include:

PersonnelBUD SHANK

Track List

01 – Summer Samba
02 – Elizeth
03 – Noturno
04 – Ontem a Noite
05 – Carnaval
06 – Sausalito
07 – If I Should Loose You
08 – Carioca Hills
09 – Samba do Aviao
10 – What Time it Was
11 – Quiet Nights
12 – The Color of Your Hair


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Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965)

20 02 2012

Link original: Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965)
Publicado em: Friday, March 30, 2007 by zecalouro

When Loronix was a two months old baby, a respectful Brazilian music journalist told me about an album that should not be left behind to our community. I took his advice and a couple of days later; this record was available to Loronixers.

Now we will have the chance to make it available again on a a really better quality and the American edition cover. The first post was made on July 14, 2006 and I like my writing at that time, so I decided to bring it back again, with no changes, thanks Caetano for this more than required update.

July 14, 2006 writing:

zecalouro had great time today with a great friend. Lunchtime, nice meal we had. Music was the agenda, for sure. zecalouro could get a lot of knowledge about Brazilian instrumental music, Baden Powell, SambaJazz, Bossa Nova, etc. It was great. In the end, zecalouro received a piece of advice: “Listen to the Bud Shank, Joao Donato and Rosinha de Valença LP from Elenco (1965)”.

Since then, I’ve been with this LP and I could not stop. Recorded in 1965 for Elenco during Bud stay in Brazil, this LP has Joao Donato, Rosinha de Valença, which is a great guitar player, Sergio Mendes and his rhythm section, Tião Neto on bass and Chico Batera on drums.

… Back from the past

This is Bud Shank, Joao Donato & Rosinha de Valenca – Bud Shank and his Brazilian Friends (1965), for Pacific Jazz. Tracks include:


Bud Shank
(sax alto)
Joao Donato
Rosinha de Valenca
Tiao Neto
Chico Batera

Track List

01 – Sausalito
02 – Minha Saudade
03 – Samba do Aviao
04 – It was Night
05 – Silk Stop
06 – Caminho de Casa
07 – Um Abraco no Bonfa
08 – Once I Loved You
09 – Sambou, Sambou
10 – Tristeza em Mim


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Bud Shank & Clare Fischer – Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962)

2 02 2012

Link original: Bud Shank & Clare Fischer – Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962)
Publicado em: Thursday, March 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go now on the international Bossa Nova post of the day, obviously, gently provided by Caetano Rodrigues, the Great. This one brings wonderful artists, Bud Shank (sax) with a great identification with Brazilian music and Bossa Nova and Clare Fischer (piano), that has a particular meaning to zecalouro, Clare Fischer and his record Clare Fischer Plays Antonio Carlos Jobim and Clare Fischer – So Danco Samba was one of the first Caetano Rodrigues contribution, the start of the “international Bossa Nova” releases at Loronix.

This is Bud Shank and Clare Fischer – Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962), for Pacific Jazz, a nice blend of West Cost Jazz, Bossa Nova and Samba rhythms. It is amazing that this album is out of print. Bossa Nova Jazz Samba was released before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd made Bossa Nova a big hit in the US. Bossa Nova Jazz Samba features Bud Shank (sax), Clare Fischer (piano), Ralph Pena (bass) and Larry Bunker, Bob Neel, Milt Holland and Frank Guerrero (percussion). Tracks include:

01 – Samba Da Borboleta
02 – Illusao
03 – Pensativa
04 – Joao
05 – Misty
06 – Que Mais?
07 – Wistful Samba
08 – Samba Guapo


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Laurindo de Almeida and Bud Shank – Brazilliance Volume 1 (1953)

22 07 2011

Publicado em: Sunday, June 11, 2006 by zecalouro
Link original: Laurindo de Almeida and Bud Shank – Brazilliance Volume 1 (1953)

Laurindo de Almeida is one of those Brazilian musicians that left Brazil to an international career in US. Almost unknown in Brazil. Laurindo recorded with Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, and others getting some success when bossa nova was at its peak.

He helped introduce the Brazilian guitar to jazz and some specialists says that he was already making Bossa Nova in 1953, a couple of years before its beginning by the time Laurindo released with Bud Shank, Brazilliance Volume 1, that zecalouro proudly presents to you.

Let’s ready AMG for a formal introduction to this important album:

More than seven years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd introduced the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim to American audiences; guitarist Laurindo Almeida and altoist Bud Shank (in a quartet with bassist Harry Babasin and drummer Roy Harte) recorded the intriguing music heard on this CD reissue. The performances are very close to bossa nova in their combination of cool-toned jazz and Brazilian rhythms; in fact, these are arguably the first bossa nova recordings, long before even Jobim and Joao Gilberto initially recorded. Only four of the 14 tunes (“Speak Low” is heard in two versions) are not based on Brazilian folk songs, and many of the songs (particularly “Carinoso”) are quite memorable. This historically significant, very accessible, and highly recommended release is a gem. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide



Laurindo Almeida
Guitar, Main Performer, Performer
Chuck Flores
Gary Peacock
Bud Shank
Sax (Alto), Performer
Harry Babasin


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