Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto – Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959)

30 09 2012

Link original: Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto – Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959)
Publicado em: Sunday, November 04, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! Let’s start this Sunday with an artist that I had the chance to know by a recommendation of the great Caetano Rodrigues, the great Chaim Lewak. This is the second Chaim Lewak album available at Loronix as main performer and I recommend that you get along with the first one with Chaim Lewak and his Quarteto Nostalgia, here.

Chaim Lewak was born in Israel and arrived in Brazil in 1955, hired by the legendary Vogue nightclub. In spite of being a foreigner musician, Chaim got the Brazilian way of playing very fast, becoming a legendary pianist in the nightclub scene in Rio de Janeiro. Chaim also played and collaborated on several albums recorded by Moacyr Silva. He left Brazil and moved to US on an uncertain date, probably in the late 60’s. Let’s see.

This is Chaim Lewak e Seu Conjunto – Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 (1959), for Copacabana, presented here by a Som label reissue with uncertain date. Taking in consideration the repertoire and the album title, Para Ouvir Amando Nr. 3 is a “Para Dancar” release, but Chaim Lewak piano playing is always worth checking out as well remaining musicians in this session, not credited by Som at this reissue. Tracks include:

01 – Perfume de Gardênia (R. Hernandez) The Secret (J. Lubin / I. J. Roth)
02 – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (J. Kern / O. Harbach) Symphonie (Alstone)
03 – Petite Fleur (S. Bechel)
04 – Piove (Modugno / Verde) Conoscerti (D’Anzi)
05 – Balada Triste (Dalton Vogeler / Esdras Pereira da Silva)
06 – Castigo (Dolores Duran)
07 – Fascination (F. D. Marchetti)
08 – Tu Somente Tu (Anísio Silva / Jonas Garret)
09 – Siete Notas de Amor (Santiago Alvarado)
10 – Non Dimenticar (P. G. Redi / M. Galdieri)
11 – Ontem e Hoje (Irany de Oliveira / Getúlio Macedo)
12 – Não Digo o Nome (Jair Amorim)

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Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Andreas e Milan, ele pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities. O nosso amigo colaborador anônimo também me enviou a versão original do disco (gravadora Copacabana). A capa segue abaixo (clique para ampliar):

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Quarteto Nostalgia – Quarteto Nostalgia (1960) with Chaim Lewak

17 12 2011

Link original: Quarteto Nostalgia – Quarteto Nostalgia (1960) with Chaim Lewak
Publicado em: Thursday, January 18, 2007 by zecalouro

I remember the whole story, I was on that vinyl fair in Sao Paulo with Caetano Rodrigues, I was happy like a clown with dirty fingers browsing thousands of old Brazilian LPs. Caetano came close to me with this LP on his hand saying: “Take it! It is almost new, cheap and it is a great bargain…”, I saw the cover with this marble background and I did not get inspired, so I asked Caetano, why? And he said on his trademark sentence: “É, muuuuito bom!” or “It is veeeeeery good”, in english.

Once again, Caetano was absolute right about it, this is an amazing record, zecalouro likes to hear it and is starting to make sounds such like piano. I’m very happy to show it to Loronixers.

This is Quarteto Nostalgia – Quarteto Nostalgia (1960), for Berverly. Quarteto Nostalgia is all about a musician, Chaim Lewak, the pianist of Quarteto Nostalgia. Caetano Rodrigues is a big fan of Chaim Lewak and asked also that zecalouro makes a short Chaim bios, as follows: Chaim Lewak was born in Israel and arrived in Brazil in 1955, hired by the legendary Vogue nightclub. In spite of being a foreigner musician, Chaim got the Brazilian way of playing very fast, becoming a legend in the night of Rio de Janeiro. Chaim also played and collaborated on several records from Moacyr Silva. Chaim Lewak is not in Brazil, the date he left is uncertain, he moved to the United States and is probably active until today.

It is very hard to track down information about Chaim Lewak, so I invite you to take this record with you and to hear a great Jazz piano player, one of Caetano’s favorite artists and so far one of my favorites 2007 records. Tracks include:

01 – Nunca (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
02 – Por Causa de Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
03 – Foi a Noite (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
04 – Ninguém Me Ama (Fernando Lobo / Antônio Maria)
05 – Maria (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
06 – Nova Ilusão (Claudionor Cruz / Pedro Caetano)
07 – Alguém Como Tu (Jair Amorim / José Maria de Abreu)
08 – Vingança (Lupicínio Rodrigues)
09 – Franqueza (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)
10 – Castigo (Dolores Duran)

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Este disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.