Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional – Batucando no Morro (1958)

7 06 2013

Link original: Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional – Batucando no Morro (1958)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 08, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! Another important album being reissued at Loronix, which is also one of the first posts made available here. It is really nice to bring it back to our discography. By the time it was made available in August 2006, I thought it was the first participation of Hermeto Pascoal on recordings. I was wrong, this is his second album. The first is Clovis Pereira – Ritmos Alucinantes (1956), with Hermeto Pascoal playing accordion in two tracks. I’m searching this album and I would be really pleased if someone can make it for our discography. Batucando no Morro is the first album were Hermeto Pascoal plays in all tracks. I will keep my original writing with minor adjustments. Let’s see.

This is Pernambuco do Pandeiro e Seu Regional – Batucando no Morro (1958), for Tiger, featuring Hermeto Pascoal accordion in all tracks. Brazilian regional groups were assembled by guitar, accordion, flute, pandeiro and cavaquinho. They were active from the 30’s to 60’s. Hermeto Pascoal can be easily identified at this cover holding an accordion. Tracks include:



Pernambuco do Pandeiro, Escurinho
Hermeto Pascoal
(violão de 7 cordas)
Buey Moreira, Arno Carnegal
Raul Marques
Boca de Ouro

Track List

01 – Barracão (Luis Antônio / Oldemar Magalhães)
02 – Homenagem à Velha Guarda (Sivuca)
03 – Eu Nasci no Morro (Ary Barroso)
04 – Eu Quero É Sossego (K-Ximbinho)
05 – De Perna Bamba (Guio de Morais)
06 – Um Chorinho Pra Você (Severino Araújo)
07 – A Voz do Morro (Zé Keti)
08 – Vem Amor (Renan França / Jair Silveira)
09 – Vai Mesmo (Ataulfo Alves)
10 – Um Chorinho na Aldeia (Severino Araújo)
11 – Fracasso (Nazareno de Brito / Fernando César)
12 – Deixando Saudades (P. Sobrinho / M. Rodrigues)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Abracadabra.

Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Festa dos Deuses (1992)

31 12 2012

Link original: Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Festa dos Deuses (1992)
Publicado em: Monday, December 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Hermeto Pascoal - Festa dos Deuses (1992)todos

We closed 2006 with a Luiz Bonfa wearing a tuxedo, in the spirit of the New Year’s Eve celebration. I’m a superstitious parrot; so it is better do the same in 2007. We are closing 2008 with an artist that represents the music from Brazil, a real ambassador that promotes our music across the globe, Hermeto Pascoal. This white cover represents peace, and it is the color people use to wear in Brazil in New Year Eve celebration. The title has the words Festa and Deuses, just to bring us good luck in 2008. Anyway, in spite of this choice, driven by the occasion, this is a truly awesome album that had prematurely gone out of print. Let’s see.

This is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Festa dos Deuses (1992), for Philips. Hermeto Pascoal liner notes is the best approach to review Festa dos Deuses, made available bellow. Have a nice 2008. Tracks include:

Festa dos Deuses / Fest of the Gods is a work that I call Universal Music in all its senses: rhythmic, harmonic and melodic and fundamentally original.

I am happy to have several very special guests on this disk, like Brazilian President Collor de Mello, physical education teacher Fabíula Pascoal and the great actor and poet Mario Lago. Each of them sings marvelously well within the “sound of the aura,” sensitively captured. It is virtually impossible to explain with words and adjectives what the “sound of aura” actually is, but one thing I do know: it depends greatly upon the musicality and perception of the musician.

Then there is she, who said to me on the telephone: “Godfather, I can only reach from a low E until the F on he 5th line of the music staff,” but as the recording progressed, she got more and more relaxed until she was able to reach a high D. Because of this she ended up recording a full 7 tracks with us. I have the pleasure to present you Luciana Souza, a new and beautiful voice.

I am suspect when I speak about these great musicians, my brothers in sound in the group: Carlos, Jovino, Itibere, Marcio, Fabio and Pernambuco, but I simply must thank them for all they give of themselves, so much truth and love for this music.

Hermeto Pascoal


Hermeto Pascoal


(piano, keyboards, apito, solo de berrante, chaleira, maquina de costura, cavaquinho, surdo, flauta de bambu, accordion, voice, arrangements)

Jovino Santos Neto


(piano, keyboards, flute)

Carlos Malta


(sax, flute)

Itibere Zwarg



Marcio Bahia


(drums, percussion)

Fabio Pascoal






Track List

01 – O Galo do Airan (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 – Rainha da Pedra Azul (Hermeto Pascoal)
03 – Viajando Pelo Brasil (Hermeto Pascoal)
04 – O Farol Que nos Guia (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Pensamento Positivo (Trecho da Entrevista Concedida Pelo Excelentíssimo Sr Presidente da República Dr Fernando Collor de Mello)
06 – Peneirando Água (Hermeto Pascoal)
07 – Canção no Paiol Em Curitiba (Hermeto Pascoal)
08 – Aula de Natação (Fabíola Pascoal)
09 – Três Coisas (Mário Lago)
10 – Irmãos Latinos (Hermeto Pascoal)
11 – Depois do Baile (Hermeto Pascoal)
12 – Quando as Aves Se Encontram Nasce o Som (Uirapuru – Sabiá – Corvo – Fogo-apagou – Galo – Bacurau – Marreco) (Hermeto Pascoal)
13 – Round Midnight (Hanigham / Williams / T. Monke)
14 – Fazenda Nova (Hermeto Pascoal)
15 – Ginga Carioca (Hermeto Pascoal)
16 – Chapéu de Baeta (Hermeto Pascoal)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha. Notem a presença fabulosa da Luciana Souza nos vocais (faixas 1, 2, 4 e 7), quando ainda era uma desconhecida, no mesmo ano em que lançou seu primeiro disco independente.

Airto Moreira – Seeds on the Ground | The Natural Sound of Airto (1971)

27 12 2012

Link original só disponível nos Feeds RSS: Airto Moreira – Seeds on the Ground | The Natural Sound of Airto (1971)
Publicado em: Friday, December 28, 2007 by zecalouro

Airto Moreira - Seeds on the Ground LP (1971)-FRONT
Airto Moreira - Seeds on the Ground LP (1971)-BACK
This album is so great and so awaited by Loronixers that we will make something really different here, releasing both LP and CD versions. By the way, I have been discussing the value of Bonus Tracks on CD reissues with a friend and we came to a conclusion this tracks are not really useful and sometimes they even spoil the listening experience. Additionally, I think on most cases bonus tracks are some sort of studio leftovers and they were not included as they were not the artist will at that time. Anyway, terrific album and surprisingly out of print. Let’s see.This is Airto Moreira – Seeds on the Ground | The Natural Sound of Airto (1971), for Buddha Records, featuring a constellation of musicians, such as Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim, Dom Um Romao, Sivuca and others. This is the kind of self-explanatory release and I just like to thanks the group of friends that made available the album and the original fist issue cover artwork, great accomplishment to Loronix and great teamwork. I’m also curious to check which version, CD or LP, will be the most popular in the forthcoming days. Tracks include:

Airto Moreira
(drums, percussion, berimbau, vocal)
Flora Purim
Hermeto Pascoal
(harpsichord, flute, keyboards, bass, violao, piano, Japanese sapho)
Ron Carter
(bass, cello, cello bass)
Severino de Oliveira
(viola, viola caipira, accordion, organ)
Dom Um Romao

LP Track List

01 – Andei (I Walked) (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 – O Sonho (Moon Dreams) (Jay Livingston / R. Evans)
03 – Uri (Wind) (Hermeto Pascoal / Googie)
04 – Papo Furado (Jive Talking) (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Juntos (We Love) (Hermeto Pascoal / Flora Purim)
06 – O Galho da Roseira (The Branches Of The Rose Tree) (Hermeto Pascoal / Divina)
07 – O Galho da Roseira – Parte 2 (The Branches Of The Rose Tree) (Hermeto Pascoal / Divina)

This is Airto Moreira – Seeds on the Ground | The Natural Sound of Airto (1971), at Loronix.

Here comes the CD!

Airto Moreira - Seeds on the Ground CD (1971)-FRONT
CD Track List

01 – Andei (I Walked) (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 – O Sonho (Moon Dreams) (Jay Livingston / R. Evans)
03 – Uri (Wind) (Hermeto Pascoal / Googie)
04 – Papo Furado (Jive Talking) (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Juntos (We Love) (Hermeto Pascoal / Flora Purim)
06 – O Galho da Roseira (The Branches Of The Rose Tree) (Hermeto Pascoal / Divina)
07 – O Galho da Roseira – Parte 2 (The Branches Of The Rose Tree) (Hermeto Pascoal / Divina)

Plus Bonus Tracks

08 – Alue
09 – Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)
10 – Terror
11 – Bebe
12 – Andei
13 – Mixing
14 – The Tunnel
15 – Frevo
16 – Liamba

This is Airto Moreira – Seeds on the Ground (1971) CD Version, at Loronix.

Hope uEnjoy!


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Lagoa da Canoa, Municipio de Arapiraca (1984)

13 09 2012

Link original: Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Lagoa da Canoa, Municipio de Arapiraca (1984)
Publicado em: Friday, October 19, 2007 by zecalouro

Someone said here a great thing about Hermeto Pascoal, it was a Loronixer, I cannot remember whom. He said Hermeto was the real Brazilian music ambassador, it is a very nice statement and I totally agree. AdHoc, the frequent FLAC contributor sent this album in a very good timing, taking advantage of the last Airto Moreira post with participation of Hermeto Pascoal. Let’s see.

This is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Lagoa da Canoa, Municipio de Arapiraca (1984), for Som da Gente, featuring Hermeto Pascoal and the constellation of top-notch musicians assembled as “Grupo”, which is Hermeto Pascoal as I like most. AdHoc sent to us a 1992 CD reissue with a different cover and some additional tracks not included in the first vinyl issue. I can’t decide which cover I like most; Hermeto Pascoal photos are always amazing. What a nice album, it was a surprise to hear 04 – Papagaio Alegre with Hermeto e Grupo making on recording something that I use to do with zecalouro for leisure; they mix a parrot talking with the music. I’m thinking about recording some cuts with zecalouro to show Loronixers. Meanwhile, stay with this truly amazing Lagoa da Canoa, Municipio de Arapicara, which is the name of city where Hermeto Pascoal was born (Lagoa da Canoa), later changed to Municipio de Arapiraca. Tracks include:


Hermeto Pascoal
(flute, picolo, piano, harmonica, accordion, guitar, clarinet, oboe, sax, cavaquinho, etc.)
Jovino Santos Neto
(piano, keyboards)
Carlos Malta
(flute, sax tenor, sax soprano)
Itibere Zwarg
(bass, tuba)
Marcio Bahia
(drums, percussion)

Track List

01 – Ilza na Feijoada (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 – Santa Catarina (Hermeto Pascoal)
03 – Tiruliruli (Hermeto Pascoal)
04 – Papagaio Alegre (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Vai Mais Garotinho (Hermeto Pascoal)
06 – Monte Santo (Hermeto Pascoal)
07 – Casa de Farinha (Hermeto Pascoal)
08 – Spock na Escada (Hermeto Pascoal)
09 – Mestre Radames (Hermeto Pascoal)
10 – Aquela Coisa (Hermeto Pascoal)
11 – Frevo em Maceio (Hermeto Pascoal)
12 – Desencontro Certo (Hermeto Pascoal / Joao Ba)
13 – 7 x 88 (Hermeto Pascoal)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Abracadabra e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.  A versão publicada pelo Zeca tinha duas músicas bonus que não estão presentes na versão do Abracadabra, mas estão na da Rádio Forma e Elenco. A capa da versão do Abracadabra vai abaixo:

Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Le Petit Journal, Montparnasse, Paris (1990)

20 04 2012

Link não mais disponível no Loronix: Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Le Petit Journal, Montparnasse, Paris (1990)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 09, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go on the continuation of a very old idea of showing Loronixers live Hermeto Pascoal performances, which are the ones that Hermeto Pascoal really shines, improvises and makes reharmonization of themes he played on official CDs and LPs. By the way, Hermeto Pascoal used to urge the audiences to record his live performances and spread the tapes, in an attempt to overcome the indifference of recording companies to his music.Hermeto send green lights to promote his live performances, Loronix and this green board is very proud of doing it.This is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Le Petit Journal, Montparnasse, Paris (1990). Little is known about this concert, except we have CD quality audio and 94 minutes of music, with Hermeto playing piano, sax, percussion and synthesizers, accompanied by O Grupo on nine tracks, some of them not identified. I hope you enjoy this Hermeto Pascoal concert, one of the great Brazilian music ambassadors. Tracks include:

PersonnelHermeto Pascoal
(piano, sax, percussion, synthesizers)
Jovino Santos Neto
Elisio Costa
Jose Carlos Araujo
(sax tenor)
Itibere Zwarg
(bass, tuba)
Marcio Bahia
Jeff Gardner
(piano – Autumn Leaves)
Track List01 – Para Miles Davis
02 – Piano – Viva o Rio de Janeiro
03 – Piano
04 – Piano – ???
05 – Piano
06 – Quiabo
07 – Pisando na Areia Branca
08 – unknow
09 – Autumn LeavesThis is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Le Petit Journal, Montparnasse, Paris (1990), at Loronix.  Hope uEnjoy!


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Martoni, ele agora está disponível na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Music Video | Hermeto Pascoal – Libertango by Miscelanea Vanguardiosa Podcast

31 01 2012

Link original: Music Video | Hermeto Pascoal – Libertango by Miscelanea Vanguardiosa Podcast
Publicado em: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 by zecalouro


It has been a while we do not show something really nice from Hermeto Pascoal. I was wondering what would be a really unique Hermeto Pascoal music or video to show Loronixers. The answer came from our friend Ricardo Reston, which is the owner and maintainer of Miscelanea Vanguardiosa, a pioneer Brazilian Podcast devoted to instrumental music that you should not miss.

Ricardo is sending to Loronixers this music video bellow, showing Hermeto Pascoal in Argentina performing a amazing rendition of Libertango, from the legendary Astor Piazolla.

By the way, Miscelanea Vanguardiosa has started a series of Podcasts showing the music of Hermeto Pascoal from an historical perspective, such as those timelines we are used to see on Magazines. The first Podcast is already available, showing Hermeto Pascoal early years.

Make a visit to Miscelanea Vanguardiosa, here,, if you read English, here, and come back to watch this video, a real treat.

Hope uEnjoy!


Repost | Elis Regina & Hermeto Pascoal – Montreux Jazz Festival – Live (1979)

8 12 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Repost | Elis Regina & Hermeto Pascoal – Montreux Jazz Festival – Live (1979)
Publicado em: MONDAY, JANUARY 08, 2007

I have been receiving many requests from new Loronixers to repost this great LP recorded by Elis Regina and Hermeto Pascoal in Montreux Jazz Festival, 1979. Here is the new chance. I will keep the original post info by zecalouro. Do not miss the wonderful album review written by Stefan Sittig.Original post text:Let’s close the Brazilian Divas pool acclaiming the winner, Elis Regina. This LP was recorded in 1979, Montreux Jazz Festival with Hermeto Pascoal. The album was kept unreleased until 1982 and it is a unique Elis Performance that zecalouro is making available to Loronixers.zecalouro can’t make it better than the review wrote by Stefan Sittig at Amazon, as follows:This LP captures Elis’s brilliant performance at the 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival. The reason the album had not previously been released is because ticket sales had been so huge for Elis’s show in Montreux, that the producers decided to add a matinee the same day of the evening show. Elis performed at the matinee, knocked them dead, but then lost steam for the evening show. She was tired, feeling wiped out from giving her all in the afternoon. Although Elis did get through the entire concert and at the end of that evening’s performance, she was invited back on stage by Hermeto Pascoal to do some jamming sessions. Feeling perhaps revitalized, or more relaxed since the concert itself was over, Elis gave it her all and gave brilliant/improvisational renditions of classics of Bossa Nova, like “Corcovado”, “Girl From Ipanema” and others. And Elis left the festival feeling at least vindicated for having sung well at the improv session with Pascoal.

But she was unhappy with the evening show, it wasn’t good enough for Elis and she had her record producer promise never to release that concert live.

But 2 years later, after Elis had died, the record producer realized that they had also taped the afternoon show which had been wonderful! He then felt he must somewhat betray Elis’s trust and find the master tapes for that stunning afternoon performance.

Well, he did and that, together with the improv/jam session with Pascoal, are what have been included in this latest CD release. And let me tell you, what a JOYOUS sound Elis produces, all the tracks are excellent, really, there are no stand-outs, all are uniformly brilliant.

Perhaps her jam session with Pascoal will be the most interesting section for her faithful, longtime fans, because she interprets classics in a totally new way. I can’t think of another singer, except for perhaps Ella Fitzgerald, who could improv/scat/jam as well as Elis does in the session with Pascoal.

Pure brilliance, and a must-have for fans.

~ By Stefan Sittig, Amazon “Divawatch” reviewer.

This is Elis Regina – Live at Montreux (1979), featuring Hermeto Pascoal, at Loronix.

Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha. Existem duas versões do disco, não tenho certeza se a versão que estava no Loronix é exatamente a que está no Um que Tenha. Pela capa que consegui na Internet Wayback Machine, é ela mesmo. Trata-se da versão européia, lançada em CD em 1996.  A versão foi lançada em 1982, em LP, e relançada no CD europeu de 1996, com 9 músicas:

1. Cobra Criada (João Bosco / Paulo Emílio)
2. Cai Dentro (Baden Powell / Paulo César Pinheiro)
3. Madalena (Ivan Lins / Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza)
4. Ponta de Areia / Fé Cega, Faca Amolada / Maria, Maria (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
5. Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
6. Upa Neguinho (Edu Lobo / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
7. Corcovado (Tom Jobim) Participação: Hermeto Pascoal
8. Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Participação: Hermeto Pascoal
9. Asa Branca (Luiz Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira) Participação: Hermeto Pascoal

Existe mais uma versão da capa (é a capa do LP e da versão brasileira do CD, com as mesmas 9 músicas) que segue abaixo:


Em 2001, na série “Arquivos Warner”, foi lançado um novo CD com mais 7 faixas que não constam do LP nem dos CDs anteriores:
10. Amor Até O Fim (Gilberto Gil)
11. Mancada (Gilberto Gil)
12. Samba Dobrado (Djavan)
13. Rebento (Gilberto Gil)
14. Águas De Março (Tom Jobim)
15. Onze Fitas (Fátima Guedes)
16. Agora Tá (Sérgio Natureza – Tunai)
A capa é muito parecida com a do LP de 1982, porém sem a listagem das músicas nela:
 Graças aos amigos bOssas nOvas e Martoni, a versão com as 16 músicas agora está disponível na Rádio Forma e Elenco.