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.

Miles Davis – Pop, Reflections in Music by Miles Davis (1973) with Hermeto Pascoal and Airto Moreira

19 11 2011

Link original: Miles Davis – Pop, Reflections in Music by Miles Davis (1973) with Hermeto Pascoal and Airto Moreira
Publicado em: Saturday, December 23, 2006 by zecalouro

Here we have a record that it is really out of Loronix style, but it is close to Christmas and it is a zecalouro’s mother advice. I found this more than a few months ago at home, since then, zecalouro’s mother keeps saying that I need to put this record at Loronix, she says that I use to hear to it several times when I was a kid, so it should be good to Loronix, etc. You known these things.

Mom’s advice could never be ignored, so let’s see what happens. This is Miles Davis – POP, New Directions in Music by Miles Davis (1973), for Columbia, the Brazilian issue of a Miles Davis record that I could never associate with the USA release, featuring Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. The participation of Hermeto Pascoal and Airto Moreira was important to make my decision to post this experimental LP, just a few songs and some long tracks with improvisations.

I don’t know why zecalouro’s mon likes this record. Perhaps she is celebrating the fact that I did not go nuts hearing this melting pot of crazy sounds. Who knows… Anyway, I hope you like it. This is a once in a lifetime release at Loronix, Christmas time… Tracks include seven Miles Davis compositions:

01 – Little Church
02 – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
03 – John McLaughlin
04 – On The Corner
05 – Sanctuary
06 – Black Satin
07 – Selim


Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças aos amigos bOssas nOvas e Martoni, ele agora pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Hermeto Pascoal – Sinfonica em Quadrinhos | with Orquestra Sinfonica Jovem de Sao Paulo

22 10 2011

Link original: Hermeto Pascoal – Sinfonica em Quadrinhos | with Orquestra Sinfonica Jovem de Sao Paulo
Publicado em: Sunday, November 19, 2006 by zecalouro

This is a bootleg recording of Hermeto Pascoal with the Orquestra Sinfonica Jovem de Sao Paulo. No, I’m not going nuts, Hermeto 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, that’s what we have here.

Hermeto experiences with classical music on this tape, recorded with an orchestra at Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo. The exact date of this recording is uncertain, probably it is from the late 80’s. Anyway, this is Hermeto Pascoal on classics and you should not miss.

Post post information: please read this post comments with accurate information provided by Jovino Santos Neto, which is the Musical Director of this concert. Thanks for the info Maestro.


Esta gravação está no Meu Cérebro Magnético, que disponibilizou a discografia completa do Hermeto. A gravação está lá como “1993 – Hermeto e Sinfônica de Campinas”, que parece ser a orquestra que realmente toca com ele. A capa que usaram segue abaixo:

Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe

17 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe
Publicado em: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006

This was a task force to accomplish, the acclaimed Hermeto Pascoal presentation at the Watanabe Sadao Night, Den-en Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan (1979).

Live Under the Sky (1979) was a series of concerts held from 25 to 29 July, 1979. The first date was “The Brazilian Night”, featuring Elis Regina and Hermeto Pascoal with the guest appearance of Sadao Watanabe. The last date was “The Sadao Watanabe Night”, featuring Sadao Watanabe backed by Hermeto Pascoal.Personnel: Hermeto Pascoal (keyboards, flute), Sadao Watanabe (sax), Jovino Santos Neto (keyboards), Itiberê Zwarg (bass), Nenê (drums), Pernambuco and Zabele (percussion).The audience was startled at the idiosyncratic look and ultra-sensational music by a Brazilian genius named Hermeto Pascoal. He looked as an eye-opener to our man Sadao Watanabe, too; they played together for the first time and Sadao got a big surprise from Pascoal’s remarkable talent. At the same time, Sadao’s playing and personality naturally impressed Pascoal, and the two eventually ended up having a hot, respectful conversation. The following text is the conversation that took place on July 29th, right after their stage entitled “the Watanabe Sadao Night”. (Reported by Takemura Jun for Swing Journal). Here is the Full Story.
01 – Japanese Radio Intro
02 – Birds (Sadao Watanabe)
03 – Just Crusin’ (Sadao Watanabe)
04 – Manhã De Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa)
05 – Samba Em Praia (Sadao Watanabe)
06 – Radio introduction by DJ Kobayashi Katsuya
07 – Samba Do Marcos (Sadao Watanabe)
08 – Serenade (Sadao Watanabe)
09 – Jegue (Hermeto Pascoal)
10 – California Shower (Sadao Watanabe)
11 – Improvisation
This is a muscle download – 216Mb – Hermeto Pascoal & Sadao Watanabe – Live Under the Sky – Den-en Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan (1979), at Loronix.
Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Martoni e Fulano Sicrano, ele agora está disponível no Um que Tenha.  Também está disponibilizado na Rádio Forma e Elenco

Music Video: Hermeto Pascoal & Elis Regina | Montreux Jazz Festival

16 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Music Video: Hermeto Pascoal & Elis Regina | Montreux Jazz Festival
Publicado em: SATURDAY, AUGUST 05, 2006

Let’s have a break to a nice video uploaded by zecalouro on YouTube, just to make it available on a the viewing YouTube windows at Loronix.

Hermeto Pascoal and Elis Regina at Montreux Festival. Hermeto is playing the Asa Branca at the piano and is trying to drive Elis to make mistakes. Really cool.


Quarteto Novo (1967) – Brazilian Jazz

3 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Quarteto Novo (1967) – Brazilian Jazz
Publicado em: TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2006

Quarteto Novo was a very important group that introduced something unique for Brazilian music, the traditions of Brazilian Northeast region mixed up with traditional Jazz. This was an important change to break culture barriers existent between different Brazilian regions.It is important to say that this change was before Tropicalia who definitively melt every different influence.

Originally, Quarteto Novo was Trio Novo, assembled to back-up Geraldo Vandre on a series of gigs sponsored by the pharmaceutical gorilla Rhodia. Quarteto novo was: Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira, Heraldo do Monte and Theo de Barros.

With this line-up, there is no need to invite you to click here.

Este disco, coletado na Internet Wayback Machine,  pode ser buscado no 300 discos.

Robertinho do Recife – Robertinho no Passo (1978) with Hermeto Pascoal

15 08 2011

Link original: Robertinho do Recife – Robertinho no Passo (1978) with Hermeto Pascoal
Publicado em: Thursday, August 17, 2006 by zecalouro

What an interesting LP! Robertinho do Recife and Hermeto Pascoal, Robertinho no Passo (1978). Two different artists together making a wonderful LP making an tribute to Frevo, which is a musical style originally from Recife (a Northeast Brazilian state) with an unique dancing played on fast tempo with tuba, trombone, trumpets and sax.

Robertinho do Recife is an authentic Brazilian guitar hero that has – as AMG says bellow – an adventurous career, playing several different genres with his one of a king guitar playing syle.

A great team was assembled to this set, which had Hermeto Pascoal as arranger and composer of most tracks on this LP. Personnel and track list follows with AMG Robertinho do Recife bio, as well.

Hermeto Pascoal
Piano Fender 88, Poly Moog, Oberheim, Sax Soprano
Herman Torres
Bass, Badstone, Mutron II
Israel Semente
Bateria, Caixa, Tímpanos
Itiberê Zwarg
Bass (tracks 1 and 8)
Sergio Boré
Robertinho de Recife
Guitarras, Ecoplex, Mutron III, Octavider, Talk Box, Big Muff, Mutron II
01 – Robertinho no Passo (Hermeto Pascoal)
02 – Nem um talvez (Hermeto Pascoal)
03 – Vassourinha (Mathias da Rocha – Joana Batista Rocha) and Fogão (Sergio Lisboa)
04 – Caboclinho (Hermeto Pascoal)
05 – Frevo dos palhaços (Robertinho de Recife)
06 – Arrecife (Robertinho de Recife)
07 – Come e dorme (Nelson Ferreira)
08 – Mundo novo (Hermeto Pascoal)
09 – Abel (Hermeto Pascoal)

The first guitarist from Recife PE to achieve national success, Robertinho do Recife had quite an adventurous career (having played with Watch Pocket) before settling down as a renowned and successful producer in his own studio in Rio de Janeiro, where he produced performers such as Elba Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Zé Ramalho. As a session musician he worked with different movements represented by performers such as Jerry Adriani, Cauby Peixoto, Jane Duboc, Os Fevers, Rosemary, Hermeto Pascoal, and Fagner, among many others. He recorded eight solo albums from 1977 to 1990. After having been run over at age ten, do Recife had his femur fractured and had to stay at home, where he saw the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on TV. Impressed by the music and especially by the guitars, he insisted that his father buy one. The first group he joined was Os Príncipes, and the first band he formed (at age 12) was Os Ermitões, while he also performed in the Éforos. At 15, he was hired as guitarist for a cruise ship traveling to Rio. From there he went to São Paulo, looking for his uncle who played at the Stardust, the nightclub of Lanny Gordin’s father. After that season he returned to Recife, where he played in several bands that were into Tropicália, Os Mutantes, and the Beatles, like Bambinos and Os Moderatos, which had its own show at the local TV station, Jornal do Commércio. When he was playing in the LSE, Arto Lindsay and Carl Kolb were in the audience. After that, do Recife played in the Contribution. In the early ’70s, when do Recife was 16, he was invited by Carl Kolb to join the country music band, Candy Show String, from Mississipi. Soon after that he joined Memphis’ Watch Pocket, who had had the international hit “Mammy Blue.” He stayed with the band for nearly two years, until his visa expired. In 1973 do Recife returned to Recife, and in the next year, became Fagner’s musician, recording Raimundo Fagner (1976), soon followed by his own first solo album, Jardim de Infância (1977). Depressed by the death of his second son and determined to abandon music, do Recife refused an invitation to join Chicago after its Brazilian percussionist Laudir de Oliveira suggested his name. At Fagner’s insistence, he participated in his Quem Viver Chorará (1978), on the track “Revelação.” The song became a hit and he started to get invitations. Soon he had his own national hit with “O Elefante.” After severalcommercial works like the pop band Yahoo, do Recife built his own studio in Rio de Janeiro RJ, where he produced all kinds of works, including his fellow citizens Elba Ramalho (“Flor da Paraíba”) and friends Geraldo Azevedo and Zé Ramalho, keeping a low profile. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide


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Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Live at Viersen Jazz Festival, Germany (1994)

13 08 2011

Link original: Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Live at Viersen Jazz Festival, Germany (1994)
Publicado em: Saturday, August 12, 2006 by zecalouro

Hermeto is a unique musician. A composer, improviser and instrumentist who is capable of playing all kinds of instruments and of turning into musical instruments everythings that his hands can hold – from water bottles to pumps, kettles and … pigs!

His official LPs and CDs show only a small fraction of his art, more contained and less spontaneous, although always brilliant and provocative. It is in the live performances that he really shines, mixing improvisation with a continuous reharmonization of the themes he plays, and letting go the creativity of the fantastic musicians that accompany him.

This is Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo – Viersen Jazz Festival, Germany (1994). zecalouro has not been able to identify who plays with Hermeto in this jazzy presentation. But it is a savory dish to be listened and admired by Loronix friends.

More will come, since zecalouro special agents are gathering a long series of live performances by Hermeto – who, by the way, used to urge the audiences to record him and spread the tapes, in an attempt to overcome the indifference of recording companies to his music – and that what Loronix is doing.


01 – Suite Paulistana
02 – Rainha da Pedra Azul
03 – Mesclado (flauta de baixo e vocalize)
04 – Flauta & Squeaky Toys
05 – Vals (flauta, piano squeaky toys)
06 – Sanfona de 8 Baixos
07 – Blues


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Hermeto Pascoal – Slaves Mass (1977)

26 07 2011

Publicado em: Thursday, June 15, 2006 by zecalouro
Link original: Hermeto Pascoal – Slaves Mass (1977)

This is a Hermeto Pascoal 1974 LP, Slaves Mass, considered a milestone on instrumental music and Jazz scene, although it is not a strictly Jazz album. On seven tracks, Hermeto plays everything, from flutes, sax, guitar, Fender piano, clavinet and weird inventions, such like: fans, bottles, tea pot, etc.

Hermeto is now in Brazil. He made a move from Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba, just to stay closer to his new young wife that is also a musician. They are playing and have recorded together a new album.


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