Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1973)

26 09 2013

Link original: Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1973)
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by zecalouro


Esse disco é dedicado a Roberta. Ela disse coisas que eu não sabia, mostrou revistas e riu (várias vezes) das minhas histórias. Isso faz a gente se sentir vivo. Valeu Roberta!

PS.: Amanhã teremos Walter Wanderley no Loronix. Inédito. Não percam!

Hello, good evening! It has been a month or two since I felt in love again with this masterpiece. Maybe I heard this record more than a thousand times and it is amazing how it gets better and better after each spin. It is one of the most impressive records I ever heard in my whole life. I bringing it back to the first page just to please friends who never get tired of crying for an upgrade. If you miss this one, stop reading and get yourself ready for a really lovely album. I’m keeping my original writings, including a new transfer, hi-quality cover scans and some other minor improvements.

One of the most difficult things I face when introducing Bossa Nova to new friends is to explain why Joao Gilberto is considered a genius. I know how hard it is to understand Joao Gilberto as a whole. Luiz Harding has providing us with some “basics”, which is the second and third Joao Gilberto albums released in 1960 and 1961, recently made available at Loronix.

This MASTERPIECE was recorded ten years after these two releases (if you agree the albums recorded with Stan Getz for Verve are not Joao Gilberto solo LPs) and it seems that a century has passed; Joao Gilberto is at his peak, taking to studio only his violao and a reduced percussion set. Joao Gilberto renditions of these ten songs are such like heaven on earth; take this album as something very special that will be with you for the rest of your life. I love this album and I’m now with a blend of two contradictory feelings, the happiness of showing to my friends at Loronix and the disappointment of knowing that it is out of print again.

This is Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1973), for Polydor. This is one of best albums made available at this website ever and it is very hard for me to describe it. My apologies, I think is better stop here, take it and listen with your heart and with all the love you have for the music from Brazil. Tracks include:

João Gilberto - Back


Joao Gilberto
(voz, violao)
Sonny Carr

Track List

01 – Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
02 – Undiú (João Gilberto)
03 – Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
04 – Avarandado (Caetano Veloso)
05 – Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
06 – Eu Quero Um Samba (Haroldo Barbosa / Janet de Almeida)
07 – Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)
08 – Valsa (Como São Lindos os Youguis) (Bebel) (João Gilberto)
09 – É Preciso Perdoar (Carlos Coquejo / Alcyvando Luz)
10 – Izaura (Herivelto Martins / Roberto Roberti) – Special Guest: Miúcha


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Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976)

21 07 2013

Link original: Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976)
Publicado em: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by zecalouro

João Gilberto, Stan Getz & Miúcha - The Best of Two Worlds

Hello, good evening! I’m trying to make this post since Saturday night. And I’m really sorry about this; I had to skip a really important celebration yesterday, which was Antonio Carlos Jobim, 82 years birthday. Additionally, I missed some announcements of friends that were celebrating Antonio Carlos Jobim yesterday, such as the great work made by Jassvan in New York, running a Marathon with Jobim’s music and special guests on WKCR-89.9FM, also at I’m really sad to miss this announcement and also missing the broadcast tribute itself. Jassvan always speaks about Loronix on his radio show and I urge Loronix’s community to reach the radio website and listen to Jassvan show, broadcasted every Sunday at midnight.

The show must go on, and I would like to upgrade this really nice and inexplicable underrated album, a Bossa Nova classic recorded in 1976 by Stan Getz, featuring João Gilberto and with the participation of Miucha. Let’s see.

This is Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976), for Columbia. There is something very unique about this album, which is the participation of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He wrote English lyrics to his compositions especially for this occasion. This cover is also a must and probably assembled by Columbia, since Joao Gilberto appears with the same photo with different situation in the front and back cover. This upgrade includes a new vinyl transfer with FLAC files, new cover scans and also personnel listing, with some nice surprises. Tracks include:


Joao Gilberto
(voice, violao, percussion)
Stan Getz
(tenor sax)

Airto Moreira
Billy Hart, Grady Tate, Ray Armando, Rubens Bassini
Clint Houston, Steve Swallow
Albert Dailey
Oscar Castro Neves
(violao, arrangements)

Track List

01 – Double Rainbow (Tom Jobim / G. Lees)
02 – Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
03 – Ligia (Tom Jobim)
04 – Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
05 – Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Picture In Black And White) (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
06 – Izaura (You Know I Just Shouldn’t Stay) (Herivelto Martins / Roberto Roberti / Vrs. Monica Christina)
07 – Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)
08 – João Marcello (João Gilberto)
09 – É Preciso Perdoar (Carlos Coquejo / Alcyvando Luz)
10 – Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)


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Joao Gilberto – Chega de Saudade (1959)

9 04 2013

Link original: Joao Gilberto – Chega de Saudade (1959)
Publicado em: Monday, May 12, 2008 by zecalouro

João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade

João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade -Back
Hello, good day! Actually I hope we all have a very good day this Monday. Today and every May 12 is a special day to our community, it is the day that Loronix makes anniversary, celebrating today 2 years of activities. Happy Birthday Loronix! I want to ask you a favor. Save a piece of cake for me. On a great coincidence, I will be outside home and Rio de Janeiro for two days, starting this Monday morning and coming back on Tuesday evening.

This is the reason for this amazing post, another Jorge Mello contribution and a perfect album to Loronix cross his birthday. Let’s see.

This is Joao Gilberto – Chega de Saudade (1959), for Odeon, one of the most important albums of Brazilian popular music, presenting Joao Gilberto and the Bossa Nova, the start of a revolution in the way of doing music in Brazil and abroad. Do I need to say more? Stay with Joao Gilberto and long life to Loronix. Tracks include:


Joao Gilberto
(voice, violao)

Antonio Carlos Jobim
(piano, arrangements)

Guarany, Juquinha
Milton Banana
Edmundo Maciel
Rubens Bassini

Garotos da Lua
Acyr, Edgardo, Milton Silva
(choir at 04 – Ho-Ba-La-La)

Track List

01 – Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Lobo Bobo (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
03 – Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Hô-bá-lá-lá (João Gilberto)
05 – Saudade Fez Um Samba (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
06 – Maria Ninguém (Carlos Lyra)
07 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
08 – Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
09 – Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
10 – Bim Bom (João Gilberto)
11 – Aos Pés da Cruz (Marino Pinto / Zé da Zilda)
12 – É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)


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Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1970)

30 01 2013

Link original: Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1970)
Publicado em: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 by zecalouro

Joao Gilberto - Joao Gilberto (1970)

I was wondering what to say when releasing this update and I decided to summarize the liner notes written by Julio Hungria in 1970. He says: “in the future, when Brazilian music has an historical approach, the Brazilian music should be divided in two large and different periods. The Brazilian music before Joao Gilberto and the Brazilian music after Joao Gilberto”.

This is Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1970), for Philips, also known as Joao Gilberto – En Mexico, since it was recorded in Mexico. There is a story behind Joao Gilberto two-year stay in Mexico. Joao was coming back to Brazil after living in New York from a few years and decided to stop in Mexico City for a concert. A one-night stay turned into a two-year and this album is the outcome of Joao Gilberto years in Mexico, featuring a couple of songs with lyrics in Spanish. I will now listen to Joao Gilberto before sleeping, have a nice day and always stay tuned with Loronix. Tracks include:

01 – De Conversa Em Conversa (Lúcio Alves / Haroldo Barbosa)
02 – Ela É Carioca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – O Sapo (João Donato)
04 – Esperança Perdida (Tom Jobim / Billy Blanco)
05 – Trolley Song (Irving Berlin / Vrs. Haroldo Barbosa)
06 – João Marcelo (João Gilberto)
07 – Farolito (Agustin Lara)
08 – Astronauta (Samba da Pergunta) (Pingarilho / Marcos Vasconcellos)
09 – Acapulco (João Gilberto)
10 – Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez)
11 – Eclipse (Ernesto Lecuona)


Esse disco já tinha sido publicado anteriormente aqui, no Órfãos do Loronix.

Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil – Brasil (1981)

21 01 2013

Link original: Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil – Brasil (1981)
Publicado em: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by zecalouro

Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil - Brasil (1981)

I’m feeling like a writer with a creative crisis to describe this beauty of an album. Perhaps my problem is to understand why this unusual and late Bossa Nova session featuring international musicians could result in such a solid album. Joao Gilberto has the control, playing the role of arranger and producer to work together with Tropicalia icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil to make this sublime record. This is an essential album that everybody should take for a listening and file as special on your Brazilian music affair.

This is Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil – Brasil (1981), for WEA, a short session with six songs featuring Joao Gilberto guitar, the voices of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and a special participation of Maria Bethania on track 04 – No Tabuleiro da Baiana. Personnel listing brings the acclaimed pianist and arranger Clare Fischer and Paulinho da Costa, the only Brazilian musician besides Joao Gilberto. Tracks include:


Joao Gilberto
(voice, violao, arrangements)
Clare Fischer, Michael Boddicker, Milcho Leviev
Jim Hughart
Joe Carrero
Paulinho da Costa
Johnny Mandel

Track List

01 – Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
02 – Disse Alguém (All Of Me) (Simons / Marks / Vrs. Haroldo Barbosa)
03 – Bahia Com H (Denis Brean)
04 – No Tabuleiro da Baiana (Ary Barroso) with Maria Bethânia
05 – Milagre (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – Cordeiro de Nanã (Mateus / Dadinho)


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Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney – Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988)

8 12 2012

Link original: Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney – Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988)
Publicado em: Saturday, December 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney - Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988)

This is a very interesting compilation sent by Dona Iara that it is not listed on any discography, at least the ones that I could check. By the way, several compilations were released in the late 80’s and most of them are pretty unknown. I don’t know if it is a matter of limited editions, but they are really worth checking. This LPs were recorded in the turn of the shift between vinyl to CD and they have a pretty good sound. This one is really obscure featuring remastered tunes of three great artists. Let’s see.

This is Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles & Dick Farney – Joao Gilberto, Silvia Telles & Dick Farney (1988), for EMI-Odeon, perfect for those who are giving the first steps towards Brazilian music and want to have in a glance Bossa Nova cuts from three legends. These recordings range from 1957 to 1961, as detailed on track list. Tracks include:

01 – Desafinado – JOAO GILBERTO (1958)
02 – Dindi – SYLVIA TELLES (1959)
03 – Este Seu Olhar – DICK FARNEY (1959)
04 – O Barquinho – JOAO GILBERTO (1961)
05 – A Felicidade – SYLVIA TELLES (1959)
06 – Alguem como Tu – DICK FARNEY (1958)
07 – Insensatez – JOAO GILBERTO (1961)
08 – Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce – SYLVIA TELLES (1957)
09 – Corcovado – JOAO GILBERTO (1960)
10 – Copacabana – DICK FARNEY (1958)
11 – Estrada do Sol – SYLVIA TELLES (1958)
12 – Samba de Uma Nota So – JOAO GILBERTO (1960)
13 – Marina – DICK FARNEY (1958)
14 – Eu Sei que Vou te Amar – SYLVIA TELLES (1959)


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Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto Interpreta Tom Jobim (1978)

28 11 2012

Link original: Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto Interpreta Tom Jobim (1978)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 24, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! Joao Barbosa is really connected with relevant dates of Brazilian music. Earlier this week, he told us about Carnegie Hall concert 45th anniversary and yesterday he told me about Joao Gilberto birthday, today, November 25, when Joao Gilberto celebrates his 75th birthday. Happy Birthday, Joao Gilberto, thanks Joao Barbosa and thanks a million Dona Iara for providing this album, making possible our little homage.

PS.: Forget about Joao Gilberto’s birthday, it is not today, but June 10th. My fault. Joao Barbosa did not say that yesterday. Let’s put this parrot off-line! 🙂

This is Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto Interpreta Tom Jobim (1978), for Odeon, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions performed by Joao Gilberto on his early recordings for Odeon label. This is the best of both worlds and should be listened from the start until the end on a single audition. Tracks include:

01 – A Felicidade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) from Orfeu do Carnaval
02 – Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
03 – Insensatez (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Este Seu Olhar (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
05 – Chega de Saudade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Meditação (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
07 – Samba de Uma Nota Só (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
08 – O Nosso Amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) from Orfeu do Carnaval
09 – O Amor Em Paz (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Só Em Teus Braços (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
11 – Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
12 – Discussão (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Abracadabra e no Martoni.