Jorge Ben – Samba Esquema Novo (1963)

2 10 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Samba Esquema Novo (1963)
Publicado em: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo

Hello, good evening! I would like to send my apologies to Loronix’s friends that sent contributions in the last weeks. For reasons that I really don’t know, several new contributions and contributors came out of the blue recently. This is really fine! Thank you.

It was very difficult to choose something among several alternatives available. The last posts were mostly by singers and I was looking for an instrumental release. I decided to take this one, for several reasons. It is the first album recorded by one of the most acclaimed artists we made available at Loronix. It is also a classic album that can be taken under an instrumental perspective since it has the participation of the legendaries Copa 5 and Os Bossa Três, lead by J.T. Meirelles and Luiz Carlos Vinhas, respectively. And it is a Jorge Ben album never released before at Loronix. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Samba Esquema Novo (1963), for Philips, with well-known Jorge Ben compositions in a short and solid session featuring best of bread Samba Jazz combos from the early 60’s. Jorge Ben had also Maestro Carlos Monteiro de Souza and Lindolpho Gaya in charge of arrangements. Anyway, I feel stupid writing about an album that everybody loves and that everybody wrote wonderful things about. That’s why I will let with Jorge Ben and his Samba Esquema Novo. Tracks include:

Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo-Back


J.T. Meirelles e os Copa 5
(01, 12, 09, 07, 04)

Lindolpho Gaya
(arrangements on 03, 08, 11, 06)

Carlos Monteiro de Souza
(arrangements on 02)

Os Bossa Três
(10, 05)

Track List

01 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben)
02 – Tim Dom Dom (João Mello / Clodoaldo Brito)
03 – Balança Pema (Jorge Ben)
04 – Vem Morena Vem (Jorge Ben)
05 – Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben)
06 – É Só Sambar (Jorge Ben)
07 – Rosa Menina Rosa (Jorge Ben)
08 – Quero Esquecer Você (Jorge Ben)
09 – Uala Ualalá (Jorge Ben)
10 – A Tamba (Jorge Ben)
11 – Menina Bonita Não Chora (Jorge Ben)
12 – Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben)


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Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil (1976)

19 06 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil (1976)
Publicado em: Saturday, December 27, 2008 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - África Brasil

Hello, good evening! It is really hard to believe this album is now out of print. It is considered by many important people as one of the best popular music albums ever recorded in Brazil. If you take a look around Rate your Music, Amazon or any other customer reviews website you will understand what I’m saying. I’m sure most of Loronix’s friends already have this album, but I think Africa Brasil also belongs to Loronix, and I hope you have a great time with this acclaimed record. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil (1976), for Philips, featuring well-known Jorge Ben tunes, including Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) — the opening track and my selection to Loronix Preview Center — Taj Mahal, Xica da Silva, Camisa 10 da Gavea and others. Personnel listing features a constellation of Brazilian musicians, including Djalma Correa, Wilson das Neves, Ze Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Ze Bigorna. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben - África Brasil -Back

Jorge Ben
(guitar, voice)
Ze Roberto Bertrami
Luna, Nenem, Gustavo, Joaozinho, Canegal, Doutor, Djalma Correa, Hermes, Ariovaldo, Wilson das Neves
Darcy, Zezinho, Marcio Montarroyos
Ze Bigorna, Oberdan
Regina, Evinha, Claudinha, Marisa, Waldyr

Track List

01 – Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma) (Jorge Ben)
02 – Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu (Jorge Ben)
03 – O Filósofo (Jorge Ben)
04 – Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro (Jorge Ben)
05 – O Plebeu (Jorge Ben)
06 – Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben)
07 – Xica da Silva (Jorge Ben)
08 – A História de Jorge (Jorge Ben)
09 – Camisa 10 da Gávea (Jorge Ben)
10 – Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado (Jorge Ben)
11 – África Brasil (Zumbi) (Jorge Ben)


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Jorge Ben – Bem-vinda Amizade (1981)

20 05 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Bem-vinda Amizade (1981)
Publicado em: Monday, September 08, 2008 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - Bem-Vinda Amizade

Hello, good evening! It is always very easy to find information about Jorge Ben albums and career, especially information written by people outside Brazil, where Jorge Ben seems to have a giant popularity. Every Jorge Ben album released at Loronix created at least ten comments, no exception. However, I could not find much information about Bem-vinda Amizade, perhaps never released on CD. Maybe I’m wrong. I had a nice time with this album today; several songs were popular by the release time in 1981. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Bem-vinda Amizade (1981), for Som Livre, featuring well known Jorge Ben compositions. I’m not versed on Jorge Ben discography, but this one seems to be on a more relaxed mood, different from Alo Alo, Como Vai?, released in the same year. Personnel listing features several percussionists supporting Jorge Ben guitar with the accompaniment of bass, drums and keyboards, in some tracks played by the legendary Lincoln Olivetti. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben
(violao, voice, guitar, percussion)
Roberto Dargbli
Bomba Sjostedt
(piano, organ)
Pena, Miss Lynn
Nenem, Bidu, Luiz Carlos, Cowbel, Joaozinho, Luizinho, Naila
A Banda do Ze Pretinho, As Gatas
Lincoln Olivetti
Jane Duboc, Guilherme Lamounier, Sonia Bournier, Robinson Jorge
Chiquinho do Acordeon
Luiz Wagner
special guest on 10

Jorge Ben - Bem-Vinda Amizade-Back

Track List

01 – O Dia Que o Sol Declarou o Seu Amor Pela Terra (Jorge Ben)
02 – Santa Clara Clareou (Jorge Ben)
03 – Oé Oé (Faz o Carro de Boi na Estrada) (Jorge Ben / Augusto de Agosto)
04 – Era Uma Vez Um Aposentado Marinheiro (Jorge Ben)
05 – Lorraine (Jorge Ben)
06 – Curumim Chama Cunhantã Que Eu Vou Contar (Todo Dia Era Dia de Índio) (Jorge Ben)
07 – Katarina Katarina (Jorge Ben)
08 – Ela Mora Em Matogrosso Fronteira Com o Paraguai (Jorge Ben)
09 – Para Que Digladiar (Jorge Ben)
10 – Luis Wagner Guitarreiro (Jorge Ben)


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Jorge Ben – Historia da MPB (1970)

30 04 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Historia da MPB (1970)
Publicado em: Thursday, July 10, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! This is the album were the last challenge with Jorge Ben and Copa Trio was taken, by the way, another mom’s contribution. I was not thinking about showing at Loronix, but when I took it again today to scan a page, I could see that two tracks are Jorge Ben backed by J.T. Meirelles e Os Copa 5 and a strange force moved my body towards the turntable for a spin. Thanks to the Loronix friend that asked for the second page scan, it is included. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Historia da Musica Popular Brasileira Nr. 8 (1970), for Abril Cultural, featuring Jorge Ben selected cuts performed by Jorge Ben, J.T. Meirelles e Os Copa 5, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Maestro Rogerio Duprat, Os Originais do Samba, Trio Mocoto, Toquinho and Trio de Edison Machado, a constellation of Brazilian artists on a 10-inch album with a extended duration of almost 27 minutes running time. This is a really nice treat for a given Wednesday. Tracks include:

The Performers

Jorge Ben
Caetano Veloso
Gal Costa
J.T. Meirelles e Os Copa 5
Os Originais do Samba
Rogerio Duprat
Trio de Edison Machado
Trio Mocoto

Track List

01 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben) with Jorge Ben & J.T. Meirelles e Os Copa 5
02 – Que Pena (Jorge Ben) with Gal Costa & Orchestra by Maestro Rogerio Duprat
03 – Cadê Tereza (Jorge Ben) with Os Originais do Samba
04 – Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben) with Jorge Ben & Trio Edison Machado
05 – Por Causa de Você Menina (Jorge Ben) with Jorge Ben & J.T. Meirelles e Os Copa 5
06 – Charles Anjo 45 (Jorge Ben) with Caetano Veloso & Jorge Ben (violão)
07 – Que Maravilha (Jorge Ben / Toquinho) with Toquinho & Jorge Ben
08 – País Tropical (Jorge Ben) with Jorge Ben & Trio Mocoto


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Jorge Ben – A Tábua de Esmeralda (1974)

15 04 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – A Tábua de Esmeralda (1974)
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - A Tábua De Esmeralda

Jorge Ben - A Tábua De Esmeralda-Back

Hello, good evening! Everybody was right saying that A Tabua de Esmeralda is Jorge Bem’s Masterpiece. I confess that I heard this album for the first time today and I’m really impressed. I’m also impressed with everything I read today about this album and I decided to make something different showing a selection of these messages to our community, they explains A Tabua de Esmeralda better than I could make on my best days. Let’s see. and Rate your Music statements.

To me, he is the single greatest musician songwriter in the world that ever was. His sound is utterly unique and majestic, rhythmic, soulfull, spiritual, poetic, perfect. Perfect. Nothing is perfect. Except his music. The only perfect thing in an imperfect universe. (musiclover,

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Memorable. Highly creative. Just an absolutely wonderful album. (tommo, Rate Your Music)

This is one of the most beautiful Jorge Ben albums of all time. I can’t believe it is almost 28 years old! I have yet to explain how some things in life can be just so perfect. (Crued,

I’m new to Brazillian music that isn’t by Sepultura, but from what I’ve heard so far, Jorge Ben is the definitive artist of the genre of samba. (Trashisawesome, Rate Your Music)

Simply, this CD transcend the frontiers of music. Perfect in musical content and in spiritual force, Tábua De Esmeralda is just a master piece! (Felipe Borelli Filho,

This is perhaps the most organic album I’ve ever experienced, and among those select few records by which ‘experience’ is a more accurate verb than ‘listen’. (londonrain, Rate Your Music)

Ben’s best. A groovy masterpiece. (bborela, Rate Your Music)

Track List

01 – Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando os Alquimistas (Jorge Ben)
02 – O Homem da Gravata Florida (Jorge Ben)
03 – Errare Humanun Est (Jorge Ben)
04 – Menina Mulher da Pele Preta (Jorge Ben)
05 – Eu Vou Torcer (Jorge Ben)
06 – Magnólia (Jorge Ben)
07 – Minha Teimosia Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar (Jorge Ben)
08 – Zumbi (Jorge Ben)
09 – Brother (Jorge Ben)
10 – O Namorado da Viúva (Jorge Ben)
11 – Hermes Trismegisto e Sua Celeste Tábua de Esmeralda (Jorge Ben / Fulcanelli)
12 – Cinco Minutos (Jorge Ben)


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Jorge Ben – Salve Simpatia (1979)

26 03 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Salve Simpatia (1979)
Publicado em: Friday, April 18, 2008 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - Salve Simpatia

Jorge Ben - Salve Simpatia-Back

Hello, good evening! I would be completely satisfied just watching this cover artwork with this really nice guy shaking hands with a friend and being embraced by a beautiful girl. I would be also very pleased if I found inside just a single track, Ive Brussel, with the participation of Caetano Veloso, blockbuster at the end of the 70’s in Brazil and a really nice song. However, this is not what Salve Simpatia has to offer, in spite of my great lack of knowledge of the entire work of Jorge Ben, this album seems to be one of his greatest. It is also a great cover, it is impossible to take my eyes out of it and give the necessary attention to music. Finally, I learned to admire Jorge Ben through Loronix and I hope you also have the same fun I had this week when I discovered this album. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Salve Simpatia (1979), for Som Livre, featuring well-known Jorge Ben tracks such like the title track Salve Simpatia and Jorge Ben duet with Caetano Veloso on Ive Brussel. I never heard about a CD reissue of Salve Simpatia and it is amazing that is currently out of print. Tracks include:


Jamil Joanes
Lincoln Olivetti
Jorge Ben
(guitar, violao, percussion, voice)
Nenem, Ariovaldo
(alto sax)
Ze Bodega
(tenor sax)
(baritone sax)
Celso, Jorginho, Lenir, Franklin
Maurilio, Marcio Montarroyos
Edmundo Maciel, Ed Maciel
Marcelo, Vidal. Pareschi, Walter Gomes, Arnaud F. Perrota, Bernardo, Stanislaw, Nairam, Bordinhao, Abramento, Bailon
Stephany, Pissarenko, Nathercia, Jandovy
Ibere, Marcio Mallard, Anne Marie, Zamith
Marcal, Canegal, Elizeu, Gordinho
Marcio Lott, Jose Luiz, Jayme Luiz, Flavinho, Jane Duboc, Sonia Burnier, Regininha

Ive Brussel Musicians

Jorge Ben
(guitar, percussion, voice)
Joaozinho, Nenem
Caetano Veloso

Track List

01 – Boiadeiro (Jorge Ben / Augusto de Agosto)
02 – Ive Brussel (Jorge Ben) with Caetano Veloso
03 – Adelita (Jorge Ben)
04 – Waldomiro Pena (Jorge Ben)
05 – Salve Simpatia (Jorge Ben)
06 – Menina Crioula (Jorge Ben)
07 – Occulatus Abis (Jorge Ben)
08 – Cantileñas de São Victor (Jorge Ben)


A versão do disco que tínhamos estava com defeito. Porém, graças aos amigos Pedro e Milan, a versão corrigida agora está disponível no Parallel Realities.

Jorge Ben – Tropical (1977)

21 03 2013

Link original: Jorge Ben – Tropical (1977)
Publicado em: Monday, April 07, 2008 by zecalouro

Jorge Ben - Tropical

Hello, good evening! One of the most difficult tasks (and more risky) at Loronix is talking about an artist that everybody knows and love, especially when I need to show an album with so little information available. This one is a perfect example, Tropical never had a CD reissue in Brazil, and until last week, was completely unknown to me. Jorge Ben fans go to the last consequences when hunting albums. I received several requests of impossible to find records, but no one ever asked or talked about this one, which is a Jorge Ben LP, always worth a lot to give a try. Let’s see.

This is Jorge Ben – Tropical (1977), for Philips, recorded in 1976 in UK for Island Records. Perhaps the only Jorge Ben album recorded outside Brazil, featuring new versions of Jorge Ben older songs, done with Brazilian and international musicians. The repertoire brings nine tunes, but with a lot to hear on 45 minutes running time. I hope Tropical amazes most of you, bringing a solid listen to start another week. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben
(voice, guitar)
Gustavo Schroeter
(drums, percussion)
Eduardo Magalhaes de Carvalho
Joao Batista Pereira
Joao Roberto Vandaluz
(piano, organ)

Track List

01 – Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben)
02 – Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando os Alquimistas (Jorge Ben)
03 – Chove Chuva (Jorge Ben)
04 – Georgia (Jorge Ben)
05 – O Namorado da Viúva (Jorge Ben)
06 – My Lady (Jorge Ben)
07 – Jesus de Praga (Jorge Ben)
08 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben)
09 – País Tropical (Jorge Ben)


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