Lenita Bruno e Orquestra – Musica: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Poesia: Vinicius de Moraes | Por Toda Minha Vida (1959)

31 03 2013

Link original: Lenita Bruno e Orquestra – Musica: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Poesia: Vinicius de Moraes | Por Toda Minha Vida (1959)
Publicado em: Sunday, April 27, 2008 by zecalouro

Lenita Bruno - Por Toda a Minha Vida

It is amazing how maturity makes us take things from a different perspective. That’s the feeling I had when took this album again for a hearing, perhaps after more than a decade interval. My previous opinion was of a dated album, which got stuck in time through a style of interpretation and arrangements that was out of my preferences. However, since the day Jose Matos gave it to our community, I take it for a spin every day. Thank you again Jose Matos. Now it is time to show it to Loronixers. Let’s see.

This is Lenita Bruno e Orquestra – Musica: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Poesia: Vinicius de Moraes | Por Toda Minha Vida (1959), for Festa, featuring arrangements by Maestro Leo Peracchi, Lenita Bruno’s husband at that time and not credited at the album due contractual obligations with Odeon. It is really nice to hear very different renditions of well-known Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes music with the beautiful Lenita Bruno lyric singing with the reduced, but perfectly adequate arrangements by Maestro Leo Peracchi. Maestro Radames Gnattali plays piano at Canta, Canta Mais, which is the track selected to Loronix Preview Center. I made several attempts to clean the back cover with no success; it brings liner notes by Antonio Carlos Jobim. You will find a version with no image processing inside the music. If someone skilled on Photoshop can make it, I will really appreciate.

Lenita Bruno - Por Toda a Minha Vida Back

Tracks include:

01 – Por Toda Minha Vida (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Serenata do Adeus (Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Estrada Branca (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Soneto da Separação (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Valsa de Orfeu (Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Canção de Amor Demais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – As Praias Desertas (Tom Jobim)
08 – Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – Canta Canta Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Modinha (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Cai a Tarde (Tom Jobim)
12 – Sem Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
13 – Eu Não Existo Sem Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

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Lenita Bruno – Modinhas fora de Moda (1958) arrangements by Leo Peracchi

25 11 2012

Link original: Lenita Bruno – Modinhas fora de Moda (1958) arrangements by Leo Peracchi
Publicado em: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 by zecalouro

Some albums puts a question mark in front of me with a disturbing question: why did not make it earlier? And that’s exactly what I’m asking myself now; I have this album with me years before creating Loronix. Perhaps I thought we need more time to understand it better. In spite of being an acclaimed masterpiece, Modinhas fora de Mora is not for beginners, it brings a very old Brazilian music style, Modinhas. According with my searches, the Modinha style is considered the first Brazilian authentic musical creation of the modern ages, which is something that puts the style before the creation of Samba, Choro and many others. The creation of the Modinha is estimated in the year of 1787. Let’s see.

This is Lenita Bruno – Modinhas Fora de Moda (1958), for Festa, featuring the singing of the acclaimed Lenita Bruno and arrangements of his husband, Maestro Leo Peracchi. Credits should be also given to Irineu Garcia, which is the owner of the legendary label Festa, responsible for several important releases, such as the album considered one of the Bossa Nova first steps, Cancao do Amor Demais with Elizeth Cardoso, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. Modinhas Fora de Moda also received enthusiastic acknowledgements from Maestro Heitor Villa Lobos, considering this album an extraordinary record for its music and also for the work made by Irineu Garcia, Leo Peracchi and Lenita Bruno to revisit the old genre. Lenita Bruno singing is wonderful and Maestro Leo Peracchi makes a fantastic job on arrangements. Tracks include:

01 – Cantigas (Alberto Nepomuceno / Branca Colaço)
02 – Casinha Pequenina (Tradicional / Adpt. Léo Peracchi)
03 – Se os Meus Suspiros Pudessem (Batista Siqueira)
04 – Hei de Amar-te Até Morrer (Mário de Andrade)
05 – Canção da Felicidade (Barroso Neto / Nosor Sanches)
06 – Lundú da Marquesa de Santos (Villa-Lobos / Viriato Correia)
07 – Conselhos (Carlos Gomes / Velho Experiente)
08 – Foi Numa Noite Calmosa (Luciano Gallet)
09 – Cantiga (Barroso Neto / Luis Guimarães)
10 – Róseas Flores da Alvorada (Mário de Andrade)
11 – Modinha (Jaime Ovalle / Manuel Bandeira)
12 – 1ª Trova (Alberto Nepomuceno / Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada)
13 – 2ª Trova (Alberto Nepomuceno / Magalhães Azeredo)

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Lenita Bruno – Work of Love (1967)

29 03 2012

Link original: Lenita Bruno – Work of Love (1967)
Publicado em: Thursday, May 17, 2007 by zecalouro

Today is Mr. E. birthday, Happy Birthday Mr. E. and in spite of being a special date to Mr. E. the gift is from Mr. E. to Lonixers. I really glad to celebrate Mr. E. birthday on such a wonderful manner, making another of those awesome Mr. E. releases.

This is Lenita Bruno – Work of Love (1967), for Nucleus Records (USA). It is a shame that I never knew this album existence before, an important album recorded by a really important Brazilian singer, making her first appearance at Loronix. There is a lot to say about this release, Work of Love has the participation of renowned American Musicians, such as Clare Fischer as arranger, Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Paulinho da Costa, Jose Marino, among others. Lenita Bruno recorded an essential record for Festa in 1959, Por Toda a Minha Vida, with arrangements by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leo Peracchi, which is considered as important as the legendary Cancao do Amor Demais by many reviewers.

Work of Love is part of Lenita Bruno discography in the United States, where she released also Lenita Bruno em Hollywood, just a year after this one. Thanks a million Mr. E. for providing Loronixers with such wonderful music and before I forget, happy birthday. Tracks include:

PersonnelLenita Bruno
(vocal)
Laurindo Almeida
(guitar)
Clare Fischer
(arrangements, piano, harpsichord, organ)
Paulinho da Costa
(drums, percussion)
Bud Shank
(flute)
Jose Marinho
(bass)
Ray Neopolitan
(bass)
Allen Harshman, Anatol Kaminsky, Willy Wanderburg, Gerald Vinci
(string quartet)

Track List

01 – Canta Canta Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Dindi (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira / Vrs. Ray Gilbert)
03 – Stay My Love (Dá-me) (Adilson Godoy / Vrs. F. Jay)
04 – Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você) (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes / Vrs. G. Lees)
05 – Baquianas Brasileiras Nº 5 (Villa-Lobos)
06 – Old Guitar On (Laurindo de Almeida / Mercer)
07 – Wave (Tom Jobim)
08 – Constant Rain (Chove Chuva) (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor” / Vrs. Norman Gimbel)
09 – Winter Moon (Laurindo de Almeida)
10 – Sonho de Um Carnaval (Chico Buarque)
11 – Saudade não tem cor (Lauro Miranda / Octavio Miranda) (*)
12 – That old black magic (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) (*)

(*) Mr. E. Bonus Tracks from Lenita’s participation on the long-play “7 de ouros” (Odeon SMOFB 3259).

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