Music Video | Elizeth Cardoso & Luiz Bonfa – Manha de Carnaval

24 07 2013

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Publicado em: Friday, February 06, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello! This is an extraordinary mid afternoon post that really worth checking out featuring Luiz Bonfa and Elizeth Cardoso performing Manha de Carnaval. Additionally, Luiz Bonfa makes a statement at the end explaining how Manha de Carnaval was created as the beginning of his partnership with Antonio Maria.

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Luiz Bonfa – Recado Novo de Luiz Bonfa (1963)

10 06 2013

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Publicado em: Friday, November 14, 2008 by zecalouro

Luiz Bonfa - Recado Novo

Hello, good evening! Loronix will be receiving a LOT of new visitors tomorrow and to welcome our new friends, Jorge Mello sent us a musician that has a special meaning to Loronix, the great Luiz Bonfa. This album falls on that “missing records” category, it was first released as the ending post of 2006. Recado Novo is very different from the other Luiz Bonfa releases we already know. Here, the focus is Luiz Bonfa as a singer, not as an instrumentalist. Let’s see.

This is Luiz Bonfa – Recado Novo de Luiz Bonfa (1963), for Odeon, featuring Luiz Bonfa guitar and voice in all tracks. Although not in this session, Maria Helena Toledo has an important participation here, delivering eight tunes composed with Luiz Bonfa, her husband at that time. Luiz Bonfa is backed by a not credited orchestra and his vocals are really enjoyable. Musicians in this session were not credited by Odeon and my searches did not return any additional information. Tracks include:

01 – Menina Flor (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
02 – Amor Demais (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
03 – Mania de Maria (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
04 – Melancolia (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
05 – Saudade Vem Correndo (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06 – Canção do Mar (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07 – Fio de Canção (Luis Antônio)
08 – Sem Esse Céu (Luis Bonfá)
09 – Cheiro de Saudade (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
10 – Reverso do Verso (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
11 – Indiferença (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
12 – Chorou Chorou (Luis Antônio)

Este disco já havia sido publicado aqui mesmo, no Órfãos do Loronix.

Luiz Bonfa – Meu Querido Violao (1959)

26 05 2013

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Publicado em: Thursday, September 25, 2008 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! It is very good to be back to Loronix after a quick hiatus of only two days that seems to last a century! I slept an average of 3 hours per day over the past two days, and these days were indeed days of intense work. My only chance to stay away from my notebook was to put eye drops. My eyes hurt!
Anyway, I have good news. A negotiation with a new Loronix collaborator was just closed this morning, a pioneer of Brazilian music at the Internet, active years before Loronix creation. This collaborator belongs to a dynasty of Brazilian music lovers, actually, the third generation of this well-known family. The days of hard work jeopardized his first post, postponed for tomorrow. I’m sure that everybody will be surprised with what comes ahead in the forthcoming days.

Meanwhile, we have a flawless release sponsored by Jorge Mello, which I would like to introduce again since we have several new friends who recently discovered Loronix. Jorge Mello is a musician, composer, music researcher, teacher, book writer and a major reference of the works of Anibal Augusto Sardinha, also known as Garoto. When you search Google about Garoto, Trio Surdina, and many other artists, you get loads and loads of Jorge Mello’s writing, including an essential series of posts released as O Cancioneiro de Garoto, at Suvaco de Cobra. Jorge Mello has been pleased us with fantastic albums and I would like to invite you to reach at the end of this post the remake of Jorge Mello’s participation at ESPN Brasil Pontape Inicial show.

These days away of Loronix are making me speak like a parrot! Better introduce another release sponsored by Jorge Mello. Let’s see.

This is Luiz Bonfa – Meu Querido Violao (1959), for Odeon, a repost with everything improved compared with the first made available almost three years ago thought a scratchy transfer at 128 Kbps. I never heard about a reissue of this album in digital format. Luiz Bonfa plays violao in all tracks, accompanied by a very creative percussion work, courtesy of Pedro “Sorongo” dos Santos. Do not miss Jorge Mello at ESPN Brasil. Tracks include:

01 – Mosaico (Luis Bonfá)
02 – Paisagem Amazônica (Luis Bonfá)
03 – Dobrado Mirim (Luis Bonfá)
04 – Autunin In New York (V. Duke)
05 – Dança Índia (Luis Bonfá)
06 – Even Song (E. Martin)
07 – Quebra-mar (Luis Bonfá)
08 – Marcha Escocesa (Luis Bonfá)
09 – Solea (Luis Bonfá)
10 – Yesterdays (J. Kerne / O. Harbach)
11 – Oração de Natal (Luis Bonfá)
12 – Prelúdio (Luis Bonfá)

Este disco já havia sido publicado aqui no Órfãos do Loronix.

Luiz Bonfa – Luiz Bonfa’s Brazilian Guitar (1957)

16 05 2013

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Publicado em: Monday, August 25, 2008 by zecalouro

Hello, good afternoon! Just a quick and extraordinary mid afternoon post to update this extraordinary album, kindly sent by Jorge Mello, which is Luiz Bonfa first album recorded for US audience in 1957, for Capitol. By the way, Capitol enthusiasm with Luiz Bonfa was so impressive that I decided to use Capitol liner notes to present this album to Loronixers. Capitol text worth a careful reading. Let’s see.This is Luiz Bonfa – Luiz Bonfa’s Brazilian Guitar (1957), for Capitol, featuring Luiz Bonfa in all tracks. Below, Capitol liner notes:

DOWN IN BRAZIL, Luiz Bonfa’ is regarded as a super-musician. Musicians who hear only his records, and haven’t seen him perform, charge him with “overdubbing” in the Les Paul manner to achieve the remarkable sounds for which he is so renowned. But Bonfa uses no mechanical tricks. His incredible technique is enough. Probably no guitarist in the world has Bonfa’s skill-speed-with the fingers. Segovia himself cannot match the fabulous Luiz for sheer technical virtuosity.

He started at 11, in Rio de Janeiro, where he was born October 17, 1922. At first Bonfa’s father taught Luiz. But the boy’s progress was rapid. Soon he was studying with Uruguay’s great classical master, Isaias Savio. Even Savio could take the young Luiz Bonfa’ no farther. And so Luiz, still in his teens, took to touring the various states of Brazil with his instrument. From each of the provinces he learned something of the people, and their cultures.

Back in Rio, Bonfa’s first records made an impact (not only in Brazil, but throughout South America) much as Les Paul did in 1950. But few listenes accepted the truth. “No man has technique so remarkable,” they argued. But Bonfa convinced all who came to see him perform, in a series of spectacular personal appearances in Rio, that his amazing dexterity and musicianship are legitimate.

Bonfa is aware of the great North American guitarists. George Van Eps, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow and John Smith, he says, are his favorites, judged solely by their records. Luiz also is partial to the orchestras of Nelson Riddle, Les Baxter and George Shearing. He’s a fishing enthusiast and, eventually wants to live in California and perhaps teach young guitarists and make records.

This album was recorded in Rio in superb high fidelity, and Capitol is privileged to present the genius of Bonfa’ for the first time on records in North America.

Track List

01 – Batutacada (Luis Bonfá)
02 – Sambolero (Luis Bonfá)
03 – Monique (Luis Bonfá)
04 – Tenderly (J. Lawrence / W. Gross)
05 – Serenata (Antônio Rebello)
06 – Xangô (Luis Bonfá)
07 – Mamboleiro (Luis Bonfá)
08 – Cajita de Música (Isaias Sávio)
09 – Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen / E. G. Harburg)
10 – Garoto (Luis Bonfá)
11 – Canção do Outono (Luis Bonfá)
12 – Calles de España (Luis Bonfá)

Este disco já havia sido publicado aqui no Órfãos do Loronix. É a versão americana do disco Alta Versatilidade, cuja capa vai abaixo:
Luiz Bonfá - Alta Versatilidade

Luiz Bonfa – Black Orpheus Impressions (1968)

4 05 2013

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Publicado em: Monday, July 21, 2008 by zecalouro

 Luiz Bonfa - Black Orpheus Impressions
Hello, good evening! It is very easy to realize the artists I like most. This is really a shame, neutrality is very important. However, it is very hard to keep preferences under control, especially when you like Brazilian music. Luiz Bonfa is one of my favorite artists and for reasons that I don’t understand, I never took this album for a careful listen, and now I know what I lost, since it was made available for the first time by a contribution from Cesar Saldanha. Let’s see.
This is Luiz Bonfa – Black Orpheus Impressions (1968), for Dot Records, released in Brazil by RGE, another fantastic Jorge Mello contribution. Personnel listing features the legendaries Eumir Deodato, Dom Um Romao and Ron Carter, including sweet vocals by Maria Helena Toledo in some tracks. Thanks once again Jorge Mello for this album that I never thought to be updated. Tracks include:


Luiz Bonfa
(violao, vocal)
Eumir Deodato
(piano, organ)
Ron Carter
Dom Um Romao
Marvin Stamn
Maria Helena Toledo

Track List & Liner Notes Information:

Luiz Bonfa - BlackOrpheusImpressions Credits



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

Luiz Bonfa – O Violao e o Samba (1962)

17 04 2013

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Publicado em Monday, June 02, 2008 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! This is the first Luiz Bonfa album made available at Loronix, a looooong time ago in July 2006. The first out of many, all above the average recorded by one of the most celebrated artists in our community. I believe that many who were here over these two years had the chance to know the work of Luiz Bonfá by Loronix, especially the friends who live outside Brazil. I always had the hope of getting the first 1962 Odeon issue of O Violao e o Samba, an album that came back recently to EMI-Odeon catalog on a very limited edition. Thanks to our great friend Jorge Mello, this mandatory upgrade reaches the first page again for our delight. Let’s see.This is Luiz Bonfa – O Violao e o Samba (1962), for Odeon, one of the most acclaimed Luiz Bonfa LP, which is also the last Luiz Bonfa release in Brazil before he made the move to the United States. I was thinking about how things would be different if Luiz Bonfá decided to stay in Brazil. I love this kind of exercise because it makes you look at an artist career from different points of view. O Violao e o Samba counts with the participation of renowned Brazilian musicians, everything describe just below at personnel listing. Tracks include:

PersonnelLuiz Bonfa
Edison Machado
Sebastião Neto
Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Chico Feitosa

Track List

01 – Inquietação (Ary Barroso)
02 – Nossos Momentos (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
03 – Meu Nome É Ninguém (Haroldo Barbosa / Luis Reis)
04 – Lamento no Morro (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Pastorinhas (Noel Rosa / João de Barro)
06 – Você Chegou Sorrindo (Luis Bonfá)
07 – Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
08 – Liberdade Demais (Hélio Nascimento / Mariano Filho)
09 – Amor Em Brasília (Luis Bonfá)
10 – Saudade da Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
11 – Copacabana (João de Barro / Alberto Ribeiro)
12 – Amor de Solidão (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)


Este disco já tinha sido publicado aqui nos Órfãos do Loronix.

Luiz Bonfa – Passeio no Rio (1960)

7 04 2013

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Publicado em: Friday, May 09, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good morning! Yesterday I was very tired; life has been really busy down here. And when that happens, the day always ends in the worst possible way, by accident; I slept on the sofa reading the back cover of this beautiful EP sent to us by Jorge Mello. I feel in the obligation of sharing this one in this extraordinary morning post. Let’s see.This is Luiz Bonfa – Passeio no Rio (1960), for Odeon, featuring four songs, including the anthological Luiz Bonfa’s Manha de Carnaval, with Luiz Bonfa singing. I could not check if these songs were recorded exclusively for this 7-inch EP, which is something that I will let you identify, I’m late for work and must leave in a second. Have a good day and do not miss another Brazilian music night at Loronix today. Tracks include:
01 – Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa / Antonio Maria)
02 – Passeio no Rio (Luiz Bonfa)
03 – Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfa / Antonio Maria)
04 – Mosaico (Luiz Bonfa)

Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Martoni ele pode ser buscado aqui.