Manfredo Fest – After Hours (1972)

12 06 2013

Link original: Manfredo Fest – After Hours (1972)
Publicado em: Thursday, November 20, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! Mr. Jose Ignacio Neto, kindly known as JIN, the third generation of the Ignacio’s family, a family devoted to Brazilian music, and also the owner and maintainer of the legendary “A Volta” Podcast, is back to Loronix. JIN brings fantastic contributions this time, which includes a great “surprise to zeca”, an unknown album that JIN guarantees it is something never heard before by many friends. Stay tuned in the forthcoming days. Let’s see.

This is Manfredo Fest – After Hours (1972), for Daybreak, featuring Manfredo Fest piano backed by a group of American musicians. JIN wants to start great and I agree this is a great start. Manfredo Fest is one of the most requested artists by Loronix community. He was a Bossa Nova pioneer in Brazil and had also a very solid career in the US, where he made his move in the mid 1960’s, invited by Sergio Mendes and never came back to Brazil. JIN also says this album is a sought after collectors piece and widely unknown in Brazil. Tracks include:


Manfredo Fest
David King
Jay Goetting, Dick Studer
David Karr, Ray Komishke
(flute, sax)
Jack Gillespie
Jin ten Benzel, Ken Haugesag
Roman Gomes
(conga, drums)
Aurelio Grott, Mailto Rodrigues
(conga, tambourine)

Track List

01 – Amanda (Butler / Lindsay)
02 – Sleepy Shores (Pearson)
03 – Bonita (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Ray Gilbert)
04 – Hello Forever (Hill)
05 – Theme From Love Story (Lai / Sigman)
06 – Moondust (Burke / Sigman)
07 – Madalena (Ivan Lins)
08 – Midnight Sun (Hampton / Burke / Mercer)
09 – Something (George Harrison)
10 – Bossa Rock Blues (Manfredo Fest)
11 – Love Means (Wilder)


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

Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963)

17 12 2012

Link original: Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963)
Publicado em: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 by zecalouro

Manfredo e Seu Conjunto - Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963)

I was really decided to make a classic Samba Jazz album as the last post of the day and I hope my choice will make Loronix friends really pleased. It has been a while since we made available an album by Manfredo Fest, a gifted pianist that released several albums in the style in the 60’s. Bossa Nova Nova Bossa features Manfredo Fest with a Conjunto, not as a traditional trio, and accompanied by great musicians. This album was first made available with the help of Low Cost Music and now comes back to Loronix as it is no longer commercially available. Let’s see.

This is Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Bossa Nova Nova Bossa (1963), for RGE, one of the earliest Manfredo Fest releases featuring a repertoire of Bossa Nova standards performed in Samba Jazz style. In this session Manfredo Fest plays piano, sax and organ, being also in charge of arrangements. Toninho Pinheiro, Hector Costita, Clayber and Os Titulares do Ritmo are Conjunto members, as described on personnel listing. Tracks include:


Manfredo Fest
(organ, piano, sax, arrangements)
Toninho Pinheiro
Hector Costita
(sax, flute)
Os Titulares do Ritmo

Track List

01 – Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Batida Diferente (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
03 – Nós e o Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 – Eu Sou Feliz (Lili Galiteri Fest)
05 – O Amor Que Acabou (Durval Ferreira)
06 – Bossa na Praia (Pery Ribeiro / Geraldo Cunha)
07 – Minha Saudade (João Donato)
08 – Bossa no Choro (Manfredo Fest)
09 – Outra Vez (Tom Jobim)
10 – Ah Se Eu Pudesse (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
11 – Olhou Pra Mim (Silvio César)
12 – Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Martoni.

Os Sambeatles – Os Sambeatles (1966) Manfredo Fest Trio | United Kingdom

9 04 2012

Link original: Os Sambeatles – Os Sambeatles (1966) Manfredo Fest Trio | United Kingdom
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 by zecalouro

We cannot mention UK without showing this masterpiece, Manfredo Fest Trio as Sambeatles, playing Beatles with Samba Jazz groove. Fascinating, even if you are not a Beatles fan. This is a repost and it is one of the first albums made available at Loronix. Perhaps nobody had the chance to see it at archives, so this is the chance that you cannot miss. Tracks include:

01 – Can’t Buy Me Love (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
02 – Michelle (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
03 – A Hard Day’s Night (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
04 – Girl (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
05 – Ticket To Ride (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
06 – I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
07 – Help (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
08 – Yesterday (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
09 – All My Loving (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
10 – And I Love Her (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
11 – Ask Me Why (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
12 – If I Fell (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)

Este disco pode ser buscado no 300 Discos e também na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

I’m a huge fan of The Beatles, I said it before, not once, but many times, that’s why UK picture is the legendary Abbey Road cover artwork. UK participation at Loronix was really solid with 173 cities getting in touch with Loronix last year. London takes the lead with 37% of visits, followed by Brentford, Manchester and Birmingham.

I have several friends from UK that I had the chance to make with Loronix. As I woke up today with memory gaps, I will not mention them, afraid of forgetting someone. My greeting goes to all Loronixers from UK, I hope you stay connected next year with the same strength you did last year.

Thanks, zecalouro

Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Evolucao (1964)

26 01 2012

Link original: Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Evolucao (1964)
Publicado em: Thursday, March 01, 2007 by zecalouro

I happened again, not a tragedy and no big deal, just the willing to make things perfect, but the post we decided to be the great close of the day is cancelled. Perhaps tomorrow. But I’m not bored, the replacement is great. Look at the picture. This is a very hard to find album, requested by several Loronixers. Sent by Caetano Rodrigues, The Great.

This is Manfredo e Seu Conjunto – Evolucao (1964), for RGE, perhaps one of most sought after album released by Manfredo Fest. Take a special attention to the quality of these MP3s, ripped by Caetano Rodrigues on best of breed equipment. Caetano is also an expert on those mysterious cartridges, stylus, tone arms brands and serial numbers. It is amazing. He knows everything by heart and I learned a lot with him. This is all for the benefit of our community, the deliverables were improved a lot in the last weeks and issue reporting are being kept to a minimum.

I was supposed to speak about Manfredo Festand I’m here talking about equipments. It’s because the music is self-explanatory, missing on several serious collections and essential. Mr. JimR will be pleased. Thanks Caetano. Tracks include:

PersonnelDorimar Vasconcelos
Álvaro Brito
Luis De Andrade “Boneca”
Humberto Klaiber de Souza
(bass, harmonica)
Antônio Anunciação and Antoninho Pinheiro
Renato Cauchioli, Roberto Gagliardi, Benedito P. dos Santos and Antônio Cecato

Track List

01 – Evolução (Pery Ribeiro / Geraldo Cunha)
02 – Samba Torto (Tom Jobim / Aloysio de Oliveira)
03 – Rio (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
05 – Madrugada (Luis Bonfá)
06 – Adoro o Samba (Manfredo Fest / Lili Galiteri Fest)
07 – Fuga (Durval Ferreira)
08 – Vagamente (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
09 – Pra Que Chorar (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – O Que Eu Gosto de Você (Silvio César)
12 – Chora Coração (Denis Brean / Osvaldo Guilherme)


Este disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Manfredo Fest – Just Jobim (1998)

24 12 2011

Link original: Manfredo Fest – Just Jobim (1998)
Publicado em: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 by zecalouro 

I had the chance to hear this LP for the first time yesterday; I did not know what I was missing. I decided to post this album as the second of our tribute to show how this record surprises me. I don’t know details of Manfredo Fest biography and his association to the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, but the first thing that came on my mind yesterday was that I had in hands a sincere and emotive tribute to Tom Jobim made by a fan, a sincere admirer of the Maestro, so great is the repertoire and so wonderful is the interpretation and details on each song. Thanks for this LP Caetano, truly amazing.

This is Manfredo Fest – Just Jobim (1998), for DMP. On top of everything I said before, this is the last Manfredo Fest LP. I use to never put my personal opinion on records at Loronix and I will make an exception this time, run for it. Period. Some tracks are not well known Jobim works and belongs to a movie soundtrack that you will hear about today, stay tuned. Tracks include:


Manfredo Fest

David Finck

Cyro Baptista

Steve Davis

Track List

01 – Aguas de Marco
02 – Wave
03 – Desafinado
04 – Double Rainbow
05 – Amparo
06 – Girl from Ipanema
07 – Anos Dourados
08 – Agua de Beber
09 – Ligia
10 – So Tinha que Ser com Voce
11 – Quiet Nights
12 – Luisa


Este disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Manfredo Fest – Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976)

6 12 2011

Link original: Manfredo Fest – Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976)
Publicado em: Sunday, January 07, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good night! Let’s make a great start today with a recommendation of Ed Motta, who said enthusiastically that this LP is one of the greatest releases of Manfredo Fest. Let’s check Ed Motta’s pick.

This is Manfredo Fest – Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976), for TM Productions, if I’m not wrong, the last record released by Manfredo Fest. Brazilian Dorian Dream was recorded in the United States, Minneapolis, with Manfredo Fest (piano and synthesizers), Thomas Kini (bass), Alejo Poveda (drums and percussion) and Roberta Davis (vocals). Thanks for Ed Motta, not for the music, but for the recommendation. Tracks include:

01 – Brazilian Dorian Dream (Manfredo Fest)
02 – Facing East (Manfredo Fest)
03 – Jungle Cat (Manfredo Fest)
04 – That’s What She Says (Manfredo Fest)
05 – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (R. Rogers)
06 – Who Needs It (Manfredo Fest)
07 – Braziliana Nº 1 (Manfredo Fest)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Manfredo Fest Trio – Manfredo Fest Trio (1965)

8 11 2011

Link original: Manfredo Fest Trio – Manfredo Fest Trio (1965)
Publicado em: Thursday, December 07, 2006 by zecalouro

I was wondering today if I could keep the “agreement” of a Samba or Bossa Jazz LP a day without DVD backup. For my surprise this LP was not included on backup and it is the first time I’m happy for missing one. This is Manfredo Fest Trio – Manfredo Fest Trio (1965), for RGE, a very early Manfredo Fest LP that you cannot miss.

Thanks to Cesar Saldanha for making this contribution. This is among one of the most acclaimed Manfredo Fest LP with the Trio line-up for this release as Manfredo Fest (piano), Mathias Mattos (bass) and Heitor Guy (drums). Tracks include:

01 – Reza (Edu Lobo / Ruy Guerra)
02 – Quem É Homem Não Chora (Vera Brasil / Geraldo Vandré)
03 – Samba de Verão (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 – “M E ” Vestida de Amarelo (Zezinho Alves)
05 – Estamos Aí (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn)
06 – Você (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
07 – Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 – Impulso (Manfredo Fest / Mathias Mattos / Heitor Guy)
09 – Só Você (Mathias Mattos)
10 – Enquanto a Tristeza Não Vem (Sergio Ricardo)
11 – Samba de Negro (Roberto Corrêa / Sylvio Son)
12 – O Menino das Laranjas (Theo de Barros)


Este disco pode ser buscado no CB Latin Jazz Corner.

Manfredo Fest – Manifestations (1979)

28 10 2011

Link original: Manfredo Fest – Manifestations (1979)
Publicado em: Sunday, November 26, 2006 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Night! Let’s start the day with a rarely reviewed and spoken Manfredo Fest release, the Brazilian organist from the South Region that started together with the legends of the gold Brazilian instrumental years and could sustain a solid career in US with several acclaimed releases, this is Manfredo Fest – Manifestations (1979), for Tabu Records.

Never released in CD, the set counts with Manfredo Fest (organ), Victor Feldman (percussion), Fred Jackson (woodwind), Randall Aldcroft (trombone), Oscar Brashear (trumpet), Oscar Castro Neves (guitar), Laudir Soares de Oliveria (percussion), Jay Graydon (electric guitar), William Green (woodwind), Jerry Hey (trumpet), Jim Hughart (bass), Abe Laboriel (bass), Tim May (electric guitar), Jerry Peters (keyboards), Lee Ritenour (electric guitar), John Rowin (electric guitar), Claudio Slon (drums), Maurice Spears (trombone), Jerry Steinholtz (percussion), William M. Collette (woodwind), Clark Spangler (synthesizer) and Gerald Steinholtz (percussion).

Big personnel listing, the highlights are Claudio Slon, Oscar Castro neves, Victor Feldman and Lee Ritenour. I hope you like this release of a great artist that unfortunately is not well known in Brazil. Tracks include:

01 – Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
02 – Jungle Kitten
03 – Koko and Leeroe
04 – Arigo
05 – Send in the Clowns
06 – Who Needs It
07 – Bach’s Prelude and Fugue #2


Este disco pode ser buscado no Groove do Bom.

Manfredo Fest Trio – Alma Brasileira (1966)

21 08 2011

Link original: Manfredo Fest Trio – Alma Brasileira (1966)
Publicado em: Saturday, August 26, 2006 by zecalouro

This is really great stuff, the first LP of Manfredo Fest and his Trio, simply beautiful all the way through with Manfredo Fest (piano), Mathias Mattos (bass) and Heitor Guy (drums).

Manfredo is a real Jazzman, influenced by Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson e George Shearing. Manfredo has a classical background, blind since birth, he learned to play the piano by Braille. It is not his debut at Loronix, however, Manfredo deserves an AMG bio. Tracks include:

01 – Pout-Pourri (several songs dedicated to Marias)
02 – Contracanto
03 – Joga A Tristeza No Mar
04 – Amanha
05 – Canto De Ossanha
06 – Alma Brasileira
07 – Definitivamente
08 – Um Abracinho
09 – Sonho De Um Carnaval
10 – Luz Serena
11 – Diza

One of the better-kept secrets among Brazil’s bossa nova pioneers, Manfredo Fest’s popularity and profile rose dramatically in the 1990s. Legally blind since birth, Fest’s greatest early influence was George Shearing, but he developed his own approach apart from Shearing and other Brazilian jazz pianists, unleashing relentlessly flowing streams of bop-flavored notes against a Brazilian pulse, occasionally letting his classical roots show.

Fest’s father, an émigré from Germany, was a concert pianist who chaired the University of Porto Alegre’s music department. Accordingly, Fest studied classical piano as a youth, learning to read music in Braille, but after graduating from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, his tastes had turned toward jazz and samba. Fest was part of the gathering of Brazilian musicians of the late-’50s who were developing the bossa nova movement, and he made a number of trio recordings in that vein from 1961 to 1966. After emigrating to Minneapolis in 1967, Fest moved to Los Angeles where he served as keyboardist and arranger for Bossa Rio and toured with Sergio Mendes. By 1973, Fest had moved to Chicago, playing there and on the Playboy Club circuit and in 1988, he settled in Palm Harbor, FL. After recording for a few independent labels, Fest finally achieved a breakthrough in the American market upon signing with Concord Picante in the early ’90s, producing a series of energetic, Brazilian-flavored, bop-grounded, small-group albums. While awaiting a liver transplant, he died October 8, 1999, at the age of 63.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.