J.T. Meirelles

18 04 2013

Link original: J.T. Meirelles
Publicado em: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 by zecalouro

Meirelles & Os Copa 5 - O Som

We lost today another very important Brazilian musician, J.T. Meirelles, leader of the anthological Meirelles e Os Copa 5 one of the first Samba Jazz groups from the 60’s.

J.T. Meirelles was a gifted saxophonist, flutist and arranger and this is Loronix tribute to one of the fathers of Samba Jazz, Meirelles first album with Os Copa 5, O Som, released in 1964 by Philips, featuring J.T. Meirelles (tenor sax, flute), Pedro Paulo (trumpet), Luiz Carlos Vinhas (piano), Manoel Gusmao (bass) and Dom Um Romao (drums).

I am very sad to report the passing of two important musicians in such a short space of time.



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J.T. Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Beat Vol. 2 (1967)

15 01 2012

Link original: J.T. Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Beat Vol. 2 (1967)
Publicado em: Sunday, February 18, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Night! The album I was looking for has finally arrived. I’m talking about something that blends the music we like with Carnaval rhythms. I know there are many ones, but I’m really happy to make this one available instead of something disconnected from Loronix. A great Maestro on Carnaval, let’s see what happens.

This is J.T. Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Beat Volume 2 (1967), for London. Meirelles starts with a batucada, not a song, following with nice orchestra renditions to well known “marchinhas and ends with two Bossa Nova classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Tracks include:

01 – Ritmo
02 – Madureira Chorou (Carvalhinho / Julio Monteiro)
03 – Nega do Cabelo Duro (Rubens Soares / David Nasser)
04 – Praça Onze (Herivelto Martins / Grande Otelo)
05 – Máscara Negra (Zé Keti / Pereira Matos)
06 – A Banda (Chico Buarque)
07 – Marchinha do Grande Galo (Lamartine Babo / Paulo Barbosa)
08 – Allah-la-ô (Antônio Nássara / Haroldo Lobo)
09 – Cidade Maravilhosa (André Filho)
10 – Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
11 – Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)


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Meirelles e Os Copa 7 – Tropical (1969)

8 01 2012

Link original: Meirelles e Os Copa 7 – Tropical (1969)
Publicado em: Saturday, February 10, 2007 by zecalouro

Get set for a really nice record, solid from start to end, including this wonderful cover artwork. A record that was a commercial failure by the time of its release in 1969, being discovered and taken to the place were it should belong between the classic Samba Jazz records only a couple of years ago through a release. Blame it on zecalouro and his small green head to forget this record for such a long time.

This is Meirelles e Os Copa 7 – Tropical (1969), for London, not to be taken as the 70’s group Copa 7, this is a expanded J.T. Meirelles Copa 5. Tropical is a very curious record, a Samba Jazz classic based on American tunes, instead of Bossa Nova standards. Several musicians that we are appreciate are on the set, such as: Juarez, Dom Salvador, and many others. It is all explained bellow. This is a really self-explanatory release. Tracks include:


Chico Batera
Dom Salvador
Helcio Milito
J.T. Meirelles
Jorge Arena
(sax tenor)
Maurillio Santos
Pedro dos Santos
Robertinho Silva
Pedro Barroso

Track List

01 – Sombrero Sam
02 – Taboo
03 – The Jody Grind
04 – Fuego
05 – Barefoot Sunday Blues
06 – The Gringo
07 – Tropical
08 – Poinciana
09 – On Green Dolphin Street
10 – Summertime


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Ipanema Pop Orchestra – Bossa Nova Meets USA (1965)

29 12 2011

Link original: Ipanema Pop Orchestra – Bossa Nova Meets USA (1965)
Publicado em: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by zecalouro

I received two emails asking why Elizeth Cardoso, Zimbo Trio and Jacob do Bandolim LP is divided in four different files, the reason is quite simple, it is a double LP and was record with the always requested 320Kbps. That’s why it was splitted on that way. This should not be a barrier to listen to that legendary record that really worth the download with four parts.

Anyway, remember the first Ipanema Pop Orchestra LP released with the help of Caetano Rodrigues? I’m sure that everybody remembers, it was very successful, featuring three Brazilian arrangers, Luiz Eça, Eumir Deodato and Maestro Cipo. They are now back, with different arrangers and the same concept.

This is Ipanema Pop Orchestra – Bossa Nova Meets USA (1965), for London, featuring the Brazilian arrangers Cipo, J.T. Meirelles and K-Ximbinho, one of my favorite artists that unfortunately released a few records, all very hard to find. It is late at night down here and I do not want to get much of your attention this time, stay with Bossa Nova Meets USA. Tracks include:

01 – Charade (Henry Mancini / Mercer) arrangements: Cipo
02 – Tonight (L. Bernstein / S. Sondheim) arrangements: J.T. Meirelles
03 – Witchcraft (C. Coleman / C. Leigh) arrangements: Cipo
04 – Tender Is The Night (S. Fain / Paul Francis Webster) arrangements: Cipo
05 – Call Me Irresponsible (S. Cahn / J. V. Heusen) arrangements: Cipo
06 – I Let My Heart In San Francisco (D. Cross / G. Cory) arrangements: Cipo
07 – I Could Have Danced All Night (F. Loewe / A. J. Lerner) arrangements: Cipo
08 – Moon River (Henry Mancini / Mercer) arrangements: Cipo
09 – All The Way (S. Cahn / J. V. Heusen) arrangements: Cipo
10 – It Had Better Be Tonight (Henry Mancini / Mercer) arrangements: J.T. Meirelles
11 – Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini / Mercer) arrangements: K-Ximbinho
12 – Hello Dolly (J. Herman) arrangements: K-Ximbinho


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Joao & His Bossa Kings – Cool Samba (196?) aka JT Meirelles

2 11 2011

Link original: Joao & His Bossa Kings – Cool Samba (196?) aka JT Meirelles
Publicado em: Friday, December 01, 2006 by zecalouro

Among the several wonderful Bossa Nova LPs that Caetano sent to Loronixers last week, I’m picking up this amazing and obscure instrumental Bossa Jazz LP, which is Joao and His Bossa Kings – Cool Samba (196?), for Battle – USA, I’m wondering if Battle gave this name “Joao” to this release to cheat people and make everybody think it was a Joao Gilberto release.

Actually Joao is the mighty Brazilian sax player JT Meirelles that made this LP to Battle full of short instrumental tracks that does not least more than two minutes each. JT Meirelles (alto sax and flute) has the accompaniment of Silvio Lopez (trumpet), Antonio Oliveira (piano), Manoel Gusniao (bass), Jayme Storino (drums) and Amauri Rodrigues (percussion). Tracks include:

01 – So Danco Samba
02 – Samba Sem Nome
03 – Se Teus Olhos Falassem
04 – Batucada
05 – Conselho a Quem Quiser
06 – Solucao
07 – Carnival Meddley
08 – Gostoso e Sambar
09 – Nacao Nago
10 – Samba Toff
11 – Essa Neguinha sem Sandalia
12 – Ilha do Amor
13 – Ritmos Carnivalescos Improvisatos


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Os Cobras – O LP (1964)

23 10 2011

Link original: Os Cobras – O LP (1964)
Publicado em: Sunday, November 19, 2006 by zecalouro

This is a perfect name for a wonderful Samba Jazz instrumental combo, meet Os Cobras – O LP (1964), for RCA. Os Cobras – The Snakes – are the ones that exceed the expectations and are the best on their duties. This is the first and only release by Os Cobras.

Anyway, this is the kind of post that you make better if you introduce the musicians and this is the most awesome personnel listing I have seen so far at Loronix. Check this out.

Os CobrasTenorio Jr.

José Carlos “Zezinho”

Milton Banana

Raul de Souza


(sax alto, flute)

Paulo Moura
(sax alto)

Especial Guests


(sax baritono)

(sax tenor)

Roberto Menescal



01 – Quintessência (J. T. Meirelles)
02 – Nanã (Moacir Santos / Mário Telles)
03 – Depois de Amro (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
04 – Adriana (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
05 – Praia (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
06 – Uganda (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
07 – The Blues Walk (C. Brown)
08 – 40 Graus (Orlando Costa ”Maestro Cipó”)
09 – Chão (Amaury Tristão / Roberto Jorge)
10 – Menina Demais (Orlann Divo / Roberto Jorge)
11 – Mar Amar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
12 – Moça da Praia (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)


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Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Explosion (1974)

28 09 2011

Link original: Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Explosion (1974)
Publicado em: Saturday, November 04, 2006 by zecalouro

Let’s start this Saturday with a Red album sent by Arara Azul (Blue Macaw), Meirelles e Sua Orquestra – Brazilian Explosion (1974), for Odeon. Brazilian Explosion is one of a series of orchestra LPs released by Meirelles. There are some experiments with synthesizers and a J.T. Meirelles version of Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra, theme of the legendary movie 2001, a Space Odyssey.

It’s amazing that in 1974 a sci-fi movie predicting the year 2001 is being released again in 2006. We are really getting older. Thanks Arara Azul for this Meirelles LP, the flute player on Sylvia Telles and Rosinha de Valenca video. Tracks include:

01 – Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001 Uma Odisséia no Espaço) (Richard Strauss / version J. T. Meirelles)
02 – Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)
03 – Tristeza Pé no Chão (Armando Fernandes “Mamão”)
04 – Kriola (Hélio Matheus)
05 – Regra Três (Toquinho / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
07 – Nuvens Douradas (Tom Jobim)
08 – Cosa Nostra (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
09 – Não Tenho Lágrimas (Milton de Oliveira / Max Bulhões)
10 – Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)


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Meirelles e os Copa 5 – O Novo Som (1965)

1 08 2011

Link original: Meirelles e os Copa 5 – O Novo Som (1965)
Publicado em: Monday, July 03, 2006 by zecalouro

The second release by sax player JT Meirelles and his legendary Copa 5 – remember Copa 5, a breathtaking quintet that featured Eumir Deodato on piano, Edison Machado on drums, Roberto Menescal on guitar, Manoel Gusmao on bass, and Waltel Branco on electric guitar. The trackspick up from the brilliance of the group’s first album — mixing bossa nova with Americanhardbop styles, soloing majestically with a skill that you’ll find in few other Brazilian groups of the time. The album’s a winner both for fans of jazz and Brazilian rhythms.


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Edit by 300 discos: depois de muita conversa (ver comentários) conseguimos chegar à conclusão de qual seria a capa original deste disco, que é a apresentada acima. A questão foi levantada pelo AD a partir da capa vermelha abaixo, que concluímos ser apenas a cobertura de papelão do CD. A outra capa na sequência, parecida com a original, é a capa do lançamento do disco em CD, pois apresenta uma faixa bônus que não existia no LP: “O Barquinho”, gravada após o lançamento do LP. Maiores detalhes, consulte os comentários deste post.