Moacir Santos – Opus 3 NO. 1 (1968)

10 10 2013

Link original: Moacir Santos – Opus 3 NO. 1 (1968)
Publicado em: Friday, July 24, 2009 by zecalouro

Moacir Santos - Opus3 Nº 1

Hello, good evening! Perhaps, good morning! I do not know. I am writing this text without any aid of the Internet, which according to the service provider will only be back in 36 hours due a broken fiber optic cable somewhere close to my place. When living in Copacabana, these things do not happen, or when it happens, were immediately corrected. It is quite different to write about such important musician and album with no Internet to help me. Anyway, everything you are reading is coming by the old fashioned way where knowledge was the one available where your hands or your eyes reach. Let’s see.

This is Moacir Santos – Opus 3 NO. 1 (1968), for Discovery (USA), kindly provided in FLAC by my new friend MCR (which is only a temporary nickname before I get his accordance of a name). Thanks MRC, Opus 3 NO. 1 is a missing piece at Moacir Santos discography available at Loronix and if I’m not wrong, it was recorded in 1968, and issued on in 1978, ten years before the studio sessions. This is Moacir Santos playing his own creations and singing, backed by renowned musicians, which includes an amazing participation of the legendary Chaim Lewak at the piano, as available on personnel listing, also provided by MCR. Tracks include:


Moacir Santos
(arrangements, baritone sax, voice)
Don Menza
(tenor sax)
Joe Pass
Clare Fischer
Ray Pizzi
(alt sax)
Chaim Lewak
Oscar Brashear
John Heard, Bob Saraiva
Bill Henderson
(electric piano)
Frank Rosolino
Bill Hood
Jerry Redmond
Joao Donato
Frank Ponti, Alicia Rodrigues

Track List

01 – Adriana (Opus 3 Nº 1) (Moacir Santos) featuring Deborah Tompkins
02 – Evocative (Moacir Santos)
03 – What If (Moacir Santos / Y. Cotti)
04 – A Riddle (C. Berg)
05 – Make Mine Blue (Moacir Santos / Y. Cotti)
06 – The Wind Is Rising (Moacir Santos / Y. Cotti)
07 – Love Is a Happening Thing (Moacir Santos / Y. Cotti)
08 – Off And On (Moacir Santos / Y. Cotti)
09 – Pinnacle (M. Benson)
10 – Coisa Nº 6 (Moacir Santos)


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Luiz Vieira – Retalhos do Nordeste (1958) with orchestra by Moacir Santos

2 06 2013

Link original: Luiz Vieira – Retalhos do Nordeste (1958) with orchestra by Moacir Santos
Publicado em: Sunday, November 02, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! There was a time at Loronix where Saturday was a day devoted to Samba releases. We had a lot of fun on those Saturdays, many new friends were attracted and the initiative was really successful. Saturday was also a day dedicated to experiments with the launch of genres that are not regularly released at Loronix.

This is the idea behind this post. I have this album with me for a long time, but never considered a candidate to Loronix. In spite of this beautiful cover, the vinyl is very – I said VERY – scratched and I could not remove all imperfections. Retalhos do Nordeste brings a singer never released before and features arrangements of Maestro Moacir Santos. Let’s see.

This is Luiz Vieira – Retalhos do Nordeste (1958), for Copacabana, featuring a not credited conjunto regional on Side A and orchestra on Side B with arrangements by Maestro Moacir Santos. Luiz Vieira is a Brazilian singer and composer with more than 300 compositions recorded by renowned Brazilian artists. Retratos do Nordeste is Luiz Vieira first LP. Tracks include:

01 – Meus Canarin (Luiz Vieira / Timóteo Martins)
02 – Na Asa do Vento (Luiz Vieira / João do Vale)
03 – O Coco É Meu (Luiz Vieira)
04 – Maria Filó (O Danado do Trem) (Luiz Vieira / João do Vale)
05 – Embolada Mudou (Luiz Vieira)
06 – Menino de Braçanã (Luiz Vieira / Arnaldo Passos)
07 – O Vaqueiro (Luiz Vieira)
08 – Os Olhinhos do Menino (Luiz Vieira)
09 – Cantiga da Lembrança (Luiz Vieira / Epaminonas Souza)
10 – Bicha Coirãna (Luiz Vieira)


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Elizeth Cardoso – Elizeth Interpreta Vinicius (1963)

10 01 2013

Link original: Elizeth Cardoso – Elizeth Interpreta Vinicius (1963)
Publicado em: Friday, January 11, 2008 by zecalouro

Elizeth Cardoso - Elizeth Interpreta Vinicius (1963)


Today was my Daddy’s birthday, a great day for me. He took one of his albums from his collection to make available at Loronix, but I arrived late at home after birthday celebration and I could not make the transfer on time. Anyway, not a big issue, since I’m making one of the albums he likes most and an awaited repost requested by many Loronixers. Let’s see.

This is Elizeth Cardoso – Elizeth Interpreta Vinicius (1963), for Copacabana. The second cover belongs to the first original Copacabana issue and the first has Vinicius de Moraes and it is the one that I like most. Elizeth Interpreta Vinicius features Elizeth Cardoso performing Vinicius de Moraes repertoire with arrangements of Maestro Moacir Santos and the guitar of Baden Powell. With these credentials, I don’t need to set up a poll to evaluate if this LP addresses the preferences of our community. Besides the participation of Moacir Santos and Baden Powell, remaining personnel is so far not confirmed. Tracks include:


Moacir Santos
Baden Powell
Nilo Queiroz

Track List

01 – Mulher Carioca (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus (Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Sempre a Esperar (Vadico / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Menino Travesso (Moacir Santos / Vinicius de Moraes)
05 – Consolação (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Triste de Quem (Moacir Santos / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Se Você Disser Que Sim (Moacir Santos / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 – Ai de Quem Ama (Nilo Queiroz / Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – Lembre-se (Moacir Santos / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Valsa Sem Nome (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Canção do Amor Ausente (Baden Powell / Vinicius de Moraes)


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Moacir Santos – Maestro (1972)

18 02 2012

Link original: Moacir Santos – Maestro (1972)
Publicado em: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 by zecalouro

Maestro Moacir Santos is considered one of the main Brazilian arrangers of all times. He accomplished a revolutionary contribution since the 50’s, establishing a new plateau on Brazilian popular music harmonic structures. He was also an influence to the great artists we learned to admire with Loronix, such as (only a few examples): Paulo Moura, Oscar Castro Neves, Baden Powell, Mauricio Einhorn, Geraldo Vespar, Sergio Mendes, Dori Caymmi, Airto Moreira, among others. In the other hand, Moacir Santos is very underrated, being almost unknown to Brazilian mass audience, even after his passing last year.

This post is to make us remember Moacir Santos and also confirm our understanding that most of the music we have at Loronix has Moacir Santos genius as the foundation.

This is Moacir Santos – The Maestro (1972), for Blue Note, the first Moacir Santos album in the United States, featuring Clare Fischer, Joe Pass, Don Menza, among others. Tracks include:


Frank Rosolino
Hymie Lewak
Sheila Wilkinson
Bill Henderson
Moacir Santos
(sax, vocal, brass)
Oscar Brashear
David Duke
(french horn)
Clare Fischer
Don Menza
(flute, sax tenor)
Joe Pass
John Heard
Ray Pizzi

Track List

01 – Nanã (Moacir Santos / Mário Telles / Y. Kotti)
02 – Bluishmen (Moacir Santos)
03 – Luanne (Moacir Santos / Jay Livingston / R. Evans)
04 – Astral Whine (An Elegy To Any War) (Moacir Santos)
05 – Mother Iracema (Moacir Santos)
06 – Kermis (Moacir Santos)
07 – April Child (Moacir Santos / Jay Livingston / R. Evans)
08 – The Mirror’s Mirror (Moacir Santos)


Este disco já tinha sido publicado anteriormente no Loronix e, portanto, já apareceu aqui no Órfãos do Loronix.

Luiza – Luiza (1964)

5 11 2011

Link original: Luiza – Luiza (1964)
Publicado em: Monday, December 04, 2006 by zecalouro

Here we go now with a very nice album sent by the mighty Luiza is a Brazilian singer that made this self titled LP and just disappeared from the scene. Luiza was an active singer and took part on several Brazilian Festivals in the 60’s, the famous Festivais da Cancao.

This is Luiza – Luiza (1964), for RCA Victor. Luiza plays piano and acoustic guitar on this LP and is backed by a non-identified band. The arrangements are from Moacir Santos. Anyway, a great record presented by sabadabada that would make your day. Tracks include:

01 – Abandono (Chico Feitosa / Marcos de Vasconcellos)
02 – Sem Ter Por Que (Amaury Tristão / Roberto Jorge)
03 – Você (Ronaldo Bôscoli / Roberto Menescal)
04 – Passa Por Mim (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
05 – Deus Brasileiro (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
06 – Manhã Sem Você (Arisio / Luhli)
07 – Vai de Vez (Roberto Menescal / Luis Fernando Freire)
08 – Meu Caminho (Dori Caymmi / Edu Lobo)
09 – Meu Comportamento (Chico Feitosa / Marcos de Vasconcellos)
10 – Pensa (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
11 – Olhando Estrelas no Céu (Pacífico Mascarenhas / Gilberto Mascarenhas)
12 – Mar Amar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)


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Moacir Santos – Coisas (1965)

12 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Moacir Santos – Coisas (1965)
Publicado em: Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Woowww, they were true! zecalouro has been reading and listening comments about this album for decades. Every 5 stars, award, commentary and review was not exaggerated. This is a one of a kind instrumental LP from the composer, saxophonist and arranger Moacir Santos, another artist underrated by the mass audience but widely known by musicians and people who take seriously Jazz and instrumental music.

This 1965 LP, Coisas, features Moacir Santos, Roberto Menescal, Dori Caymmi, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Carlos Lyra, Joao Donato and Baden Powell. A landmark in Brazilian Music, produced by Roberto Quartin.

Zecalouro wants to say in advance that there is nothing wrong with the tracklist, where the tracks are name as Coisa Nr. 1, Coisa Nr. 2, etc. That’s exactly how the tracks were named by release time. Coisa means Thing in English.

Nothing can go wrong with this LP, Moacir Santos, Coisas (1965).


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Special Post: Moacir Santos – Maestro (1973)

9 08 2011

Link original: Special Post: Moacir Santos – Maestro (1973)
Publicado em: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 by zecalouro

Last Sunday, August 06, 2006, has passed in Los Angeles, the Brazilian Maestro Moacir Santos at the age of 80.


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Moacir Santos – Saudade (1974)

8 08 2011

Link original: Moacir Santos – Saudade (1974)
Publicado em: Saturday, August 05, 2006 by zecalouro

This is the second Moacir Santos LP at Loronix. There is nothing to say about a legend who had influence a whole generation of musicians such like Paulo Moura, Oscar Castro-Neves, Baden Powell, Maurício Einhorn, Geraldo Vespar, Bola Sete, Sérgio Mendes, Dom Um Romão, João Donato, Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra, Dori Caymmi, Airto Moreira, and Flora Purim, among others.

Moacir Santos, when interviewed by All About Jazz, gave the perfect definition of its own:

“Any time we talk, my wife says, ‘you are thinking about music again.’ I am always thinking about music.”


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