Sao Paulo Bossa Nova | Brazil 1

13 04 2012

Link original: Sao Paulo Bossa Nova | Brazil 1
Publicado em: Saturday, June 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Sao Paulo represents 17% of Loronixers in Brazil and deserves this position. I have been in Sao Paulo several times in my life for Business, being the last two times to visit Caetano and hunt for records. It was enough to change several things in my mind about the city and people. People in Sao Paulo have a different attitude when together over a community such like Loronix, they value and put effort to be in touch with each other on a open and friendly environment. I have been learning a lot by Loronix affairs with Sao Paulo and I want to say THANKS to everybody who lives in this great city.

São Paulo is to Brazil what New York is to the United States – a cosmopolitan city, bristling with business activity and people from all over the world – both executives on the road and immigrants who settled there for good. And it shows in the music. A melting pot of civilizations, you will find a bit of everything in Sao Paulo. If you move to the interior, you will be immersed in country music, Sao Paulo style – at its best, very different from US country music, for instance. It is more subdued, more romantic and laid back.

But it is in the capital city that Sao Paulo shows the strength of its culture – it is there that experiments tend to be made, there you will find the avant-garde of Brazilian music, the absorption of the newest trends, mingled with local roots, the sounds of Europe, Asia and all of Brazil. Music for the night, for the brains and the body. Purely São Paulo.

This is Sao Paulo Bossa Nova, Caetano’s compilation for the most connected Brazilian city at Loronix, featuring:

The Performers

Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli
Maria Helena Toledo
Joao Gilberto
Os Cariocas
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Emilio Santiago
Lucio Alves
Jane Duboc
Alfredo Cardim
Conjunto de Ed Lincoln
Pedrinho Rodrigues
Leila Pinheiro

Track List

01 – Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli – Marcos Valle – Deus Brasileiro
02 – Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli – Marcos Valle – Seu Encanto
03 – Maria Helena Toledo – Tanto Amor
04 – Maria Helena Toledo – Ate de Cavaquinho
05 – Joao Gilberto – Tim Tim por Tim Tim
06 – Joao Gilberto – Isto Aqui e o que E
07 – Os Cariocas – Ela e Carioca
08 – Os Cariocas – Vivo Sonhando
09 – Tom Jobim – Nuvens Douradas
10 – Tom Jobim – Samba de Uma Nota So
11 – Tom Jobim – Meditacao
12 – Emilio Santiago – Tristeza de Nos Dois
13 – Emilio Santiago – Anos Dourados – Eu Sei que Eu Vou te Amar
14 – Lucio Alves – Valsa de uma Cidade
15 – Lucio Alves – Sabado em Copacabana
16 – Jane Duboc – So Louco
17 – Jane Duboc – A Flor e o Espinho
18 – Alfredo Cardim – Feitio de Oracao
19 – Conjunto de Ed Lincoln – Fuga
20 – Pedrinho Rodrigues – O Amor e a Cancao
21 – Leila Pinheiro – Sem Mais Adeus
22 – Leila Pinheiro – Discussao
23 – Maysa – O Barquinho


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Rio de Janeiro – Capital da Bossa Nova | Brazil 2

13 04 2012

Link original: Rio de Janeiro – Capital da Bossa Nova | Brazil 2
Publicado em: Saturday, June 02, 2007 by zecalouro

No words, just feelings, Rio de Janeiro delivered a strong participation on Brazilian cities share of visitors at Loronix last year. It is the city that I live and as more as I try, I’m always talking, talking and talking about Rio de Janeiro. Actually, it is the city where Bossa Nova was born and the place that everybody interested on culture should go in the golden age of the music from Brazil.

Rio is a hotbed of musical creation, the homeland of styles such as choro, lundu, jongo, maxixe, samba (in all its many varieties, from the music of the samba schools to bossa nova and beyond), and many others. Rio is the birthplace of Chiquinha Gonzaga, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Oscar Castro Neves, Baden Powell, Luiz Bonfá, Luiz Eça, Villa-Lobos (the greatest Brazilian classical composer) and too many to list here.

Therefore, it is impossible to summarize this entire musical explosion in two paragraphs. It can be wild, like in samba schools, or cool and sophisticated in bossa nova; or mellow and elegant, like choro; or aggressive like our local form of funk music. You could spend a lifetime listening and not hear it all. And Loronix is proud to present a nice chunk of it.

This is Rio de Janeiro – Capital da Bossa Nova, Caetano’s compilation for the city of Rio de Janeiro, featuring:

The Performers

Os Gatos
Dick Farney
Lucio Alves
Doris Monteiro
Quarteto Chaim Lewak
Gal Costa
Pery Ribeiro
Luiz Eca
Walter Wanderley
Silvio Cesar
Paulinho da Viola
Johnny Alf
Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli
Os Trovadores Urbanos
Eumir Deodato

Track List

01 – Os Gatos – Bonita
02 – Os Gatos – Agua de Beber
03 – Os Cariocas – So Quis Voce
04 – Os Cariocas – Samba do Aviao
05 – Dick Farney & Lucio Alves – Tereza da Praia
06 – Lucio Alves & Doris Monteiro – Mudando de Conversa
07 – Lucio Alves – Por Causa de Voce
08 – Lucio Alves – Ideias Erradas
09 – Quarteto Chaim Lewak – Foi a Noite
10 – Quarteto Chaim Lewak – Nunca
11 – Gal Costa – Nossos Momentos
12 – Pery Ribeiro & Luiz Eca – Curare
13 – Pery Ribeiro & Luiz Eca – Cancao que Morre no Ar
14 – Walter Wanderley – So Saudade
15 – Silvio Cesar – Pra Voce
16 – Dick Farney – Nem Eu
17 – Doris Monteiro – Eu e a Brisa
18 – Paulinho da Viola – Nervos de Aco
19 – Ivan Lins – Bilhete
20 – Pery Ribeiro – Olha
21 – Johnny Alf – Ilusao a Toa
22 – Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli – Nos e o Mar
23 – Os Trovadores Urbanos – Se Queres Saber
24 – Os Trovadores Urbanos – Bar da Noite
25 – Neco – Doralice
26 – Eumir Deodato – Tempinho Bom
27 – Eumir Deodato – Samba A


Esta coletânea pode ser buscada na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Bossa Nova nas Gerais | Brazil 3

13 04 2012

Link original: Bossa Nova nas Gerais | Brazil 3
Publicado em: Friday, June 01, 2007 by zecalouro

I will not hide my sympathy for the great State of Minas Gerais, my second State in Brazil. When I was a kid, I use to spend three months in Minas Gerais every year on a city located on south called Sao Lourenco. Minas Gerais is all about nature, bike ridings at the mountains and also birds. I have some of my birds there, they had to go away for living a better life and bring peace to my neighbors, they were about to expel me a couple of years ago.

Minas Gerais is a very special place; it was there that gold was first found in Brazil, spawning a rich culture during the Baroque period — with the churches, status and classical music all around. It was there that many Portuguese noblemen came to live and make money, bringing along the tradition of European instruments and styles — especially the music of bards and serenaders.

But Minas Gerais put a spin on it, as they do with everything is easy to sense and feel the style: never aggressive, very melodic, subtle, full of surprising harmonies to be played and sung carefully. It is well known in Brazil that people from Minas Gerais are expert at conversations that can last for hours. The same applies to their music: it feels like good conversation, acoustic guitar at hand, or the local form of the Spanish / Moorish with several different tunings, weaving sound around beautiful lyrics.

This is Bossa Nova nas Gerais, Caetano’s compilation with Bossa Nova classics performed by renowned Brazilian artists and groups, featuring.

The Performers

Wilson Simonal
Quarteto em Cy
Sergio Mendes
Roberto Menescal
Lucio Alves
Carlos Lyra
Maria Creuza
Vinicius de Moraes
Ornela Vanoni
Billy Blanco
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves
Claudette Soares
Rosinha de Valenca
Sylvia Telles
Wanda Sa
Celia Vaz

Track List

01 – Wilson Simonal – Amanhecendo
02 – Wilson Simonal – Manha no Posto 6
03 – Quarteto em Cy – Enquanto a Tristeza nao Vem
04 – Quarteto em Cy – Mascarada
05 – Quarteto em Cy – E Nada Mais
06 – Sergio Mendes – Amar em Paz
07 – Sergio Mendes – Corcovado
08 – Roberto Menescal – Tempinho Bom
09 – Lucio Alves – Ainda Mais Lindo
10 – Lucio Alves & Sylvia Telles – Esse Seu Olhar – So em Seus Bracos
11 – Lucio Alves – Moca da Praia
12 – Carlos Lyra – Saudade Fez um Samba
13 – Carlos Lyra – Se e Tarde Me Perdoa
14 – Maria Creuza & Vinicius de Moraes – Minha Namorada
15 – Maria Creuza – Chega de Saudade
16 – Maria Creuza & Vinicius de Moraes – Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce
17 – Vinicius de Moraes & Ornela Vanoni – Samba da Rosa
18 – Billy Blanco – Mocinho Bonito
19 – Billy Blanco – Domingo Azul
20 – Tom Jobim – Wave
21 – Tom Jobim – Look to the Sky
22 – Maysa – Demais
23 – Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves – Chora Tua Tristeza
24 – Claudette Soares – Ao Amigo Tom
25 – Rosinha de Valenca – Tema do Boneco de Palha
26 – Sylvia Telles – Voce e Eu
27 – MPB4 – De Palavra em Palavra
28 – Wanda Sa & Celia Vaz – Samba do Grande Amor
29 – Wanda Sa & Celia Vaz – Doralice
30 – Marcia – Aula de Matematica


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Bahia de Todas as Bossas | Brazil 4

13 04 2012

Link original: Bahia de Todas as Bossas | Brazil 4
Publicado em: Friday, June 01, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we go with the music from the country number one, Brazil. First of all, I would like to say that Caetano without knowing made one of my dreams come true. One of the most common questions of new Loronixers is how to start with Brazilian music, which is the best album for beginners? What to hear first? The answer comes with this set of four compilations, each one dedicated to one of the top four Brazilian States, ranked by number of visits to Loronix.

Bahia is the number four and is where the Portuguese first touched Brazilian soil, and also the first African slaves. It was there, also, that they first mixed and matched together with indians to create our race and our culture. Being a Northeastern state, close to the Equator, Bahia is usually hot, and hot is certainly their music (and their food, yes !).

Music from Bahia is easy to identify: strong beats, fierce rhythms, and an irresistible desired to swing your body. If not as harmonically sophisticated as others in Brazil, it is however unique in its high spirits and dancing quality. You will seldom find instrumental music in Bahia — the mood there tends to singing at full voice, preferably in open spaces.

This is Bahia de Todas as Bossas, a compilation featuring best of breed Brazilian music. This is the music you should take with you to drive alongside the beautiful beaches from Bahia, Bahia de Todas as Bossas brings:

The PerformersBossa Nova Modern Quartet
Luiz Claudio
Vinicius de Moraes
Quarteto em Cy
Dick Farney
Norma Bengel
Luiz Bonfa
Maria Helena Toledo
Stan Getz
Astrud Gilberto
Walter Wanderley
Marcos Valle
Wanda Sa
Os Trovadores Urbanos
Tamba Trio
Veronica Sabino
Rosana Toledo
Joao Donato
Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli
Conjunto Roberto Menescal

Track List

01 – Bossa Nova Modern Quartet – Fim de Semana em Eldorado
02 – Bossa Nova Modern Quartet – Chora Tua Tristeza
03 – Luiz Claudio – Tenha Pena de Mim
04 – Luiz Claudio – Amelia
05 – Vinicius de Moraes & Quarteto em Cy – Carta ao Tom 74
06 – Dick Farney & Norma Bengel – Voce
07 – Luiz Bonfa, Maria Helena Toledo & Stan Getz – Menina Flor
08 – Luiz Bonfa, Maria Helena Toledo & Stan Getz – Saudade Vem Correndo
09 – Astrud Gilberto – Fotografia
10 – Astrud Gilberto – So Tinha de Ser com Voce
11 – Walter Wanderley – Estrelinha
12 – Marcos Valle – Amor de Nada
13 – Marcos Valle – E Vem o Sol
14 – Wanda Sa – Nos e o Mar – Barquinho
15 – Os Trovadores Urbanos – Encontro com a Saudade
16 – Tamba Trio – Nuvens
17 – Tamba Trio – Imagem
18 – Veronica Sabino – Onde Anda Voce – Meu Bem Meu Mal
19 – Veronica Sabino – Nunca Mais – Nunca
20 – Rosana Toledo – Cancao que Morre no Ar
21 – Joao Donato – Amazonas
22 – Joao Donato – Sambou Sambou
23 – Orquestra Lyrio Panicalli – Rio
24 – Conjunto Roberto Menescal – Batida Diferente


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Music from All Countries | The Brazilian Day

12 04 2012

Link original: Music from All Countries | The Brazilian Day
Publicado em: Friday, June 01, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! We are now starting the last day of our international celebration and we go “national” at this last day showing country number one on last year statistics, BRASIL. Thanks everybody that is giving continuous support on our efforts to accomplish this great event, made possible with a lot of hard work, dedication and passion to the Music from Brazil.

Today was not typical; a lot of works to do that seems that will never ends. I apologize for no email response today and partially yesterday. It was a matter of choice between emails and the success of this event. I will be back on track tomorrow.

I want to summarize now what we have to Brazil. Caetano is making available to us 5 hours of best of breed Brazilian music with CD quality on a set of four breathtaking compilations.

Thanks for supporting Loronix. Let’s stop this parrot talking. Things are delayed today and I need to coordinate Loronix engineers work.


Bossa Nova Meets USA – Compilation by Caetano Rodrigues

11 04 2012

Link original: Bossa Nova Meets USA – Compilation by Caetano Rodrigues
Publicado em: Friday, June 01, 2007 by zecalouro

The United States have the second position at Loronix visitors ranking, which is not a surprise, the US have the largest music market in the world and country affairs with Bossa Nova started since the beginning, being both influenced by each other. More country info at this post closing, let’s talk about the music.

Blogger has been down in the last hour and I could not brief with Caetano, but I want to say that what is being delivered here for the US do not have any parallel within the industry. Our International tribute makes me understand that Caetano is also mastery on building compilations. I though compilations were just a matter of setting up a bunch of tracks together on any given order. I was wrong. Compilations are all about making fine selections and align them on a manner that you make a kind of curve with ups and downs using different situations to delivery a solid listening experience as a whole.

This is Bossa Nova Meets USA – Compilation by Caetano Rodrigues. Breathtaking panorama of Brazilian music renditions performed by best of breed American artists. You should take it and file as unique. Nineteen tracks and 80 minutes of listening pleasure. I will highlight some situations.

Caetano selection starts with Oscar Peterson Trio – Triste, worth the compilation alone, there are several different situations inside the song, sometimes they “Jazz away” and you realize how they will be back to Triste.

The third track features Nat King Cole performing Garota de Ipanema, a unique interpretation, recorded just a few months before Nat King Cole’s passing.

I could make others picks but, I will jump to the last track Desafinado, by The Hi-Lo’s, wise close of Caetano that makes you feel with that feeling of “I want to hear it again!”. Tracks include:

PerformersOscar Peterson Trio
Coleman Hawkings
Nat King Cole
The Ritz
Jim Tomlinson
Joe Pass
Rosemary Clooney & John Pizarelli
Laura Fygi
Tonny Bennett
Bobby Hackett & Billy Butterfield
Ella Fritzgerald
Stacey Kent
Larry Vuckovicy
Frank Sinatra
Super Sax & L.A. Voices
Carmem McRae
Monty Alexander
Trio Julie London
The Hi-Lo’s

Track List

01 – Triste – Oscar Peterson Trio
02 – Um Abraco no Bonfa – Coleman Hawkings
03 – Garota de Ipanema – Nat King Cole
04 – Meditacao – The Ritz
05 – Ela e Carioca – Jim Tomlinson
06 – Voce – Joe Pass
07 – Samba de uma Nota So – Rosemary Clooney & John Pizarelli
08 – Insensatez – Laura Fygi
09 – Samba do Aviao – Tonny Bennett
10 – Corcovado – Bobby Hackett & Billy Butterfield
11 – So Tinha que Ser com Voce – Ella Fritzgerald
12 – The Gentle Rain – Stacey Kent
13 – Rio – Larry Vuckovicy
14 – Wave – Frank Sinatra
15 – Bossa No No – Super Sax & L.A. Voices
16 – Flor de Liz – Carmem McRae
17 – Amor em Paz – Monty Alexander Trio
18 – Desafinado – Julie London
19 – Chega de Saudade – The Hi-Lo’s


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

It was very hard to find an image to represent the United States, I tried several different approaches with buildings and nature, skylines, panorama, beaches and none could meet my expectations for USA. So I decided to dig my personal photo collection taken with my digital camera in US and I found this picture with homage to John Lennon taken in front of Dakota Building, Central Park, New York.

There is something special with this image; it was taken at my first day in New York and the exact day when people were celebration 20 years of John Lennon’s passing. I did not realize that and it was a very special moment for me. My apologies on putting this picture using personal matter as criterion, but it represents a special day for me, a day that zecalouro spent a great time in the United States.

It is not a surprise the second position taken by the United States last year. The US is the major music market in the world, Brazil is the second one and both countries were musically connected since Bossa Nova has emerged.

Let’s go thought the numbers and since my web statistics software makes regional analysis it is interesting to inform Loronixers that all 50 US regions reached Loronix last year, California took the lead with 23% of visitors, followed by New York with 13%, Illinois 5% and Texas 4%. There are Loronixers on 1,335 US cities with New York concentrating most visits with 10%, followed by Los Angeles 8%, San Francisco 5%, Irvine 4% and Chicaco with 3%.

Thanks very much Loronixers from the US, you are on each US States and 1,335 cities and this is truly awesome from zecalouro perspective.

Thanks, zeca

Uwe Buschkotter and His Party Players – If I Were a Rich Bossa Nova Man (1967) | Germany

11 04 2012

Link original: Uwe Buschkotter and His Party Players – If I Were a Rich Bossa Nova Man (1967) | Germany
Publicado em: Thursday, May 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Several surprises are scheduled for Germany, country number three on Music from All Countries at Loronix. I never could imagine Germany delivering worldwide third place in terms of participation, but this is something that I want to detail on country closing information. Let’s start with Caetano’s selected pick for Germany, an album included on his Bossa Nova book that I’m having the chance to know for the first time with our tribute.

This is Uwe Buschkotter and His Party Players – If I Were a Rich Bossa Nova Man (1967), Decca Germany. This is a really unusual album, starting with this psycho cover artwork. Little is known about Uwe Buschkotter that delivers with His Partyplayers a blending of Bossa Nova with what is used to be referenced as “latin music” with a diverse repertoire mixing Brazilian music, The Beatles, among other ones that I could not identify. Tracks include:

01 – If I Were a Rich Man
02 – Soul Man
03 – Bambarina
04 – Lady Madonna
05 – Summer Samba
06 – The Fool on the Hill
07 – Sunny
08 – Guantanamera
09 – Carpenter’s Dream
10 – The Shadow of your Smile
11 – The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
12 – Sansibar


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Eliane e Martoni, ele pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.