Olivia Byington – Identidad (1982)

7 12 2012

Link original: Olivia Byington – Identidad (1982)
Publicado em: Friday, December 07, 2007 by zecalouro

Olivia Byington - Identidad (1982)

Olivia Byington - Identidad (1982)-BACK

Hello, good evening! Let’s start today with he album scheduled to close the day, a major change on our agenda for this Thursday and you will understand the reason later tonight. This is an artist that I learn to respect and admire this year with the help of Loronix. I’m sure we have many others friends in the same situation. Olivia Byington LPs are really nice to hear and she always makes something different on each other. Let’s see.

This is Olivia Byington – Identidad (1982), for Som Livre, recorded between July and August of 1982 in the city of Havana, Cuba. According with Olivia Byington liner notes, she went to Cuba on year earlier to perform at Festival de Varadero, being invited to record this album one year later. I’m not sure about the availability of personnel information for this session; the album only brings references to the participation of Pablo Milanes and Frank Fernandez, Emiliano Salvador, Jose Bornot and Poveda as arrangers. The repertoire features a blend of Brazilian and songs with lyrics in Spanish. Tracks include:

01 – Fantasia (Chico Buarque)
02 – Procissão (Gilberto Gil)
03 – Yo Digo Que Las Estrellas (Silvio Rodrigues)
04 – Mãe (Sergio Ricardo / Glauber Rocha)
05 – Soy Loco Por Ti, América (Gilberto Gil / Capinan)
06 – Perla Marina (Sindo Garay)
07 – Mi Son Entero (Juan Formell)
08 – Como Una Campana (Donato Poveda)
09 – De Que Callada Manera (Pablo Milanés / Nicolás Guillén)
10 – San Vicente (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
11 – Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)

gpicanco dá a dica para os amigos do Rio ou de passagem pelo Rio: Olívia está nesses sábados e domingos na Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim (Ipanema, Rio, tel. 2247-6946) até 27 de janeiro.
“… um show intimista, batizado de ‘A Vida É Perto’.”


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Olivia Byington – Melodia Sentimental (1987)

3 10 2012

Link original: Olivia Byington – Melodia Sentimental (1987)
Publicado em: Thursday, November 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Olivia Byington can be considered one of the great surprises at Loronix this year. Her first album with the participation of A Barca do Sol was released in the end of 2006 with a nice feedback from Loronixers, by the way, Corra o Risco deserves and upgrade and should be our next Olivia Byington album. Since then, we made available some albums with Olivia Byington participation until we reach the acclaimed Anjo Vadio (1980). Melodia Sentimental brings Olivia Byington in 1987 with some similarities with Anjo Vadio, such as the participation of Egberto Gismonti. Anyway, let’s see what Mrs. Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington delivers with Melodia Sentimental.

This is Olivia Byington – Melodia Sentimental (1987), for Continental. The Brazilian sax and clarinet player Edgard Duvivier has a major participation at this album, sharing production with Olivia Byington and writing most of the compositions. As told, Egberto Gismonti is special guest on track 07 – Caravela, while Jacques Morelenbaum delivers cello and keyboard player in all tracks. Remaining musicians in the set were not credited. Tracks include:

01 – Estrela (Edgar Duvivier / Manuel Bandeira)
02 – Como Um Rio (Edgar Duvivier / Thiago de Mello)
03 – Clarão (Olivia Byington / Cacaso)
04 – Desassossego (Edgar Duvivier / Olivia Byington / Fernando Pessoa)
05 – Secretária Eletrônica (Carlos Sandroni / Lu Medeiros)
06 – Soneto da Separação (Ronaldo Miranda / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Caravela (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro) with Egberto Gismonti
08 – Rubáyiát – I-II-III (Edgard Duvivier)
09 – Cartola Medley – O Mundo É Um Moinho (Cartola) Acontece (Cartola)
10 – Melodia Sentimental (Villa-Lobos / Dora Vasconcelos)


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Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil – Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil (1990)

9 09 2012

Link original: Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil – Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil (1990)
Publicado em: Monday, October 15, 2007 by zecalouro

What an album! Really great music. We had a great feedback from Loronixers on the last Olivia Byington record, Anjo Vadio. Now it is time to get along with another nice album by this great Brazilian singer, pretty different from the last one and really solid. Olivia Byington performs with the Brazilian pianist Joao Carlos Assis Brasil, twin brother of the legendary saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil, a gifted pianist with a classical background, but also a great popular music performer. This should be a real treat. Let’s see.

This is Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil – Olivia Byington & Joao Carlos Assis Brasil (1990), for Columbia, Olivia voice with Joao Carlos piano. I have no doubt that Olivia Byington is one of the greatest singer active in Brazil, being also a great collaborator, such as she did with Egberto Gismonti on her early recordings and now with Joao Carlos Assis Brasil.

I had a thought time making this ripping. Actually, I did it twice, the back cover does not bring the correct repertoire and I took a time to understand that the correct listing was available at both labels for side A and B at the vinyl media. I hope everything is fine this time. Tracks include:

01 – Medley “Cole Porter” Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) I Get a Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) Let’s do It (Let’s Fall In Love) (Cole Porter)
02 – Medley “Gershwin” Summertime (George Gershwin / Dubose Heyward) Bess You Is My Woman (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) Embraceable You (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) I’ve Got Rhythm (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
03 – Medley “Tom Jobim” Canta Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Anos Dourados (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque) Por Toda a Minha Vida (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Medley “Cartola” O Mundo É Um Moinho (Cartola) Acontece (Cartola)
05 – La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf / Louiguy)
06 – Medley “Kurt Weill” Don’t Be Afraid (K. Weil / B. Drecht) September Song (K. Weil / M. Anderson)
07 – Uva de Caminhão (Assis Valente)
08 – Luar do Sertão (Catulo da Paixão Cearense) Tico-tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu)
09 – Caravela (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro)
10 – Beau Soir (C. Debussy / P. Bourget)
11 – Medley “Victor Assis Brasil” One For Madam (Victor Assis Brasil) Elba (Victor Assis Brasil)


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Olivia – Anjo Vadio (1980)

24 08 2012

Link original: Olivia – Anjo Vadio (1980)
Publicado em: Friday, September 28, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! This is a really solid start for this Friday, an album that easily deserves a closing post, but I’m so excited with this music that I could not wait longer to show Loronixers. This is the second solo LP of this truly awesome Brazilian singer that started as member of the Brazilian progressive band A Barca do Sol. By this time, Olivia Byington had the artistic name of Olivia, which makes me feel confused sometimes with Francis Hime wife, Olivia Hime. This is a pretty solid record. Let’s see.

This is Olivia – Anjo Caido (1980), for Som Livre, never released on CD and a very difficult to find album. I’m sure you will remember Olivia Byington participation as singer on Encontro, an album recorded live together with Turibio Santos, Paulo Moura and Clara Sverner. Encontro was almost chamber music, but Anjo Caido was recorded at a time Olivia Byington was still pursuing a career as a MPB singer. I think she made the right decision; Olivia Byington is a really gifted singer that performs wonderfully on classical and popular music. Anjo Vadio has also a beautiful participation of Egberto Gismonti at 10 – Mais Clara, Mais Crua, playing piano to Olivia Byington singing. Really breathtaking, you should not miss this one. Tracks include:


Lincoln Olivetti
(arrangements, keyboards)
Robson Jorge
Alexandre, Fernando Leporace
Jorginho, Netinho, Aurino
(sax alto, tenor, baritone)
Marcio Montarroyos, Bidinho
Ed Maciel
Mauricio Maestro
Beto Resende, Nando Carneiro, Octavio Burnier
Jose Menezes
(arrangements, violao)
Dino 7 Cordas
(violao 7 cordas)
Jorge Jose
Jorge Arena
Dori Caymmi
Oscar Castro Neves
(rodhes, violao)
Muri Costa
Egberto Gismonti

Track List

01 – Anjo Vadio (Olivia Byington / Geraldo Carneiro)
02 – Onde o Sol Bate e Se Firma (Luis Melodia)
03 – Olha a Lua (John Neschling / Geraldo Carneiro)
04 – Lua Branca (Olivia Byington / Charles)
05 – Uva de Caminhão (Assis Valente)
06 – Dengo Tengo (Luli / Lucina)
07 – Doce de Pimenta (Rita Lee / Roberto de Carvalho)
08 – Primeiro Jornal (Sueli Costa / Abel Silva)
09 – Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos (Nando Carneiro / Geraldo Carneiro)
10 – Mais Clara Mais Crua (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro) with Egberto Gismonti

This is Olivia – Anjo Vadio (1980), at Loronix. Hope uEnjoy!


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Paulo Moura, Clara Sverner, Turibio Santos e Olivia Byington – Encontro (1984)

24 06 2012

Link original: Paulo Moura, Clara Sverner, Turibio Santos e Olivia Byington – Encontro (1984) 
Publicado em: Sunday, August 05, 2007 by zecalouro

Here is an album were Brazilian popular music meets Brazilian classical music on a breathtaking and unique session, one of a kind at Loronix and very hard to review and describe by this humble parrot. Encontro is a live performance of four artists, Paulo Moura, Clara Sverner, Turibio Santos and Olivia Byington, recorded on two different sessions in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. I think you should not miss this one, let’s see.

This is Paulo Moura, Clara Sverner, Turibio Santos e Olivia Byington – Encontro (1984), for Quarup. Paulo Moura has been with us in the earlier posts and it is well known to Loronxiers. Clara Sverner is an eurudite pianist and also a researcher on forgotten composers of Brazilian music, Clara Sverner has been recording with Paulo Moura since the early 80’s and their albums are also a perfect example of blending of Classical and Popular music. Turibio Santos is one of the most important classical guitar instrumentalists in Brazil, he has recorded more than 40 albums and makes also the bridge between classic and popular music with a great work of recording old composers. Olivia Byington is an acclaimed Brazilian singer and delivers nice vocals on Heitor Villa Lobos compositions. The repertoire is a mix of several styles. You should not miss this one. Tracks include:

01 – Suite Nordestina (Luiz Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira) – Turibio Santos
02 – Viola Quebrada (Brazilian Folklore with Villa Lobos Harmonization) – Turibio Santos & Olivia Byington
03 – The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) – Clara Sverner
04 – Ragtime (Erik Satie) – Clara Sverner
05 – Genea (Chiquinha Gonzaga) – Paulo Moura & Clara Sverner
06 – O Trenzinho Caipira (Villa Lobos) – Paulo Moura, Turibio Santos & Clara Sverner
07 – Bachianas Brasileiras Nr. 5 (Villa Lobos) – Quarteto
08 – Eu e a Brisa (Johnny Alf) – Paulo Moura & Olivia Byington
09 – Fantasia (Ronaldo Miranda) – Paulo Moura & Clara Sverner
10 – Modinha (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) – Turibio Santos & Olivia Byington
11 – Je Te Veux (Erik Satie / Nelson Motta) – Clara Sverner & Olivia Byington
12 – Berceuse (Victor Assis Brasil) Arrangements by Joao Carlos Assis Brasil – Paulo Moura & Clara Sverner
13 – Le Petit Negre (Claude Debussy) – Paulo Moura & Clara Sverner
14 – Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa / Antonio Maria) – Quarteto


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Olivia Byington – Corra o Risco (1978)

25 10 2011

Link original: Olivia Byington – Corra o Risco (1978)
Publicado em: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 by zecalouro

I’m probably taking all Loronix friends by surprise with this release. Olivia Byington was never mentioned or requested before. So, get yourself ready for the debut LP of Olivia Byington – Corra o Risco (1978), for Continental.

Olivia is also well-know by the fans of the amazing Brazilian progressive rock scene from the 70’s due her vocal participations with the band A Barca do Sol that revealed the renowned musician Jacques Morelenbaum. Corra o Risco is considered by some reviewers as one of a A Barca do Sol releases. This record has also the participation of John Neschling on track 10.

Corra o Risco is a self explanatory LP, an always nice Brazilian singer debut, accompanied by the symphonic progressive rock of a legendary band. This LP was first available at Acesso Raro and this material is probably from that first release. Thanks Acesso Raro, you are out of the business but still lives on our minds. Tracks include, sorry, do not miss AMG bio bellow:

Olívia Byington is a praised and awarded Brazilian singer who has worked with such artists as Tom Jobim, Silvio Rodriguez, Djavan, Clara Sverner, Wagner Tiso, Chico Buarque, Turíbio Santos, Radamés Gnattali, João Carlos Assis Brasil, Paulo Moura, and Egberto Gismonti. Her expressive discography includes A Dama do Encantado, where she sings the repertory of Aracy de Ameida, one of the best interpreters of Noel Rosa’s creations. She studied piano, violin, and classical guitar in her childhood. In 1977 she formed the group Antena Coletiva with Jacques Morelenbaum. She recorded her first album in the next year, Corra O Risco (Continental). In 1979, Byington was appointed the best vocalist of the ’70s by critics. She became well known by performing alongside A Barca do Sol; later she wasinvited to work with Tom Jobim, Wagner Tiso, Chico Buarque, Turíbio Santos, Radamés Gnattali, João Carlos Assis Brasil, Paulo Moura, and Egberto Gismonti. In 1981 she was invited to perform in Cuba by Chico Buarque. Byington recorded her third album (Identidad) on the isle the next year, invited by Silvio Rodriguez. In 1983 she recorded the soundtrack for the film Para Viver um Grande Amor with Djavan and Tom Jobim. In the next year, together with Paulo Moura, Clara Sverner, and Turíbio Santos, she recorded Encontro (Kuarup), winning the Chiquinha Gonzaga trophy. In 1990 she toured Brazil together with João Carlos Assis Brasil. Byington continued to perform and record regularly in solo or in meetings with renowned artists, touring Portugal and Italy in 1995.

01 – Fantasma da Opera (Murí Costa / Geraldo Carneiro)
02 – Lady Jane (Nando Carneiro / Geraldo Carneiro)
03 – Corra o Risco (Olivia Byington / Geraldo Carneiro)
04 – Jardim de Infância (Beto Resende / Nando Carneiro / Geraldo Carneiro)
05 – Banda dos Corações Solitários (Nando Carneiro / Geraldo Carneiro)
06 – Cavalo Marinho (Nando Carneiro / Cacaso)
07 – Lobo do Mar (Jacques Morelenbaum / João Carlos Pádua)
08 – Água e Vinho (Egberto Gismonti / Geraldo Carneiro)
09 – Brilho da Noite (Nando Carneiro / Geraldo Carneiro)
10 – Minha Pena Minha Dor (John Neschling / Geraldo Carneiro)
11 – Luz do Tango (Astor Piazzolla / Geraldo Carneiro)


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