Milton Banana – O Ritmo e o Som da Bossa Nova (1963)

1 09 2013

Link original: Milton Banana – O Ritmo e o Som da Bossa Nova (1963)
Publicado em: Sunday, March 29, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! I had a day with some surprises, good and bad surprises. Evaluating these ups and downs, I think the balance was not very good, and the best thing to do on these days is to sleep early and wake up on a better shape. However, I’m very happy with the sequel of albums made available at Loronix. Take a look at the last five or eight posts and you should agree with me. We had excellent albums and most of them never had a chance of being reissued on CD.

I believe I made the right choice postponing my sleep time for a few hours. I’m feeling much better right now, especially remembering this album, which is one of the first made available at Loronix and a very important Brazilian instrumental music album featuring Milton Banana, the creator of Bossa Nova drumming style, backed by another legend of the movement, Oscar Castro Neves and Conjunto. This is a required update that you cannot miss. Let’s see.

This is Milton Banana e Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves – O Ritmo e O Som da Bossa Nova (1963), for Audio Fidelity, now available with the original first AF 1984 edition with Milton Banana with the name that made his fame instead of Miltinho from the US release. Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves is a quartet, but other musicians were in this session and they did not received credits by Audio Fidelity. This is one of those self-explanatory albums. Tracks include:





Oscar Castro Neves
Iko Castro Neves
Henry Perci Wilcox
Roberto Pontes Dias
Leo Wright
(flute, sax)

Track List

01 – Você e Eu (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 – Bossa Nova Blues (Oscar Castro Neves)
03 – Não Faz Assim (Oscar Castro Neves)
04 – Influência do Jazz (Carlos Lyra)
05 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
06 – O Amor e a Rosa (Pernambuco / Antônio Maria)
07 – O Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
08 – Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
09 – O Menino Desce o Morro (De Rosa / Vera Brasil)
10 – Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Boato (João Roberto Kelly)
12 – Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)


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Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves – Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves (1973)

18 03 2013

Link original: Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves – Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves (1973)
Publicado em: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 by zecalouro

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Hello, good evening! I spent a time today looking on Loronix archives planning next month, fully dedicated on bring them back. We have a really huge collection with several nice albums, some of them bring nice memories from the days they were posted for the first time and this is an album that I never consider a candidate for an upgrade. It is probably one of the first conversions I made at Loronix and I got very pleased to show it in December 2006. Let’s see.

This is Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves – Alaide Costa & Oscar Castro Neves (1973), for Odeon, which is not an Alaide Costa career LP with the participation of Oscar Castro Neves, they share the role of main performers here, and the results are outstanding. Oscar Castro Neves delivers above of the average arrangements and Alaide Costa seems to be totally involved in the session, probably, the best album she ever recorded, even better than her 1965 release with the participation of Jongo Trio. If you are new to this record, consider taking it and if you already know the first issue, take it, everything was upgraded. Tracks include:

01 – Obrigada Meu Bem (Aloysio de Oliveira / Silvinha Telles)
02 – Sabe Você (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Só Não Vem Você (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
04 – Caminhos (Luis Jorge / Regina Werneck)
05 – Noturno (Em Tempo de Samba) (Custódio Mesquita / Evaldo Ruy)
06 – Companheira da Manhã (Oscar Castro Neves / Regina Werneck)
07 – Cala Meu Amor (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 – Outono (Billy Blanco)
09 – Murmúrios (João Pinto / Regina Célia)
10 – Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
11 – Amigo Amado (Alaíde Costa / Vinicius de Moraes)
12 – A Dama de Vermelho (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Pedro Caetano)


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Os Grandes Sucessos do Paramount (1965)

23 09 2012

Link original: Os Grandes Sucessos do Paramount (1965)
Publicado em: Sunday, October 28, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! Teatro Paramount in Sao Paulo is part of Bossa Nova history. In the early 60’s, Walter Silva – also known as Pica-Pau, produced a series of concerts featuring renowned Brazilian artists that were very successful. Most of these performances were recorded and later released by RGE on 30 Anos de Bossa Nova series, featuring ten albums with five of these concerts produced by Walter Silva. Os Grandes Sucessos do Paramount is not a live recording of a given day, but a compilation organized by Walter Silva featuring the best moments of those days. Let’s see.

This is Os Grandes Sucessos do Paramount (1965), for RGE, with recordings from Teatro Paramount Bossa Nova concerts from 1964 and 1965. Two of these five albums with Teatro Paramount sessions are already available at Loronix, O Fino da Bossa (1964) and A Bossa no Paramount (1965), being this one my favorite. Alayde Costa and Titulares do Ritmo opens the record with an “a capella” performance of Onde Esta Voce (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini) that worth the entire album. The remaining performers are listed bellow, with highlights to Walter Santos, Oscar Castro Neves Noneto, Zimbo Trio, Bossa Jazz Trio… Better stop to do not revel complete performers listing. Tracks include:


Alayde Costa
Os Titulares do Ritmo
Zimbo Trio
Walter Santos
Maria Lucia
Oscar Castro Neves Noneto
Bossa Jazz Trio

Track List

01 – Onde Está Você (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini) – ALAYDE COSTA / TITULARES DO RITMO
02 – Garota de Charme (Luis Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo) – ZIMBO TRIO
03 – Desencanto (Chico Buarque) – YVETTE
04 – Diz (Walter Santos / Tereza Souza) – WALTER SANTOS
05 – Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle) – YVETTE
06 – Morrer de Amor (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini) – ALAYDE COSTA
07 – Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi) – ZIMBO TRIO
08 – Malandro Quando Morre (Chico Buarque) – MARIA LUCIA
09 – Azul Triste (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini) – NONETO DE OSCAR CASTRO NEVES
10 – Dorme (José Cândido Melo Mattos / Ronaldo Bôscoli) – YVETTE
11 – Zero Hora (Adilson Godoy) – BOSSA JAZZ TRIO


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Oscar Castro Neves – Oscar! (1987)

9 06 2012

Link original: Oscar Castro Neves – Oscar! (1987)
Publicado em: Sunday, July 22, 2007 by zecalouro

“Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, he is equally well known for his distinctive guitar style and as an accomplished record producer who has worked with dozens of major artists in a wide range of jazz, popular, Brazilian and classical idioms.

Famed jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote of Oscar, “The crystalline beauty of his arrangements is matched by the rare delicacy with which they are interpreted. Oscar Castro Neves is incapable of creating a dull moment, but that is an understatement: He is only capable of generating rhythmic, harmonic and melodic joy.”

These two first paragraphs were taken from official Oscar Castro Neves website, since I could not make a better introduction to this post, that brings Oscar Castro Neves and Paul Winter on Oscar’s 1987 album titled Oscar!

This is Oscar Castro Neves – Oscar! (1987), for Columbia. It is amazing that this album has gone out of print so early; Oscar Castro Neves has the accompaniment of members from what is called The Paul Winter Consort, bringing Paul Winter (sax) and others. Oscar Castro Neves is in charge of production, arrangements and playing also several instruments, as detailed on personnel listing. Tracks include:


Oscar Castro Neves
(organ, vocal, guitar, percussion, piano, arrangements)
Ted Moore, Marcio Sapel, Gulherme Franco
John Clark
(flugelhorn, French horn)
Eugene Friesen
Rus Landau
(bass, production)
Rhonda Larson
Paul Halley
(organ, piano, pipe organ)
Paul Winter
(sax alto, sax soprano)

Track List

01 – Rancho do Carioca (Oscar Castro Neves)
02 – Rio Dawning (Oscar Castro Neves)
03 – Song For Joyce (Oscar Castro Neves)
04 – Summer Winds (P. Halley)
05 – Air On a 6 String (Johann Sebastian Bach)
06 – Onde Está Você (In Search For You) (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
07 – Saudade (Nostalgic Longing) (Oscar Castro Neves)
08 – Bahia Calling (Oscar Castro Neves)
09 – Forgotten Dreams (Oscar Castro Neves)
10 – Luisana (Oscar Castro Neves)
11 – Cat Song (Tradicional) Música tradicional brasileira
12 – Street Corner Samba (Oscar Castro Neves)


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Oscar Castro Neves & Paul Winter – Brazilian Days (1998)

26 04 2012

Link original: Oscar Castro Neves & Paul Winter – Brazilian Days (1998)
Publicado em: Saturday, June 16, 2007 by zecalouro

Oscar Castro Neves, I think there is no better closing to a day that started with Ella Fitzgerald and complemented with the great Chiquinho do Acordeon. I have been with this album for a long time that has gone out of print for unexplainable reasons. One of the most successful videos at Loronix was Oscar Castro Neves performance at Ramsey Lewis Legends of Jazz Show and now we will double it, presenting Oscar collaboration with Paul Winter, Brazilian Days and another excerpt of that show, with Ivan Lins and Ramsey Lewis at the piano.

This is Oscar Castro Neves & Paul Winter – Brazilian Days (1998), for Living Music. Twelve Bossa Nova numbers recorded in duo with Oscar Castro Neves guitar and Paul Winter on sax. Self-explanatory music, the duo has the accompaniment of two Brazilian musicians, the bassist Nilson da Matta and drummer Paulo Braga, delivering a more than adequate rhythm section to overall record. Do not miss the awesome video bellow.

Tracks include:

01 – Aula De Matemática (Tom Jobim / Marino Pinto)
02 – Coisa Mais Linda (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Feitio De Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
04 – Feio Não É Bonito (Carlos Lyra / Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
05 – Minha Namorada (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
06 – Também Quem Mandou (Carlos Lyra / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Ana Luisa (Tom Jobim)
08 – Feitiço Da Vila (Vadico / Noel Rosa)
09 – Canto Triste (Edu Lobo / Vinicius de Moraes)
10 – Imagem (Luis Eça / Aloysio de Oliveira)
11 – Por Causa De Você (Tom Jobim / Dolores Duran)
12 – Se É Tarde Me Perdoa (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Bôscoli)


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Music Video | Oscar Castro Neves – Aguas de Marco

4 04 2012

Link original: Music Video | Oscar Castro Neves – Aguas de Marco
Publicado em: Friday, May 25, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! I was waiting for a friend today; he said he would bring a “wonderful thing” to Loronix. Unfortunately, I felt asleep in the middle of the day – sorry pal – but he left a pen drive at the lobby. This is what he meant as the wonderful thing. I would say it is a fantastic thing, Oscar Castro Neves playing Aguas de Marco (Waters of March). The first Oscar Castro Neves video at Loronix deserves to be our opening today. Truly amazing. Do not miss the increase lens to get the most from the widescreen format. I’m busy today and I will give additional information later.

Hope uEnjoy!

Carlos Lyra, Lais, Lucio Alves, Silvinha Telles, Vinicius de Morais e Conjunto Oscar Castro Neves – Bossa Nova Mesmo (1960)

1 09 2011

When zecalouro received this LP, came to his mind that it was another various artists or compilation. Big mistake, perhaps this can be considered one of the first Bossa Nova albums. Produced by Aloisio de Oliveira and arranged by Oscar Castro Neves, this LP was recorded with one purpose in mind, to introduce Bossa Nova and its main artists to the public.

O Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves plays in all tracks. This also landmarks the first time Vinicius de Moraes puts his voice on a record in his career. Just to the records, this LP features Conjunto de Oscar Castro Neves, Carlos Lyra, Lais, Lucio Alves, Sylvia Telles and Vinicius de Moraes.

There is only one thing that disturbs zecalouro, the cover. How should they make a record to introduce such a bright and happy music with such a dark and serious artwork? Tracks include:

01 – So em Teus Bracos – Oscar Castro Neves (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
02 – Pela Luz dos Olhos Teus – Vinicius de Moraes (Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Eu Tambem Preciso de Voce – Oscar Castro Neves (Sylvia Telles)
04 – Obrigada meu Bem – Sylvia Telles (Sylvia Telles / Aloysio de Oliveira)
05 – Chora tua Tristeza – Oscar Castro Neves (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
06 – Com Voce – Sylvia Telles (Julio Hungria)
07 – Patinho Feio – Lais (Oscar Castro Neves / Dolores Duran)
08 – Bim Bom – Oscar Castro Neves (Joao Gilberto)
09 – Tem do de Mim – Carlos Lyra (Carlos Lyra)
10 – Menina Feia – Lucio Alves (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
11 – Meditacao – Oscar Castro Neves (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca)
12 – Gosto do Seu Olhar – Oscar Castro Neves (Iko Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)


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Big band Bossa Nova – Oscar Castro Neves e sua Orchestra (1962)

24 07 2011

Publicado em: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 by zecalouro
Link original: Big band Bossa Nova – Oscar Castro Neves e sua Orchestra (1962)

Oscar Castro Neves was a main performer on early Bossa Nova years. Oscar and Johnny Alf – one of the underestimated genius of that time – introduced a new way of singing, playing and composing, several years before the term Bossa Nova was coined.

This Album was recorded in 1962 and it is Oscar Castro Neve’s solo debut with a 13 musicians orchestra.


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