Sabadabada Season Update

17 08 2013

Link original: Sabadabada Season Update
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by zecalouro

Hello, good evening! I received a letter from the Executive Office of the President of The Sanctuary, which is the workplace of the owner and maintainer of Sabadabada.com announcing a new and awaited update. The Sanctuary was my main reference when building Loronix three years ago. The message brings a summary of the updates; some of them were taken to make this slide show on our left.

Sabadabada makes available 14 new albums with some updates on the charming and unsurpassed cover artwork section. Remember, Sabadabada stays at http://sabadabada.com. See you there.

Hope uEnjoy!

Summary of Sabadabada.com updates:

Abilio Manoel 7″
Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca 7″
Assim Na Terra Como No Ceu (Philips)
Assim Na Terra Como No Ceau (Waltel Branco on Fermata)
Briamonte Orchestra
Compacto Simples 7″
Fred Falcao 7″
Na Trilha De Osmar Milito (Compilation)
Regininha
Som Okey 5
Som Quente E O Das Wilson Das Neves
The G/9 Group
Trio Mocoto
Waldirene 7″





Carmen Miranda | 100 Anos

28 07 2013

Link original: Carmen Miranda | 100 Anos 
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by zecalouro

 

Hello, good evening! Brazil celebrates Carmen Miranda 100th Centennial today. She was born in 9 February 1909. I’m disappointed for not having any album with her unique music to make a tribute. However, it is essential that Loronix makes this tribute.

I like this picture with Carmen Miranda without all that tropical clothes and I hope you also like it. In addition, I’m making available two videos that are really worth checking out. The first video features Carmen Miranda hosted by Ed Wynn in 1949, United States. She has the accompaniment of the legendary O Bando da Lua, and you can notice the presence of Aloysio de Oliveira among O Bando da Lua members. Thanks to Doni Sacramento for this important document.

The second features the last known Carmen Miranda images and impressive scenes of her funeral in Rio de Janeiro, 1955. Thanks to In Memorian website for sharing this film.

I hope our tribute to Carmen Miranda is respectful and appropriate to the importance of this great artist.

Hope uEnjoy!

 





Anúncio | Enciclopédia Permanente da Música Instrumental Brasileira

17 06 2013

Link original: Anúncio | Enciclopédia Permanente da Música Instrumental Brasileira
Publicado em: Sunday, December 14, 2008 by zecalouro

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Amigos, depois de mais de um ano de intenso e prazeroso trabalho, com muita alegria anunciamos à comunidade do Loronix que o site da Enciclopédia Eletrônica e Permanente de Música Instrumental Brasileira já está disponível, aqui.

Recebemos mais de 400 questionários de músicos em atividade e a partir dos quais elaboramos cada verbete. Pesquisamos e escrevemos, também, cerca de 150 verbetes sobre músicos que já morreram, como Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim e muitos outros, inclusive Márcio Montarroyos e J. T. Meirelles, falecidos recentemente.

A Enciclopédia apresenta, além dos verbetes, dissertações universitárias que nos foram gentilmente cedidas por seus autores, e ensaios escritos especialmente para o projeto sobre os mais diversos aspectos da música instrumental brasileira.

Elaboramos, ainda, um painel de época retratando como era o mundo e a vida das pessoas em cada década do século XX, com a finalidade de permitir que se entenda um pouco melhor o ambiente histórico, social, tecnológico e político em que cada um dos músicos nasceu e produziu a sua obra.

Sobre o Site:

Músico em Destaque
Cada vez que a página inicial é mostrada, a Enciclopédia seleciona um músico diferente entre todos os verbetes para os quais exista uma fotografia.

Clicando sobre a foto do músico, você será levado ao verbete correspondente.

Rádio Músicos do Brasil
A Rádio Músicos do Brasil executa apenas fonogramas cedidos pelos próprios artistas. Cada “programa” da Rádio tem 15 músicas, e a programação é modificada de hora em hora.

Caixa de Pesquisa
Para localizar um músico, basta que você digite o nome, ou uma parte do nome desejado, e aperte a tecla Enter ou clique sobre a seta.

Menu Principal
O menu principal fica sempre acessível e, através dele, você tem as seguintes opções:

Músicos: Aqui é possível percorrer alfabeticamente todos os verbetes disponíveis, conhecendo assim os nomes dos músicos incluidos na Enciclopédia; ao encontrar o músico que procura, basta que você clique sobre seu nome para ler o verbete completo.

Também aqui são informados os dez últimos verbetes incluídos ou alterados, em ordem decrescente; ou seja, no alto da lista estão os verbetes mais recentes.

A coluna “Em Elaboração” informa os verbetes que estão aguardando a resposta dos músicos aos questionários, para que futuramente estejam disponíveis na Enciclopédia.

Cada verbete pode ter até oito seções, conforme as atividades desenvolvidas pelo músico. Clicando-se na aba correspondente, a seção desejada é aberta para leitura.

Áudio e Foto é uma seção especial do verbete, na qual você poderá ver mais fotos do músico, e ouvir músicas na íntegra. O conteúdo dessa seção, no caso dos músicos vivos, foi cedido pelos próprios artistas. No caso de músicos falecidos, só serão incluídas músicas cedidas pelos titulares dos direitos, e as fotos foram obtidas na Internet.

Ensaios: Solicitamos a 40 músicos e pesquisadores que escrevessem ensaios especialmente para a Enciclopédia.

Esses 40 ensaios estão disponíveis aqui, podendo ser lidos, baixados ou impressos. Qualquer outra utilização depende da autorização expressa dos autores.

Dissertações e Teses: Você encontra aqui um conjunto de dissertações e teses acadêmicas, devidamente autorizada por seus titulares. São trabalhos produzidos como parte da obtenção de grau de mestre ou doutor, sempre tratando de temas ligados à música instrumental brasileira.

Eles podem ser lidos, baixados e impressos. Qualquer outra utilização depende da autorização expressa dos autores. Lembramos que são documentos extensos, que podem chegar a 400 páginas. Em alguns casos, contêm arquivos de imagem e som.

Painéis de Época: Os Painéis de Época foram redigidos especificamente para a Enciclopédia, e procuram retratar como era o mundo e como era a vida das pessoas em cada década do século XX.

A finalidade dos Painéis de Época é permitir que você entenda um pouco melhor o ambiente histórico, social, tecnológico e político em que cada um dos músicos nasceu e produziu a sua obra.

Sobre a Enciclopédia: Esta seção traz informações mais detalhadas sobre o projeto e a equipe que desenvolveu Músicos do Brasil: Uma Enciclopédia.

Quem Somos?

Maria Luiza Kfouri (marialuiza@musicosdobrasil.com.br), pesquisadora da música brasileira, mantém desde 2005 o site “Discos do Brasil – Uma Discografia Brasileira” (www.discosdobrasil.com.br) – banco de dados com a catalogação de discos (5 mil e 770 títulos), instrumentistas (15 mil e 400), instrumentos (2 mil e 832), arranjadores (2 mil e 426), compositores (10 mil), músicas (42 mil e 800), e datas de gravações e de nascimento e morte dos intérpretes principais.

Concepção do Projeto: Koan Idéias & Projetos Empresariais e Culturais (fernando@musicosdobrasil.com.br)

Redatores: Maria Luiza Kfouri, Ana Luiza Amaral, Célia Cassis e João Abdalla (músicos vivos) e Fernando Barcellos Ximenes (músicos falecidos)

Revisão e redação final dos verbetes (músicos vivos): Maria Luiza Kfouri

Painéis de Época: Mariana Sayad

Direção de Tecnologia: Mauro “zecalouro” Caldas (mauro@musicosdobrasil.com.br) ou zecalouro@gmail.com.

Design: Webpack (wireframes) e Valmor Machado Neto (finalização e desenvolvimento)

Programação: Matheus Meira (arquitetura e programação) e Marcelo Medeiros (coordenação)

Gerente do Projeto: Marcio Gallacci Pereira

www.musicosdobrasil.com.br

Um grande abraço,

zeca





Sabadabada 4th Anniversary Update!

11 05 2013

Link original: Sabadabada 4th Anniversary Update!
Publicado em: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by zecalouro

Fantastic, bombastic! The Sanctuary. The Pioneer. The Inspiration for Loronix creation. Sabadabada is celebrating today 4 (four) delivering Brazilian music at the Internet. And to celebrate 4 years, Sabadabada was also updated with surprising picks carefully selected by Sabadabada staff, including: Ely Arcoverde, Hermeto Pascoal, Betinho, Angelo Antonio, Jorginho Telles, Arnauld Rodrigues, Zimbo Trio, Manoel da Conceição, plus singles!

Get the chance! The Sanctuary has also a breathtaking collection of covers artwork organized by record label with albums that you only find at Sabadabada.

Sabadabada is http://sabadabada.com Happy Birthday!

See you there!





26 Chega de Saudade Renditions by Martoni

30 04 2013

Link original: 26 Chega de Saudade Renditions by Martoni
Publicado em: Friday, July 11, 2008 by zecalouro

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Chega de Saudade - Compilação 50 Anos da Bossa Nova 02

Exactly 50 years ago, precisely at 10 July 1958, Joao Gilberto started the studio session to record the landmark Bossa Nova album Chega de Saudade. This image was created with 26 albums covers with something in common, which one has a different rendition of Chega de Saudade. This is a really nice compilation assembled by Martoni on his homage to Bossa Nova 50th Anniversary, available on his website, following this link.

Chega de Saudade by Martoni, here.

Hope uEnjoy!





O Um que Tenha está de volta!

23 04 2013

Uma ótima notícia para todos nós. O Um que Tenha acaba de voltar, depois de um longo hiato, que nos deixou morrendo de saudades.

Bem vindo de volta, Fulano Sicrano!





Important reading | Carlos Lyra interview to Gravata

1 03 2013

Link original: Important reading | Carlos Lyra interview to Gravata
Publicado em: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 by zecalouro

Just to let everybody aware of a Carlos Lyra interview given for my very good friend Gravata at Jornal O Globo, Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Lyra says something very important about Loronix, which is the opportunity Loronix provides to make out of print albums available to the public. Carlos Lyra statement matches with one of the most important rules of Loronix that makes available only albums that are no longer available commercially. At Loronix, if I know that an album is commercially available anywhere in the world, I will not offer it for download.

Carlos Lyra’s words are a major step to Loronix evolution and I would like to thank Gravata for making this interview that took me by surprise this morning. English translation is being provided for friends who don’t read Portuguese. I urge everybody to make a careful reading of Gravata’s interview with Carlos Lyra, a very important event to Loronix.

Gravata website is http://oglobo.globo.com/blogs/gravata/
Carlos Lyra official website is http://www.carloslyra.com/

Respect, zecalouro

English Translation:

At a time when we celebrate Bossa Nova´s 50th anniversary, internet surfers are attracted to a web site that offers rare discs which are no longer found in record stores, but can be downloaded for free. It´s Zeca Louro´s blog, http://loronix.blogspot.com. There you can find gems like “Canção do Amor Demais” (1958) where Elizeth Cardoso sings for the first time some Jobim – Vinicius classics; the historical “Au Bon Gourmet” show (1962) where, for the for the first time Jobim, Vinicius, João Gilberto and Os Cariocas appeared together. Not to mention the antological “Chega de Saudade” (1959) where João Gilberto sings three songs by Carlos Lyra, one of Bossa Nova´s pioneers. Now we have Lyra talking about it:

– It is easier to find your rare career albums in foreign countries than in Brazil. Why?

Lira – Not just rare albums, but all of them. In Japan´s Tower Records there is a whole section with my discs. There you can find LPs that have later been released as CDs, as well as compilations that they made. I can only conclude that the intellectual level in Japan is much higher than in Brazil.

– There are sites, like Loronix, that offer such rarities for free. What is your opinion about it?

Lira – Loronix, as far as I know, is a site that offers only discs which are no longer sold and, therefore, cannot be purchased by anybody. It is an incentive to record labels which, now, can identify the ones which are being downloaded more frequently and release them again. There are some albums which are not available in Brazil but are sold in the US or Japan and, therefore, can be acquired though the internet; in my opinion, they should not be offered for free. It is important to understand that composers live off they works. It is somehow difficult to make people understand that this is our job, and we cannot simply give off what we create. It is our daily bread.





Special Post | Beco das Garrafas

27 01 2013

Link original: Special Post | Beco das Garrafas
Publicado em: Sunday, January 27, 2008 by zecalouro

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Hello, good evening! That last challenge with the aerial view of Beco das Garrafas was the inspiration I need to go there to make this special post. Let’s see.

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This is my itinerary, it was just a matter to fly out of the window from my place at A, take Av. Atlantica and turn right at Rua Duvivier, which is the street where Beco das Garrafas is at B. A very easy 700 meters flight, according with Google Site Maps, here.

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Here we see Rua Duvivier and Beco das Garrafas entrance with the legendary nightclubs, Bottles, Bacarat (in the middle) and Little Club (the last one).

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This is the front view of Beco. I found a nice sir in front of Bottles painting the word “Bossa Nova 50 Anos” on a piece of cartoon. I think he found an inspirational place to make his painting…

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Bacarat nightclub main entrance door detail. I put my hand on the door to feel some “vibrations” and the old sir start thinking I was crazy.
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This is the last nightclub, Little Club, still opened for business as Don Juan nightclub.

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This is the main entrance of Bottles and Ma Griffe nightclubs, not used as nightclubs anymore.

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Here we see Beco das Garrafas from the opposite angle. The old guy forgot me and is now fully dedicated to his painting.

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At the opening of Beco das Garrafas, there is a lot to do by visiting a new store, Bossa Nova & Companhia, a branch of Toca do Vinicius in Ipanema. Bossa Nova & Companhia sells CDs, LPs, DVDs, musical instruments, songbooks and sheet music on a very atmosphere, with lots of vintage Bossa Nova items such like photos and memorabilia.

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… and this is zecalouro going back home with his new Loronix t-shirt.

Hope uEnjoy! 





Announcement | Loronix Preview Center

4 01 2013

Link original: Announcement | Loronix Preview Center
Publicado em: Friday, January 04, 2008 by zecalouro

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Hello, good evening! This is to announce our second celebration day to 2 million hits, which is a gift from Loronixers to zecalouro. Now it is time to pay my bills with this wonderful community inviting everybody to try a wonderful and truly amazing feature, Loronix Preview Center. The Preview Center provides a sample track of each album available at Loronix first page, always available at our sidebar, just bellow Find It icon.

I hope you really enjoy this feature, as I am pleased to make it available to our community. It is celebration time, so I’m making available a preview of the next album, just to guarantee that you will stay tuned with the forthcoming music provided by Caetano and a special collaborator. Feel free to reach me in case of assistance to use Loronix Preview Center.

Hope uEnjoy!

Hints:

a) Scroll down the list using the right slide bar to see more albums available for preview.
b) If you experience some interruptions, please use the pause control and wait a minute or two before pressing play again. My hosting is exceptionally experiencing performance problems today.





Announcement | 2 Million Hits Celebration

3 01 2013

Link original: Announcement | 2 Million Hits Celebration
Publicado em: Thursday, January 03, 2008 by zecalouro

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2m1Hello, good evening! I’m worried if Loronix is keeping you too much busy than usual. After the release of yesterday’s Escola Naval Concert, we are now starting what several friends were demanding, Caetano Rodrigues celebration to the achievement of 2,000,000 (two million) page views, a really important milestone. Several friends have been monitoring Loronix page view counter to capture the right moment of the 2 million hits and the mighty Mauro R.V. could make it with only one hit delayed, as you can check at the picture he sent to us. The event happened today at 10:08.23 a.m. Thanks Mauro R.V. for getting this screen shot.

Well, it is now official, Loronix 2 million hits celebration has started, and our engineers are making the final adjustments on Caetano Rodrigues music that should come very soon. Caetano sent a couple of albums that will drive us crazy, stay tuned.

Hope uEnjoy!





Happy New Year | Copacabana Celebration by Pictures

31 12 2012

Link original: Happy New Year | Copacabana Celebration by Pictures
Publicado em: Monday, December 31, 2007 by zecalouro

12:00 a.m.

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Let’s play with this Reveillon celebration at Copacabana. This panorama was taken today from my building at noon, it is a 180 degrees panorama. The beach seems normal, such like any given summer day. The idea is to take a new picture every three hours, so we can check how this place gets full of people as time goes by. The next update will be at 3pm. See you there.

Hope uEnjoy!

03:00 p.m. update

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This is the 3pm update, no major changes after three hours, except by the boats. The boats are coming with the fireworks that were originally placed at the beach, a nice decision taken to make everything as safe as possible. Do not miss the original panorama, I did not see an airplane crossing the sky and this is a problem when you have to stitch 10 photos to make a panorama like this one. You will see what happened with the plane at the original panorama Do not miss the next update at 06pm. See you there.

Hope uEnjoy!

06:00 p.m. update

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Here we go on our 6pm update, I’m afraid this should be the last one since my camera is very simple and with no capabilities to shot night pictures. We can see some real action this time, one of those big cruiser ships took position to watch the fireworks and people starts concentrate in the middle of the beach. I heard about a major change this year, instead of setting up several stages across the beach with different music styles, only a single stage will be make available this year in the middle of the beach with sound and real-time video along the place. Let’s check. Do not miss the last and final update, if exists.

Hope uEnjoy!





Happy New Year!

31 12 2012

Link original: Happy New Year!
Publicado em: Monday, December 31, 2007 by zecalouro

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I wish a wonderful new year to everybody and thanks for being part of our great community. We had a fantastic 2007 and I hope we cross 2008 as strong as we did this year. Thanks once again for your passion to the music from Brazil.

Happy New Year!

zecalouro





Postagem especial – Guimarães e seu conjunto – Dançando no Fred´s no 2 sai da lista “não tenho”

4 10 2012

UAU! Parece não existir nenhum limite para o nosso amigo megacolecionador anônimo! Ele agora nos traz o disco do Antônio Guimarães, “Dançando no Fred´s no 2”, que ficou mais de 3 meses na nossa lista “não tenho“.   Pode ser buscado  na postagem original.

 





3º Festival In Jazz | Tributo ao Victor Assis Brasil

22 09 2012

Link original: 3º Festival In Jazz | Tributo ao Victor Assis Brasil
Publicado em: Saturday, October 27, 2007 by zecalouro

Victor Assis Brasil receberá uma bela homenagem no próximo dia 28 de outubro, domingo (amanhã), na Lagoa. A festa começa às 18 horas, reunindo um time de primeira, e acontece no Espaço Victor Assis Brasil (antigo Parque dos Patins). É o 3º Festival In Jazz, idealizado por seu irmão, o produtor musical Paulo Assis Brasil. Não faltarão sucessos do mestre, como Waltzin, Pro Zeca (Grande Honra) e Arroio. A entrada é franca.

Entre as atrações que participarão do evento, estão o Quinteto Idriss Boudrioua, os Quartetos Nelson Faria e Saxophonia e o Trio Hamleto Stamato. Mas, podem aparecer outros virtuosos, que deverão transformar o final de tarde em uma autêntica jam session. O encerramento promete ser apoteótico: todos os músicos se integrarão aos componentes da Orquestra José Rua para interpretar as composições de Victor Assis Brasil.

Ano passado, o encerramento teve o lindo visual da lua cheia com a silueta iluminada do Cristo Redentor. A previsão é que amanhã teremos a mesma lua cheia. Imperdível.

zecalouro





Loronix | The very best music blog in the World by Mega Super Mammoth

19 09 2012

Link original: Loronix | The very best music blog in the World by Mega Super Mammoth
Publicado em: Friday, October 26, 2007 by zecalouro

I’m proud to announce that Loronix was awarded as 2007 Best Music Blog of the Year, among the 1,450 blogs available at the might Gravy Bread and his MEGA SUPER MAMMOTH MP3 Blog List, the best music blog directory available at the Internet. This is a very important award to Loronix and to our great community. Thanks a million Gravy Bread, you say that Loronix is the best music blog in the world, which is something that makes me feel very, very, very proud.

I’m taking an excerpt of Gravy Bread award announcement and I urge Loronixers to know more at his MEGA SUPER MAMMOTH MP3 Blog List.

LORONIX (loronix.blogspot.com) is, in the opinion of Mega Super Mammoth, the very best music blog in the world, and is therefore bestowed the debatably singular honor of being named the 2007 Mega Super Mammoth MP3 Music Blog of the Year. I will be sending a modest cash prize soon to Zeca via Paypal in appreciation for his considerable efforts. Not only does his blog offer ample and consistent content (the best and often rarest Brazilian and Brasil-themed music LPs from roughly the 1950s through the 1980s and beyond) but Zeca has succeeded grandly in creating a highly interactive web experience and cultivated a thriving international community of musicians, music lovers and scholars. (read more…)

Thanks,
zecalouro





Os 50 anos do encontro no Au Bon Gourmet (e de Garota de Ipanema também!)

2 08 2012

Você nunca tinha escutado a maioria das músicas desse show, elas estavam sendo apresentadas ao mundo pela primeira vez. No palco, Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Vinícius de Moraes e Os Cariocas, juntos pela primeira e pela última vez. O local é o restaurante Au Bon Gourmet, em Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. A data: 02 de agosto de 1962.

Os Cariocas esquentam o público com a novíssima “Só Danço Samba”, acompanhados por Tom na voz e no piano.

Já dancei o twist até demais
Mas não sei
Me cansei
Do calipso
Ao chá-chá-chá

“Samba de uma Nota Só” é mais familiar; João Gilberto já tinha gravado no LP O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor, mas no show ela é interpretada por Tom e Os Cariocas. João Gilberto  canta “Corcovado”, com sua versão que substituiu “Um cigarro, um violão” por “Um cantinho, um violão”

Vinícius mostra então seu novo trabalho com Baden Powell, o “Samba da Benção”. A parceria com Tom que produzira tantos clássicos, estava acabando ali.

E o show segue com “Amor em Paz”, “Bossa Nova e Bossa Velha”

Tom apresenta uma música que acabara de compor: “Samba do Avião.”

Este samba é só porque
Rio, eu gosto de você
A morena vai sambar
Seu corpo todo balançar
Rio de sol, de céu, de mar

Vinicius mostra sua nova composição com Baden, “O Astronauta.”

Será que por acaso
A flor sabe que é flor
E a estrela Vênus
Sabe ao menos
Porque brilha mais bonita, amor

João Gilberto vem com “Samba da Minha Terra” e  “Insensatez”, somente na voz e violão.

Segue, então, mais uma estréia da noite. Simplesmente, “Garota de Ipanema”! Para sua estréia no Bon Gourmet,  Tom, Vinicius, e João escreveram uma introdução especial.

João Gilberto :
Tom e se você fizesse agora uma canção
Que possa nos dizer
Contar o que é o amor?

Tom Jobim :
Olha Joãozinho
Eu não saberia
Sem Vinicius pra fazer a poesia

Vinicius de Moraes :
Para essa canção
Se realizar
Quem dera o João
Para cantaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

João:

Ah, mas quem sou eu?
Eu sou mais vocês.
Melhor se nós cantássemos os três.

Os três:

Olha que coisa mais linda
mais cheia de graça
 […]

O resto, ah … O resto é história!

O que é impressionante é que esse show foi gravado, mas nunca lançado em disco.

PS1: Felizmente para todos nós, essa parte da nossa história estava no Loronix há um bom tempo. Foi recuperada aqui nos Órfãos, confira. E, hoje, para comemorar os 50 anos desse show histórico, o nosso amigo Martoni publicou uma remixagem dele, feita pelo nosso amigo Christophe Rousseau (crisdobrasil2005@hotmail.com) lá  na Rádio Forma e Elenco .

PS2: o texto acima é uma versão condensada e em português do texto completo sobre o show, publicado em inglês pela Daniela Thompson em agosto de 2004.





Welcome to Music from All Countries @ Loronix

8 04 2012

Link original: Welcome to Music from All Countries @ Loronix
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! We are starting Loronix celebration to 1M hits. Music from All Countries. In the next days we will be in touch with music from the ten countries that sent most visitors to Loronix, music selected by the mighty Caetano Rodrigues that once again put all his passion, heart and resources in the benefit of our community and Loronixers.

Additionally, a new promotion was launched and everybody who participates can win a wonderful gift, just as our friend Lemuel Cabrera did in the last promotion, Caetano’s Bossa Nova book. There are two different ways to participate, using the globe link at the right panel to indicate links of music websites you know from any country and using the turntable icon to indicate Bossa Nova albums recorded by Brazilian or international artists outside of Brazil.

Thanks once again for supporting Loronix. In a couple of minutes we will be showing our first country, Canada, which is number 10.

Thanks, zeca





Quick Announcement | All Countries Celebration

7 04 2012

Link original: Quick Announcement | All Countries Celebration
Publicado em: Monday, May 28, 2007 by zecalouro

 
Sorry for this quick interruption, this is just to announce that All Countries celebration prizes are already selected. Starting tomorrow, everybody is invited to participate. A link will be placed at Loronix to guide you to a small application screen where you can share a link to a music website or describe a Bossa Nova album recorded outside of Brazil.The grand prize is the brand new Ruy Castro book, Ruy Castro Rio Bossa Nova – Um Roteiro Litero Musical with photos and descriptions of each Bossa Nova place in Rio de Janeiro, such as O Beco das Garrafas, Casa Vilarino, Toca do Vinicius, Faculdade Nacional de Arquitetura and many other great places.

Just to give you an idea of what we have inside the book, I’m making available two pictures bellow. Stay tuned, tomorrow we will show how to participate and be eligible to win Ruy Castro book (not released outside of Brazil) and a Rapidshare account.

Thanks, zecalouro

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Special Post | Loronix All Countries Celebration – Music from All Countries

5 04 2012

Link original: Special Post | Loronix All Countries Celebration – Music from All Countries
Publicado em: Saturday, May 26, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Let’s start the day with an important announcement to our community. We will start next Monday a special series of posts prepared by Caetano Rodrigues to celebrate the passing of our one million hits plateau. We are making something really different this time. Caetano has prepared a new package and the idea is to render an homage to the friends responsible for the one million hits conquer this friend is you.

Introduction

Loronixers were responsible for one million hits and we have been thinking together how to homage Loronixers as a whole. It was easy to identify an approach looking to your numbers. Take a look at the chat above, this chart brings a representation of where visitors came from in the last year using a continent perspective, the dark green areas were responsible for a higher number of visitors and the light ones represents the lower ones. In spite of the Americas and Europe concentration, Loronix received visitors from the six continents. These numbers are very important to our community. Let’s now take a look at the graph bellow.

That’s right, this graph brings a new perspective showing the share of visitors among countries. More than 140 countries visited us and 90% percent of our visitors came from the top ten countries. This is wonderful, indicates we have a great opportunity of growth in this forthcoming year. The remaining 130 countries are indicated on that separeted slice with all rainbow colors.

I have been talking with Caetano, Fernando and other very close Loronix friends and all agree that the guarantee of a long live to our community and the continuous improvement of Loronix is all about growth. We did nice last year in Americas, Europe and Japan and now zecalouro asks for your help to improve Loronix in other countries.

And this is associated with next Tuesday one million hits celebration, as follows.

The Celebration

Caetano has prepared a package to homage the first ten countries; this was the best thing we could make since address 90 percent of Loronixers. Stay tunes for the next Tuesday, we will enter in a four-day celebration with special music from and for these countries. But we need your help.

I’m asking Loronixers to work together on two different efforts, as follows:

1) Identification of Bossa Nova music from some key target countries selected by Caetano and zecalouro – This is great, we have a good knowledge about Brazilian Bossa Nova discography, but it is impossible to track down from Brazil Bossa Nova albums produced in other countries.

The idea is to open a new channel to receive from Loronixers Bossa Nova albums recorded outside of Brazil. The criteria is the word Bossa Nova written on cover, all countries are accepted, but we thing the opportunity to find new Bossa Nova albuns are:

Argentina
Australia
Chile
Denmark
France
Mexico
Netherlands
Peru
Poland
Swedeen
Uruguai
Venezuela

Starting on Monday, zecalouro will place a link at Loronix to everybody’s contribution.

2) Identification of musical and musician websites at countries out of our top ten list – This is all about growth, zecalouro wants to open a new blogroll (which is a list of links to others websites) with links to musical and musicians websites with a country perspective. This is the best approach for growth giving the opportunity to new musicians getting visibility to Loronix and also attracting new visitors to these countries through link exchange.

Everybody who collaborates sending an album indication or sending a link to a website from another country will be eligible to win an one month Rapidshare account and other nice gift that we are negotiating.

Thanks for the opportunity of leading this fantastic Brazilian Music community created around Loronix. We have the commitment of working hard to make your community even better and our feedback should always be willing to help us on initiatives like this one. We are nothing alone, but we are big if we walk together, collaborating with each other.

Don’t miss the start of next Tuesday Celebration, it should be one of the great happenings to our community.

Thanks!

zecalouro





Special Post | Caetano Rodrigues Birthday!

1 04 2012

Link original: Special Post | Caetano Rodrigues Birthday!
Publicado em: Monday, May 21, 2007 by zecalouro

Today is Caetano Rodrigues birthday and our engineers are working really hard trying to amaze Caetano. The idea is to post albums out of Caetano collection, which is something almost impossible to accomplish.

Happy Birthday Caetano! Loronixers, stay tuned! The posts will start a little bit delayed today but I hope they worth the waiting.

zeca





Special Post | One Million Hits

29 03 2012

Link original: Special Post | One Million Hits
Publicado em: Friday, May 18, 2007 by zecalouro

I never though we could make one million page views with Loronix, but we did it today. I can remember when we made 10,000. I got so excited that I took the phone to talk with zecalouro’s mother. Wow, 1 Million?

Thanks everybody, this is an important milestone. Thanks a million gpicanco, for documenting the turn of the one extra digit on our counter, take a look bellow, time was 5:25pm. Great work gpicanco.

Thanks Loronixers,

zecalouro

ps.: I hope everybody understand the joke with that giant corn…

Last Minute Information: A musical celebration is scheduled for the next week, powered by Caetano Rodrigues, which is guaranteed high quality music, Caetano’s Top Ten celebration… Stay tuned…





Special Post | Caetano’s Book Leaves Sao Paulo

28 03 2012

Link original: Special Post | Caetano’s Book Leaves Sao Paulo
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Loronix agents were in Sao Paulo today to transfer Caetano Rodrigues book to zecalouro’s cage in Rio de Janeiro, the last stop before arriving in the US to Lemuel, the great Survey Lottery Winner. The agents are trained to provide world-class security to the book, but they are also Loronixers and did not resist taking pictures of Caetano writing his autography at Lemuel book and also Caetano hugging the book and saying goodbye to it.

Attention to special areas on picture. The Jazz session on top, the CD collection in the right and the locked shelf of main Brazilian LPs in the lower part. I’m also highlighting the LP browsing chair, which is the only viable way to dig inside the Brazilian collection. This is not Caetano’s whole collection; it is just a small sample. The music is all around his place. Once again I want to thanks Caetano for making available one of the last books available as new copy on his possession. Tracks include: Opps! Sorry, there are no tracks! In an hour or so the music starts.

zeca
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THANK YOU!!!

25 03 2012

Link original na Internet Wayback Machine: THANK YOU!!!
Publicado em: Saturday, May 12, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! We are in the middle of Loronix 1st Anniversary, May, 12. Several things happened today and I’m very happy with what I’ve been reading on personal emails, comments and CBox, also known as “Quadradinho”. Let me highlight the public ones, asking your attention for it, as follows:

1) New amazing comment at Antonio Carlos Jobim 80 anniversary tribute – A anonymous Loronixer wrote in the middle of yesterday night a very detailed comment with lots of unknown facts about Antonio Carlos Jobim & Frank Sinatra lost tape. It seems he is very connected with what happened at that time, probably taking part of everything. Do not miss it, comments section of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Frank Sinatra – The Lost Tape (1969),here.

2) Survey Winner has replied with the magic number – We have a winner of Caetano Rodrigues Bossa Nova book, his name is Lemmuel Cabrera, living in the United States. Look how great Lemuel is holding a Cockatoo. Let’s celebrate the lucky winner.

3) I have been receiving sincere and touchy birthday message from several friends and I want to hightligh a comment made a couple of hours ago at the fantastic Caetano Rodrigues contribution Brazilian Jazz Quartet. It was an anonymous post, but really made my day and I want to urge Loronixers to read it, just check the comment section of the post bellow or click here to go.

4) All Cbox friends – Thanks a million. Friends at CBox made a strong feedback on 1st anniversary today and I want to say that I cannot go there to reply today. I’m afraid of crying and also spend all night long writing back to everybody. I love you friends at CBox and I love Loronixers all around the worlds.

That’s it. Now it is time to go back to work and take care of the music. The music never stops at Loronix and Caetano’s contributions are making a row besides me. I cannot decide now which one to make and you will need to wait half hour to make it.

Thanks everybody!

zecalouro





Varios Artistas – Feliz Aniversario (1961)

25 03 2012

Link original: Varios Artistas – Feliz Aniversario (1961)
Publicado em: Friday, May 11, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello Good Evening! Happy Birthday Loronix! Feliz Aniversário Loronix! Parabéns Loronixers por todo o suporte a nossa maravilhosa comunidade durante esse grande ano, que pareceram apenas alguns meses. Thanks Loronixers for supporting our community though a whole year that seems to be only a couple of months.

Now I’m leaving to Loronix party and I want to leave with this single post of today, amazing post provided by Caetano Rodrigues, Feliz Aniversario, a unique album made by Philips in 1961 with the purpose of be of use on every given birthday you want to use. The cover artwork leaves a blank space to put a name and I could not resist putting Loronix there, leaving it blank at the enlarged version available with the music.

This is a fantastic and really hard to find album, it is such like a party with Happy Birthday in the beginning and the end. Aloysio de Oliveira hosts everything, introducing all the artists of Philips cast that are part of this celebration all them backed up by orchestra, arrangements and conduction of Maestro Carlos Monteiro de Souza, they are: Lucio Alves, Sonia Delfino, Sacha Distel, Rosita Gonzales, Os Vocalistas Modernos, Francisco Jose, Doris Monteiro, Sylvia Telles, Eleonora Diva and Jackson do Pandeiro.

Take it as zecalouro and Caetano Rodrigues gift to Loronixers and also our birthday cake that sould be opened and appreciated by all Loronix friends around the world. This is Loronix 1st Year, but the party is yours and you are the special guest here.

The Party Special GuestsAloysio de Oliveira
Carlos Monteiro de Souza
Doris Monteiro
Eleonora Diva
Francisco Jose
Jackson do Pandeiro
Lucio Alves
Os Vocalistas Modernos
Rosita Gonzales
Sacha Distel
Sonia Delfino
Sylvia Telles

This is Loronix – Feliz Aniversario (1961), for Philips. Tracks include:

01 – Happy Birthday – ALOYSIO DE OLIVEIRA
02 – Festa de Luz – LUCIO ALVES
03 – Joaozinho e Mariazinha – SONIA DELFINO
04 – Coracao So Faz Bater – DORIS MONTEIRO
05 – Praia do Janga – JACKSON DO PANDEIRO
06 – El Relicario – ROSITA GONZALES
07 – A Estrela da Minha Vida – FRANCISCO JOSE
08 – Tra la la la la – SYLVIA TELLES
09 – Sim e Nao – SACHA DISTEL
10 – Teu Nome – ELEONORA DIVA
11 – Calla Calla – OS VOCALISTAS MODERNOS
12 – Happy Birthday – CARLOS MONTEIRO DE SOUZA & ORQUESTRA

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Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.





HOJE! Festa de 1 Ano do Loronix

25 03 2012

Link original: HOJE! Festa de 1 Ano do Loronix
Publicado em: Friday, May 11, 2007 by zecalouro 

Contamos com a presença de todos os Loronixers no Drink Cafe da Lagoa nessa sexta-feira, 11, a partir das 21hs. Vamos pegar uma carona no show do Kiko Continentino & Paulinho Guitarra para soprar as velinhas de 1 ano do Loronix. Eu vou bater asas e estarei lá para encontrar os amigos e assistir ao show. Vai valer a pena.

Abraços, zeca





Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965)

25 03 2012

Link original: Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965)
Publicado em: Thursday, May 10, 2007 by zecalouro 

Hello, Good Evening! This is the start of the special posts specially selected to our 1st Loronix year celebration, actually, this is just the warm-up day, the pearls are flying from Sao Paulo to Rio on a small and very special package prepared by Caetano Rodrigues in just one day. I always like to remember everybody how Caetano Rodrigues is so important to Loronix and to the Music from Brazil. There will be a special post dedicated to Caetano Rodrigues, which is a confidential surprise, next Saturday. He is the man of the century and deserves all our appreciation and respect.

Let’s start this warm-up day with instrumental music, my favorite music and probably the music that better translates Loronix. The instrumental music is unique since it does not depend on preferences on singing styles and lyrics languages; it is universal and easily introduced and appreciated worldwide. I think I could not make it better than selecting Samba Jazz, which is the favorite style of Loronixers, according with our survey.

This is Primo Trio – Primo Trio (1965), for Musidisc, the first record of the legendary pianist of Brazil South Region Primo released at 12″ format. This is pretty self-explanatory and never released before at Loronix, awesome Samba Jazz music with the classical piano, bass and drums formation. I hope you really enjoy this first post of our celebration. Tracks include:

PersonnelJoao Antonio Peixoto Primo
(piano)
Tancredo Oliveira
(bass)
Luis Sergio Pacce
(drums)

Track List

01 – Garota Morena (Jair Amorim / Evaldo Gouveia)
02 – Mascarada (Zé Keti / Élton Medeiros)
03 – Charade (Henry Mancini / Mercer)
04 – Prece (Vadico / Marino Pinto)
05 – Nosso Tema (Ary Barroso)
06 – Maria (Ary Barroso)
07 – Vai Menina (Nilo Sergio)
08 – O Samba Está Bom (Luis Bittencourt / Jairo Argileo)
09 – A Visinha do Lado (Dorival Caymmi)
10 – Olha a Favela (Luis Sergio Pacce / Tranka)
11 – Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
12 – Feitio de Oração (Vadico / Noel Rosa)

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





Special Post | Loronix Survey Second Lottery Run

22 03 2012

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Special Post | Loronix Survey Second Lottery Run 
Publicado em: WEDNESDAY, MAY 09, 2007

 

Hello, Good Evening! A second lottery was performed at random.org to select a new number to identify the winner, since the first one did not reply with the magic number. I’m giving now only three days for the selected number 204 replies back with the magic number. I hope the lucky guy replies back this time. Thanks once again and click on increase lens bellow to watch the Lottery video or download it, here.

Regards, zeca

PS.: This is a really special bird, Marianinha or White-bellied Parrot that has the color of Brazilian flag. It is an endangered species and was endemic in Brazil. I had the lucky of stay with one for a week, very nice bird.





Festa de 1 ano do Loronix

22 03 2012

Link original: Festa de 1 ano do Loronix
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 by zecalouro

Contamos com a presença de todos os Loronixers no Drink Cafe da Lagoa nessa sexta-feira, 11, a partir das 21hs. Vamos pegar uma carona no show do Kiko Continentino & Paulinho Guitarra para soprar as velinhas de 1 ano do Loronix. Eu vou bater asas e estarei lá para encontrar os amigos e assistir ao show. Vai valer a pena.
Abraços, zeca





Special Post | Sao Paulo Vinyl Fair update

18 03 2012

Link original: Special Post | Sao Paulo Vinyl Fair update
Publicado em: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Let’s start the day with the vinyl fair update and also showing great gifts zecalouro received from Loronixers. The fair is always a nice opportunity to get along with people and make new friends. If you don’t know, it seems that zeca and Caetano are long time friends, but yesterday it was only the second opportunity to stay together, instead of phone or emails.

The place was crowdie and the fair surely deserves a full weekend instead of just one day. Besides Caetano, I could meet for the first time several Loronixers that I will try to list here, my apologies if I let you out of the list, parrot brain is smaller than human, they were: Claudio Fragnan, Luiz Harding & wife, Marcelo Munhoz (Sambasonics), Mr. E., Mr. Five (from Mr. Five Blog), Mr. W., Professor Pardal and Rafael.

I was surprised and really, but really happy and proud to receive some wonderful gifts from Caetano, Mr. W. and Marcelo Munhoz. I cannot resist showing them to Loronixers.

Caetano Rodrigues

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Caetano gave me several records and I will show only the ones that will not be made available at Loronix, which are these two first issues West Cost Jazz series from HIFI Record in the early 60’s. It was amazing that Caetano gave me these albums that he bought in the early 60’s in Rio de Janeiro at Suebra, a record store owned by Nilo Sergio of Musidisc.

These records are following Caetano more than 40 years and it is a honor to receive them as a gift. I keep them with me forever.

We also spoke a lot about these albums, US albums with these nice covers that remember Bossa Nova. Look at the sax player, he seems to be a Carioca and the instruments at the beach are all about Brazil. Caetano says that West Cost Jazz was created within the same relaxed atmosphere we create Bossa Nova down here is Brazil and checking these covers, now I understand that he is absolutely right. Thanks a million Caetano.
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Mr. W.

Mr. W. was the first Loronixer I could see in Sao Paulo and I want to say how great friend he is taking care of details of my trip and always giving assistance. Mr. W. also gave amazing gifts to zeca. The first was The Beatles with this Capitol first issue of The Beatles 1967/1970 with a curious and really unique blue vinyl. The second one was really nice, a box set of 3 78 RPM records of Aracy de Almeida performing Noel Rosa with this gorgeous painting of Candido Portinari at the cover, a collector item that made me feel very worried to bring it home at the plane. Thanks a Million Mr. W.

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Marcelo Munhoz (Sambasonics)

Marcelo Munhoz, Sambasonics guitar player gave me his last CD. I took it for a hearing today with zeca and he went nuts grooving around the apartment. I’m making a link to Amazon where you can buy Sambasonics music. Thanks Marcelo, great music, and great friend.

Till the next Sao Paulo vinyl fair and I hope someone makes one in Rio, so I can receive the great friends from Sao Paulo here.

zeca





Special Post | Forma & Elenco Radio Broadcast

9 03 2012

Link original: Special Post | Forma & Elenco Radio Broadcast
Publicado em: Saturday, April 21, 2007 by zecalouro

Stay tuned today at Opcao FM, a Brazilian radio that has a weekly Bossa Nova show, Forma e Elenco, produced and presented by a Loronixer, Leo Ribeiro Jr. This week, Leo sent me last Saturday show, which is available as a Podcast bellow. I have to admit that I had some difficulties on managing Podcasts, it is weird to publish audio with no video. That’s why I made it using LP covers as a slide show.

Forma e Elenco is aired every Saturday at 7pm and a second chance is made available on Sundays, 11am, Brazilian time. Check bellow the website where you can find more information about the show, including a live streaming for the friends outside Brazil.

Hope uEnjoy!

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Vários dos programas da Rádio Forma e Elenco estão disponíveis para escutar ou baixar no blog Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni. Alguns exemplos:

1) A Parceria entre Baden Powell e Vinícius de Moraes

2) A dupla de compositores Roberto Menescal e Ronaldo Bôscoli

3) O surgimento da sigla MPB e sua antecessora MPM

4)  O lendário Beco das Garrafas, no Rio de Janeiro

5) O cantor e compositor Marcos Valle

6) Agenor de Oliveira ou Cartola

7) 1961 – O terceiro LP de João Gilberto

E muitos outros. Para achar os outros programas, basta visitar as postagens mais antigas da Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.