Quarteto Excelsior – Jantar Dancante (1955) 10-inch

13 06 2012

Link original: Quarteto Excelsior – Jantar Dancante (1955) 10-inch 
Publicado em: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Para Dancar albums are getting popular, people is giving a great feedback on comments and also in number of downloads. That’s why we are starting today with another album in the style, featuring the legendary Quarteto Excelsior that will call the attention of everybody, including the friends that do not appreciate the style. Let’s see.

This is Quarteto Excelsior – Jantar Dancante (1955) 10-Inch, for Copacabana. This is the first record released by Maestro Zaccarias and his Quarteto Excelsior, once again delivering a record ahead of its time. Jantar Dancante was released two years earlier than Coquetel Dancante (already available at Loronix) and it is even better. Maestro Zaccarias delivers nice clarinet solos and sings such like Bossa Nova performing with Fats Elpidio, Bill and Romeu. Tracks include:


Maestro Zaccarias
(clarinet, vocals)
Fats Elpidio

Track List

01 – Aproveita a Maré (Valdrido Silva / Humberto de Carvalho) Baião
02 – O Orvalho Vem Caindo (Noel Rosa / Kid Pepe) Samba
03 – Baião Gracioso (Zaccarias) Baião
04 – Implorar (Germano Augusto / Kid Pepe / Gaspar) Samba
05 – Embraceable You (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin) The High And The Mighty (N. Washington / D. Tiomkin) Fox
06 – Vera Cruz (S. Cahn / H. Friedhofer) Silk Stockings (Cole Porter) Dansero (H. Daniels / S. Parker) Bolero
07 – Melody Of Love (T. Glazer / H. Engelmann) Mister Sandman (P. Ballard) Fox


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos Eliane e Milan, ele pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Quarteto Excelsior – Coquetel Dancante Nr. 1 (1957)

24 04 2012

Link original: Quarteto Excelsior – Coquetel Dancante Nr. 1 (1957)
Publicado em: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the first out of a series of really unique LPs, mainly Brazilian instrumental music from the late 50’s and 60’s. The source of this series comes from another donation to Loronix, made by someone that lives in Rio de Janeiro and this is the only thing I know about. It was just a matter of exchanging three or four emails to receive a box of twelve LPs dropped by someone at my building Lobby.

I decided to start with this one, recorded in 1957 – which is before Bossa Nova – and with a lot of Bossa Nova on it. This album confirms that Bossa Nova creation was a jointly work forged by several Brazilian artists, such as Quarteto Excelsior, a very well arranged and wonderfully played album with a cool male singing, very similar to that one we know as Bossa Nova way of singing.

This is Quarteto Excelsior – Coquetel Dancante Nr. 1 (1957), for RCA Victor. I will be straightforward, personnel listing is enough to explain this release, but I want to highlight Maestro Zaccarias, delivering solid clarinet solos and singing on a surprising and smooth voice for that time and Fats Elpidio, a legendary Brazilian pianist with a few albums already available at Loronix. Tracks includes:

PersonnelMaestro Zaccarias
(clarinet, voice)
Fats Elpidio
(drums, vocals)

Track List

01 – Baião do Lavrador (Valdrido Silva / Zaccarias)
02 – Abre a Janela (Roberto Roberti / Arlindo Marques Júnior)
03 – Lá no Norte (Gilvan Chaves)
04 – Tiradentes (Estanislau Silva / Penteado / Décio Carlos)
05 – Pau-de-arara (Luis Gonzaga / Guio de Morais)
06 – Batuque no Morro (Russo do Pandeiro / Sá Róris)
07 – The Very Thought Of You (R. Noble) Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley / V. Matsen) Anastasia (Paul Francis Webster / A. Newman)
08 – Petticoats Of Portugal (Durso / Mitabel) Angustia (Orlando de Brito) Esperame En El Cielo (Francisco Lopez Vidal “Paquito”) Que Murmuren (R. Fuentes / R. Cardenas)
09 – You’re Sensational (Cole Porter) I Love You Samantha (Cole Porter) True Love (Cole Porter)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigoMartoni, ele pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.