Nelson Ferraz – Lamento Negro (1956) Featuring Radames Gnattali

8 09 2013

Link original: Nelson Ferraz – Lamento Negro (1956) Featuring Radames Gnattali
Publicado em: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! I’ve been a frequent parrot at Rio de Janeiro downtown area in the last two weeks or so. The place has several small used book shops that really worth checking. Today I decided to try a store, just because I was 5 minutes early to a meeting in the building next door. I had five minutes and no guarantees, I did not know if the store was working with LPs, for instance. Sometimes I’m lucky, the owner was starting the LP selling business, without the require knowledge for make correct prices. I could make two wonderful bids in 5 minutes, each one for only 2 reais. This is the first, and I’m pleased to make it here, this is a rather curious disc. Let’s see.

This is Nelson Ferraz – Lamento Negro (1956), for Continental, featuring arrangements by Maestro Radames Gnattali. If you are in the mood of a very inquisitive album with a very different music, this is probably the album you were waiting for. Little I know about Nelson Ferraz, which is probably a classical singer, a baritone.

I can read your mind right now making the same association I did with the anthological Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus). However, it is very unlikely that this disk is part of a theatrical play or movie, is just a career album of a rather unknown and surprising singer backed by Maestro Radames Gnattali. Tracks include:


Track List

01 – Terra Seca (Ary Barroso) Samba
02 – Funeral Dum Rei Nagô (Hekel Tavares / Murilo Araújo) Canto de Alufá
03 – Leilão (Hekel Tavares / Juraci Camargo) Canção
04 – Banzo (Hekel Tavares / Murilo Araújo) Canção
05 – Algodão (Custódio Mesquita / David Nasser) Samba
06 – Navio Negreiro (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / J. Piedade / Sá Róris) Samba
07 – Lamento Negro (Humberto Porto / Constantino Silva “Secundino”) Batuque
08 – Preto Velho (Custódio Mesquita / Jorge Faraj) Samba-canção


Este disco pode ser buscado no Flash Strap.

Radames Gnattali – Joias Musicais Brasileiras (1954)

28 08 2013

Link original: Radames Gnattali – Joias Musicais Brasileiras (1954)
Publicado em: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! My Internet access stills very limited with extremely slow upload rates. I did not want to keep Loronix with no updates today and my solution was gathering a 10-inch album, which is not an issue since we have truly amazing albums to explore in the format. This one is a perfect example, this is the second LP released by Maestro Radames Gnattali at Continental. For reasons that I cannot understand Radames Gnattali name is not available at the front cover, just like the first one. It is necessary to read the back cover for this information. I would like to remember that covers and individual tracks are always available at the end my writings as individual downloads; the covers are available as direct download links with no Rapidshare. Let’s see.

This is Radames Gnattali – Joias Musicais do Brasil (1954), for Continental, featuring Radames Gnattali selections. arrangements and piano. A small and not credited band makes the accompaniement. All my searches on this album failured, which was the way I choose to retrieve credit information on the good musicians we have here, especially the guitar and accordion player. Tracks include:

01 – Rancho Fundo (Ary Barroso / Lamartine Babo)
02 – Despertar da Montanha (Eduardo Souto)
03 – Casinha Pequenina (Tradicional)
04 – Luar de Paquetá (Hermes Fontes / Freire Júnior)
05 – Nuvens (Eduardo Souto)
06 – Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
07 – Guacyra (Hekel Tavares / Joracy Camargo)
08 – Linda Flor (Henrique Vogeler / Cândido Costa / Luiz Peixoto)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Martoni.

Radames Gnattali – Radames Gnattali (1984)

11 06 2013

Link original: Radames Gnattali – Radames Gnattali (1984)
Publicado em: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! I’m not a big fan of piano solo albums; they use to be very complex, requiring a lot of concentration until you understand everything. I’m not taking in consideration this is a piano solo album played by one of the greatest Brazilian musicians ever. If I took it for a spin without knowing this is Radames Gnattali, I would be also really impressed about this music. I know we had previous piano solo albums played by Radames Gnattali, but what makes the difference here is the repertoire, full of tunes that we know by heart, making easy to understand Radames Gnattali improvisation at a first hearing. I would like to say thank you to Jorge Mello, for another fantastic contribution to Loronix. Let’s see.

This is Radames Gnattali – Radames Gnattali (1984), for Libertas, recorded live at Sala Cecilia Meirelles, Rio de Janeiro, December 1984. I can’t remember what I was doing on December 1984, but if I could travel back to the past, I would like to be at this concert. Front cover is also worth checking out with a Radames Gnattali drawing made by the unique style of Nassara. The back cover also includes a handwriting message by Antonio Carlos Jobim, inviting Radames Gnattali to drink a “chope” with “amendoim”.

radamés B

Tracks include:

01 – Carinhoso (Pixinguinha / João de Barro)
02 – Ponteio (Edu Lobo / Capinan)
03 – Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (Marcos Valle / Paulo Sergio Valle)
04 – Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
05 – Chovendo na Roseira (Tom Jobim)
06 – Manhã de Carnaval (Luis Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
07 – Cochicho (Pixinguinha)
08 – Do Lago à Cachoeira (Sergio Ricardo)
09 – Nova Ilusão (José Menezes / Luis Bittencourt)


Este disco pode ser buscado na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Radames Gnattali – Radames Interpreta Radames (1958)

16 05 2013

Link original: Radames Gnattali – Radames Interpreta Radames (1958)
Publicado em: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! I don’t know how many friends are facing the same problem, but since noon, I’m not reaching some international domains, including the ones hosted at Loronix dedicated server. I did not receive reports from Loronixers and I’m afraid is only happening with me or at least with the friends that access the Internet via Velox (a ISP in Brazil).

Anyway, I’m sure I will be back to business tomorrow. Meanwhile, this album should fix me. This is the legendary Radames Gnattali LP recorded in 1958 for the legendary Todamerica label, reissued several times as Radames Gnattali e Sua Orquestra – Radames Gnattali e a Bossa Eterna, being also reissued on CD in the year of 1997.

Loronix would be nothing without the help of respected Brazilian music collectors, such like Caetano Rodrigues, which I would like to credit for Radames Gnattali e Sua Bossa Eterna, available at this link. And Jorge Mello, for making available Radames Interpreta Radames, the first Todamerica issue. Let’s see.

This is Radames Gnattali – Radames Interpreta Radames (1958), for Todamerica, featuring Radames Gnattali and Quarteto Continental – not an orchestra as credited on “Bossa Eterna” reissue – including Radames Gnattali at the piano, Pedro Vidal Ramos (bass), Ze Menezes (violao, cavaquinho), Luciano Perrone (drums) and Heitor dos Prazeres (percussion). This album is acknowledged by serious Brazilian music specialists, it brings Radames Gnattali performing 12 popular tunes of his own, in two styles, Choros on Side A and Sambas on Side B. I hope you have the same pleasure I had hearing again this beautiful Jorge Mello’s contribution. Tracks include:


Quarteto Continental

Radames Gnattali
Ze Menezes
(violao, cavaquinho)
Luciano Perrone
Pedro Vidal Ramos
Heitor dos Prazeres

Track List

01 – Papo de Anjo (Radamés Gnattali)
02 – Puxa Puxa (Radamés Gnattali)
03 – Bolacha Queimada (Radamés Gnattali)
04 – Pé de Moleque (Radamés Gnattali)
05 – Zanzando Em Copacabana (Radamés Gnattali)
06 – Gatinhos no Piano (Radamés Gnattali)
07 – Amargura (Radamés Gnattali / Alberto Ribeiro)
08 – Vou Andar Por Aí (Radamés Gnattali)
09 – Cheio de Malícia (Radamés Gnattali)
10 – Escrevendo Para Você (Radamés Gnattali)
11 – De Amor Em Amor (Radamés Gnattali / Silva Costa)
12 – Seu Ataulfo (Radamés Gnattali)


Como já disto pelo Zeca, este disco já havia sido publicado no Loronix, em sua outra versão, Radamés e a Bossa Eterna, que pode ser buscada aqui no Órfãos do Loronix. Pra quem quiser buscar a versão original, ela pode ser está disponível no Um que Tenha.

Sobre este disco, há, também, um excelente artigo na Camarilha dos Quatro.

Dorival Caymmi – Caymmi (1985)

12 05 2013

Link original: Dorival Caymmi – Caymmi (1985)
Publicado em: Monday, August 18, 2008 by zecalouro



I received couple of messages with congratulations to Loronix tribute to Dorival Caymmi. However, I was not comfortable by missing the chance to introduce and remember Dorival Caymmi with music. I woke up this morning with a non schedule Mom’s visit and this album, by the way, a double album featuring Dorival Caymmi on the first LP with his violao and Dorival Caymmi at the second LP with Radames Gnattali. My mother ran to a store on Saturday, getting this one for our tribute. You should thank her for the initiative.

It is important to mention a strange coincidence here, which is the photo used yesterday on the tribute and the speeches of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Amado, Caetano Veloso and Carybe available at the first LP. Unfortunately, my scanner stills defective, delivering white stripes. I hope I can manage a new one tomorrow and update this post with this really amazing album. Let’s see.

This is Dorival Caymmi – Caymmi (1985), recorded by Fundacao Emilio Odebrecht to celebrate Dorival Caymmi 70th anniversary in 1985. This is not a commercial album, distributed only to Fundacao Emilio Odebrecht customers. Caymmi is 100% made of new recordings with Dorival Caymmi and his violao on the first LP and Dorival Caymmi with Maestro Radames Gnattali on the second LP. I’m confident this is what we need to make the best possible tribute to the Master.

God Bless Dorival Caymmi. Tracks include:


Dorival Caymmi
(music, voice, violao)

Radames Gnattali

(piano, arrangements)

Aloisio Didier
Joel Nascimento
Luiz Otavio Braga
(violão 7 cordas)
Mauricio Carrilho, Joaquim dos Santos
Henrique Cazes
Oscar Bolao, Beto Cazes
Zeca Assumpcao
( bass)
Camerata Carioca

Track List


01 – Depoimento de Jorge Amado
02 – É Doce Morrer no Mar (Dorival Caymmi / Jorge Amado)
03 – Festa de Rua (Dorival Caymmi)
04 – A Preta do Acarajé (Dorival Caymmi)
05 – Canção da Partida (História de Pescadores) (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – A Lenda do Abaeté (Dorival Caymmi)
07 – O Que É Que a Baiana Tem (Dorival Caymmi)
08 – Depoimento de Caetano Veloso
09 – Depoimento de Tom Jobim
10 – Das Rosas (Dorival Caymmi)
11 – Dora (Dorival Caymmi)
12 – Eu Fiz Uma Viagem (Dorival Caymmi)
13 – Peguei Um Ita no Norte (Dorival Caymmi)
14 – Maracangalha (Dorival Caymmi)
15 – Acalanto (Dorival Caymmi)
16 – Depoimento de Carybe


01 – Caymmiana (Radamés Gnattali) Instrumental
02 – Você Já Foi à Bahia (Dorival Caymmi)
03 – João Valentão (Dorival Caymmi)
04 – O Samba da Minha Terra (Dorival Caymmi)
05 – Sargaço Mar (Dorival Caymmi)
06 – A Mãe D’água e a Menina (Dorival Caymmi)
07 – Pescaria (Dorival Caymmi)
08 – Vatapá (Dorival Caymmi)
09 – Marina (Dorival Caymmi)
10 – Dois de Fevereiro (Dorival Caymmi)
11 – Oração de Mãe Menininha (Dorival Caymmi)


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Zeze Gonzaga & Quinteto de Radames Gnattali – Valzinho, Um Doce Veneno (1979) Zeze Gonzaga Tribute

5 05 2013

Link original: Zeze Gonzaga & Quinteto de Radames Gnattali – Valzinho, Um Doce Veneno (1979) Zeze Gonzaga Tribute
Publicado em: Friday, July 25, 2008 by zecalouro


I’m sad to announce the passing of a very important Brazilian singer, Zeze Gonzaga, who died today, 24 July 2008, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This is Loronix tribute to Zeze Gonzaga, made by one of her most passionate fans, Mr. E., the great collaborator that introduced Zeze Gonzaga to our community.

Mr. E. sent us two albums, the third Zeze Gonzaga LP, Cancao do Amor Distante, recorded in 1967 and Valzinho, Um Doce Veneno, the fourth, recorded in 1979, after a hiatus of 23 years. Mr. E. said she was disappointed with the treatment Philips gave to her fourth album, deciding to terminate the career and open his own business, a school child. Mr. E. also sent a great article written by Aramis Millarch, reviewing Zeze Gonzaga fourth album, a tribute to Valzinho, featuring Quinteto de Radames Gnattali.

This is Zeze Gonzaga – Valzinho, Um Doce Veneno (1979), for MIS, a tribute to Valzinho, a very underrated composer and musician, featuring Radames Gnattali Quinteto, including Ze Menezes, Chiquinho do Acordeon, Vidal and the legendary Luciano Perrone. Herminio de Carvalho is in charge of production, delivering a very nice album that everybody should take it for a listen. Tracks include:



Zeze Gonzaga

Radames Gnattali
(piano, arrangements)

Ze Menezes

Luciano Perrone

Vidal and Chiquinho do Acordeon
(bass and accordion)

Aramis Millarch writing:

Em janeiro de 1979, Curitiba passou a ter um jardim de infância a menos, mas a música popular recuperou, em termos profissionais, a cantora que é adjetivada como “a voz mais afinada do Brasil”: Zezé Gonzaga. Doze anos após ter deixado a Rádio Nacional e após trabalhar (entre 1966 e 67) como jinglista, Maria José Gonzaga (mineira de Manhuaçu, 03/09/1926) tinha decidido por uma vida tranqüila na capital paranaense, onde inaugurou uma escola. Não pensava mais em voltar a gravar: desgostosa com os aborrecimentos que teve na Philips com seu último LP – Canção do amor distante, que levou dois anos para ser lançado – nada animava Zezé a pensar em música em termos profissionais.

Desde 1951, quando fez o seu primeiro 78 rpm, gravou mais de cem músicas, mas raras vezes teve a oportunidade de escolher o repertório – quase sempre formado por versões das mais indignas. E estes fatos fizeram com que Zezé, apesar de ser classificada como “a cantora dos maestros” – por sua afinação extraordinária, embora nunca tenha tido uma única aula de canto – tivesse optado por uma voluntária renúncia artística. E teria ficado em Curitiba, se Hermínio Bello de Carvalho não a tivesse convencido a entrar novamente num estúdio, para fazer um LP. Para tanto, houve alguns argumentos irrecusáveis: um repertório formado exclusivamente por um dos mais injustiçados (e esquecidos) compositores brasileiros – Valzinho (Norival Carlos Teixeira, carioca do bairro do Irajá, 25/12/1914). E os arranjos e participação do maestro e pianista Radamés Gnatalli e quinteto.

O resultado é que, gravado em apenas três dias em janeiro de 79, Valzinho, um Doce Veneno acabou sendo lançado às vésperas do Carnaval, quando Zezé ainda estava em Curitiba, tratando de encerrar as atividades de sua escola. Trata-se de um disco não apenas absolutamente histórico, por marcar o retorno de uma das mais belas vozes do Brasil, amparada no extraordinário quinteto de Radamés Gnatalli, mas que praticamente vem revelar canções de um compositor que permanecia no mais absoluto anonimato. Pois, se Emilinha Borba e sua irmã Nena Robledo, há mais de quarenta anos, já divulgavam “Doce veneno”, só recentemente esta música chegou a interessar uma cantora como Maria Creuza, que a escolheu para título de seu último LP pela RCA. Cantores como Orlando Silva, Paulinho da Viola e Macalé também gravaram músicas de Valzinho.

Mesmo assim, o que explica que um compositor de tanta inspiração e harmonias tão avançadas, e podendo ser classificado na pré-história da bossa nova, tenha permanecido anônimo por tantos anos? Suas harmonias, difíceis mas belas, eram curtidas por vocalistas sensíveis, mas sua timidez, espírito boêmio e total despreocupação material fizeram com que Valzinho nunca se preocupasse com o registro de suas músicas.

Mas, agora, esse disco vem provar uma série de verdades: Zezé Gonzaga continua a ter uma belíssima voz; Radamés Gnatalli e quinteto formam uma unidade especialíssima, que infelizmente só mesmo em ocasiões como esta pode se reunir; e Valzinho é o exemplo do talento que morreria esquecido se não houvesse garimpeiros como Hermínio Bello de Carvalho.

Aramis Millarch

Track List

01 – Óculos Escuros (Valzinho / Orestes Barbosa)
02 – Imagens (Valzinho / Orestes Barbosa)
03 – Tudo Foi Surpresa (Valzinho / Peterpan)
04 – Três de Setembro (Valzinho / Renato Batista)
05 – Felicidade (Valzinho / Reinaldo Dias Leme)
06 – Amar e Sofrer (Valzinho)
07 – Doce Veneno (Valzinho / Carlos Lentine / Goulart)
08 – Teu Olhar (Garoto / Valzinho) with As Morenas do Barulho
09 – Quando o Amor Vai Embora (Valzinho / Evaldo Ruy)
10 – Fantasia (Valzinho)
11 – Castigo (Valzinho / Manezinho Araújo)
12 – Tormento (Valzinho)
13 – Tempo de Criança (Valzinho / Luis Bittencourt)
14 – Não Convém (Valzinho / Jorge de Castro) with Valzinho – Viver Sem Ninguém (Valzinho / Marcelo Machado) with Valzinho

PS.: I am very tired, almost sleeping. Cancao do Amor Distante will appear tommorow. Thank you.


Este disco pode ser buscado no 300 Discos.

Radames Gnattali – Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 (1965)

5 04 2013

Link original: Radames Gnattali – Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 (1965)
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 by zecalouro


Hello, good evening! Before presenting another special release sponsored by our great collaborator Jorge Mello, I would like to announce that we are very close to finish the work of reconstruction of all Loronix archive, and this is really great. What initially was considered a difficult and exhausting accomplishment became a unique opportunity to review all posts on an amazing, funny and really useful virtual tour of Loronix past.

I confess that I will miss these days and also the new resources created to monitor the work in progress, such like the small screens with links to the last finished weeks. These screens were really useful to motivate people to monitor the work in progress, getting along with albums that they never could have the chance without this event. I think less then a few days are necessary to have everything finished.

Meanwhile, I think it is time to check this beautiful album recorded by Maestro Radames Gnattali in 1965 in commemoration of 400 years of Rio de Janeiro city, featuring a fantastic participation of a very special guest, the legendary Ze Menezes. Let’s see.

This is Radames Gnattali – Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 (1965), for Continental, featuring the piano and compositions of Radames Gnattali, Ze Menezes guitar and Orquestra Sinfonica Continental, conduced by Henrique Morelenbaum. This is a self-explanatory release, Concerto Carioca Nr. 1 is among the most acknowledged works of Radames Gnattali and the participation of Ze Menezes guitar is really worth checking. Tracks include:

01 – 1º Movimento – Abertura Marcha-Rancho (Radames Gnattali)
02 – 2º Movimento – Canção (Radames Gnattali)
03 – 3º Movimento Valsa Seresteira (Radames Gnattali)
04 – 4º Movimento “Final” Samba (Radames Gnattali)


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Andreas e Martoni ele pode ser buscado aqui.