zecalouro had a great lunch today with a friend that subtle called his attention to this great Trio from the 60’s. Meet Sambalanço Trio, formed by Cesar Camargo Mariano (piano), Airto Moreira (drums) and Humberto Clayber (bass). The band recorded five albums and then became Sambrasa Trio when Cesar Camargo Mariano decided to quit and was replaced by Hermeto Pascoal.
This is the out of print debut LP, self titled, from 1965. zecalouro will ask for AMG help to better describe this album:
As the bossa nova style exited seven nascent years of development and entered into a post-pubescent stage full of confidence, the Sambalanço Trio hit the Brazilian music scene with a splash. Comprised of Cesar Camargo Mariano on piano, Humberto Clayber on bass, and futurepercussion superstar Airto Moreira on traps, the Sambalanço Trio had a sophisticated and multi-faceted sound, one that melded an aggressive, samba-school-on-parade sound with a subtler air, redolent of Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and even the Bill Evans Trio. For example, “Samblues” — the opening track on the Sambalanço Trio’s self-titled re-release — combines Moreira’s samba-derived partido alto rhythms with Mariano and Clayber’s cool, blues-based melodies. On “Berimbau,” traditional elements — such as a Brazilian bagpipe intro and syncopated Capoeira rhythms — are fused with a five-four melodic passage that sounds like a section from David Brubek’s “Take Five.” These two songs, along with the album as a whole, deftly illustrate how the Sambalanço Trio infused the soporific bossa nova scene of 1964 with much-needed doses of energetic rhythms, cutting-edge jazz voicings, and spontaneity. ~ All Music.
01 – Samblues (César Camargo Mariano)
02 – Balanço Zona Sul (Tito Madi)
03 – O Morro não tem vez (Tom Jobim – Vinicius de Moraes)
04 – Nos e o Mar (Roberto Menescal – Ronaldo Boscoli)
05 – Homenagem a Clifford Brown (Dorimar)
06 – Berimbau (Baden Powell – Vinicius de Moraes)
07 – Jacqueline K (Heraldo Correia)
08 – Consolação (Baden Powell – Vinicius de Moraes)
09 – O Amor que Acabou (Chico Feitosa – Luiz F. Freire)
10 – Pra que Chorar (Baden Powell – Vinicius de Moraes)
11 – Marisa (Cesar Camargo Mariano)
12 – Sambinha (Humberto Clayber – Cesar Camargo Mariano)
Este disco pode ser buscado no 300 Discos. É interessante notar que o link original do disco no Loronix estava apontando para outro disco, não do Sambalanço Trio, mas do Balanço Trio – Ritmo…Bossa…Balanço – http://www.bossa.net/imperial/002931.html . Avisei o Zeca, como podem ver nos comentários originais, mas ele não chegou a consertar, até onde eu verifiquei. Outro detalhe é que o disco é de 1964 e não de 1965 como postado originalmente.