Milton Nascimento – Milton Nascimento (1967) w/ Tamba 4

9 05 2012

Link original: Milton Nascimento – Milton Nascimento (1967) w/ Tamba 4
Publicado em: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 by zecalouro

Every time I go to the great website, I come back with something that I didn’t know. I went there a couple of days ago to search for Luiz Eca participations as musician on albums of other artists and he was listed as arranger at Milton Nascimento first solo album. Checking the whole personnel listing, I saw, Luiz Eça, Ohana, Bebeto and Dorio playing together in all tracks of Milton Nascimento first LP. It is reasonable to say that Tamba 4, which had the same components at 1967, takes part at this record although they were not credited as “Tamba 4”. Perhaps everybody knows that and I’m the last one on earth to realize that, but I could not resist closing today with Milton Nascimento.

This is Milton Nascimento – Milton Nascimento (1967), for Codil Ritmos. Now I understand why this album is so great, with wonderful arrangements. Luiz Eca is in charge of arrangements in all tracks, sharing the role with Eumir Deodato on some. Besides Milton Nascimento violao, the others musicians are the four Tamba 4 members. If you did not have the chance to hear this record, make it. It is a classic, a essential. Travessia is truly beautiful and has one of the most beautiful arrangements I have ever seen. Tracks include:


Milton Nascimento
(voice, violao)
Luiz Eca
(arrangements, piano, voice)
(flute, voice)
(drums, voice)
(bass, voice)
Eumir Deodato
(arrangements on tracks Travessia and Morro Velho)

Track List

01 – Três Pontas (Milton Nascimento / Ronaldo Bastos)
02 – Crença (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
03 – Irmão de Fé (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
04 – Travessia (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
05 – Canção do Sol (Milton Nascimento)
06 – Morro Velho (Milton Nascimento)
07 – Gira GirouU (Milton Nascimento / Márcio Borges)
08 – Maria Minha Fé (Milton Nascimento)
09 – Catavento (Milton Nascimento)
10 – Outubro (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)


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Tamba 4 – Tamba 4 (1969) | Recorded in Mexico

7 04 2012

Link original: Tamba 4 – Tamba 4 (1969) | Recorded in Mexico
Publicado em: Monday, May 28, 2007 by zecalouro

When I was planning with Caetano our next Tuesday All Countries at Loronix homage we spent a lot of time trying to realize how great would be Bossa Nova in Mexico and how many albums were recorded in Mexico by Brazilian artists. By heart, I can list, Tamba Trio, Leny Andrade, Joao Gilberto, Carlos Lyra and many others. Our estimate is that several unknown albums are available in Mexico, recorded by Brazilian artists or Bossa Nova albums recorded by Mexican musicians. That’s the spirit of All Countries at Loronix, to identify music and also create links to music websites to our community and develop knowledge exchange with both countries.

That’s why the closing post today is dedicated to a Brazilian group recording Brazilian music in the country that should bring most information though our initiative. Mexico.

This is Tamba 4 – Tamba 4 (1969), for Orfeon Videovox (Mexico). The last Tamba 4 LP, which is the continuation of Tamba Trio as a quartet. For this last LP, Tamba 4 features Tamba Trio members Bebeto and Ohana plus Laercio de Freitas and Dorio Ferreira, the production is in charge of Mariano Rivera Conde. Thanks Caetano for making Tamba 4 available to Loronixers. Tracks include:


(congas, flute)
Laercio de Freitas
(piano, flute)
Dorio Ferreira

Track List

01 – Correnteza (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
02 – Se Você Pensa (Roberto Carlos)
03 – Juliana (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
04 – Lenga-lenga (Laércio de Freitas)
05 – Veracruz (Milton Nascimento)
06 – País Tropical (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)
07 – Sá Marina (Antônio Adolfo / Tibério Gaspar)
08 – Sem Você Eu Não Vivo (Cassiano)
09 – Pensando (Dório Ferreira)
10 – Zazueira (Jorge Ben “Jorge Benjor”)


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Tamba 4 – We and the Sea (1968)

15 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Tamba 4 – We and the Sea (1968)
Publicado em: Monday, July 31, 2006

This LP is so awesome that zecalouro is afraid to jeopardize this post with a lousy review. Let’s stay with All Music review for Tamba 4 – We and the Sea (1968).

Once called the Tamba Trio (they became a quartet in 1966), the Tamba 4 made its North American debut with an often-adventurous recording that stretched the boundaries not only of bossa nova but of producer Creed Taylor’s sound world at A&M. The erudite composer/pianist/organist Luiz Eca was the band’s intellectual sparkplug; his cross-genre borrowings would eventually pave the way for present-day Latin piano virtuosos like Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Bebeto played lively jazz flute and bass, Dorio handled bass, guitar and percussion, and Ohana was the extraordinarily flexible drummer. Along with their classical pretensions and straight-ahead bossa nova swinging, the group dabbles with voodoo-like incantations that could weave a seductive spell on tunes like “Iemanjá” and “Chant of Ossanha.” Their take on Jobim’s “O Morro” is a lengthy, complex, structured composition with Eca’s piano frequently summoning forth Ravel, Gershwin, and 20th century dissonance, finally bursting into ecstatic Brazilian swing at the close. Bebeto also sings in silky mellow Portuguese on “Flower Girl,” and the foursome provides its own shadowy vocal support on several tracks. Impeccably recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey, this recording ought to be high on Brazilian jazz collectors’ want lists.

You should not miss it. Tamba 4 – We and the Sea (1968) is proudly presented by zecalouro.


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Tamba 4 – Samba Blim (1968)

4 08 2011

Link original: Tamba 4 – Samba Blim (1968)
Publicado em: Friday, July 21, 2006 by zecalouro

This album is well known by many friends of zecalouro and it is so wonderful that deserves a place at Loronix. Samba Blim was recorded during the time Tamba Trio was expanded to a quartet – that’s why they change from Tamba Trio to Tamba 4. The first out of two albums they made in the US for A&M.

As zecalouro explained on an earlier post, Tamba Trio was Luiz Eça (piano), Bebeto (bass) and Helcio Milito (drums) and the expanded Tamba 4 was Luiz Eça and Bebeto plus Dorio Ferreira (bass) and Ohana (drums).

Unfortunately both albums for A&M – Samba Blim and We and the Sea – failed commercially. Amazing, since Samba Blim is an essential masterpiece.


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