Toninho Horta – Terra dos Passaros (1979)

6 01 2013

Link original: Toninho Horta – Terra dos Passaros (1979)
Publicado em: Monday, January 07, 2008 by zecalouro

Toninho Horta - Terra dos Passaros (1979)



Jazz meets Clube da Esquina, this is the best definition I can give to you on another Toninho Horta LP at Loronix. I remember the first one and how people get excited with Toninho Horta – Diamond Land (1979) featuring only instrumental tracks. Terra dos Passaros was released exactly 10 years before Diamond Land and has a blend of instrumental and tracks with lyrics sung by Toninho Horta exactly as his Clube da Esquina peers. This is a major step on my Toninho Horta education, a very important musician on the development of the Brazilian guitar. Let’s see.

This is Toninho Horta – Terra dos Passaros (1979), for Odeon, presented here by a vinyl reissue sponsored by MinasCaixa, a financial institution in Minas Gerais. I think I spoke everything at the first paragraph, instead of the jazzy approach of Diamond Land, Terra dos Passaros is MPB with Toninho Horta receiving in the set a constellation of musicians, with highlights to Milton Nascimento, Hugo Fattoruso, Airto Moreira, Nivaldo Ornellas, Wagner Tiso, Raul de Souza, Novelli, Boca Livre and many others. I will try to setup a sample track at Loronix Preview Center, but I think is not necessary, this is a flawless release. Tracks include:


Toninho Horta
(guitar, violao, bass, voice, organ, arrangements)
Milton Nascimento
Lena Horta
Hugo Fattoruso
(arp. odyssey, piano)
Airto Moreira
(drums, percussion)
Raul de Souza
George Fattoruso
Laudir de Oliveira
Robertinho Silva
Mauro Senise
Wagner Tiso
(piano, organ)
Jamil Joanes
Ze Eduardo Nazario
Boca Livre
Luiz Alves
Nivaldo Ornellas
(tenor, soprano sax)
Georgiana de Moraes
Ringo Thiellmann

Track List

01 – Céu de Brasília (Toninho Horta / Fernando Brant)
02 – Diana (Toninho Horta / Fernando Brant)
03 – Dona Olímpia (Toninho Horta / Ronaldo Bastos)
04 – Viver de Amor (Toninho Horta / Ronaldo Bastos)
05 – Pedra da Lua (Toninho Horta / Cacaso)
06 – Serenade (Toninho Horta / Ronaldo Bastos)
07 – Aquelas Coisas Todas (Sanguessuga) (Toninho Horta)
08 – Falso Inglês (Wonder Woman) (Toninho Horta / Fernando Brant)
09 – Terra dos Pássaros (Toninho Horta) Beijo Partido (Toninho Horta)
10 – No Carnaval (Jota / Caetano Veloso)


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Toninho Horta – Diamond Land (1989)

25 08 2012

Link original: Toninho Horta – Diamond Land (1989)
Publicado em: Sunday, September 30, 2007 by zecalouro

Here we have an artist that everybody asks for an album at Loronix. It took a long time until we have the necessary to make available one of his works, but the long waiting really worth, this is one of the best albums recorded by Toninho Horta and it is amazing that Diamond Land never had a CD issue, being out of print on “CD era”, at least the far as I could search.

This is Toninho Horta – Diamond Land (1989), for Philips, featuring a true legend of the Brazilian guitar, Toninho Horta, backed by several renowned musicians, including the acclaimed Wayne Shorter. It’s very hard to describe Toninho Horta, so I’m taking the liner notes of Diamond Land, written by Pat Metheny. I could never make better. Tracks include:

“Musicians everywhere love Toninho Horta’s songs. Through his work with Milton Nascimento, his own recordings and the cover versions of his tunes that have appeared on various albums throughout the past decade or so, Toninho has emerged as one of the most harmonically sophisticated and melodically satisfying Brazilian composers of recent times.

Somehow, he writes chord progressions that defy gravity, moving up when you think they’re going down. His melodies stay with you for days; you’re sure you’ve heard them before, but they are brand new. And as an arranger, he’s a master. (Not just with his own music either – check out what he does here with “Diamond Land”). As a guitarist, he’s one of the world’s great “compers” on viola. (That’s a nylon-string guitar to us gringos). He plays such great voicings with such a cool time feel… (I’ve often described him to other musicians as the Herbie Hancock of Bossa Nova guitarists). His love of jazz guitar playing is well represented here, as is his excellent singing.

In short, Toninho Horta is an incredible musician, the rare guitarist who understand harmony in its most intimate ways and – above all – one of the finest and gentlest people I’ve ever had the good fortune of knowing. This record, DIAMOND LAND, is a great addition to Toninho’s ongoing work, and will also serve as an excellent introduction to those listeners not yet familiar with his music.”

-Pat Metheny


Marcio Mallard, Jacques Morelenbaum
Armando Marcal
Marcio Montarroyos
(trumpet, flugelhorn)
Nivaldo Ornelas, Mauro Senise, Carlos Watkins
Giancarlo Pareschi
Arlindo Penteado, Frederick Stephany
Jose de Aguiar Ribeiro
Robertinho Silva
(percussion, drums)
Ronaldo, Wanderley Silva, Laudir de Oliveira
Victor Santos, Robertinho Brant, Ricardo Villas, Paula Morelenbaum, Andrea Daltro, Quique Azambuja, Maria Fattoruso, Silvana Matta, Nelson Angelo, Bepa Nobile, Joyce
Flavio Venturini
(synthesizer, vocals)
Alfredo Vidal
Arthur Maia, Iuri Popoff, Nico Assumpcao, Jamil Joanes
Felipe Doyle
Paulo Guimaraes
KenwoodDennard, Teo Lima
Helvius Vilela
Jim Beard
Hugo Fatturuso
(synthesizer, vocal)
Toninho Horta
(synthesizer, vocal, guitar, violao, arrangements)
Wayne Shorter

Track List

01 – Mountain Flight (Toninho Horta)
02 – Ballad For Zawinul (Iuri Popoff)
03 – Raul (Toninho Horta)
04 – Girassol (Lô Borges / Márcio Borges)
05 – Luisa (Toninho Horta)
06 – From The Lonely Afternoous (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
07 – Pilar (Toninho Horta)
08 – Waiting For Ângela (Toninho Horta)
09 – Diamond Land (Diamantina) (Juarez Moreira)
10 – Beijo Partido (Broken Kiss) (Toninho Horta) with Joyce


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Beto Guedes, Danilo Caymmi, Novelli e Toninho Horta – Beto Guedes / Danilo Caymmi / Novelli / Toninho Horta (1973)

15 09 2011

I could never imagine that a simple icon for sending large files would open up a new communication channel with Loronixers. This is another contribution of Max de Castro, which said Loronixers would be pleased to hear one of the best records ever made in Brazil. I agree. Recorded in 1973, by Beto Guedes, Danillo Caymmi, Novelli and Toninho Horta, this LP brings also major Brazilian musicians from the 70’s, as follows:

Beto Guedes, Flavio Venturini, Frederiko, Lô Borges, Mauricio Maestro, Novelli, Toninho Horta, Vermelho, Danilo Caymmi, Fernando Leporace, Lena Horta, Nelson Angelo, Robertinho Silva, Tenorio Jr., Everaldo Ferreira, Paulo Guimaraes and Paulo Jobim.

Personnel information is so complex that you will stay better visiting the awesome discography of Maria Luiza Kfouri at Discos do Brasil, with detailed information on this LP personnel, here.

It is very hard to review and write about this LP on a meaningful way, so I invite you to check tracks and make a try.

01 – Caso Você Queira Saber (Beto Guedes / Márcio Borges)
02 – Meu Canário Vizinho Azul (Toninho Horta)
03 – Viva Eu (Wagner Tiso / Novelli)
04 – Belo Horror (Beto Guedes / Flávio Hugo / José Geraldo / Márcio Borges)
05 – Ponta Negra (Danilo Caymmi / José Carlos Pádua)
06 – Meio a Meio (Novelli)
07 – Manuel o Audaz (Toninho Horta / Fernando Brant)
08 – Luisa (Novelli)
09 – Serra do Mar (Danilo Caymmi / Ronaldo Bastos)


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