Trio Surdina com Pierre Kolmann ao Piano – Boleros em HI-FI (1958)

18 02 2013

Link original: Trio Surdina com Pierre Kolmann ao Piano – Boleros em HI-FI (1958)
Publicado em: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by zecalouro

Trio Surdina com Pierre Kolmann ao Piano - Boleros em HI-FI (1958)

I have been very busy during the past two months, on a manner that you cannot realize how. This is the reason why Loronix is delivering two daily releases, instead of 3 or even 4 as we made across 2007. Actually, I am enjoying this new configuration; it allows everyone to make a better follow-up of Loronix daily activities.

However, Brazilian music is very rich on styles and this is a problem from my editorial perspective. I need answer for a question, which is, how to distribute all these different styles across the week to address wants and needs of everybody? Anyway, I think the answer to this question will appear very soon, meanwhile, we will visit after a long hiatus the “Para Dancar” style, featuring a legendary group that deserves everybody attention, the legendary Trio Surdina. Let’s see.

This is Trio Surdina com Pierre Kolmann ao Piano – Boleros em HI-FI (1958), for Musidisc, featuring not credited musicians using the name of Trio Surdina, owned by Nilo Sergio, which is the owned of the record label Musidisc. Trio Surdina original formation with Fafa Lemos (violin), Garoto (violao) and Chiquinho do Acordeon (accordion) recorded only a few initial albums. In the other hand, Pierre Kolmann is the nickname of a well-known artist at Loronix, Leal Brito, or Britinho, probably using Pierre Kolmann due contracts obligations with other record company or only as a marketing strategy of Nilo Sergio. Tracks include:

01 – Frenesi (A. Dominguez)
02 – Esperame En El Cielo (F. Lopez)
03 – Soñando Contigo (Anísio Silva / Fausto Guimarães)
04 – Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez)
05 – Hasta Cuando (João Leal Brito ”Britinho”)
06 – Que Murmuren (R. Fuentes / R. Carde)
07 – Mi Oración (Boulanger / Kennedy)
08 – Amor Mio (Álvaro Carrillo)
09 – Angustia (Orlando Brito)
10 – Dos Almas (Don Fabian)
11 – Canción de Amor Cubano (H. Stothard / J. McHugh / D. Fields)
12 – Desesperadamente (Gabriel Ruiz / L. Mendez)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Trackfinder Brazil. Fica a dúvida (ver comentários): Pierre Kolmann é um pseudônimo do Leal Brito ou do Waldir Calmon?

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Cha Dancante (1956)

25 08 2012

Link original: Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Cha Dancante (1956)
Publicado em: Sunday, September 30, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the second 10-inch of the night, featuring Waldir Calmon, a true legend and perhaps the most important Brazilian artist in the Para Dancar style. Waldir Calmon plays with different genres and this album is dedicated to Caribbean music, full of percussion and really dancing. Let’s see.

This is Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Cha Dancante (1956), for Copacabana, the first out of a series “Cha Dancante” albums. Waldir Calmon is backed by Conjunto, with no credits to musicians. Side A is made for dance, with a non-stop medley of five songs while side B features 4 tunes with tracks separation. Tracks include:

01 – Aimer Comme Je T’aime (Giraud / R. Lucchesi) Hold My Hand (J. Lawrence / R. Myers) Luna Rossa (A. Avian / V. de Crescenzo) Amendoim Torradinho (Henrique Beltrão) Samba do Perroquet (Djalma Ferreira)
02 – Caribbean Moon (T. Beaulieu / D. Love)
03 – Love Me Or Leave Me (W. Donaldson / G. Kahn)
04 – Blem Blem Blem (Eddie Mandarino)
05 – Hernando’s Hideaway (Adler / Ross)


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities. Note que a versão lá disponível tem mais 4 faixas, portanto deve ser um lançamento posterior do disco, provavelmente em 12”. A capa da outra versão segue abaixo.

Waldir Calmon – Mambos! Nr. 2 (1957) 10-inch

19 06 2012

Link original: Waldir Calmon – Mambos! Nr. 2 (1957) 10-inch
Publicado em: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Copacabana was really the greatest record label in the 50’s and early 60’s. No question. Take today as an example, we had the great Moacyr Silva 10-inch and now another 10-inch with a compilation of 78rpms recorded by Waldir Calmon. The covers are always nice and sometimes ahead of time in terms of design and innovation. I cannot point the best one between both Copacabana albums released today.

This is Waldir Calmon – Mambos! Nr. 2 (1957), for Copacabana, a compilation of early songs released at the 78rpm format. This is also the continuation of one of the most successful posts at Loronix, Mambos! by the same Brazilian pianist Waldir Calmon. The eight songs available at Mambos! Nr. 2 range from 1953 to 1957 with Waldir Calmon and orchestra delivering a dancing party full of, let’s say, Mambos! Tracks include:

01 – Mambo Charleston (Salvador Rangel) Mambo 78rpm: 5.249 / 1954
02 – Cumaná (Allen / Hillman / Spina) Guaracha 78rpm: 5.161 / 1953
03 – Jumbo Jumbo (Perez Prado) Mambo 78rpm: 5.402 / 1955
04 – Pianolo (Perez Prado) Mambo 78rpm: 5.118 / 1953
05 – Chivirico En Broadway (Leoncio Diez) Mambo 78rpm: 5.560 / 1957
06 – Índia (José Asunción Flores / Manuel Ortiz Guerrero) Bolero-mambo 78rpm: 5.084 / 1953
07 – Skokiaan (A. Msarurgwa) Mambo 78rpm: 5.402 / 1955
08 – Rachmaninoff (L. Milena) Mambo 78rpm: 5.118 / 1953


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Ritmos Melodicos Nr. 1 (1952) – 1st Radio LP

13 05 2012

Link original: Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Ritmos Melodicos Nr. 1 (1952) – 1st Radio LP
Publicado em: Sunday, July 01, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Evening! Late start this Sunday, but for a good reason, the coordination of Loronix Chat activities. They are now safe; let’s get back to business! I want to show something unique, a very old Waldir Calmon release and the first album issued by the legendary label Radio in the LP (10-Inch) format.

This is Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Ritmos Melodicos Nr. 1 (1952), for Radio, a unique work of Waldir Calmon, really different from what we are used to hear on most of his albums. Most of the 8 songs of Ritmos Melodicos follow the “Dancante” formula, but there are nice surprises to check. Telefone Blues is an American Blues with English lyrics sung by a gorgeous and non-identified singer. The last track is a Waldir Calmon composition with very sophisticated arrangements for the year 1952. This is a Waldir Calmon album that worth checking out. Tracks include:

01 – Nunca Mais Você Brigou (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) Samba-canção
02 – Um Caso de Amor (Aldo Taranto) Bolero
03 – Não Posso Amar Ninguém (Elano de Paula / Chocolate) Samba-canção
04 – Um Dia a Menos (Aldo Taranto) Bolero
05 – Telefone Blues (George Green) Blue
06 – Exatamente Agora (Aldo Taranto) Beguine
07 – Cantigas de Roda (Tradicional) Baião
08 – Variações (Waldir Calmon) Guaracha


Este disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Music Video | Waldir Calmon – TV Tupi 50’s

1 03 2012

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: Music Video | Waldir Calmon – TV Tupi 50’s
Publicado em: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007

Hello, Good Evening! Marcia Calmon is the owner and maintainer of the official site of her father, the Brazilian pianist Waldir Calmon at, which I recommend a visit to see Marcia’s work to the memory of this great artist.Yesterday, the Loronixer Mauro Veiga found this nice video at YouTube uploaded by Marcia showing a short movie taken on TV Tupi in the 50’s featuring Waldir Calmon at the show “Os Melhores da Semana”. This video is fascinating and Marcia had the nice idea to put sound on it, since it was recorded originally with no sound. Thanks Mauro and thanks also Marcia for giving the opportunity to make your father art available to the fans at YouTube and now at Loronix.

Hope uEnjoy!

PS.: Try to identify Waldir Calmon’s Solovox, which is a small keyboard adapted bellow the piano. Do not miss also Marcia website with additional info on Waldir Calmon at

OBS: o novo endereço do site oficial do Waldir Calmon é 

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Uma Noite no Arpege Nr. 2 (1957)

30 11 2011

Link original: Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Uma Noite no Arpege Nr. 2 (1957)
Publicado em: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 by zecalouro

Hello, Good Night! It is hard to remember after some months, since the first Waldir Calmon LP out of his two “Arpege” series was made available at Loronix. I remember that time that someone came to me saying that his father, as a long time fan of Waldir Calmon, was really amazed to hear that record after several years and that he would me really thrilled if he could get the second one.

I did not forget this thing, Loronix was at the beginning and I got really impressed to make someone available on such way. That’s the reason for Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Uma Noite no Arpege Nr.2 (1957), for Radio. It’s a nice record, perhaps such like it was the music performed by Waldir Calmon on his Arpege nightclub. I was reluctant to share this LP; it was taken from a vinyl full of scratches that are still audible. However, the scratches do not spoil the experience. Tracks include:

01 – Samba no Arpège (Waldir Calmon / Luis Bandeira)
02 – Fantasia Carioca (Alcyr Pires Vermelho / Osvaldo Santiago)
03 – Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
04 – Inspiração (Bruno Marnet)
05 – Foi Despacho (Sereno)
06 – Evocação (Nelson Ferreira)
07 – Dorinha Meu Amor (José Francisco de Freitas)
08 – Arrasta a Sandália (Osvaldo Marques / Benedito Lacerda)
09 – Jalousie (J. Gade)
10 – Adios Pampa Mia (Francisco Canaro / Mariano Mores / Pelay)
11 – Bicharada (Djalma Ferreira)
12 – Mambo En España (R. Marques)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Bau de Long playing.

Angela Maria e Waldir Calmon – Quando os Astros se Encontram (1958)

15 11 2011

Link original: Angela Maria e Waldir Calmon – Quando os Astros se Encontram (1958)
Publicado em: Saturday, December 16, 2006 by zecalouro

I have been searching for LP since the first day of Loronix and now I’m very happy to make it available to my friends. It is all about two artists that I like very much and so different to each other in terms of style. Let’s see how they perform together.

This is Angela Maria e Waldir Calmon – Quando os Astros se Encontram (1958), for Copacabana. You will find enclosed the back cover with some interesting information about how this LP was born. In summary, Waldir Calmon had a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro, the legendary Arpege. On a given day, Angela Maria went to Arpege and performed together with Waldir Calmon some tunes to an astonished audience. They were very famous by that time and I’m sure this meet was a great happening.

The idea of making a LP together came very soon and this is what is being presented here, Angela Maria singing with the accompaniment of Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto. This LP is the original 1958 issue and was found on a bad shape. You will hear some clicks, clacks and hisses as natural consequence of its 50 years of life, but I believe that it will not spoil the experience. Tracks include:

01 – Na Baixa do Sapateiro
02 – Vamos Maria Vamos
03 – Brigas de Amor
04 – Flores Negras
05 – Baiao Diferente
06 – La Leyenda de Beso
07 – Pra Fazer Nosso Samba
08 – Risque
09 – Havana So
10 – O Samba e o Tango (Chegou a Hora)
11 – Travesso
12 – Babalu


Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças ao amigo Martoni, ele hoje está disponível na Rádio Forma e Elenco.

Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Feito para Dancar Nr. 7 (1957)

8 10 2011

Link original: Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Feito para Dancar Nr. 7 (1957)
Publicado em: Monday, November 13, 2006 by zecalouro

Who is your favorite Brazilian organist? Good question. Walter Wanderley is probably the favorite of many friends, for his international career, association with Bossa Nova, etc. However, we can never forget a true genius that did not have the chance of an international career and exposure, Waldir Calmon.

Waldir Calmon deserves a biographical book, his activity started in the late 30’s, releasing his last recording in 1980. In the 40’s, he was the first pianist that adopted the solovox, which is a kind of gadget that adapts the acoustic piano to make it sounds like an organ. Anyway, this is Waldir Calmon e Seu Conjunto – Feito para Dancar Nr. 7 (1957), for Radio (not the device, the Label Radio). Thanks to JR for this post. Tracks include:

01 – Chegou a Hora (Amado Regis)
02 – Que Será Será (Jay Livingston / Ray Evans)
03 – Habanera (Carmen de Bizet)
04 – Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Luis Antônio)
05 – 1ª Sinfonia (Tchaikovsky)
06 – Polonaise (Frederic Chopin)
07 – Os Pintinhos no Terreiro (Zequinha de Abreu)
08 – Only You (Buck Ram)
09 – Puladinho (Severino Araújo)
10 – Innamorata (Brooks / Warren)
11 – Espinita (Nico Jimenez)
12 – Vereda Tropical (Gonzalo Curiel)
13 – Caravana (Millie / Duke Ellington / Tizol)

PS.: These files have 96Kbps, but are from MPEG-2 Layer III with a sound quality close to 192Kbps. When you see these 96Kbps files at Loronix, take in consideration that they are from this specification.


Este disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities .

Meu PS: a Internet Wayback Machine está em manutenção neste final de semana (07 a 09 de outubro), por isto voltei às publicações que continuam presentes no Loronix.

Waldir Calmon e sua Orquestra – Mambos! (1959)

19 09 2011

Link original: Waldir Calmon e sua Orquestra – Mambos! (1959)
Publicado em: Sunday, October 22, 2006 by zecalouro

It has been 24 years since we lost Waldir Calmon, one of the artists that zecalouro receives several emails requesting and suggesting posts. Our Brazilian friends with more than 30 years old certainly have listen several times at the movies the song Na Cadencia do Samba, which was the background music of a soccer show exhibited before the main attraction.

It came to my attention it was Waldir Calmon music only when I started Loronix. Shame on this green bird.

This is Waldir Calmon e Sua Orquestra – Mambos! (1959) a reissue of a 10′ from 1955 with additional four songs taken from Mambos Nr2 (1957). This record was reissued for Copacabana in the 90’s. Tracks include:

01 – Silbando Mambo (Perez Prado)
02 – Mambo Nº 5 (Perez Prado)
03 – Un Meneito Na’ma (Margaritta Guerra)
04 – Adios (Margaritta Guerra)
05 – Mambos Charleston (Salvador Rangel)
06 – Cumaná (Barclay Allen – H. Spina – R. Hillman)
07 – Mambo En España (Ramon Marquez)
08 – Mambo Nº 8 (Perez Prado)
09 – Universitário (Perez Prado)
10 – Cao Cao Mani Picao (J. Carbo Menendez)
11 – Jumbo Jumbo (Perez Prado)
12 – Pianolo (Perez Prado)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.

Waldir Calmon – Waldir Calmon Apresenta: Uma Noite no Arpege (1956)

7 08 2011

Link original: Waldir Calmon – Waldir Calmon Apresenta: Uma Noite no Arpege (1956)
Publicado em: Thursday, August 03, 2006 by zecalouro

Continuing with the Brazilian organists posts and also with the latest orchestra series, zecalouro introduces to Loronixers the legendary organist and pianist Waldir Calmon.

Waldir Calmon is an almost forgotten Brazilian artist that was very active from the 40’s to 70’s. Calmon was a solid contributor for Brazilian music and took several different roles as an artist, such as: piano and organ player, orchestra leader, composer, singer, among other complimentary activities, which includes a record label – Waldir Calmon Produções Artisticas – and his own renowned night-club – Arperge, which gives the title to this LP – in 1955, active until 1967.

My friends in Brazil will easily associate Waldir Calmon with the legendarysong Na Cadencia do Samba, performed for decades on every Brazilian movie theatre on Canal 100, a soccer show with very nice color images from the matches of the past week.

Na Cadencia do Samba is available here at TurboUpload hosting server as a zecalouro gift, Hope uEnjoy!

There is another important thing to say about this post. The record is a vinyl rip and the tracks are not slip accordingly, you will find a single track to entire Side A and another to Side B. That’s why zecalouro is making available this time the tracklist and will be pleased it any friend makes this hardwork of splitting tracks to us.

Track List
Side A01/13
In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Fain-Webster)
Silbando Mambo (Péres Prado)
Un Poquito de Tu Amor (Xavier Cugat – R Soler – F L Aguirre)
Tô de Snooker (Bola Sete)
Quitandinha (Djalma Ferreira)Side B07/13
When Lights Are Low (Williams-Carter)
Variações Sobre Tema Bob Tura (Charlie Ventura)
Mariasinha (Garoto – A Ribeiro)
Balanceando Carioca (Carlos L Espírito Santo-Walgton S Silva)
Samba do Arnesto (Adoniran Barbosa-Alocin)
Dinorah (Benedito Lacerda-José Ramos)
Auf-Wiedersehe’n (S Storch)

Não tinha este disco. Porém, graças à colaboração do Andreas e do Fulano Sicrano, ele hoje está disponível no Um que Tenha.