Zezinho e Os Copacabana – Mesa de Pista (1957)

1 03 2013

Link original: Zezinho e Os Copacabana – Mesa de Pista (1957)
Publicado em: Monday, March 10, 2008 by zecalouro

Zezinho & Os Copacabana - Mesa De Pista

Zezinho & Os Copacabana - Mesa De Pista_2

This album is among the ones that I like most when first released in June 2007 using an Imperial reissue as Zezinho e Os Copacabana – Um Coquetel, Uma Danca. Here we go with an update, now featuring the first issue by Odeon in 1957 as Mesa de Pista, instead Imperial commercial Um Coquetel, Uma Danca name. I never had the chance to see the first issue cover and it is much better than my best dreams. This is an anthological album, featuring important musicians, which has been the object of an academic research by a University in the United States. This is something that makes me feel very proud of Loronix. This updates brings the original cover artwork and original Odeon 1957 audio, including the FLAC option. I’m gathering the original June 2007 writing with minor adjustments. I hope everybody have a lot of fun with this nice album.

Original writing:

This is probably the surprise of the month, part of the new series of instrumental albums from the late 50’s to early 60’s. We have been discussing this kind of albums today; they were very common by these decades and were also known as “Para Dancar” or “For Dancing”, in English. Waldir Calmon is probably the musician that made more records in the style, releasing more than 10 albums with “Para Dancar” at the front cover. Some of these albums have only a single and big track on each side, perfect for dancing with no interruptions.

This is Zezinho e Os Copacabana – Mesa de Pista (1957), for Odeon. Caetano Rodrigues said yesterday that collectors track down Maestro Zezinho albums and they pay a good price for them. They are right, the album is delicious to hear and Maestro Zezinho performs the music with the assistance of a constellation of Brazilian musicians. Some tracks have lyrics, sung by a non-identified singer with a nice voice, I have my guess who is the crooner, but I will let you try first. zecalouro says (2008): The crooner is Zezinho!! Tracks include:


(piano, arrangements)
(sax tenor, arrangements)
(sax alto)
(trombone, arrangements)
Jose Marinho

Track List

01 – Wabash Blues (D. Ringle / F. Meinken) Adios (Enric Madriguera) Baião Caçula (Mário Gennari Filho) De Papo Pro Á (Joubert de Carvalho / Olegário Mariano) Pois É (Ataulfo Alves) Chora Cavaquinho Dulce Y Amorosa (R. Jimenez) Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter) Tiradentes (Estanislau Silva / Décio Carlos / Penteado)
02 – Faceira (Ary Barroso)
03 – Feitio de Oração (Noel Rosa / Vadico)
04 – Morena Boca de Ouro (Ary Barroso)
05 – Homenagem (Astor Silva)
06 – Longe dos Olhos (Cristóvão de Alencar / Djalma Ferreira)
07 – Não Dou Conselho (Antônio Nássara / Erasmo Silva)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Parallel Realities.