quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2009

The Mantovani Orchestra - Charmaine

  1. CielitoLindo
  2. Besame Mucho
  3. Maria Elena
  4. La Cumparsita
  5. Tico Tico no Fubá
  6. El Relicario
  7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
  8. Noche de Ronda
  9. Granada
  10. La Paloma
  11. Blue Tango
  12. Blue Sky
  13. Siboney
  14. The Green Cocktoo
  15. Vaya con Dios
  16. Perfidia
  17. Spanish Gysy Dance
  18. Adios Muchachos
  19. Adios
  20. Charmaine

quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2009

Bobby Crush - Plays Melodies from the Movies

  1. Theme from "Schindler's List"
  2. A Whole New World (From "Aladdin")
  3. I Only Have Eyes for You (From "Miami Rhapsody")
  4. I've Never Been to Me (From "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert")
  5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (From "The Lion King")
  6. Shakin' the Blues Away (From "That's Entertainment III")
  7. Can You Read My Mind? (Love Theme from "Superman")
  8. Main Theme from "Forest Gump" (Feather Theme)
  9. Love Is All Around (From "Four Weddings and A Funeral")
  10. Two For the Road (From "Two For the Road")
  11. Let Me Be Your Wings (From "Thumbelina")
  12. Endless Love (From "Endless Love")
  13. When I Fall in Love (From "Sleepless in Seattle")
  14. As Time Goes By (From "Casablanca")
A musical tribute to the movies featuring Bobby Crush's scintillating keyboard work together with Gordon Lorenz's immaculate production.

Here's themes from movies such as "Forrest Gump", "The Lion King", "Superman" and "Four Weddings and A Funeral", plus oldies from "Casablanca" and "Sleepless in Seattle".

Bobby's terrific piano artistry makes this a highly-listenable and evocative album, breathing fresh life into a bunch of much-loved tunes.

(From original liner notes)

terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2009

Ray Anthony and Nelson Riddle - Back 2 Hits

  1. Dragnet - Ray Anthony
  2. The Bunny Hop - Ray Anthony
  3. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (Part 1) - Ray Anthony
  4. The Peter Gunn Theme - Ray Anthony
  5. Skokiaan - Ray Anthony
  6. Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle
  7. Port Au Prince - Nelson Riddle
  8. Theme from "The Proud Ones" - Nelson Riddle
  9. "Route 66" Theme - Nelson Riddle
  10. Brother John - Nelson Riddle
Back 2 Hits

domingo, 27 de dezembro de 2009

Henry Mancini - Sunflower - Original Sound Track

  1. Love Theme from "Sunflower"
  2. Masha's Theme
  3. Giovanna
  4. The Search
  5. Love in the Sand (Love Theme from "Sunflower")
  6. New Home in Moscow
  7. Two Girls ("Masha's Theme" and Love Theme from "Sunflower")
  8. The Retreat
  9. The Invitation
  10. Masha Finds Antonio ("Masha's Theme")
  11. The Parting in Milan (Love Theme from "Sunflower")

sábado, 26 de dezembro de 2009

Nelson Riddle and his orchestra - Hey...Let Yourself Go!

  1. Let's Face the Music and Dance
  2. You Are My Lucky Star
  3. You and the Night and the Music
  4. Younger Than Springtime
  5. You Leave Me Breathless
  6. You're an Old Smoothie
  7. Then I'll Be Happy
  8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  9. I Can't Escape from You
  10. Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
  11. Darn That Dream
  12. Let Yourself Go
Let Yourself Go

Nelson in action!

sexta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2009

Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Christmas Album

  1. The Christmas Song
  2. Deck the Halls
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. I Saw Three Ships
  5. Buone Natale
  6. Adeste Fideles
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  8. The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
  9. O Tannenbaum
  10. The First Noel
  11. The Little Christmas Tree
  12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  13. The Happiest Christmas Tree
  14. Joy to the World
  15. O Holy Night
  16. Caroling, Caroling
  17. A Cradle in Bethlehem
  18. Away in a Manger
  19. God Rest Ye Merry Christmas
  20. Silent Night
Christmas Album

Jackie Gleason - Merry Christmas

  1. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  2. Christmas in Paris
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. White Christmas
  5. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. The Christmas Song
  8. I've Got My Love to Keep MeWarm
  9. Snowfall
  10. By the Fireside
  11. Home
  12. Happy Holiday
  13. Winter Wonderland
  14. The Story of a Starry Night
Merry Christmas

André Rieu - Meu Sonho de Natal

  1. Ha venido nuestro Dios
  2. De los cielos vengo / Niño de la mañana / Gloria (El canto de Los Angeles)
  3. Ave Maria
  4. Transeamus
  5. La nieve cae en silencio / Suenen campanas / Adeste Fideles
  6. De noche me iré a dormir
  7. Paseo en trineo
  8. Blanca Navidad
  9. Ha nacido una rosa
  10. Duerme mi pequeño principe / Oh, dulce Jesús / Permítenos estar felices
  11. Duerme dulce niño santo
  12. Jingle Bells
  13. El invierno (Las Cuatro Estaciones)
  14. O Tannenbaum / El pequeño tamborilero / Buenas noches
  15. Todos los años / Oh, Tú, alegre y Santo / Las campanas suenan dulcemente
  16. Caro mio ben
  17. Vengan los niños / Ha nacido el niño divino
  18. Pastoral
  19. La ciudad santa
  20. Noche de paz
Meu Sonho de Natal

Merry Christmas to You!

Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra - Christmas Wonderland

  1. The Little Drummer Boy
  2. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  3. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  4. Holiday for Bells
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. Children's Christmas Dream
  7. Sleigh Ride
  8. White Christmas
  9. Toy Parade
  10. Christmas Wonderland
  11. Jingo Jango
  12. Jumpin' Jiminy Christmas
Christmas Wonderland
At Christmas, the world becomes a brighter, happier, shining place-a veritable wonderland. So, who could musically illuminate it better than the man who made his name synonymous with "wonderland" - Bert Kaempfert.

The singing trumpet and ear-arresting rhythms of Bert Kaempfert have become one of the most immediately recognizable sounds on the musical scene. With virtuoso artistry and imaginative arrangements, he sends thrilling tones soaring, carrying melodies to new heights of listening enjoyment.

Christmas, of course, is a time of traditional sounds: the crunch of snow underfoot, the tinkling of bells, a crackling fire that reminds us that home is where the hearth is. The magic of Bert Kaempfert music captures all these familiar images for us, and dresses them up in festive wrappings.

In this sure-to-be-welcomed Christmas package, Bert has included a wide range of Yuletide favorites. There is the universal hope expressed in 'White Christmas'...the moving story of 'The Little Drummer Boy' - interpreted instrumentally...the exuberant expectation in 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' and 'Jumpin' Jiminy Christmas'...the gaiety of 'Sleigh Ride'...the inspirational joy of 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'. In addition, there is a delightful surprise gift of new Kaempfert creations such as 'Jingo Jango' and 'Holiday for Bells' which we predict will become your lasting favorites.

At Christmas time we hang up our stockings (even if it's just in our mind's eye) and hope that something special will be gift-wrapped with our name on it. This album is that kind of thrilling experience. It's your engraved invitation to spend a particularly joyous holiday in the "Christmas Wonderland" of Bert Kaempfert. May he make it your merriest ever.

(From original LP liner notes)

quinta-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2009

Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Album

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  3. Mistletoe and Holly
  4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  5. The Christmas Waltz
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  7. The First Noel
  8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  9. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  10. Adeste Fideles
  11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  12. Silent Night
  13. White Christmas
  14. The Christmas Waltz
The Christmas Album

Waldo de Los Rios - Navidad con Waldo de Los Rios

  1. La Cancion del Tamborilero
  2. La Primera Navidad
  3. Noche de Paz
  4. Ocurrio en una Medianoche Clara
  5. O Tannenbaum
  6. Adeste Fideles
  7. Pequeño Belen
  8. Navidades Blancas
  9. Escuchad: Los Angeles Cantan
  10. Jingle Bells

Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers - We Wish You a Merry Christmas

  1. Medley: Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  2. The Little Drummer Boy
  3. Medley: O Holy Night
  4. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  5. Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly
  6. Ring Christmas Bells
  7. Medley: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It snow!
  8. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
  9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  10. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  11. Medley: The First Noel
  12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  13. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  14. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Reprise)
Merry Christmas
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a sparkling, rhythmic, irresistible holiday greeting from Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers. As in his previous, immensely successful Christmas album, "Christmas With Conniff" Ray has gained special inspiration from the seasonal character of the program he has arranged for his singers.

In his new collection, Ray has grouped most of the songs into medleys which tell a musical story about this holiday of holidays. Christmas chimes introduce an exuberant address to 'Jolly Old St. Nicholas', and a request to "give little Billy a drum this year" blends into a tender song about 'The Little Drummer Boy' (played by Frank Flynn) whose only gift for the baby Jesus was to play on his drum for Him. The next medley starts with a soft, interesting rhythmic background to 'O Holy Night' followed by a slightly brighter 'We Three Kings of Orient Are', and concludes with a real happy get-together of the twenty-five Ray Conniff Singers as they 'Deck the Hall With Boughs of Holly'. Then, in a stirring finale of bells, rhythm and song, the men and girls "tell all the world Jesus is King" in 'Ring Christmas Bells'.

Side Two begins with a clever blending of 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Count Your Blessings' and the first personal greeting from the chorus as they sing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'. 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' has a rhythm sound that is one of the album's particular delights, and the chorus takes full advantage of the unusual alternating 4/4-3/4 beat, as they swing along through this old traditional Christmas story of the gifts "my true love sent to me".

In Ray's own words the final medley is "a masterpiece of performance by the singers". It builds from a slow, slightly Spanish-flavored rhythm on 'The First Noel' to an exciting, infectious crescendo of rhythm and song as the chorus finishes this great album with a stirring 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' and one last, final, sincere greeting: WE WISH YOU A MERRY CRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(From original liner notes)

Produced by Rann Productions
Production Coordinator: Ernie Altschuler
Recording Sessions Supervised by Bob Ballard

The Strings of Paris - The More I See You - Conducted by Jean Paul de La Tour

  1. Ballade Pour Adeline
  2. Perhaps Love
  3. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  4. Hey Jude
  5. Torna a Surriento
  6. Monja
  7. The More I See You
  8. Carioca
  9. If You Leave Me Now
  10. Summernight Samba
  11. Roses Are Red My Love
  12. South of the Border
  13. O Sole Mio
  14. Always in My Heart
  15. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  16. September Song
The More I See You

quarta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2009

101 Strings - Strings Have Fun!

  1. The Typewriter Song
  2. Music Box Dancer
  3. Cold Coffee and Hot Jazz
  4. Short'nin' Bread
  5. Fiddle Faddle
  6. Freeway Fantasy
  7. Roller Coaster
  8. The Dancing Clock
  9. Chopsticks
  10. Dizzy Fingers
  11. Syncopated Clock
  12. Flight of the Bumblebee
Strings Have Fun

terça-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2009

Golden Era Collection - Movies Emotions - Various Artists

  1. The Apartment - Percy Faith
  2. The Man With the Golden Arm - Les Elgart
  3. Pillow Talk - Doris Day
  4. It's Not For Me to Say - Johnny Mathis with Ray Conniff and his orchestra
  5. Pic Nic - Harry James
  6. The Green Leaves of Summer - The Brothers Four
  7. Moon River - Andy Williams
  8. Around the World - Ray Conniff
  9. Alfie - Tony Bennett
  10. It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
  11. Summer Place '76 - Percy Faith
  12. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - Frankie Laine
  13. Sunshine On My Shoulders - Andy Williams
  14. The Look of Love - Tony Bennett
  15. Jesus Christ, Superstar - Peter Nero
Movies Emotions

segunda-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2009

Great Film Hits - Various Artists

  1. The Way We Were - Andre Kostelanetz
  2. Theme from "Summer of '42" (The Summer Knows) - Tony Bennett
  3. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Peter Nero
  4. Love Theme from "The Godfather" - Percy Faith
  5. Goldfinger (From the Film "Goldfinger") - John Barry
  6. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story - Vikki Carr
  7. Theme from "Shaft" - Ray Conniff and The Singers
  8. Born Free - John Barry
  9. A Taste of Honey - Tony Bennett
  10. The Windmills of Your Mind (Theme from "The Thomas Crown Affair") - Ray Conniff and The Singers
  11. Tara's Theme (From "Gone with the Wind") - Percy Faith
  12. Cabaret - Andre Kostelanetz
Great Film Hits

domingo, 20 de dezembro de 2009

Romantic Strings - Unforgettable Instrumentals - Vol. 4

  1. Strangers in the Night
  2. Yellow Rose of Texas
  3. Eleanor Rigby
  4. En "Er" Mundo
  5. Blue Tango
  6. September Wind
  7. Poem
  8. The Fool on the Hill
  9. I'll Dance With You on Heavenly Skies
  10. The Moldau
Unforgettable 4

sexta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2009

Tony Mottola - Stardust

  1. (I Want to) Make It with You
  2. Tea for Two
  3. Theme from Love Story
  4. Watchin' Scotty Grow
  5. For All We Know
  6. It's Too Late
  7. Time and Love
  8. Stardust
  9. It's Impossible
  10. Rainy Days and Mondays
  11. If
  12. Warm Feelings

quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2009

André Rieu - Live

  1. O pequeno café no Porto
  2. E agora Hendjes entra no céu
  3. Marchando (Medley)
  4. Hasja Hopsasa
  5. A viúva alegre
  6. Bons tempos (Medley)
  7. Marcha popular / O pulo da Marianne
  8. Uma pequena música de salão
  9. Lábios silenciosos
  10. Granada
  11. Ui, ui, mariposa
  12. Cielito lindo
  13. Viva Itália! (Medley)
  14. Eu esperarei (J'attendrai)
  15. Marcha Radestzky
  16. Ao longo do rio Sena (Auld Lang Syne)
André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born October 1, 1949) is a Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer best known for creating an international revival in waltz music with his "Johann Strauss Orchestra".

André Rieu was born into a musical family on October 1, 1949 in Maastricht in the Netherlands. He began studying violin at the age of five. His father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. From a very young age he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and in the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973). His teachers included Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler, winning the Premier Prix at the academy.

At University he performed the Gold And Silver Waltz by Franz Lehár. Encouraged by the audience reaction he decided to pursue the waltz form. Rieu formed the Maastricht Salon Orchestra and performed as a violinist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his own production company. Since then, his melodramatic stage performances and rock-star demeanor have for some been associated with a revival of the waltz music category. André Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin.

In April 2009 (Australia) /June 2009 (UK), he made a cameo appearance as himself on "Ramsay Street" in the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours.

Johann Strauss Orchestra

The Orchestra began in 1987 with 12 members but now performs with between 40 and 50 musicians. At the time the Orchestra first toured Europe, there emerged a renewed interest in waltz music. The revival began in the Netherlands and was ignited by their recording of the Second Waltz from Shostakovich's Jazz Suites. As a result, Rieu became known as the waltz King.

Rieu and his orchestra have performed throughout Europe, in North America, and Japan. Winning a number of awards including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands. In September 2007 Rieu performed in Australia for the first time solo, without his Orchestra at the Eastland shopping centre in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood playing "My Way" and "Waltzing Matilda"—and the next day appeared at Sydney’s Arena Cove, Warringah Mall shopping complex with the same set. Rieu and orchestra returned to Australia in November as part of his world tour. Rieu and his orchestra played 3 concerts at Melbourne's Telstra Dome from 13-15 November and continued their tour throughout Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, through to December 2008. The concert theme is 'A Romantic Vienna Night' and the set comprises a replica of part of a Viennese castle, complete with 2 ice-skating rinks 2 Fountains, and a ballroom dance floor situated above and behind the Orchestra. Rieu's largest concert attendance to date in Australia was 38,000 on Saturday 15 November in Melbourne. The Perth concert did not feature the replica of the Viennese Palace as it was stated in the press because it would not fit into the front doors of Subiaco Oval.

He records both DVD and CD repertoire at his own recording studios in Maastricht in a wide range of classical music as well as popular and folk music plus music from well-known sound tracks and theatre musicals. His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with incessant marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this subgenre of classical music.

Some of his orchestra's performances have been broadcast in the United Kingdom and the United States on the PBS television network such as the 2003 airing of Andre Rieu Live in Dublin, filmed in Dublin, Ireland, and 2005’s André Rieu Live in Tuscany filmed in the Piazza Della Repubblica in the village of Cortona in Tuscany.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

terça-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2009

Charlie Barnet - The Jazz Masters - 100 anos de Swing

  1. Lonesome as the Night is Long
  2. Smiles
  3. Zanesville Zohio Zzz
  4. Shady Lady
  5. Dark Bayou
  6. That Old Black Magic
  7. Andy's Boogie
  8. Oh, Miss Jaxson
  9. Desert Sands
  10. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  11. You Always Hurt the One You Love
  12. The Moose
  13. Skyliner
  14. The Great Lie
  15. Gulf Coast Blues
  16. Drop Me Off in Harlem
The Jazz Masters
Charlie Barnet
Barnet, Charles Daly (Charlie)
alto, tenor, soprano sax, leader
Born; NYC. NY, 10-26-1913
Died; 9-4-1991

Charlie Barnet came from a wealthy family. His parents had hoped that their son would become a lawyer. However the free spirited Barnet, at just 16 years of age, led his own band on a transatlantic ocean liner crossing the ocean 22 times and later went to the South Seas and Latin America.

Barnet first became well known in jazz circles as a leader of a band that played the Paramount Hotel in NYC in 1932. His fame also spread as a soloist on several Red Norvo Octet sides in 1934 including “The Night Is Blue” which also featured Teddy Wilson, Artie Shaw and others. Although Benny Goodman may lay claim as having the first racially integrated touring jazz group, with his trio (and quartet) a few years later, this session helped break down racial barriers and was an example of what was to come for Wilson, Shaw, and Barnet. Wilson joined forces with Benny Goodman the following year and Shaw and Barnet were among the first white big bandleaders to spotlight African American stars. Barnet featured Lena Horn extensively in 1941 and later Roy Eldridge, Oscar Pettiford, Peanuts Holland and others.

The Barnet big band of 1939 to 1941 was his most well known and highly swinging outfit. The group's greatest commercial hit was Cherokee and a spin off of the song called Redskin Rhumba. Although the former has often been confused and quoted as the Barnet theme song, it was actually Redskin Rhumba that was used as the band's identifying song. Both Billy May and Barnet (sometimes under the name Dale Bennett) contributed many fine songs and arrangements to this bands repertoire. Billy May can be heard soloing with the Barnet band on trumpet often but Bobby Burnet was also a force on the instrument in the brass section. At various times Barnet employed the likes of such notable sidemen and vocalists as guitarist Bus Etri; drummer Cliff Leeman; pianist Dodo Marmarosa; clarinetist Buddy DeFranco; guitarist Barney Kessel; and singers Lena Horne, Francis Wayne, and Kay Starr.

Charlie Barnet was an outspoken fan of both Duke Ellington and Count Basie giving his tip of the hat to the two in titles like The Count’s Idea and The Dukes Idea. Charlie was mainly a tenor player, forming his style out of the Coleman Hawkins school, but also played alto and soprano sax, his style on the former influenced by Ellington’s alto man Johnny Hodges. Listen to his cover of the Ellington tune The Gal From Joe’s for a fine example of Barnet emulating the style of Johnny Hodges.

So good was Barnet’s rapport with Count Basie that the Count was one of the first to lend his charts to Barnet after the group lost all of their own arrangements (and instruments) in a hotel fire at the Palomar Ballroom on October 2nd, 1939.[see footnote 1] Not one to let things get him down; on October 9th, seven days after the incident, his band recorded the tune Are We Burnt Up. The record was never commercially released ...at least not in that form. A few years later with the ensemble chorus of “are we burnt up, oh Palomar, oh Palomar…” taken out, the record was released and became a hit as a straight swinging instrumental called Leapin At The Lincoln.

Barnet never recorded music or wrote tunes with much commercial aspiration and he denounced what Downbeat Magazine called “corn” or syrupy, schmaltzy, sweet music. His obvious sentiments regarding the subject can be heard on the hilarious lambasting of this style called The Wrong Idea, written by Billy May. In another song Barnet incorporated his nickname “The Mab” or sometimes “The Wild Mab.” Wild Mab Of The Fish Pond was so named after the loose Barnet band took an unscheduled, impromptu, inebriated dip in a hotel fountain. “Wild Mab” for Charlie Barnet and “The Fish Pond” code for the hotel fountain.

Charlie Barnet’s life reflected the color and looseness of his recordings and bands. He was married at least six times, often making newspaper headlines, and was one of the most talked about figures in jazz in the late 1930s and early 1940s. While his 1944 recording Skyliner became another big hit, his popularity and orchestras never achieved the same public acceptance or high level of output as between the years 1939 and 1941.

Charlie Barnet’s recording affiliations included; MELOTONE in 1933, BLUEBIRD from '34-'42, DECCA from 1942-46, APPOLLO 1946-47, CAPITOL 1949-50, ABBEY in 1952, CLEFF-VERVE 1953-57, EVEREST 1958-59, CROWN 1960, HEP 1966, CREATIVE WORLD 1967. Barnet fronted an 18 piece band that recorded live at Basin Street East in 1966 for HEP. His last album, Big Band '67, was recorded in 1967 with a 19-piece band for the CREATIVE WORLD label.

(From swingmusic.net)

A partir de hoje, dando continuidade às nossas postagens, abriremos um espaço destinado a um segmento bastante intuitivo, o jazz. Como forma insofismável de expressão artística, ele está presente em quase todas as formas e tendências musicais de hoje.

Esperamos que as gravações - muitas delas históricas -  aqui apresentadas sejam prestigiadas satisfatoriamente pelos nossos fiéis visitantes e colaboradores. Boa audição!

segunda-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2009

Richard Clayderman - Ein Fest der Liebe

  1. Ave Maria (Gounod)
  2. Largo (Handel)
  3. Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  4. Träumerei (Schumann)
  5. Liebestraum (Liszt)
  6. Liebeslied (de Senneville)
  7. Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
  8. Nights in White Satin (Hayward)
  9. As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)
  10. True Love (Porter)
  11. Musik der Liebe (de Senneville)
  12. Silent Night (Gruber)
  13. Little Drummer Boy (Simeone)
  14. Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Ein Fest der Liebe

domingo, 13 de dezembro de 2009

Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra - La Paloma - Billy Vaughn Goes Latin

  1. La Paloma
  2. Time Was
  3. Say Si Si
  4. Mexicali Rose
  5. El Choclo
  6. La Golondrina
  7. Brazil
  8. Estrellita
  9. La Cumparsita
  10. Perfidia
  11. Yours
  12. The Peanut Vendor
La Paloma

The music of Billy Vaughn has always enjoyed a uniquely potent international appeal. His Dot recordings had been selling well for three years when, in 1957, Vaughn's revival of "Sail Along Silvery Moon" crystallized a new sound that would make him famous worldwide.

It was essentially an extension of the music of the great sweet bands of the 1940s. His aural trademark became the lovely sound of twin alto saxophones, gracefully breathing life into a romantic melody over the support of a subtle, rock and roll-influenced beat. Everyone from teenagers to their grandparents could dance to this music, and for a long time, nearly everyone did. The formula proved marvelously versatile, and Vaughn soon discovered that it was easily adaptable to a wide variety of styles. Over the course of his career he recorded albums of Broadway show tunes, Hawaiian songs, movie themes, and country music standards. They all became best-sellers. This album, "La Paloma", from 1958, is a salute to the rhythms of Latin America. The title track became a #20 hit single in the U.S., sold over a million copies in Germany alone, and earned Vaughn a gold record.

Earlier, "Sail Along Silvery Moon" had sold a million copies in both Germany and Holland, and Vaughn made his first trip to Europe in March of 1959 to collect an armful of awards. In Japan, his music was hailed as "The Sound of Fascination", and he began what became annual, sold-out tours of that nation in 1966. He was also well loved in South America, where so much of the music on the "La Paloma" album was conceived. For a series of concerts in Brazil, he was billed as "The King of Romantic Music", and it is the essential romanticism of both the Vaughn  approach and the lovely Latin melodies assembled here that made "La Paloma" such an inspired collection. Popular songs from Mexico and South America were transformed into juke-box fodder on a regular basis in the U.S. throughout the '30s and '40s, although few who enjoyed these records were aware of this fact.

Many such selections were adaptations of the work of the great Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. He is represented here by 'Para Vigo Me Voy', which was given an English lyric by Al Stillman in 1936 and retitled 'Say Si Si'. 'La Paloma' was originally a Spanish tango from the mid 19th century, while 'El Choclo', which Georgia Gibbs popularized in 1952 as "Kiss of Fire", began as an Argentine tango in 1913. Aside from such traditional folk melodies as 'La Golondrina' and 'La Cumparsita', most of the remaining tracks here have similar tales of origin, with the conspicuous exception of 'Mexicali Rose', which was penned by Helen Stone and Jack B. Tenny in 1923, and crooned by Gene Autry in a Republic Pictures western of the same title in 1939.

The majority of this album was recorded on August 22, 1958 in the studios of Master Recorders on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles (four of the tracks were recorded on April 11 as part of an EP session). Arrangements were written by both Billy Vaughn and his longtime assistant, pianist Milt Rodgers. On August 23, an overdubbing session was held, during which the gifted saxophone player Justin Gordon, who was solely responsible for the twin alto harmonies on Vaughn's classic recordings, replicated his efforts of the previous day by recordings while listening to a low volume playback of the earlier session through a small speaker (Gordon obviously had a flair for this sort of material, and was later involved in a memorable series of bossa nova albums made for the Capitol label under the leadership of guitarist Laurindo Almeida). The "La Paloma" sessions also placed a spotlight on the trumpet work of two longtime Vaughn sidemen, Virgil P. Evans and Manuel Stevens.

He deserves a tip of the sombrero for pulling off the impressive trick of capturing this music in all its glory, while simultaneously imprinting his own distinctive sound on every note.

(Joseph F. Laredo)

sábado, 12 de dezembro de 2009

Dick Farney - Perdido de amor - Disc 2

  1. Minha namorada
  2. Marina
  3. Fotografia
  4. Não tem solução
  5. Solidão
  6. Aeromoça
  7. Tereza da praia (com Lúcio Alves)
  8. Secretária
  9. Você não sabe amar
  10. Uma loira
  11. Só nós dois
  12. Se é por falta de adeus
  13. Night and Day
  14. A saudade mata a gente
Perdido de Amor 2

sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2009

Dick Farney - Perdido de amor - Disc 1

  1. Copacabana
  2. Alguém como tu
  3. Este seu olhar
  4. Nick bar
  5. Somos dois
  6. Risque
  7. Você (com Claudete Soares)
  8. Nem eu
  9. Inútil paisagem
  10. Um cantinho e você
  11. Perdido de amor
  12. Tenderly
  13. O barqueiro de São Francisco
  14. When I Fall in Love
Perdido de Amor 1

Dick nasceu no Rio de Janeiro a quatorze de janeiro de 1921 e veio a falecer no dia quatro de agosto de 1987. Dick Farney era cantor excelente, instrumentista, e compositor que contribuiu decisivamente à renovação de música popular brasileira com a incorporação do jazz em harmonias e estilo. Filho de pianista e cantora, Dick Farney se tornou pianista clássico, tocando peças de Manuel de Falla na Rádio Mayrink Veiga aos quatorze anos.

Influenciado pelo pop e jazz americanos, Farney se tornou o pianista do grupo "Swing Maníacos, junto com seu irmão, o então baterista Cyl Farney. Na Rádio Mayrink Veiga ele teve o seu próprio show: Dick Farney, Sua Voz e Seu Piano e.tocou no Cassino da Urca como crooner da Orquestra de Carlos Machado, 1941 a 1944.

Como cantor solista, a sua primeira gravação foi em 1946, interpretando samba-canção "Copacabana" ( João o Barro/Alberto Ribeiro), isso se tornaria um dos seus clássicos. Ainda em 1946, ele foi para os EUA tocar com Nat Cole, Bill Evans e David Brubeck. No ano seguinte, ele teve uma outra temporada, tocando durante dois meses na rádio NBC e fazendo shows ao vivo em Hollywood, Chicago e São Francisco.

Dick Farney lançou "Tenderly" naquele período através da Majestic Records. No Brasil, ele teve sucesso com as canções "Marina", "Um Cantinho e Você" e "Nick's Bar". No começo dos anos 50, ele fez sucesso com "Alguém Como Tu", "Sem Esse Céu" e "Ranchinho de Palha" (ambos por Luís Bonfá).

Em 1954, ele formou o "Dick Farney e Seu Conjunto" no qual ele tocava piano. Uma fase nova começou neste ano, marcado pela sua associação com Tom Jobim, que anunciou os futuros tempos de bossa nova, com o sucesso de "Teresa da Praia" (Tom Jobim/Billy Blanco) interpretado por Farney e Lúcio Alves.

Farney participou da "Sinfonia do Rio de Janeiro" (Tom Jobim/Billy Blanco) e formou um quarteto de jazz com o baterista Rubinho, o baixista Xu Viana e saxofonista Casé. O grupo teve sucesso e depois de se apresentar no Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, gravou um álbum.

Em 1957, ele foi para os EUA onde ele tocou durante um ano em New York, viajando depois para Cuba, República Dominicana, Porto Rico e o Caribe. Em 1959, ele teve seu próprio show na Tv Record e em 1965, ele e Betty Faria eram anfitriões no show "Dick e Betty" na Tv Globo.

Em 1965, Farney lançou um álbum pela Elenco, "Você", um dos seus maiores sucessos. Em 1971, Farney formou um trio com o baixista Sabá (Sebastião Oliveira da Paz) e o baterista Toninho (Antônio Pinheiro Filho), para uma temporada na boate Flag's. Continuando gravando e tocando regularmente, o último lançamento de Farney foi o álbum "Dick Farney Ao Vivo"(1986).

(From "Clube de jazz")

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