sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009

Nelson Riddle - Changing Colors


  1. My Life
  2. My Sweet Lord
  3. São Paulo
  4. Close To You
  5. My One and Only Love
  6. Lamento
  7. When the World Was Young
  8. Naomi
  9. Just a Little Lovin'
  10. Changing Colors

Frank Sinatra's legendary arranger recorded this MPS album in the early 70s in Germany, creating a new contemporary "Riddle sound". Big, brassy and elegant, blending jazz, bossa nova and lounge music.

The MPS - Most Perfect Sound Edition presents the classic recordings of Europe's prestigious jazz label with new state-of-the-art 192khz/24BIT remastering.

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle

Produced by Willi Fruth and Claus Ogerman

Engineered by Peter Kramper

Recorded at Bavaria Tonstudio, Munich, August 1971

sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2009

Orquestra Sonora Mexicana - Boleros que o Tempo Não Desfaz

  1. Dos cruces
  2. Frio en el alma
  3. Cancion de amor cubano
  4. Tu me acostumbraste
  5. Tres palabras
  6. Acercate mas
  7. Noche de ronda
  8. Palabras de mujer
  9. Amado mio
  10. Palida cancion
  11. La Golondrina
  12. Angustia
Boleros

quinta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2009

Momentos de Reflexão - 1


Pai,


Nos monótonos caminhos murmuras,
Poucos nomes, como suave flor,
Voz grave, porém macia,
Nos braços, acaricias amor.


És Pai,
Suave como a brisa,


És pai,
Forte como o aço.
O tempo grisalha tuas têmporas,
Teu rosto rugas
Como um livro de história,
Cada ruga a história do amor,


A hostil vida sem piedade,
Manchou-te de dor,
Cada ruga, a história do desespero,
Onde um dia, sem dinheiro, chorou,
Cada ruga, a história de um sonhador,
Onde um dia sonhou do filho
Um grande doutor.


Pai, herói quando eu bem pequeno,
Amigo quando adolescente,
Conselheiro, quando eu já bem crescido


Pai, herói, amigo e companheiro
E as estrelas do meu pensamento
Refletirão no seu pensamento
E declararão o meu amor por você,


Pai!

(Vanda Ribeiro, amiga e poetisa, parceira de nosso blog )

Mantovani - The World of Mantovani

  1. Where Is Love
  2. Windmills of Your Mind
  3. My Way
  4. Theme from "Romeo And Juliet"
  5. My Cherie Amour
  6. Theme from "The Virginian"
  7. Where Did Our Summers Go
  8. Theme from "Elvira Madigan"
  9. I'm A Better Man
  10. Aquarius
  11. Quentin's Theme
  12. Love Me Tonight

quarta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2009

The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Disc Two - Conducted by Ray McKinley

  1. Bugle Call Rag
  2. Star Dust
  3. The Lonely One (vocal: R. Graight)
  4. Hallelujah I Love Her So (vocal: Ray McKinley)
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone
  6. Chattanooga Choo Choo (vocal: Ray McKinley)
  7. Muskrat Ramble
  8. New City Jump
  9. Thanatopsis
  10. Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)
  11. Anvil Chorus
  12. Moonlight Serenade
The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2

terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2009

The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Disc One - Conducted by Ray McKinley

  1. In the Mood
  2. Rhapsody in Blue
  3. I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo (vocal: Ray McKinley)
  4. Song of the Volga Boatmen
  5. I Get A Kick Out of You (vocal: L. Peters)
  6. Hot Diggity (duet: L. Peters and Ray McKinley)
  7. American Patrol
  8. Easy to Love
  9. Laura
  10. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  11. Don't Take Your Love from Me (vocal: R. Graight)
  12. I'm in Love Again (vocal: Ray McKinley)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra 1

segunda-feira, 26 de outubro de 2009

Romance In France - Various Artists

  1. L'Hymne A L'Amour - Pierre Porte
  2. Ten Va Pas - Pierre Porte
  3. Ballade Pour Adeline - Robert Jones
  4. Parole Parole - Alain Delon & Dalida
  5. La Mer - The Louis Auguste Orchestra And Chorus
  6. Pigalle - The Louis Auguste Orchestra And Chorus
  7. C'Est Si Bon - The Louis Auguste Orchestra And Chorus
  8. La Vie En Rose - Pierre Porte
  9. Un Chant D'Amour, Un Chant D'Etê - Frederick François
  10. Et Sourtout Ne M'Oublie Pas - Crazy Horse
  11. Et Maintenant - Pierre Porte
  12. Soleil Blanc - Pierre Porte
  13. Claire De Lune - Orquestra 101 Cordas
Romance

domingo, 25 de outubro de 2009

Eu Te Amo - Vários Artistas

  1. Yesterday - Billy Vaughn
  2. Swing Safari - Billy Vaughn
  3. Mack The Knife - Billy Vaughn
  4. Elizabeth Serenade - Lennart Axelsson & Orchestra
  5. I Have A Dream - Francis Moore Orchestra
  6. Something - Francis Moore Orchestra
  7. Poema (De Anochercer de Verano, Op. 41) - Camerata Bern
  8. I Can't Stop Loving You - Francis Moore Orchestra
  9. Theme From A Summer Place - Francis Moore Orchestra
  10. Love Letters In The Sand - Francis Moore Orchestra
  11. Mandy - Francis Moore Orchestra
  12. The Green Leaves Of Summer - Ambros Seelos
  13. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face - Mr. Acker Bilk
  14. Rosas Del Sur - Orchestra de La Opera de Viena, Carl Michalsky
Eu te Amo

sábado, 24 de outubro de 2009

Maurice Monthier - E Sua Grande Orquestra - Volume 7

  1. All In Love Is Fair
  2. Sing
  3. For Once In My Life
  4. April Showers
  5. Tu, Nella Mia Vita
  6. Theme From Papillon
  7. Clouds
  8. Love Me Or Leave Me Alone
  9. Window
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl
  11. You Will Be My Music
  12. Las Plus Que Lente
Monthier - Volume 7
MAURICE MONTHIER E SUA GRANDE ORQUESTRA (London/Odeon, abril/74) Pseudônimo do maestro Ronald Monteiro, como no passado Bob Fleming era o pseudônimo do saxofonista Moacir Silva, Severino Araujo liderava os "[Românticos] de Cuba" e Britinho gravava com o sofisticado nome de Pierre Kolman, a fórmula alienígena de utilizar nomes estrangeiros para nossos maestros parece que funciona junto ao grande público. Tanto é que este lp - sem uma única música brasileira - é o volume 7 da série que a Odeon criou há pouco tempo para "apresentar" o maestro Maurice Monthier. Os músicos são competentes e os arranjos especialmente preparados para o consumo, o que somado a um repertório com músicas do momento - duas felizes composições de Joe Raposo ("Sing" e "You Will Be My Music"), um novo arranjo para um tema de Debussy (1862 - 1918), com o nome de "La Plus Que Lente", o "Clouds" de David Gates, o "All In Love Is Fair" e até o tema de Jerry Goldsmith para o filme "Papillon" fazem com que este volume 7 venda bastante, garantindo para breve a saída do nº 8.

Texto de Aramis Millarch, publicado originalmente no Jornal do Espetáculo do Estado do Paraná, em 07/07/74.

sexta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2009

As Mais Belas Valsas Eternas - Vários Artistas


  1. Salões Imperiais - Manuel Marques
  2. Primeiro Amor - Dante D'Alonzo
  3. Rapaziada do Brás - Carlinhos Mafasoli
  4. Club XV - Robertinho do Acordeon
  5. Saudade de Santos - José Bétio
  6. Subindo ao Céu - Evandro do Bandolim
  7. Branca - Roberto Stanganelli
  8. Cielito Lindo - Roberto Moreno
  9. Eu Sonhei que Tu Estavas tão Linda - Lord Wilson
  10. Alma Desesperada - David Saidel
  11. Se Ela Perguntar - Carlinhos Mafasoli
  12. Saudade de Laguna - José Bétio
  13. Por que Sofrer - Alfredo Grossi
  14. Abismo de Rosas - Manuel Marques
  15. Só pelo Amor Vale a Vida - Grupo Nostálgico
  16. Flor do Mal - Evandro do Bandolim
  17. Sob o Céu de Paris - Manuel Marques
Valsas Eternas

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

Buddy deFranco - The Best Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Volume Two

  1. Little Brown Jug
  2. Rhapsody In Blue
  3. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  4. Song Of The Volga Boatmen
  5. Moonlight Serenade
  6. Elmer's Tune
  7. Sun Valley Jump
  8. At Last
  9. St. Louis Blues March
  10. Sunrise Serenade
  11. Moonlight Cocktail
  12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  13. Alice Blue Gown
  14. Lamplighter's Serenade
  15. Everybody Loves My Baby
The Best - Volume Two
 


 

Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco (born February 17, 1923 in Camden, New Jersey) is a jazz clarinet player.

DeFranco began his professional career just as Swing Music and Big Bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most jazz clarinet players did not adapt to this change, DeFranco successfully continued to play clarinet exclusively, and was one of the only bebop clarinetists.

In 1950, DeFranco spent a year with the famous Count Basie Septet. He was bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1966 to 1974. He has also performed with Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and many others, and has released dozens of albums as a leader.

Select discography:

    * Mr. Clarinet (as the Buddy DeFranco Quartet) with Art Blakey, Milt Hinton, Kenny Drew, 1953
    * Generalissimo with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bob Hardaway, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel, Curtis Counce, Alvin Stoller, 1958
    * Live Date! with Herbie Mann, Bob Hardaway, Victor Feldman, Pete Jolly, Barney Kessel, Scott LaFaro, Stan Levey, 1958
    * Blues Bag with Victor Feldman, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Freddie Hill, Victor Sproles, 1964
    * Free Fall with Victor Feldman, John Chiodini, Joe Cocuzzo, Victor Sproles, 1974
    * Like Someone in Love with Tal Farlow, Derek Smith, George Duvivier, Ronnie Bedford, 1977
    * Hark with Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Martin Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, 1985
    * Holiday for Swing with John Campbell, Terry Gibbs, Todd Coolman, Gerry Gibbs, 1988
    * Born to Swing! with Al Grey, Lin Biviano, Dave Cooper, Denis DiBlasio, Donald Downs, Pete Jackson, Larry McKenna, George Rabbai, Joe Sudler, Tony Desantis, Dom Fiori, Wendell Hobbs, Tony Vigilante, Zeigenfus, Brian Pastor, John Simon, 1988
    * Chip off the Old Bop with Jimmy Cobb, Keter Betts, Joe Cohn, Larry Novak, 1992
    * Buenos Aires Concerts Live album with Jorge Lopez Ruiz, Ricardo Lew, Jorge Navarro, 1995
    * Mr. Lucky, Live album with Albert Dailey, George Duvivier, Ronnie Bedford, Joe Cohn, 1981/1997
    * Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin with Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson, Marty Berman, Ray Brown, Nick Dimaio, Jack Dumont, David Frisina, Louis Kievman, Dan Lube, Rickey Marino, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Richard Perissi, Mischa Russell, Marshall Sosson, Bobby White, Kurt Reher, Eudice Shapiro, Sam Caplan, Julie Jacobs, Henry Hill, 1998
    * Gone with the Wind with Todd Coolman, Jerry Coleman, 1999
    * Do Nothing Till You Hear from Us with Dave McKenna, Joe Cohn, 1999
    * Cookin' the Books with Butch Miles, John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, 2004
    * Wailers with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, 2006
    * Nobody Else But Me with the Metropole Orchestra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2009

Buddy DeFranco - The Best Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Volume One

  1. A String Of Pearls
  2. Adios
  3. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
  4. The American Patrol
  5. Tuxedo Junction
  6. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
  7. Pennsylvania 6-5000
  8. Serenade In Blue
  9. In The Mood
  10. Caribbean clipper
  11. Along The Santa Fe Trail
  12. Anvil Chorus
  13. Now Is The Hour
  14. Perfidia
  15. My Sentiment
The Best - Volume One

Some of yesterday's Glenn Miller Originals recently gathered in a recording studio to join hearts and horns with some of today's Glenn Miller Replacements, and together they recreated the sounds of the man the Originals knew so well and the Replacements only knew about - even though for many years they have been spreading the sound of his music all over the world.

It was well over a quarter of a century ago when those Originals used to play and live together, proud to be members of the country's #1 band. "It gave you such a wonderful feeling of confidence being in that band," recalls Willie Schwartz, the cherubic lead clarinetist, now a succesful Hollywood studio musician, who returned for this special occasion. "I can still remember that feeling, walking across the floor of the Cafe Rouge to get on the bandstand. Six months before, I would have walked around the perimeter to get there."

They all had their memories - most of them about Glenn, himself. To Chuck Goldstein, the lead singer for the Modernaires and now one of the country's top jingle producers, "Glenn was always the General, but a very kind and thoughtful man." Bobby Hackett, he of the tender cornet that he still blows so well, recalls Miller as "a very honorable man, a very wonderful guy." To Jerry Gray, who composed and arranged some of the band's biggest hits and who now leads his own orchestra in Dallas, Miller was an inspiration. "He always kept encouraging me to write. He was a business man who appreciated music." and to Bill finegan, the band's highly creative arranger who became co-leader of the Sauter-Finegan orchestra, "Glenn was a well-organized corporation executive, and his band reflected his personality."

The rare combination of musicianship and organization ability paid off. In 1937, after having played important roles in the development of Ray Noble's and the Dorsey Brothers' orchestras, glenn formed his own. The first two years were very rough. But, as his close friend and admirer, Benny Goodman, recently put it, "Glenn had a lot of moxie. And he also had a great commercial sense without sacrificing his musical integrity."

Two years later all that talent found pay dirt, literally as well as figuratively, and from 1939 to 1942, when he enlisted in the Army Air Force, Miller had himself the country's top band. And then, in the service, he topped even that band. In 1944, he took his band overseas to play for the troops. In 1945, his men returned. But Glenn never made it.

He had made many plans for his post-war years. He would, of course, have kept his band, and many of his men, those from his civilian band and those from his service band, would have been with him. Paul Tanner, his former trombonist, now a professor at UCLA, who returned just for these recordings, remarked, "If Glenn were around today, I'd still be in that trombone section!"

At first, many of his men returned to the fold to carry on with his music. For nine years, his close friend, Ray McKinley, who drummed in, and led the AAF dance band after Glenn was lost, was the leader, and, after he left, Buddy DeFranco, that brilliant clarinetist, who had played in the bands of Tommy Dorsey and Gene Krupa, two of Miller's closest friends, took over.

It's the DeFranco edition of the Miller band that forms the nucleus on these sides. These are the today's Replacements. As for yesterday's Originals, their return becomes a source of musical joy to every Miller band fan.

First of all, there are the singers: The once youthful Ray Eberle, now suave and mustachioed and sounding better than ever on "Serenade In Blue"; Johnny Desmond, the AAF band's "Creamer", now a successful actor, emoting on "Along The Santa Fe Trail", and pert Dorothy Claire, now also a hit in the theatre, who returns for "Perfidia."

And there are those great vocal backgrounds and foregrounds by the Modernaires, with two of the original members, Chuck Goldstein and Raplh Brewster, joined by Gene Steck, a member of the Crew Chiefs, the service band's vocal group. And of course, there is McKinley, who not only plays drums on two selections, but also sings "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" and "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazzo", just the way he did for the service men overseas.

Several of Glenn's civilian musicians paly solo roles here too. Bobby Hackett recreates his famed "String Of Pearls" passage and also contributes to "In The Mood". One of the latter's most famous soloists, Al Klink, who shared the tenor sax spotlight with Tex Beneke and who is now one of the most respected musicians in New York's studios, shows why he was also one of the most respected Miller sidemen via his performances on "String Of Pearls" and "In he Mood". And an AAF band alumnus, jazz trumpeter Bernie Privin, shows how he used to blow for the troops on "Caribbean clipper."

And there are still more Originals manning the sections, like trumpeters Mickey McMickle and Johnny Best of the civilian band, and Zeke Zarchy, who played in both; trombonists Paul Tanner and Johnny Halliburton of the civilian and service bands, respectively; the AAF's Chuck Gentry, who played baritone sax; Carmen Mastren, who strummed the guitar, and bassist Rollie Bundock of the civilian outfit and Trigger Alpert, a Miller favorite, who played in both.

Those are the Originals who returned to the fold for this very special album. Individually and together they blended their talents with those of the Replacements, and, you know, as you listen to these selections, it becomes pretty nearly impossible to tell the men from the boys! Which, come to think of it, may be a tip-off on exactly why the Miller music has endured so long and so well.

George T. Simon

(The Late George T. Simon was both participant in and chronicler of the Swing Era. He helped Glenn Miller organize his original band and produced its first records. Simon wrote numerous books on the subject of Big Bands, including the biography "Glenn Miller And His Orchestra". Hindsight Records respectfully and proudly includes George T. Simon's original notes describing these recordings.)

segunda-feira, 19 de outubro de 2009

Pedrinho Mattar - Pianomania

  1. Piano Western - O Dólar Furado / The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  2. Piano Chorão - Espinha de Bacalhau / André de Sapato Novo
  3. Piano Clássico - Sonho de Amor / Fantasia Improviso
  4. Piano Porteño - A Media Luz / Mano a Mano
  5. Piano Nostálgico - Maria Elena / Saudades de Matão
  6. Piano Árabe - The Sensual Chifti-Leila / Fata Morgana
  7. Piano Bossa Nova - Samba de uma nota só / O barquinho
  8. Piano Romântico - Somewhere In Time / Aline
  9. Piano Movie - Chariots Of Fire / Zorba, o Grego
  10. Piano Alemão - Wir, Wir, Wir Haben Ein Klavier / Liechtensteiner Polka
Pianomania

Pedro Mattar, conhecido como Pedrinho Mattar, (São Paulo, 20 de agosto de 1936 — Santos, 7 de fevereiro de 2007) foi um pianista brasileiro.

Sua família o chamava de Pedrinho por ser o caçula de dez irmãos. Filho de libaneses, começou com o estudo de piano muito cedo, na escola de Magdalena Tagliaferro. Frequentava com seu pai o Restaurante Trianon, casa de chá da avenida Paulista, onde se tocava piano ao vivo. Começou os seus estudos em piano clássico somente em 1962. Tocava em inferninhos (escondido do pai) com o conjunto Os anjos do Inferno, tendo como componente João Gilberto.

Em 1953 já acompanhava os festivais de música realizados na União Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos, onde estudava. Em 1959 viajou a Las Vegas, acompanhando a cantora Leny Eversong, que, apesar de brasileira, só cantava em inglês. Em 1960 acompanhou o cantor Agostinho dos Santos em turnês pela Argentina e Uruguai.

Presença marcante na música brasileira, frequentava junto com outros músicos o João Sebastião Bar do jornalista Paulo Cotrin, no bairro da Consolação, uma usina de nomes que eram ou seriam destaque no mundo da música, como: Chico Buarque, Elis Regina, Maysa, Claudette Soares, César Camargo Mariano, Taiguara, Marisa Gata Mansa etc.

Viajou por diversas vezes com a cantora Claudette Soares, no eixo Rio-São Paulo. Em 1962 tocou para a cantora Maysa em Portugal e na Espanha. Foi responsável pela produção musical do Programa Bibi Ferreira na televisão. Excursionou pelo Brasil, acompanhado de Luís Carlos Miele e Sandra Bréa - 1976 - Caso Water-Closed e Dzi Croquettes.

Na superboate paulistana Gallery (1982), que reunia boêmios e fãs da boa música, de quem se dizia que poderiam gastar mais de dois salários mínimos numa noite, a imagem do Pedrinho Mattar era a do pianista de smoking, impecável na execução de um repertório internacional.

Era apresentador e solista do programa de televisão Pianíssimo - da Rede Vida, desde 1990.

Uma das canções que mais gostava de tocar era "As Time Goes By do filme Casablanca, música tema da abertura do seu programa Pianíssimo.

Uma de suas irmãs - Mercedes Mattar - pianista é responsável pela organização do Concurso Internacional de Piano, em São Paulo.

Um de seus irmãos, João Augusto Mattar Filho, foi um médico de destaque na área de Terapia Intensiva no Brasil, fundando a AMIB - Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira e a SOPATI - Sociedade Paulista de Terapia Intensiva, do qual foi o primeiro presidente.

O flautista e saxofonista Derico e o pianista Sérgio Sciotti (que com Derico forma o Duo Sciotti) são seus sobrinhos.

O pianista Paulo Mattar é também seu sobrinho.

Curiosidades:

    * Pedrinho Mattar e seu pai freqüentavam a confeitaria e Restaurante Trianon, no Belvedere Trianon, local que, no passado, havia sido ponto de encontro de Mário de Andrade e seus amigos modernistas e onde fica atualmente o Museu de Arte de São Paulo - MASP.
    * Apresentou-se na Casa Branca para o presidente Jimmy Carter e esposa.
    * Fez uma apresentação para o povo, na escadaria externa do Teatro Municipal de São Paulo.
    * Em 1993, Pedrinho Mattar morava no edifício Baronesa de Arary, na avenida Paulista esquina com a rua Peixoto Gomide, que tinha sido condenado pelo Corpo de Bombeiros de São Paulo por falta de segurança e de manutenção da rede elétrica. Pedrinho Mattar, para resgatar seu instrumento, mandou derrubar a parede da sala de visitas que dava para a av. Paulista, descendo o piano com cordas e roldanas. A operação parou, literalmente, a avenida. Mudou-se, então para sua casa no Embaré, Santos.
    * Pedrinho Mattar desenvolveu relacionamento aberto com músicos de vertentes bastante populates da cultura Brasileira. Gravações recentemente divulgadas apresentaram o pianista interpretando músicas de mestres como Gonzagão, Gonzaga e Gonzaguinha bem como sucessos mais atuais da MPB (É o Tchan, Banda Cheiro de Amor, Carlinhos Brown, dentre outros artistas). Quebra-se assim o mito da erudicidade como principal vertente dos expoentes pianistas Brasileiros contemporâneos. Músicos que dizem-se fãs de Mattar afirmam que as sonoridades e técnicas peculiares do pianista já davam indícios de uma profunda apreciação e estudo das técnicas musicas da MPB.
    * Pedrinho Mattar foi contratado para criação e execução de centenas de trilhas sonoras para comerciais televisivos de grandes empresas. Curiosamente, destacam-se produções para comerciais de empresas da área de softwares de gestão integrada (ERP, CRM, BI, etc) - principalmente grandes coporações multinacionais do setor.
    * Pedrinho Mattar mantinha, em seu último apartamento, equipamentos para astronomia amadora. Embora não tenha se dedicado profissionalmente ao estudo dos astros e do espaço, costumava fazê-lo por hobby nos últimos 10 anos. Especula-se que a paixão por este hobby tenha sido parte das influências musicais e mudanças em estilo de composição percebidas no final de sua carreira.

Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre.

domingo, 18 de outubro de 2009

Conjunto Romântico Guadalajara - Perfidia e outros Boleros

  1. Te quiero dijiste
  2. Alma vanidosa
  3. Nosotros
  4. Nunca jamais
  5. El reloj
  6. Vanidad
  7. Una aventura mas
  8. Se muy bien que vendras
  9. Santa
  10. Jamais te esquecerei
  11. Recuerdos de Ypacarai
  12. Perfidia
Perfídia

sábado, 17 de outubro de 2009

Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra - Last Tango In Paris

  1. Last Tango In Paris
  2. Sweet Surrender
  3. Me And Mrs. Jones
  4. Clair
  5. Ben
  6. Living Together, Growing Together
  7. September Song
  8. Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?
  9. Hello Person
  10. Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues"
  11. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
  12. Separate Ways

"Last Tango In Paris" is no erotic collection of X-rated melodies.

Rather, it is Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra and a rich blend of some of the best music of today and last night and tomorrow's mornings-after. It is also the Maestro, loyal to his traditions of taste, landing with rare precision on the intent of the compsers, radiating their emotions with rich, musical obbligatos.

Andre Kostelanetz is a continuing story. His statements have a constant warmth, a unity that is coupled with his inherent skills. And each offering, each exploration, is an intriguing production. In this album, the selections come from musch of the entire range of the contemporary musical scene.

The theme song of the film "Last Tango In Paris" is full-blown romanticism. Exotic. A "daredevil dance" that catches you up in all sorts of illusions as the orchestra sketches in the background the "city of light".

But that is only one of the wide list of highlights here. The category includes rhythm and blues hits ("Me And Mrs. Jones"), picture songs of Academy Award stature ("Ben" and "Living Together, Growing Together"), Broadway's standards ("September Song"), country tunes ("Jambalaya" and "Separate Ways" - that last is from Elvis), and a not and a song that points up the fact that the youth of the world do think that nostalgia is old hat ("Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?"). And more. The Maestro also introduces a lush, pulsating treatment of "Hello, Person", a song from a forthcoming Broadway musical. It adds a special orchestral flourish to the vibrant achievements.

This album has a particular sense of joy and excitement. The Maestro treats the music with colorful observations, with modern expression, with sly humor and subtlety. He avoids fashionable, discordant fads and controversies. He concentrates on the intent of the lyric and the melody. He is the reflector Of the emotion of the music, striving to give it new life, new reality. Succeeding with sensitive imagery.

"Last Tango In Paris" is heralded by many critics as a breakthrough in cinematic art. The visual aspects the Maestro leaves to the opinion of the movie viewer. For the listener he has extracted the total beauty from its music and added a wide exhibition of musical paintings from the hits of the day. Andre Kostelanetz - a modern master.

(Mort Goode, from the original liner notes)          

sexta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2009

Orquestra Romântica Brasileira - Frenesi

  1. El dia que me quieras
  2. La barca
  3. Frenesi
  4. Quiereme mucho
  5. Historia de un amor
  6. Solamente una vez
  7. Quizas, quizas, quizas
  8. El reloj
  9. Tres palabras
  10. Manuela
  11. Sin ti
  12. Contigo en la distancia
  13. La puerta
  14. Esta tarde vi llover
  15. Amor
  16. Besame mucho
  17. Hey
  18. Noche de ronda
  19. Sabor a mi
  20. Por ella
Frenesi
Arranjos, programação eletrônica e teclados - Ed Lincoln
Gravado no Estúdio Ed Lincoln, Rio de Janeiro

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

Franck Pourcel - Originals



French violinist Franck Pourcel is best-known for his jazzy string arrangements of pop hits, as well as his lush easy listening arrangements and film scores.

Initially, Pourcel studied classical violin at the Paris Conservatoire, but he found the allure of jazz irresistible. In particular, he was an idol of Stephane Grappelli. Following his studies, he joined a number of jazz combos, which led him to his role as the leader of the French Fiddlers, who he joined in the late '40s. The French Fiddlers were a group of violinists that performed jazzy versions of classical numbers or classical arrangements of pop and jazz tunes. They signed to Pathe-Marconi and continued to refine their sound so they could reach a broader audience. The group earned their first hit in 1952 with a version of "Blue Tango."

In 1959, the French Fiddlers had a hit with an easy listening version of the Platters' "Only You" that featured a prominent beat; appropriately, it was credited to Franck Pourcel and His Rockin' Strings. It was a sound that became quite popular during the '60s, though frequently other musicians were more successful with it than Pourcel. Indeed, "Only You" was his only U.S. Top Ten hit. Nevertheless, he and the Fiddlers -- who recorded under a variety of names -- sold over 15 million records internationally by the early '70s. Pourcel continued to record easy listening albums and compose film scores throughout the '70s and into the '80s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

Violão Romântico - Vol. 2 - Vários Artistas


  1. Siboney
  2. Canzone Per Te
  3. Moonlight Serenade / Night And Day / Tenderly
  4. Cathedral Song
  5. La Paloma / South Of The Border / O Sole Mio
  6. Fascination 
  7. Eu sonhei que tu estavas tão linda
  8. Duas contas / Molambo / Meu nome é ninguém
  9. Mulher
  10. An American In Paris / Sentimental Journey / Blue Moon
  11. Deusa da minha rua
  12. Abismo de rosas
  13. Aquarela do Brasil
  14. Valsa de Eurídice
Violão Romântico

Solos de violão:

Adeildo (faixas 1, 2, 4)
Sebastião Idelfonso e Roberto Duarte (faixas 3, 5, 8, 10)
José da Conceição (faixas 6, 12, 13)
Nonato Luiz (faixas 7, 9, 11, 14)

quarta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2009

The Mantovani Orchestra - Hello Columbus

  1. Superman
  2. Long Ago And Far Away
  3. España
  4. Italian Fantasy (Tarantella / O Sole Mio / A Francesa / Santa Lucia / Maria Mari / Funiculi, Funicula)
  5. Give My Regards To Broadway
  6. Take The 'A' Train
  7. Tea For Two
  8. Mexican Hat Dance
  9. Slaughter On 10th Avenue
  10. Barber Of Seville
  11. Yellow Rose Of Texas
  12. The Entertainer
  13. Valencia
  14. Carnival Of Vencie
  15. American Suite (Aura Lee / Skip To My Lou / Streets Of Laredo / Blue Tail Fly / Red River Valley / Oh, Susanna)

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani nasceu na cidade de Veneza em 15 de novembro de 1905. Seu pai foi o principal violinista no La Scala de Milão, sob a regência de Arturo Toscanini, mas mesmo assim desencorajou o filho da carreira musical, apesar de tê-lo ensinado a tocar violino.

Porém Mantovani não desistiu da carreira e se tornou músico profissional aos 16 anos. Com a mudança de sua família para Londres, Mantovani teve a possibilidade de estudar no Trinity College of Music. No início dos anos 30 ele liderou uma pequena orquestra e logo depois da Segunda Grande Guerra, em 1945, formou sua famosa orquestra e começou a consolidar uma carreira de sucesso.

(Extraído das notas originais do álbum)

terça-feira, 13 de outubro de 2009

Fantastic Strings - My Favorites - Vol. 2

  1. Moulin Rouge Theme
  2. A Man And A Woman
  3. Piano Concerto Nº 1 (Tchaikovsky)
  4. This Guy's In Love With You
  5. Up, Up And Away
  6. Sailing
  7. My Cherie Amour
  8. Chim-Chim Cherie
  9. Für Elise
  10. Charade
  11. This Is My Song
  12. Ave Maria (Schubert)
  13. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  14. Amazing Grace
  15. Music To Watch Girls By
  16. Oh Happy Day
My Favorites 2

segunda-feira, 12 de outubro de 2009

Ray Conniff - Do Ray para o Rei

  1. Lembranças
  2. Nossa Senhora
  3. Amigo
  4. Emoções
  5. Meu Querido, Meu Velho, Meu Amigo
  6. Café da Manhã
  7. Detalhes
  8. Cama e Mesa
  9. A Distância
  10. Lady Laura
  11. Amiga
  12. O Amor e a Moda
Do Ray para o Rei
A Note From Ray

I would like to express my sincere thanks to those of you that have supported my music over the many years that I have been recording.

Music has been a wonderful part of my life and it has been you the fans that have made that wonderful life possible.

Arranged, produced and conducted by Ray Conniff

Recorded and mixed on September 13 to September 23, 2000 at O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, California.
Sound Engineers: Dick Bogert and Bernard Gresez
Recording Supervisor: Perry La Marca
Piano solos, keyboard and synthesizer by Perry La Marca
Trombone solos: Ray Conniff
Trumpet solos: Don Clarke and Darrel Gardner

Singers:
Laura Savitz, 1º soprano
Sandy Howell, 2º soprano
Erin Theriault, 1º alto
Lisa Semko, 2º alto
Jeff Gunn, 1º tenor
Enoch Asmuth, 2º tenor
David Loucks, 1º baritone
Jeff Dolah, 2º baritone (voc, contractor)

Musicians:
Darrel Gardner, 1º trumpet
Don Clarke, 2º trumpet
Don Smith, 3º trumpet
Jack Redmond, 1º trombone
Bob Payne, 2º trombone
Ernie Tack, bass trombone
John Bambridge, 1º alto sax
David Hill, 2º alto sax
Brian Scanlon, 1º tenor sax
Phil Peather, 2º tenor sax
Jennifer Hall, baritone sax
Greg Huckins, alto flute
Jerry White, drums
Jim Lum, guitars
Fred Cooper, music contractor

Ray Conniff - 40th Anniversary

  1. La Gota Fria
  2. Sabor Sabor
  3. Diosito Santo
  4. Procuro Olvidarte
  5. The Girl From Ipanema
  6. Mujeres
  7. Just Another Day
  8. Ray's Nabucco (Chorus Of The Slaves)
  9. Boca Dulce Boca
  10. Mi Tierra
  11. Sangre Española
  12. Como Abeja Al Panal
  13. La Media Vuelta
  14. Como Agua Para Chocolate
  15. Tu Quieres Volver
  16. Medley (Yours, La Paloma, Siboney and South Of The Border)
40th Anniversary
A Note From Ray

There's a new sound in store for you on this album.

It was first introduced during the Ray Conniff Fan Club Convention in Basel, Switzerland on July 1, 1995. If you listen carefully, you'll hear sonorous strings sounds flowing in and out of the usual Brass, reed, Rhythm and Voice chorus patterns.

I hope you enjoy it. Happy Listenin'!

Congratulations Ray! For more than 40 years, your music has inspired and pleased people all over the world. Your latest album of Latin music will be a great addition to any Ray Conniff collection. I'll add it to mine.

                                   Warm regards,
                                 
                                   Andy Williams

Felicidades Ray por esos cuarente años de trabajo y de exito.
Espero que sigas dandonos muchos mas.

                                   Julio Iglesias

I would like to congratulate Ray Conniff on this very special occasion in his very succesful and long career as a recording artist. As a young man of 20 years, I met Ray. And under his direction and arrangements, I recorded "It's Not For Me To Say", "Chances Are", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Wonderful, Wonderful", etc, etc, etc. You get the picture!!! Our collaboration resulted in the most important recordings of my career.

Ray Conniff is my dear friend and treasure.


                                   Johnny Mathis

Produced by Ray conniff
Arranger/Conductor: Ray Conniff
Engineer: Dick Bogert (Ray's engineer since 1974)
Recording Supervisor: Perry La Marca

Recorded on 48 Track Digital at O'Henry Studios
Burbank, California June 19th through June 23rd, 1995.

Acoustic and Electric Piano Solos: Pete Jolly
Electric guitar solos: John Chiodini
Trombone solos: Ray Conniff
Choral assistant to Ray: Dave Theriault
Cover concept: Vera Conniff

Ray Conniff and his orchestra - 'S Marvelous

  1. You Do Something To Me
  2. As Time Goes By
  3. In The Still Of The Night
  4. Someone To Watch Over Me
  5. Be My Love
  6. Where Or When
  7. The Way You Look Tonight
  8. I Hear A Rhapsody
  9. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  10. Moonlight Serenade
  11. I Love You
  12. I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
'S Marvelous

Ray Conniff, His Orchestra and Chorus - Say It With Music (A Touch Of Latin)

  1. Besame Mucho
  2. Stranger In Paradise
  3. Summertime
  4. I've Got You Under My Skin
  5. Too Young
  6. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  7. Just One Of Those Things
  8. Deep Purple
  9. Brazil
  10. Night And Day
  11. Temptation
  12. Say It With Music
Say It with Music

"Say it with a beautiful song", sing Irving Berlin's charming lyrics for the title tune of Ray conniff's latest, and that is precisely what America's Number One dance arranger does. Moreover, he does it with a Latin beat, just a hint of the intriguing rhythms from the tropics. The brilliant Conniff way with a tune is too famous to need further mention, but the saucy extras he has added to this new program add up to entertainment that is brighter than ever.

Ray Conniff's novel methods of blending voices and orchestra have brought dancers hurrying back to the floor and caused even casual listeners to sit up and take notice. Female voices are doubled with trumpets, high saxophones or clarinets, while the male voices are paired with trombones, trumpets or saxes in the lower registers. This subtle coloring intensifies the soft tones and at the same time mellows the harsher ones. And it produces the glossiest dance music anyone could desire.

Ray began his recording career as an arranger (for Johnny Mathis, "It's Not For Me To Say"; for Guy Mitchell, "Singing The Blues"; for Johnnie Ray, "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", among others) but so vivid were his talents that he was soon signed as an artist himself. During the brief period that Ray has been arranging and conducting his dance albums, more than a million Conniff records have been sold, with demand growing every day.

In this collection, Ray plays a dozen favorite songs, touching them lightly with a Latin inflection. Four are by cole Porter, others by George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg, Peter de Rose and, of course, the Irving Berlin title tune. Each of them is, to quote Mr. Berlin again, "a melody mellow", and each of them is another Conniff delight.

From original LP liner notes.

Homenagem de Easy and Wonderful a Ray Conniff - Always In Our Hearts!



Relembrando os sete anos do desaparecimento do brilhante trombonista, talentoso arranjador e carismático maestro, ocorrido há sete anos, faremos uma pequena homenagem ao longo do dia, apresentando cinco álbuns bastante significativos de seu talento artístico. São gravações históricas, uma delas comemorando o quadragésimo aniversário de sua notável carreira. O último deles, "Do Ray para o Rei", é uma  coletânea de sucessos de Roberto Carlos. Foi a última gravação do saudoso músico. Portanto, preparem os corações e apreciem o som inigualável da orquestra e coro de Ray Conniff!

Ray Conniff, one of the few commercially successful musical geniuses of our time, was born on November 6, 1916, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ray was exposed to music at an early age, his father was the leader/trombonist of the local Jewelry City Band and his mother played the piano.

Ray ConniffAs a junior in Attleboro High School, Ray and some of his buddies decided to start a dance orchestra. Taking some musical tips from his father, Ray started practicing trombone and wound up playing first trombone for the band. It was for this group that Ray did his first arrangement, his fellow musicians loved his interpretation of "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Out of high school, Ray got his first professional job with Dan Murphy's "Musical Skippers" in Boston. He played trombone, arranged music and drove a panel truck for the band. When a friend of his told him that Boston was too small for a talented musician to make it, Ray headed for the Big Apple.

Ray arrived in New York at the birth of "swing." Before finding a steady gig, he sat in with bands in local clubs and practiced his instrument devoutly. Opportunity found him and he landed his first paying job as trombonist/arranger for Bunny Berigan's band. After a 15 month stint with Berigan, Bob Crosby hired him away in 1939. Ray played with Crosby’s band for a year before he joined Artie Shaw's. Ray's reputation as an arranger was growing and his trombone solos were well known.

After Shaw came Glen Gray and then with the onslaught of World War ll, Ray spent two years with the United States Army arranging for the Armed Forces Radio Services in Hollywood. He was discharged in 1946 and began arranging for Harry James. When "be-bop" hit the musical scene in the late 40's, Ray, whose musical tastes did not connect with "bop", stopped arranging for a while.

This break brought on some hard times for Ray, both emotionally and financially. During this period, he taught himself how to conduct, involved himself in an exhaustive study of hit recordings and developed what he believed to be a "magic formula" of arranging.

In the early 50's, the big break in Ray's career happened when he met Mitch Miller of Columbia Records, who hired him as an arranger. In 1955, Ray got his first chance to try out his sure-fire theory of arranging. The lucky record was Don Cherry's "Band Of Gold." It became a runaway hit. This spurned a series of Conniff-arranged Columbia recording sessions, which resulted in many hit records. Among them were Johnnie Ray's "Just Walking In The Rain," Frankie Laine's "Moonlight Gambler," Guy Mitchell's "Singing The Blues" and Marty Robbins' "A White Sport Coat." Ray was also responsible for the brilliant arrangements of Johnny Mathis' "Chances Are," "Wonderful, Wonderful," and "It's Not For Me To Say."

Ray's success arranging and conducting for other recording artists prompted Columbia to let him record an album under his own name, he was the first artist to use voices and vocal arranging as part of the instrumentation, for instance, female voices double with trumpets, high saxes or clarinets; male voices with trombones or saxes in low register. Ray's debut album "'S Wonderful", was in the Top 20 for nine months. Cash Box voted Ray "the most promising up-and-coming band leader of 1957." He won the same award again in 1958. In 1959, Disk Jockeys voted The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers "the most programmed studio orchestra."

By the early 60's Ray's record sales were booming. The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers were in great demand. Ray, who prides himself on being able to produce live in concert the same sound created on recordings, brought to the public the first live stereo concert ever to take place in the world. The audiences experienced the sensation of three channel stereo being transmitted throughout the concert hall with the aid of an elaborate stereo sound system. Critics hailed the concert as the "musical event of the 60's." Ray presented his "Concert In Stereo" on US American TV, with ensuing tours through the USA, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He also played to great acclaim at the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel in Lake Tahoe and the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. During this time, Ray had the chorus step out of the orchestra and they gained fame in their own right, singing the lyrics and they became known as the "Ray Conniff Singers."

Vera and RayDuring the 70's Ray performed his new show "Happiness Is Music" throughout South America, Japan and England (including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London). He also performed at the White House during the Vietnam War. In 1974, Ray was the first pop artist from the West asked to go to Russia to record an album in Moscow.

Ray, who is now 85 years old, is still recording approximately one new album a year. He tours annually through Brazil with his complete orchestra and chorus and full houses of people of all ages sing and dance along as he runs up and down the stage like a 20 year old kid, conducting, singing, talking to the crowd, playing his trombone - doing what he does best.

Ray's repertoire includes big band standards, adaptations of classical themes, songs from the movies and the Broadway stage and ranges from top chart hits to Country, and Latin music.

Ray has survived in the music business for over 65 years, he has recorded over 100 albums to date and has sold over 70 million albums, cassettes and CD's. He is the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of "Somewhere My Love”, two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, 2 platinum albums (“Somewhere My Love” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”), CBS Records-Best Selling Artist for 1962 Award and countless international awards. He was also one of the few artists to receive the prestigious CBS Records International Crystal Globe Award for outstanding sales outside of the United States. His catalog sales have surpassed those of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

In March of 1997, after 40 years with Columbia Records / CBS Records / Sony Music, Ray signed new contracts with PolyGram / Universal Records and Abril Music of Brazil. He recorded three albums for PolyGram: "Ray Conniff Live In Rio," "I Love Movies," and a tribute to the late Frank Sinatra, entitled "My Way.”

His recordings for Abril Music include “’S Country,” featuring Brazilian Country Music and his fourth Christmas album, “’S Christmas.” In 2000, Ray recorded yet another album for Abril Music featuring the music of Roberto Carlos, entitled “Do Ray Para o Rei.”

In September 2001, Ray gave a series of concerts in Brazil again, before he celebrated his 85th birthday on November 6. In March 2002, Ray followed an invitation of Liza Minnelli and David Gest and performed his greatest hit, "Somewhere My Love" at their wedding in New York.

After having suffered a stroke he made very good progress during a stay at the Palm Springs Stroke Center. He had already made plans for another tour and new recordings. However, on 12th October 2002 Ray Conniff passed away in San Diego.


(Based on a bio by Vera Conniff, some notes added and updated by Manfred Thoenicke, president of the Ray Conniff International Fan Club in October 2002)
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