quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

Don Costa - Vozes & Metais

  1. Day In Day Out
  2. Deed I Do
  3. The Breeze And I
  4. Just In Time
  5. But Not For Me
  6. I'm Beginning To See The Light
  7. Skyliner
  8. Echo Of Love
  9. Opus Nº 1
  10. Adios
  11. Thou Swell
  12. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  13. Mack The Knife
  14. Lisbon Antigua
  15. Poor People Of Paris
  16. Anna
  17. April In Portugal
  18. Francesa
  19. Serenata
  20. Delicado
  21. Dancero
  22. Never On Sunday
  23. Blue Tango
Vozes & Metais

O produtor, arranjador e maestro Don Costa procurou inovar em tudo o que criou. Deixando de lado uma das suas maiores virtudes, que é a de descobridor de artistas, temos que considerá-lo como o notável músico que sempre foi. Aqui, temos mais uma prova disso, e à medida que vamos ouvindo o disco, mais nos convencemos que estamos diante de algo diferente em termos de avançada técnica de gravação. Todos os cuidados são tomados com o equipamento técnico, para que se obtenha o maior rendimento possível e nota-se que os músicos procuram dar o máximo de si, daí resultando um trabalho técnico-artístico de altíssima qualidade.

O repertório também reflete o cuidado de Don Costa em oferecer sempre o melhor. Da movimentada "DAY IN DAY OUT", ele nos conduz pelo romantismo de "DEED I DO", de forma quase imperceptível. "THE BREEZE AND I" (Andalucia), de Lecuona, adquire nova beleza com a primorosa orquestração aqui apresentada. "JUST IN TIME" vem a seguir, estuante de ritmo e movimento. A seguir, temos a presença de Gershwin com "BUT NOT FOR ME". E o jazz também tem vez: "I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT", consagrada peça de Hodges, Harry James e Duke Ellington, comparece vestida de roupa nova; e apesar de antiga, ostenta as esfuziantes cores de roupas das juvenis de hoje. No "SKYLINER" mostra que as coisas quentes e movimentadas sempre agradam. Don Costa sempre apreciou o ritmo latino e não esconde isso em "ECHO OF LOVE". Lembram-se de "OPUS Nº 1", a página de Sy Oliver que atravessou gerações? Pois ei-la aqui. Enrique Madriguera, ao compor "ADIOS", nunca imaginou que de Glenn Miller a Don Costa, ela continuasse morando em inúmeros corações. Rodgers e Hart também aqui estão com "THOU SWELL". E a coisa termina com Gershwin, de forma magistral, com "NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT". Bem, termina é maneira de dizer, pois nós temos certeza que você vai ouvir de novo. E é bem capaz que dançe... até mesmo sozinho ou sozinha...

Produzido por Don Costa

Don Costa (July 10, 1925 – January 19, 1983) was an American pop music arranger and record producer best known for his work with Frank Sinatra.

Costa was born Dominick P. Costa in Boston, Massachusetts to an Italian American family. As a child, he took a keen interest in learning the guitar, and he became a member of the CBS Radio Orchestra by the time he was in his teens. In the late 1940s, Costa moved to New York to further his career by becoming a session musician. He played guitar along with Bucky Pizzarelli on Vaughn Monroe's hit recording "Ghost Riders in the Sky." It was around this time that Costa started experimenting with combinations of instruments, producing musical arrangements, and peddling them to a few notable big bands.

It was this self-promotion that caused two young up and coming singers to notice his work. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme invited Costa to write some vocal backgrounds for their future recordings. He agreed, and thus began a winning association that led to their joining a new record label being headed by Sam Clark as president: ABC-Paramount records. It was here that Costa accepted the position of head A&R man as well as chief arranger and producer. Many hits were to follow, not only with Lawrence and Gorme, but with Lloyd Price, George Hamilton IV, and Paul Anka, as well.

Costa found several of his own instrumental recordings becoming hits, including the theme tunes from Never on Sunday and The Unforgiven. He was voted number one in Cash Box as the most popular recording arranger and conductor. It was at this time that Lawrence, Gorme, and Costa left ABC to join the United Artists label. Costa continued to produce and arrange for others as well as release his own instrumental albums.

During this time Frank Sinatra had formed a new recording label, Reprise, and he hired Costa to arrange one of his albums, Sinatra and Strings, released in 1962. This set of standard ballads would remain one of the most critically-acclaimed works of Sinatra's entire Reprise period. Costa's largely string-based orchestrations were outstanding, but he was rarely called upon to write in a similar style again during the long association with Sinatra which followed, as the singer concentrated on more contemporary projects with him. Among the standout tracks on Sinatra and Strings are "All or Nothing at All", an unusual verse-only version of "Stardust" (in absolute juxtaposition to the many chorus-only versions of the song), a ballad rendition of "Night and Day" which provides a lovely contrast to Sinatra's more familiar big band version, and a rendition of "Come Rain or Come Shine" which frequently is included "Best of" compilations from Sinatra's Reprise years. With its atmospheric, muted trumpet intro and its dynamic, bluesy string interlude, it's an extraordinary "tour de force" for Costa.

The following year, in a further sign of his growing stature, Costa was asked to arrange the charts for the Sarah Vaughan album, Snowbound.

In the mid 1960s, Costa moved from New York to Hollywood, California, formed his own company, DCP International, and scored big with the label's major talent, Little Anthony and the Imperials. In 1963, Costa discovered Tex-Mex rocker Trini Lopez working at "PJ's", a Hollywood nightclub. Later in the decade, Sinatra called upon Costa once again to become his primary arranger, and Costa's work with Lawrence and Gorme abated. During this period Sinatra scored one his biggest hits, the Paul Anka composed tune "My Way".

Costa was conducting for Sinatra in Las Vegas as well as arranging his records when he suffered a heart attack and required bypass surgery. After recovering, he started working with Mike Curb at MGM Records, producing and arranging material for the Osmond Brothers hits, as well as having a hand in Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "Candy Man" and Petula Clark's cover of "My Guy."

In the early 1980s, Costa scored again as an artist with a hit with his 10-year-old daughter Nikka entitled "Out Here On My Own." The two were planning a follow-up when Costa suddenly died of a heart attack in New York City.

Costa's ability to write string lines earned him the soubriquet the "Puccini of Pop."

Albums:

Music To Break A Sub-Lease (1958)

The Theme From "The Unforgiven" (1960)

Hollywood Premiere! (1962)

Days Of Wine And Roses (1966)

Modern Delights (1967)

The Don Costa Concept (1969)

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segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

Orquestra Tabajara - Anos Dourados vol. 5

  1. Rhapsody In Blue
  2. Stella By Starlight
  3. C'Est Si Bon (vocal: Rose Valentim)
  4. Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)
  5. Mambo Nº 5
  6. Don't Cry For Me Argentina 
  7. Mi Oracion (My Prayer)
  8. If (vocal: Rose Valentim)
  9. Io Che Amo Solo Te
  10. Summer Of '42
  11. Body And Soul
  12. The World We Knew
  13. Tenderly
  14. O Guarani (Carlos Gomes)
Anos Dourados 5

Músicos:
Jorginho, Henrique, Maurílio, Wagner - trompetes;
Guilherme, Don Onofre, Urdeley, Flamarion - trombones;
Severino Araújo - clarinete;
Jaime Araújo, Salomão - sax-alto;
Dudu, Marimbondo - sax-tenor;
Genaldo - sax-barítono;
Lorival Pereira - piano;
Zé Lu - baixo;
Luizinho - guitarra;
Ronaldo, Ruy, Waltinho - percussão;
Plínio Araújo - bateria;
Rose Valentim, Almir - vocais

Arranjos e regência de Severino Araújo

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

The Strings Of Paris - Romantic Harmonica Melodies - with Robert Janssen

  1. Theme From Midnight Cowboy
  2. Yesterdays
  3. Ben
  4. The Fool On The Hill
  5. Blue Moon
  6. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  7. Sailing
  8. Johnny Guitar
  9. One Day I'll Fly Away
  10. Easy To Love
  11. Michelle
  12. Cavatina
  13. Dicembre
  14. Emmanuelle 2
  15. Good Luck Jack
  16. Evergreen
Romantic Harmonica

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012

A Grande Orquestra de Paul Mauriat - Exclusivamente Brasil Vol. 3

  1. É Preciso Muito Amor
  2. Na Paz Do Seu Sorriso
  3. Começar De Novo
  4. Vazio, Está Faltando Uma Coisa Em Mim
  5. Infinito Desejo
  6. Estrela Radiante
  7. Mania De Você
  8. Gostoso Veneno
  9. Súplica
  10. Estrada Do Sol
Exclusivamente Brasil 3

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2012

A Grande Orquestra de Paul Mauriat - Exclusivamente Brasil Vol. 2

  1. Pra Que Chorar
  2. Amigo
  3. Sonhos
  4. O que Será (A Flor Da Terra)
  5. Somos Todos Iguais Nesta Noite (E O Circo De Novo)
  6. Foi Assim
  7. Querelas Do Brasil
  8. A Noite Vai Chegar
  9. Odara
  10. D. João
Exclusivamente Brasil 2

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2012

A Grande Orquestra de Paul Mauriat - Exclusivamente Brasil Vol. 1

  1. Mulher Brasileira
  2. Morte De Um Poeta
  3. Sabiá Marrom
  4. Só Louco
  5. Juízo Final
  6. Moça
  7. Não Deixe O Samba Morrer
  8. Qualquer Coisa
  9. Mulheres De Atenas
  10. Tranquei A Vida
  11. Sem Açúcar
  12. Pavão Misterioso
Exclusivamente Brasil 1

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

Carmen Cavallaro piano e orquestra - Boleros Famosos

  1. Maria La-O
  2. Dolores, My Own
  3. Andalucia
  4. Enllodo
  5. La Comparsa
  6. Frenesi
  7. Adios
  8. Poinciana
  9. Solamente Una Vez
  10. Aquellos Ojos Verdes
  11. Acercate Mas
  12. Perfidia
Boleros Famosos

segunda-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2012

Burt Bacharach - Reach Out

  1. Reach Out For Me
  2. Alfie
  3. Bond Street
  4. Are You there (With Another Girl)
  5. What The World Needs Now Is Love
  6. The Look Of Love
  7. A House Is Not A Home
  8. I Say A Little Prayer
  9. The Windows Of The World
  10. Lisa
  11. Message To Michael
Reach Out

Burt Bacharach's second album will either delight or sorely disappoint modern listeners, depending upon how aware they are of who he really is. It's easy to forget, amidst his '90s revival, that Bacharach was never fundamentally a "rock" songwriter. Reach Out was reissued in 1995, just as Bacharach's star was rising among more mature rock listeners. Parts of this album do aspire to a kind of big-band pop soulfulness. The rest is quasi-jazz of the light variety, very cleanly and carefully arranged by the composer, who tends to emphasize the obvious. A lot of what is here is very basic, well played but displaying no dazzling interpretive details. That's often a risk when a composer interprets his own work -- frequently, it is the outside personality, the performance specialist rather than the composer, who picks up the hidden and unusual sides of a score. Some listeners will also be thrown by the presence of "Lisa," a throwback to pre-'60s pop. But that is a valid part of what Bacharach was about -- he grew up in an environment in which big-band jazz represented mainstream music, and was aspiring to make it as a pop composer when rock & roll hit. So it should be expected that he would have had an affinity for elegant pop music, which he would indulge on his first album for a soft-jazz and pop label like A&M. Reach Out isn't a Rosetta Stone to understanding his music, but it does present Bacharach's vision of his work at its most straightforward, and it is enjoyable on its own terms, as a snapshot of his own sensibilities at that time. 

(by Bruce Eder from allmusic.com)

terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

Favoritas dos anos 70 & 80 - Vários Artistas - Vol. 2

  1. Feelings - Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  2. Your Song - Dan Fraser and His Orchestra with Paul Jones (vocal)
  3. And I Love You So - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  4. Ben - Gordon Langford and His Orchestra
  5. Theme from "Terms of Endearment" - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  6. I Just Called to Say I Love You - Ian Hughes and His Orchestra
  7. Three Times A Lady - Ronnie Price and His Orchestra
  8. Just the Way You Are - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  9. The Lady in Red - Ian Hughes and His Orchestra
  10. It's Impossible - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  11. Take Me Home Country Roads - The Young World Singers
  12. Rose Garden - Al Capps and His Orchestra
  13. I Will Always for You - David Firman and His Orchestra
  14. The Most Beautiful Girl - Pete Moore and His Orchestra
  15. Lucille - The Young World Singers
  16. You Needed Me - Roland Shaw and His Orchestra with Rosemary Squires (vocal)
  17. Southern Nights - The Young World Singers
  18. Islands in the Stream - Pete Moore and His Orchestra
  19. She Believes in Me - David Firman and His Orchestra
  20. Rhinestone Cowboy - The Romantic Strings Orchestra and Voices
  21. Always on My Mind - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  22. Stand by Your Man - Elton West and His Orchestra with Laura Lee (vocal)
Favoritas - Vol. 2

sábado, 4 de fevereiro de 2012

Favoritas dos anos 70 & 80 - Vários Artistas - Vol. 1

  1. Mozart 40 (Mozart) - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  2. Mull Of Kintyre - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  4. Annie's Song - Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  5. Could It Be Magic - Ian Hughes and His Orchestra
  6. Memory (from Cat's) - Johnny Gregory and His Orchestra
  7. Send In The Clowns - Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  8. The Music Of The Night - The London Promenade Orchestra
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Steve Chandler and His Orchestra with The Young World Singers
  10. Let It Be - Gordon Langford and His Orchestra
  11. We've Only Just Begun - Acker Bilk and His Orchestra
  12. Sailing - The Romantic Strings Orchestra with Pierre Belmonde (Pan Flute)
  13. Theme from The Deer Hunter - The Romantic Strings Orchestra with Marco Muciano (Guitar)
  14. Love Story - Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  15. Albatross - Pete Moore and His Orchestra
  16. To All The Girls I've Loved Before - The Romantic Strings Orchestra
  17. Baker Street - David Firman and His Orchestra
  18. Yesterday Once More - Peter Hope and His Orchestra
  19. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - David Firman and His Orchestra
  20. Yesterday When I Was Young - Sid Dale and His Orchestra
Favoritas Vol.1 - Parte 1  Parte 2

quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

Xavier Cugat - Os Grandes Sucessos de Xavier Cugat

  1. What A Diff'rence A Day Made
  2. Malagueña
  3. Temptation
  4. Besame Mucho
  5. Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)
  6. I Love You Much Too Much
  7. The Breeze And I (Andalucia)
  8. Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
  9. Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
  10. Amapola
Grandes Sucessos

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