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What is it with Brazilian music?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:36 pm
by David McLoughlin
It's not always 100% in the world music field, but I'd love to know what are our favourite Brazilian tracks/artists?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:44 pm
by Adam Blake
I remember enjoying a lot of Jorge Ben's stuff. And there is of course Astrud Gilberto...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:59 pm
by Spartacus
ohhhh, there's always Astrud...shiver...

She must be what 68?, bet she's still fit and tanned and lovely.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:11 pm
by Chris P
predictably: Caetano (faves are Transa & Joia at the moment)
and Gilberto (best of the Early Years - on Wrasse)
more obscurely, the great Rosinha De Valenca
- 'Um Violao em Primeiro Plano'
and the self titled album

fab guitarist check out her track on Mr Bongo's 'Brazilian Beats' Vol2

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:10 pm
by kevin
For me the album Aparelhagem by DJ Dolores is top notch.
I must admit I was disappointed with his latest effort ! Real

Mestres da Guitarrada is a fine compilation with some nice guitar instrumentals from the likes of Aldo Sena, Vieira & Curica.

Some of their tunes can be downloaded for free here

http://tramavirtual.uol.com.br/artista.jsp?id=14106

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:44 am
by judith
Gal Costa continues to astound me

http://tinyurl.com/4jerck

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:29 am
by Rod B.
Chico da Silva 'E Preciso Muito Amor'

bonus track on the CD of Brazil Classics vol. 2

Extraordinary song which starts off slow, gradually adds more layers of percussion, and just gets faster and faster, until everybody involved seems to be in a race to get to the end!

Re: What is it with Brazilian music?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:07 am
by Nick Boyes
DavidMc wrote:It's not always 100% in the world music field, but I'd love to know what are our favourite Brazilian tracks/artists?


Oops I'm in the minority on here then.

'Rose And Charcoal' Marisa Monte
good mix of songs and she has excellent voice

'Tribalistas' Marisa Monte (again ! ) plus Arnaldo Antunes ( what a brilliant surname ) Carlinhos Brown

On a slightly different slant I like the two Smoke City albums ( Chris Franck and Nina Miranda ) 'Flying Away' and 'Heroes of Nature'

On the compilation front
David Byrne put out a couple of good ones on the Luakabop label 'Beleza Tropical 1 & 2
and the Brazilian Love Affair series on Far Out .
I always have Pure Braziliance mixed by Faze Action in the car for when the sun shines, haven't played it this year yet.

The Barbican concert 50 Years of Bossa Nova line up on the 26th May looks like it could be a good one.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:15 pm
by Chris P
Chris Potts wrote: the great Rosinha De Valenca
and the self titled album


that's the Som Livre label one, and by gosh n golly it's awesomely good !

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:16 pm
by David Flower
uakti

amazing group, here with some of their homemade instruments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0sOHUYM ... re=related

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:45 pm
by Rob Hall
Virginia Rodrigues, in particular, "Nos".

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:52 pm
by RussellC
Rob Hall just beat me to it with Virgina Rodrigues - a classic

Gal Costa - half of Hoje is great. The other half is nightclub stuff

I saw Tom Ze at the Barbican a couple of years ago.

All these three have tracks on Charlie's compilations and are atypical of Brazilian music, but preferable to me.

Jazz on 3 played a session from Hermeto Pascoal the other day.

You can see him here

www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Qm-Z5OsHw

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:55 pm
by Zumbi
Grupo Batuque and Os Ipanemas are two lesser known great groups. Releases on Mr. Bongo and Far Out.

Trio Mocoto, sometime band for Jorge Ben, fantastic on beleza! beleza! beleza! - much better than the earlier Samba Rock release.

Baden Powell for Sunday mornings.

The Batucada compilations on Mr. Bongo, particularly the first.

Gilberto Gil's reggae album, Kaya N'Gan Daya, pretty fabulous. Also his Quanta and Quanta Live releases.

You guys don't listen to much Brazilian music do you?

Anyway, saying Brazilian music is about as precise as talking about European music or African music or World music. Lots of different styles.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:20 pm
by Rob Hall
Some years back, Charlie - quite justifiably - championed Suba's "Sao Paulo Confessions". The poor guy may have been Polish, but the album that he made seemed to be pretty distinctively rooted in the place where it was created - and it still sounds good nearly 10 years later.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:24 pm
by David Flower
Lenine seems original to me. Na Pressão is a great album