Various Artists

Brasil Musical, Vol. 1

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This is an instrumental release sponsored by Brazil state bank Banco do Brasil. In fact, is a compilation of tracks recorded live in various different solo shows by several great artists, and distributed in three volumes in this series Brasil Musical, which act as samplers of the whole collection, sold directly by Tom Brasil. Gathering some of the best Brazilian instrumental musicians in several different languages, this Cd brings in each track a solo artist with his own band, providing a delicious landscape of that rich musical culture. The worse here is the poor documentation in the inlay. No authorship for the songs, wrong titles, wrong instruments and such, are corrected in this, as possible. This volume opens with "Trio" (Dominguinhos), with the accordionist; "Tocatta em ritmo de samba no. 2" (Radamés Gnattali), by the virtuose violonista Rafael Rabello; "Praga de sogra" (Joaquim Sobreira), with Altamiro Carrilho; "Choro para bordões" (Paulinho Nogueira), with the author soloing on the violão his composition written for the three low strings of the instrument; "Sambalançado" (Alemão), with Alemão and Zezo; "Asa Branca" (Luiz Gonzaga), with Arthur Moreira Lima; "Remembering Bud Powell" (Maurício Einhorn/Arnaldo Costa), with Maurício Einhorn; "Felicidade" (Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes) with the Zimbo Trio; "Batucada" (Paulo Moura), with the soprano saxophonist; "Os cafezais sem fim" (Wagner Tiso), backed by band and the Rio Cello Ensemble; "Curumim" (César Camargo Mariano), with Marco Pereira; "Noites cariocas" (Jacob do Bandolim), by Armandinho; "Rua Genebra" (Nivaldo Ornelas), with the saxophonist; "Rainha da pedra azul" (Hermeto Pascoal), with the keyboardist; "Banzo" (André Geraissati), with the violonista; "Colorindo" (Amilson Godoy), with the pianist; "De cara para o sol" (Ulisses Rocha), with the violonista; "Karatê" (Egberto Gismonti), with the pianist.