Abel Ferreira

Brasil, Sax e Clarineta [1976]

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1976 marked the ten-year anniversary of the last recording by the great clarinetist Abel Ferreira, who would die four years later. He was invited by Marcus Pereira to record another volume of his series dedicated to instrumental music. Brasil, Sax e Clarineta contains Ferreira and his fluid interpretation of classics like Chiquinha Gonzaga's "Corta-Jaca," his own wonderful "Chorando Baixinho," "André de Sapato Novo" (André Vítor Correia), and "Saxofone, Por Que Choras" (Severino Rangel, the Ratinho); he plays the clarinet and alto and soprano saxes. Backed by excellent musicians (Dino 7 Cordas on the seven-string guitar, Copinha on flute, Raul de Barros on trombone [with a delicious solo on "André de Sapato Novo"], Sérgio Barroso on bass, José de Lana on violin, and several others), this fundamental release brings the lyricism and experience of a true follower of Luís Americano in his last document for posterity.