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Bossa Nova Guitar [El]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Long before Stan Getz stormed the Top Ten in 1962, Brazilian guitarists João Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, and Luiz Bonfá were developing the bossa nova with their clean style of playing and fluid rhythmic backing for their melodic improvisation. This Él Records compilation gathers 31 tracks by five masters of the guitar, presenting some of the most seminal recordings by each of them. Luiz Bonfá's contributions include a baker's dozen from 1959, a watershed year for Brazilian music in general and for him specifically -- his music for the soundtrack to Black Orpheus presaged the spread of Brazilian music across the globe for the next five decades. João Gilberto gets ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Long before Stan Getz stormed the Top Ten in 1962, Brazilian guitarists João Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, and Luiz Bonfá were developing the bossa nova with their clean style of playing and fluid rhythmic backing for their melodic improvisation. This Él Records compilation gathers 31 tracks by five masters of the guitar, presenting some of the most seminal recordings by each of them. Luiz Bonfá's contributions include a baker's dozen from 1959, a watershed year for Brazilian music in general and for him specifically -- his music for the soundtrack to Black Orpheus presaged the spread of Brazilian music across the globe for the next five decades. João Gilberto gets comparatively little, just two early tracks, one backing up Elizete Cardoso. Admittedly, Gilberto is already the subject of two other fine compilations on the same label. Both Laurindo Almeida and Baden Powell get six tracks each, Almeida's work especially showing how his style caught fire among jazz circles in America thanks to his recordings with Stan Kenton and Bud Shank. But most seminal of all is the last guitarist, Garôto, born Anibal Augusto Sardinha, who toured America with Carmen Miranda during the late '30s during the first wave of 20th-century Brazilian musical export and recorded the four tracks heard here around 1951 -- just four years before he died at an early age of 39.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • Label: El Records
  • EAN: 5013929318830
  • Catalog Number: 2931883
  • Sales rank: 198,037

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rapaz de Berm - Baden Powell (3:21)
  2. 2 Sem Saudades de Vocé - Baden Powell (2:28)
  3. 3 Amor Sincopado - Baden Powell (2:56)
  4. 4 Na Baixa do Sapateiro - Baden Powell (3:17)
  5. 5 Samba Triste - Baden Powell (2:24)
  6. 6 Estrellita - Baden Powell (2:33)
  7. 7 É Luxo Só - João Gilberto (1:59)
  8. 8 Outra Vez - João Gilberto (1:54)
  9. 9 Manhã de Carnaval - Luiz Bonfá (2:26)
  10. 10 Shearing - Luiz Bonfá (1:26)
  11. 11 Chopin - Luiz Bonfá (1:47)
  12. 12 Luzes do Rio - Luiz Bonfá (2:33)
  13. 13 Uma Prece - Luiz Bonfá (2:35)
  14. 14 Quebra Mar - Luiz Bonfá (2:37)
  15. 15 Bonfabuloso - Luiz Bonfá (2:09)
  16. 16 Samba de Orfeu - Luiz Bonfá (1:59)
  17. 17 Blue Madrid - Luiz Bonfá (1:51)
  18. 18 Arabesque - Luiz Bonfá (2:00)
  19. 19 Walquiria - Luiz Bonfá (2:20)
  20. 20 Dobradinho - Luiz Bonfá (1:57)
  21. 21 Eurydice - Luiz Bonfá (2:19)
  22. 22 Prelude for Laurindo - Laurindo Almeida (2:40)
  23. 23 Danse Brasiliera - Laurindo Almeida (4:44)
  24. 24 Braziliance - Laurindo Almeida (2:56)
  25. 25 Mystified - Laurindo Almeida (3:04)
  26. 26 Detonation - Laurindo Almeida (4:59)
  27. 27 Villa-Lobos Prelude No. 5 - Laurindo Almeida (3:36)
  28. 28 Alma Brasileira (1:33)
  29. 29 Sons Carrilhões (1:16)
  30. 30 Duas Contas (2:51)
  31. 31 Gracioso (3:06)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Heitor Villa-Lobos Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Laurindo Almeida Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Baden Powell Composer
Radamés Gnattali Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Carlos Lyra Composer
Ary Barroso Composer
Billy Blanco Composer
João Pernambuco Composer
Marino Pinto Composer
Luís Peixoto Composer
Josué de Barros Composer
Chico Feitosa Composer
Anibal Augusto Sardinha Composer
Amanda LeCorney Cover Art
Manuel Ponce Boosey Composer
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