Guitar Masters Of Brazil

Guitar Masters Of Brazil

     
 
Cherry Red's Él imprint is home to some of the most diverse reissues and compilations. This single-disc collection is a case in point, focusing as it does on liberal samplings from some of Brazil's most important guitar stylists. The most obvious and popular guitar giants from Brazil are Luiz Bonfá and Baden Powell; each man was a master technician and brilliant

Overview

Cherry Red's Él imprint is home to some of the most diverse reissues and compilations. This single-disc collection is a case in point, focusing as it does on liberal samplings from some of Brazil's most important guitar stylists. The most obvious and popular guitar giants from Brazil are Luiz Bonfá and Baden Powell; each man was a master technician and brilliant composer. That said, while some of the tracks chosen for this set are well known globally, others are more curious -- though equally satisfying ones. The six pieces by Bonfa include "Marajo" and "Island of Trinidade," while "Insônia," "Fluido de Saudade," and "Prelúdio ao Coração" are among the nine whopping tracks by Powell. João Gilberto and Carlos Barbosa-Lima have one each, while Laurindo Almeida has three, including his gorgeous reading of Ravel's "Pavane Pour une Infante Défunte" (Pavane for a Dead Princess). Dilermando Reis also has three, including his signature "Na Baixa do Sapateiro" (In the Shoemaker's Hollow), and nylon-string maestro Garoto closes the set with five, including the mysterious "Inspiração." This is not a definitive volume of Brazilian guitar styles, but it is a pleasing one.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2011
Label:
El Records
UPC:
5013929321038
catalogNumber:
2932103
Rank:
103401

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Manuel de Falla   Composer
Enriqué Granados   Composer
Maurice Ravel   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
João Gilberto   Composer
Baden Powell   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Dilermando Reis   Composer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Nelson Cavaquinho   Composer
Pixinguinha (Alfredo Vianna)   Composer
João Pernambuco   Composer
Camargo Guarnieri   Composer
Anibal Augusto Sardinha   Composer
Amanda LeCorney   Cover Art
Nilo Queiroz   Composer
Luiz Bittencourt   Composer
Irani Barros   Composer
Almeida Rêgo   Composer
Newton Ramalho   Composer

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