Retratos

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All Music Guide - Janet Rosen
Francisco Mário composed, arranged, and produced the two albums that comprise this posthumous CD release. This is stunningly beautiful and very gently swinging music, featuring Mário leading on guitar and viola. It has Brazilian folkloric roots, but with generous servings of chorinho, tango, waltzes and other ingredients added to the mix. They never jar in the capable hands of Mário and his colleagues, who seamlessly integrate the elements into a flowing sound. Several of the first 12 tunes, originally released in Brazil as "Retratos," are notable for the use of clarinet as a counterpoint to the guitar leads; the playing is sensitive and lyrical. The balance of the disc was...
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All Music Guide - Janet Rosen
Francisco Mário composed, arranged, and produced the two albums that comprise this posthumous CD release. This is stunningly beautiful and very gently swinging music, featuring Mário leading on guitar and viola. It has Brazilian folkloric roots, but with generous servings of chorinho, tango, waltzes and other ingredients added to the mix. They never jar in the capable hands of Mário and his colleagues, who seamlessly integrate the elements into a flowing sound. Several of the first 12 tunes, originally released in Brazil as "Retratos," are notable for the use of clarinet as a counterpoint to the guitar leads; the playing is sensitive and lyrical. The balance of the disc was released as Conversa de Cordas, Couros, Palhetas e Matais "Conversation of Strings, Skins, Reeds and Brass". The six musicians are here increased to a dozen, but the overall unified, intuitive ensemble feel is remarkably similar, a testament to the leader's coherent vision and talent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218923224
  • Catalog Number: 9232

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ginga (4:13)
  2. 2 Cromachoro (3:09)
  3. 3 Pulsação (2:29)
  4. 4 Saudade Da Terra (3:12)
  5. 5 Cuba (1:28)
  6. 6 Samba Latino (2:21)
  7. 7 Sobrevivendo (1:50)
  8. 8 Roça (2:38)
  9. 9 Misterio (2:58)
  10. 10 Pankararé (2:52)
  11. 11 Sonho Nordestino (2:40)
  12. 12 Campesino (2:56)
  13. 13 Guerra de Canudos (3:28)
  14. 14 Chorinho Interior (2:51)
  15. 15 Triste São Paulo (2:40)
  16. 16 Barroco Mineiro (3:26)
  17. 17 Triviola (2:56)
  18. 18 Choro Em Bach (2:20)
  19. 19 Cantiga de Cego (5:11)
  20. 20 Choro Novo (2:35)
  21. 21 Prisão (3:06)
  22. 22 Domingo (1:55)
  23. 23 Vida Nova (2:47)
  24. 24 Saudade Do Meu Pai (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Francisco Mário Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Viola
Antonio Adolfo Organ, Piano
Zeca Assumpção Bass, Acoustic Bass
Paulinho Braga Drums
Bruno Bassoon
Chiquinho do Acordeon Accordion
Djalma Corrèa Percussion
Nivaldo Ornelas Flute
Raphael Rabello Guitar
Henrique Drach Cello
Afonso Machado Mandolin
Netinho Clarinet
Jorge Ferreira da Silva Pandeiro
Technical Credits
Antonio Adolfo Contributor
Zeca Assumpção Contributor
Paulinho Braga Contributor
Chiquinho do Acordeon Contributor
Djalma Corrèa Contributor, Percussion Arrangement
Nivaldo Ornelas Contributor
Raphael Rabello Contributor
Francisco Mário Arranger, Producer
Toninho Barbosa Engineer
Henrique Drach Contributor
Afonso Machado Contributor
Nivia Souza Producer, Executive Producer
Netinho Contributor
Terri Hinte translation
Jorge Ferreira da Silva Contributor
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