Txai

Txai

by Milton Nascimento
     
 
"Txai" is described as a term of respect for those who are allies of the forest -- and such is the focus of this concept album, the end result of a fact-finding voyage through part of the northern Brazilian watershed. Utilizing forces ranging from a simple dialogue between Milton Nascimento's baritone and percussion to a large orchestra and chorus (often arranged by

Overview

"Txai" is described as a term of respect for those who are allies of the forest -- and such is the focus of this concept album, the end result of a fact-finding voyage through part of the northern Brazilian watershed. Utilizing forces ranging from a simple dialogue between Milton Nascimento's baritone and percussion to a large orchestra and chorus (often arranged by Wagner Tiso), Nascimento shares his thoughts about the rivers and nature, ultimately warning us not to let the forces of capitalism destroy the Amazon rain forest (reinforced by a spoken passage written and narrated by actor River Phoenix). The songs are separated by wild-sounding interludes of folk music from the peoples of the region, and there is a fascinating vocal/percussion arrangement of Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Nozani Na." As much as one applauds the sentiments and sincerity of Nascimento -- and as much as one wants to enjoy this record -- one is still forced to admit that despite the unity of conception, Nascimento's own material isn't as strong as it could have been. But the record's ambition and the continued allure of Nascimento's voice will commend it to the dedicated fan.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/1991
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644687125
catalogNumber:
46871

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Milton Nascimento   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Pantera   Choir, Chorus
Wagner Tiso   Conductor
Mingo   Percussion
Joao Meirelles   Alto Saxophone
Kiko   Choir, Chorus
Aizik Geller   Violin
Heitor T.P.   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Mauricio Maestro   Choir, Chorus
Marcio Mallard   Cello
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello
Novelli   Choir, Chorus,Choir Master
Nivaldo Ornelas   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Bamboo Flute
Giancarlos Spala Pareschi   Violin
Arlindo Penteado   Viola
Alceu Reis   Cello
Robertinho Silva   Bongos,Drums,Caxixi,Agogo,talking drum,Foot Stomping,Cabasa
Ronaldo   Bongos,Conga,Maracas,Timbales,Triangle,Claves,Block Flute,cowbell,Blocks,Temple Blocks,Foot Stomping,Quijada,Bumbo,Guizos
Mauro Senise   Alto Saxophone
Vanderlei Silva   Guitar,Bongos,Conga,12-string Guitar,talking drum,Foot Stomping,Afoxe,Xequere
Alfredo Vidal   Violin
Keller   Choir, Chorus
Clara Sandroni   Choir, Chorus
Tulio Mourao   Accordion,Keyboards
Jurim Moreira   Drums
José Renato   Choir, Chorus
Marlui Miranda   Guitar,Vocals
Frederick Stephany   Viola
Paulinho Trompete   Flugelhorn
Américo   Foot Stomping
Otávio Bretas   Choir, Chorus
Joao Baptista   Bass
Eduardo Pereira   Viola
David Tygel   Choir, Chorus
Michel Bessler   Violin
Paschoal Perrota   Violin
Carlos Eduardo Hack   Violin
Bernardo Bessler   Violin
Walter Hack   Violin
Roberto Marques   Trombone
Marilene Gondim   Choir, Chorus
Ricardo Leão   Kalimba
Flávio Alves   Choir, Chorus
Aleeu Beis   Cello
Maria Fattoruso   Choir, Chorus
River Phoenix   Narrator
Jessé Sadoc   Trombone
Alcebíades Spinola   Trumpet
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami   Narrator
Caito Marcondes   Caxixi
Dave Silva   Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
José Sobrinho   Trumpet
Marcos André   Choir, Chorus
Aleuda Silva   Choir, Chorus
André Da Silva   Choir, Chorus,Children's Chorus
Alcebiades Spinota   Trumpet
Milton Da Silva   Trumpet
Selma Reis   Choir, Chorus
Heitor TP   Guitar
Celso Alves   Choir, Chorus
Edmundo Maciel   Trombone
Rita Peixoto   Choir, Chorus
Diogo Nogueira   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Milton Nascimento   Arranger,Director,Vocal Arrangements
Wagner Tiso   Orchestration
Marcio Ferreira   Producer,Engineer
Wanderley Loureiro   Engineer
Mazzola   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Rhythmic Concept
Robertinho Silva   Arranger,Contributor
Ronaldo   Contributor,Wood
Vanderlei Silva   Contributor
Marlui Miranda   Vocal Arrangements
Geraldo Leite   Contributor
Roberto Marques   Engineer
Ana Maria Araujo   translation
Demerval Filho   Engineer
Evandro Lopes   Engineer
Sergio Mielniczenko   translation
River Phoenix   Engineer
Beto Pimentel   Engineer
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami   Text
Flávio Vieira   Art Direction
Arlette Duarte   Art Direction
Bruce Albert   translation

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