Orquestra Moderna de Camara - Brasil Bossa Nova (N/D)

Nilser NS 1006

Orquestra Moderna de Camara has been posted somewhere on the net before, as I remember seeing this cover, but can not remember when and where.
Anyway, as far as I know, this is their only album and they have also released a compacto duplo.
Their premiere on Parallel Realities is, as you could guess, accompanied with no fact or relevant information at all.

The linear notes by Sebastião Fonseca, explain a lot about Bossa Nova and inform us that Luiz Bonfá, Tom and Vinicius, Dolores Duran and others, are principle Bossa artists, but (probably because of my poor understanding of Portuguese) I found nothing about the Orquestra Moderna de Camara.

On the other hand, ten medleys speak more than ten thousand Dollars:

01. Solução (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos)
      Dizem Por Aí (Manoel da Conceição / Alberto Paz)
02. Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
      O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
03. Idéias Erradas (Ribamar / Dolores Duran)
      Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
04. Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
      Leva Meu Samba (Ataulfo Alves)
05. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
      Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
06. Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
      Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
07. Manhã de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
      A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08. Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
      O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
09. Menina Moça (Luis Antônio)
      Mulher de Trinta (Luis Antônio)
10. Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
      Samba Que Eu Quero Ver (Djalma Ferreira)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

This disc is the only one of this orchestra, which in fact is not a “modern camera orchestra”
The truth is that it is a group of "bossa nova" music, with the addition of string instruments.
And with very good Brazilian musicians.

The linear notes by Sebastião Fonseca does not explain much and there is
much more text on the technical quality of the recording

Artistic direction - Radames Gnattali

Radames Gnattali - piano
José Menezes - guitar;
Chiquinho - accordion;
Pedro Vidal Ramos - bass;
Luciano Perrone - percussion;
Irani Pinto - 1st violin;
Copinha - flute and piccolo;
Marcello Pompeu Filho - 2nd violin;
Iberê Gomes Grosso - cello.;

The incredible thing is that neither on the Radamés Gnattali site nor on Ricardo Cravo Albin Dictionary of Brazilian Popular Music, this record does not appear as a work of  Radamés Gnattali.
Listening to it, there is no doubt that this is another magnificent work of that master.

Norberto Macedo - Portinari 90 Anos - Coracao Brasileiro (1983)

Kuarup KCP 90

After the publication of Norberto Macedo's  Norberto Macedo - Meu Violao... Minha Seresta... (1969) Nilton Antonio Rodrigues Maia contacted me and offered to send us the complete discography of Norberto Macedo, an offer which I simply would not and could not refuse..

Here is the first album out of Nilton's collection, accompanied by the text Nilton wrote:

This was the third Norberto Macedo’s record, launched as non-commercial by a graphic arts company and given as a gift for its clients in 1993. It contains his own compositions played by him, two other guitarists (his pupils) and a harpsichord player.
The record was a tribute for the 90th birthday of the great Brazilian painter Candido Portinari (1903-1962) and some compositions have the same name as Portinari’s paints. For example: O Sonho (The Dream), Um Baile na Roça (A Rural Ball), Namorados (Valentine):

01. Paisagem de Brodosqui (Prelúdio Nº13) (Norberto Macedo)*
02. O Sonho (Norberto Macedo)*
03. Baile na Roça (Norberto Macedo)*
04. Namorados (Norberto Macedo)*
05. Choro para Portinari (Norberto Macedo)*
06. Coração Brasileiro (Norberto Macedo)*
07. O Menino de Brodosqui (Norberto Macedo)**
08. Lembrança (Norberto Macedo)*
09. Bambuí (Prelúdio Nº12) (Norberto Macedo)*
10. Emília (Norberto Macedo)*
11. De MansinhoChoro (Norberto Macedo)***
12. Lembranças de Outono (Norberto Macedo)*
13. Choro da Volta (Norberto Macedo)****
14. Muriaé (Norberto Macedo)*
15. RecordaçõesChoro (Norberto Macedo)****
16. Prece do Seresteiro (Norberto Macedo)*

* Norberto Macedo (Acoustic Guitar)
** Norberto Macedo (Acoustic Guitar) and Rosana Lanzelotte (Harpsichord)

*** Norberto Macedo, Maurício Trindade (Acoustic Guitars) and Rosana Lanzelotte   (Harpsichord)

**** Norberto Macedo, Maurício Trindade, João Candido Portinari (Acoustic Guitars)  and Rosana Lanzelotte (Harpsichord)


Créditos: Nilton Antonio Rodrigues Maia

Sucessos da Bossa Nova (1963)

RCA Camden CALB 5085

Obviously, the 63 RCA Camden showcase of their featured artists:

01. Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) Jorginho da Flauta
02. Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn / Bebeto)  Aurino
03. Para Não Sofrer (Tom Jobim) Jorginho da Flauta
04. Batida Diferente (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn) Heraldo do Monte
05. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) Fats Elpidio
06. Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça) Fats Elpidio
07. Nós E O Mar (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) Paulinho e Seus Night-Boys
08. O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli) Paulinho e Seus Night-Boys
09. Tema Sem Palavras (Durval Ferreira / Maurício Einhorn) Johnny Alf
10. Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio) Paulinho e Seus Night-Boys
11. Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini) Aurino
12. Menina Moça (Luis Antônio) Aurino


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos