s: Otto -- he's put out two albums. the first "Samba Pra Burro" is a great mix of beautiful brazilian melodies mixed with tons of electronics. some super heavy jungle breaks, but always the song comes first. his second album is "Condom Black". way less reliant on the electronic dance beats, but still some remnants. it's almost apt to describe him on this album as a male Bebel Gilberto. some of the songs are a little too sweet, but it's a great album nonetheless.
Tom Ze, even though he's an oldie, his music is still a goodie. forget the fact that Tortoise was his back up band.
d:Ed Motta. one of the worst albums i've ever heard in my life. i listened to it once and instantly sold it back. he's supposed to be brazilian soul, but it was really bad slick over produced modern disco.
Rita Lee. ex-lead singer of the mutantes. i picked up one of her recent solo albums for way cheap. it was completely boring AOR. kinda like a brazilian Sting.
Max De Castro. cool looking cover. kinda ick music. pretty much does modern american r'n'b in portugese. there were some nice soulful moments, but most of it was just way too slick.
on the dividing line:Mundo Livre S.A. this is Otto's band before he went solo. they're part of that whole Mangue beat sound. had some good songs. did a bunch of genre-fucks, but my biggest problem with them was that they were around in the mid-90s and kinda had that grunge-alternative sound. i often wondered if they weren't from brazil, would i really like them? so i sold it.
still wondering about Carlinhos Brown and Chico Science. never heard them, but heard lots about them. and i hear there's some brazilian hip hop out there?
― JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
they normally sound like this, "Even though this isn't our favorite of [so and so]'s album, we still think it's great and you should buy it"
― JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
Never ever trust a Dusty Groove review 'cuz they refer to free jazz as "hippy dippy."
― hstencil, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
but i thought that was obvious
― JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
Pretty spot on, Jason except you forgot the obigatory exclamation point!
Does anyone else find this extremely annoying!
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Al (sitcom), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
You're right, above, about Dusty Groove and their reviews, although the store itself in Chicago is kinda nice and they do have good stuff if you're into classic '60s Brazilian pop and suchlike...
― Jess Hill (jesshill), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― oops (Oops), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 06:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
i actually have a song by Otto ona comp, it's an intensely moody tribute to Bob Marley and it really rolls, i've liked it for years.
― Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 06:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 13:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
Jason, you should definitely check out Chico Science – I think he was brilliant and his death seemed like the end of era and maybe death of mangue (friends of mine in Brazil who work with music were devastated when he died). The scene seems to be going strong tho and his old band Nacao Zumbi is still putting stuff out. I’d recommend checking out Chico first and then if you like him going for NZ. Start with “Afrociberdelia” as it should give you a sense of whether you want to go further or not.
Lately I’ve been enjoying DJ Dolores & Orchestra Santa Massa, which has traditional fiddle, etc over various beats. I don’t love the entire entire album but the first couple of tracks get me grinning ear-to-ear whenever I listen to ‘em. The DJ approach to mangue.
Zuco 103 takes a different approach to mixing electronica with Brazilian. It is more clubbeats oriented as opposed to mangue etc. and live at least Zuco are huge amounts of fun. Their new album has gotten pretty good reviews , but their first “Outro Lado” had only about 4 songs I really liked with the rest being ‘eh’ so I’m waiting for a free copy.
Lenine’s album “Na Prassao” is great. Samba mixed with rock and electronica is a v. basic description. Most people I know who are more knowledgeable about the contemp. scene than me are are big fans.
Others I like if not blown away - Pedro Luis A Parade (again mixing electronica/brazilian but from a more rock perspective) Suba (pretty strightforward samba & bossa nova over loops, “Sao Paulo Confessions” is his big work – he also produced, among others, Bebel’s "Tanto Tempo")
Seen Max de Castro but have no memory of his performance (generally not a positive sign)
From the second generation of Brazilians, as mentioned above, Bebel is doing good stuff. Only heard one track by Moreno Veloso so can’t really comment on him tho that one track was v. funky. (incidentally, one of the biggest Brazilian labels Trama (who I think put out Otto) is run by the son of Elis Regina)
All I can think of for now, will post later if brain comes back online.
― H (Heruy), Friday, 14 March 2003 14:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Jess Hill (jesshill), Friday, 14 March 2003 14:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
anyone heard either and have comments? they sound pretty cool from the amg and amazon reviews.
― JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Daniel (dancity), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 23:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Daniel (dancity), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 23:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Daniel (dancity), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 23:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
i recently picked up Rita Lee's first album "Build Up" and have been really digging it. it was produced by one of the guys from the Mutantes, so it is still a little wacky, but has more of a big band orchestration thing going on for the beginning of the album at least (near the end it gets a bit more rocking). but i swear, the more recent album of hers i bought (from the mid to late 90s) was the pits. her charming puns would be totally lost on me since i don't speak Portuguese.
any word on those two artists i just mentioned upthread?
― JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 23:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Daniel (dancity), Thursday, 15 May 2003 07:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
the marquee and amabis discs are nice enough. nice being the word to watch.
― gaz (gaz), Thursday, 15 May 2003 08:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Thursday, 15 May 2003 09:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 15 May 2003 11:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 15 May 2003 11:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
anybody listening to the new Ceu album?
― hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:04 (eight years ago) Permalink
I'm curious about it, but have not heard it yet. Not that I was wowed by her prior one, but it wasn't bad.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:17 (eight years ago) Permalink
Yeah I only felt the need to download one of the tracks from the last album. I'm 11 tracks into this one (out of 13), and it's pretty good!
― hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 9 July 2009 16:24 (eight years ago) Permalink
Nobody here into Curumin?
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 10 July 2009 00:09 (eight years ago) Permalink
i am now!
― hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 July 2009 00:13 (eight years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:10 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark
^^^^Listening to this great track, "Bob", right now: I have it on a comp too, What's Happening in Pernambuco, which is great throughout -- but I don't think this was out in 2003, so what comp do you have it on?
I had no idea it was about Marley.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 10 July 2009 01:11 (eight years ago) Permalink
I believe Curumin is still to make his best album, but I really like the other two
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 10 July 2009 01:27 (eight years ago) Permalink
Curumin was appearing in Central Park (summerstage) NYC with Juana Molina Wednesday night. Alas, I'm in DC and no gig here
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 July 2009 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink
Has anyone listened to the new Céu album? Sounds to me like a dub version of a Brightblack Morning Light record with some Brazilian textures - obviously. I think sometimes her music lacks punch, but it's a good album overall.
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 24 July 2009 13:03 (eight years ago) Permalink
ed mottas that bad?
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 24 July 2009 13:09 (eight years ago) Permalink
No, but I can't say he does outstanding work.
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 24 July 2009 13:23 (eight years ago) Permalink
You're so 2 weeks ago, Shin
― hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 24 July 2009 14:19 (eight years ago) Permalink
hahaha, I really am.
this guy in NYT wrote nice things about her http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/arts/music/23ceu.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=c%C3%A9u&st=cse
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 24 July 2009 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink
Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda,from Northeast Brazil is touring the US now with its rock meets frevo(Brazilian brass band) meets ska sound
,Apr 1 2010 8:00P LINCOLN CENTER - NEW YORK New York, New YorkApr 3 2010 10:00P SOB´S - NEW YORK NEW YORK, New YorkApr 5 2010 6:00P KENNEDY CENTER - WASHINGTON Washington, WashingtonApr 6 2010 8:00P RUMBA - CHICAGO Chicago, IllinoisApr 7 2010 8:00P PERCUSSION AND BRASS WORKSHOP IN NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, LouisianaApr 8 2010 8:00P workshop Maciel Salú, Tiné and SHOW in New Orleans New Orleans, LouisianaApr 9 2010 8:00P HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC Miami, FloridaApr 16 2010 9:00P AUDITÓRIO IBIRAPUERA - SP São Paulo, São PauloApr 17 2010 9:00P Teatro - OI FUTURO IPANEMA Rio de janeiro, Rio de JaneiroApr 18 2010 8:00P Teatro - OI FUTURO IPANEMA Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
― curmudgeon, Monday, 5 April 2010 03:48 (seven years ago) Permalink
Here's a youtube of 'em. The Washington DC show Monday night is actually from 6 to 7 and is free.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 5 April 2010 04:06 (seven years ago) Permalink
I'm looking forward to seeing them tonight.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 5 April 2010 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink
Anybody see anything in this fest?
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 July 2010 05:22 (seven years ago) Permalink
I want to again mention that Maria Rita is great. I don't quite get the neglect. Maybe she's too simple? Anyway, she's certainly not in the tropicalia vein, and she's not doing crazy electronic/metal/atonal mashups, so that may contribute to a lack of interest.
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 13:16 (seven years ago) Permalink
I confess that I have never previously heard of Ivete Sangalo, Brazil's biggest pop star, who just sold out a show at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:50 (six years ago) Permalink
I'm trusting the word of Jon Pareles, from the NY Times, that she's the biggest current Brazilian pop star.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:55 (six years ago) Permalink
The encore part must have been great.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 03:23 (six years ago) Permalink
I liked that more than I expected to. Why haven't any of our local Brazilian experts mentioned this person before (or have they)?
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 03:48 (six years ago) Permalink
Sangalo is definitely "not my beach" as they say in Brazil. Her tinny rhythms and shrill voice used to get right on my nerves when I was over there.
― Daniel Giraffe, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 09:33 (six years ago) Permalink
a band called Fellini namedropped by Ceu
her rousing interpretation of “Chico Buarque Song,” a song by the cult post-punk São Paulo band Fellini that honors Buarque, a legendary songwriter, musician and man of letters. Describing her teenage love of the Velvet Underground and Joy Division, she decided to bring some of that post-punk aesthetic into Tropix via Fellini.
“When I heard [Fellini] I fell in love with their sound,” she says. “It was so raw and interesting. It talks about what I was trying to do with Tropix: a very dark way of being in Brazil, which is so colorful. I liked the whole album, and I choose this song because I like the melody and it’s so wonderfully strange to have Chico Buarque, such an important and brilliant composer, in this post-punk song.”
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink
From the Olympic opening ceremony with Anitta, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and more
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 6 August 2016 04:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Video is gone. Anyone have a complete list of the musicians who performed? I missed a chunk of it, heard Gil was in the hospital for kidney issues recently, wasn't sure he was going to be there.
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 6 August 2016 12:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Wish I had noticed when it was up.
― The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 August 2016 15:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Saturday, 6 August 2016 15:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink
By the way, NYT did a good job in this playlist http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/arts/music/brazilian-music-playlist.html
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Saturday, 6 August 2016 15:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I was hesitant to read at first but it turned out to be decent, they covered a lot of ground.
― The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 August 2016 15:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Glad they mentioned Chico Science & Nacão Zumbi. Would have also been nice to see Lenine and Moreno+2 in there.
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 6 August 2016 16:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink
NY Times music crits Ratliff and Pareles have both been to Brazil multiple times and been writing about it for awhile, so its not too surprising that its a good job. Ratliff is now leaving the NY Times to teach at NYU, so I wonder if Pareles will be able to pick up from him on the Brazilian music coverage. Ratliff covered more obscure artists than Pareles.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 August 2016 14:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink
More discussion and stuff for opening ceremony here:
Caetano Veloso S and D
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 August 2016 17:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Ava Rocha Tour USA is coming!
August 5th – Joe’s Pub (New York) 9:30 pm - $ 15425 Lafayette St, New York, NYhttp://www.songkick.com/artists/8814094-ava- rocha
August 6th – Nublu (New York) - 11 pm - $10Brasil Summerfest’s Closing Party62 Avenue C, New York, NY (East Village)http://www.nublu.net/
August 9th – Trans-Pecos Brooklyn (New York) 915 Wycoff Av, Ridgewood, Queens, NY8:00 pm - concert Marcos Campello+ Steve Dalachinsky8:30 pm - Nigth - film by Paula Gaitán10:00 pm - concert Ava Rocha
August 12th – Tropicalia (Washington) - 11 pm2001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009http://www.tropicaliadc.com/
August 13th – Nublu (New York) - 10 pm - special guest Gui Amabis151, Avenue C, between 9/10th Streets , East Villagehttp://www.nublu.net/
Ava Rocha launches her first tour in the United States
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 August 2016 20:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Saw a pic of Caetano around the Olympics on Instagram holding a sign in Portuguese saying that their interim President must go
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 August 2016 14:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Was out of town for weekend and sadly missed Ava Rocha's only non-NYC gig on her short debut US tour of a week
― curmudgeon, Monday, 15 August 2016 14:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Carnival portion of Olympics closing ceremony is great
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 August 2016 02:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink
DJs played lively music and some spectators got out of out their seats to dance — and do the “wave.”
The crowd also got to see performers shake it to frevo, a frenetic dance that, if it’s even possible, makes samba seem like a staid ballroom affair. Holding a small umbrella, the dancers jumped up and down, seeming to march and incorporate acrobatics at the same time.
They shook it to “Vassourinhas,” which means “small brooms,” a popular song that was also the name of a famous club in the northeastern city of Recife.
During Sunday’s closing ceremony, singer Mariene de Castro was showered water that resembled rain, which put out the Olympic cauldron’s flames.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 August 2016 15:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Elza Soares who was mentioned upthread has a Pitchfork best album. Just noticed Sherburne's end of July review
― curmudgeon, Friday, 26 August 2016 18:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink
That's the same album curmudgeon and I were praising in 2015.
11 hours ago, Kiko Dinucci, the guitarist on the Soares, released a third album with Metá Metá (which includes Jucara Marcal): MM3
― Shinzō Abe as Super Mario (Sanpaku), Friday, 26 August 2016 21:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Oops, just noticed your byline, curmudgeon.
Anyway, the full Metá Metá album on spotify
― Shinzō Abe as Super Mario (Sanpaku), Friday, 26 August 2016 23:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Just saw Andy Beta's September Pitchfork review of a Goma Gringa label compilation called "desconstrucao" (as opposed to the Portuguese singer who moved to Sao Paulo Eugenia Melo E Castro album of the same name)
the musicians clustered around São Paulo’s current “samba sujo” (dirty samba) scene relish their hometown’s pallor. For those struck by the sound of Elza Soares’ A Mulher do Fim do Mundo from a few months ago, this twelve-track comp culled from the early days of the Goma Gringa Discos label is the next logical step in exploring modern Brazilian music. It features a similar cast of players and musicians from Soares’ album, including saxophonist/arranger Thiago França and Rodrigo Campos.
...Most acts rotate through a stable of players, be they Juçara Marçal, Kiko Dinucci, Marcelo Cabral, Romulo Fróes, Sérgio Machado, Campos, or França, which the press release states “are not a movement, [but] togetherness in motion, always linked from one project to the next.” Almost any selection here contains strands of native samba, post-punk’s rumble, Afrobeat’s driving rhythm, blats of avant-jazz that seem to dilate space, as well as flashbacks to ’60s Tropicália, itself a mutation of Brazilian pop music interacting with outside influences.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 03:36 (nine months ago) Permalink
Desconstrução gathers tracks from several albums already considered landmarks in Brazilian music of the 21st century: Juçara Marçal’s Encarnado (2014), the trio Metá Metá’s Metá Metá (2011) and MetaL MetaL (2012), Rodrigo Campos’s Bahia Fantástica (2012) and Conversas com Toshiro (2015), Thiago França’s Malagueta, Perus e Bacanaço (2013) and Space Charanga R.A.N. (2015), and Vicente Barreto’s Cambaco (2015).creditsreleased September 19, 2016
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:19 (nine months ago) Permalink
I like the more melodic and more rocking tracks over the avante-jazzy ones, on the comp
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 October 2016 18:36 (nine months ago) Permalink
I wonder if Rosa Passos is going to appear anywhere else in the US, in addition to her December dates in NYC? My quick google search didn't show any others
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 November 2016 15:41 (eight months ago) Permalink
Saw Seu Jorge on tour, solo with acoustic guitar, doing his David Bowie set. Nice show
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 November 2016 17:02 (eight months ago) Permalink
Saw a tweeted reference to this Brazilian electro-soul something or other artist
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:08 (eight months ago) Permalink
Mahmundi is a great new artist from Rio.
― tarping, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:18 (eight months ago) Permalink
Maybe I have to giver her another listen. Her electro-soul seemed nice enough, but didn't wow me on my first listen.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:39 (eight months ago) Permalink
Seems not to be on Spotify but I've found a few tracks from xpost v/a - Desconstrução (label: Goma Gringa). re the Andy Beta review linked above. So far, one most to my personal taste is Metá Metá's succinctly eventful (rockin') "Rainha Das Cabecas":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9VSyF5HcyI
Their "Obatalá" is an extended breather, maybe most effective in context, but good anyway (if not holding my usually vice-like attention all the way):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9VSyF5HcyI
Those intrigued, as I was, by Beta's mention of Mingus's Cumbia and Jazz Fusion should def check this one by Thiago Franca:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHvjo7ePDZc
The first one I heard (very nice male balladeer in charged setting, but overall not as adventurous as hoped): Rodrigo Campos feat. Criolo - "Ribeirão" (growing on me, now that I know to expect these others!):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBpky2XFlOs
Think I might order the album...
― dow, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink
After this recommendation about a year ago I bought the Rodrigo Campos lp: Brazilian Music
I really like it, beautiful package also.
― Tim, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:44 (eight months ago) Permalink
Yikes, meant to post this, sorry!
― dow, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:53 (eight months ago) Permalink
the comp is here:
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:15 (eight months ago) Permalink
Tarping, sorry i forgot about your initial 2013 mention of Mahmundi. Just looking bck on this thread I see that in 2011 I poste an interview excerpt with Romulo Froes where he mentioned Rodrigo Campos.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:39 (eight months ago) Permalink
Starting following some of these folks on Instagram and came across a mention of singer Juliana Perdigao. She has an album on Spotify. Its artsy samba that shifts between pretty and weird.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:41 (eight months ago) Permalink
Thanks so much for linking the whole comp, curm. The two I had first-listen doubts about do indeed totally work in context---just now tweeted: V/A - DESCONTRUÇÃO: post-everything here & now Brazil, cohesive recombinant momentum*: hairline midnight rainbows just the beginning again*So, choosing this many tracks by several of the artists (4 by Meta Meta, for inst)? Justified, to put it mildly.
― dow, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:07 (eight months ago) Permalink
about a year ago I bought the Rodrigo Campos lp: Brazilian Music
I really like it, beautiful package also Thanks, will check that out too! He's amazing on here.
― dow, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:08 (eight months ago) Permalink
Was just listening to a Campos album on Youtube. Nice stuff.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:52 (eight months ago) Permalink
César Lacerda & Romulo Fróes – O Meu Nome é Qualquer Um (google translate says that means in English): My Name is Anyone
Nice, quiet & occasionally noisy folky yet bossa-samba inflected duo effort. I have liked prior Froes albums. Not familiar with Lacerda, who is a td more indie-folkie and younger than the 40-something Froes.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 December 2016 05:53 (seven months ago) Permalink
carlinhos Brown new album this year-- artefireaccua, has more ballads than I rember from him on the past
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 December 2016 05:06 (seven months ago) Permalink
Album didn't wow me on first listen, but has some good tracks
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 December 2016 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink
Elza Soares is getting love on some US and UK album of the year lists.
Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, Dois Amigos: Um Século de Música (Ao Vivo) (Nonesuch) is on the afropop.org stocking stuffers list.
this release is growing on me:
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 December 2016 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
I mentioned this elsewhere:
Listened again to Brazilian Carlinhos Brown's latest (on Spotify)-- it's uneven. Some songs start strongly with Carnival like drumming and then change gears; others use guest vocalists including kids; there are ballads that work and some that incorporate too much melodramatic American pop-rock movie flavor
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 December 2016 15:42 (six months ago) Permalink
any opinions on fabiano do nascimento's "tempo dos mestres"?
― the late great, Monday, 6 March 2017 03:48 (four months ago) Permalink
Listening to it for the first time now! Plus I looked at a bio. He's a Los Angeles based Brazilian guitarist who is more jazzy than I like, but that's just my preference. Not bad. Only a few songs in...
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 March 2017 03:05 (four months ago) Permalink
Curious about Danilo Brito, Brazilian choro bandleader who is doing some North American dates
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 March 2017 18:48 (four months ago) Permalink
Listened to him myself. He plays mandolin and 4 string guitar. His version of choro has he and 3 other stringed instrument players plus a percussionist. It sounds a bit like ragtime. Choro is one of the oldest Brazilian styles and is still around. It melds European classical with waltzes and a bit of African rhythm.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 31 March 2017 19:39 (three months ago) Permalink
Elza Soares is getting a remix album, plus will be doing gigs in Europe and 2 NYC shows (a RedBull Academy one in May; a Summerstage one in August) [Pitchfork had a little press release type item on this.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 May 2017 14:26 (two months ago) Permalink
What's a couple years to Elza. There's a video:
― No one is THAT ackbar (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 05:00 (two months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:54 (two months ago) Permalink
Psychelelic soul of sorts, from Sao Paulo:
― it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Saturday, 10 June 2017 23:42 (one month ago) Permalink
Here's a list of someone's favourite Brazilian albums of the year so far: http://miojoindie.com.br/os-25-melhores-discos-de-2017-ate-agora/
I've dipped in to a couple and it's been mostly offbeat psych-rock so far.
― Daniel Giraffe, Friday, 16 June 2017 08:21 (one month ago) Permalink
Really enjoying the Criolo album at the moment. On first hearing it's like an up-to-date Cartola.
― Daniel Giraffe, Friday, 16 June 2017 08:49 (one month ago) Permalink