― Jordan, Monday, 25 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
antonio carlos jobim & luiz bonfa - black orpheus ost
milt banana - sambas de bossa (note: not to be confused with
japanese fringecore spazz band of similar name)
jorge ben - samba esquema novo
elis regina - samba eu canto assim
if you want raw/rhythmic:
bola sete has some afro-samba meets modern jazz arrangements that
are particularly "out" - his take on "samba de orfeu" is one of many
pretty wild takes on samba standards.
― http://gygax.pitas.com, Tuesday, 26 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Josh, Tuesday, 26 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
This impressionistic score from Marcel Camus's 1958 cinematic
retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus was most Americans'
introduction to the Brazilian musical style called bossa nova. As it
became a nationwide craze that featured both Brazilian samba and
U.S. cool-jazz participants, the names of Black Orpheus composers
Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa became familiar far beyond the
hi-fi set. Along with the haunting theme song, "Manha de Carnaval,"
and several Jobim compositions are the vibrant street sounds of the
pre-Lenten festival Carnaval, which provides the backdrop to the
tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. The score is awash with
percussive samba rhythms and the laughter and chanting of the annual
festival melee. This is a great disc to play when the day needs a
― Curt, Tuesday, 26 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Daniel, Thursday, 28 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Chupa-Cabras, Thursday, 28 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Daniel, Friday, 1 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I got the Byrne comp, some of it's a little too smooth but a few
tracks are awesome. I also got some hot mp3s from Sergio Mendes, Bola
Sete, and some capoeira stuff that helped with my percussion
arrangements. I'll keep checking for the Samba de Enredo, it sounds
― Jordan, Friday, 1 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Listening to Jards Macale self titled album from 1972. Their percussion/bass combo has tons of locked tight grooves, almost as if Brazilians had been listening to tons of the funkier side of Can/Neu/Faust. Much of the acoustic guitar work is similar to the amazing solo work on Marcos Valle's "Escape", if that speaks to you. One of the best Brazilian records to come my way in a long time, one of their tracks is on the new Soul Jazz comp, but man this record is worth having on it's own. The track on the Soul Jazz is nowhere near their best.
― oscar, Sunday, 3 February 2008 02:12 (twelve years ago) link
I will have to check that out. Meanwhile the Suunday February 3rd NY Times had an article about women getting ready for Carnival: “Carnival is all about vanity, but it has changed,” said Ms. Vidal, 27. “It used to exalt whoever could dance samba the best. Now it is more about who looks more glamorous.”
Mr. Parcias, the personal trainer in Leblon, knows that only too well. Last week, some 40 people attended his one-hour class. They were of all ages, but were mostly young women in form-fitting bodysuits. They seemed utterly focused, staring ahead at the mirror and never uttering a complaint.
The Carnival classes, held five days a week, begin five weeks before the event. “Some people get here before Carnival and they are desperate to start training after a full year where they’ve done almost no training,” he said. “Some people go overboard, but of course we discourage that.”
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 February 2008 19:10 (twelve years ago) link
i got the 2nd brazil classics comp on luaka bop and some of it is SO fucking good. the track by alcione i think has become one of my favourite songs ever. trying to find more by her but its either fucking impossible or really expensive. but i love her voice.
― titchyschneiderMk2, Friday, 6 June 2008 17:59 (twelve years ago) link
This is great
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 6 June 2008 18:07 (twelve years ago) link
$125 bucks for the Samba Obamba Ball Inauguaration Ball in DC club Rumberos an upscale and spacious LatinAmerican art-bar and restaurant convenientlylocated in the heart of Columbia Heights in the old Gala Theater building
food, open bar and proceeds go to Brazilian and DC good causes but that's alot (even if it's cheaper than official events)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 9 January 2009 05:37 (eleven years ago) link
― Transatlantic Dementia (PappaWheelie V), Friday, 9 January 2009 06:17 (eleven years ago) link
This guy's not bad
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 January 2012 15:25 (eight years ago) link
Aldir Blanc samba lyricist RIP
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 September 2020 21:34 (two weeks ago) link
Aldir Blanc in Brazil with a guitarist named João Bosco who wrote the music, he wrote the lyrics for “O Bêbado e a Equilibrista” (“The Drunk and the Tightrope Walker”), written in 1978, was ostensibly about a Charlie Chaplin film."....subtly criticized Brazil’s government and called for the peaceful return of political refugees. Sung soulfully by Elis Regina, it became a kind of amnesty anthem and a popular call for the reinstitution of democracy.....his songs reflecting the hardscrabble lives and language of the working-class neighborhoods where he lived, according to Hugo Sukman, the author of “Parallel Stories — 50 Years of Brazilian Music” (2011
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 September 2020 21:47 (two weeks ago) link
― curmudgeon, Monday, 7 September 2020 22:10 (two weeks ago) link
one of the greatest.
a few weeks later, the approved emergency aid for culture was named "Aldir Blanc Law".
― where do all these unsold amps go? (gaudio), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 00:23 (one week ago) link
Pick up anything called Samba de Enredo if you're looking for a bit of raw. It's the Carnaval stuff with full batucada.― Daniel
― where do all these unsold amps go? (gaudio), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 00:26 (one week ago) link
This Alcione album rules, highly recommended:https://www.discogs.com/Alcione-A-Voz-Do-Samba/master/564264
― brimstead, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 04:12 (one week ago) link
so I have a question: I recently rediscovered this South African house jam from 2016, and I love it, but... the chant/melody (and not just that) is totally samba and sounds very familiar as well (unless it's just the memory from the first times I heard it lol) - it must be copied or sampled from something Brazilian, no? anybody have any ideas? there's no clues at all in the comments in the various YouTubes for this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQwvKjjU7wDJ Clock ft. Chicco Twala • Saba Kufa
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Monday, 14 September 2020 18:56 (one week ago) link
bumpstill hoping someone can help me out here
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 07:25 (four days ago) link