Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Carlos Piper Spectacular!

Carlos Piper Orquestra - O Som Espetacular Da... Continental PPL-12.196 (1965)

A huge barnstorming orchestral affair courtesy the enigmatic trumpeter and bandleader Carlos Piper. If you're a fan of in-your-face big band blow-outs then this is for you. A great selection of Brasilian, international and movie hits of the day given the 'off the scale' Piper treatment. Who's heard a better Hava Nagila than this - one to drop at a flagging Barmitzvah.

1) Nana
2) Balanço Zona Sul
3) Bye Bye Love
4) A Hard Days Night
5) Hava Nagila
6) 55 Days At Peking
7) Pink Panther Theme
8) From Russia With Love
9) Consolação
10) Aurora
11) Perdido
12) Like Someone In Love

Friday, May 18, 2007


Arnaud Rodrigues - Tilim Copacabana CLP-11621 Soundtrack (1970)

I had planned to post this next week - but what the hell! There's no time like the present.

A rare score to a bittersweet black and white Brasilian telenovela about a pitiful young orphan boy, written by Dulce Santucci and directed by Wanda Kosmo - I bet you're excited now!

But wait, this is a lovely soundtrack full of wonderful surprises. Who can resist the dreamy groove of "Lot" or the funky "Victor Tema". Arnaud Rodrigues produces, performs and co-writes some of the tracks along with Adylson Godoy, Eduardo Gudin and Mario Albanese - there's even a couple of tunes penned by Toots Thielemans and Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. Add the production talents of Jose Briamonte, Cyro Pereira and Luiz Chaves to the proceedings and you have something very special indeed.

1) Tilim
2) Lot
3) Ruas
4) Imaginação
5) Lady Fingers
6) Seven Seas Symphony
7) Mamãe Adriana
8) Tema De Victor
9) Brincando De Brincar
10) Cris e Raul
11) Tema De Anita
12) Eu, Tilim

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bossa Brass

Bossa Brass - Apresenta A Música Maravilhosa De Antonio Carlos Jobim Plaza PZ-13002 (196x)

I don't know a great deal about this set up but it's a fun ride while it lasts. A catchy, jaunty hommage to Jobim with a veritable cornucopia of stellar artists participating.

Recorded at Estudio CBS e Rio Som, produced and directed by Henrique Gandelman and arranged by Clelio Ribeiro. The band features no less than Waltel Branco & Waldir Marinho on bass, Geraldo Vespar on guitar & Gilson Mello on rhythm, "Fats" Elpidio on piano, Waldemar Moura on trombone, Clelio Ribeiro and Jose Barretto on trumpets amongst others...

1) Vivo Sonhando
2) Agua de Beber
3) Garota de Ipanema
4) Desafinado
5) Insensatez
6) Só Tinha de Ser Com Você
7) Corcovado
8) Meditação
9) Samba de Uma Nota Só
10) O Morro Não Tem Vez
11) Só Danço Samba
12) Inútil Paisagem

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Rino De Filippi

Rino De Filippi - Riflessi Edi-Pan MPS-3017 (1975)

A slick, stand-out Italian library LP for your delectation. I'm a little pressed right now so I'll let the tunes speak for themselves - this one's choc-a-block full of summery, keyboard-laden moods and grooves.

1) Riflessivita
2) Iconoteca
3) Club
4) Viaggio Del Mondo
5) Ultime Luci
6) Collettivita
7) Laguna Borroca
8) Galleria Borroca
9) Burlesco
10) Momento Spensierato