Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Brasileirinho - Choro in Rio. Soundtrack CD

During this month the DVD version of Mika Kaurismäki's documentary on Bazil choro is to be released in more countries of Europe, i.e. France the 20th , The Netherlands the 22th of June. Of course I am anxious to have my copy and view this film, but until then I'll add a few words regarding the soundtrack from the film that has been released on the shown cd above (Tropical Music, 68.853 - available online, click on picture). The cd contains the soundtrack recordings from the film in full length, so this will be a needed supplement to the dvd, if you like the music performed in the film. The performers on the cd are members of the Trio Madeira Brasil and guests - the trio consisting of Marcello Goncalves (g), Zé Paulo Becker (g) and Ronaldo Souza (man), among the guests are Yamandú Costa (g), Paulo Moura (cl,ss), Maurice Carrilho (g), Luciana Rabello (cav), Joel Nascimento (man) and more. The music is recordings of the live performances that are featured in the film, and you'll hear excellent samples of classic choro compositions by Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth a.o. in up-to-date versions either by the trio alone or augmented with guests, altogether creating a great musical success with the audience and this listener. I strongly recommend this soundtrack-release as an exemplary sample of the strength of contemporary Brazil choro tradition. Moreover, the cd has a bonus video-track containing the trailer of the film, which may be viewed by clicking here.


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