Saturday, September 09, 2006

Trio Madeira Brasil - First Issue (1998)

My latest posting here concerned a cd release of a live-performance by The Trio Madeira Brasil featuring three top-class guest stars of the São Paulo music scene. The cd was released in 2004 and is still available (see previous message at this blog for more info).
However,Trio Madeira Brasil has teamed since 1997 and during this week I have had the opportunity to listen to their first issued cd from 1998, which was nominated for the 1998 Sharp prize for Best Group and Best Album. This cd contains excellent performance of compositions by Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and Pixinguinha, further the cd features works by Egberto Gismonti, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque, To complete the repertoire of the trio a couple of compositions from the classical field also are included, 'Danza de La Vida Breve' by Manuel de Falla and 'Valsa Venezuelana no 3' by Antonio Lauro. Moreover the cd also has a reading of Scott Joplin's 'The Easy Winners' with inserted sound of shooting like the 1972 recording by Marvin Hamlish used in the soundtrack of the famous movie, "The Sting". A complete tracklist inserted below:
Trio Madeira Brasil
(Kuarup :: 1998)(TMB-98)
1 .Santa Morena (Jacob do Bandolim) 2. Agüenta Seu Fulgêncio (Lourenço Lamartine/Jacob do Bandolim) 3. Guerreiro (Ernesto Nazareth) 4. Danza de La Vida Breve (Manuel de Falla) 5. Celestial (Ernesto Nazareth) 6. Loro (Egberto Gismonti) 7. Corrupião (Edu Lobo) 8. As Vitrines (Chico Buarque) 9. Labirinto (Ernesto Nazareth) 10.The Easy Winners (Scott Jopplin) 11.Valsa Venezuelana n† 3 (Antonio Lauro) 12.Batuque (Ernesto Nazareth) 13.Paulista (João dos Santos) 14.Um a Zero (Pixinguinha/Benedito Lacerda)
Trio Madeira Brasil: Ronaldo do Bandolim - mandolin; Zé Paulo Becker - 6 string guitar, "viola caipira" (6); Marcello Gonçalves - 7 string guitar
Special Guests: Zero - percussion (6,7); Zé Renato - voice (6)
I highly recommend this cd by three very talented top-class musicians devoting their skills to great music that both contains classic choro and other delightful pieces. Learn more about the Trio Madeira Brasil from their website
At the website you'll also find video and audio clips from the trio's recordings. Enjoy the Trio Madeira Brasil in a rendition of 'Santa Morena' from the cd mentioned above. Click here to download the mp3 file


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