Tristeza on Guitar (Remastered) Baden Powell
- 2Canto De Xango04:47
- 3Round About Midnight05:35
- 5Canto De Ossanha03:40
- 6Manha De Carneval03:16
- 7Invencao Em 7 1/205:14
- 8Das Rosas05:33
- 9Som Do Carnaval03:18
- 10O Astronauta02:25
Info for Tristeza on Guitar (Remastered)
Brazilian guitar maestro Baden Powell’s seminal years with producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt and MPS stretch from 1966 to 1975, with a total of two sets of three LPs. Tristeza On Guitar was the beginning of this nine-year collaboration. The repertoire is in no way characterized by sadness, as the title might cause one to believe. It embraces a sublime spectrum ranging from a ritual feel to exuberant carnival atmosphere on through to intimate songs with a singable quality. Baden clothes the title piece, the famous bittersweet samba from Haroldo Lobo and Niltinho, in a dance-like virtuoso succession of variations. He fashions the theme Manha De Carnaval from the movie Black Orpheus into a ritualistic celebration of pain. The pieces dedicated to the gods of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion (Canto de Xangô, Canto de Ossanha) are central to the album. They originate from the “Afro-sambas” music cycle completed four years earlier; here they have flowered to perfection. Monk’s Round Midnight takes on the colors of a balmy tropical evening; the studio’s ingenious use of space helps create the appropriately mysterious atmosphere. And in the middle lies a valuable solo inlay: Bahian poet Dorival Caymmi’s unadorned song Das Rosas transformed into a serenade on the strings. Today, over half a century later, one still succumbs to this fascinating “gateway drug” – the first MPS album of this Brazilian maestro.
„A superb Brazilian guitarist and a superb jazz album without the usual pop trappings.“ (Myles Boisen, AMG)
Baden Powell, guitar, agogo, surdo
Alfredo Bessa, cuica
Amauri Coelho, pandeiro
Sergio Barroso, bass
Milton Banana, drums
Recorded Rio de Janeiro June 1st, 1966 Studio Riosom S/A and June 2nd, 1966 Studio Atonal Ltda
Produced by Joachim E. Berendt, Wadi Gebara Netto
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