Luiz Bonfa

Plays & Sings Bossa Nova + The Gentle Rain (531019)

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Plays & Sings Bossa Nova + The Gentle Rain

Luiz Bonfa

Aquarela do Brasil

8436569195307

ABR 162582

531019

LATIN

1

CD 6,60 €

LIMITED EDITION

3-PANEL DIGIPACK

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

A musician of virtuosity, subtlety, and passion, guitarist, singer and composer Luiz Bonfá (1922-2001) ranks among the key architects of the bossa nova sound and the greatest masters of Brazilian popular music of the 20th century. Presented here are two of his greatest albums, Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (Verve V6-8522), on which he collaborates with such stars as Leo Wright, Oscar Castro-Neves and Lalo Schifrin, and The Gentle Rain (Mercury SR-61016), a movie soundtrack composed solely by Bonfá, on which he is backed by an orchestra arranged and conducted by the great Eumir Deodato. This superb release includes Bonfá’s classic version of his tune “Manhá de Carnaval” (aka “Black Orpheus”), among its many highlights.

PERSONNEL:

  • [1-13]: LUIZ BONFÁ PLAYS AND SINGS BOSSA NOVA
  • Luiz Bonfá- guitar, vocals
  • Oscar Castro-Neves - piano, guitar & organ
  • Iko Castro.Neves - bass
  • Roberto Pontes-Dias - drums, percussion
  • Leo Wright - flute
  • María Toledo - vocals
  • Plus String Section
  • New York, 1962
  • [14-30]: THE GENTLE RAIN
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording for the homonymous Burt Balaban film.
  • Luiz Bonfá - guitar
  • Orchestra arranged & conducted by Eumir Deodato
  • Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • (*) BONUS TRACK (31):
  • Luiz Bonfá, guitar. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1959.

TRACKS:

  • 01 SAMBA DE DUAS NOTAS (TWO NOTE SAMBA)
  • 02 VEM SÓ (COME HERE, MY LOVE)
  • 03 SAMBALAMENTO
  • 04 TRISTEZA (BRAZILIAN BLUES)
  • 05 MANHÁ DE CARNAVAL (MORNING OF THE CARNIVAL)
  • 06 SILÊNCIO DO AMOR (THE SILENCE OF LOVE)
  • 07 DOMINGO A NOITE (SUNDAY NIGHT)
  • 08 ILHA DE CORAL (CORAL ISLAND)
  • 09 ADEUS (GOODBYE)
  • 10 QUEBRA MAR (THE SEA WALL)
  • 11 AMOR QUE ACABOU (THE END OF LOVE)
  • 12 CHORA TUA TRISTEZA (CRY YOUR BLUES AWAY)
  • 13 BOSSA NOVA CHA CHA
  • 14 THE GENTLE RAIN
  • 15 O GANSO [Orchestra]
  • 16 OPEN AIR MARKET
  • 17 TAKING JUDY HOME
  • 18 BILL’S LETTER
  • 19 IT’S TEMPTING
  • 20 SATURDAY IN RIO
  • 21 NON-STOP TO BRAZIL [Orchestra]
  • 22 O GANSO [Combo]
  • 23 COPA BEACH
  • 24 THE GENTLE RAIN [Solo Guitar]
  • 25 NON-STOP TO BRAZIL [Guitar and Strings]
  • 26 PLEASE HELP ME ONE MORE TIME
  • 27 JUDY’S STORY
  • 28 THE GENTLE RAIN [Solo Guitar]
  • 29 ACROSS THE TABLE
  • 30 THE GENTLE RAIN [Major Key]
  • 31 PERDIDO DE AMOR (LOST IN LOVE) (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 77:53 min.