Friday, May 16, 2008

never enough rhodes - In Brazil (comp #3)



'Nao Tem Nada Nao' - Marcos Valle


'Coisas Naturais' - Ed Motta


01 'Nao Tem Nada Nao' - Marcos Valle
02 'Estatutos De Gafieira' - Cravo & Canela
03 'Amazonas' (Keep Talking) - Joao Donato
04 'so-lucios' - Copa 7
05 'Iboru Iboya' - Cravo & Canela
06 'Onde anda o meu amor' – Orlandivo
07 'Meu Balanco' - Waltel Branco
08 'Manha' – Azymuth
09 'Rosa Morena' - Nana Caymmi
10 'A ra' - Joao Donato
11 'Bananeira' - Emilio Santiago
12 'jogo da vida' - Tamba Trio
13 'Ponteio' - Astrid Gilberto
14 'Essa Mare' - Ivan Lins
15 'Nana Das agua' - Joao Donato
16 'Algo No Ar' - Marcelo
17 'Coisas Naturais' - Ed Motta
18 'Mae Cambina' – Airto
19 'Coisa nº 2' - Moacir Santos
20 'Quadros' - Luis Eca
21 'Asa Branca' - Hermeto Pascoal
22 'Ponta Negra' - Danilo Caymmi
23 'Flor do Amor' - Hermeto Pascoal

This a collection of mainly 70s Brazilian funk, jazz and some bossa, with all tracks featuring a Fender Rhodes electric piano somewhere in the mix.

Joao Donato is the star here, of course – apart from his three tracks, we’ve got also got Marcos Valle and Emilio Santiago covering his songs, and he’s all over the Orlandivo track with his funky keyboards and production.

I’m a total sucker for the ‘beautiful melancholy’ of some brazilian orchestrators, so we’ve also got the dark beauty of works by Hermeto Pascoal. Luis Eca and Moacir Santos running through their own tracks and others. Listen to Airto's beautiful take on Hermeto's 'Mae Cambina' . Finally, “special contemporary guest” for this edition of the Rhodes series is Ed Motta with ‘Coisas Naturais’ from the fantastic “Dwitza” album.

Give me a shout there if you’re in love with a particular track and curious about what album it comes from. Enjoy!


*STOP PRESS : Those of you feeling the Hermeto orchestrations really also need to grab this album

click the pic below for more rhodes compilations

37 comments:

Reza said...

grabbing it now but I don't see any version of my namesake track ... reza :(
maybe I'll do a comp of all the versions of reza I can lay my hands on :)

Simon666 said...

yes, such a shocking omission! :)
Found six versions on my computer after I read your post too ....Cal Tjader one has a rhodes , so next issue promised!

Anonymous said...

Excellent stuff; I nearly called one of my children 'Fender Rhodes' in homage. A bit of jazz-rock fusion a la Chick Corea's own electric piano skills as well please!

gazza23 said...

outstanding selection,thanks a lot-g

Djalma said...

Grabbin' it now, I'll get back after I listen... Peace...



Djalma

Simon666 said...

hi guys -

message for the brazil heads (since this comp is the only brazilian-related thing i've posted so far ) :

Head on over to "Rarin' to go" and grab the amazing Taiguara album that Chris has posted :

http://rarin-to-go.blogspot.com/2008/05/watercolor-of-country-on-moon.html

Orchestrations by Hermeto Pascoal from 1976, in his best period before someone gave him a DX7 :)

Chris has some other good stuff as well so check it out ....

Anonymous said...

Love the mix. Thanks!

ish said...

Hey Simon, you'll have to stop on over to Ile Oxumare. Katonah just found that Yana Purim debut album I've been looking for and it's just up.

That Taiguara album is so so good! I had seen it around in shops for years and avoided buying it. Pretty recently I read a description of it and then couldn't find it anywhere. I can't believe I've missed out on it all these years--and like you I'm pretty big into Brazilian music. Man, music blogs are effing awesome!

Gianni said...

I like a lot of tracks from that!
thanks again!!!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Rhodes Compilation # 4 is now up, go here

Alan Heller said...

Great idea - really enjoying your first comp so looking forward to this too. Many thanks.

Tobias Funke said...

Nice, just the sort of thing I'm in the mood for - even if it is ****ing down with rain here in London as usual! Cheers.

Jur said...

I very much enjoyed this compilation. Thanks a lot.

If there is ever gonna be a second Brazil compilation, you might consider to include some Elis Regina songs with Cesar Camargo Mariano on Fender Rhodes. For example, the Cobra Criada song on the Live in Montreux CD starts off with an amazing rhodes intro.


Greetings,
Jur

Simon666 said...

Hi Jur,
thanks for you comments - there will definitely be a Brazil # 2 at some stage, already got some of it planned. I will have to check out the Montreux concert, because I love Elis Regina ...

ketan said...

Gonna check all the comps and then leave messages
Well done for all the hard work

Simon666 said...

Hi guys -
Just a message to check you've seen the 2nd Brazil rhodes compilation, get it here

flageolette said...

Hey Simon!

Thanks for this awesome comp,
highly appreciated over here

Cheers,

Simon666 said...

hey flageolette, glad you enjoyed it, try this one as well if you get a chance.

flageolette said...

Yeah I definately will,
I also saw a link referring to Hermeto...somewhere

Simon666 said...

This one -

http://rarin-to-go.blogspot.com/2008/05/watercolor-of-country-on-moon.html

fantastic album with some Hermeto orchestrations

flageolette said...

Thanks!

dub13 said...

Bom vibras! ... solid comp. ! Integrity, class and vibe ALL the way thru ... and plenty of Rhodes ! ...luvin it, peace be on ya'

Simon666 said...

Hey dub13, glad you're enjoying it :)

Ernesto said...

SImon- this is really, honestly and truly a MAGNIFICENT comp. You would be hired by SOUL JAZZ, Soundways, Wax Poetic, etc. in a heartbeat (yeah, them too).

This is simply breathtaking stuff. But now I feel compelled to give something back. The best thing I could think of is a link to an African vinyl junkie from western Europe. Enjoy!
http://ylow.blogspot.com

Can you upload that Emilio Santiago 'bananeira' album. Muito obrigado. Thanks homie!

Simon666 said...

Hi Ernesto,
thanks for the kind words, did you try the other brazil compilation as well?

Thanks for the link to the african site as well, I'll check it out/

Now ... I took this version of 'Bananeira' from a different CD comp I had - I don't actually own the 1975 Santiago album, but the best rip I can find is here. Also, j Thyme has posted a 1978 album, which has some good tracks, here

dJR.Cade said...

thankyou.

Ferry said...

I just discovered your blog last week. It's simply fantastic; well categorised and lots of nice background info. Thank you!

Simon666 said...

Thamks Ferry. I've actually got another brazil rhodes comp in the works, I'll post here whenb it's up :)

Simon666 said...

BRAZIL RHODES 3 is up now, come and check it!

Anonymous said...

this is hot fire. thank you for the music education

Anonymous said...

Wonderful synergy here. Thanks very much.

Boomantler said...

Loving this, my first neverenoughrhodes download. Am looking forward to listening to your other compilations. Interesting to see the Hermeto connections too...recently got into him through a review of the Django Bates album 'Spring is here, shall we dance'. Great effort putting this together my friend!

Tiago Leitônez said...

thanks man!!! great blog!!!!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Tiago, you're welcome :)

matt s. said...

I am excited to hear some Rhodes In Brazil, looks real good, thank you!

Simon666 said...

Hi guys,
Brazil Rhodes 4 is out now :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/various-brazil-rhodes-4-comp-17.html

Dub Me said...

Woah! Beautiful compilation... all killer no fillers! There are so many Brazil compilations out there... CD's, LP's... on blogs... This one is good! Really enjoy track 20 "Luis Eca - Quadros"... Thanks for introducing me to this musical gem... pure joy... (I think I found this compilation on soulseek)...