Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Raiz De Pedra|
Diario De Bordo
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
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Salve Raiz de Pedra !
Peppino | 03/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sad to see this beautiful document out of circulations, it is truely a gem of a recording from one of the most sucessful musical stories to come from the Rio Grande do Sul , Brasil.
The south of the country has never made as much impact with the world as the sounds from Rio, São Salvador, Sampa or Minas,but there is just the same rich musical tradition , a cultural secret , mixing the influences of Italian, Germans, Spaniards, as filtered through mãe Africa and the Brasilian indios.
The heart of brasilidade mixes with the familiar Brasilian trick to make sounds "beyond jazz" into what "the Wizard" Hermeto Pascoal and guitar maestro Hélio Delmiro have called same,.. "Universal musics"!
Incredible this cohesive grupo of gaúchos (not to be mistaken for the argentino word , gáuchos!),I think they have been assembled close 20 years now, they have made several tours and Brasilian television performances along side the more well known masters as Joãozinho Gilberto, Egberto Gismonti, and Sivuca.
I am still quite surprised the lack of appreciation and attention for this incredible aggregation of melody makers !
The really nice treat here, Egberto is guest on piano in this lush recording.
This "Raiz.." deserves the proper introduction,
~ Márcio Tubino (saxofones, flauta)
~Pedro Tagliani (guitarras, violão)
~ César Audi (batería)
~Fernando do O (percussão)
~Conrado Pecoits (piano)
The level of musicianship is astounding, and the compositions are in that Hermeto/Egberto hybrid, "com uma baita ginga", the legendary Brasilian "suinge", the cliché that Grupo Raiz has a "telepathy" is in order, and you hear the joy in the sounds they make.
My particular favorite is the opening "O Quem Taí", with the happy (and intricate) melody opening up to a minor theme for solo improvisation that sends chills to my spine!
Hopeful Enja, the great jazz label will make this CD avaliable again.
A galaxy of stars for this recording, Diário de Bordo!
Musica brasileira de primeira
Ricardo Menezes | Sao Paulo | 06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"conheci o Raiz de Pedra atraves da TV Cultura. Era um programa gravado e fiquei deslumbrado com a musicalidade do trio, cheia de referencias familiares, como Egberto e outras maravilhas da musica popular brasileira. As musicas que escutei nesse programa nao estao no cd, mas confesso que as musicas desse cd nao deixam nada a dever. De qualquer jeito, ate hoje, continuo procurando por mais cds dessa perola da musica brasileira."