Brazilian Guitarists/Music

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  1. timwendel
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    Hi All,

    I'll be spending some time in Brazil soon, specifically in Salvador Bahia. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some Brazilian music for me to check out. I'd love to learn about some guitarists, of course, but any suggestions would be great. I'm trying to get a grasp on the language so vocal music is also something I'm looking for. Thanks!

    -Tim

  2. david6strings
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    toninho horta

    http://www.toninhohorta.com.br/blog/

  3. JorgeRubiales
    Member

    Yeah, +1 to Horta. Also Hermeto Pascoal, and Nelson Veras

  4. cartola.
    egberto gizmonti.
    baden powell

    http://youtu.be/pnSIMzaHS9k

    the toninho stuff i saw was super pricey ( at a local used book store ).

    if you type in '7 cordas' or 'sete cordas' ( which means 7 string ... there is a lot of 'chorinho' music that was played on these guitars [ prior to van eps' alleged invention of the instrument... russia also made 7 strings ])in a search you will find cool things like this:

    http://youtu.be/XaskFHAzjzk

    laurindo almeida is really great. a lot of it feels super worked out and maybe captures perhaps a more commercial aspect from back then ( elevatorish at times)however it's smooth groovy stuff with rad chords, so whatevs.

    it's an amazing place. i was there for 4 months ( my wife is from there). people can be super warm... even assholes are nice somehow. i often wonder why we arent living there. she says it's because i'm seeing things as a tourist and that everything seems great through that filter and that there isnt much work. we will have to spend a considerable amount of time there at some point ; she will want our son to be connected somehow. just getting up there and going out to get a cup of coffee or go for a walk , anything changes your brain ( ...perhaps this is travel anyways). i wish you the best.

    Magical rainbow ponies
  5. viegas
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    In addition to the names already mentioned:
    Hélio Delmiro: in a certain way, one of the fathers of brazilian electric guitar. He was the sideman for Elis Regina's band for a long time.
    Has a duo album with pianist César Camargo Mariano that is a classic in brazilian music.
    Recommended works:

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    Elis Regina - Elis at the 13th Montreux Jazz Festival (1982)
    Helio Delmiro and Cesar Camargo Mariano - Samambaia (1981)
    Helio Delmiro - Compassos (2004)

    Heraldo do Monte: for a long time played in Hermeto's group. Has a great 'raw' energy in his playing.. specially in northeastern's rhythms like baião.

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    Quarteto Novo - Quarteto Novo (1966)
    Heraldo do Monte - Heraldo do Monte (1980)

    Lula Galvão: great bossa player. Works with Edu Lobo, Rosa Passos, Guinga and others.

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    Lula Galvao - Bossa da Minha Terra (2009)

    Arismar do Espirito Santo: multi-instrumentalist, gained prominence playing electric bass, but is equally great playing the piano, guitar, drums and acoustic/electric bass. One of the finest composers of brazilian jazz/brazilian instrumental music, true genious. His son, Thiago Espirito Santo is also a beast playing the bass.

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    Arismar do Espirito Santo - Foto do Satélite (2006)
    Arismar and Toninho Horta - Cape Horn (2009)

    Raphael Rabello: faced an early death, but his recorded work is extensive. A virtuoso playing classical guitar in samba/choro. Gifted composer as well. Yamandu Costa plays in a similar style.

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    Raphael Rabello - Todos os Tons (1992)
    Raphael and Amélia Rabello - Todas as canções (2001)

    Daniel Santiago: plays in Hamilton de Holanda's quintet, a 'supergroup' of modern brazilian music. His solo work is great.

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    Hamilton de Holanda - Brasilianos 1 and 2
    Daniel Santiago - On The Way
    Daniel Santiago - Metropole

    For the vocal stuff i'd suggest:
    Edu Lobo - Ao Vivo no Mistura Fina (2007)
    Paulinho da Viola - Acustico MTV (2007) and Memorias Cantando (1976)
    Cartola - Cartola I and II ('74 and '76)
    And then of course Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Noel Rosa, Guinga, João Bosco.

    My first post here, hope its helpful! Those albums should not be hard to find on the internet.
    Sorry but I have nothing to say about Salvador, never been there...

  6. Quintricacy
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    Nelson Faria - Great guitar player and has a good book on Brazilian jazz.

    Chico Pinheiro - Another great guitar player and singer too

    Trio Corrente - Amazing piano trio who use lots of metric modulation and play Brazilian standards in off meters

    Hamilton De Hollanda- Ridiculous mandolin player

    Joyce- Great singer/guitar player with a killer band

    Trio Da Paz- Another amazing trio, this time with guitar

    Should have plenty to listen to with these groups.

  7. wommusic
    Key Master

    A beautiful little nugget here - containing the beauty & sensuality that is Brazilian music:

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  8. cjuris
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    Filo Machado

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