Friday, November 8, 2013

Baden Powell - Canto On Guitar


Year : 1971
Label : MPS Records
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova, Samba Jazz

Among best album of Baden Powell recorded by H. G. Brunner-Schwer at MPS Studio in Germany at the end of 1970. Canto On Guitar is a huge classic and often considered as his genious masterpiece. Baden explores the African culture and especially Arabic sounds (Cegos do Nordeste) with typical brazilian percussions (berimbau) and  backing rhythms. Titles include, his trademark, the Afro-Brazilian style as evidenced Três Temas da Fé Afro-Brasileira suite, Samba em Prelúdio (written by the poet Vinícius de Morães), the Samba Jazz tune Qua Quara Qua Qua (co-written with the famous Samba composer P.C. Pinheiro) and Tributo A Um Amigo which demonstrating his great guitar playing skills.

Baden Powell_guitar, vocals
Ernesto Ribero Gonsalves_bass, caxixi
Alfredo Bessa_berimbau, atabaque, guica
Helio Schiaro_drums

01. Samba Em Preludio
02. Tres Themas De Fe Afro-Brasileira : 
  • Pai (Un Canto De Prêto Velho)
  • Filho (Batuque Para Um Orixá)  
  • Espirito Santo (Oxalá)
03. Marcha Escocesa 
04. Tributo A Um Amigo 
05. Qua Quara Qua Qua
06. Cegos Do Nordeste
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