Monday, April 10, 2017

Som Três - Som 3

Year : 1993/1969
Label : EMI/Odeon
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova, MPB, Funk/Soul, Soul Jazz

Som Três is a bossa jazz trio, actives from 1966 to 1971, who have offered their services as backing band for Wilson Simonal on "Vou Deixar Cair" (1966) and the "Show Em Simonal" (1967) albums. The group is led by the renowned brazilian pianist, arranger & producer, César "Camargo" Mariano, who worked for Elis Regina, Chico Buarque, Maria Bethânia, Jorge Ben and international artists such as French Pop songstress, France Gall. César "Camargo" Mariano was also a eminent member of  the Sambalaça Trio (alongside Airto Moreira), one of the most influential jazz samba formation in Brazil. The two others members who formed the trio are Sebastião "Sabá" Oliveira Da Paz & Antônio "Toninho" Pinheiro, both came from another brazilian jazz samba formation, the Jongo Trio. "Som 3" is a crossover jazz album with latin, pop and funk orientations including also the Soul Jazz style on "Blood-Mary" & "There's Gonna Be A "Showdown". Titles include soul covers of the Motown sound (For Once In My Life, California Soul...), the brazilian classics (Sé Vocé Pensa, Que Pena), and the killer tune "Homenagem A Mongo" composed by Camargo.

César "Camargo" Mariano_piano, organ
Sebastião "Sabá" Oliveira Da Paz_bass
Antônio "Toninho" Pinheiro_drums & percussion

01. For Once In My Life
02. Moça
03. Se Você Pensa
04. Blood-Mary
05. California Soul
06. Homenagem A Mongo
07. Que Pena
08. Tijuana
09. There's Gonna Be A "Showdown"
10. Caruarú

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