1/16/08

Bud Shank With João Donato - Bud Shank & His Brazilian Friends [1964 Pacific Jazz] 320 kbps - 72 mb (Reup)


I post this to go along with my other João Donato set. There was a big wave crashing on U.S. soil circa 1963 & this is part of that wave of Brasilians who would make the United States their home & bring their songcraft to a market that could swing with what they were swinging. This session finds João Donato being embraced by the U.S. Jazz players, namely Bud Shank. Bud is one to spot talent & grabs this artist's growing songbook & hops right into the studio with João in tow. Beautiful breakout set for this traveling salesman of song. Lovingly handled by Budd Shank on Alto Sax, João Donato on Piano, Rosinha De Valença on Guitar, Sabastion Neto on Bass & Chico Batero on drums. For Jazz heads & those who enjoy taking an early look at the genius of this gifted pianist. Very nice!


File Under: MPB/Brasilian Jazz

P.S. Yes, this is another Japanese issue with flawless remastering. Every track a tasty piece of sushi. Yum, yum. Tastes good to me!

10 comments:

  1. Wow!!! What a goddamn fine post this one, my brother Justin!!! Look foward to hear this album, and i'm commenting without even hearing it!
    Just got to know Bud Shank's work recently, and i quite like it...

    About the Forma label: In fact you're right Justin... The Trio Mocotó album in Forma could be much better recorded... Also the 2 first albums by Ivan Lins, who actually sound quite nice, but they where easier to record, since it was a "regular" band (keyb-bass-guit-drums-winds), and the Mocoto had a band also, but... To amplify and record an ACOUSTIC guitar (electric acoustic guitars only came to Brazil around 75-76, so ALL recordings you hear live in Brazil before that, will much likely to be amplified with VOCAL microphones), Nereu's insanity, and that REALLY WEIRD percussion kit that Parahybha used, i can imagine that was something really hard. And also, you gotta remember that, we're in Brazil. In the 60's and 70's, the apparatus for recording, where all imports, and, we're still unfortunately, a "third world" coutry. The RCA label, for instance, was together with the international RCA, wich made quite easier, i can presume. And let's face the fact that, all cultural products, just like sports, and many other things, can only be done with one thing: MONEY. And the FORMA label was extinct a few years later... Not like when they where recording in the 60's... Few albums (i guess only about 8, in fact), REALLY WELL PRODUCED, with rock-hard covers, heavy 120g vinyl, excellent pressing... A sort of IMPORT product, such as the ELENCO label did. The ELENCO, in the 80's, was even releasing Bee Gees!!! So you can see how things are... That's how things are, in fact. But the ELENCO made many recordings of Bossa Nova "for export", about 80 or so...

    I like a lot of this sort of stories too! Are you a vinyl collector too? These scans of vinyl that you post are yours? ;-)

    Hugs to you, my friend!

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  2. Ricardo, Alas, I do not own any vinyl, but my friends do & some are nice enough to share with this page. I'm happy with any document of this long gone era.

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  3. thank you!
    I like your wonderful blog!
    thanks for all your passion & great top quality musical taste!

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  4. once again totally outstanding,,this is just brilliant JT, many thanx :)

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  5. Very good set! Thanks for putting this up and just like you said, Pacific was onto the onda nuevo early. Always right on the money J!

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  6. Many Thanks! Fantastic Album and what a sound quality!!! ... sounds like having the master tapes rolling on my computer...

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  7. Thanks for this, I hadn't seen it here until now!

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  8. Flabbergast, I know that you'll find a lot to like here. An early Donato gem.

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  9. hello, any chance of a re-up ? thanks !

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  10. This page is no longer open. Sorry.

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