I'm happy that Verve reissued this as well and urge anyone who's at least considering this album to run to the store or online site and get one while it's available. Does anyone know if Edu knew what he was singing in english? While I love this album, as I have stated elsewhere, it's not my favorite Edu--I go to his original Brasilian releases for some more representative work. He has worked with, and his songs have been covered by artists like , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and others. It would have been well-suited to Fool On The Hill or Pais Tropical. I could easily hear Lani and Karen or Karen and Gracinha sing this tune. It's one of the most pleasant surprises of my years combing the music library at my college radio station early 70's.
Although I like Edu's earlier material, this album is special in its own way. He achieved fame in the 1960s as part of the movement. Dos Navegantes, a collaboration album by him, and , won the for. Bacardi This has turned out to be one of my favorite albums since finding it a couple of years ago. The backings strip the base of ' sound down to its rhythm section, fortified by the playful and enigmatic electric piano and flute multiphonics of who also had a big hand in the arrangements , 's multifaceted percussion talents, and an occasional cello quartet.
Oh, well, if he wants to fill in those spaces in his 3000-series, then. Then again, Edu doesn't need slick arrangements to sound sensational. Why Sergio never recorded this gem is beyond me. So many of the songs were already familiar to me and Edu's take on them seems perfect. The original work of Edu is beyond compare. Edu Lobo scat-sings the melody and arranger Hermeto Pascoal makes the ending a busy groove. At first, I wondered why it was filed in the jazz stacks.
. I like the album better now than when I first heard it. That's when I was born, too! Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo is a wonderful album. Collectors of Brazilian jazz should seek this one out; it is absolutely essential. Sure, the rest of the tracks are jewels, although I must confess,'To Say Goodbye' is probably the one that makes my remote trigger finger get twitchy.
Still, this is an impressive piece of work. He and Gracinha match each other note for note, verse for verse. Even though the Brasilian Lobo recorded first in 1964, and with the Tamba Trio! My first experience with Edu Lobo was about three or four years ago. I found this album back in high school in a used record store and bought it immediately. Both are great writers; but their material sounds better in the hands of other musicians.
It never did anything for me. Jon Well, this one must be worth seeking out from what I've read! Makes me wish there had been further collaboration between Sergio and Edu. His voice has a haunting quality filled with a little twinge of sadness. Lobo has a unique voice and a great sense of time. Heck no, I even sing along while driving.
It's Edu Lobo and Antonio Carlos Tom Jobim. Ponteio won best song at the 3rd Festival de Música Popular Brasileira in the recording by in 1967. I have to say I respectfully disagree with one of the comments above--I think Edu does beautiful work on his own with his own music. Retrieved 20 August 2017 — via Google Books. It's actually a fairly simple recording, yet it's incredibly lyrical. Am I offended by it? I find myself going for this album all the time when I'm in the mood for something Brazilian but not a Sergio Mendes album. I was enough of a fan of his songs through Brasil '66 to want to hear it.
The musical sophistication within this is at the next level beyond Brasil '66 -- not to knock Sergio, because he made this release possible. I'm late on this one, but here's my take on Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo. Sergio Mendes made Lobo's material sound better on the Brasil 'xx records, in my opinion. . . . .
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