- Audio CD (September 23, 2002)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: 3d
- ASIN: B00006F1X6
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,778,997 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Ouro Negro Import
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Top Customer Reviews
Oh my goodness--it is heaven! It is unbelievably familiar especially for those who pay attention to jazz and to movie soundtracks. Apparently Santos has lived in Pasadena for over 30 years, toiling in obscurity in the film business. His sound is unbelievably comforting and listenable.
Perhaps this is his time and this is an extraordinary pair of cds. Obviously a labor of love by those who organized and produced this in Brazil, I can not recommend it enough.
Definitely check it out...
If you are in love with the music of Brazil, you owe it to yourself to own this one. I wish I could give it 6 stars!
I smiled from ear to ear from the moment I put it on until the last song ended.
In the late 60s, Santos went to live in the USA where he's recorded three albums for Blue Note Records. He also became an auxiliary writer for some great arranger just like Billy Byers was to Quincy Jones.
'Ouro Negro' is a 2-CD album dedicated to the music of Moacir Santos. It was recorded in 2003 under his direction. He was already retired then at his 79 years old but all his great arrangements are there as played by current important in Brazil's music scene in brand-new renditions.
Tracks cover music from Santos' classic album "Coisas" (also available here @Amazon) and also from his three American albums.
Features some Santos' standards like 'Coisa #5' (aka 'Nana'), 'April Child', 'Suk-Cha' and 'Mother Iracema' all with great updated arrangements.
Also features Gilberto Gil, Djavan and Milton Nascimento plus sime unnecessary vocals.
I like to think I don't throw 5 star reviews around lightly. But this is a 5 star album. In this double disc feature, you're treated to tunes from some of Moacir Santos best works through the years with some very impressive guest artists and musicians. I can't go into every song because that'd be a bit too much! But with guest artists like Joyce, Milton Nascimento, Joao Bosco and more (I believe Flora Purim also featured), added to tremendous orchestration and an imaginative musical direction, you're treated to a couple of hours of wonderful music. Some of the highlights to me were "Mae Iracema", of course "Nana" and I absolutely loved "Orfeu", sung by IMO the Brazilian king of soul, Ed Motta. And those are just tidbits from the first album! Never mind "Bodas de Prata Dourada" and the several other outstanding tracks on the second disc. Coisa 7, Coisa 2 and Lamento Astral... the first three tracks on the second disc alone are amazing.
Check this out. It's a bit pricey, but it comes with a booklet with loads of details about the artists and songs, and it is a double-disc set. And again, it's class - a perfect piece to your music collection.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Composições de enorme beleza e muito bem executadas, em gravações de alta qualidade, tudo deu certo nesse maravilhoso projeto de resgate da excelente obra do maestro Moacir Santos.Published on December 24, 2011 by Cícero
There aren't enough superlatives... This is now one of my most favorite collections of all time. The first time I heard the horns kick in on Coisa no. Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by pyxx
Big band Brazilian music was never that attractive to me. The music on this CD is different, however. It's got the most beautiful compositions. The arrangements are fantastic. Read morePublished on November 20, 2004 by Habib Khalfallah
Two cds pack in the music, with new versions of instrumental and jazz standards providing the compelling arrangements equally applicable to a dinner club, casual listener or avid... Read morePublished on November 17, 2004 by D. Donovan
With the release of a new double album of the Maestro's beautiful
songs a whole new generation of music lovers will be able to hear
and feel some of the most beautiful... Read more