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Luiz Bonfa with Lalo Schifrin & Oscar Castro Neves – Composer of Black Orpheus Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (1963/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Luiz Bonfa with Lalo Schifrin & Oscar Castro Neves – Composer of Black Orpheus Plays and Sings Bossa Nova (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:35:15 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © The Verve Music Group
Recorded: New York City, December 30/31, 1962

Brazilian guitarist and composer Luiz Bonfa became world famous for his contributions to the soundtrack of the 1959 film Black Orpheus. He was one of the originators of the bossa nova sound and one of the greatest masters of Brazilian music popular of the 20th century. Even Elvis Presley recorded one of his songs! Luiz Bonfa Plays And Sings Bossa Nova, a classic of the genre from 1962, is notable for its romantic orchestrations by Lalo Schifrin, but there are also stripped down, acoustic numbers that showcase Bonfa’s musical virtuosity and subtlety. Also features fellow bossa nova pioneer Oscar Castro-Neves on guitar and keyboards and vocalist Maria Helena Toledo on several songs.

Alongside Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa (the co-composer of BLACK ORPHEUS) is one of the original trailblazers of the bossa nova sound. Released in 1962 on Verve, PLAYS AND SINGS BOSSA NOVA can safely be certified a classic of the genre. Elegant, lyrical, rhythmic, and a showcase for Bonfa’s deft guitar technique and sweet, unassuming singing, PLAYS AND SINGS is an album that will sound good to almost anyone, at any time. –Anthony Tognazzini

1 Samba De Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) 2:45
2 Vem Só (Come Here, My Love) 1:57
3 Sambalamento 2:17
4 Tristeza (Brazilian Blues) 3:02
5 Manhã De Carnaval (Morning Of The Carnival) 3:18
6 Silêncio Do Amor (The Silence Of Love) 2:07
7 Domingo A Noite (Sunday Night) 2:00
8 Ilha De Coral (Coral Island) 3:21
9 Adeus (Goodbye) 3:22
10 Quebra Mar (The Sea Wall) 2:27
11 Amor Que Acabou (The End Of Love) 2:04
12 Chora Tua Tristeza (Cry Your Blues Away) 3:04
13 Bossa Nova Cha Cha 3:20

Luiz Bonfá – Guitar, Composer, Vocals
Maria Toledo – Composer, Vocals
Iko Castro-Neves – Bass
Roberto Dias – Drums
Oscar Castro-Neves – Organ, Guitar, Piano
Lalo Schifrin – Piano, Arranger, Conductor
Leo Wright – Flute



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