Nilser NS 1006
Orquestra Moderna de Camara has been posted somewhere on the net before, as I remember seeing this cover, but can not remember when and where.
Anyway, as far as I know, this is their only album and they have also released a compacto duplo.
Their premiere on Parallel Realities is, as you could guess, accompanied with no fact or relevant information at all.
The linear notes by Sebastião Fonseca, explain a lot about Bossa Nova and inform us that Luiz Bonfá, Tom and Vinicius, Dolores Duran and others, are principle Bossa artists, but (probably because of my poor understanding of Portuguese) I found nothing about the Orquestra Moderna de Camara.
On the other hand, ten medleys speak more than ten thousand Dollars:
01. Solução (Raul Sampaio / Ivo Santos)
Dizem Por Aí (Manoel da Conceição / Alberto Paz)
02. Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
O Menino Desce o Morro (Vera Brasil / De Rosa)
03. Idéias Erradas (Ribamar / Dolores Duran)
Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
04. Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves / Paulo Gesta)
Leva Meu Samba (Ataulfo Alves)
05. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
Este Seu Olhar (Tom Jobim)
06. Samba de Uma Nota Só (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
07. Manhã de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08. Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
O Barquinho (Roberto Menescal / Ronaldo Bôscoli)
09. Menina Moça (Luis Antônio)
Mulher de Trinta (Luis Antônio)
10. Mulata Assanhada (Ataulfo Alves)
Samba Que Eu Quero Ver (Djalma Ferreira)
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos
MORE ABOUT ORQUESTRA MODERNA DE CAMARA by Fausto Neves:
This disc is the only one of this orchestra, which in fact is not a “modern camera orchestra”
The truth is that it is a group of “bossa nova” music, with the addition of string instruments.
And with very good Brazilian musicians.
The linear notes by Sebastião Fonseca does not explain much and there is
much more text on the technical quality of the recording
Artistic direction – Radames Gnattali
Radames Gnattali – piano
José Menezes – guitar;
Chiquinho – accordion;
Pedro Vidal Ramos – bass;
Luciano Perrone – percussion;
Irani Pinto – 1st violin;
Copinha – flute and piccolo;
Marcello Pompeu Filho – 2nd violin;
Iberê Gomes Grosso – cello.;
The incredible thing is that neither on the Radamés Gnattali site nor on Ricardo Cravo Albin Dictionary of Brazilian Popular Music, this record does not appear as a work of Radamés Gnattali.
Listening to it, there is no doubt that this is another magnificent work of that master.
ABOUT MUSIDISC AND NILSER by Francisco Miranda:
After going through several record companies in Brazil, Nilo Sergio, created in 1953 his own label, Musidisc, based in Rio de Janeiro. In 1961, Nilo launches new label, Nilser, coming from two syllables of her stage name, which sought to confer greater status. Exploiting the potential of musical waves of his time, the record of Nilo Sergio distinguished themselves by many thematic compilations in the style of “Music Bedtime” 1955 “Happy Dates”, 1953 and launches orchestras sold as “grand” as Romantic Cuba, his biggest commercial success, Violinos Magicos, Trio Surdina, etc.
Formed by Brazilian musicians – excellent, say – the alleged ‘foreign’ orchestras packed hits Mexican, French, American, Italian as well as samba and bossa nova Brazilian mostly conveyed to “abolerado” pace. With well-crafted, rich in color covers, landscapes and exuberant women, record companies, though small, have become remarkable at the time worked.
This is certainly the case with this post, I sure.
Doing research on the Internet, it turns out that this record of Nilser label was launched in 1963 and, apart from the high standard of musicianship bringing together the most representative authors of Brazilian Bossa Nova at the beginning of the 60s, it has unprecedented picture of Ademir Martins on the inside of the cover, signed at the plate in 1960, all as always with discs produced by Nilo Sergio.