Orquestra Moderna de Camara – Brasil Bossa Nova (N/D)

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

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.

6 thoughts on “Orquestra Moderna de Camara – Brasil Bossa Nova (N/D)

  1. Fausto, where does your informations come from? On the back cover of the spanish edition (Nilser NLP 729) the name of the Orchestra is Paulo Alencar y su orquestra


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