Marko Rupe e Seu Conjunto – Meditacao (1960)

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Looks like Meditação is the only career album by alt sax and clarinet player and bandleader Marko Rupe. Let’s hope that this is not true and that some hidden recordings will show up, as the music presented is great.

So is the list of musicians:

Marko Rupe (Sax alto, Clarinete)
Wagner Naegele (Piston)
Manoel Araújo (Trombone)
Geraldo Pereira de Mello (Trompa)
Josef Kyjovsky (Sax baritono)
Waldir Marinho e Jorge Marinho (Contrabaixo)
Laerte Vaz de Melo (Piano)
Bituca (Bateria)
Jorge Miranda (Ritmo)
Yunnes Dumas e Magda Barbosa (Vocal)

The compositions are.

01. Meditação (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
02. Ninguém É de Ninguém (Umberto Silva / Toso Gomes / Luiz Mergulhão)
03. East Of The Sun (B. Bowman)
04. Choro na Gafieira (João Leal Brito “Britinho”)
05. Ican (E. Cano)
06. João E Maria (Roberto Carlos / Carlos Imperial) Interpretes: Yunes / Marko Rupe
07. My Reverie (Reverie) (Claude Debussy / Vrs. Larry Clinton)
08. Mulher de Trinta (Luis Antônio)
09. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (Johnnie Ray)
10. Morena Queimada (Bruno Marnet) Interpretes: Marko Rupe / Magda Barbosa
11. Taking a Chance On Love (V. Duke / J. Latouche / T. Fetter)
12. Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)

A long and informative text about Marko‘s career and his music can be read on the back cover in a text signed by:

LEONARDO LENINE DE AQUINO

Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

ABOUT MARKO RUPE by Brazilliance:
In 1962, Marko Rupe, sometimes credited as Marco Ruppi, arranged and conducted the exquisite A Voz Balanco… Samba 35 mm by Sandra.
The next year, he is credited as Maestro on the back cover of Sambalanço by Orquestra Moderna de Sambas which actually is Sandra’s album re-recorded with instrumental versions in different order except Nuvem. You can take a look at this cover on my website
There seems to be at least one other album by him called Marko Rupe e seu Guitarras Epiphone.

Celso Murilo e Seu Ritmo – Sambas na Passarela (1961)

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Thanks to Andreas Dünnewald, the author of the book: Brazilliance – Record Covers of Brazil (1952-1977), I am gradually nearing the 18+ tag for Parallel Realities. Yesterday he sent me this rarity wrapped in countless beautiful and not too heavily dressed ladies, fronted by Angela Maria or a lookalike of hers. 
After hours of staring at the artwork, I also found time to listen to organ player Celso Murilo‘s debut album, recorded in 1961.

You may do the same. Above is the front cover and below are the compositions performed:

01. Boato (João Roberto Kelly)
02. Atire A Primeira Pedra (Ataulfo Alves / Mário Lago)
03. Murmúrio (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
04. Jarro da Saudade (Mirabeau / Daniel Barbosa / Geraldo Blota)
05. Samba Triste (Baden Powell / Billy Blanco)
06. Samba na Passarela (Luis Gonçalves / Nilton Valle)
07. Guarde A Sandália Dela (Germano Mathias / Sereno)
08. Volta (Djalma Ferreira / Luiz Bandeira)
09. Dizem Por Aí (Manoel da Conceição / Alberto Paz)
10. Fica Comigo (Luis Antônio)
11. A Fonte Secou (Monsueto / Tufic Lauar / Marcléo)
12. Zelão (Sérgio Ricardo)

Distracted, I almost forgot to mention the musicians:

Celso Murilo (Órgão, Piano)
Geraldo (Violão)
Célio (Baixo)
Bituca (Bateria)
Rubens (Pandeiro)
Cazuza (Cuíca),
Humberto (Agogô)
Wayne (Tamborim) 
Pedro e Gilberto (Caixeta) 

Confused, I almost forgot to write the appropriate link: 

THE APPROPRIATE LINK 

Créditos: Andreas Dünnewald – Brazilliance  

QUESTION by Milan Filipović:

Angela or not Angela, that is now the question.

MORE REALITIES by Brazilliance

Some trivia unveiled to add some more realities:

Nine songs from this album were reissued on Conjunto Balambossa’s “Samba ao Vivo” (Coledisc CD012): Samba Triste, Boato, Volta, Murmúrio, Dizem Por Aí, Fica Comigo, Falsa Baiana, Fiz o Bobão and Zelão. The rest of “Samba ao Vivo” was compiled from Celso Murilo’s “Órgão e Ritmo” aka “Convida a Dançar” (1963, Moeda Quebrada, O Amor em Paz) and Fats Elpidio’s “Samba da Madrugada” (1962, Na Roda do Samba).

Five songs from this album, Samba Triste, Quem Manda na Minha Vida, Volta, Boato and Zelão, were also compiled on the uncredited album “Samba Exportação” (Itamaraty ITAM-7079, c. 1970) which also contains songs from Celso Murilo’s “Ritmos na Passarela” and “Ferias no Drink