Astrud Gilberto – Now (1972)

Perception Records (USA) PLP 29

Produção: Astrud Gilberto 
Arranjos: Eumir Deodato 
Eumir Deodato (Teclados, Violão)
Mike Longo (Teclados)
Al Gaffa (Guitarra)
Bob Cranshaw, Patrick Adams e Ron Carter (Baixo)
Airto Moreira (Percussão)
Mickey Rocker e Billy Cobham Jr. (Bateria)
Astrud Gilberto, Eumir Deodato, Nick La Sorsa e Maria Helena Toledo (Vocal)

01. Escravos de Jó (Tradicional)
02. Make Love To Me (Astrud Gilberto / Eumir Deodato)
03. Baião (Luiz Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
04. Touching You (Patrick Adams / David Jordan)
05. Gingele (Astrud Gilberto)
06. Take It Easy My Brother Charles (Astrud Gilberto / D. Jordan)
07. Where Have You Been (Astrud Gilberto)
08. General da Banda (Sátiro de Melo/Tancredo Silva / José Alcides)
09. Travessia (Bridges) (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant / Vrs. Gene Lees)
10. Daybreak (Walking Out On Yesterday) (Bing Bingham)

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Créditos: Jmariani

Black Orpheus Impressions (1968)

Dot Records (USA) USLP 6245

01. Dreamy (Luiz Bonfá / Norman Simon / Maria Helena Toledo)
02. Capoeira (Eumir Deodato)
03. Night Waltz (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
04. Song Of The Hills (Luiz Bonfá)
05. Manhã de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)  com Maria Helena Toledo
06. Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
07. Dois Amores (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo) com Maria Helena Toledo
08. Na Paz do Amor (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
09. Rancho de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá)
10. Rio With Love (Luiz Bonfá)
11. Bahia Soul (Luiz Bonfá) 


Créditos: Threetoast

Recado Novo de Luiz Bonfa (1963)

Odeon MOFB 3310

01. Menina Flor (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
02. Amor Demais (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
03. Mania de Maria (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
04. Melancolia (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
05. Saudade Vem Correndo (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06. Canção do Mar (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07. Fio de Canção (Luis Antônio)
08. Sem Esse Céu (Luiz Bonfá)
09. Cheiro de Saudade (Djalma Ferreira / Luis Antônio)
10. Reverso do Verso (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
11. Indiferença (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
12. Chorou Chorou (Luis Antônio)


Créditos: Jstraw

Luis Bonfa & Maria Toledo – Braziliana (1965)

Philips (USA) PHS 600-199

Luis Bonfá: Violão, Vocal
Maria Toledo: Voz
Hélcio Milito e Dom Um Romão: Bateria
Bobby Scott: Piano

01. Whistle Samba (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
02. Tanto Amor (Luiz Bonfá / Reinaldo Dias Leme)
03. Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
04. Pierrot (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
05. Boticario (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
06. Cavaquinho (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07. Improviso (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
08. Promessa (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
09. Sugar Loaf (Luiz Bonfá)
10. Saudade (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
11. Guanabara (Luiz Bonfá)
12. Pequeno Olhar (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
13. Baroco (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
14. Sambura (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)

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Créditos: John Test

Luiz Bonfa plays and sings Bossa Nova (1963)

Verve Records (USA) V6-8522

01. Samba de Duas Notas (Luiz Bonfá)
02. Vem Só (Luiz Bonfá)
03. Sambalamento (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
04. Tristeza (Brazilian Blues) (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
05. Manhã de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá / Antônio Maria)
06. Silêncio do Amor (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
07. Domingo à Noite (Luiz Bonfá / Maria Helena Toledo)
08. Ilha de Coral (Luiz Bonfá)
09. Adeus (Luiz Bonfá)
10. Quebra Mar (Luiz Bonfá)
11. Amor Que Acabou (Chico Feitosa / Luis Fernando Freire)
12. Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
13. Bossa Nova Cha Cha (Luiz Bonfá)

Luis Bonfá: Violão, Vocal
Léo Wright: Flauta
Oscar Castro Neves: Piano
Iko Castro Neves: Baixo
Roberto Ponte Dias: Bateria
Henri Percy Wilcox: Guitarra
Maria Helena Toledo: Vocal



Créditos: Jstraw

Maria Toledo

This morning when opening comments I found one by Frank-Oliver: He informed me that Maria Helena Toledo passed away.
Here is his comment:
Hello Milan,
I just heard that Maria Toledo died on February 3, 2010.
Here is a very personal report about her life and death by Arnaldo de Souteiro on his blog:
Maria Toledo was a singer whose songs I have been searching a few years ago over the net and stumbled so upon the complete treasure of Brazilian music, previously hidden from me as well as from others all over the world.
As I have not one of her recordings that have not been released commercially or otherwise, I am posting here a post production of her rendition of Insensatez done by me some four years ago:
The Theatre Soundtrack (a Parallel Realities Studio production):
1. Insensatez (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) – Arhitektura zvuka: Milan Filipović – 9:49

Maria Toledo

Looks like a created a confusion with one album on my Santa Claus wish list: 1962 Maria Toledo sings Bonfa.
It is an obscure album which is impossible to find (at last for me), for which I could not find even the track listing and not a thumbnail of the cover.
In 1967 Maria Toledo recorded an album with almost the same title: Maria Toledo sings the best of Luiz Bonfa, which I have for a long time. It is a beautiful recording but as it is commercially available I did not post it here to avoid problems with violations of copyright issues.
Last night I checked my mailbox and found this album which Edson Mendes sent to me assuming that it is the one from my wish list.
Well, everybody here knows that Edson’s transfers from vinyl are perfect and so are his cover scans. As I did not have the back cover and my audio copy was rather weak, I was delighted but also ashamed that now I have something that I can not share with you.
OK, the music is copyrighted, commercially available and I can not post it but Edson’s high quallity scans form his own vinyl is something that is a beauty in itself and I can share it.
So I am doing it.
The zip file contains high resolution scans of both covers and a text file Edson sent.
Creditos: Edson Mendes