Monday, November 20, 2006

Elomar, Arthur Moreira Lima, Heraldo do Monte and Paulo Moura - "ConSertão" {Brazil} [1982]

From northeastern origin, Elomar was deeply influenced by the folklore of his region, which mixes medieval troubadour traditions and Arab and Iberian influences with indigenous Brazilian creation yielding a strongly modal music. His cultural background makes it possible for him to crossover between folklore and classical music. He has about 13 recorded albums. Elomar studied music and architecture in Salvador BA and returned to his hometown, where he keeps a small farm where raises billy goats in an conscious effort to place his world in perspective. In 1972, he recorded the LP Das Barrancas do Rio Gavião (Philips) with no success. The double album Na Quadrada Das Águas Perdidas (Marcus Pereira/Rio Gavião, 1979) followed, where he exposed the exquisite and strange dialect of his region, a mix of corrupt Portuguese with ancient traces of Dutch. International success came with 1990's Elomar em Concerto, where he was accompanied by the Quinteto Bessler-Reis. Elomar wrote operas, also with strong regional character, like +O Retirante. In 1980, recorded Parcelada Malunga with classical pianist Arthur Moreira Lima. In 1982, he teamed with the stars Arthur Moreira Lima, Heraldo do Monte (guitar), and Paulo Moura (clarinet/saxes) for the formation of the ConSertão project, which involved the recording of the album and shows throughout Brazil. Cantoria (Kuarup, 1984) was also a project, with three live recorded albums and several shows together with Geraldo Azevedo, Vital Farias, and Xangai. In 1986, he recorded the Concerto Sertanez, with classical violonista Turíbio Santos, Xangai, and João Omar. In 1996, he performed with his group Kaleidoscópio (violonista João Omar, flutist Elena Rodrigues, cellist Ocelo Mendonça) at the Centro Cultural São Paulo, with the show De Cantoria Concertante. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=810847

01 - Estrela Maga dos Ciganos - Noite de Santo Reis - Elomar
02 - Na Estrada das Areias de Ouro - Elomar
03 - Campo Branco - Elomar
04 - Incelença pra' Terra Que o Sol Matou - Text from the Profet Joel
05 - Trabalhadores na Destoca - Elomar
06 - Pau de Arara - Luiz Gonzaga
07 - Festa no Sertão - Heitor Villa-Lobos
08 - Valsa da Dor - Heitor Villa-Lobos
09 - Leninia - Codó
10 - Valsa de Esquina Nº 12, em Fá Menor - Francisco Mignone
11 - Espinha de Bacalhau - Severino Araújo
12 - Pedacinhos do Céu - Waldir Azevedo
13 - Corban - Elomar

Line-up
- Elomar: Viola, Vocals
- Arthur Moreira Lima: Piano
- Heraldo do Monte: Viola, Guitar
- Paulo Moura: Clarinet, Saxes

02 - Na Estrada das Areias de Ouro ...
03 - Campo Branco .........

Link for download "ConSertão" in comments

4 comments:

isabelbc said...

Links: Part 1 - http://tinyurl.com/ykbsa2

Part 2 - http://tinyurl.com/ymy8w8

Guigo said...

Simply wonderful!

e.c./spinner said...

This album was produced by Mario de Aratanha, whose label, Kuarup Discos (www.kuaurp.com.br) has long been one of the best indies in Brazil, specializing in choro, samba, classical and now, música caipira and música sertaneja (Xangai, Elomar, Vital Farias, etc. etc.).

This album isn't "prog" anything - some of it is choro (the Arthur Moreira Lima and Paulo Moura tracks), some of it is Elomar's own type of música sertaneja, some of it is forró - the combination is unusual (and, in that sense, experimental).

Lucia said...

Maravilhoso!!!!!!!! Tenho o LP autografado por Elomar e Arthur Moreira Lima no show ConSertao ... mas infelizmente nao podia mais ouvi-lo, porque o toca-discos nao funciona mais!!!!! Estava morrendo de saudades de ouvir essa maravilha da musica brasileira. Parabens pelo post e obrigada!

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