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Title: Ao vivo no Teatro Santa Rosa
or as Samba de uma nota so (1999 Edition)
Cover: LP - front  /  back  /  label  /  reprint label
CD 1999 - front  /  back  /  booklet  /  disc  /  matrix
CD 2003 - front  /  back  /  booklet  /  disc  /  matrix
CD 2012 - front  /  back  /  booklet  /  disc  /  matrix
  1. Abertura (Berimbau)
    - Choro para metronomo
  2. Astronauta
  3. Valsa de Euridice
  4. Preludio em re menor
  5. Berimbau
  6. Consolacao
  7. Lamento *
  8. Samba de uma nota so
  9. Tempo feliz **
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl **)
Carlinhos (b)
Oscar Castro Neves (p)
Victor Manga (dr)
Jose Alves, Eduardo Patame (violine) *
Jandovi de Almeida (viola) *
Peter Daueslberg (Cello) *
unknown chorus **
Guitar Model: Author 3 by luthier Reinaldo DiGiorgio
Year of performance: Live at the Teatro Santa Rosa, 1966
Producer & Crew: Direction and Producing: Aloysio de Oliveira
Recording Engineer: Oswaldo Vidal
Linernotes: Aloysio de Oliveira, 1966 (in Portuguese)
Fotos: Francisco Pereia, Paulo Lorgus
Artwork: Eddie Moyna
Booklet Notes: Tarik de Souza, 2003 (Portuguese)
Total Time 29:55 min.
Label: Elenco / Universal Music (Brazil)
Westwind (Germany)
Discmedia-Galileo Music (Germany / Spain)
LP number: ME 30
CD number: 04400165832 (Brazil)
2232 (Germany)
DM 4737-02 (Germany)
UPC / EAN number: 044001658327 (Brazil, 2003)
4011778322320 (Germany, 1999)
786134000306 (Germany, 2014)
Release Year: LP: 1966, Brazil
CD: 1999, Germany (as Samba de uma nota so)
CD: 25 June 2003, Brazil
CD: 15 Movember 2012, Germany
Also published as: Samba de uma nota so (CD, Germany, 1999)
O Mestre do Violao Brasileiro (CD-Box, Brazil, 2003)
Description: Third Elenco record and the first live recording.
Last Update: 13 April 2017

BrazilOnGuitar says: Unfortunately, we did not find out the exact recording date of this first live record by BP. The half-hour recording in the Teatro Santa Rosa is another proof of his guitar abilities in 1966 and stands for his intense playing style. The sound quality of the recording is not the best and could not be improved significantly with the 2003 cd re-issue. However, BP's guitar playing is so precise and exciting that the sound can be overlooked.

The recordings give the impression of a creative and very vital musician, whose life is completely devoted to music. At this time BP had developed great musicality and an impressive technique. It seems that on Teatro Santa Rosa he wanted to set other standards. In his high tempi there could be missed the depth and relaxation of later years, which is understandable thinking of his playing speed.

On 20 live recordings, five from the sixties, we can study his art of the moment. Teatro Santa Rosa is different with its repertoire and unique recordings. There is the impressive interpretation of the choro with a metronome and the overwhelming Bach prelude. His arrangements of the Afro-Sambas are wild, his Euridice sensitive. His virtuoso arrangement of Samba de uma nota so is very own and tricky. He would as well play it as an encore at the Berlin Jazzfestival in 1967. The record closes with Tempo feliz, his first recording as a singer.

Teatro Santa Rosa was for a long time only available as an LP and (and without the web) hard to find outside of Brazil. The long awaited cd re-issue from 2003 is done convincingly with an unchanged digitised sound and the original Elenco cover.

Addition 13 October 2016: Note that the our copy of the original CD from 2003 has a production error, some Brasilian singer can be heard for three seconds (0'16 - 0'18).
One of BOG's readers has a copy of the 2003 version without this problem
so be aware when buying a used CD.

We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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