BrazilOnGuitar says: There is the anecdote that Baden Powell was very drunk during the Tempo feliz sessions.
It seems believable, because the film shots of Round Midnight prove to which precise playing and musicality he
was capable of in such condition. It is said that the rather shy Baden Powell could only be more extrovert by drinking
alcohol. This is very regrettable and he payed a high price, recording such an expressive, relaxed album like
This can be seen in his commands, his rhythmic finger clicking and humming along to his musical
ideas, which reminds of Keith Jarrett and was rather rare for Baden Powell. It is impressive with which tone, coordination
and endurance he played in this jam session.
It is the only recording he did with the Brazilian harmonica player
Mauricio Einhorn. Even though they play completely different instruments there were no boundaries between Mauricio and
Baden, they were listening and responding to each other. It may seem unfortunate that this was their only recording but
nothing remained unsaid. The record's grooves preserve their musical ideas and contain material for the following
generations of guitarists and harmonica players. Tempo feliz is one of the best records, that Baden Powell
did in the sixties.
We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.