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Title: 27 Horas de Estudio

1969 - 27 Horas de Estudio   1969 - 27 Horas de Estudio
Recorded: Studio, 1968, Brazil
Tracks:
  1. Lotus
  2. Iemanja
  3. All the things you are
  4. Um abraco no codo
  5. Violao
  6. O cego aderaldo (Nordeste)
  7. A Lenda do Abaete
  8. Alo, Ernesto (Valsa numero um)
  9. Viagem
  10. Double
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Ernesto Ribeiro-Goncalves (b)
Helio Schiavo (dr)
Alfredo Bessa (perc)
and unknown strings
Label: LP: Elenco ME 57 (Brazil, 1969)
CD: Universal Music 04400165452 (Brazil, 2003)
Reports: here
Comments:  

BrazilOnGuitar says: We think that 27 Horas de Estudio was recorded at the end of 1968 because BP played a very similar arrangement of Iemanja on Le Monde Musical 2. We don't know of any other record with this arrangement.

Lotus, swinging in the style of Django and Jacques Loussier, opens this ambitious record. It is one of the most beautiful compositions on 27 Horas and sounds like an hommage to these musicians, but is in fact dedicated to his fast car, a Lotus. The string arrangement of All the things you are has not the lightness of the 1967 version and rather resembles the version from 1959. Three solo pieces form the center of this record, the Spanish Violao, the Moorish O cego aderaldo and the Brazilian A lenda do Abaete, showing that the thirty years old Baden belonged to the master guitarists of that time.

With compositions like Um abraco no codo or Alo, Ernesto he would deal with on later recordings. In 1974 Alo, Ernesto would become Valsa No.1 and be played in studio and on stage. The reflective Viagem and the Double by Bach close the record.

27 Horas de Estudio was for a long time only available as an LP and (without the web) very hard to find outside of Brazil. The long awaited CD-reissue (2003) was carefully remastered and shows the original Elenco cover. We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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