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Canto On Guitar

1971 - Canto On Guitar   1971 - Canto On Guitar
Recorded: 2-3 December 1970, MPS-Studio,
Villingen, Germany
  1. Samba Em Preludio
  2. Tres Temas Da Fe Afro-Brasileira:
    - Pai (Um Canto De Preto Velho)
    - Filho (Batuque Para Um Orixa)
    - Espirito Santo (Oxala)
  3. Marcha Escocesa
  4. Tributo A Um Amigo
  5. Quaquaraquaqua (Vou Deitar E Rolar)
  6. Cegos Do Nordeste
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Ernesto Ribeiro-Goncalves (b)
Helio Schiavo (dr)
Alfredo Bessa (perc)
Label: LP: MPS 15.300 ST (Germany, 1971)
CD: MPS POCJ-2711 (Japan, 1999)

BrazilOnGuitar says: Canto on Guitar was the third record for MPS. The Baden Powell Quartet recorded it immediately after their first tour in Germany. Most compositions were developed directly from improvisations. Hardly any other of Baden Powell's records deals so closed thematically with the religions of Brazil. The suite "Tres Temas Da Fe Afro-Brasileira" with is trance-like rhythms is the spiritual centre of the record.

1970 Baden said about the suite: "I think it became the most beautiful thing I ever have done. Espirito Santo is the most lovely bit definitely." For Baden the record meant the breakthrough in a freer form of making music, which can be heard in his next records: "Lotus" and the threepart "Baden Powell Quartet" series. We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

Tour Dates, November, Germany '70:
13th, Stadttheater, Schweinfurt
16th, Stadtcasino, Basel
17th, Viktoria Halle, Genf
21th, Urania, Berlin
22th, Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg
23th, Audimax, Marburg
24th, Bürgerhaus, Frankfurt
25th, Robert-Schumann-Saal, Düsseldorf
27th, Audimax, Hamburg
29th, Konzerhaus, Wien
30th, Deutsches Museum, München


Jazz Podium
July 1971, p.261

Jazz Podium
Aug 1971, p.269

Jazz Podium
Sep 1971, p.331

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