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Solitude On Guitar

1973 - Solitude On Guitar   1973 - Solitude On Guitar
Recorded: 10-11 December 1971, Walldorf Studio,
Frankfurt, Germany
  1. Introducao ao poema dos olhos da amada
  2. Chara
  3. Se todos fossem iguais a voce
  4. Marcia, eu te amo
  5. Na Gafieira do Vidigal
  6. Kommt ein Vogel geflogen
  7. Fim da Linha
  8. The shadow of your smile
  9. Brasiliana
  10. Bassamba
  11. Por causa de voce
  12. Solitario
Musicians: Baden Powell (git)
Eberhard Weber (b)
Joaquim Paes Henriques (dr)
Label: LP: CBS S 65494 (Germany, 1973)
CD: Sony Music DV001386785V (Europe, 2014)

BrazilOnGuitar says: In the liner notes of Images on Guitar could be read that the next record would only contain instrumental pieces. This project was not realised. BP recorded his next record with the German Jazz bass player Eberhard Weber and the drummer Joaquim Paes Henriques and can be seen as an declaration of love to Marcia.

In 1971 six compositions by BP (two solos), five arrangement and a composition by Eberhard Weber were recorded and released two years later with the title Solitude on Guitar. Only three weeks after the recordings of Images BP was again recording material for two records. However, Solitude and Grandezza cannot continue the concept and quality of Images. The music of Solitude has it's own charm but lacks an unifying concept. The record's title is deceiving, there not only sad melodies but also happy dances and romantic love songs. After Solitude BP's interest in releasing new solo pieces would decrease. Possibly this lacking motivation was the reason for the mentioned unrealised solo project. The composition Bassamba by Eberhard Weber can rather be seen fitting with the Grandezza tracks than with the love theme of the other Solitude tracks.

The friend of Baden, Edgard Pocas, remembered, that pieces like "Na Gafieira do Vidigal", "Chará", "Solitário", "Fim de Linha" and "Márcia eu te amo" was written at the time in the studio.

These recordings from 10 - 11 December 1971 were not only a change in BP's music but also the end of his work with his friend and producer Joachim E. Berendt. A german / english text-insert by J.B. Berendt in the german 1973 edition. The linernotes on the USA print are the same as on the german record. We thank Robert G. for his translation, Max for the Brazil, Mark for the 2014 Japan Scans, Rainer Siegle for the 2nd German LP Print and Edgard Pocas (Brazil) for his support and informations.


O Jornal
21 Oct 1972, p.20

Diário de Natal
27 Oct 1973, p.6

Tribuna da Imprensa
3 Dec 1973, p.9

Diário da Manhã (PE)
8 Dec 1973, p.6

Diario de Pernambuco
13 Dec 1973, p.19

Diario de Pernambuco (PE)
27 Jan 1974, p.90

Jornal de Caxias, No.48
2 Feb 1974, p.8

Tribuna da Imprensa
19 Feb 1974, p.11

13 March 1975, p.33
Blindfold Test w/ Ralph Towner

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