Sunday, December 23, 2012
"Oscar Brown Jr. & Luiz Henrique - Finding a New Friend-1966 US":
Oscar Brown, Jr (October 10, 1926 – May 29, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist. Luiz Henrique Rosa (Tubarão, November 25, 1938 - Florianópolis, July 9, 1985), also known as Luiz Henrique, was a Brazilian singer and musician.
"Finding a New Friend " is a nice, subtle readings of (largely) Brazilian material, mostly in the bossa nova vein, with a few original compositions by Oscar. This effort emerged out of a friendship between Oscar Brown and Luis Henrique, whom he met at Greenwich Village's Cafe Au Go Go in August 1965.
The album also includes a few Brazilian standards like "Laia Ladaia" and "Manha de Carnaval" as appetizers before the collaboration begins in earnest. The multi-talented Brazilian Sivuca is responsible for three of the soft-focused arrangements, while Henrique takes charge of the rest. While neither hard bossa, nor Brown's usual fiery stuff, is a nice mellow blending of two rich voices. (by request)
-by dj fanis: here