Various ‎– Jazz No Municipal Volume 2

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Imagem ‎– CD-1027
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Tracklist

1 Love For Sale
2 Autumn Leaves
3 It’s All Right With Me
4 Caravan
5 Day In Day Out
6 Hallelujah I Love Him So
7 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
8 I Get A Kick Out Of You / From This Moment On
9 Blow, Gabriel, Blow
10 Lover Come Back To Me

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American Jazz Festival Tour 1961
Recorded live at Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 16 July 1961.
Part 2 of the concert.
Part 1 was released on Various - Jazz No Municipal - American Jazz Festival Tour 1961

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laerciojr

laerciojr

April 25, 2016
Below are the album liner notes, Google-translated from Portuguese:

THE NIGHT of 16 July 1961 was one of the most auspicious event for the Brazilian public, providing a concert of the highest musical expression with first class jazzmen. Aside from the performances of the orchestras of Dizzy Gillespie in 1959 and Duke Ellington in 1971, no other exceeded the American Jazz Festival.
The AJF of the season in South America, sponsored by the US State Department, was started in São Paulo (Brazil), which showed up 4 consecutive nights and went on Rio de Janeiro, culminating in Buenos Aires (Argentina), where its components received real popular consecration .
The audience lived unforgettable moments, as the American Jazz Festival joined the quintet of Dizzy Gillespie, with musicians of the caliber of Leo Wright, Lalo Schiffrin, Bob Connigham and Chuk Lampkin, playing memorable Jam sessions, which went, invariably to the dawn, in the best jazz tradition.
Some Brazilian musicians participated in these "sessions after hours", a fellowship, the most wholesome and profitable.
In one, the drummer Turquinho joined Tommy Flanagan and Ben Tucker; on another occasion was Luís Chaves who played with the Americans. Another time, Ahmed Abdul Malik tried bossa nova, leaving the audience amazed at their immediate adaptation to our Brazilian rhythm.
As Dave Bailey manifest interest in learning the Brazilian rhythm, he asked the drummer Elisha a demonstration of authentic samba, which was done under general applause of the spectators of the club "Fanney`s". On another night, Dizzy Gillespie participated in one of the jam sessions as a pianist, and was also playing with musicians from São Paulo.
This season presented unforgettable jazz moments, but it was also the mark of a historical fact for Brazilian music, as these jazzmen were interested in the bossa nova, spreading it extensively in the USA, giving to our music the highlight that projected it Worldwide.
They were the pioneers, or citing them by name: - Herbie Mann, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, Ben Tucker, Dave Balley, Kenny Dorham (which months later wrote the theme "São Paulo"), Curtis Fuller, Colemann Hawkins, and Gillespie and his musicians Lalo Schiffrin and Leo Wright.
In March 1962 Stan Getz recorded "Desafinado" with guitarist Charlie Byrd (who had visited Brazil in 1960 and was delighted with the Bossa Nova), selling millions and doing the bossa nova "burst" in the United States.
In fact, "Desafinado" lit the fuse for Brazilian music, popularizing such the name of Antonio Carlos Jobim, which soon was known more as "the composer of Desafinado" than by his own name, and opening the doors for various musicians and singers being cast artistically in a concert at Carnigie Hall in November 1962, providing João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Lyra, Astrud Gilberto (also released by Stan Getz in the artistic career), Luis Bonfa, Bossa 3, Tamba Trio, and others, an international labor market.
This AJF season was prolific in every way, and in Rio de Janeiro has been renewed success as in São Paulo some days before.
JOSÉ DOMINGOS RAFFAELLI.