15 March 2008

MARCOS ARIEL AND GRUPO USINA - O MALABARISTA
























Marcos Ariel and Grupo Usina for Paladar Brasil from 1983.
100 mph samba fusion from one of the great exponents of the genre,Marcos Ariel.
This was recorded a couple of years after "Bambu"(posted here 3/07 -the download is still active)and is similar in style with some frantic fusion workouts and encompassing the influences of Chick Corea,Hermeto Pascoal,A.C.Jobim,Pixinguinha and Mozart(!)
Only ever available on vinyl this is ripped from the original Brazilian pressing @320-no reissues.

Here's a bit more about him from myspace.com:
Marcos Ariel is in the forefront of contemporary Brazilian music. His musical style is purely Carioca (one who is a native of Rio de Janeiro) splashed with a passion for Classical and Jazz. His enthusiasm as a pianist, flutist and composer is inspiring. As a musician, he is swift and precise transcending genuine warmth that can only be Marcos Ariel............... In his home of Rio de Janeiro, music flourished. His father encouraged him to listen and absorb the masters: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. He later developed an admiration for fellow countryman, Hermeto Pascoal and American contemporary Jazzman Chick Corea.................... At a tender age of seven he began studying piano and by 1971 he was studying the flute in the School of Music of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra. He was also a professional actor with the Guanabara Youth Theatre. He eventually returned to music performing with a group of musicians and singers playing a Brazilian music style called Choro or Chorinho............................. In 1978 Marcos Ariel formed his own band Grupo Usina playing his compositions and performing live to various audiences in Brazil with great success. He recorded his first independent record Bambu which was simultaneously released in France, and again re-released in 2004 by www.whatmusic.com............................. In 1986 Marcos released another independent album called Cenas Brasileiras and was invited to perform at the FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL in Sao Paulo. Marcos Ariel opened up that evening for the world famous David Sanborn and Stanley Jordan. Marcos took the standing room only audience by surprise, receiving one of the most enthusiastic ovations on that memorable Brazilian night............................ With such incredible success he was invited to perform at the 1987 FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL, this time in Rio de Janeiro. His high energy group was among the most acclaimed attractions of the festival. This pleased Marcos immensely, being that Rio is his hometown...................... In the next decade, Marcos began to develop his bi-coastal career (Rio de Janeiro/Los Angeles) releasing a series of albums that made his popularity even stronger in both Brazil and the U.S...................................... The first album released in the USA was Terra do Indio on WEA, and soon thereafter it broke national radio ground in 1989. Other releases followed; Zil (Polygram), Rhapsody in Rio and Hand Dance (Nova Records), Soul Song (Tonga Productions), My Only Passion and Magic Eyes (Paras Recordings)..................................... Marcos Ariels history and discography have always shown a forward thinking and desire to blend the eclectic approach to the numerous indigenous rhythms of his homeland with American Jazz

12 comments:

bacoso said...
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bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/99746407/Marcos_Ariel
___Grupo_Usina.rar

Mulata said...

Hy Bacoso, Sorry to say the link is death..

Ibrahim.

bacoso said...

no it isn't -just checked it :
http://rapidshare.com/files/99746407/Marcos_Ariel___Grupo_Usina.rar
just make sure you cut and paste it properly

Mulata said...

Guess you're right, apparently there where to many downloads at once.Must be good than.
By the way, is That henry Guedon on the picture or Mongo?
He lookes alike.
And just got the rip.
Thanks..

Ibrahim.

Joel said...

Great stuff as always! Is it possible to re-post the Bennie Maupin Moonscapes album? I've been looking for that for ages. And Slow traffic to the right is one of my favourite 70s jazz albums.

Joel

bacoso said...

joel-moonscapes is still up and so is slow traffic.click on the artist name at the start of the post description.

thegreentones said...

Hey Bacoso...pure fire once again!

Joel said...

Thats great, thanks! You wouldn't happen to have a Maupin album called Almanac, I have only two seperate tracks from that album and it's interesting because while it was recorded in the late 60s, it was produced and released in 1977.

Joel

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alex said...

hi bacoso !
this is the dogs b-----ks!!!
just like his other awesome album!
BIG THANKS M8!