25 October 2008

JOAO DONATO - LUGAR COMUM
















Joao Donato for Mercury from 1975.
More beautiful funky bossa from the great Joao Donato.Originally posted here late 2006.

Thom Jurek nailed it with this review:
This funky bit of samba by the king of bossa pianists was the second such album he recorded in the middle of the decade. Moving away from his earlier bossa nova and Latin jazz sound, João Donato cut Quem E Quem a year earlier with stellar results: The disc landed him on the charts for the first time in three years and was actually distributed in the U.S. to the fusion-hungry jazz audience. Lugar Comum is another step away. The bossa has been replaced by a more pronounced samba sound and there are few acoustic pianos on the disc at all. Furthermore, in addition to funking it up -- in that light, airy, breezy Brazilian way -- on electric keys, Donato handles all the lead vocal chores himself. As for his voice, well, Tom Jobim's is worse, but not much. Nonetheless, Donato's arrangements are lush, tight, and full of life and light, and they are well suited to tunes like the title track, the chorus-heavy "Patumbalacunde," and the shimmering wisp that is "Xango E Da Be," with its gorgeous strings and whistle-stop percussion. This is now regarded as a classic of the genre and, in some ways, the hep cats and kitties are right: While Airto and Flora and Deodato were moving into hard and heavy territory with rhythms clashing everywhere atop harried and crowded arrangements to adapt to the fusion market, Donato played it commercial in his own sweet, laid-back way. This is a beautiful, if very slick, album that should interest all fans of Brazilian pop. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

11 comments:

bacoso said...

vinyl rip:
http://rapidshare.com/files/134090425/Jo_o_Donato.rar

Simon666 said...

One of my favourite 70s albums, and just had it on low bitrate before. Thanks so much Bacoso, I love this!

ish said...

thanks Bacoso. Don't know this Donato. glad you re-upped.

djfunkaholic said...

Thanks Bacoso, any re-ups of Donatos music are much appreciated.

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Hanimex 3000 said...

oh my I expected to hear this album for a looooooong time. wow

Art Simon said...

Of the three João Donato this is my favorite. Am I showing my age? I love Marcos Valle as well, and the grooves remind me of some of his. Just great, and I hadn't heard of any of this before. Thanks!

Jared said...

I had never even heard of this particular album by Donato, but I am really impressed on this first listen. Thanks Bacoso!

alex said...

MANY THANKS AGAIN BACOSO,A HARD BUGGER TO FIND!
REALLY APPRECIATED M8!

Jazzaficionado said...

here you find a reup

http://umamusicapordia.blogspot.com/2009/05/1975-joao-donato-lugar-comum.html

thank the author!


you do a great job mister bacoso!!

hugo said...

320kbps cd japan rip:

http://www.4shared.com/file/YDCTMkcL/Joo_Donato_-_lugar_Comum__1975.html