Logo    
UPCOMING RELEASES
CD/ LP/ Digital
Helmut Brandt Orchestra
”Spree Coast Jazz” (Sono-101)
Lost Modern Jazz 1963
June 16, 2017
CD/ LP/ Digital
Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Chateau Fleur De Lis” (Sono-102)
Unearthed Modern Jazz 1968
September 22, 2017
Exclusive 10inch LP
Elsie Bianchi Trio
”At Seiler`s Atlantis” (Sono-103)
Reissue of 1962 LP
September 22, 2017
CD & Vinyl-LP: Sonorama C-06/ L-06
THE G/9 GROUP – BRAZIL NOW!
THE-G9-Group-Brazil-Now-A
THE-G9-Group-Brazil-Now-B
S 01
Track
Composer
Time
01
The Hustler
Zane Cronje
3:20
02
Get It On With Music
Zane Cronje
3:18
03
Evening Stroll
Zane Cronje
2:58
04
Glenda
Charles Segal/R. Clarke
3:19
05
Brannigan`s Club
Zane Cronje
1:53
06
Uku Gida
Zane Cronje
3:04
07
Opus Africa
Charles Segal
2:40
S 02
Track
Composer
Time
01
Show Me What You Are
Zane Cronje
3:28
02
Brannigan`s Pad
Coleen`s Theme/Charles Segal
3:44
03
Hillbrow By Night
Zane Cronje
1:43
04
The Club
Zane Cronje
2:16
05
Uku Puma Kwelanga
Zane Cronje
2:23
06
After It`s Over
Zane Cronje
2:55
07
The Hustler
Reprise/Zane Cronje
1:55
Dom Salvador: Piano, Wilson Das Neves: Drums
Neco: Guitar, Sergio: Double-Bass
Pedro:Percussion, Joab, Zezé, Edgardo & Valéria: Solo & Background Vocals

Recorded 1968 at CBS Studio Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil
Produced by H. Gandelman, final mastering 2005 by Jury Lutz
Henrique-Gandelman
Original liner notes from 1968 translated:

“More and more, music is becoming an international language, crossing borders and mixing language with culture, and like McLuhan said: transforming the world into a small village (because it was not long ago, that the world had been so big and distant). People communicate so fast and precise in the meantime, not only in the press, but also in radio and tv, so that the facts are known to the people worldwide, right after they occured in a certain country.

And popular music plays a very important role within this race, for example the simultaneous success of the Beatles in all countries, the present music of Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque in the US and across Europe, the messages of the “protest songs”, the festivals and other numerous examples. The idea about this LP is to spread the Rhythm, the Bossa and the talents of modern popular music from Brazil. That is the reason for choosing authors like Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Marcos Valle and others.

One day, we have been into the recording studio of CBS Rio, for rehearsing and searching a beat, that could make the music a great success in foreign countries (like the road that Sergio Mendes was taking), when suddenly, an enthusiastic president of CBS New York walked in to ask us for an album production, that should content the Brazilian beat - but with English lyrics for that the American audience can understand - with other songs well known to the world, adding our own rhythm and spice to them.

Finally choosing this repertoire was not difficult because of the high quality and the unique creativity of the included Brazilian composers. The G/9 Group consists of the musicians Salvador (piano), Neco (guitar), Wilson (drums), Pedro (Percussion), Sergio (bass) and the voices of Joab, Zezé, Edgardo and Valéria (solos), arranged by Pachequinho and production assisted by Clovis Mello. We hope our message gets through.“


From correspondence with producer Henrique Gandelman, April 2005:

Who had the idea to form and record the G/9 Group?

In 1962, the Brazilian Bossa Nova Music was presented in the historical concert at the Carnegie Hall, in New York City. This was an impact not only to jazz music but also in all other categories of pop music. At the same time of The Beatles, Bossa Nova was the new wave.  had the idea to form a studio group with wonderful Brazilian musicians, the G (from Gandelman) and 9 (pop music players and singers). So, in 1968 we recorded my production “Brazil Now” with the G/9 Group to promote the new sound all around the world.

What do you remember about the days, in which the album was recorded and produced?

At the time the G/9 Group album was recorded, the swinging instrumental productions was having a big reception and strong sales in the international markets, due also to the new “stereo” technology. At that time, was also beginning the cultural globalization, which brought us to what is now called “world music”.

Do you have an idea why this album vanished or was distributed in such small amounts?

The G/9 Group album was distributed by CBS Records in Brazil, Holland, Italy, as I remember. As a studio ensemble, G/9 never made live shows and didn’t receive exposure, press releases and any special promotion. Maybe, this was the reason of little sales and vanishment of this recording.

What is your first impression when you listen to the music today?

A kind of historical leadership in presenting a new sound of quality, which is still alive with this re-release.