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Helmut Brandt Orchestra
”Spree Coast Jazz” (Sono-101)
Lost Modern Jazz 1963
June 16, 2017
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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-18/ L-18
VERA BRASIL – TEMA DO BONECO DE PALHA
VERA-BRASIL-Tema-Do-Boneco-De-Palha-A
VERA-BRASIL-Tema-Do-Boneco-De-Palha-B
S 01
Track
Composer
Time
01
Tema do boneco de palha
Véra Brasil/Sivan Castelo Neto
3:01
02
Samba bom
Véra Brasil
2:35
03
Era uma vez
Véra Brasil
2:29
04
Rimas de ninguém
Véra Brasil
2:14
05
Minha fé, meu amor
Véra Brasil/Sivan Castelo Neto
2:59
06
Prá você que nao vem
Véra Brasil/Maricene Costa
2:09
S 02
Track
Composer
Time
01
O menino desce o morro
Véra Brasil/De Rosa
1:53
02
Quase ilusao
Véra Brasil /Vadim
1:45
03
O azul do céu
Véra Brasil/Myriam Ribeiro
2:18
04
Nao é por falar
Véra Brasil /Berto Filho
2:43
05
Depois da chuva
Véra Brasil /Berto Filho
1:32
06
Tema para recordacao
Véra Brasil/Myriam Ribeiro
2:55
Recorded 1964 at Studio P.S. Producoes Sonoras Ltda./ Sao Paulo
produced by Benedicto de Oliveira, featuring Vera Lelot (Vera Brasil)
Vocals & Guitar, Roberto De Azevedo (Capacete) – Bass, Dirceu Medeiros (Xuxu) – Drums, José Cunha & Jorge Toni
Fagotts, Francesco Celano & Silvio Oliani - Horns, Luiz De Andrade (Boneka) – Arrangements and Playing of Flute
Clarinet, Bass-Clarinet, Cavaquinho (plucked brazilian instrument) and Bandolim (brazilian mandolin).
Original Lp released in tiny amounts on brazilian Farroupilha label only.
Carefully remastered, comes with original  Farroupilha cover artwork
VERA-BRASIL
unique Brazilian instrumentation. “Finest, most completely satisfying representation of her art – the songs are lovely, beautifully constructed and always marvelously lyrical, simply brilliant jewels of the bossa nova idiom” (Down Beat).


Vera`s name might not be as familiar as those of A.C. Jobim, Joao Gilberto or Luiz Bonfa, but in her native land she is justly celebrated as an important original contributor to the music. Many of her compositions have been recorded widely by a large number of performers over there. The other mentioned names are considered to be major shapers of the bossa nova movement on an international level, capable of singing passably in English and composing music with a broad popular appeal. Like Edu Lobo, Elis Regina or Maria Bethania, Vera Brasil could not enter the international markets with her songs sang superbly in Portuguese but not in English, accompanied by subtle, relatively complicated music that requires intelligent listeners.

Vera Lelot aka “Vera Brasil” was born in 1932. Her father was a pianist, maestro, composer and poet who also introduced jingles in the brazilian radio scene. She won her first guitar at the age of 15 and immediately bought a method which taught the fundamental chords, but found them very poor for her musical goals. So Vera began to search for new sounds while studying more music than singing. The girl finished her first compositions at the age of 16 and the first record containing one of her compositions was released in Brazil as early as 1950. Having started composing that early, she was in the first vanguard of the bossa nova movement of a few years later. With a lot of encouragement from  international singing star Leny Eversong, she began performing her own music in the early 60s and recorded her first album, that you hold in your hands now. In 1967, she went to perform in Portugal, and participated in the recordings of four own songs sang by Simone Oliveira (Decca) as a member of the orchestra. Vera also played an important part on various festivals, won three awards, and performed in theaters, night clubs and hotel bars throughout the country. Later on, she continued in her art supporting herself in her own business, with an audio-visual studio in Sao Paulo.

(Sonorama November 2006/ Thanks to Véra Lelot for her sensitive and intelligent artistry)


“I would like you to know that it is extremely gratifying for an artist to see that his or her work is appreciated after all this time and I do hope, this project of yours will achieve the success we both desire.” (Vera Brasil, October 2006)

Excecutive production and liner notes for re-release by Ekkehart Fleischhammer, original recordings mastered by Carsten Daembkes, reproduction of original cover by Patrick Haase & Ekkehart Fleischhammer, design by rab.bit. Thanks to the kind efforts and help of Simone De Aquino, Bertrand Liechti, Thomas Steffen and Frank-Oliver Hellmann.