Edison Machado

THIS 1964 RELEASE, WITH THE COLUMBIA SEAL, BRINGS ONE OF THE GREATEST BRAZILIAN DRUMMERS, FROM THE BOSSA NOVA PERIOD. EDISOM MACHADO AND HIS SEXTET RECORDED ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF INSTRUMENTAL BRAZILIAN MUSIC OF ALL TIMES. WE NEVER CAME SO CLOSE TO THE LEVEL OF THE AMERICAN JAZZ DISCS. AND EDISON, CARIOCA FROM MÉIER (A NEIGHBORHOOD IN RIO DE JANEIRO), WAS CRAZY FOR SAMBA, AND ALWAYS SAID “YÊ, YÊ, YÊ, NOT ROBERTO! OVER THERE, THERE I CAN’T”, ACCORDING TO WHAT THE DRUMMER AND PERCUSSIONIST ROBERTINHO SILVA TOLD ME.
EDISON MACHADO INNOVATED THE WAY OF PLAYING SAMBA ON THE DRUMS AND SOMETIMES WAS CREDITED AS THE INVENTOR OF SAMBA PLAYED ON THE CYMBAL, WHICH IS NOT TRUE, BECAUSE IT WAS THE DRUMMER JADIR DE CASTRO WHO FIRST PLAYED SAMBA THAT WAY.
THE FACT IS THAT ON THIS DISC, THERE ARE WOODWIND MUSICIANS, RAUL DE SOUZA – TROMBONE , MACIEL TROMBONE, PEDRO PAULO – TRUMPET AND J.T. MEIRELLES ON SAXOPHONE AND ARRANGEMENT. THE KITCHEN HAS TIÃO NETO IN BASS AND TENORY JUNIOR ON PIANO. POOR TENÓRIO IN BUENOS AIRES, ONCE, LEFT TO PURCHASE CIGARETTES AND WAS NEVER BEEN SEEN AGAIN. THEY SAY IT WAS THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP THAT CONFUSED HIM WITH A COMMUNIST WHO WAS WANTED.
WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THAT A QUINTET HAS NEVER BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN COMPOSITIONS FROM MOACYR SANTOS, BADDEN AND VINÍCIUS DE MORAES, JT MEIRELLES, RILDO HORA, MARIO TELLES, ETC … THIS IS TRUE BRAZUCA JAZZ, PURE PRIDE AND THIS WORK WILL BE FOREVER.
THE BEST INSTRUMENTAL WORK EVER DONE IN BRAZIL.
THE SAXOPHONIST JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY PRODUCED THREE TRACKS FROM THIS DISC AND REALLY LOVED THESE YOUNG FOLKS.
LOOK AT THE LEVEL OF THESE GUYS!

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Guto Goffi

Guto Goffi

He is from Rio de Janeiro and started playing drums in 1977. He studied at the pro-art music workshops in the Laranjeiras neighborhood with the teacher Joca Moraes. He was one of the founders of the musical group Barão Vermelho that revealed Cazuza and Frejat, with whom he released 17 LPs, CDs and DVDs.

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