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Seresta Brasileira – Baden Powell

Seresta Brasileira - Baden Powell Artist: Baden Powell
Album: Seresta Brasileira
Release Date: 1988
Duration: 43:51
Genre: Latin, Jazz
Styles: Latin Jazz, World Fusion
Recording Date: 1988
Recording Location: Transamerica, São Paulo, Brazil

An excellent Brazilian guitarist, Baden Powell has played with his share of American jazz greats (including Herbie Mann and the late Stan Getz). But there’s no jazz to be found on Seresta Brasiliera, which was recorded for the Brazilian Caju Music label in 1988 and released in the U.S. on Milestone/Fantasy in 1994. The title Seresta Brasiliera translates to “Brazilian serenade,” and an unaccompanied Powell embraces the Brazilian serenade style on personal, introspective versions of Pixinguinha’s “Rosa,” as well as songs he wrote with his frequent partner, the late Vinicius De Moraes (including “Velho Amigo,” “Cancao Do Amor Ausente” and “Serenata Do Adeus”). A melancholy mood defines much of the CD, and Powell’s playing is often as beautiful as it is sad and remorseful. Seresta Brasiliera is an album with little optimism and plenty of soul.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Rosa / Pixinguinha Baden Powell 5:40
Serenata Do Adeus / Vinícius de Moraes Baden Powell 5:13
Valsa Sem Nome / Vinícius de Moraes / Baden Powell Baden Powell 3:31
Primeiro Amor / Pattapio Silva Baden Powell 1:52
Velho Amigo / Vinícius de Moraes / Baden Powell Baden Powell 4:16
O Que Tinha de Ser / Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes Baden Powell 4:24
Chão de Estrelas / Orestes Barbosa / Silvio Caldas Baden Powell 4:51
Cançao Do Amor Ausente / Vinícius de Moraes / Baden Powell Baden Powell 3:40
Revendo O Passado / Freire Jr. Baden Powell 5:39
Valsa de Euridice / Vinícius de Moraes Baden Powell 4:45
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