Bonfa, Luiz / Solo in Rio 1959
Album:Solo in Rio 1959 Collection:World
Artist:Bonfa, Luiz Added:Mar 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-03 Pull Date:2005-06-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jun 5May 15May 8May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 08, 2018:Sound Landscapes
Perdido De Amor 2
4.May 31, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Night and Day
2.May 02, 2006:Radio Of Imagination
5.May 30, 2005:The Southern World
Perdido De Amor
3.Jan 05, 2006:chauncy sunderland's hour with Chauncy Sunderland
6.May 12, 2005:Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-29 
Bonfa, along with Jobim, Joao Gilberto & Baden Powell was one of the architects of the Bossa Nova. He gained some fame as contributor to the famous Black Orpheus soundtrack. Here it’s mostly solo guitar, played with flair & style. When he does sing it’s untrained, but heartfelt & warm. Everything is simple, unadorned, and sohpisticated. There are alternate takes of several tracks. Oh, and too short. This should be fascinating for guitar players. Check out especially:

2. Deliciously jazzy instrumental version of Night & Day.
4. Sweet, lowkey & romantic w/soft hums & la-las.
5. Plinky intro into a light & warm sway.
8. Sophisticated, low-key samba w/a romantic air.
9. Uptempo & lyrical. Wonderfully played.
10. A slow & delicate love song w/vocals.
11. Delicate but lovely version of his most famous song. Great.
14. Vocals & guitar is a lazy, sweet little thing.
15. Light waltz w/a gently unpredictable sound.
18. English spoken words, dramatic, midtempo story of NY.
21. Dishy, jazzy, bright.
24. One of his classics. Light, playful and just yummy.
25. Alt. version of 11, a bit faster.
28. A faster version of 8.

Track Listing
1.Pernambuco 16.Na Baixa Do Sapateiro
2.Night and Day 17.Murder
3.Shearing 18.A Brazilian in New York
4.Sambolero 19.Prelude to Adventure in Spae
5.Calypso Minor 20.Tenderly
6.Uma Prece 21.Blue Madrid
7.Bonfabuloso 22.Marcha Escocesa
8.Quebra Mar 23.Fanfarra
9.Luzes Do Rio 24.Samba De Orfeu
10.Perdido De Amor 25.Manha De Carnaval 2
11.Manha De Carnaval 26.Perdido De Amor 2
12.Amor Sem Adeus 27.Sambolero 2
13.Varicoes Em Violao 28.Quebra Mar 2
14.Seringueeiro 29.Seringueiro Excerpt
15.Chopin 30.Seringueiro 2
 31.Luzes Do Rio 2