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whatmusic.com presents ‘Tristeza’ a rare 1966 trio recording by piano legend Dom Salvador featuring drum legend Edison Machado!

  • First ever worldwide release!
  • Features Edison Machado (drums) & Sergio Barroso (bass)
  • Tracks include an uptempo version of Donato’s ‘Lugar Comum’ (‘Índio Perdido’) plus ‘Fred’s Ahead’, & ‘Sambório’!
  • New liner translation

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The whatmusic.com interview...

salvador trio

It’s been a whole year now since Mocambo released the first Salvador Trio album – and what a success that’s been! – and now the Salvador Trio are back for this latest release, with a slightly modified line-up. For this production, side-by-side with pianist/leader Salvador, we find Sergio Barroso Neto on double bass and Edison Machado on drums. These are three friends who are together once more in order to provide us with this album of modern music. It’s exactly this type of music that the trio play so well – with warmth, enthusiasm and talent. On their first outing we heard the Salvador Trio play ‘musica moderna brasileira’. This time, with the inclusion of the tracks ‘Fred’s Ahead’ and ‘Eu Compro Essa Mulher’, as well the other selections that pertain to the modern Brasilian music genre, the trio presents us with a recital of modern music in all its forms.

This group is made up of musicians of first class standing within our musical landscape, and the individual qualities of each of them are well known by all who have accompanied the evolution of modern Brasilian music.

Salvador da Silva Filho [Dom Salvador] has proved himself over some time as a pianist of great resource and indisputable talent. His public performances have cemented his reputation as a first class artist and his first LP, particularly well received by record buyers, brought him innumerable new fans. Over the past year, the trajectory of his career has further launched his name as a pianist of great note. On this record his solos will only reaffirm those expectations.

Sergio Barroso Neto – considered by the pianist Horace Silver to be the best Brasilian bassist he’s heard – shows us with his attentive and vigorous playing his capacity as ‘professor emeritus’ of the rhythm section. His solos are concise, yet always melodic. His support is the ideal complement to any group.

Edison Machado – this extraordinary and versatile drummer, a musician of unlimited resources, who possesses an uncommon touch and impeccable technical skill, is in some sense the precursor to modern drumming in our country. Having absorbed the influences of various American drummers he has synthesised, in his style, the virtues of all he hears, as well as demonstrating an amazing rhythmic virtuosity. At the same time, he has become a major influence on all our young drummers. With his drive and unchallenged domination of his instrument, he has a complete independence between hands and feet that allows him to play with absolute freedom – Edison is the propulsive dynamo in whichever group he’s playing.

With regard to the repertoire of this Salvador Trio LP, tunes were selected from a range of composers as well as to give a diversity in tempo and melodic material.

Most noteworthy are the four Salvador originals, all of which reaffirm his talent as a creator. To give the greatest possible variety in musical treatment, on four selections the trio is augmented by a string section, whose sensitive, tasteful arrangements are by Maestro Gaya. One of the tracks that features the string accompaniment – ‘Eu Compro Essa Mulher’ – features Salvador at the organ, an instrument with which he is already conversant, and one he plays with great skill and melodic sense. The trio also dashes off a version of ‘Índio Perdido’ which differs vastly from that of its author João Donato. The tune ‘Fred’s Ahead’ – a composition by ex-Cal Tjader bassist, Freddy Schreiber – relies on a vibrant and enthusiastic interpretation, as does ‘Samborio’. We should also note the melodic beauty, delicacy and sensitivity of execution of ‘A Canção do Amor Que Nasceu’, ‘Um Sonho Azul’, and ‘Illuminando o Vazio’.

Salvador Trio offers us, as a whole, a superbly tasteful and varied musical climate in which the performances of Salvador, Sergio & Edison are exhibited in full!

Rio de Janeiro, 5 September 1966

José Domingos Rafaelli

CEDAR Processing by Sean ‘Big P’ Pennycook

Remastered by Ricardo Garcia at Magic Master Rio de Janeiro March 2002

Special thanks to José Sobrinho, Paula Rosa, Durval Ferreira & José Domingos

Translation © 2002 whatmusic.com

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