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6503Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Choro (was Re Argentinian jazz from 1926)

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  • Danilo Nogueira
    Dec 23, 2008
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      Yes, there is a very strong connection. In addition several Brazilian
      composers wrote "tangos" in a vein that was entirely different from
      whatever our River Plate brothers were doing. This is from Ernesto


      (The singing is a good immitation of what was going on at the time,
      the dancing is a modern creation and would have been found

      On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Albert Haim <alberthaim@...> wrote:
      > Thanks for that interesting link. Some of the Pixinguinha recordings
      > are reminiscent of early tangos. Listen to this tango from 1911
      > http://www.todotango.com/spanish/las_obras/grabacion.aspx?id=1135
      > Albert
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, David Richoux <tubaman@...> wrote:
      >> A bit of a discovery - a free collection of the music of Pixinguinha
      >> and other Choro musicians from the early 1900s onwards!
      >> (web translation is a bit rough, but you should be able to navigate
      >> pretty well.)
      >> http://acervos.ims.uol.com.br/php/level.php?lang=pt&component=38&item=37
      >> then click on the 4 links to Music Composed, Interpreted, Executed, or
      >> composed and interpreted by Pixinguinha.
      >> Some of the recordings remind me of early Blues field recording,
      >> others are quite polished. If you especially like early string bands,
      >> be sure to check this all out - I think you all will find some
      >> interesting parallels between early Jazz and Choro.
      >> David RIchoux
      >> On Dec 20, 2008, at 10:23 AM, David Richoux wrote:
      >> > On a somewhat related note - in Brazil from the 1840s through the
      >> > 1930s there was a very popular style of music called Choro - it was a
      >> > blend of European Polkas and other dance songs mixed with African and
      >> > South American indigenous rhythms. Wind and stringed instruments were
      >> > played, along with vocals and percussion. North American Ragtime and
      >> > Jazz influences were added to the mix in the late 1800s and early
      >> > 1900s - Samba eventually became more popular, but there is a major
      >> > revival of Choro style going on today! (A related style is Forro - a
      >> > more modern version of Choro.)
      >> >
      >> > The word "Choro" is roughly translated as "Cry" and that word has to
      >> > do with an emphasis on descending note patterns in the melody and
      >> > improvised solos. Interestingly, (especially for tuba players) the
      >> > Ophicleide was a major instrument in the bands and there were many
      >> > famous players of that difficult instrument. The saxophone eventually
      >> > replaced the Ophicleide in Brazil by the 1930s. The musician known as
      >> > Pixinguinha is probably the most famous star in the style, but there
      >> > were many other famous players and band leaders.
      >> >
      >> > I have been reading "Choro - A social History of a Brazilian Popular
      >> > Music" by Tamara Elena Livingston-Isenhour and there are a few
      >> > websites that cover this style of music - a link:
      >> > http://keepswinging.blogspot.com/2006/06/more-choro.html and there
      >> > are more links in the comments section of this blog.
      >> >
      >> > David RIchoux
      >> >
      >> > On Dec 20, 2008, at 5:36 AM, Albert Haim wrote:
      >> >

      Danilo Nogueira -São Bernardo Bra(s/z)il
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