Monday, December 04, 2006

approach to Marcos Valle



The first time i heard directly Marcos Valle voice was in 1995 after Mr Bongos compilations “ The essential Marcos Valle “ vol 1 and 2 .
Before i just listened at Astrud Gilberto , Walter Wanderley , Sergio Mendes and loads more versions and interpretations, cause Valle were the 60’s and 70’s and still is the main Bossa Nova men into the 80’s and todays evolution of it.
I remember my favourite song were “Ele e Ela “from the Odeon album “Marcos Valle “ 1970 ,then “ Viagem “ and “ Tiao abraco forte “ from “ Viola Enluarada “ 1968.
After a lot of researching and spending also in Sao Paulo Brasil i get most of the 60’s and 70’s Valle works , all beautiful and all very interesting as ideas and concepts.
“Era uma noite fra de domingo .Mais 2 oras e Marcos chegaria dos Estados Unidos “ quote from the back cover of “ Viola Enluarada “ .
Marcos was always travelin’for more than 20 years from South to North America to get inspirations and to work too , to get ideas and feelings to compose pieces like “ Proton Electron Neutron “ or “Siute imaginaria “ .
A life spent to create the Bossanova sound and the today brasilian sound as well.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1943, Marcos Valle studied classical music as a child but listened to many different types of music, especially jazz music .
He started to write songs with his brother Paulo Sergio , he was the tune writer and his brother the lyrics writer .
After the hit of Tamba Trio with his song “Sonho de Maria “ Marcos was named as Brazil’s Leading Composer of the year at the age of 19 .
Then a Record contract and the first album in 1964 “ Samba Demais “ for EMI Brazil , a tour with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘65 and then it arrives his first connection to America.
Then “ Braziliance!” and his debute on Verve with “ Samba 68 “ and songs like "Batucada," "Chup, Chup, I Got Away " and "Crickets Sing for Anamaria"
all sung with his wife Anamaria .
In the end of 60’s with the big success of Rock Music and Tropicalismo with bands like Os Mutantes , Gilberto Gil or Caetano Veloso he get influenced too and record the fantastic album “ Garra “ in wich for the first time he introduce groovy heavy basses into a kind of smooth funk , all together with his great style.
Then he went in America again to produce tracks for Eumir Deodato and Airto Moreira till the London explosion in the late eightyes with Acid Jazz movement and the rebirth of tracks like "Crickets Sing for Anamaria".
Then Mr Bongos complilations , the big success in the 90’s in Europe and Japan till the new experience with Joe Davis and Far out Records till today ...


Marcos Valle Discography

JORGE VERCILO - AO VIVO 2006


JET-SAMBA 2005


CONTRASTS 2003


BOSSA ENTRE AMIGOS 2001


ESCAPE 2001


NOVA BOSSA NOVA 1998


TEMPO DA GENTE 1986


MARCOS VALLE 1983


VONTADE DE REVER VOCÊ 1981


MARCOS VALLE 1974


PREVISÃO DO TEMPO 1973


VENTO SUL 1972


GARRA 1971


MARCOS VALLE 1970


MUSTANG COR DE SANGUE 1969


SAMBA''68 1968


VIOLA ENLUARADA 1967


BRAZILIANCE! A MÚSICA DE MARCOS VALLE 1967


O COMPOSITOR E O CANTOR MARCOS VALE 1965


SAMBA DEMAIS 1963

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