A Cor do Som is a Brazilian group that was created from the entourage of musicians who accompanied Moraes Moreira after his departure from Novos Baianos. Originally this was the name of the instrumental band that accompanied the Novos Baianos, a title suggested by Caetano Veloso. The band started in mid 1977, formed by experienced musicians on the brazilian national scene. Experiencing new sound patterns, he made use of previous experiences with Moraes Moreira, Pepeu Gomes, among others, being...
A Cor do Som is a Brazilian group that was created from the entourage of musicians who accompanied Moraes Moreira after his departure from Novos Baianos. Originally this was the name of the instrumental band that accompanied the Novos Baianos, a title suggested by Caetano Veloso.
The band started in mid 1977, formed by experienced musicians on the brazilian national scene. Experiencing new sound patterns, he made use of previous experiences with Moraes Moreira, Pepeu Gomes, among others, being considered a post-tropicalist movement. On his first album of the same name (WEA 1977), he had as members Dadi Carvalho (ex-Novos Baianos and Jorge Ben) on bass, his brother Mú Carvalho (ex-A Banda do Zé Pretinho) on keyboards, Gustavo Schroeter (ex-A Bolha ) on drums and Armandinho Macêdo (Trio Elétrico Armandinho, Dodô & Osmar) on guitar, mandolin, and bahian guitar. From the second album "Ao Vivo em Montreux", percussionist (and Armandinho's colleague in his other band) Ary Dias becomes part of the group.
Mixing rock, regional rhythms, and classical music, they were invited by Claude Nobs to participate in the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, becoming the first Brazilian musical group to participate in the event. The presentation featured almost all new material and yielded a live album. After the third work, "Frutificar", they started to perform songs sung at the request of the label, which elevates them to new levels of popularity.
After the 1981 album "Mudança de Estação", Armandinho left the group to continue with his previous project and take a new direction in his solo career. He is then replaced by Victor Biglione, who records "Magia Tropical", from 1982, and "As Quatro Fases do Amor", from 1983. In 1984, they again release an all instrumental album entitled "Intuition", already without Victor Biglione, but with participation by Egberto Gismonti, Tulio Mourão and Perinho Santana. The following year, with Perinho on guitars, they released "Som da Cor". In 1986, they recorded "Gosto do Prazer" (whose title track becomes part of the soundtrack of the soap opera Hipertensão). In 1987, another change: Perinho Santana and Gustavo Schroeter left and Jorginho Gomes (ex-Novos Baianos) came on drums and Didi - "Claudimar Gomes" (also experienced, having played with his brother Pepeu Gomes and others) on bass, taking Dadi to take on the guitars. In 1996, the group met with the original formation to record the album "A Cor do Som Ao Vivo no Circo", registered at Circo Voador, in Rio de Janeiro. That year they received the Sharp award for best instrumental group.
In 2005, with the original formation, the group performed in Canecão, in Rio de Janeiro. The show had the special participation of Caetano Veloso, Daniela Mercury, Moraes Moreira, Davi Moraes, and the Coral dos Canarinhos de Petrópolis, in addition to musicians Nicolas Krassic (violin), Nivaldo Ornelas (soprano sax), Marcos Nimrichter (accordion and keyboards) ), Jorge Helder (acoustic bass, guitar, and bass), Jorginho Gomes (drums and percussion), Marco Túlio (flute), Francisco Gonçalves (oboe), Bernardo Bessler (violin), Marie Cristine (viola), and Marcio Mallard ( cello).
The show generated the CD and DVD "A Cor do Som Acústico", released in the same year with musical production by Sérgio de Carvalho. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.