“Meu Samba no Prato – Tributo a Edison Machado” by MP
In the 1960s and 1970s, dozens of instrumental records were released in Brazil, driven by the bossa nova wave and by the appearance of great instrumentalists like Hermeto Pascoal, Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Sabá, Toninho Pinheiro, Amilton Godoy, Dom Salvador and Luiz Eça. The period was also marked by the emergence of instrumental groups that made history in Rio and São Paulo, such as the Jongo Trio, Zimbo Trio, Bossa 3, Tamba Trio, Rio 65 Trio, Sambrasa Trio, to mention a few.
Of the many albums and artists, the drummer Edison Machado and his LP “Edison Machado é Samba Novo” (Edison Machado is New Samba) are for me, the most important points of reference for so-called samba jazz. The album is a portrait of the entire period and brings together musicians that have gone on to become great arrangers—such as Moacir Santos and J.T. Meirelles—or icons for their instruments, such as the clarinet player Paulo Moura, bass player Tião Neto, trumpet player Pedro Paulo, pianist Tenório Jr and the trombone player Raul de Souza.
Edison, who participated in the bossa nova movement that emerged in the Beco das Garrafas nightclub district in Rio de Janeiro, became known as the inventor of samba on cymbals, because he was one of the first to translate the beat of the percussion of samba onto the drums. But, besides this, Edison had exceptional qualities: a strong personality as a musician and bandleader. These qualities can be seen in his three solo albums and numerous recordings with Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Dick Farney, Edu Lobo and all the other members of the bossa nova.
To celebrate this great musician, I composed four songs inspired by the LP “Edison Machado é Samba Novo” (Edison Machado is New Samba) and arranged two more songs “Aquarela do Brasil” (Watercolor of Brazil) by Ary Barroso, and “Acender as Velas” (Light the Candles) by Zé Keti. The sextet MP6, with Daniel de Paula (drums), Edinho Sant’anna (piano), Daniel D’Alcântara (trumpet), Cássio Ferreira (alto sax), Jorginho Neto (trombone) and me on acoustic bass, was formed to perform this tribute.
For us, it is an honor to present this tribute.
Musical Direction, compositions* and arranges - Marcos Paiva
Production Direction - Raquel Dammous
Recorded at Comep Studio by Sandro Haick on october 1 and 2, 2012
Recording assistants - Alexandre Soares e Vanderlei Pena
Mixed by Sandro Haick on Haick Studio
Mastering by Homero Lotito on Reference Studio
Piano tuner - Olívio Valarini (Tuca)
Photography - Maurício Landini
Art Direction and Design - Luciano Murino
Roadie - João Cultural
Produced by Marcos Paiva
* All songs written by Marcos Paiva except Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso) and Acender as Velas (Zé Keti).
- samba jazz