Posts Tagged ‘Brasil’

Foi a Saudade

In Brasil, Foi a Saudade, Partitions on February 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Foi a Saudade (p1)

Foi a Saudade (p2)

Foi a Saudade (Sonora Paramarera)

Foi a Saudade (Charlie Byrd)


The samba “Foi a Saudade” (Djalma Ferreira/Iza Ferreira) is not from
the 1970s. The first recording — by Paulo Ricardo – was made in Brazil in 1963. The second was by Miltinho in the album ‘Canção do Nosso Amor’ (1964).

Djalma Ferreira moved to Las Vegas and hooked up with Leonard Feather, who wrote English lyrics for a number of his compositions. Thus “Foi a Saudade” became “You Can’t Go Home Again.”

In 1964, Laurindo de Almeida recorded it not only in ‘Collaboration’
with the MJQ but also with Joanie Sommers in ‘Softly, The Brazilian
Sound.’ Charlie Byrd recorded it with a band in ‘Brazilian
Byrd’ (1965).

One note samba

In Brasil, One note samba, Partitions on February 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Dm Db7 Cm F7 Dm Db7 Cm F7
Fm Bb7 Eb Ab7 Dm Db7 Cm Bb
Ebm Ab7 Db Db Dbm Gb7 B
Dm Db7 Cm F7 Dm Db7 Gb F7
Fm Bb7 Eb Ab7 Db C7 B Bb

The Girl from Ipanema

In Brasil, Partitions, The Girl From Ipanema on February 3, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Here is the Chord progression for ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ in the key of F major.

FΔ = F major 7th  =  F A C E           GbΔ = Gb major 7th  =  Gb Bb Db F