Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico - 180g 2LP

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Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico - 180g 2LP
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Pure Pleasure - PPAN 540123 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff  at Air Mastering London

Limited Edition - Pressed  at Pallas Germany

 
 I was first introduced to Cesaria by an audiophile friend who seemed to possess every disc recommended by Harry Pearson (of The Absolute Sound).  The music was always quite varied, well-recorded, and in the case of this particular disc, enjoyable to listen to as well.- Audiophileaudtion
 
The glorious Cafe Atlantico finds Cesaria Evora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Evora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The album is also a tribute to her home town of Mindelo, on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente, which was once a busy port with sailors cruising between South America, the Caribbean, and Portugal. Therefore, the music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once.
 
The masterful "Carnaval de Sao Vicente" is one of the most joyous, bittersweet party songs ever put on wax... "Roma Criola" is tragic, lonely, destitute, and always interesting, making for an undiscovered masterpiece of a ballad, and her rendition of the Spanish language standard "Maria Elena" is absolutely heartbreaking. The album evokes a moody elegance rarely found in modern music, from the sweeping opener "Flor Di Nha Esperanca" to the summery "Armor Di Mundo", and the picture she paints of this cafe at the end of the world is a gorgeous, multi-colored, and emotion-stirring palate. This album is nothing short of world class and will be enjoyed by generations to come.
 
A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Cesária Évora was known as the country's foremost practitioner of the morna, a combination of West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties. After a short singing career in the 1970's, she returned in the late '80s with a string of fine albums.
 
Her 1999 album Café Atlantico (a reference to her home where she frequently entertained guests) is a much acclaimed masterpiece, finding Césaria Évora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Évora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once.
 
This album is nothing short of world class, and we're overjoyed to give Café Atlantico its very first vinyl issue
 
The glorious Café Atlantico finds Césaria Évora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Évora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The album is also a tribute to her home town of Mindelo, on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente, which was once a busy port with sailors cruising between South America, the Caribbean, and Portugal. Therefore, the music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once. The masterful "Carnaval de São Vicente" is one of the most joyous, bittersweet party songs ever put on wax (and was even issued as a maxi-single with fantastic remixes).
 
"Roma Criola" is tragic, lonely, destitute, and always interesting, making for an undiscovered masterpiece of a ballad, and her rendition of the Spanish language standard "Maria Elena" is absolutely heartbreaking. The album evokes a moody elegance rarely found in modern music, from the sweeping opener "Flôr Di Nha Esperança" to the summery "Amor Di Mundo," and the picture she paints of this café at the end of the world is a gorgeous, multi-colored, and emotion-stirring palate. This album is nothing short of world class and will be enjoyed by generations to come.  4.5/5 Allmusic
 
I was first introduced to Cesaria by an audiophile friend who seemed to possess every disc recommended by Harry Pearson (of The Absolute Sound).  The music was always quite varied, well-recorded, and in the case of this particular disc, enjoyable to listen to as well.  Although Latin jazz has seen moderately popularity over the years, Evora is more of a Latin folk singer.  With this record she borrows from Cuban and Brazilian music with an interesting blend of tempo and style.  As is the case on her other records, Cesaria’s voice is rich and beautiful and a pleasure unto its own.  This disc, like the album Cabo Verde before it, charted all the way up in the top five records on the U.S. world music charts.
 
With the growing use of music streaming services I’d like the think the audience for world music is increasing and there will be more exposure to new music like Evora makes.  Café Atlantico starts off slow and mellow and picks up the pace from there.  There are some sad, sweet tunes mixed in with playful jaunts through rhythm and melody.  The last tune of side four offers the sound of the accordion that is somewhat reminiscent of the music on the Amelie soundtrack—I just happened to have watched the film again recently.   This record is great for an active or passive listening session and although the music will be unfamiliar to most, it is a great way to get a taste for some contemporary Latin music.
 
Musicians:
 
Cesaria Evora, vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar, cavquinho
Luis Ramos, cavaquinho, background vocals
Jacinto Pereira, acoustic bass guitar, background vocals
Jose Paris, piano, background vocals
Nando Andrade, drums
Calu, percussion
Tey Santos, tenor and soprano saxophone, percussion, vocals
Totinho, pandero, bongo
Silvano Michelino, kora
Conde djeli Moussa, accordion
 
Mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
Album recorded at Studio Recall,  Pompignan, (Sound Engineer Joao  Magalhaes, assisted by Renauld Van Welden), except Flor di nha Esperanca & Perseguida, at Studio Harry Son, Paris (Sound Engineer Pascal Catet).
 
Additional recordings in Havana: album mixed at Studio Marcadet (except Beijo de Longe, at Studio  Gimmick) by Stephanie Caisson  & Jose da Silva
 
Selections:
 
Side A:
1. Flor di Nha Esperanca
2. Vaquinha Mansa
3. Amor di Mundo
Side B:
4. Paraiso di Atlantico
5. Sorte
6. Carnaval de Sao Vicente
7. Desilusao Dum Amdjer
 
 
Side C:
1. Nho Antone Escaderode
2. Beijo de Longe
3. Roma Criola
Side D:
4. Perseguida
5. Maria Elena
6. Cabo Verde Manda Mantenha
7. Terezinha
 
Personnel: Cesaria Evora, vocals / 6 & 12 string guitar, cavaquinho and arrangements
bau / slide guitar, background vocals: luis ramos / cavaquinho, background vocals:
jacinto pereira / acoustic bass guitar, background vocals: jose paris / piano,
background vocals (and arrangements on roma criola): nando andrade / drums: calu
/ percussion: tey santos / tenor and soprano saxophones, percussion, vocals: totinho /
pandero (carnaval de são vicente) and bongo (nho antone escaderode): silvano
michelino / kora (desilusão dum amdjer): conde djeli Moussa / accordion (terezinha):
jacky fourniret / background vocals: valerie belinga, valerie tribord, marie-paule
tribord, toy vieira, teofilo chantre
 
additional background vocals on carnaval de são vicente: fred, armandine, manuna,
nadine, john nobre, nedelise, yolanda, stephanie & calu.
beijo de longe & maria elena : tata guines (tumbadoras), tomas ramos ‘el panga’
(percusión in minor), emilio del monte (timbales), carlos del puerto (double bass),
franck emilio flynn (piano), barbaro torres (laud), orlando valle ‘maraca’ ) flute and
arrangements), lazaro dagoberto gonzalez (solo violin), aramis, yumuri & juan-carlos
estrada (background vocals), string section in flor di nha esperanza  & perseguida :
lazaro dagoberto gonzalez (violin and string arrangements), daniel rodríguez
rodríguez (cello), julian corrales subida (first violin), gerardo rafael garcia huerta
(second violin), string section, horns and flutes in carnaval de são vicente, roma
criola, amor di mundo, nho antone escaderode & sorte: ariel mendez, augusto
carreras, ana julia feria, hugo cruz, genardo garcia, ernesto dias, omar pereira, alioth
castillo, mario fernandez, dania gutierrez, julian corrales, fresi garcia (violins),
raymond morales, leonel hernandez, roberto dias, jose domínguez (alto violins),
gladis la tamayo, arelis copello, alejandro rodríguez, daniel rodríguez (cellos),
andreas grana, francisco valdez (double bass), ridel rodríguez, alberto meneses
(trombones), antonio peñalver (bass trombones), enrique rodríguez, michel padron,
emilio heredia (trumpets), raul valdez, zorime mercedes, manuel garcia, daniel
peñalver (flutes), segundo mendosa, francisco santiago (Franch horns), Springs, horns
and flutes arranged and conducted by jacques morelembaum.
Additional overdubs recorded at Studio abdala, havana (engineered by alan martinez
de la cruz and evelio gay Salinas, and by Julio napoles sanchez and lexter fonseca
villan, for the sessions conducted by jacques morelembaum
 
Produced by Jose de Silva for Lusafrica.

Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico - 180g 2LP

 
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