Paulo Bellinati & Harvey Wainapel New Choros of Brazil Harvey Wainapel - Paulo Bellinati
Proteus Entertainment 

Released Nov, 2005 (USA)

Proteus Entertainment Inc.

Selection number 0016

UPC  8 50710-0016-2 6

Produced & arranged by Paulo Bellinati & Harvey Wainapel 

                                    (except #8 - Arranged by Paulo Bellinati).

Recorded & edited  July 26-Aug 1, 2003 at Mosh Studio, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Recording Engineered  by Alex Angeloni (Fernando Molinari asst).

Mixed at Anonimato Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Alberto Ranellucci (Rodrigo Reis asst)

Mastered by Walter Lima, Mosh Studios.

Art Cover watercolor by Claudio Simoes, Artists Photo by Christina Azuma, 

Graphic Design by Eric Hofmeister


Track Listing/Timing

1. Aos Amigos do Trio (Sergio Santos) 3:52
2. Pra Quem Quiser Me Visitar (Guinga/Aldir Blanc) 4:29
    Incidental music: Falando de Amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
3. O Cabo Pitanga (Laercio de Freitas) 3:12
4. Escaldado (Paulo Bellinati) 3:46
5. Simpatica (Ricardo Peixoto/Claudia Villela) 5:24
6. Emocao (Carlos Oliveira) 4:50
7. Orquidea (Laercio de Freitas) 3:52 
8. Eterna (Sergio Assad) 4:47
9. Choro Para Thalia e Steve (Sergio Santos) 4:08
10.  Primeiros Passos (Dori Caymmi)  3:39  
11.  Seu Laercio na Cozinha (Harvey Wainapel) 3:03 
12.  Choro do Adeus (Nelson Ayres) 5:44  


From the album notes by Sergio Assad:

The Portuguese word choro or chorinho is increasingly being recognized internationally as one of the most distinctive styles of instrumental music to come out of the rich palette of Brazilian music.

In the world of chamber music, the duo combination of clarinet and guitar is fairly new but is becoming as popular as the pairing of flute and guitar, which has a vast repertoire. Modern composers are writing more for the clarinet-guitar combination, and the present project, "New Choros of Brazil," adds an excellent contribution to this repertoire.

Paulo Bellinati is a leading figure in Brazilian contemporary music written for the guitar. He occupies a special place in the select gallery of contributors to the literature of the instrument, alongside names like João Pernambuco, Garoto, Dilermando Reis and Baden Powell.

I first met the excellent American clarinetist Harvey Wainapel in Rio de Janeiro in 2002, in a musical gathering organized by the great composer Guinga. When Harvey mentioned he was working on a project with Paulo, I immediately wanted to take part in it. Paulo and Harvey had the simple and very attractive idea of asking some of their musician friends to write new music for their recent collaboration. Due to their prestige as excellent musicians, they gathered the interest of some of the best Brazilian composers to write for them and collected this superb set of 12 pieces recorded on the present album.

From the website Daniella Thompson on Brazil

 Saturday, August 23, 2003  

Chorando em Berkeley
Paulo Bellinati & Harvey Wainapel preview their new CD.

Last summer, while teaching at the California Brazil Summer Camp in Cazadero, CA, guitarist Paulo Bellinati and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel decided to record a choro CD. They asked musician friends to compose new tunes for them, added a couple of their own creations and a few choros they admired, and recorded the lot last month in Brazil.

The duo previewed some of the tunes last night at the Jazz School in Berkeley. An invigorating mix of the modern and the lyrical, the lineup included two lovely pieces by Bay Area musicians Ricardo Peixoto and Carlos Oliveira (the latter a maracatu). Sérgio Santos (who wrote “Choro para Thalia e Steve” while he was in the Bay Area in 1999) is represented with two choros, as is the modernist Laércio de Freitas (who also received an inspired tribute penned by Wainapel). Although Guinga offered Bellinati and Wainapel several new compositions, they opted for an instrumental version of the haunting “Pra Quem Quiser Me Visitar,” previously recorded by Leila Pinheiro in Catavento e Girassol. Dori Caymmi contributed a reverie well in his style. The musicians clearly relished playing this repertoire, injecting into it the occasional humorous dialog between clarinet and guitar. The audience, mostly unfamiliar with choro (Wainapel felt compelled to give an introduction), was riveted from beginning to end.

New Choros of Brazil

Paulo Bellinati & 
Harvey Wainapel

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Paulo Bellinati guitar and Harvey Wainapel clarinet

Paulo Bellinati and Harvey Wainapel offer a rare opportunity to hear the latest additions to Brazil's century old musical genre, Choro (pronounced "SHO-rue").  This uniquely Brazilian sound derives from a combination of European classical and dance forms, Brazilian rhythms and melodies, and jazz improvisations, making it irresistible to listeners of all types of music.

Paulo Bellinati is one of Brazil's most accomplished contemporary guitarists.  His active international career has taken him to Europe, Asia and the Americas.  He performs and records with some of the world's top musicians, including Steve Swallow, Monica Salmaso, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Lucilla Galeazzi, Carla Bley, Gal Costa, Leila Pinheiro and Chico Buarque.

He won the Premio Sharp (Brazil's Grammy) for his arrangements on Gal Costa's CD "O Sorriso do Gato de Alice," and his landmark recording "The Guitar Works of Garoto" earned 5 stars in CD Review.

Clarinetist/Saxophonist Harvey Wainapel (pronounced "wine-apple") has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Ray Charles and Johnny Coles.  He has toured extensively, appearing in clubs, jazz festivals, radio/TV broadcasts, and music workshops in over 20 countries.

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