Sep 08 2005

Pedro Mariano: Pedro Mariano Ao Vivo



Pedro Mariano ao VivoI truly do not know how to best describe Pedro Mariano’s music. It is lively, touching and just plain good. His arrangements mix swing, samba, smooth, funk and all that makes any cd a pleasure to listen to. Pedro Mariano ao Vivo is the energetic follow-up to the intimate Piano & Voz from 2003 in which Pedro recorded only with dad Cesar Camargo Mariano. This new album has a bit of Pedro’s previous hits, such as “Voz no Ouvido,” “Tem Dó” and “Livre pra Viver,” and adds a series of new tunes that could become hits with his fine performance skills, such as the revamped and sexy arrangement for Rita Lee & Roberto Carvalho’s “Saúde.” To hear him live in this recording is quite a thrill. It is more than evident how much joy he has in singing these songs. His band shows just as much excitement. The album has a fantastic section that Pedro Mariano sings songs made famous by his late mother Elis Regina. In two of those songs, he invites guests Sandy and Luciana Mello to join him on stage. The chemistry is fiery, especially in the duet with Luciana Mello. In closing the album, one more classic number from Elis Regina’s repertoire, “Como Nossos Pais.”

This live cd has all the stops for an upcoming dvd. I would not be surprised if by the end of this year we find that dvd in stores. This is the kind of music that is made for a live dvd.



Pedro Mariano 
Pedro Mariano ao Vivo 
Mercury Universal 60249881200 (2005)
Total time: 68’04”


  1. Três Moedas (Frejat – George Israel – Mauro Sta. Cecília)
  2. Voz no Ouvido (Jair Oliveira)
  3. Pode Ser (Jorge Vercilo)
  4. Nau (Daniel Carlomagno – Max de Castro)
  5. Saúde (Rita Lee – Roberto de Carvalho)
  6. Quase Amor (Jorge Vercilo)
  7. Tem Dó (Baden Powell – Vinícius de Moraes)
  8. Colorida e Bela (Jair Oliveira)
  9. Memória Falha (Jair Oliveira)
  10. Aos Nossos Filhos (Ivan Lins – Vitor Martins)
  11. É com Esse Que Eu Vou (Pedro Caetano) – w/ Sandy
  12. Ladeira da Preguiça (Gilberto Gil)
  13. Cai Dentro (Baden Powell – Paulo César Pinheiro) – w/ Luciana Mello
  14. Livre Para Viver (Bernardo Vilhena – Cláudio Zoli)
  15. Fazendo Música, Jogando Bola (Pepeu Gomes – Baby Consuelo)
  16. Como Nossos Pais (Belchior)