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Oct 16 2005

Zé Ramalho: Ao Vivo

Extremely Comfortable

Ao VivoZé Ramalho brings well chosen highlights from his repertoire on the live album (recorded during March 2005). He performs his classics with his characteristic enthusiasm. The band that accompanies him here is remarkably well balanced! Drummer Sandro Moreno keeps the rhythm steady in a very strict way. Zé Gomes passionately adds the accents, mainly on his zabumba, while second percussionist Marcos Amma enjoys colouring the rhythm. Bassist Chico Guedes keeps the groove steady and proves to be a trustable backing vocalist too. Dodó de Moraes is omni present on keyboards, but it’s on the accordion that he really shines. Toti Cavalcanti follows the melody line on the saxophone/flute. And, finally, master guitarist Rick Ferreira spices things up with his blues/rock guitar style. Zé Ramalho, in the mean time, feels extremely comfortable in this company, and so we have a wonderful album. An album that, of course, is also available on dvd.

 

 

 

 

ALBUM INFORMATION

Zé Ramalho 
Ao Vivo
Sony BMG 82876691612 (2005)
Total time: 76’20”

Tracks:

  1. A Dança das Borboletas (Zé Ramalho – Alceu Valença)
  2. Táxi Lunar (Zé Ramalho – Geraldo Azevedo – Alceu Valença)
  3. Banquete dos Signos (Zé Ramalho)
  4. Canção Agalopada (Zé Ramalho)
  5. Eternas Ondas (Zé Ramalho)
  6. Avôhai (Zé Ramalho)
  7. Vila Sossego (Zé Ramalho)
  8. Chão de Giz (Zé Ramalho)
  9. Garoto de Aluguel (Zé Ramalho)
  10. Admirável Gado Novo (Zé Ramalho)
  11. Batendo na Porta do Céu (Bob Dylan; translation: Zé Ramalho)
  12. Sinônimos (César Augusto – Paulo Sergio – Claudio Noam)
  13. Entre a Serpente e a Estrela (Terry Staford – P. Fraser; translation Aldir Blanc)
  14. Mistérios da Meia-noite (Zé Ramalho)
  15. Frevo Mulher (Zé Ramalho)
  16. Corações Animais (studio bonus track) (Luciana Browne – Vinícius – Fátima Leão)