Elemental Music together with Universal Music Spain proudly present a new CD reissue of the stunning long unavailable 1969 album by the legendary MARCOS VALLE: Mustang Côr de Sangue (Ou Corcel Côr de Mel). This masterpiece is much sunnier and upbeat than its predecessor, Viola Enluarada (1968), and includes the killer instrumental cut “Azimuth” (title that inspired the name of the Brazilian jazz-funk band Azymuth), and collaborations with some of the most important figures in the Brazilian music scene of the ‘70s, such as Eumir Deodato, Milton Nascimento and Naná Vasconcelos, among others.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Marcos Valle was raised on a staple diet of classical, Brazilian popular music and North American jazz, becoming one of the most influential musicians (on guitar, piano and vocals) of the Bossa Nova period. He straddled North and South America for over twenty years taking part in some of the most important recordings by artists including Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jobim, Sérgio Mendes, Leon Ware, Chicago and Airto Moreira.
This is a Marcos Valle must-own album, another leap forward that incorporated rock, soul and pop idioms, all stamped with Valle’s own melodic style. His work on the album reflects the sophisticated pop approach of American songwriters such as Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, as well as the inescapable influence of The Beatles.
01. MUSTANG CÔR DE SANGUE
02. SAMBA DE VERÃO 2
03. CATARINA E O VENTO
04. FREVO NOVE
05. AZIMUTH – (MARCOS VALLE AO PIANO)
06. DIA DE VITÓRIA – COM PARTICIPAÇÃO ESPECIAL DE GOLDEN BOYS
07. OS DENTES BRANCOS DO MUNDO
08. MENTIRA CARIOCA
09. DAS TRES ÀS SEIS
10. TIGRE DA ESSO QUE SUCESSO
11. O EVANGELHO SEGUDNO SAN QUENTIN
MARCOS VALLE, vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, arrangements & orchestration
MILTON NASCIMENTO, vocals on track 12
NOVELLI (aka Djair de Barros e Silva, bass)
VICTOR MANGA, drums
NANÁ VASCONCELOS, percussion
GOLDEN BOYS, background vocals on track 6
EUMIR DEODATO, arrangements on track 6
ORLANDO SILVEIRA, arrangements on tracks 2, 3, 9 & 10
MAURICIO MENDOCA, arrangements and orchestration on track 1
LAERCIO DE FREITAS, arrangements on tracks 5 & 7
LYRIO PANICALI, musical direction and arrangements on track 12).
Recorded at Odeon Studios, Rio de Janeiro, 1969.