Elemental Music together with Universal Music Spain proudly present a new CD reissue of the long unavailable ponymous album from 1972 by the lovely Brazilian female vocal group
QUARTETO EM CY.
Known as “The Girls From Bahia” in the USA, Quarteto Em Cy are undoubtedly the most important female band of the MPB since they were discovered by Vinícius de Moares and Carlos Lyra in the early 60’s.
Their self-titled LP, released by the Odeon label in 1972, is considered narguably their best album ever and includes arrangements by
Edu Lobo, Luiz Eça (from Tamba Trio), and stellar collaborations like that of the legendary singer-songwriter Dorival Caymmi. Often compared to The Mamas & The Papas, The Free Design,
The Association and Harper’s Bizarre.
The list of Quarteto Em Cy’s collaborators throughout their prolific career is impressive: Baden Powell, João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, MPB4, and Toquinho, among others.
Included here is the landmark track “Tudo Que Você Podia Ser”, their amazing take on the Milton Nascimento classic!
01. QUANDO O CARNAVAL CHEGAR (2:55)
02. TALVEZ (2:24)
03. CAVALO-FERRO (2:23)
04. TUDO QUE VOCÊ PODIA SER (2:43)
05. INCELENSA (4:02)
06. SAPATO MOLE (3:42)
07. UNDERGROUND (2:12)
08. ANTES DA PRIMEIRA HORA (1:27)
09. ZANGA, ZANGADA (2:37)
10. CANTORIA (2:05)
11. CANTO DO OBÁ (2:32)
(With Dorival Caymmi)
Cyva, Cynara, Soninha e Dorinha (vocals).
Guitar: Edu Lobo, Tavito (aka Roberto da Silva),
Nelson Ângelo & Zé Menezes.
Piano: Luiz Eça, Helvius Vilela & Tenório Jr.
Bass: Antonio Fernando Leporace & Bebeto Castilho.
Flutes: Danilo Caymmi.
Drums: Hélcio Milito & Rubinho.
With the special participation of Dorival Caymmi
(vocals on track 11).
Arranged & conducted by: Luiz Eça (tracks 2 & 3),
Edu Lobo (tracks 4, 5, 9 & 10), Magro (tracks 1, 6 & 11)
& Antonio Fernando Leporace (tracks 7 & 8).
Produced by Milton Miranda.
Musical direction: Maestro Gaya
Producer assistant: Edu Lobo
Engineered by: Z. J. Merky.
Engineering assistants: Nivaldo Duarte & Reny R. Lippi.
Original lay-out: Joel Cocchiararo.
Photo: Alexandre Souza Lima.