Hi, fellows!

Again I come to you my friends, to show you, one of the greatest living guitarits I know: Mr. Hélio Delmiro, a simple and introvert man, that speaks tha voice of God in his instrument. He appeared as a guest artist, in many great recordings of Elis Regina, like the amazing acoustic guitar we hear in "o bêbado e a equilibrista" (Charles Chaplin's "limelight") , like Mr. Fábio Zanon said about it, in his website:

"Hélio Delmiro's learning was made in live performances and in practice, his colleagues say he is perfectly capable of playing any solo Jazz piano solo, by ear, as he took from the disks.Later he also studied classical guitar in order to refine his technique. A strong influence was the saxophonist Victor Assis Brazil, with whom he made his first recording. At the time he was introduced as the "new Baden Powell", was playing electric guitar and in fact that he never played with a pick, always with the fingers. Over the sixties, Helio Delmiro created an untouchable reputation in folk/popular music circuit, following a succession of famous singers, especially Clara Nunes, with whom he played for over ten years, with Elis Regina he also played for three very intense years and participated in famous recordings and in the Montreux Festival (1979).If you think, that your ear has never heard a song from Hélio Delmiro's sophisticated art, you're wrong, it is clear that Elis Regina's voice is so marked that we almost do not care to hear the other instruments, but for a moment try to pay attention to the tastefully done up guitar in the song "o bêbado e a equilibrista" (Charles Chaplin's "limelight") from the disk - This Woman (1979): Indeed Elis Regina softly turn down her voice a little bit, just to hear the guitar's follow-up of Hélio Delmiro. In the seventies, he has consolidated his reputation as a Jazz musician, and was hailed as a genius and recorded an album with Sarah Vaughan in 1979 and finally released his first solo album called "Emotiva" (soulful), in which he plays the acoustic guitar and electric guitar. In the eighties, Helio Delmiro established himself definitively on the international circuit; the list of its partnerships is immense and includes legends of Jazz, and released solo albums frequently. A crisis has loomed for Helio Delmiro, and is no secret that many Jazz musicians dissolve themselves in smoke from barroom tables, alcohol and drugs, then you need to be a monk yourself, to be a Jazz musician and to go to work off of it. Helio Delmiro succumbed, when it reached a critical point and a monk "entered within himself" and converted him to Christianity, with so much fervor that he became evangelical Pastor and put a "foot on the brake" in a very abrupt way, in his career in the late 80's. The return was gradual and painful, for him, in a sense  he had a reputation of being "bossy", which added to the fame of proselyte (convert to an individual doctrine, idea or system), which upset many people.In 90's, he returned to the charge, frequently playing abroad. In 2004, a new jolt, a disagreement with his ex-wife on the board of the children, eventually led him to prison, particularly in abject  (infamous) conditions, sharing a cell with hardened criminals, then all kinds of Brazilian musicians gave him support, but it is clear that this episode has opened large wounds, which he attend to heal them with his Christian faith. Helio Delmiro is an unanimity among fellow musicians as one of the most lavishly gifted musicians of Brazilian's music history, as he owns a remarkable improvisational skills. His solo appearances seems like classical concerts, whose behavior reflects sober and musical density and immaculate technique. He is a man of fine intelligence ,which of course, he never lets his art or his personal convictions pass without a thorough self-analysis."


Some internet videos by the great guitar master Hélio Delmiro:

Elis Regina & Hélio Delmiro play "O Bêbado e a Equilibrista" (João Bosco/Aldir Blanc)

Hélio Delmiro plays "Compassos"

Hélio Delmiro plays "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma/Jacques Prévert)

Hélio sings! and plays "Ilusão à Toa" (Johnny Alf)

Sarah Vaughan & Hélio Delmiro play "A Little Tear" (Tom Jobim)

Hélio Delmiro & Nana Caymmi play "Insensatez" (Tom Jobim)

Hélio plays "Waltzin" (Victor Assis Brasil)

Jane Mara & Hélio Delmiro sing! and play "Estrada do Sol" (Tom Jobim)

Jane Mara & Hélio Delmiro play "Desde que o samba é samba" (Caetano Veloso)

Jane Mara & Hélio Delmiro play "O Barquinho" (Roberto Menescal)

Liz Rosa & Hélio Delmiro play "Dindi" (Tom Jobim)

Hélio plays "Beijo Partido" (Toninho Horta)

Hélio Delmiro plays "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein)

Hélio Delmiro & Simone play "Minha Namorada" (Carlos Lyra)

Hélio Delmiro plays "All the things you are"
Zizi Possi & Hélio Delmiro play "Copo Vazio" (Gilberto Gil)

Nana Caymmi & Hélio Delmiro play "Mudança dos Ventos" (Ivan Lins)

Renato Russo & Hélio Delmiro play "Gente Humilde" (Garoto/Chico Buarque/Vinícius de Moraes)

Hélio Delmiro improvises live at Heineken Concerts 1992

Milton Nascimento & Hélio Delmiro play "Caçador de Mim" (Luis Carlos Sá/Sérgio Magrão)

Roberto Sion & Hélio Delmiro play "Rapaz de Bem" (Johnny Alf)

Roberto Sion & Hélio Delmiro play "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie)

Elis Regina & Hélio Delmiro play "Rebento" (Gilberto Gil) at Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Elis Regina & Hélio Delmiro play "Madalena" (Ivan Lins) at Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Elis Regina & Hélio Delmiro play "Cai Dentro" (Baden Powell/Paulo Cesar Pinheiro) at Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Elis Regina & Hélio Delmiro play "Cobra Criada" (João Bosco/Paulo Emílio) at Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Victor Assis Brasil Quintet (with Hélio Delmiro) play "Tema pro Einhorn"

Victor Assis Brasil Quintet play "Balada pra Nadia"

Victor Assis Brasil Quintet play "Lydian Dreams"

Victor Assis Brasil Quintet play "Waltz for Trane"

Hélio Delmiro plays "Pro Zeca"

Hélio Delmiro plays "Ad Infinito" no RT SOM

Hélio plays "Marceneiro Paulo" no RT SOM

Hélio plays "Marceneiro Paulo" no CLUBE DO CHORO

Some wisdow words from Jesus' brother: Mr. Hélio Delmiro (talking about playing with new musicians):
"I felt that too one day, it's a pleasure to be reaching a larger experience, I've been experienced, is really good, gives that tingly inside, it's good there, but really listen something: the knight riding the horse out but the horse continues to trot, and then comes another rider mounts the horse, and goes over a road, then after he goes down and comes back another rider and so the horse riding on and on. So also is the experience, the sum of them; then they think they learned something with us, but we actually do learn much more from them. "

To know more about this gifted musician, and above all things: vitalized human being, please reach:


"And we know, that to men that love God, all things work together into good, to them that after purpose be called saints.  For  those  that  he  knew  before  [For why  and whom  he  knew  before], he  before-ordained  by  grace  to  be made  like  to  the image  of  his  Son,  that  he  be  the  first begotten among many brethren. And  those  that  he  before-ordained  to  bless,  them  he  called;  and whom  he called, them he justified; and whom he justified, them he glorified." ROMANS 8, 28-30

"It pertaineth  to man  to make  ready  the  soul; and  it pertaineth to the Lord to govern the tongue.  All the ways of men be open to the eyes of God; the Lord is a weigher of  spirits,  that  is,  of  wills,  yielding  to  man  after  his deservings. Show  thy works  to  the Lord; and  thy  thoughts shall
be succeed." PROVERBS 16, 1-3

"The  grace  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  and  the  charity  of  God,  and  the communing of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen." 2 CORINTHIANS 13, 14

SUN RA - Live at the Horseshoe Tavern Toronto (1978)

Calling Planet Earth: non-stop selections from 
"Live at the Horseshoe Tavern Toronto" (1978)

The Sound Projector radio show,
originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM


BUD POWELL Jazz Quotes

  • "No one could play like Bud; too difficult, too quick, incredible!" - Thelonious Monk
  • "Bud was the most brilliant that a spirit might be, a unique genius in our culture." - Max Roach
  • "Bud is a genius." - Charlie Parker
  • "He laid down the basis of modern jazz piano." - Dizzy Gillespie
  • "Bud is a genuine genius." - Duke Ellington



“I don’t consider myself a musician who has achieved perfection and can’t develop any further. But I compose my pieces with a formula that I created myself. Take a musician like John Coltrane. He is a perfect musician, who can give expression to all the possibilities of his instrument. But he seems to have difficulty expressing original ideas on it. That is why he keeps looking for ideas in exotic places. At least I don’t have that problem, because, like I say, I find my inspiration in myself.” - Thelonious Monk

"At this time the fashion is to bring something to jazz that I reject. They speak of freedom. But one has no right, under pretext of freeing yourself, to be illogical and incoherent by getting rid of structure and simply piling a lot of notes one on top of the other. There’s no beat anymore. You can’t keep time with your foot. I believe that what is happening to jazz with people like Ornette Coleman, for instance, is bad. There’s a new idea that consists in destroying everything and find what’s shocking and unexpected; whereas jazz must first of all tell a story that anyone can understand." - Thelonious Monk 

Interviewer: 'What other interests do you have?'
T.Monk: 'Life in general.'
Interviewer: "What do you do about it?"
T.Monk: 'Keep breathing.' "
"Interviewer: 'What do you think the purpose of life is?'
T.Monk: 'To die.'
-- Down Beat magazine

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public want — you play what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing — even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.” - Thelonious Monk

“Where’s jazz going? I don’t know? Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.” - Thelonious Monk

FATS NAVARRO & TADD DAMERON - The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings (1947-48)

One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Fats Navarro had a tragically brief career yet his influence is still being felt. His fat sound combined aspects of Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie, became the main inspiration for Clifford Brown, and through Brownie greatly affected the tones and styles of Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw.
Many valuable performances from the height of the bop era are included on this double CD. Subtitled "The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings" and comprised of 23 songs and 13 alternate takes, the reissue features the great trumpeter Fats Navarro in peak form with three groups headed by pianist/arranger Tadd Dameron, in trumpet battles with one of his major influences, Howard McGhee, and on a remarkable all-star quintet with pianist Bud Powell and the young tenor Sonny Rollins; among the other sidemen are altoist Ernie Henry; tenors Charlie Rouse, Allen Eager, Wardell Gray, and Dexter Gordon; and vibraphonist Milt Jackson. In addition to such gems as "Our Delight," "Lady Bird," "Double Talk," "Bouncing With Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," and "52nd Street Theme," Fats is heard with the 1948 Benny Goodman septet ("Stealin' Apples") and Dameron leads a group with the 22-year-old Miles Davis. On a whole, this double CD has more than its share of essential music that belongs in all historical jazz collections. (allmusic.com)


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Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964)

Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964)

1.Theme from Joy House
3.Basin Street Blues
4.Main Title from "The Carpetbaggers"
5.Chicago Serenade
6.St. Louis Blues
7.Delon's Blues
8.Blues in the Night

One of the essential Jimmy Smith albums that all record collections should contain. Moving from Blue Note to Verve, Smith swapped the small band for the large orchestra. The instrument Smith pioneered was the Hammond B3 organ, which had been labelled
"the poor man's orchestra" because of the depth of sound it could create, so when that met a real orchestra under the guidance of arranger Lalo Schifrin the result is explosive. Especially when the orchestra itself contains musicians of the class of Kenny Burrell and Thad Jones. Now remastered the album hasn't a dull moment, with blues, pop and two cracking film scores (The Cat and "Main Title from The Carpetbaggers", which is used on BBC2's Money Programme). Then of course there is Smith's masterful playing that never fails to raise the hairs on the spine or get the fingers clicking. A cool, swinging, fun and indispensable record.



Jacob do Bandolim & Época de Ouro - Vibrações (1967)

Jacob do Bandolim & Época de Ouro - Vibrações, é uma obra-prima do choro realizada em 1967, considerado o melhor trabalho de Jacob Bandolim, e um dos melhores discos de choro já feitos.


01- Vibrações (Jacob Bittencourt)
02- Receita de samba (Jacob Bittencourt)
03- Ingênuo (Benedito Lacerda - Pixinguinha)
04- Pérolas (Jacob Bittencourt)
05- Assim mesmo (Luis Americano)
06- Fidalga (Ernesto Nazareth)
07- Lamento (Pixinguinha)
08- Murmurando (Fon)
09- Cadência (Joventino Maciel)
10- Floraux (Ernesto Nazareth)
11- Brejeiro (Ernesto Nazareth)
12- Vésper (Ernesto Nazareth)