Clube da Esquina e o album do coletivo de musicos brasileiros conhecidos como Clube da Esquina, liderado pelos cantores e compositores Milton Nascimento e Lo Borges, a quem o album foi creditado. O disco foi lancado, no Brasil, em LP em 1972 pela EMI-Odeon. Clube da Esquina chamou a atencao pelas composicoes engajadas e a miscelanea de sons. A capa traz a foto de dois meninos, Cacau e Tonho, fotografados em uma estradinha de terra nas proximidades de Nova Friburgo, regiao serrana do Rio de Janeiro, proximo de onde moravam os pais adotivos de Milton.
The list of prominent North American and British fans of Milton Nascimento continues to grow almost exponentially and as a result, his first album for Warner Bros, recorded in Rio, New York, Pittsburgh and L.A., has a longer guest list than ever before. On the jazz side, Wayne Shorter reunites with his Brazilian soulmate on two tracks, his beam-of-light soprano soaring brightly, and a quintet containing Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, and Robertinho Silva sails magnificently through two early Nascimento classics: "Vera Cruz" and "Novena" (his first song ever).
The artistic range and breadth of ANGELUS is such that it stands as something of a Milton Nascimento compendium, summing up many of the stylistic milestones and personal triumphs that have made his music so enduring. In fact, when he gathers the superstar rhythm team of Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette and Robertinho Silva to perform "Novena" (as well as his famous "Vera Cruz") it is Nascimento's first recording of his very first song. But then ANGELUS is brimming with variety and talent. There's also a uniquely Milton rendition of the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," a bouncy "Only A Dream In Rio" (with James Taylor) and the wordless mystery of "Qualquer Coisa A Haver Com O Pariso" (with Peter Gabriel).Other special guests on this record are Wayne Shorter and Jon Anderson. From the poetic grandeur of the rain forest to the dancing carnival of the big city, Nascimento's music on ANGELUS is a romantic celebration of life.
This is the CD reissue of an album recorded in 1976. At this point, Nascimento had an experience with fusion in the Som Imaginario, and with jazzers such as Herbie Hancock (who had recorded with him in the previous year's Milton) or Wayne Shorter (Native Dancer). In this album, Nascimento experiments economically with orchestra, trying to recover his roots, the culture of the Minas Gerais state, whose already strong civilization made possible an expressive Baroque and sacred music in the 17th century. Therefore, the atmosphere here is not as swinging, but it reaches deeper emotional dimensions.
To lovers of Brazilian jazz, the pairing of these two legends of the genre amounts to something of a musical orgasm. The only serious misfire isn't really that bad, just a bit incongruous. Why would two consummate Brazilian ambassadors choose to do their one English lyric song – George Harrison's "Something" – as a reggae tune? The groove is silly, but actually some of the guitar work is fun. Just as when Ivan Lins sings in his native Portuguese rather than stilted English, this tandem is most at home conveying emotions that go beyond simple semantics, usually with Gil writing the music and Nascimento the lyrics. "Sebastian" is a moody bass-and-drum driven power ballad which functions as a showcase to their raspy vocals.
Digitally remastered collection from the Brazilian pop icon of the MPB. The 20 songs come primarily from his golden recording era in the 1970's and 80's and includes classics like "O Cio da Terra" (performed with Chico Buarque), a Lennon/McCartney tribute (live), "Cancao do Nova Mundo", "Maria Maria" and many more.