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Leme CD Notes

Leme CD Notes

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Published by: Chris Pine on Jun 27, 2012
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MICHEL LEME & THE FIRM"The group" Michel Leme & the company "was formed in October 26, 2006. We did a rehearsal withthe Alex Duarte (who kindly replaced the Serginho Machado on drums, at first), plus CassiusFerreira (sax) and Thiago Alves (bass). I have tabled eight compositions, rehearsed and playedpros guys on the same day at the bookstore around the corner here in Sao Paulo. Then, for thenext show, did a test in duo in the apartment of Serginho Machado – with the right to complaintfrom neighbors and all ... Hence forward, played in the Corner Bookstore, Museu da Imagem e doSom, at & T and other places, to the recording.For the repertoire, I gathered nine unpublished and other compositions, some who had played withother formations since 2003. I chose songs whose melodies are in mind (at least on mine) and thathappen on intuitive structures, i.e. they are made to play; They enable the creation and are far fromthe format "long and complex themes versus a small space for improvisation". What a waste itwould be to call musicians as talented as these to simply run a lot of obligations ... Called them for the freedom of musical expression and franco were the major reasons dialog of our meetings-andthe CD is a picture of it.Were twenty hours of recording on two consecutive days (June 01 and 02), with a few hours tosleep between the two days ...Everything was recorded live at Nimbus Studio (with all of the groupin the same room, and no headphones!) and mixed with the San Issobe-who also mastered. Werecorded four songs on first take, four in the second and "Light" was in the third. It was a greatlearning experience for sure! And all in a great mood and calm, which is ideal for making music. About the compositions:-"Cha-Cha Malice"-is a Cha-Cha that made up minutes before play on Monday on the extinctBlenBlen, in March 2006. The atrocious name is a pun on a song that I played in the time of dance:"Cha-Cha Patricia";-"Evoultion-Samba"-a samba in tribute to friend and musician spectacular Arismar do EspíritoSanto;-"Relax in Apucarana"-in 2005, spent holidays in a hostel in Apucarana (Paraná) and composedthis song as soon as I got in my guitar. The part in 3/4 is a reference to the times when mydaughter Mila (then with 04 years) readied some punkíce; the afoxé is the ' relax ' ...;-"Essence"-a kind of slow bossa, I wrote about five years and just went like now;-"Four by Three"-is a theme in 3/4 that made up to play with the trio that has Alexandre Mihanovichon bass and Alex Buck on drums, and they dedicate to the composition. Played it several timeswith this trio-which becomes a Quartet with Mohammed on guitar or piano-and the firm was quitedifferent and good well. The title is simply the time signature (3/4) reversed (4/3), making anallusion to an unexpected pace with four beats in introduction;-"Light" is a jazz in 4/4, the first to record a CD of mine. Recorded with the training: guitar, sopranosax and box with paintbrushes (without low), and was in the mood that I wanted. I dedicate thissong very dear Pete bass, who started in 2006 Wooley. The "Light" of the title is the same light;-"Meringue Cool"-another theme I made at the time of BlenBlen. Gave this name because it isfunny (and almost ridiculous), it has to do with the unpretentious atmosphere (but very goodplaying) of the sound;-"Petrucciani"-composed this theme in a classroom, to show pro student who cannot make a legalmusic with only one chord type-in this case, the largest with major seventh. At the time it came out,I ordered a while to write, because I drew it could take advantage of it in the future ... Is dedicatedto the wonderful French pianist Michel Petrucciani, who was in 2002. The CD version was verybeautiful and expressive;-"Then ..."-is a fast samba composed some four years. Called the Raphael Ferreira to join playingtenor sax. I had thought him and Cassius soloing together and found that the three voices (the twosaxes plus guitar) in a few moments the topic sounded very well. Rolled a very good energy, toclose the CD.

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