The only (?) album by organ player Roberto Coura and his conjunto as a premiere on Parallel Realities.
As much as I try, I can't restrain from expressing my impression after listening to this album countless times ever since I unpacked it from the package received from Pedro & 300discos:
It is simply fascinating!
If you think that the main reason for this exaltation is the newly discovered cantora Maristela, you are right. But it is not only her superb voice and way of singing but also the conjunto's backing with beautiful, discrete conversations between Roberto's organ and Dante's violin, for example on the San Remo flaired Al Di La or on the spectacular Busto Calado...
Needless to say that I started an immediate search for more by Maristela and Roberto Coura, with, unfortunately, thin results: A Maristela (if that is the same one) has 1953 sung on one track of Eu Sou O Baião - Seleções de Humerto Teixeira, while Roberto Coura has recorded an album called Vamos Ao Baile for Golden Records, but it turned out to be a re-edition of the album presented here.
Now the usual question in such cases:
Does anyone have more information?
While shrugging your shoulders in ignorance, read the list of musicians:
Roberto Coura: Órgão
Mineirinho: Sax tenor
Dante: Violino, Saxofone, Clarinete
While waiting for somebody else to tell us more, enjoy:
01. Tema Para Dois (Nazário Cordeiro / Damásio José)
02. Scapricciatiello (Pacifico Vento / Ferdinando Albano) com Maristela
03. Canção Irlandeza (Fritz Kreisler)
04. Mala (Oscar Kinleiner) com Maristela
05. Um Chorinho na Broadway (Roberto Coura)
06. My Prayer (Mi Oración) (Georges Boulanger)
07. Chopin's (Frédéric Chopin)
08. Al Di La (Mogol / Carlo Donida) com Maristela
09. Doce de Coco (Jacob do Bandolim)
10. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Paul Francis Webster / Sammy Fain)
11. Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)
12. Busto Calado (Rubens Silva / Orlando Costa "Maestro Cipó") com Maristela
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos
EDIT by Milan Filipović:
Roberto Coura recorded at least one more album beside the one presented here: Melodias Imortais, released at an unknown date, containing 12 track.
I just realized that the complete discography on Parallel Realities by the great Sacha Rubin, an all time favourite at my place, is actually missing Drinks After Midnight (1965), an album posted a long time ago on Loronix, which, as far as I know, can not be found any place else.
So I am posting it now.
Also, some links to his other albums, identified as broken, have been fixed.
Now, his complete discography, with all links working, can be found HERE, IN A PARALLEL REALITY.
The tracks, orchestrated by Maestro Cipó, are:
01. All The Way (Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn)
02. Who's Sorry Now (Ted Snyder / Bert Karmer / Harry Ruby)
03. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach)
04. You Do Something To Me (Cole Porter)
05. Indian Summer (Victor Herbert / Al Dubin)
06. How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
07. They Can't Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
08. I'll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe)
09. The Song Is You (Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II)
10. All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II)
11. I Only Have Eyes For You (Harry Warren / Al Dubin)
12. Always (Irving Berlin)
PLAY IT AGAIN, SACHA!