It should be obvious by now that I have a special interest for the releases of Discos Drink, the label created, as any traveller through this parallel reality knows, by Djalma Ferreira promoting mostly his notorious Drink night club and featuring mostly himself and his conjunto.
Tonight, thanks to Pedro & 300discos I have the pleasure of presenting another one of the Drink releases, narrowing the number of the still not found ones to, as far as I know, only two.
Tonight's Drink release is piano player Lauro Miranda's only career album. Contrary to Miran Presley, playing piano on the previous Drink release, a mysterious personality, later identified as Djalma Ferreira himself recording under a false name, there is apparently no mystery about Lauro Miranda's identity as the back cover shows a clear portrait of him + Carlos Machado, the writer of the linear notes, has done a nice job writing all about him that you might want to know.
Whether convinced of Lauro's identity as Lauro or still suspicious, I suggest that you put this dilemma aside, make yourself a drink and enjoy:
1. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
Where Or When (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
More Than You Know (Vincent Youmans / William Rose / Edward Eliscu)
2. Manhattan (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart)
All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II)
Saturday Night (Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne)
3. Foi o Teu Olhar (Ubirajara Nesdan)
Sax Cantabile (Armando Domínguez)
4. O Apito no Samba (Luiz Bandeira / Luis Antônio)
5. Cipolândia (Orlando Costa ''Maestro Cipó'' / Lauro Miranda)
6. The Ruby And The Pearl (Jay Livingston / Ray Evans)
Poinciana (Nat Simon / Buddy Bernier)
7. Saudade (Lauro Miranda)
Recanto de Rua (T. Bittencourt / Lauro Miranda)
8. Será (Lauro Miranda)
Fracassos de Amor (Tito Madi / Milton Silva)
THE TIPSY PIANO
Créditos: Pedro & 300discos