Luciano Alves | Quartzo

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Quartzo

by Luciano Alves

These compositions and arrangements demonstrate the versatility of this keyboardist as he segues seamlessly from Latin beats (samba, baião, son) to US rhythms (rock, balada, funk), thus creating a unique blend of styles.
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1. Luzes No Terceiro Mundo
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2. Piano Blues
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3. Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro
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4. Ana
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5. Insônia
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6. Dá um Break
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7. Capricórnio
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This was the first disc by keyboardist / pianist Luciano Alves (in his electronic phase), firming up his status in Brazil as a master of keyboards, computers and samplers. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, this LP was masterized in 2000 for CD and remasterized for digital distribution in 2012.

The keyboard timbres (typical of the electronic musical of the 1980s) blend with the acoustic instruments in flawless harmony. The striking lead-ins, improvisations and futuristic atmospheres of these compositions made this disc a top-playing option on Brazilian instrumental music radio stations during the 1990s. With the launch of Quartzo, Luciano Alves was soon much in demand at recording sessions, while also writing soundtracks for television programs.

All tracks composed and arranged by Luciano Alves.

Guest musicians: Pepeu Gomes, Carlos Martau and Oscar Dionisi (guitar); Rui Motta and Élcio Cáfaro (drums); André Gomes (bass), José Carlos Ramos (saxophone), Carlinhos Ogan (percussion).


Texto em português:

Estas composições e arranjos demostram a versatilidade deste tecladista que transita com facilidade pelos ritmos latinos (samba, baião, son) assim como pelos americanos (rock, balada, funk) criando, assim, uma fusão peculiar de estilos.

Este foi o primeiro disco do tecladista e pianista Luciano Alves (em sua fase tipicamente eletrônica). No Brasil, este disco o consagrou como um mestre dos teclados, computadores e samplers. Gravado em 1989 no Rio de Janeiro – Brazil (ainda utilizando fita analógica). Em 2000 o LP foi masterizado para CD e, em 2012, remasterizado para distribuição digital.

Os timbres dos teclados (típicos da música eletrônica dos anos 1980) fundem-se aos instrumentos acústicos em perfeita harmonia. As introduções impactantes, as improvisações e os climas futuristas das composições tornaram este disco um dos mais executados nas rádios de música instrumental brasileiras da década de 1990. Além disso, com o lançamento de Quartzo, Luciano passou a ser um dos músicos mais requisitados para gravações e para compor trilhas sonoras para programas de TV.

Todas as músicas e arranjos são de autoria de Luciano Alves.

Músicos convidados: Pepeu Gomes, Carlos Martau e Oscar Dionisi (guitarra); Rui Motta e Élcio Cáfaro (bateria); André Gomes (baixo), José Carlos Ramos (saxofone), Carlinhos Ogan (percussão).


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