Now playing:
Eldorado Orchestra "Chi Bofin Bada Minhin"

play bonus track

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Y14W42 .THIAGO FRANÇA - MALAGUETA, PERUS E BACANAÇO

Since a year, Les Mains Noires is also a record label named Goma Gringa Discos, based in São Paulo and runned by Frederic Thiphagne & Matthieu Hebrard. The good news is that has just been released the 3rd Lp, “Malagueta, Perus e Bacanaço” by São Paulo’s saxophonist Thiago França.
Inspired by the cult homonymous short story by writer João Antonio, the record was born as a tribute to the 50 years of publication. Between stories, codes and characters we are introduced to the three rogues (Malagueta, Perus and Bacanaço) that roam in São Paulo's night from a pool hall to another in search of games. A typical portrait of São Paulo, raw, gray and not quite hopeful, where the city is both background and character of the plot where are involved the protagonists.

Since a year, Les Mains Noires is also a record label named Goma Gringa Discos, based in São Paulo and runned by Frederic Thiphagne & Matthieu Hebrard. The good news is that has just been released the 3rd Lp, “Malagueta, Perus e Bacanaço” by São Paulo’s saxophonist Thiago França.

Inspired by the cult homonymous short story by writer João Antonio, the record was born as a tribute to the 50 years of publication. Between stories, codes and characters we are introduced to the three rogues (Malagueta, Perus and Bacanaço) that roam in São Paulo's night from a pool hall to another in search of games. A typical portrait of São Paulo, raw, gray and not quite hopeful, where the city is both background and character of the plot where are involved the protagonists.

"I had that desire, to reproduce the universe of the book as if it were a soundtrack," says Thiago França.

Along with 12 musicians and singers, all members of the brilliant São Paulo’s contemporary musical scene, the result could be define as a Samba Jazz record but is actually way more complex. Indeed, electric elements in a pure Metá Metá style on “Na Multidão”, Rodrigo Campo’s voice on “Vila Alpina”, Free Jazz on “Fome” and rapper Rodrigo Ogi on “Caso do Bacalau” make this record a very eclectic and genuine one!

The tough part has been to choose just one single track to present here. So, as the interest of the record is its entirety, we’ve decided to post it in his complete version, hoping that you will help us and let us know which one is your favourite track!

Lp only, the record is available now in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies. The cover, which always is a surprise with Goma Gringa’s records, is a hard cardboard “paste-on” one. Nothing that crazy except the fact that those covers has not been made in Brazil since 50 years! Quite easy then to imagine the work and passion that has been needed to recreate this production pattern! And to top it off, the artwork - signed by Julio Dui - has been printed in LetterPress technique!


Grab your copy HERE or on the Brazilian version of the site.

Thiago França’s works are all available officially for download, HERE, on his site.

And for those who are in São Paulo, Save The Date! On the 16th of November at the SESC Pompeia will be the official release show! 13 musicians on stage! That won’t happen much! Don’t miss it!

No comments:

Post a Comment