No. 25 — Pages 174-175: Aurino | Jorginho

  • Waldir Calmon — Mambos!
    (1959) Copacabana CLP 10012
  • Teddy Garner — Sax Imortal
    (1961) Columbia LPCB 37146
  • Nelsinho — Nelsinho e Seus Trombones
    (1964) Magisom GMLP 1011
  • Breno Sauer — Viva o Samba
    (1959) Columbia LPCB 37063
  • Aurino, Jorginho — Na Cadência do Samba
    (1963) RCA Victor BBL 1235
  • Bob Fleming — Sax in Hi-Fi
    (1958) Masterpiece Master 553

This double-page spread of the book features some more puzzling reutilization of arrangements, this time by Aurino and Jorginho.

Although Aurino Ferreira de Oliveira (*1925), commonly known as Aurino, is one of Brazil’s finest soloists on the tenor, baritone and alto saxophone as well as the clarinet, information about him is hard to find. Aurino was a member of Sexteto de Jazz Moderno, Eumir Deodato’s Catedráticos, Sérgio Mendes’ Bossa Rio on the legendary album Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada, and played on Dom Um Romão’s masterpiece Dom Um. Aurino released only three albums under his own name, first in 1960 his solo debut Saturday Night, followed the next year by a collaboration album with Paulo Moura, Nelsinho and Maurílio titled Coquetel de Sucessos, and in 1963 his teaming with Jorginho, Na Cadência do Samba.

As with Aurino, there seems hardly any information available about Jorge Ferreira da Silva, who played the saxophone but most notably the flute, hence he was nicknamed Jorginho da Flauta. Except for his participation in the 1963 album Bossa Nova as member of Sexteto de Jazz Moderno, his joint effort with Aurino, Na Cadência do Samba, was the only album bearing Jorginho’s name on the front cover. Both Aurino and Jorginho belong to the long list of renowned musicians who contributed to countless recordings by others, but did not enjoy their own share of albums.

Fortunately, Aurino and Jorginho teamed up for Na Cadência do Samba, an album which is noteworthy not only for its quality but for being another example of the reutilization of arrangements. It seemed to be a quite popular practice by Brazilian record labels to provide arrangements previously used by other artists for instrumentalists on their solo recordings, as it happened in some cases to Chiquinho do Acordeom with Odeon, to Radamés Gnattali with Continental, to Pernambuco with Musiplay/Copacabana and to Héctor Costita on both albums he recorded as Don Júnior with RGE. In the case of Aurino and Jorginho the label was RCA Victor.

On Na Cadência do Samba both soloists play alternately, accompanied by a swinging orchestra and an intimate combo. The soloists added their solo parts over the instrumental part of original tapes used for Leny Andrade, Cauby Peixoto, Rosana Tolédo, Nelly Martins and others. However, the selection of these arrangements includes gems like the beautiful Para Não Sofrer by Antônio Carlos Jobim, introduced by Nelly Martins the year before, and the exquisite Filosofia, whose original recording by Leny Andrade two years prior is the only one besides Aurino’s interpretation.

Tracklist and comparative samples of Na Cadência do Samba with uncredited orchestra and arrangements:

1. Na Cadência do Samba (Ataulfo Alves – Paulo Gesta) featuring Aurino with arrangement also released in 1963 on Jorge Veiga’s album Jorge Veiga
2. Insensatez (Antônio Carlos Jobim – Vinícius de Moraes) with arrangement also released in 1962 on Nelly Martins’s single Insensatez b/w Para Não Sofrer [Playlist]
3. Sambop (Durval Ferreira – Maurício Einhorn) with arrangement also released in 1961 on Leny Andrade’s album A Sensação [Playlist]
4. Fuga (Durval Ferreira) featuring Jorginho with arrangement also released in 1960 on Johnny Alf’s album Rapaz de Bem [Playlist]
5. Filosofia (Aldacir Louro – Linda Rodrigues) with arrangement also released in 1961 on Leny Andrade’s album A Sensação [Playlist]
6. Tema Sem Palavras (Durval Ferreira – Maurício Einhorn) featuring Jorginho with arrangement also released in 1960 on Johnny Alf’s album Rapaz de Bem
7. Samba do Avião (Antônio Carlos Jobim) with arrangement also released in 1962 on Cauby Peixoto’s album Canção Que Inspirou Você [Playlist]
8. Não Dá Pé (Hianto de Almeida – Otávio Teixeira) featuring Jorginho with arrangement also released in 1961 on Leny Andrade’s album A Sensação
9. A Mesma Rosa Amarela (Capiba – Carlos Penna Filho) featuring Aurino with arrangement presumably also released in 1962 on Vanja Orico’s single Cantiga da Vida b/w A Mesma Rosa Amarela
10. Receita Para Esquecer (Durval Ferreira – Orlando Henriques) featuring Jorginho with arrangement also released in 1961 on Leny Andrade’s album A Sensação
11. Tristeza de Nós Dois (Durval Ferreira – Maurício Einhorn – Bebeto) with arrangement also released in 1961 on Rosana Tolédo’s album Sorriso e Lágrima [Playlist]
12. Para Não Sofrer (Antônio Carlos Jobim) with arrangement also released in 1962 on Nelly Martins’s single Insensatez b/w Para Não Sofrer [Playlist]

[Special thanks to Órfãos do Loronix for helping in the research.]

The art work for Na Cadéncia do Samba shows a photograph by Mafra.

Aurino & Jorginho — Na Cadéncia do Samba (a)

Aurino & Jorginho — Na Cadéncia do Samba (b)

   

The art work for Sax in Hi-Fi is by Joselito with photograph by Mafra. For more on the alias of Bob Fleming see → No. 1 and → No. 7.

   

The art work for Nelsinho e Seus Trombones shows a photograph by Mafra.

   

The art work for Viva o Samba features a photograph by Van Erven. Breno Sauer is featured in article → No. 32.

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One response to “No. 25 — Pages 174-175: Aurino | Jorginho

  1. Pingback: Don Junior e Seu Sax Maravilhoso, Conjunto e Orquestra – Sambas Nr. 2 (1963) « Órfãos do Loronix

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