Abandono was introduced in 1964 by Luiza Silveira da Fonseca, better known simply as Luiza, as the opening track on her self-titled debut album, arranged and conducted by Moacir Santos.
Apparently, the song was recorded only three times, and interestingly, only on albums that remained the only ones by the respective acts.
Despite her critically acclaimed debut, Luiza remained somewhat of a mystery and her fine album a collector’s item since only very little is known about her except that she was a teacher and played the piano as well as the guitar.
Composer Chico Feitosa himself recorded Abandono on his debut album in 1965, arranged and conducted by Oscar Castro Neves.
Turma do Bom Balanço was a studio group featuring an all-star cast arranged and directed by Waltel Branco. As on Luiza’s album, Abandono was chosen as the opening track, featuring K-Ximbinho on alto sax, Aurino on baritone sax, Ed Maciel on trombone, Pedro Paulo on piston, Dom Salvador on organ Neco on guitar, Sérgio Barroso on bass and Édison Machado on drums.
Selected recordings of Abandono:
1. Luiza from the album Luiza (1964, RCA Victor BBL 1295)
2. Chico Feitosa from the album Chico Fim de Noite Apresenta Chico Feitosa (1965, Forma FM-7)
3. Turma do Bom Balanço from the album A Turma do Bom Balanço (1965, Mocambo LP 40262)