Various Artists, "Jazz Lounge Best", Fantasy #12914 (2004).[2-CD Set Compilation]


     01 Nice Work If You Can Get It - Joe Pass
     02 The Way You Look Tonight - Lew Soloff
     03 Makin' Whoopee/The Glory Of Love - Carol Sloane
     04 Blue Moon - Betty Roche
     05 Stompin' At The Savoy - Cal Tjader
     06 Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Mose Allison
     07 Mr. Lucky - Vince Guaraldi
     08 You Make Me Feel So Young - Chet Baker
     09 I Surrender Dear - Helen Humes
     10 A Foggy Day - Betty Roche
     11 In Your Own Sweet Way - Miles Davis
     12 Canadian Sunset - Wes Montgomery
     13 Dancing On The Ceiling - Chet Baker
     14 I Will Wait For You - Freddy Cole
     15 The Seventh Son - Mose Allison
     16 Agua Limpia Todo - Francisco Aguabella Orchestra
     17 Viva Cepeda - Cal Tjader
     18 Cantaloupe Island - Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers
     19 Agua De Beber - Ella Fitzgerald
     20 Alone Together - Cal Tjader
     21 Baiao Cigano -Nonato Luiz/Djalma Correa/Luiz Alves
     22 Sabor A Mi - Manny Oquendo & Libre
     23 Corcovado - Joe Pass/Paulinho Da Costa
     24 Wave - Charlie Byrd
     25 Te Quiero - Chico O'Farrill
     26 Voce - Joe Pass & Paulinho Da Costa
     27 Meditacao - Charlie Byrd
     28 Samba De Orfeu - The Bola Sete Trio
     29 The Girl From Ipanema - Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
     30 Sofisticada - Luiz Bonfa (track produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro)
     31 Besame Mucho - Art Pepper

Musician personnel & Credits:

Nonato Luiz - Guitar (Acoustic)
Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
Djalma Correa - Congas, Percussion
Luiz Alves - Bass (Acoustic)
Manny Oquendo - Timbales, Percussion
Joe Pass - Guitar (Electric)
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion, Congas
Charlie Byrd - Guitar (Acoustic)
Chico O'Farrill - Arranger
Bola Sete - Guitar (Acoustic)
Vince Guaraldi - Piano (Acoustic)
Luiz Bonfá - Guitar (Acoustic)
Pascoal Meirelles - Drums
Nilson Matta - Bass (Acoustic)
Peter Klam - Executive Producer
Jota Moraes - Keyboards, Arranger
Art Pepper - Sax (Alto)
Barry Powley - Executive Producer
Carol Sloane - Vocals
Arnaldo DeSouteiro - Producer, Arranger
Lew Soloff - Trumpet
Betty Roché - Vocals
Cal Tjader - Vibraphone
Wes Montgomery - Guitar (Electric)
Mose Allison - Piano (Acoustic), Vocals
Chet Baker - Trumpet, Vocals
Helen Humes - Vocals
Miles Davis - Trumpet
Francisco Aguabella - Percussion
Freddy Cole - Vocals
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers - Performer
Todd Barkan - Producer
Bill Belmont - Coordination
Mulgrew Miller - Piano (Acoustic)
Victor Lewis - Drums
Makoto Kimata - Producer
George Mraz - Bass (Acoustic)

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Palmyra & Levita with Jõao Donato, "Lucy in the Sky With Bossa Diamonds", Jazz Station Records #JSR 6044 [distributed in Japan by Rambling Records #RBCS-2101] (2004).[CD]


1. Fools Rush in
2. O Grande Amor (Jobim)
3. Come Rain or Come Shine
4. Outra Vez (Jobim)
5. Ruby
6. One Note Samba (Jobim)
7. It Might as Well Be Spring "Les Printemps"
8. Ahiê (Donato)
9. Tenderly
10. Hô-Bá-Lá-Lá
11. Revelação
12. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
13. Odara
14. Everyday (Donato)
15. O Sono da América Do Sul

Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

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Mario Castro-Neves & Samba S.A., “On A Clear Bossa Day”, Jazz Station Records #6045 (2004).[CD].


1. Candy (Alex Kramer/Mack David/Joan Whitney) 4:16
2. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gene Lees) 4:07
3. Helena And I (Mario Castro-Neves) 2:55
4. On A Clear Day (Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner) 3:27
5. So Nice (Marcos Valle/Paulo Sergio Valle/Norman Gimbel) 2:41
6. Samba S.A. (Mario Castro-Neves) 2:04
7. Nice Work If You Can Get It (George & Ira Gershwin) 3:19
8. The Whole Mess (Mario Castro-Neves) 3:38
9. Muito À Vontade (João Donato/João Mello) 2:23
10. Lili (Mario Castro-Neves) 5:07
11. Mamadeira Atonal (Mario Castro-Neves/Ronaldo Boscoli) 3:45
12. Mara My Love (Mario Castro-Neves) 6:17
13. Tokyo Waltz (Mario Castro-Neves) 5:38
14. My Rio (Mario Castro-Neves) 7:18
Total Time 54:57

Acoustic Piano: Mario Castro-Neves
Acoustic Bass: Manuel Gusmão
Drums: Cesar Machado
Vocal: Ithamara Koorax (appears by courtesy of Milestone Records)
Vocal: Ana Zinger

Recorded and Mixed at The Fox Booth Studios (Rio, Brazil) in January 2004
Engineer: Carlos Fuchs
Assistant Engineer: Daniel Vasques
Digitally Mastered by Geraldo Brandão at EG Studio, April 2004
Cover Art: Tetsushi Kawamura (atmosphere, ltd)
Liner Photos by Celso Brando
Executive Producer: Ithamara Koorax
Liner Notes by domingo (Kepel Kimura, Masanori Koyama, Takashi Horiuchi) + Megumi Arai
Lyrics translated by Hirono Mouri
P. 2004, JSR 6045, DDD
Distributed in Japan by Rambling Records

Acknowledgments from Mario Castro-Neves:
Thanks to my wife, ”Mara My Love”, for all the support, love, and inspiration she has given me during all the years we’ve been together.
Thanks to my loving cousins, Fernando & Gilda Gatti, and my childhood friends, Silvio & Lilian Nogueira, for their advice, support, love, and putting up with me when I stayed at their homes in “My Rio.”
Thanks to my wonderful friends Ithamara Koorax, Ana Zinger, Manuel Gusmão (another childhood friend), Cesar Machado (a new friend) whose great talent and enthusiasm inspired very lively and exciting recording sessions.
And, finally, thanks to my good friend, producer Arnaldo DeSouteiro, who has been my greatest fan for many years, for his dedication, professionalism and love of Brazilian music, and to whom I dedicate this album.
Mario Castro-Neves
NY, June 6, 2004

Acknowledgements from Arnaldo DeSouteiro:
Firstly, “2004 Thanks” to the legendary Brazilian music historian and radio DJ, Simon Khoury, for introducing me to Mario Castro-Neves’ artistry, back in 1973, through Castro-Neves’ “Brazilian Mood” LP. His superb orchestrations on that masterpiece album would be enough to place Mario Castro-Neves among the best arrangers in the music history, alongside Sebesky, Ogerman, Mancini, Legrand, Schifrin, Mandel, Gil Evans, Deodato and Gaya. It is a privilege and a great honor to work with him!
Mr. Khoury used to give airplay, at JB-AM radio station, to such songs as “Helena And I” and “The Whole Mess” (both from “Brazilian Mood”). I could never dream that, thirty years later, I would produce new versions of these gorgeous tunes.
Very special heartfelt thanks also to Shinji Fushiguro (big help!), Takashi Horiuchi, Kaz Sawatari, Shioji Mori and everyone at Rambling Records for believing in this project.
And, last but not least, “Thank you” Ithamara Koorax for giving me, as always, all your time and love.
Arnaldo DeSouteiro
Rio, June 20, 2004

Arranged by Mario Castro-Neves.

Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for JSR (Jazz Station Records).

Webmaster's Note:  There is even more information on this album at this link:


Michel Legrand, "Twenty Songs of the Century", BMG [Japan] #BVCM 37465 (Release Date: February 25, 2004).[24-bit CD Release]

Musician personnel: Michel Legrand (pianos, arranger & conductor), Ron Carter (acoustic bass), Grady Tate (drums), Gene Bertoncini (electric & acoustic guitars), Phil Woods (alto sax), Toots Thielemans (harmonica & whistle), Marvin Stamm (lead trumpet), Max Pollikoff (strings concertmaster) plus strings & horns.

Associate conductor: Tom Pierson.

Orchestra assembled by Marvin Stamm.

Produced by Michel Legrand and Nat Shapiro.

Liner Notes by Michel Legrand.

24-Bit CD Reissue Supervised by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

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Various Artists, "Brazilia: The Very Best of the New Brazilian Sound", Saifam Records [import] #CCM 1132-2 (2004).[2-CD Compilation Set]

Includes four tracks produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro:

1. Dom Um Romão/Ithamara Koorax: "Mas Que Nada"
2. Palmyra & Levita/João Donato: "Corcovado"
3. João Donato/Palmyra & Levita: "A Rã"
4.. Pingarilho featuring Jorge Pescara: "Samba de Luar"

(CD label autographed to Arnaldo DeSouteiro by João Donato, Paulo Levita, Palmyra, Pingarilho and Jorge Pescara)

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Pascoal Meirelles Trio, "Tom", Perfil Musical #75037 (Release date: February 5, 2004).[CD]



Partindo Pro Alto


So Danco Samba


Manha De Carnaval


Chovendo Na Roseira

Estamos Ai

Brigas Nunca Mais


Bonus Track:


Musician Personnel: Pascoal Meirelles (drums), Alberto Continentino (bass), Nelson Faria (guitar) and special participation by Kiko Continentino (keyboards).

Liner Notes by Claudio Roditi.

Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (JSR).

Various Artists, "Jazzin' Vol. 3", Fantasy [UK] #_______ (2004).[LP]

Arnaldo DeSouteiro produced the tracks "Mas Que Nada" and "Summer Samba", both performed by Ithamara Koorax.


Various Artists, “Bossa Nova 20 Super Sucessos”, Sony CD #482739 (2004).[CD Compilation]

Release Date: May 24, 2004
Total Time: 66:29

Includes "Preciso Aprender A Ser Só" (If You Went Away), performed by Ithamara Koorax & Marcos Valle, and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.


 1.. Ana Luiza – Claudia
 2.. Waters of March – Belchior
 3.. Beach Samba – Pery Ribeiro
 4.. Esses Moços – Jane Duboc
 5.. Eu e a Brisa – Johnny Alf
 6.. Fotografia – Jane Duboc
 7.. Garota de Ipanema – Trio Caiowas
 8.. Insensatez – Paulinho Nogueira
 9.. Little Boat – Pery Ribeiro
 10.. Por Causa de Você – Paulinho Nogueira
 11.. Preciso Aprender A Ser Só – Ithamara Koorax/Marcos Valle
 12.. Água de Beber – Zimbo Trio
 13.. It Could Only Happen With You – Pery Ribeiro
 14.. Primavera – Claudette Soares
 15.. Rio – Jane Duboc
 16.. Bossa Só – Johnny Alf
 17.. Samba em Prelúdio – Toquinho/Paulinho Nogueira
 18.. Corcovado – Zimbo Trio
 19.. Triste – Toquinho/Paulinho Nogueira
 20.. Wave – Brazilian Tropical Orchestra

Album credits:

Assis Cavalcanti – Compilation Producer
Ramiro Nunes – Executive Producer

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Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Stone Flower", Legacy [Jazz Collection Series] #2-045480 (2004).[CD Reissue]


Tereza My Love
Children's Games
Stone Flower
God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun

*Bonus track on U.S. and European CD Reissues only.


  Stone-flower-liners-jp.pdf - This is a transcription, retyped especially for this site, of the liner notes for the Japanese 24-bit remastering of Jobim's "Stone Flower" album and written by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.  The same liner notes apply to this reissue as well.

Musician personnel: Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano/electric piano/guitar/vocals; Eumir Deodato, arranger/conductor/guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Urbie Green, trombone; Ron Carter, bass; João Palma, drums; Airto Moreira & Everaldo Ferreira, percussion; Soprano sax solo on God and the devil: Joe Farrell; flute solo on Amparo: Hubert Laws; violin solo on Stone Flower: Harry Lookofsky.  (See Technical Data .pdf file above for complete breakdown of which musicians played on each track).

Liner notes on all CD reissues of "Stone Flower" (Europe, U.S. and Japan) written by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.

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