Quarteto Excelsior - Batuque No Morro

This track is from the rare 1957 album Coquetel Dançante N°1 by Brazilian group Quarteto Excelsior. It features pre-bossa nova versions of music by Cole Porter, Valdrido Silva and - here - Russo do Pandeiro & Roris Sá. The piece in question is Batuque No Morro (or 'Drumming On The Hill'), a gorgeous samba track filled with light-hearted optimism. A tight groove underpins interplay between piano and clarinet, over which 'Maestro Zaccarias' sings in a sophisticated Portuguese accent.

Label: RCA Victor
Year: 1957
Genre: Samba, Jazz, Bossa-Nova

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