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ブラジル、名コンポーザーERLON CHAVESのアーリー70sコレクター垂涎の屈指のレアアルバムとして知る人ぞ知るレコードだったという「Procura-se Uma Virgem」が、MAD ABOUT RECORDSから再発。テクニカル、音楽的なレベルの高さに驚きます。

自身のアルバム65年の「Sabadabada」、エリス・レジーナやジョルジ・ベンたちトップアーチストも手掛けるなど60年代から70年代にかけて、アレンジャー/指揮者/ミュージシャンとしてブラジルを拠点に国際的に活躍し、41歳の若さで他界した早逝の才能エルロン・シャヴィス。彼の最高傑作ともうたわれた、オリジナルは10万円を超える値をつける71年のレアな一枚がMAD ABOUT RECORDSからアナログ再発。ソフト・ポルノのサントラとして製作されたものだそうで、オルガンファンク、ボサノヴァ、オーケストレーション、フィルム・ミュージック。アフロ・ブラジリアンなパーカッションをベースにテクニカル自在なリズム感覚。アップテンポからメローまで、隙のない奇跡のような演奏、アンサンブルの素晴らしさ。すでにBANDCAMP等でもSOLD OUTの再発デッドストック。 (サイトウ)

▼ Tracklisting

A1.Procura-Se Uma Virgem (Prefixo) (Tema De Abertura)sample
A2.Procura-Se Uma Virgem (Valsa) (Duo Cantate)sample
A4.Os Três Ladrõessample
A5.Uma Velha Bossasample
B1.Vamos Nóssample
2B.O Anjo E O Diabosample
B3.Tema De Amorsample
B4.Ba Ôba Ôbasample
B5.Procura Se Uma Virgem (Sufixo)sample

In spite of his early demise at 41, Erlon Chaves had a noted role in the '60s and '70s during the organization of the earliest historic music festivals, and also as an arranger/conductor/musician in records and shows of highly expressive Brazilian and international artists. In 1968, he accompanied Elis Regina in her performances at the Olympia (Paris, France). With Paul Mauriat, Chaves recorded a LP with the Brazilian songs Águas de Março (Tom Jobim), Como Dois e Dois (Caetano Veloso), Construção (Chico Buarque), Dona Chica (Dorival Caymmi), and Testamento (Toquinho/Vinícius). He also had success as a singer in the late '50s with the calypso Matilda.
Starting at the age of seven, studying music at the Music Conservatory Carlos Gomes (in São Paulo) while singing at the Rádio Difusora, Erlon Chaves graduated as a pianist in 1950. He also studied singing, harmony, and conducting. Beginning in childhood, he was already singing on TV shows, having worked as an actor in that period in the film #Quase no Céu. Chaves became a professional in 1950, playing nightclubs and acquiring experience in the jazz idiom by playing in gafieiras (dance houses where the style of the same name was celebrated). His Sinfonia was for many years the musical theme of TV Excelsior, where he worked until 1965. He then moved to Rio, where he worked at TV Tupi and TV Rio and became a music director, being one of the creators of the historic I Festival Internacional da Canção (International Song Festival, 1966); for which he wrote a theme that is used still today in the Globo Networks' festivals. At the V FIC (TV Globo, 1970), he conducted a 40-piece choir that lead to Jorge Ben Jor's Banda Veneno, and developed a successful career under Chaves' leadership. The band recorded several albums and was dissolved after Chaves' demise.



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