Vira Loucos

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Vira Loucos
Studio album by Cyro Baptista
Released August 19, 1997
Recorded September - November 1996, Eastside Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 45:08
Label Avant Avan 061
Producer John Zorn & Kazunori Sugiyama
Cyro Baptista chronology
Cyro
(1988)
Vira Loucos
(1997)
Supergenerous
(2000)

Vira Loucos (subtitled Cyro Baptista Plays the Music of Villa-Lobos) is an album by percussionist Cyro Baptista performing the compositions by or inspired by Heitor Villa-Lobos which was released on the Japanese Avant label in 1997.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Brian Olewnick notes that "Baptista has a assembled a group both light on its feet and capable of negotiating the trickiest of rhythmic passages and deliriously romantic melodies with wit, enthusiasm, and grace. Highly recommende".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos except as indicated

  1. "Dansa" - 3:33
  2. "Passion in the Basement" (Cyro Baptista, Naná Vasconcelos) - 3:31
  3. "Cantiga" - 5:47
  4. "Ama/Teresinha de Jesus" (Baptista) - 4:52
  5. "Complaint/Sabia" (Baptista/Hervé Cordovil) - 3:15
  6. "Choro/Trrenzinho Caipira" - 6:40
  7. "Choros Number 8" - 3:51
  8. "Dansa Do Indio Branco" - 3:31
  9. "Ciranda" (Baptista) - 5:09
  10. "Sapo Cururu" (Baptista) - 5:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyro Baptista discography accessed January 30, 2014
  2. ^ a b Olewnick, Brain. Cyro Baptista – Vila Loucos > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 30, 2014.