Pra não chorar (Not to cry)

Pra não chorar

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This samba has a happier mood but it doesn’t clash with the intimate character of the entire album, although it incorporates woodwinds, brass and an enclosed percussion. This music tricks in its apparent simplicity, since it has a technical work of elegant construction, with influence of masters such as Moacyr Santos, with the baritone, deep and remarkable sax, and Edu Lobo. Attentive ears may perceive an explicit citation of Villa-Lobos, with Bachianas No. 5, recreated in samba rhythm, infiltrating and then returning to the song’s melody, in an unexpected and sensitive dialogue of styles. The voice of Marcos Braccini gives the right measure of the syncopated rhythm and highlights the inspiration of beautiful verses.

 

Pra Não Chorar (Not to cry)
(Vítor Santana, Marcos Braccini, Hélder Quiroga, Murilo Antunes)

Vi cego enxergar
vi o pomar secar
folhas e tormentos
espalhados pelo chão

Vi o luar
iluminar a paz
que não vem nem manda
aviso prévio essa dor

Para não chorar
deixei o barco correr
vi a sorte ancorada
ela na calçada de um lugar
que nunca fui
só pra não chorar

 

Marcos Braccini          voice
Rafael Martini          arrangement, piano and acoustic guitar
Léo Pires          drums
Pedro Trigo Santana          acoustic bass
Edson Fernando          percussion
Vinícius Augustus          sax baritone
Pedro Aristides          trombone
Sérgio Danilo          sax alto
Alexandre Andrés          flute