Black Orpheus – 6 versions

Catinca kindly added her vocals to my instrumental version of “Manha de Carnaval” by Luiz Bonfa, at first introduced in the sixties in the movie Black Orpheus / Orfeo Negro
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I often played “Manha de carnival”, a soundtrack in the movie BLACK ORPHEUS / ORFEO NEGRO on my own guitar, but Mike Simpson created a great jazzy improvisation based on the composition of Luiz Bonfa! I was happy that he gave permission to add the vocals.
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Listen to his music without my voice:

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compare the traditional version performed by Leo Solmer with a female singer (Florencia Rivarola) from Brazil:

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my own instrumental version:

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compare the version of a Gypsy band from Japan:

5 responses to “Black Orpheus – 6 versions

  1. Mike Simpson’s improvisation is really, really good. It’s great that you can collaborate like this.

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  2. a gipsy band from japan ??!;… speaking of japan, i just opened a new site to put my old haiku and poems,
    https://instantspoetiques.wordpress.com/

    no much words so , easy to understand after translation, I hope.
    I will put new ones, one day…

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  3. Love this melody. Love your finger style, Frizz, and the gypsy jazzy version is totally amazing.🙂

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  4. Hello Frizz! Thanks for the great music.
    Marianne

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