Project covers original Moacir Santos

Arrangements written by the Brazilian maestro, currently living in the USA, are recovered by Mário Adnet and Zé Nogueira and recorded on two CDs with João Donato, Djavan, Ed Motta and Joyce as guests

Nana Vaz de Castro
Ouro Negro is the name of the project that should bring to surface the original works from the Pernambuco-born Moacir Santos, writer of the classic Nanã and professor of Paulo Moura, Baden Powell, Nara Leão and other important Brazilian musicians. There will be two CDs released on the label MP,B and distributed on Universal Music.

Among the 28 selected tracks are the ten that comprise the historic album "Coisas" 30'' excerpts (1965), whose sheet music had disappeared when the label Forma went out of business. Songwriters Zé Nogueira and Mário Adnet went deep into the record so as to listen and write down the same arrangements again.

The transcription took over a year, and the result can be checked out soon, when an orchestra will record the arrangements. Emphasizing the brass section, the big band shall feature masters like Vittor Santos (trombone), Nailor Proveta (saxophone) and Cristóvão Bastos (piano), besides, of course, Adnet on the guitar and Nogueira on the soprano sax.

Moacir Santos, who's visiting Brazil, should participate singing the previously unreleased Bodas de Prata Dourada along with vocalist Muísa Adnet. João Bosco, Ed Motta, Djavan and the duo Joyce & João Donato should do the vocals on other songs.