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Chiquinho Do Acordeon portrait Romeu Seibel, aka Chiquinho Do Acordeon one of the great Brazilian accordionists of the 20th Century, is remembered for his classic work with the choro/samba cancao group, Trio Surdina, as well as for his prodigious session work, and numerous recordings with the group, Os Velhinhos Transviados. Here's a quick look at his work...


Chiquinho Do Acordeon "Chiquinho E Seu Acordeon" (Continental, 1956)

Chiquinho Do Acordeon "Chiquinho, Seu Acordeon E Sua Orquestra" (EMI-Odeon, 1961)

Chiquinho Do Acordeon & Sivuca "Sivuca & Chiquinho Do Acordeon" (Barclay, 1984) (LP)

Chiquinho Do Acordeon "Chiquinho Do Acordeon" (Visom, 1989) (LP)
A too-smooth, modern-sounding album... By the time he got around to recording this solo album, the music scene had gone a bit soft, hence this gooey-sounding muzak-y instrumental set. There are lots of high-power guest performers -- Bebeto, Roberto Menescal, Ze Menezes, Gilson Peranzetta, Helio Delmiro, Marcos Valle and others -- but they are all at their cheesiest here. This reminds me of Rildo Hora's solo work, or something like that... Blechh... nothing on here for me.

Chiquinho Do Acordeon "Chiquinho Do Acordeon" (InterCD, 2003)


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