Toninho Cruz - Brazil

photos by Renan Ribeiro  (c)

Toninho was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , in a Portuguese descent family of 3rd generation musicians. He began his musical studies as a child at the conservatory Villa Lobos, an important school of classical guitar in Rio de Janeiro. At 14, already playing the electric guitar, he worked in bars and shows around town. At 18, he was already dawning in the music market of Rio de Janeiro performing in rocks bands. Versatile, he already saw in the studio a possibility of career advancement. As a studio musician for many years recorded with big names in popular Brazilian music, and participated in more than 500 sessions of cataloged recordings.

 

As a composer, in addition to their music, Toninho created soundtracks for films and TV documentaries, especially “ A Vida em Cana”  by Jorge Wolnei Atalla, awarded in Europe and the USA. As a side man, he worked with various Brazilian artists highlighting the duo Zeze Di Camargo and Luciano, from 1997 to 2014, playing electric guitar, guitar, mandolin and pedal steel guitar with tours in Europe, Japan and the United States. The duo sold more than 30 million CDS until today.

 

As a researcher and with deep knowledge of the rhythms of the Brazilian folklore, he sought

new sonorities and harmonic textures in tuning alternatives used in your music. To make music, Toninho Cruz uses several instruments like: countrified guitar, a Portuguese source instrument brought to Brazil by colonials, fully adapted to the Brazilian culture, the root of music, guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and pedal steel guitar. All are used to express the maturity of his art and the relentless pursuit of sound perfection.

Toninho Cruz - Nas Cordas da Vida - White & Black Albums

In 2003 Toninho Cruz recorded his first solo album, “Fest Brasileira.”(Brazilian Party) With songs of his own, the album was very well received by the specialized critic, with a deserving interview, featured in the magazine “Guitar Player.” Differentiated and well versatile compositions and execution of the songs, “Festa Brasileira” was recorded with a band and brought the electric guitar as the main instrument .

 

In 2014 he recorded a duo album called “Nas Cordas da Vida.”(In the Strings of Life) An intimate, white CD dedicated to “Chorinho,” a typical Brazilian genre where T. Cruz plays his songs with a mandolin accompanied by Feliz Junior on a 7-string guitar. The harmonic sound, fingerings and against violation at the points of the 7-string with a challenging mandolin melody are like a musical duel. The black CD, totally dedicated to the guitar. A mixture of your references from your time in the conservatory, a scholar and popular mix, all songs were recorded with alternate tunings, bringing sound and interesting harmonic textures. Now we at Snail Records are very pleased to release this personal Project "Nas Cordas da Vida" on our label by releasing the Guitar album as first of the 2 Albums.

Track List of the album "Nas Cordas da Vida" ( Black Album )

 

1. Anjo - 03:40

2. Bóia fria - 03:36

3. Frevo da Borborema - 05:03

4. Itaipuaçú -03:19

5. Locomotiva - 03:05

6. Pai - 04:09

7. Piazzolando - 03:28

8. Suite em Ré - 04:33

 

total playing time is : 30:56

 

Recorded and mixed at Mosh Studios - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Recording and mixing engineer: Sandro Estevam

Music Production: Toninho Cruz and Nando Vieira

Executive Production: Toninho Cruz and Nando Vieira

Photography : Renan Ribeiro

Mastering and Hires Audio Production : Wim Bult at www.inlinemastering.com

Track List of the album "Nas Cordas da Vida" ( White Album )

 

1. Ao Mestre - 02:21

2. Baticum - 03:16

3. Bora pra Atibaia - 01:41

4. Pra Lica - 03:28

5. Valsa dos Meninos - 02:41

6. Frevo Sacana - 02:47

7. Carrossel - 03:04

8. Sonhos - 02:36

9. Dois Amigos - 02:32

 

total playing time is : 24:26

 

Recorded and mixed at Mosh Studios - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Recording and mixing engineer: Sandro Estevam

Music Production: Toninho Cruz and Nando Vieira

Executive Production: Toninho Cruz and Nando Vieira

Photography : Renan Ribeiro

Mastering and Hires Audio Production : Wim Bult at www.inlinemastering.com

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Wim Bult

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3823 VK Amersfoort

Toninho Cruz - Brazil

 

 

 

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Toninho Cruz

Nas Cordas da Vida

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Contact Us !

SNAIL RECORDS

 

Dragi Sestic

Founder/Artistic Director/Producer/Bookings

mail : dragi@snailrecords.nl

 

Wim Bult

Mastering/Website/Stores

mail : wim@snailrecords.nl

 

postal address

Snail Records

De Baander 64

3823 VK Amersfoort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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