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Timeline / Pau Brasil
TIMELINE :: Xangô Três :: G.E.P.S.P. :: Mandala :: Malika :: Hermeto Pascoal :: Egberto Gismonti :: Marlui Miranda :: Grupo Um :: Band Leader :: Duo Nazario :: Pau Brasil :: Percussônica :: John Stein :: Other stories
Rodolfo Stroeter, Lelo Nazario, Zé Eduardo Nazario,
Marlui Miranda and Teco Cardoso
1991 - 1998
Drums, percussion: Zé Eduardo Nazario
Bass: Rodolfo Stroeter
Piano, keyboards: Lelo Nazario
Sax, flute: Teco Cardoso
Acoustic guitar, vocal: Marlui Miranda

In 1991 bassist Rodolfo Stroeter invited me to play with Pau Brasil in some concerts replacing drummer Nenê, who lived in Europe at the time. Soon, it became clear that it would be impossible for the group to develop a work with a member living outside the country, so I stayed with Pau Brasil. Actually the new formation of the band was exactly the same of the Grupo Um’s last formation with Teco, Lelo, Rodolfo, and me, and yet Marlui. In other words, the band got everything going for it, and we made things happen.

With Pau Brasil, I toured Europe and United States, and recorded two albums, "Babel" and "Pau Brasil & Hermeto Pascoal." "Babel" was recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway, and released both by the Pau Brasil label (1994) in São Paulo, and the Blue Jackel label (1997), in New York. This album received the Sharp Award 1996 for the Best Instrumental Group of the year in Brazil, and also a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance in 1997.

My last concert with Pau Brasil was at the 25th International Association of Jazz Educators Conference (IAJE) in New York in 1998. During my years with the band, we could have performed in more concerts and more recordings, but the members divided their time with other activities and personal projects. In 1998 Rodolfo, the Pau Brasil’s leader and label owner, eventually abandoned this project, and once more each of us followed different paths.
Babel (1994)
Zé Eduardo Nazario / Rodolfo Stroeter / Lelo Nazario / Teco Cardoso / Marlui Miranda

1. Kã Kã :: 2. Fábula :: 3. Três Segredos :: 4. Olho d'Água :: 5. Babel :: 6. Ulurí :: 7. Cordilheira :: 8. Tocaia :: 9. Festa na Rua

Pau Brasil / Hermeto Pascoal (1995)
Zé Eduardo Nazario / Rodolfo Stroeter / Lelo Nazario / Teco Cardoso / Marlui Miranda

Pau Brasil
1. Cordilheira Dos Andes / Tubofone / Sem Nome :: 2. Metrópolis Tropical / Olho d'Água / Bambuzal

Hermeto Pascoal
3. Harmonia sem Cronologia :: 4. Viajando pelo Brasil :: 7. Mesclando :: 8. Rainha da Pedra Azul

1998 1998
New York, 1998 New York, 1998 Pau Brasil
Diário Popular – São Paulo, February, 26 1991
The São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra, formed by seventy performers, already played with Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Os Cariocas, Zimbo Trio, and Leila Pinheiro, in concerts that received wide critical and popular acclaim. To open its 1991 season, it invited other two special guests. Tomorrow night at the Memorial da América Latina, the Orchestra is going to welcome conductor Chiquinho de Morais and Pau Brasil group. With a ten-year career, the Pau Brasil group plays instrumental music, having releasing its first recording in 1982. Its present formation includes Teco Cardoso (sax and flute), Paulo Bellinati (acoustic guitar), Lelo Nazario (keyboards), Rodolfo Stroeter (bass), and José Eduardo Nazario (drums). Combining Brazilian popular music and jazz, mainly focusing on improvisation, the quintet frequently tours Brazil and abroad.
Jornal de Cotia - Ano 2 no. 19 – December 1993 - Felipe Ávila
The 1st National Popular Music Course took place in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, from October 9 to 12, 1993, organized by the Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira Conservatory of Music. I was very pleased and proud to be the guest of Pau Brasil group to give courses both on acoustic guitar and guitar. Pau Brasil is formed by Zé Nazario (drums and percussion), Rodolfo Stroeter (bass), Lelo Nazario (keyboards), Teco Cardoso (reeds), and Marlui Miranda (vocals). We spent four days teaching musicians, music teachers and students from all over the country. … The group’s musical work is one of the most beautiful things I ever seen. Now they are in Europe to record a new CD in Norway, and tour Germany, Italy, France, etc. These musicians have reached a rare level of maturity, connection, and balance among Brazilian groups. They play the true music that is in their hearts with a lot of knowledge and technique for us to hear and feel nearest to… God.
Jornal Instrumental – June 1997
TECO CARDOSO: ... My plan was to be a doctor, keeping music as a hobby, but while in medical school things began to change and I became a musician that kept medicine as a hobby. So I realized that medicine and plastic surgery… well, a surgeon that kept his career as a hobby would have very few patients (laughs). At the time, I was a fifth year student at the medical school in Santos when I began working as a professional musician. I began playing with Pé Ante Pé, my first group, and then I joined Grupo Um, an important instrumental group of the time. So, I had to juggle my time between medical studies and music. But, when Grupo Um toured Europe, I realized that I just couldn’t keep music as a hobby.

INSTRUMENTAL: When was this first tour?

TECO CARDOSO: In 1983. A very important and decisive travel for me. We played at European professional festivals, and I could notice how well Brazilian music was received abroad. I found Brazil during this tour. I found how my work was important and successful, such as playing soprano sax with Zé Eduardo Nazario playing berimbau. I found the strength of the Brazilian music reflected in the audience. Our music is something different that we know how to do, and that people outside the Brazilian universe have difficulty to do the same. So I found the professional side of music playing with a strong group as Grupo Um.

INSTRUMENTAL: What was the formation of Grupo Um at the time?

TECO CARDOSO: Me, Zé Eduardo Nazario, Lelo Nazario, and Rodolfo Stroeter, the same formation of the Pau Brasil group today. After fifteen years and many spins, we came back to the formation of Grupo Um, although it represented a vanguard aesthetic of the 1980’s in São Paulo.
Folha de São Paulo - Thursday, November 27, 1997 - Paulo Cunha
Brazil has nominees competing for a Grammy, the most important record industry award in the US. Pau Brasil’s "Babel" album received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance in the United States in 1997. … Like the band, the Pau Brasil Records was created to develop combinations between Brazilian music and contemporary rhythms. It is the first time that a CD produced by an independent record label receives a Grammy nomination. Besides Rodolfo (who plays bass), Pau Brasil is formed by Lelo Nazario (piano and keyboards), Zé Eduardo Nazario (drums and percussion), Teco Cardoso (sax and flute), and Marlui Miranda (vocals and Indian instruments).
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