Abel Ferreira

Abel Ferreira

Also known as Abel Ferreira E Seu Conjunto

Discography of Abel Ferreira:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bons Tempos - Chorinhos E Valsas 12 Audio 1980
2 Brasil, Sax E Clarineta 12 Audio Discos Marcus Pereira


Abel Ferreira (Coromandel, Minas Gerais, February 15, 1915 - Rio de Janeiro, April 13, 1980) was self-taught, not just in music, for the family prevented his studies and forced him to work from small offices in various . Both the education and music education came in secret, the learning of music born of the stimulus to hear the band orchestra in your city.

It is recorded that he played harmonica at age five, seven, bamboo flute, and at age 12, after having been started on their own in musical theory by a method of the 1920s called "Artinha" experienced by the first instead of a clarinet 13 keys, under the guidance of an obscure professor of Coromandel, Hipácio Gomes. "Spread your fingers in the boy's instrument," commented Hipácio Gomes, 30 years later. Abel Ferreira had no other music teacher, either before or after. The contact came with the saxophone at 15 years of age, it is said that, knowing of the existence of an alto sax in another city in Minas Gerais, Abel Ferreira traveled hours by train just to know the instrument he had never seen. He taught himself. Although intuitive, Abel had perfect pitch and learned to write music, music theory dominated, made arrangements and played piano.

The fact is that Abel brought the music inside you and it no longer separated. Neither of his instrument, the clarinet, he carried everywhere, reminiscent of the days when a kid dismantled piece by piece to have it always in his pockets. At twelve o'clock the band debuted their city and later became evident that played in orchestras, and noticed once in a show by Carmen Miranda in Pocos de Caldas. Having spent Uberaba to Belo Horizonte and was advised by the conductor after Gao below to Sao Paulo, where he eventually become professional.

She recorded her first cry, crying softly, in 1942. The following year went to Rio to play in casinos and on the radio. He made memorable duets with Old Joe and Pixies, with whom he recorded in 1958 Naive. In Abel's own accounts, he composed over fifty songs, including Acariciando, Luar de Coromandel and Chorinho do Suvaco de Cobra. He traveled the world and even his later years continued blowing the instrument, in concert with Copinha and Raul de Barros.


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