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Orestes Prezza - Live At Cabongdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a fine 8 song live set from Brazil's vibrant Orestes Prezza. Great music full of energy and spunk. Ska, horns, and surf! Cabong Surf Skate Bar is located in Campinas - SP -Brasil, were these tracks were recorded in June 2003.
Picks: Reator, Dynamica, Floripa, L'@, O'Cian, Octopunch, Peter Coffee, Dick Tracy

Track by Track Review


Reator dotdotdot
Trombone Surf (Instrumental)

Ska sensibility with trombone lead and guitar rhythm lines, and infectious percussion create a beat dominated track. "Reator" is a fun and spunky track.

Dynamica dotdotdotdot
Trombone Surf (Instrumental)

"Dynamica" is a fun track with great percussion. The melody is carried by guitar. Ska horns and cool guitar hooks.

Floripa dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Unusual guitar lines and precede a damped guitar melody with solid drums and bass, and well placed horns and rhythm guitar. "Floripa" is an infectious track.

L'@ dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"L'@" is a solid track, with a saucy horn line and pretty guitar melody. It's a little low key here. Excellent writing and musical flow.

O'Cian dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a slow and pretty song with a moody melody that calls to tropical rains and down time between sets. Very nice!

Octopunch dotdotdotdotdot
Trombone Surf (Instrumental)

Great drums and bass and plucky guitar ride relentlessly beneath a spooky lead line. haunting and delicate, ringing and liquid silky, "Octopunch" is a real treat. The chemistry is excellent!

Peter Coffee dotdotdot
Trombone Surf (Instrumental)

With a surf beat and light weight guitar hinting of wistful summer days, "Peter Coffee" is a catchy and fun song with a film score feel.

Dick Tracy dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Several of the Brazilian bands cover "Dick Tracy," in part because of its ska roots, and in part because of its splendidly simple riff that's so catchy. Shouts and percussive energy abound. very strong!