Waltel Branco - Assim Na Terra Como No Céu (OST from Brazil, 1970)


Waltel Branco had a long career as conducter, composer, player, arranger. In the early 50s he had opportunity to play jazz in Cuba (with Mongo Santamaria, Chico O'Farrill), then in  the US and Europe. He's a cornerstone in brazilian music, mixing it with latin and jazz for him or  famous artists (Tim Maia, Astor Piazzolla, Tom Jobim, Flora Purim...).  He realized many movie soundtracks, summing more than 5000 compositions.

I found this rare LP during last trip to Sao Paulo (muito obrigado Carlinho...). It has been recorded as soundtrack for the brasilian telenovela "Assim na Terra como no Céu" produced by rede Globo. (this is not the commercial LP soundtrack of the novela -see picture- but some Waltel Branco music used for this novela and 2 others: "Irmãos Coragem" and "Passo dos Ventos"). I dont know quality of these telenovelas (broadcasted in early 70s), but listen to these 2 wonderfull themes to have an idea about the groovy /psyche soundtrack and about Waltel's touch:

Waltel Branco - 200 mph (Assim Na Terra Como No Ceu):

Waltel Branco - Diana (Irmãos Coragem):