Lineu Bravo’s client and friend releases album called “Rogério Caetano Convida” with special guests
Luthier Lineu Bravo takes part in a new project that makes him very proud and happy. His friend and client Rogério Caetano, composer and arranger, has released a new album called “Rogério Caetano Convida”.
The idea came from a project that the musician has been part of for 2 years, in a studio named “Eco Som”, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rogerio says that, at the beginning, it wasn’t supposed to be a project with guests: “Actually, during this period, I was going to rehearse, on studio, a project that I wanted to record with a trio, but the rehearsals never happened because of schedule problems. Since I had already closed the deal with the studio owner, I started to invite friends, who are also musicians, to share the stage with me”.
In 2015, the project worked out. The musician performed in more than 40 concerts, every Friday night, and, also, 2 recordings: with Eduardo Neves and Hamilton de Holanda (who also has a Lineu Bravo guitar).
In 2016, the performances had to change to a bigger place because the audience got bigger and bigger.
In that year, Rogério also recorded with Yamandu Costa and Marco Pereira, both also Lineu Bravo’s clients, and: Cristovão Basttos, Alessandro Kramer, Zé da Velha and Silvério Pontes.
When he had access to the recorded material, Rogério was surprised by the great quality. So, he had the idea of the album.
Lineu Bravo guitar and final result
A special detail is that during all the project, the musician played his Lineu Bravo guitar: “It was great, the guitar is an excellent instrument. I played my Lineu Bravo guitar during all the project to keep the sound pattern of the disc. When you hear it, you can think it was recorded in one day. I used the same guitar and the same microphone. It was for sure a great difference.”
About the final result, Rogério says: “I am very happy with the bottom line. I had never played live in my career and I really enjoyed my performance and the sound quality. On performing live music we have this interaction with the audience, so it is very nice. I think it was a high level output.”
Rogério Caetano has a lot of future plans. There is a web series he wants to record and also a tribute to Dino 7 Cordas.
About Lineu Bravo
Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.
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