Here are two piano trio versions that I failed to include in my last post. The first is from 3 na Bossa, the second from the Zimbo Trio, with the incredible Amilton Godoy. Enjoy!
I’ve been listening to “Balanço Zona Sul” on the 1964 album Sambalanço Trio with Cesar Camargo Mariano on piano and the great Airto Moreira on drums for some time. I never really paid it much attention. After viewing Jovino’s seminar, it’s taken on a whole new life.
When I saw the focus of the seminar, I checked out a number of versions onYouTube before watching it. Jovino suggested checking out different versions, so I thought I’d save you the trouble by sharing what I found. Apparently, the vocal version by Wilson Simonal was the first release of the tune. The third video is by Tito Madi, the tune’s composer. There is no rank ordering implied. Enjoy!