Originally known as the Trio Iracema, the Trio Nagô were a Brazilian band who formed in the early 1950’s. Active for nearly two decades, the band consisted of composer Evaldo Gouvêia, on guitar and vocals, guitarist/singer Mário Alves and vocalist/drummer Epaminondas de Souza.
The band started out presenting various radio shows and were eventually signed a few years later to the Brazilian label, Continental. Towards the end of the 50’s they were also releasing on RCA Victor, amongst other labels! The band also recorded scores for the TV, but their main passion was for their own music and their large number of albums issued over the 50’s-late 60’s is testament to that!
You may recall that I featured another of the Trio Nago’s songs last year (you can find that here). Taken from the same album, their second self-titled 10″ from 1956, comes today’s dream…and what a dream it is! O Jangadeiro is a magical delight of fanciful melodies, delicate rhythms and enchanting, exploratory vocals. This sound is so dreamy.
Check it out above and if you fancy reading a more in depth breakdown of their career, I’ve found an interesting article here.