Category Archives: Releases

Music releasesalbums, extended plays (EP) and singles released by Funk Elastic, Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet and Zdenko Ivanušić.

All the releases are available at online music stores. Links to the most popular ones are on the Zivaldo Music page. Some of this music is free at the downloads page.

Agua de Beber by Funk Elastic

Agua de Beber by Funk Elastic

Agua de Beber (Water to Drink) by Funk Elastic, this is a famous bossa nova written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Portuguese lyrics written by Vinícius de Moraes and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The first release was by Vinícius de Moraes in 1961, but the most widely known performance is by Astrud Gilberto, released in 1963, and it has been covered by many artists since. Continue reading

La cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet

La Cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet

La Cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet is a tango written in 1916 by the Uruguayan musician Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi and Enrique Pedro Maroni. It was premiered publicly in the old Café La Giralda in Montevideo and it is one of the most famous tangos of all time. It was first recorded by Roberto Firpo in November 1916 for Odeon Records. The song was named the cultural and popular anthem of Uruguay by law in 1997. Continue reading

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić, this is a famous traditional English Christmas Carol. This song is arranged for electric piano, alto or tenor saxophone and string orchestra with optional flute and glockenspiel. Mixing and mastering is done by Krešimir Petar Pustički, viola player and professor at Zagreb Music Academy, also an extraordinary sound engineer. Continue reading

Mother Popcorn by Funk Elastic

Mother Popcorn feat. Nikola Marjanovic by Funk Elastic

Mother Popcorn by Funk Elastic feat. Nikola Marjanović is a song written by James Brown and Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, recorded by James Brown Orchestra and released as a two-part single in 1969. Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me) has a groove and structure similar to Cold Sweat, but a faster tempo and a greater amount of rhythmic activity give it a more funkier quality than the earlier song. Continue reading

Besame Mucho by Funk Elastic

Besame Mucho by Funk Elastic

Besame Mucho by Funk Elastic, (Kiss Me a Lot in English translation) is a famous bolero written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is considered to be one of the most popular songs of the 20th century and one of the most important songs in the history of Latin music. This arrangement is based on Artie Shaw‘s version from 1953 and is more on the cha-cha groove side. The featuring solos are on tenor saxophone and piano. Continue reading