Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel

Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
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Brazilian rhythms and melodies meet jazz harmony and improvisation in Gurgel Quartet, in which Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel present their original compositions and bold arrangements of Brazilian standards.

The quartet's debut album will be released in Japan in Aug-13, USA in Sep and BR in Oct.

Biography

Brazilian rhythms and melodies meet jazz harmony and improvisation in Gurgel Quartet, in which Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel present their original compositions and bold arrangements of Brazilian standards.

This quartet is the outcome of the reunion of Debora Gurgel and Dani Gurgel’s solo works. They have always been in each other’s projects, as composition and interpretation partners, joining their voice and piano into one for the last two decades. Drummer Thiago Rabello and bassist Sidiel Vieira beautifully complete this family style quartet.

The quartet's debut album, which will be released in 2013, was encouraged by a series of concerts throughout the USA in 2012 (NYC, Boston and Seattle), that followed the quartet's most recent trip to Argentina (Buenos Aires e La Plata) and Uruguay (Festival Jazz a la Calle).

An inseparable union between instrumental music and carefully written words, putting Dani’s voice as a scatting woodwind instrument into a jazz ambient of improvisation, stitched along the tradition of the Brazilian popular music.

Lyrics

Not to be Heard

Written By: Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel

On a rainy day
So many years ago
I came across some things
I should have known

This crate of memories
Filled with notes and dreams
I couldn't think of as a ten year old

There, in the bottom, was that one tape
The one that taught me all I know
About the days we had no freedom

We go to school, we're taught in class
But in the end we really feel
The things we learn at home

And as I listened to those forbidden lines
My father told me that would be a crime

The label read
"Not to be heard"
Yet a treasure chest it was
Full of saudade of those days

Saudade is when you miss
Something you've loved before
It's feeling good about
A memory you want more

'Cause saudade comes
As a tender feeling
Just like that old tape
Brought me my father's memories back

… The label read
"Not to be heard"

Matraca de Cordel

Written By: Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel

Maleta de papel
Carona de corcel
Papete pra correr
Caneta pra contar, ê

Pergunta pra deixar
Ciência pra levar
Um causo pra trocar
Comida pra firmar
Amigo de jornada
Me ensina o que é de bem
Descarta o que é demais

Matraca de cordel
Sapeca de pincel
Pipoca de tonel
Murano pra prendar, ê

Mas terra pra ficar
É aquela que deixei
Saudade sem parar
Tô louca pra voltar
Findar essa vereda
Com meu filho prosar
À morada retornar

Pacote de saber trazido de cangalha
Garupa de Caloi
Boleia de um pinel
Eu toparia qualquer rota
Qualquer preço que chegasse lá

Meu pedaço, em casa, pra contar
Aventuras dentro do meu lar
Mas não volto, sigo estrada
E nas costas levo essa missão
Unir pelo saber
É o meu querer
Mesmo sem ter o meu chão

Neneca (English Translation)

Written By: Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel/Thiago Rabello

**Not to be sung. This is a literal translation of the Portuguese lyrics.

Early in the morning,
I'm already cooking and singing

On Sunday, everybody
is coming for lunch.

Bring your aunt to gossip,
your uncle and the kids to play.
What I really want is to have a party,
even if it makes a mess
I don't care I'm the one who’s going to clean it up
Your grandma is a saint, you know?

Ice cream, pudding... These are for dessert
Please don't stick your
finger in the cake yet

Let's tidy up this place
Grandpa's getting up to watch the F1 race
Come on, let's eat,
it's going to begin soon.

Make some coffee and get the pudding,
I'll cut the cake
A lot of delicious dishes.
Look at me, not at the TV

Come on uncle,
don't start the kids off
Belly is full
and we won the grand prix

Alright,
come over on Sunday,
Our cousins are here to have fun
and tell some new stories
My name is Grandma,
but my ID says "Neneca".

Neneca (original Portuguese lyrics)

Written By: Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel/Thiago Rabello

De manhã?Já tô no fogo cozinhando a cantar

Domingão?Moçada vem pra almoçar

Traz a tia pra fofocar, o tio pra bagunçar?E a criançada brincar

Que eu quero mesmo festa e bagunça
Eu não ligo pra zona
E quem arruma sou eu mesma
A vó é santa, vê só

Picolé
Dedo no bolo, brigadeiro e pudim
Tira a mão
O doce é pra depois

Bota ordem nesse lugar
Que o vô vai levantar
Pra ver o Senna correr
Vem comer, vamos pra lá, já vai largar

Passa o café, libera o pudim
E eu já corto o bolo e o pavê
Tudo tá bom, nada não tem
Vê se tira o olho da TV
Mas olha lá
Não dá corda nas crianças, tio Filé
Barriga cheia e a gente vai ganhar troféu

Tá bom
domingo pode chegar
tem prima pra zoar
e muita história contar
Eu me chamo Vó
Mas diz Neneca no RG

Discography

2013 | UM - Dani & Debora Gurgel QUartet

Albums that feature both Dani & Debora Gurgel:

2012 | Debora Gurgel
2010 | Viadutos, Dani Gurgel (DVD & CD)
2009 | Agora, Dani Gurgel
2008 | Nosso, Dani Gurgel
2007 | Dani Gurgel

Set List

36-47 (Debora Gurgel/Thiago Rabello)
Matraca de Cordel (Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel)
Bala com Bala (João Bosco/Aldir Blanc)
Descompassamba (Dani Gurgel/Edu Krieger)
Not to be heard (Debora Gurgel/Dani Gurgel)
Rock With You (Rod Temperton)
Verso em Nó (Guilherme Ribeiro/Dani Gurgel)
Quiet Little Lady (Debora Gurgel)
Forró Brasil (Hermeto Pascoal)
Te Vira (Fabio Cadore/Dani Gurgel)