Coffee and Jazz + The Good Neighbors Jazz (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Columbia LPCB 37005
    Columbia LPCB 37005
  • Columbia LPCB 37037
    Columbia LPCB 37037
  • Moacyr Peixoto
    Moacyr Peixoto
  • José Ferreira 'Casé'
    José Ferreira 'Casé'

Brazilian Jazz Quartet & The Good Neighbors Jazz

Coffee and Jazz + The Good Neighbors Jazz (2 LP on 1 CD)

Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums

José Ferreira 'Casé' (as), Moacyr Peixoto (p), Luiz Chaves, Major Holley (b), Rubens Barsotti 'Rubinho', Jimmy Campbell (d), Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Reference: FSRCD 1077

Bar code: 8427328610773

Fresh Sound Records presents:
Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums
A CD series created for the most discerning jazz collectors

· Hard to find albums in Collector's Edition
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art, Liner Notes
· Complete Personnel Details
· Hi Fi Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Coffee and Jazz
In 1957, inspired by Dave Brubeck’s quartet, pianist Moacyr Peixo (1921-2003), considered one of the pioneers of Brazilian jazz, founded the ‘Brazilian Jazz Quartet’ alongside three talented musicians: José Ferreira Godinho Filho, known as ‘Casé,’ on alto saxophone; and a delightfully laid-back rhythm team, Luiz Chaves on double bass, and Rubinho on drums. The quartet gained popularity at Club 34 in Rio de Janeiro, catching the attention of Columbia label producer Roberto Corte Real. This led to the recording on February 11, 1958, of the remarkable album“Coffee and Jazz.” During this date, the quartet skillfully interpreted a dozen well-known American standards, infusing their musical expression with influences from the “cool” and “west coast” jazz styles. This album not only serves as a showcase for Casé’s melodic, swinging, and eloquent style, reminiscent of Paul Desmond, but it also stands as a warm and wonderful testament to Moacyr’s approach to the piano, radiating melodic and swinging imagination with a pulsating, fluid, and deft touch.

The Good Neighbors Jazz
In September 1958, pianist Moacyr Peixoto and altoist José Ferreira “Casé” traveled to São Paulo while Woody Herman’s big band was performing in the city as part of their extensive South American tour that summer. Following the show, the band’s bassist Major Holley and drummer Jimmy Campbell joined Moacyr and Casé for a successful gathering at the Michel nightclub. The subsequent day, producer Roberto Corte Real orchestrated a recording session with the quartet, conducted from 22 hours on September 21 until 1 in the morning on September 22 at the Columbia studio on Avenida Liberdade in São Paulo. They recorded seven tracks without written arrangements, including ‘Rough Ridin’,’ ‘Easy to Love,’ a blues by Holley, another by Peixoto, and ‘Copacabana’ by Alberto Ribeiro and Braguinha. As a result of this improvised session, the album titled “The Good Neighbors Jazz” was released and acclaimed. Sixty-five years after its recording, this album stands as a testament to the thriving relationship between young Brazilian musicians and modern American jazz players in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


01. The Lonesome Road (Shilkret-Austin) 2:13
02. When Your Lover Has Gone (E.A.Swan) 2:40
03. Cop-Out (Duke Ellington) 2:27
04. Black Satin (George Shearing) 2:40
05. Makin' Whoopee (Donaldson-Kahn) 3:12
06. No Moon at All (Mann-Evans) 3:06
07. Old Devil Moon (Lane-Harburg) 2:23
08. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington-Russell) 2:26
09. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home (Cole Porter) 2:53
10. I'll Close My Eyes (Reid-Kaye) 3:20
11. Alone (Steinberg-Kelly) 2:32
12. Too Marvelous for Words (Whiting-Mercer) 2:01
13. Rough Ridin' (Jones-Fitzgerald) 6:07
14. Easy To Love (Cole Porter) 4:39
15. Out of Nowhere (Green-Heyman) 7:36
16. Major Blues (Major Holley) 6:42
17. Yesterdays (Kern-Harbach) 5:10
18. Copacabana (Ribeiro-De Barro) 5:52
19. Peixoto's Blues (Moacyr Peixoto) 8:56

Album details

Tracks #1-12, from the Brazilian Jazz Quartet album
“Coffee and Jazz” (Columbia LPCB 37005)
Track #13-19, from the The Good Neighbors Jazz (Columbia LPCB 37037)

José Ferreira “Casé,” alto sax; Moacyr Peixoto, piano
Luiz Chaves, bass; Rubens Barsotti “Rubinho,” drums
Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, February 11, 1958

José Ferreira “Casé,” alto sax; Moacyr Peixoto, piano
Major Holley, bass; Jimmy Campbell, drums
Recorded in São Paulo, September 25 & 26, 1958

New liner notes by Jordi Pujol
Original recordings produced by Roberto Corte Real
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
© 2024 by Fresh Sound Records

Hi Fi · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

Press reviews

"Back in December, I posted a Backgrounder on the Brazilian Jazz Quartet and how alto saxophonist José Ferreira "Casé" sounds like Art Pepper and how pianist Moacyr Peixoto sounds like Russ Freeman. So much so that if I just posted the tracks, you'd likely guess these were previously unreleased takes by those musicians. The album I featured, Brazilian Jazz Quartet: Coffee and Jazz (1958), was an LP I discovered on YouTube and has been long out of print. It was recorded in February 1958.

Now Fresh Sound has issued the album, remastered and coupled with an LP entitled The Good Neighbors Jazz, also featuring the two musicians mentioned above. The beauty of the second album, recorded in September 1958, is that the tracks run considerably longer and give the musicians a chance to stretch out. 

The fidelity is terrific on both albums, and Case and Peixoto play as if they spent the 1950s in Hollywood studios. Case's alto saxophone is bone dry and lyrical, and Peixoto's piano has a chunky churn that's similar to Freeman's. If you've been wishing for this material to become available again, you're in luck. Not only is it on CD with excellent liner notes by Jordi Pujol, the music sounds clear as a bell and is warmly dynamic."

—Marc Myers (March 28, 2024)


"There was such a surfeit of great sax players in the 1950s that it’s understandable that many got overlooked. Here’s a chance to see what you’ve been missing with this rich reissue from Fresh Sound Records.

Brazilian alto saxist Jose Ferreira “Case” comes from the Art Pepper school of blowing on these two albums recorded in 1958 in either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. The quartet with Moacyr Reixoto/p, Luiz Chaves/b and Rubens Barsotti/dr is a bopper, with Peixoto in a Bud Powell mood for the upbeat read of Duke Ellington’s obscure “Cop-Out” and a fervent “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”. The team drives like stallions on “The Lonesome Road” and Barsotti rides the cymbals like a bull whip on “Old Devil Moon”. Peixoto is kept but now with Major Holley/b and Jimmy Campbell/dr for a swaying “Major Blues” and a deep groove of “Out Of Nowhere”. Ferreira sways on “Rough Ridin” and bops till he drops on “Peixoto’s Blues”. Any more of this around?"

—George W. Harris (March 11, 2024)


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