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Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72
Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72
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Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72

This classic Brazilian album from master drummer Ronald Mesquita was originally released in 1972 and features songs by Jorge Ben, Antonio Carlos-Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo and others.

Mesquita is probably most well-known for playing with Luis Carlos Vinhas and his ‘Bossa Tres’ outfit, along with his own group, ‘Ronie E A Central Do Brasil’, that he formed after his return from the US in the early 1970s. He also played on several songs on Tenorio Jr.’s ‘Embalo’ album that Mr Bongo recently reissued.

The killer track ‘Balanca Pema’ was very big in the Jazz Dance scene in the 90s and also featured on the Mojo compilation ‘Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four’.

Madlib sampled ‘Balanca Pema’ on his Medicine Show Number 2 ‘Flight to Brazil’.


1. Balanca Pema
2. Dabadeia
3. Aguas De Marco
4. Cancao Do Sal-Tema De
5. Tostao
6. Fechado Pra Balanco
7. O Gato
8. Tarde Em Itapoa
9. Casa De Campo
10. Quatro De Dezembro
11. Papagayo
12. Zanzibar


Artist:  Ronald Mesquita
Label:  Mr Bongo
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Latin, African & World
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  MRBLP192
Released: 15 March 2019

Regular price £18.00