Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma - Terra Dos Pássaros

Toninho Horta
Terra Dos Pássaros
Label: Warner Music Brasil ‎– M450998558-2, Dubas Música Ltda. ‎– M450998558-2
Type: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: Brazil
Date of released: 1995
Category: Jazz, Latin
Style: Samba, Bossa Nova


1 Céu De Brasília
2 Diana
3 Dona Olímpia
4 Viver De Amor
5 Pedra Da Lua
6 Serenade
7 Aquelas Coisas Todas
8 Falso Inglés
9 Terra Dos Pássaros - Beijo Partido
10 No Carnaval


  • Acoustic Bass – Luis Alves*
  • Bass – Ringo Thielmann
  • Caxixi – Georgiana De Moraes
  • Drums – Airto Moreira, Robertinho Silva, Rubinho
  • Electric Bass – Jamil Joanes, Novelli
  • Flute – Lena Horta, Mauro Senise
  • Guitar, Electric Bass, Lead Vocals – Toninho Horta
  • Lead Vocals – Milton Nascimento
  • Percussion – Laudir de Oliveira, Zé Eduardo Nazario
  • Piano, Organ – Wagner Tiso
  • Synthesizer – Hugo Fattoruso
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Nivaldo Ornelas
  • Trombone – Raul De Souza
  • Vocals – Gloria Bertalot, Lena Horta


Influential composer/guitarist with a developed personal style of harmonization, Toninho Horta has had extensive participation in other artists's projects, and has also recorded more than ten solo albums (having special guests like Pat Metheny, Naná Vasconcelos, and Eliane Elias), many of them released internationally. Some of his hits as composer are "Diana" (with Fernando Brant), "O Céu De Brasília" (with Fernando Brant), "Durango Kid" (with Fernando Brant), "Dona Olímpia" (with Ronaldo Bastos), "Beijo Partido," and "Manuel, O Audaz" (with Fernando Brant). Spending his childhood in his hometown Belo Horizonte, Horta became acquainted with soon-to-be famous names like Nivaldo Ornelas, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, and others that became known as the Clube da Esquina. His first recording was for Nivaldo Ornelas's 1969 album. In 1970, he accompanied Elis Regina and Tom Jobim in the show Tom & Elis in Rio. His participation in Nascimento's Clube da Esquina was noticed, and soon he was backing Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, Joyce, Edu Lobo, Maria Betânia, Dori Caymmi, among others. In 1973, he recorded the album Beto Guedes, Danilo Caymmi, Novelli e Toninho Horta (EMI). His first solo album came in 1980, the independent Terra Dos Pássaros, which was released in the U.S. in 1995 (WEA). In 1980, he released the LP Toninho Horta on EMI, released in the U.S. in 1990 through Capitol. In 1985, he performed in the Free Jazz Festival (São Paulo) together with Toots Thielemans and Bob McFerrin. Horta moved to the U.S. in 1992, continuing to record with other artists and to release his solo albums. In 1992, he performed in London, England, accompanying Marisa Monte. In 1993, he backed Caetano Veloso in Brussels, Belgium. In the same year, he appeared in the Heineken Concerts (Rio) with Gary Peacock and Billy Higgins. In 1994, he played with Phillip Catherine at the IX Martinique Guitarre Festival. In 1995, he played in Japan with Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Keith Jarrett. ~ Alvaro Neder

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
31C 064 422855 Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma - Terra Dos Pássaros ‎(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 422855 Brazil 1980
60251764215 Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma - Terra Dos Pássaros ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music 60251764215 Brazil 2008
TP 4/001, LPTP4/001 Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma Toninho Horta E Orquestra Fantasma - Terra Dos Pássaros ‎(LP, Album, RE) Not On Label, Not On Label TP 4/001, LPTP4/001 Brazil 1984
0644 22855 Toninho Horta Com E Orquestra Fantasma Toninho Horta Com E Orquestra Fantasma - Terra Dos Pássaros ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label 0644 22855 Unknown