From the recording Tarde E Lembrancas (Mitchell Long)
I wrote this song one afternoon remembering my girlfriend who had gone back to Brazil. Having a bad case of "saudade" created this song. My friend Moreno in New York heard the story and song and came up worked with me to craft this beautiful lyric.
The group "Banda" was put together by me and the late great Claudio Slon. I treasure those days with Claudio, these demos we made and the years of playing such wonderful music together. He was a good friend and a master of music and working together to give an excellent performance in the studio, a jazz club or big concert stage.