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Eumir Deodato

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Brazilian-born Eumir Deodato has racked up 16 platinum records to his credit as artist, arranger or producer with combined sales of well over 25 million records in the USA alone. His discography, including compilations and all his work as arranger, producer and keyboardist, surpasses 450 albums. He has also had the honor of performing with the St. Louis Symphony (which backed him on his superb Artistry album), the Cincinnati Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestra di Musica Leggera dell'Unione Musicisti di Roma. In addition, several artists over the years have covered his songs, including George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Sarah Vaughan and The Emotions to mention just a few. And yet, in spite of all of his varied triumphs, honors and distinctions over the years, the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist will probably forever be associated with one song - his innovative rendition of Richard Strauss' classical opus “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (or more commonly known as the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Al Di Meola, Return To Forever, Stanley Clarke, Deodato and Jean-Luc Ponty

Read "Al Di Meola, Return To Forever, Stanley Clarke, Deodato and Jean-Luc Ponty" reviewed by Len Davis


A nostalgic look at the '70s with Return To Forever, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, Eumir Deodato, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Jan Hammer. Playlist Eddie Henderson “Sunburst" from Sunburst (Blue Note) 00:00 Al di Meola “Suite—Golden Dawn" from Land Of The Midnight Sun (CBS) 07:33 Return to Forever “Theme to the Mothership" from Hymn Of ...

News: Video / DVD

YouTubers Dig Eumir Deodato

YouTubers Dig Eumir Deodato

Eumir Deodato remains one of the most successful and prolific Brazilian arranger-composers of the post-bossa era. He came to the U.S. in late 1960s to arrange several of Astrud Gilberto's post-Stan Getz bossa nova albums. Deodato has arranged more than 500 records, a portion under his own name and numerous albums and songs for American singers ...

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Article: Album Review

Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index

Read "Marcos Resende & Index" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


This debut, eponymous recording by Brazilian keyboard wizard Marcos Resende was recorded in Rio de Janeiro in late summer 1976. This was a truly glorious time for progressive instrumental music in Brazil, as you can hear in the discographies of Eumir Deodato, Marcos Valle, Airto Moreira and many other artists. Resende put together a ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Italian Spirits, Dubé Debuts and Chasing (Mahogany) Frogs

Read "Italian Spirits, Dubé Debuts and Chasing (Mahogany) Frogs" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Paul Colombo Group Rio Crystal Vectordisc Records 2020 Rio Crystal is the perfect title for this bright and clear, warm and sunny set led by guitarist Paul Colombo. Its frontline pairs Colombo's nimble guitar with keyboardist Ron Thomas, supported by bassist Andy Alonso and drummer Chris ...

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Article: Album Review

Marcos Valle: Braziliance!

Read "Braziliance!" reviewed by Chris May


First released in 1966 on Warner Bros., Marcos Valle's third album was his debut US release. An instrumental set, it is packed (if a 29-minute album can be so described) of great tunes composed by Valle with his brother Paulo. Like Antonio Carlos Jobim's own-name US debut, The Composer Of Desafinado Plays (Verve, 1963), another instrumental ...

Album

Os Catedraticos 73

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing: Arranha Ceu (Skyscrapers); Flap; Rodando Por Ai (Rudy's); O Jogo (Soccer Game); Atire A 1a Pedra; Puma Branco (The White Puma); Passarinho Diferente (The Bird); Extremo Norte (The Gap); To Fazendo Nada (Down The Hill); Menina (Boy Meets Girl); Carlota & Carolina (Carly & Carole).

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Article: Album Review

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedraticos 73

Read "Os Catedraticos 73" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In 1973, Eumir Deodato was riding high upon the GRAMMY® Award-winning success of “Also Sprach Zarathurstra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)," the Brazilian keyboardist's jazz-rock fusion take on Richard Strauss' classic, from his previous release Prelude (CTI, 1972). Deodato's next move, Os Catedráticos 73 doesn't mess with that successful formula but throws a ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall

Read "Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Franco Ambrosetti Quintet Long Waves Unit Records 2019 Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti balances in the middle of three jazz generations, the father of saxophonist Gianluca and son of saxophonist Flavio, who once played opposite Charlie Parker at the Paris Jazz Festival. Although he grew up studying classical ...

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Article: Album Review

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedraticos 73

Read "Os Catedraticos 73" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Composer/arranger/keyboardist Eumir Deodato is best known for a series of albums on the CTI label, notably Prelude (CTI Records, 1973) and Deodato 2 (CTI Records, 1973). Os Catedraticos 73 dates from the same period, and employs many of the same musicians. It was recorded between Rio de Janeiro and New York, featuring a Brazilian rhythm section ...


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