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Jorge Ben Jor is a composer of Brazilian hits likes “Mas, Que Nada,””Chove Chuva,””Que Pena,” and “Pais Tropical.” This happy master of samba-funk consistently has had best selling albums on Polygram, Warner, and Sony.

Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, better known as Jorge Ben and later as Jorge Ben Jor, was born March 22, 1945 in Madureira and raised in Catumbi, Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs, Jorge enjoyed singing with the church choir and going out with carnival bands from an early age. In his teens, he was a given a guitar and started playing Bossa Nova and Rock n Roll with it. Raised by his mother to be a pediatrician, by his father to be a lawyer, and by his instincts to become a soccer-player, he chose to be a musician instead.

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Drummer Kevin Bowers Announces New Album - Nova - Out August 9, 2016

Drummer Kevin Bowers Announces New Album - Nova - Out August 9, 2016

Acclaimed Drummer Kevin Bowers’ Third Solo Album, Nova, Poised To Be The Soundtrack To The Best Movie Never Made Kevin Bowers Set To Release Third Solo Album Nova This August Imagine a movie starring Fred Astaire and Lena Horne, and directed by Federico Fellini. In your mind’s ear, listen to the soundtrack, a mélange of Brazilian ...

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Curumin Releases "Arrocha"

Curumin Releases "Arrocha"

"'Arrocha' means to hold on with a lot of pressure," Curumin says from his Sao Paolo home, describing the meaning behind his new album title. “In Bahia it’s a rhythm, a way of dancing where you hold your girl very close. That pressure is something we feel here in Sao Paolo. It’s a very big city ...

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Impulse! Records Introduces Newest Batch in 2-on-1 Series from Legendary Impulse! Artists

Impulse! Records Introduces Newest Batch in 2-on-1 Series from Legendary Impulse! Artists

Impulse!/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) recently introduced the second batch of its 2-On-1 series. Each CD features two classic albums from some of Impulse! Records' legendary jazz and blues artists. Included in this first batch are releases from Alice Coltrane, Blue Mitchell, Charles Mingus, Chico Hamilton, Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Howard Roberts, John Handy, Keith Jarrett, Marion ...

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Afrobeatnik Meets the Deep South: Gecko Turner New Release

An Afrobeatnik by the Riverside: Spain's Gecko Turner Gets Funky on the Soulful Gone Down South In Gecko Turner's world, Bob Dylan smokes up with Motown's legendary Funk Brothers. Marvin Gaye and D'Angelo jam with Jorge Ben. A Cuban pulse, a lush chorus of Afrobeat horns, and Ray Charles-esque vintage flourishes roll effortlessly into one laidback, ...

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Bossa Nova Singers (Verve)

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2007

Album

A Trip To Brazil Vol. 5

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2006

Album

África Brasil

Label: Phiips
Released: 1976
Track listing: Ponta de Lança Africano; Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu; O Filósofo; Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro; O Plebeu; Taj Mahal; Xica da Silva; A História de Jorge; Camisa 10 da Gávea; Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado; África Brasil.


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