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     Laurindo Almeida

Born: Sep 2, 1917 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Died: Jul 26, 1995 in Van Nuys, CA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Brazilian Jazz, Latin Continuum, Brazil, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova
Instruments: Guitar

This extraordinary Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger was introduced to music by his mother, a concert pianist who gave him his first lessons. Like his sister, however, he would eventually choose the guitar as his primary instrument. As a teenager, Almeida witnessed, and participated in, a great deal of civil unrest; the experience galvanized him and fueled a lifelong passion for the politics of his native country. At age 19, he became a performer aboard the Brazilian ocean liner Cuyaba, which enabled him to travel to Europe, hear the legendary Django Reinhardt in Paris, and experience a great deal of foreign culture.

In Brazil, he formed a guitar duo named Cordas Quentes with Garoto, who he met at Radio Mayrink Veiga in Rio de Janeiro. In 1947, he went on tour with singer and actress Carmen Miranda's band. This led him to Hollywood, where he performed on film soundtracks and appeared in concerts with violinist Elizabeth Waldo; he also composed the first of his more than 800 scores for movies and television series. He was to win Oscars for his soundtracks to The Old Man and the Sea (1958) and The Magic Pear Tree (1970). He soon joined the innovative Stan Kenton Orchestra and became a featured soloist. After three years, he established permanent residence in Los Angeles and began an astonishingly prolific recording career that was to earn him ten Grammy awards.

Almeida's palette of stylistic and emotional expression was wide-ranging. His early '50s Brazilliance albums with Bud Shank helped establish the bossa nova style in the States several years before the craze hit. He also recorded and toured with the Modern Jazz Quartet and was equally at home with classical and modern concert music, such as Gnattali's Concerto de Copacabana and the Guitar Concerto of Villa-Lobos.

- "Blue" Gene Tyranny (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.spaceagepop.com/almeida.htm Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3383 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
members.aol.com/kenbrowgtr/almeida.html Links
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurindo_Almeida About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurindo_Almeida About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Laurindo Almeida - 'Brasil Guitar Magic!' - 1999, Proper Records
 Laurindo Almeida - 'Brazilliance Vol. 1&2' - 1991, Capitol Records, Blue Note
 Laurindo Almeida - 'Chamber Jazz' - 1978, Concord Jazz
 Laurindo Almeida - 'Dance The Bossa Nova' - 1994, Saludos Amigos
 Laurindo Almeida - 'Watch What Happens' - 0192, Concord Jazz
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Ray Brown - 'Moonlight Serenade' - 1998, Bell
 Stan Getz - 'Stan Gets With Laurindo Almeida' - 1963, Verve, Ars Nova
 The Modern Jazz Quartet - 'The Sheriff. Collaboration' - 2002, Atlantic, Азбука Звука
  как соисполнитель ...
 June Christy - 'Ballad Collection' - 2000, Blue Note
 June Christy - 'Tampico' - 2003, Memoir
 June Christy - 'The Misty Miss Christy' - 1956, Blue Note, Capitol Jazz
 The L.A. Four - 'Two By Four' - 2003, Concord Jazz
 Cal Tjader - 'Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brasil' - 1962, Verve

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