Label: Poll Winners Records - PWR 27300 • Format: CD Compilation, Stereo, Mono • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz, Latin • Style: Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova
He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. Almeida was the first guitarist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. His discography encompasses more than a hundred recordings over five decades. Born into a musical family, Almeida was a self-taught guitarist. In Paris, he attended a performance at the Hot Club by Stephane Grappelli and famed guitarist Django Reinhardtwho became a lifelong artistic inspiration.
Returning to Brazil, Almeida continued composing and performing. He became known for playing both classical I Didnt Know What Time It Was - Laurindo Almeida-Bud Shank Quartet - Brazilliance Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 and popular guitar. He moved to the United States in ; a trip financed when one of his compositions, a song known as "Johnny Peddler" became a hit recorded by the Andrews Sisters.
In Features - Cast To Wolves - Cast To Wolves Angeles, Almeida immediately went to work in film studio orchestras. Almeida was first introduced to the jazz public as a featured guitarist with the Stan Kenton band in the late s during the height of its success.
According to author Michael Sparke, Almeida and his fellow Kenton bandmember drummer Jack Costanzo "endowed the music of Progressive Jazz with a persuasive Latin flavor, and the music is enriched by their presence. Almeida stayed with Kenton until Almeida's recording career enjoyed auspicious early success with the recordings now called Brazilliance No.
Other observers note that the beat, harmonic stamp, and economy of expression were different than the bossa nova, giving Almeida and Shank's recording " Almeida made a series of highly successful classical recordings produced by Robert E. In this recording, Dub Cowboys - Digi•Dub* - 16 Millionths Of An Inch arranges standard classical and folk repertoire through the prism of I Didnt Know What Time It Was - Laurindo Almeida-Bud Shank Quartet - Brazilliance Vol.
1 + Vol. 2 Latin musical forms, including the modenha, charo, maracatu and boi bumba. It became one of my most cherished recordings. Of Almeida's five career Grammys, four were awarded in classical categories. InAlmeida again expanded his recording repertoire by joining forces with the Modern Jazz Quartet on Collaboration Atlantic Recordswhich combined classical with jazz, called "chamber jazz.
In addition to his recording achievements, Almeida continued his work with the film studios throughout his career, playing guitar, lute, mandolin and other instruments for more than motion picture and television soundtracks such as The High Chaparral and " The Gift ," an episode of The Twilight Zone. He composed the complete film scores for ten motion pictures and portions for hundreds of others, including Charles and Ray Eames 's film Day of the Dead.
Some articles report Almeida won at least one Oscar award for film composition; however, while he was involved in films that were nominated, he did not receive an Oscar for his film work. Four toured internationally and recorded a series of albums for Concord Jazzincluding The L. Four Scores! In the s, Almeida toured again Direct Disrupt Of 10.000 Particles - Various - Signal-To-Noise Ratio 1 (File) the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Almeida was teaching, recording and performing until the week before his death of leukemia on July 26,at age 77 in Los Angeles, California. He composed more than separate pieces, including popular songs.
In Almeida formed his own publishing company, Brazilliance, which has been influential in the dissemination of Latin American music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This name uses Portuguese naming customs : the first or maternal family name is de Araujo and the second or paternal family name is Almeida Nobrega Neto. Kernfeld, Barry ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. Los Angeles Times. The New York Times. September Categories : births deaths Brazilian classical guitarists Brazilian jazz guitarists Brazilian male guitarists Brazilian jazz musicians Grammy Award winners Concord Records artists Brazilian expatriates in the United States 20th-century classical musicians 20th-century guitarists Deaths from leukemia Deaths from cancer in California 20th-century male musicians Male jazz musicians Earle Spencer Orchestra members The L.
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