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Very Modern Bossa of Joao Donato Compositions from his Bossa Nova period

Very Modern Bossa of Joao Donato Compositions from his Bossa Nova period

Playing tracks by

Joao Gilberto, Cal Tjader, Bud Shank, Elza Soares, Lionel Hampton and more.

Most Brazilian music fans start with Joao Donato by listening to his super funky seventies album Quem E Quem. But before his funky music period he already had a long career in jazz and bossa nova in Brazil and the USA. Joao Donato had been a part of the early bossa nova scene in the late fifties. Unlike other originators of the sound, he moved to America earlier and only briefly returned. His time in America saw him collaborate with Bud Shank, Cal Tjader, and Dave Pike in West Coast jazz albums with latin and cuban influences. Later he made his own Bossa records before changing to a more funkier sound. His bossa nova compositions have a pattern of layers of chords over a simple latin beat, the modern bossa nova sound. This mix contains twelve songs composed by Donato, some are collaborations while others are performed by other artists of the time period.


Stephen Batchelor

Fantastic mix thank you love Donato he was a master throughout the changing styles still love the funky stuff but his bossa pedigree is without doubt of high standing & I feel there is so much more to be shared & explored around all his work & the wide-spread interpretations of his music - fav & reposted as deserves plus will promote this show on Jazz Radio Vault a Facebook group set up to share high quality jazz radio shows - perhaps see you there? Kind swinging samba regards Stephen

Ray Parada