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Eumir Deodato (born on 22 June, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian musician, producer and arranger primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements of rock/pop, R&B/funk, Brazilian/Latin, and symphonic or orchestral music.

Mainly, his records can be categorized as pop jazz or crossover jazz. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Since then, he has produced more than 500 albums for acts ranging from Kool and the Gang to Björk and k.d. lang.

Discography

Albums

  • (1964) Inútil Paisagem
  • (1972) Percepção
  • (1973) Prelude
  • (1973) Deodato 2
  • (1973) Deodato/Donato (With João Donato)
  • (1974) Whirlwinds
  • (1974) Deodato/Airto in Concert
  • (1974) Artistry
  • (1975) First Cuckoo
  • (1976) Very Together
  • (1977) 2001
  • (1978) Love Island
  • (1979) Knights of Fantasy
  • (1980) Night Cruiser
  • (1982) Happy Hour
  • (1985) Motion
  • (1989) Somewhere Out There
  • (2002) Summer Samba

Singles

  • Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)/Spirit Of Summer
  • Rhapsody In Blue/Super Strut
  • Do It Again (LIVE)/Branches (LIVE) (B-Side is by Airto)
  • Moonlight Serenade/Havana Strut
  • Theme From Peter Gunn/Amani
  • Watusi Strut/Watusi Strut (Disco Version) (In actuality, the flip side was just a longer version)
  • Uncle Funk/Whistle Stop

Most of the songs are heavily edited from their very long album versions. Releases up to Peter Gunn/Amani are more Fusion Jazz oriented while follow ups were typically more Disco oriented.




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