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One of the best things to happen to Brazilian and jazz music: The João Donato Trio, as seen here in 2000:
(left to right) Claudio Slon (drummer), João Donato (piano and composer), Luiz Alvez (bassist).

 

João Donato - Elenco


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Rosinha de Valença, "Apresentando Rosinha de Valença", Elenco [Brazil] #ME-16 (1964).[LP]

Donato composition is: "Minha Saudade".

Personnel:  Doum, bateria; Sergio, contra-baixo; Jorginho, flauta; Oscar Castro Neves, piano; Rosinha de Valença, vocals.

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[Elenco Brazilian LP]

 

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[Elenco/Universal CD Reissue]

Astrud Gilberto, "The Astrud Gilberto Album", Elenco (Brazil) #MEV-4 (1965).[LP Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto, "The Astrud Gilberto Album", Elenco/Universal [Brazil] #73145269512 (2003).[CD Reissue]

Other issues of this album are listed separately under their respective record labels.

Participation by João Donato on piano.

Tracklist:

1 Once I Loved (Gilbert - Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)

2 Agua De Beber (with A.C. Jobim) (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)

3 Meditation (Newton Mendonça - Gimbel - Tom Jobim)

4 And Roses And Roses (Gilbert - Dorival Caymmi)

5 O Morro (Nao Tem Vez) (Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)

6 How Insensitive (Gimbel - Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)

7 Dindi (Gilbert - Tom Jobim - Aloysio de Oliveira)

8 Photograph (Tom Jobim)

9 Dreamer (Tom Jobim)

10 So Finha De Ser Com Voce (misspelled on LP) (Tom Jobim - Aloysio de Oliveira)

11 All That's Left Is To Say Goodbye (Gilbert - Tom Jobim - Vinicius de Moraes)

CD REISSUE LINER NOTES:

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Musician personnel: Arrangements: Marty Paich; Vocals: Astrud Gilberto; Guitar: Antonio Carlos Jobim & Duet on Agua de Beber; Piano: Joao Donato; Flute & Alto Solos: Bud Shank; Trombone: Milt Bernhardt Tracks 1-4,6,7,9,11; Trumpet: Stu Williamson Tracks 5,8,10; Bass: Joe Mondragon; Drummer: not credited; Percussion: Lulu Ferreira.

Produced by Creed Taylor. 


João Donato, "O Prestigio de João Donato", Elenco [Brasil] #_______ (1975).[LP]
No album photo available at this time.

This is a compilation featuring tracks from the albums "Muito à vontade," "Bud Shank/Donato/Rosinha de Valença," and "Lugar Comum."

Tracks:

Sambou...Sambou
Pretty Dolly
Jodel
Xangô é de Baê
Só se for agora
Bananeira
Lugar Comum
Emoriô
Minha Saudade
Naquela Base
Sausalito
Caminho de casa
Muito à vontade
Tim-dom-dom



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"Bud Shank - Donato - Rosinha de Valença", Elenco [Brasil] #MEV 08 (1965).[LP]

Tracks:

Sausalito
Minha Saudade
Samba do Avião
Silk Stop
Foi a Noite
Caminho de Casa
Um Abraço no Bonfá
O Amor em Paz
Sambou... Sambou
Tristeza em Mim

Personnel: Bud Shank (alto sax); João Donato (piano); Rosinha de Valença (guitar); Sebastião Neto (bass); Chico Batera (drums).



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