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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 - Muse



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Dom Um Romao, "Dom Um Romao", Muse #SR-5013 (1973).[LP]

Track 3, Family Talk (composed by Dom Um Romao) features Donato doing simply the best harpsichord solo ever performed in a jazz record!



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[Original LP]



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[2nd Pressing of LP, 1973]


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[1999 Japan CD Reissue]

João Donato/Eumir Deodato, "Donato/Deodato", Muse #MR5017 (1973).[LP]
João Donato/Eumir Deodato, "João Donato", Muse (1973).[Second LP Pressing]

João Donato/Eumir Deodato, "Donato/Deodato", Muse/Sony [Japan] #SRCS 9560 (1999).[CD Reissue]

Arranged and conducted by Eumir Deodato.

Tracks:

Whistle Stop (Donato/Deodato/Ray Barretto)
Where's J.D.? (Donato/Deodato)
Capricorn (Donato)
Nighttripper (Donato)
You Can Go (Ate Quem Sabe) (Donato)
Batuque (Nao Tem Nada Nao) (Donato/Deodato)

Personnel: Ray Barretto--Conga; Airto Moreira--Percussion; Wilbur Dud Bascomb Jr --Bass; Randy Brecker--Trumpet; Eumir Deodato--Keyboards; Keyboards; Mauricio Einhorn--Harmonica; Michael Gibson--Trombone; Romeo Penque--Flute; Bob Rose--Guitar; Allen Schwarzberg--Drums. 

Original LP Produced by George Klabin.

2nd LP Pressing Produced by Joe Fields.



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Dom Um Romao, "Dom Um Romao", Muse MCD #6012 (1990).[CD]

Includes the following Donato performances:

Ponteio (Edu Lobo/Ruy Guerra) - Donato plays piano, with Dom Um Romao (drums), Sivuca (organ & arranger), Stanley Clarke (bass), Eric Gravatt (congas), Mauricio Smith (soprano sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax).

Family Talk (Dom Um Romao) - Donato plays harpsichord, with Dom Um Romao (drums), Stanley Clarke (bass), Sivuca (guitar) and Mauricio Smith (flute). Arranged by Donato.

Barun-Blek-Blu (Dom Um Romao) - Donato, Sivuca and Vlademir (chorus), Dom Um Romao (drums & percussion).

Produced by Dom Um Romao & Joe Fields.


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