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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 - Philips


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Tito Puente, "Vaya Puente", Philips #1085 (1962).[LP]

Includes João Donato on trombone (unspecified tracks).

The album includes Donato's composition 'Sambaroco' (track 9) on which he also plays trombone.

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Cannonball Adderley with Sergio Mendes and The Bossa Rio Sextet, "Cannonball Bossa Nova Com O Sexteto Bossa Rio", Philips [Brazil] #SLP 9154 (19__).[LP Reissue]

This album contains Donato's composition "Minha Saudade".

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Tamba Trio, "Tamba Trio", Philips [Brazil] #P 632.129L (1962).[LP]

Donato composition featured is "Minha Saudade".

Personnel: Luiz Eca, piano, Helcio Milito, drums and percussion, Bebeto Castilho, bass and flute.

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Luiz Henrique, "A Bossa Moderna de Luiz Henrique", Philips [Brazil] #P-632.195-L (1963).[LP]

Donato composition is "Sambou, Sambou".



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[Original LP]



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[Japan CD Reissue]

Doris Monteiro, "Doris Monteiro", Philips [Brasil] #________ (1964).[LP]
Doris Monteiro, "Doris Monteiro", Philips [Japan] #PHCA 4244 (1999).[CD]
Doris Monteiro, "Doris Monteiro", Philips/Elenco [Japan] #______ (2006).[CD]

This album includes Donato's "Sambou, Sambou".


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Neyde Fraga & Walter Wanderley, "Balançando com Neyde Fraga & Walter Wanderley", Philips [Brazil] #632.711 (1964).[LP]

Donato composition included is "Sambou . . . Sambou".

Musician personnel: Neyde Fraga, vocal; Walter Wanderley, organ.



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Various Artists, "E Tempo De Musica Popular Moderna", Philips [Brazil] #________ (1965).[LP]

This album contains Donato's "Sambou Sambou".


Joao Gilberto, "en Mexico'', Philips #848 426-2 (1970).[LP]
Joao Gilberto, "en Mexico'', Philips #848 426-2 (year unknown).[CD]

Includes Donato's "O Sapo".


Gal Costa, "Cantar", Philips/Universal #510 222 2 (1974).[LP]

Included Donato compositions are: "A Rã", "Flor de Maracujá", "Até Quem Sabe".
Donato also arranged "A Rã" and "Flor de Maracujá", and played piano on all 3 tracks.


Gilberto Gil, "Gilberto Gil ao Vivo", Philips/PolyGram #518 120-2 (1974).[LP]

Included Donato composition is: "Lugar Comum".


Gilberto Gil, "Temporada de Verão" (Caetano Veloso/Gal Costa/Gilberto Gil), Philips/PolyGram #848 452-2 (1974).[LP]

Included Donato composition is: "Terremoto".


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João Donato, "Lugar Comum", Philips Brasil #6349 138 (1975).[LP]

Tracks:

Lugar Comum
Tudo Tem
A Bruxa de Mentira
Ê Menina
Bananeira
Patumbalacunde
Xangô É de Baê
Pretty Dolly
Emoriô
Naturalmente
Que Besteira
Deixei Recado

All songs are sung by Donato, chorus, or both.

Personnel: João Donato (keyboards); Frederiko (guitar); Novelli (bass); Wilson das Neves, Aladim (drums); Alberto das Neves, Luis Carlos (percussion); Celso, Leny, Geraldo, Jorginho, Copinha (flutes); Formiga (trumpet); Netinho (soprano sax); Aurino, Bijou (tenor sax & clarone **); Genaldo (baritone sax); Maciel, Bogado, Flamarion (trombones).

** clarone is a bass clarinet.

Special participation: Rosinha de Valença (acoustic guitar).

Gilberto Gil (vocals) on "Tudo tem," "A bruxa de mentira," "Patumbalacundê".

Arrangements: João Donato.



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Caetano Veloso, "Qualquer Coisa", Philips [Brazil] #6349 142 Serie de Luxo (1975).[LP]

João Donato plays piano on this album.

Tracklist:

01 - Qualquer Coisa (Caetano Veloso)
02 - Da Maior Importância (Caetano Veloso)
03 - Samba e Amor (Chico Buarque)
04 - Madrugada e Amor (José Messias)
05 - A Tua Presença Morena (Caetano Veloso)
06 - Drume Negrinha (Drume Negrita) (E. Grenet / Vrs. Caetano Veloso)
07 - Jorge de Capadócia (Jorge Ben) with Quarteto em Cy
08 - Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
09 - For no One (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
10 - Lady Madonna (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
11 - La Flor de La Canela (Chabuca Granda)
12 - Nicinha (Caetano Veloso)


Musician personnel:

Caetano Veloso
(voice, violao)

João Donato
(piano)

Perinho Albuquerque
(violao, piano, arrangements)

Sergio Barroso
(bass)

Eneas Costa
(drums)

Djalma Correa
(percussion)

Perna Froes
(strings arrangements)

Frederiko
(violao)

Fernando Leporace
(bass)

Hermes Contesini
(percussion)

Quarteto em Cy
(vocals at Jorge da Capadocia)

Moacyr Albuquerque
(bass)

Tuze Abreu
(flute)

Bira da Silva
(percussion)

Tuty Moreno
(percussion)

Arnaldo Brandao
(bass)



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