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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 - PolyGram




João Donato, "Lugar Comum", PolyGram LP Série de Luxo #6349 138 (1975).[LP]

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

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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Various Artists, "Bossa Nova - Sua Historia Sua Gente", PolyGram [Brazil] #_______ (1975).[Double LP set compilation]
Various Artists, "Bossa Nova Sua Historia Sua Gente", PolyGram [Brazil] #8483022 (1999).[2 CD Compilation]

Includes tracks played by João Donato on piano.

Also contains Donato's composition "Minha Saudade".


Emílio Santiago, "Brasileiríssimas", PolyGram #836 527-2 (1976).[LP]

Included Donato composition is: "Lugar Comum/Teco-Teco*".

Nara Leão, "Nasci para Bailar", PolyGram #6328 475 (1982) (LP).

Included Donato composition is: "Gaiolas Abertas", "Nasci para Bailar".


Caetano Veloso, "Cores Nomes", PolyGram #838 464-2 (1982).[LP]

Included Donato composition is:  "Surpresa".

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Gal Costa, "Minha Voz, Minha Vida", PolyGram #6328 523 (1982).[LP]
Gal Costa, "Minha Voz, Minha Vida", PolyGram/Universal #73145482742 (2000).[CD]

Donato compositions are: "Verbos do Amor" and "A Ra".

Nara Leão & Roberto Menescal, "Um Cantinho, Um Violão", PolyGram #824 414-1 (1985) (LP).

Included Donato composition is: "Mentiras".

Zizi Possi, "Amor e Música", PolyGram #832766-1 (1987) (LP).

Donato composition is: "A Paz".

Leila Pinheiro, "Bênção, Bossa Nova", PolyGram #842 036-2 (1989).[CD]

Included Donato composition is: "Mentiras/Até Quem Sabe".



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