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João Donato - Universal and Universal International


Nara Leão, "Os Meus Amigos São um Barato", Universal [Japan] #PHCY-3004 (1977).

Included Donato composition is: "Amazonas".

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Eumir Deodato, "Aquele Som dos Gatos", Universal/Polygram/Mercury CD #558955 (1998).[CD Reissue]
This is a CD Reissue of an original LP from 1966.

Includes the following Donato song:

Silk Stop (aka Gaiolas Abertas).
 

Personnel: Eumir Deodato (piano & arranger), Sergio Barroso (bass), Wilson das Neves (drums), Durval Ferreira and Neco (guitars), Copinha and J.T. Meirelles (flutes), Paulo Moura (alto sax), Norato and Maciel (trombones) and Mauricio Einhorn (harmonica).

Original Session Produced by Dori Caymmi.

Reissue Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.


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João Donato, "Lugar Comum", Universal [Japan] #UICY-3159 (2001).[CD Reissue]

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


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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[2002 CD Reissue]



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[2008 CD Reissue]

Astrud Gilberto, "The Shadow of Your Smile", Universal [Japan] #UCCV-9006 (2001).[Limited Edition CD Reissue in 5" cardboard sleeve]
Astrud Gilberto, "The Shadow of Your Smile", Universal #557184 (2002).[CD Reissue]
Astrud Gilberto, "The Shadow of Your Smile", Universal [Japan] #UCCU-5094 (2008).[CD Reissue]

Donato is an arranger/conductor on this album (see credits below).


Tracklist:

The Shadow of Your Smile
(Take Me To) Aruanda
Manha De Carnaval
Fly Me To The Moon
The Gentle Rain
Non-Stop To Brazil
O Ganso
Who Can I Turn To?
Day By Day
Tristeza
Funny World

Arrangements:

Claus Ogerman - Who Can I Turn To, Day By Day, Funny World, Fly Me To The Moon

Joao Donato - O Ganso, (Take Me To) Aruanda

Don Sebesky - The Shadow Of Your Smile, The Gentle Rain, Non-Stop To Brazil

Arranger for "Tristeza" track not credited.

Personnel: includes Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Claus Ogerman (arranger and conductor); João Donato (arranger and conductor); Don Sebesky (arranger and conductor); Kai Winding, Bob Brookmeyer, Urbie Green (trombonists); others unverifiable.

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.


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Various Artists, "Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 10/Love Power", Universal #585.210-1 (2001).[3-LP Set]
Various Artists, "Mojo Club Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 10/Love Power", Universal #585.211-2 (2002).[CD Reissue]

Includes João Donato performing Bananeira (aka Vila Grazia).


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Various Artists, "The Best of Brazilian Jazz", Universal #CD44001-75632 (2002).[CD Compilation]

Includes Victor Assis Brasil performing Donato's  Naquela Base.  Donato is also a keyboardist and producer on this compilation.

Musician personnel and Album Credits:

Maurício Flores – Compilation Producer
Leo Gandelman – Sax (Tenor)
Wagner Tiso – Keyboards, Arranger
Ithamara Koorax – Vocal, Arranger
Fábio Fonseca – Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Organ (Hammond), Arranger
Arnaldo DeSouteiro – Producer, Percussion
Sergio Mendes – Piano (Acoustic)
Bebel Gilberto – Vocals
Suba – Producer, Programming
João Donato – Keyboards, Producer
Victor Assis Brasil – Sax (Alto)
Moacir Santos – Arranger
Baden Powell – Guitar (Acoustic)
Cesar Camargo Mariano – Keyboards
Luiz Carlos Vinhas – Piano (Acoustic)
Luiz Eça – Piano (Acoustic)
Tamba Trio – Performer
Christiano Menezes – Cover Design
Gê Alves Pinto – Art Coordinator


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Various Artists, "A Onda Que Se Ergueu No Mar", Universal [Brazil] #044001.82312 (2002).[2-CD Compilation Set]

This is a bossa nova compilation set which was organized by journalist Ruy Castro.

Donato songs and performances which are included are:

João Donato: Que besteira

Bebel Gilberto: Bananeira


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Various Artists, "Instrumental Bossa Nova - 20 Lounge Brazilian Tracks", Universal #038219-2 (2004).[CD Compilation]

This compilation features Joao Donato performing his compositions "Olhou Pra Mim", "Jodel" and "Sambou...Sambou".


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Sergio Mendes, "The Swinger From Rio: Favourites", Universal [Germany] #9824791 (2005).[CD Compilation]

This Compilation contains a Donato composition (see tracklist below).

Tracklist:

Chove Chuva
Mas Que Nada
Pais Tropical
Wave (Jobim)
One Note Samba (Jobim)
Night and Day
Fool on the Hill
The Look of Love
Ela E Carioca (Jobim)
Desafinado (Jobim)
Pretty World
Watch What Happens
Look Around
Like A Lover
So Tinha de Ser Com Voce
Puzzle of Hearts
Never Gonna Let You Go
Outra Vez (Jobim)
Trilhos Urbanos
Promise of a Fisherman
The Frog (Donato)
Tristeza de Nos Dois
Bim Bom
So Danço Samba (Jobim)


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Various Artists, "Bossa Nova Lounge - Rio Collection", Universal [Brazil] #_______ (2006).[3-CD Compilation Set]

Contains "Rio" performed by Joao Donato.



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Various Artists, "Pure Brazil", Universal [Brazil] #828278 (2006).[12-CD Compilation Box Set]

This Box Set contains the following Donato performances:
Olhou Pra Mim
Jodel (also written by Donato)

This Box Set contains the following additional Donato compositions:
Lugar Comum



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Various Artists, "Pure Brazil V.2", Universal [Brazil] #828281 (2006).[14-CD Compilation Box Set]

This compilation box set contains Donato's "Lugar Comum", "Bananeira", "O Morro Não Tem Vez" and "Emorio", all performed by Donato. 

The set contains Donato performing Jobim's "So Danço Samba".



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[2006 Japan CD Reissue]



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[2008 Japan CD Reissue]

Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, "Look Around", Universal [Japan] #93147 (2006).[CD Reissue]
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, "Look Around", Universal [Japan] #90156 (2008).[CD Reissue]

Tracks:

With A Little Help From My Friends
Roda
Like A Lover
The Frog (Donato)
Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)
The Look Of Love
Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)
Batucada (The Beat)
So Many Stars
Look Around

Musician personnel:  Sergio Mendes, piano & keyboards, arranger; Dick Hazzard, arranger; Dave Grusin, arranger; Lani Hall & Janis Hansen, vocals; Jose Soares, Latin percussion; Bob Matthews, bass; Joao Palma, drums; John Pisano, guitar.

Original LP Produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss.



Various Artists, "Samba Jazz", Universal International #200668 (2006).[CD Compilation]

This compilation contains the Donato track "Bluechanga", also performed by Donato.



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