Tidbits, Trivia, & News
A Reunion in the Works?? YES!!!
As documented on http://joaodonato.com.br -
"On November 2006, Donato made historic shows: in Rio de Janeiro, at
the Mistura Fina, and in São Paulo, at the Sesc Pinheiros, where he met again the
80-year old alto saxophonist, Bud Shank. At the meeting again, after 40 years without presenting a
show, a DVD documentary and a CD were recorded."
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March 2007 Donato articles, news and reviews (In Portuguese):
Donato's concerts in the U.S. get rave reviews!
. . . and there's more:
THE NEW YORK TIMES - 6 de abril de 2007
Mr. Donato is one of the great bossa nova composers of the late'50s
generation, and probably the one most influenced by American jazz; his
performances these days are nostalgic and sometimes anarchically funny.
TIME OUT NEW YORK - 5 de abril de 2007
Pianist João Donato had as much to do with shaping the music
that became bossa nova as did that orther, guitar-wielding João,
his onetime collaborator. The difference, as you'll hear tonight, is
that Donato kept his ear tuned to the jazz happening north of Brazil's
WAX POETICS - abril/maio de 2007 - Magazine of hip hop, jazz, funk & soul:
"BOSSA'S BOSS: João Donato steered Brazilian music into new directions". . . by Allen Thayer
Read the entire article and view all the included photos:
(Pages 1 and 2 are pictured above; the article on Donato begins with Page 3)
Donato one of the "100 Gold Fingers" to perform in Japan!
Donato is one of many pianists to perform in Japan at
an event called "100 Gold Fingers" on June 10, 2007.
Donato in the News!
What's in a Name?!
There is apparently a group of musicians out
there calling themselves "Donatos Airtos", so named for two of their
favorite musicians--João Donato and Airto Moreira. Their
playing style is not known, but they are popular with the dance music
crowd. Here is some info that Arnaldo DeSouteiro has been able
to track down on this group and what they have recorded:
Donatos Airtos, "The Down Experience",
Applaudio [UK] #APP002 (2001).
Donatos Airtos, "7-Down Experience", label
unknown, #________ (20__).[7 inch single]
Donatos Airtos, "Down Exercise", label unknown,