Label: A&M Records - AMLB 1001 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Latin •
He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa Pretty World - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66* - Introducing Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 heavily crossed with jazz and funk. Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States, where his albums were recorded and where most of his touring took place.
Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporacewho has performed with him since the early s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including The Black Eyed Peaswith whom he re-recorded in a version of his breakthrough hit " Mas Que Nada ". He attended the local conservatory with hopes of becoming a classical pianist.
As his interest in jazz grew, he started playing in nightclubs in the late s just as bossa novaa jazz-inflected derivative of sambawas emerging. Mendes moved to the U. The Musicians Union only allowed this group to appear on one TV show and make one club appearance Basin Street East before ordering them to leave the U.
When the new group Brasil '65 was formed, Shelly ManneBud Shank and other West Coast musicians got Mendes and the others into the local musicians union. The group recorded albums for Atlantic and Capitol. In Gatecrash - Eric Vloeimans - Boompetit (SACD, Album) to sing these songs properly in English, Adler suggested that the group find two American girl singers who would sing in both English and Portuguese.
Mendes was not at this meeting, only Adler and Pretty World - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66* - Introducing Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Ertegun. John Pisano played guitar. This new line-up including Hansen then recorded two more albums between — including the best-selling Look Around LP Out Of This World - Benny Golson - My Jazz Collection 40, before there was a major personnel change for their fourth album Fool on the Hill.
Claudio Slon joined the group as drummer inand played with Mendes for nearly a decade. This line-up had a more orchestrated sound than its predecessors. Most significantly, in the early s, lead singer Hall pursued a solo career and became Alpert's second wife. Though his early singles with Brasil '66 most notably "Mas Que Nada" met with some success, Mendes really burst into mainstream prominence when he performed the Oscar -nominated " The Look of Love " on the Academy Awards telecast in April Brasil '66's version of the song quickly shot into the top 10,  peaking at No.
Mendes spent the rest of enjoying consecutive top 10 and top 20 hits with his follow-up singles " The Fool on the Hill " and " Scarborough Fair ". Johnson and Richard Nixon. Mendes' career in the U. By the time Mendes released his Grammy-winning Elektra album Brasileiro inhe was the undisputed master of pop-inflected Brazilian jazz.
The lates lounge music revival brought retrospection and respect to Mendes' oeuvre, particularly the classic Brasil '66 albums. It was released Insect Digestion Melancholy - Hrvatski - Insect Digestion Melancholy 14, by Concord Records. In Brazil, the song is also well known for being the theme song for the local television channel Globo's Estrelas.
The re-recorded song became popular on many European charts. He makes an appearance dancing along for one of the segments Pharrell Williams ' 24 hour Das Fischermädchen Du Schönes Fischermädchen - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Meisterwerke / Masterpie happy. Mendes served as co-producer on the soundtrack albums for two animated films about his homeland: 's Rio and its sequel.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This name uses Portuguese naming customs : the first or maternal family name is Santos and the second or paternal family name is Mendes.
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