Sergio Mendes

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by Sergio Mendes

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11 February 1941, Niteroi, Brazil. A pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, who is indelibly identified with the bossa nova boom of 60s. After touring North America with his own quintet, Mendes settled there late in 1964, and worked on recordings with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Art Farmer. He founded Brasil ’65, which later evolved into Brasil ’66, a two women-four man, vocal-instrumental band which marketed ‘a delicately-mixed blend of pianistic jazz, subtle Latin nuances,... Read more

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bossa nova
jazz
brazilian
samba
latin
brazil
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