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Biography

Born: 02 September 1917 in Miracatú, São Paulo, Brazil

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

During a long and uncommonly productive career, Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida achieved a ubiquity in popular music that has yet to be fully recognized. Largely responsible for the Brazilian/North American "samba jazz" that would eventually catch on in the form of a musical trend known as bossa nova, he played behind dozens of well-known pop vocalists and improved the overall texture of many a studio production ensemble. One credible estimate states that Almeida contributed to no less than...
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