Eumir Deodato

Born Jun 22, 1943

Eumir DeodatoTemplate:IPA needed is a Brazilian pianist, composer, record producer and arranger, primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements of rock/pop, R&B/funk, Brazilian/Latin, and symphonic or orchestral music. Mainly, his records can be categorized as pop/jazz or crossover jazz.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on June 22, 1942.


1971 29 Years Old His skills as an arranger provided entree to the American recording industry, writing charts for Wes Montgomery, compatriot chanteuse Astrud Gilberto, and most notably Frank Sinatra, the results of which were released as the bossa nova side of Sinatra's 1971 LP, Sinatra & Company. … Read More


1973 31 Years Old 1 More Event
His first album in the US, Prelude, released in January 1973, was of a big band Latin jazz style that immediately attracted a wide audience. The album was produced by Creed Taylor on his CTI (Creed Taylor Inc.) label. The nine-minute funk version of Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, entitled "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)", won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. … Read More
1978 36 Years Old His music became very popular on the disco scene of the late 1970s when he worked with Tommy LiPuma arranging and conducting disco music on Warner Brothers Records such as "Whistle Bump" (promoting the use of a whistle in disco music) in 1978 from the LP Love Island and later a huge disco hit also produced and arranged by him called "Night Cruiser" in 1980.


1982 40 Years Old In 1982 he released a further track called "Keep on Movin'" from the LP Happy Hour but this track did not gain the huge popularity in the clubs that "Night Cruiser" had.
1985 43 Years Old He continued recording until the late 1980s on the Warner Brothers label, but never reached the level of his early successes, although two singles, "S.O.S., Fire In The Sky" and "Are You For Real", were Top 20 Billboard Dance hits in 1985. … Read More


2007 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 Deodato co-produced the single called "Paris, Tokyo" which is on the album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. … Read More
2010 68 Years Old In 2010, Deodato released the CD, The Crossing, produced by him in cooperation with Lino Nicolosi and Pino Nicolosi Novecento /Nicolosi productions, with guest Al Jarreau. … Read More
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