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Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73 (Far Out)

If the title of Os Catedráticos 73 didn’t include its vintage, it would have been obvious anyway. Everything, from the faux-monochrome cover art to the CTI house horns to Orlandivo’s funky cowbells and Durval Ferreira’s wah-wah guitars that back Eumir Deodato’s piano and Hammond B-3, screams 1973. But if this Brazilian groove music is dated, … Read More “Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73 (Far Out)”

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Eumir Deodato: The Crossing

As most baby-boomer jazz fans will recall, Brazilian pianist, producer and arranger Eumir Deodato, billed by only his surname, created quite a stir in the early 1970s when his LPs Prelude and Deodato 2 helped define the sultry, sharp vibe of CTI Records. One particular track on Prelude, Deodato’s funky recasting of Strauss’ “Also Sprach … Read More “Eumir Deodato: The Crossing”

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