Luiz Bonfá

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Luiz Bonfá (1922-2001) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer most widely known for the compositions he penned for the film Black Orpheus.

Bonfá often played solo guitar in a polyphonic style, harmonizing melody lines in a manner similar to that made famous by Wes Montgomery in the USA, or playing lead and rhythm parts simultaneously. As a composer and as a guitarist, Bonfá played a pivotal role in bridging the incumbent samba-canção style with the innovations of the bossa nova movement.

Samba de 2 Notas/ Sambolero/ Tenderly

Batucada

Batucada/ A Day In The Life Of A Fool/ Manha de Carnaval

Ski Song/ Manha de Carnaval (with Caterina Valente)

Orfeu Negro

Saudade Vem Correndo (with Stan Getz)

Desafinado (with Bud Shank)

Insensatez (with Stan Getz)

Cançăo do Mar (with Joao Gilberto and Tom Jobim)

Links: Official page, MySpace, LastFM, Wikipedia.

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