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/ A Day In The Life Of A Fool/ Manha de Carnaval
Ski Song/ Manha de Carnaval (with Caterina Valente)
Saudade Vem Correndo (with Stan Getz)
Desafinado (with Bud Shank)
Insensatez (with Stan Getz)
Cançăo do Mar (with Joao Gilberto and Tom Jobim)