JID001

“Conexão”

(Jazz Is Dead)

Facing rejection in his native Brazil, ahead-of-his-time pianist and bossa nova pioneer João Donato moved to the U.S. in 1959. During the next 14 years, he blazed a trail as an in-demand sideman, recording with Latin jazz giants Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and Cal Tjader, and appearing on the crossover bossa classic The Astrud Gilberto...

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