Sérgio Mendes

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Sérgio Santos Mendes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛʁʒju ˈsɐ̃tuʒ ˈmẽdʒiʃ]; born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song "Real in Rio" from the animated film Rio.

Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporace, who has performed with him since the early 1970s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including the Black Eyed Peas, with whom he re-recorded in 2006 a version of his breakthrough hit "Mas Que Nada".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 The Great Arrival Sérgio Mendes 1
1968 Cannonball Adderley and the Bossa Rio Sextet with Sergio Mendes Cannonball Adderley and The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sérgio Mendes 0
1978 Brasil 88 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '88 1
1979 Magic Lady Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '88 1
1983 Sergio Mendes Sérgio Mendes 2
1984 Confetti Sérgio Mendes 1
1986 Brasil '86 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '86 1
1989 Arara Sérgio Mendes 2
1992 Brasileiro Sérgio Mendes 1
1996 Oceano Sérgio Mendes 1
1998 Favourite Things Sérgio Mendes 1
1998 From A to Z Sergio Mendes 1
2002 Você ainda não ouviu nada! Sérgio Mendes & Bossa Rio 1
2004 The Swinger From Rio Sérgio Mendes 1
2006 Timeless Sérgio Mendes 2
2008 Encanto Sérgio Mendes 2
2010 Bom tempo Sérgio Mendes 3
2010 Bom Tempo Brasil Remixed Sérgio Mendes 1
2013 The Jazz Series Sérgio Mendes 1
2014 Magic Sérgio Mendes 1
Sergio Mendes Sérgio Mendes 1
Swinger From Rio / Beat of Brazil Sérgio Mendes 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Very Best Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 2
1991 Sergio Mendes A&M Gold Series Sérgio Mendes 1
1997 Minha história Sérgio Mendes 1
2000 The Great Arrival & Bully! Sérgio Mendes & Quartette Trés Bien 1
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Sergio Mendes Sérgio Mendes 1
2002 Sergio Mendes Songs selected by Shinichi Osawa Sérgio Mendes 1
2002 Gold Sérgio Mendes 1
2006 Pure Bossa Nova (A View on the Music of Sergio Mendes) Sérgio Mendes 1
2006 The Swinger From Rio: Favourites Sérgio Mendes 1
2007 Brasil Sempre Sérgio Mendes 1
2011 Celebration: A Musical Journey Sérgio Mendes 1
Coffee and Bossa Sérgio Mendes 1
La más completa colección Sérgio Mendes 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Never Gonna Let You Go Sérgio Mendes 1
2006 Mas Que Nada Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Chega de Saudade Stan Getz, Cannonball Adderley, Shorty Rogers, Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Charlie Byrd, Sérgio Mendes, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Jim Hall and others 1

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