João Donato

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João Donato de Oliveira Neto is a Brazilian jazz and bossa nova pianist from Brazil, probably best known for his numerous albums as bandleader in the idiom. He first worked with Altamiro Carrilho, and went on to perform with other masters of the idiom such as Tom Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, as well as a host of others.

João Donato de Oliveira Neto was born in Rio Branco, the capital of the state of Acre, Brazil, on August 17, 1934. His father, also called João Donato, was a pilot and in his leisure hours liked to play the mandolin at home. His mother sang and the eldest sister, Eneyda, turned out to be a pianist. The youngest, Lysias, was more inclined to letters and became the main partner in his brother’s compositions.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The New Sound of Brazil João Donato 1
1973 Donato Deodato Deodato & João Donato 1
2000 Tudo Bonito Joyce feat. João Donato 1
2002 Muito À Vontade João Donato 1
2002 Quem é Quem João Donato 1
2004 A Bad Donato João Donato 1
2006 Dois Panos Para Manga João Donato & Paulo Moura 1
2007 Os Bossa Nova Carlos Lyra, João Donato, Marcos Valle e Roberto Menescal 1
2010 Aquarius Joyce Moreno feat. João Donato 1
A Bossa Muito Moderna de Donato João Donato 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Millennium João Donato 1
2006 Managarroba João Donato 1
2008 Coleção Folha 50 anos de bossa nova, volume 7: João Donato João Donato 1
2008 Chá Dançante (Donato e seu Conjunto) João Donato 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Lugar Comum João Donato 1

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