Laurindo Almeida

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Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud Shank, for creating the fusion of Latin and jazz which came to be known as the jazz samba. Almeida was the first artist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. His discography encompasses more than a hundred recordings over five decades.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Brazilliance, Volume 2 Laurindo Almeida / Bud Shank 2
1963 Acapulco '22 Laurindo Almeida 1
1970 Bach Ground Blues & Green Laurindo Almeida, Ray Brown 1
1983 Latin Odyssey Laurindo Almeida / Charlie Byrd 1
1984 Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida 2
1985 Tango Laurindo Almeida / Charlie Byrd 1
1990 Brazilian Soul Laurindo Almeida / Charlie Byrd 1
1990 Duets With Spanish Guitar Laurindo Almeida 1
1990 Virtuoso Guitar Laurindo Almeida 1
1992 Baa-Too-Kee Laurindo Almeida & Bud Shank 1
1993 Chamber Jazz Laurindo Almeida 1
2003 Moonlight Serenade Ray Brown & Laurindo Almeida 2
2010 Viva Bossa Nova! Laurindo Almeida 1
First Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra Laurindo Almeida 1
Guitar from Ipanema Laurindo Almeida 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Laurindo Almeida 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Collaboration The Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida 1
1992 Outra Vez Laurindo Almeida 1

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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