Eumir Deodato

~ Person


Eumir Deodato de Almeida (Brazilian Portuguese: [ẽʊ̃ˈmiχ djoˈdatu]; born 22 June 1942), also known as Eumir Deodato, is a Brazilian pianist, composer, record producer and arranger, primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements of rock/pop, R&B/funk, Brazilian/Latin, classical and symphonic or orchestral music.

Mainly, his records can be categorized as pop/jazz or crossover jazz. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Since then, he has produced or arranged music in more than 500 albums for acts ranging from Kool and the Gang to Björk, Christophe and k.d. lang. His daughter, Kennya Deodato, is married to American actor Stephen Baldwin.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Inútil paisagem Eumir Deodato 1
1972 Prelude Deodato 7
1972 Percepção Eumir Deodato 3
1973 Deodato 2 Deodato 5
1973 Donato Deodato Deodato & João Donato 1
1974 Whirlwinds Deodato 2
1975 First Cuckoo Deodato 2
1976 Very Together Eumir Deodato 2
1978 Love Island Eumir Deodato 2
1979 Knights of Fantasy Eumir Deodato 1
1980 Night Cruiser Deodato 1
1982 Happy Hour Deodato 2
1984 Motion Deodato 2
1989 Somewhere Out There Eumir Deodato 1
1998 O Som Dos Catedráticos Eumir Deodato 1
2003 Os Catedráticos 73 Eumir Deodato 2
2010 The Crossing Eumir Deodato 1
Eumir Deodato Plays Marcos Valle: Summer Samba Eumir Deodato 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Idéias Eumir Deodato 2
1984 The Best of Deodato Eumir Deodato 1
1999 The Best of Deodato (in the MCA Years) Eumir Deodato 1
2001 Preludes & Rhapsodies Eumir Deodato 2
2003 Lounge '64 Eumir Deodato 1
2006 Collectors Edition Deodato 1
2007 Do It Again Eumir Deodato 1
Best Of... Eumir Deodato 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Live at Felt Forum Eumir Deodato 2
1974 Artistry Eumir Deodato 1
1974 In Concert Eumir Deodato 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The Gentle Rain Luiz Bonfá & Eumir Deodato 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Night Cruiser Deodato 1

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