César Camargo Mariano

César Camargo Mariano

Real Name:
Antônio César Camargo Mariano
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Pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Cesar Camargo Mariano (São Paulo, September 19, 1943) is one of Brazil's most celebrated and sought-after musicians. In the early '60s, just as the bossa nova was taking its baby steps toward enchanting the world, a teenage Cesar became famous for his ability to swing and for his now-legendary left hand.

His ensembles of that era, notably Sambalanço Trio and Som Tres, are regarded as high points in Brazilian jazz; so is his 1981 album Samambaia, one of his thirty-plus instrumental albums.

Cesar's collaborations with many of Brazil's most important singers, notably Wilson Simonal and Elis Regina, have brought him worldwide acclaim; the historic 1973 album Elis and Tom, made with Antonio Carlos Jobim, features Cesar as arranger, pianist and musicial director. Since then, Cesar -- who now lives in US -- has worked with an international array of giants, from Yo-Yo Ma to Blossom Dearie; he has also composed a wealth of soundtrack music for film and TV.

On his thirteenth birthday, Cesar receives a piano from his father and starts playing by ear, never having studied music. Nine months later (June 1957), the American trombone player, Melba Liston, invites Cesar to participate in her concert at a jazz club in Rio de Janeiro, and he appears in a special program on Rio's Globo Radio called "The Boy Prodigy Who Plays Jazz."

This same year, Cesar meets Johnny Alf, who comes to live with Cesar's family due to the great friendship and warmth among them. Together at the family home in São Paulo, Cesar becomes familiar with secrets of arranging, composing, and the arts of cinema and theater, thanks to Johnny's encouragement.

Studying with his father, a music teacher, Cesar starts to try to learn the theory behind the things he plays and hears. About two years of frustrating attempts follow. Cesar continues playing by ear, forming amateur instrumental and vocal groups, when TV-Record in São Paulo invites him for a special called "Passport to Stardom," which recounts the story of his life and in which he plays for an hour with a trio.
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César Camargo Mariano Discography

Albums

César Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro* César Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro* - Samambaia (Album) EMI Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano A Todas As Amizades (Album) CBS Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
Nana Caymmi e César Camargo Mariano Nana Caymmi e César Camargo Mariano - Voz E Suor (Album) EMI Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
Wagner Tiso & César Camargo Mariano Wagner Tiso & César Camargo Mariano - Todas As Teclas (Album) Barclay, Barclay Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano & Nelson Ayres (2) César Camargo Mariano & Nelson Ayres (2) - Prisma (Album) Pointer, Pointer Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 422954 Cesar Camargo Mariano* - Victor Assis Brasil - Helio Delmiro* Cesar Camargo Mariano* - Victor Assis Brasil - Helio Delmiro* - Performance(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 422954 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano & Prisma (3) César Camargo Mariano & Prisma (3) - Ponte Das Estrelas (Album) Discos CBS Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
231077 Cesar Camargo Mariano* Mitos(LP, Album) Discos CBS 231077 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano César Camargo Mariano (Album) Chorus Estudio Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano Natural (Album) Philips Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
Leny Andrade & César Camargo Mariano Leny Andrade & César Camargo Mariano - Nós (Album) Velas Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
César Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo César Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo - Duo (Album) Trama US 2002 Sell This Version
RD 053 César Camargo Mariano "Nova Saudade"(CD, Album) Rob Digital RD 053 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
T005/900 César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* - Piano & Voz(CD, Album) Trama T005/900 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
518 874-2, M-518874-2 Cesar Camargo Mariano* Solo Brasileiro(CD, Album) Philips, PolyGram, Philips, PolyGram 518 874-2, M-518874-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Cesar Mariano* / Marijo Cesar Mariano* / Marijo - Futebol De Bar / Fio Maravilha Mr Bongo UK 2002 Sell This Version

Compilations

4185-2 Hector Costita, Manfredo Fest, César Camargo Mariano, Bossa Jazz Trio, Pedrinho Mattar, Luiz Loy, Caçulinha Hector Costita, Manfredo Fest, César Camargo Mariano, Bossa Jazz Trio, Pedrinho Mattar, Luiz Loy, Caçulinha - Happy Hour 3(CD, Comp) Gala (2), Som Livre 4185-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version

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