César Camargo Mariano

Real Name:
Antônio César Camargo Mariano
Profile:
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. Father of Maria Rita, Pedro Camargo Mariano, and Marcelo Mariano
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Albums

31C 064 422895 César Camargo Mariano - Samambaia album art César Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro* César Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro* - Samambaia (Album) EMI 31C 064 422895 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
815 286-13, 815 286-1 3 César Camargo Mariano - Todas As Teclas album art Wagner Tiso & César Camargo Mariano Wagner Tiso & César Camargo Mariano - Todas As Teclas (Album) Barclay, Barclay 815 286-13, 815 286-1 3 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
412.045, 412045 César Camargo Mariano - A Todas As Amizades album art César Camargo Mariano A Todas As Amizades (Album) Opus/Columbia, Opus/Columbia 412.045, 412045 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
31C 264 422932 César Camargo Mariano - Voz E Suor album art Nana Caymmi e César Camargo Mariano Nana Caymmi e César Camargo Mariano - Voz E Suor (Album) EMI 31C 264 422932 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
203.0017 César Camargo Mariano - Prisma album art César Camargo Mariano & Nelson Ayres (2) César Camargo Mariano & Nelson Ayres (2) - Prisma (Album) Pointer, Pointer 203.0017 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
ZRI-450343 César Camargo Mariano - Ponte Das Estrelas album art César Camargo Mariano & Prisma (3) César Camargo Mariano & Prisma (3) - Ponte Das Estrelas (Album) Discos CBS ZRI-450343 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
231077 César Camargo Mariano - Mitos album art Cesar Camargo Mariano* Mitos (Album) Discos CBS 231077 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
406.0085 César Camargo Mariano - Cesar Camargo Mariano album art Cesar Camargo Mariano* Cesar Camargo Mariano (Album) Chorus Estudio 406.0085 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
514 851-1 César Camargo Mariano - Natural album art César Camargo Mariano Natural (Album) Philips 514 851-1 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
11-V009.1 César Camargo Mariano - Nós album art Leny Andrade & César Camargo Mariano Leny Andrade & César Camargo Mariano - Nós (Album) Velas 11-V009.1 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
518 874-2, M-518874-2 César Camargo Mariano - Solo Brasileiro album art Cesar Camargo Mariano* Solo Brasileiro(CD, Album) Philips, PolyGram, Philips, PolyGram 518 874-2, M-518874-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
SSC 1115 César Camargo Mariano - Duo album art César Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo César Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo - Duo (Album) Trama SSC 1115 US 2002 Sell This Version
RD 053 César Camargo Mariano - "Nova Saudade" album art César Camargo Mariano "Nova Saudade"(CD, Album) Rob Digital RD 053 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
T005/900 César Camargo Mariano - Piano & Voz album art César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* - Piano & Voz(CD, Album) Trama T005/900 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version
011.006 César Camargo Mariano - Ao Vivo album art Leny Andrade, César Camargo Mariano Leny Andrade, César Camargo Mariano - Ao Vivo(CD, Album) Albatroz Music 011.006 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MRB 7020 César Camargo Mariano - Futebol De Bar / Fio Maravilha album art Cesar Mariano* / Marijo Cesar Mariano* / Marijo - Futebol De Bar / Fio Maravilha Mr Bongo MRB 7020 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Compilations

31C 064 422954 César Camargo Mariano - Performance album art Cesar Camargo Mariano* - Victor Assis Brasil - Helio Delmiro* Cesar Camargo Mariano* - Victor Assis Brasil - Helio Delmiro* - Performance(LP, Comp) EMI 31C 064 422954 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
866.174/2-479.333 César Camargo Mariano - Brilhantes album art César Camargo Mariano Brilhantes(CD, Comp) Epic, Sony Music Marketing Especial 866.174/2-479.333 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
787 147/2-488366 César Camargo Mariano - Free Jazz Collection - Nacional album art Marcio Montarroyos, César Camargo Mariano, Leo Gandelman, Almir Sater Marcio Montarroyos, César Camargo Mariano, Leo Gandelman, Almir Sater - Free Jazz Collection - Nacional(CD, Comp) Sony 787 147/2-488366 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
758.262-3/2-479267 César Camargo Mariano - Pescador De Pérolas / Ponte Das Estrelas album art Ney Matogrosso / César Camargo Mariano Ney Matogrosso / César Camargo Mariano - Pescador De Pérolas / Ponte Das Estrelas(2xCD, Comp, RM) Columbia, Sony Music Marketing Especial 758.262-3/2-479267 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

TDVD003/807-5 César Camargo Mariano - Piano & Voz album art César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Mariano* - Piano & Voz(DVD-V, Album, Multichannel, NTSC) Trama TDVD003/807-5 Brazil 2004 Sell This Version