Luiz Bonfá

Real Name:
Luiz Floriano Bonfá
Profile:
Brazilian jazz guitarist and composer.
Born: October 17, 1922 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Died: January 12, 2001 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (cancer).

Played with: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Mary Martin, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormé, João Gilberto, Caterina Valente, Ithamara Koorax, Don Burrows, Lalo Schifrin, Eumir Deodato, Stanley Clarke, Idris Muhammad, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto, Yana Purim, Gene Bertoncini, Ron Carter and many others. Recorded over 50 albums as a leader for such labels as Capitol Records, Epic, Atlantic, Verve, RCA, Ranwood, Cherry Pie, Chesky Records, Paddle Wheel and Milestone Records. Worked extensively with producers Bobby Scott, Creed Taylor and Arnaldo DeSouteiro. Wrote soundtracks for 23 movies, including Black Orpheus, The Gentle Rain, Os Cafajestes, Copacabana Palace, Carnival of Crime, Pour Un Amour Lontain, and Prisoner of Rio. His songs were also recorded by Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Larry Coryell, Al DiMeola, Diana Krall and dozens of others. Luiz Bonfa's songs have been sampled by Planet Hemp, Marcelo D2 and Smoke City. He was married to singer Maria Toledo.
Associated with the publisher Sasqua Music
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Albums

LPP-21 Luiz Bonfá — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá(10", Album) Continental (3) LPP-21 Brazil 1955 Sell This Version
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LPP - 53 De Cigarro Em Cigarro — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá E Jorge Henrique Luiz Bonfá E Jorge Henrique - De Cigarro Em Cigarro(10", Album) Continental (3) LPP - 53 Brazil 1956 Sell This Version
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LPP-3018, LPP-3.018 Noite E Dia — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá E Eduardo Lincoln* Luiz Bonfá E Eduardo Lincoln* - Noite E Dia (Album) Continental (3), Continental (3) LPP-3018, LPP-3.018 Brazil 1957 Sell This Version
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MOFB 3003, MOFB 3.003 Alta Versatilidade — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Alta Versatilidade (Album) Odeon, Odeon MOFB 3003, MOFB 3.003 Brazil 1957 Sell This Version
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MOFB-3014, MOFB 3.014 Violão Boêmio  — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Violão Boêmio (Album) Odeon, Odeon MOFB-3014, MOFB 3.014 Brazil 1957 Sell This Version
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IMP-30.009 Luiz Bonfá Toca Melodias Das Américas — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Toca Melodias Das Américas (Album) Imperial (4) IMP-30.009 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
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8028, SD 8028 ¡Amor! The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* ¡Amor! The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa (Album) Atlantic 8028, SD 8028 US 1958 Sell This Version
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MOFB-3.047 Bonfafá — Luiz Bonfá Fafá Lemos, Luiz Bonfá Fafá Lemos, Luiz Bonfá - Bonfafá(LP, Album) Odeon MOFB-3.047 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
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MOFB-3020 Ritmos Continentais — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Ritmos Continentais(LP, Album) Odeon MOFB-3020 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
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MOFB - 3076 Meu Querido Violão — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Meu Querido Violão (Album) Odeon MOFB - 3076 Brazil 1959 Sell This Version
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1134 O Violao De Luiz Bonfa — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* O Violao De Luiz Bonfa (Album) Cook 1134 US 1959 Sell This Version
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B 76.470 R The Original Sound Track Of The Movie Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) — Luiz Bonfá Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá - The Original Sound Track Of The Movie Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (Album, Comp) Epic B 76.470 R France 1959 Sell This Version
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MOFB - 3144 A Voz E O Violão — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá A Voz E O Violão (Album) Odeon MOFB - 3144 Brazil 1960 Sell This Version
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MOFB 3295 O Violão E O Samba — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá O Violão E O Samba (Album) Odeon MOFB 3295 Brazil 1962 Sell This Version
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LLN-7090, LLN 7.090 Caterina Valente E Luiz Bonfá — Luiz Bonfá Caterina Valente E Luiz Bonfá Caterina Valente E Luiz Bonfá - Caterina Valente E Luiz Bonfá (Album) London Records, London Records LLN-7090, LLN 7.090 Brazil 1963 Sell This Version
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MOFB 3310, MOFB 3.310 Recado Novo — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* Recado Novo (Album) Odeon, Odeon MOFB 3310, MOFB 3.310 Brazil 1963 Sell This Version
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680.228 ML Le Roi De La Bossa Nova — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* Le Roi De La Bossa Nova (Comp, Album) Fontana 680.228 ML France 1963 Sell This Version
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VLP-9038 Jazz Samba Encore! — Luiz Bonfá Stan Getz / Luiz Bonfá Stan Getz / Luiz Bonfá - Jazz Samba Encore! (Album) Verve Records VLP-9038 India 1963 Sell This Version
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V-8522 Plays And Sings Bossa Nova — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Plays And Sings Bossa Nova (Album) Verve Records V-8522 US 1963 Sell This Version
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PHM 600-087 Brazil's King Of Bossa Nova And Guitar — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Brazil's King Of Bossa Nova And Guitar(LP, TP, Sin) Philips PHM 600-087 US 1963 Sell This Version
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MOFB 3360 Violão Boêmio Vol. 2 — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfá Violão Boêmio Vol. 2 (Album) Odeon MOFB 3360 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
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MG 21016 The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* / Eumir Deodato Luiz Bonfa* / Eumir Deodato - The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording (Album) Mercury MG 21016 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CL 2315 Rio — Luiz Bonfá Paul Winter (2) / Luiz Bonfa* / Roberto Menescal / Luiz Eça Paul Winter (2) / Luiz Bonfa* / Roberto Menescal / Luiz Eça - Rio (Album) Columbia CL 2315 US 1965 Sell This Version
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852 081 BY Braziliana — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* & Maria Toledo Luiz Bonfa* & Maria Toledo - Braziliana (Album) Philips 852 081 BY Colombia 1965 Sell This Version
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PHS 600-208 The Brazilian Scene — Luiz Bonfá Luiz Bonfa* The Brazilian Scene (Album) Philips PHS 600-208 US 1965 Sell This Version