Considered a master of the instrument, he could command many styles, most regularly those from his native Brazil.
Not widely known, but featured in a 1964 episode of British BBC TV program "Jazz 625" with Modern Jazz Quartet —including John Lewis, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, & especially vibraphonist Milt Jackson; covering many tracks and periods in a modern jazz style, including a cover of Johann Sebastian Bach and version of track "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"— thus leading to joint album titled "Collaboration".
Laurindo Almeida Discography Tracks
- 309 Instruments & Performance
- 207 Writing & Arrangement
- 16 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Conducting & Leading
- 2 Production
- 2 Technical
- 5 Acting, Literary & Spoken