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
- 201 Instruments & Performance
- 138 Writing & Arrangement
- 11 Featuring & Presenting
- 3 Production
- 4 Acting, Literary & Spoken