Born May 26, 1930 in Itabaiana, Brazil and died December 14, 2006 in João Pessoa, Brazil.
Lived in Europe (early 60s) and in the USA (from 1965 to 1977, when he returned to his native country.)
Musical director for Miriam Makeba for several years. Also worked with Paul Simon, Dom Um Romao, Toots Thielemans, Luiz Henrique and Airto Moreira. Recorded as a leader for Reprise, Vanguard, RCA, Sonet.
- 31 Vocals
- 122 Instruments & Performance
- 114 Writing & Arrangement
- 11 Featuring & Presenting
- 6 Conducting & Leading
- 7 Production