Tom Zé

Tom Zé

Real Name:
Antônio José Santana Martins
Profile:
(born Antônio José Santana Martins, 1936 in Bahia, Brazil), Tom Zé (a faithful informalization of his given names, literally meaning "Tony Joe") is a Brazilian songwriter and (experimental) composer who was influential in the Tropicália movement of 1960s Brazil. After the military government of the began to crack down Tropicália, Zé moved out of the public eye and began to experiment with novel instruments and composition styles, thus remaining true to the experimental and Dada impulses of Tropicália. He has been noted for both his unorthodox approach to melody and instrumentation, employing various objects as instruments, but remained rather obscure.
In the early 1990s David Byrne rediscovered one of his albums, Estudando o Samba (1975), on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, Zé then was the first artist signed to Byrne's new Luaka Bop label.
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Tom Zé Discography

Albums

Tom Zé Tom Zé (Album) Rozenblit Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Tom Zé (Album) RGE Discos Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Tom Zé (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Todos Os Olhos (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Estudando O Samba (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Correio Da Estação Do Brás (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Nave Maria (Album) RGE Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
521.404.183 Tom Zé E Gereba Tom Zé E Gereba - Cantando Com A Platéia(LP, Album) Not On Label 521.404.183 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
Tom Zé The Hips Of Tradition - Brazil 5: The Return Of Tom Zé (Album, Comp) Luaka Bop, Warner Bros. Records Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Fabrication Defect : Com Defeito De Fabricação (Album) Luaka Bop Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Jogos De Armar (Faça Você Mesmo) (Album) Trama Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
T004/894-2 Tom Zé Imprensa Cantada(CD, Album) Trama T004/894-2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
CD 301 662-1 Tom Zé E Zé Miguel Wisnik* Tom Zé E Zé Miguel Wisnik* - Parabelo(CD, Album) Éditions Milan Music CD 301 662-1 France 2003 Sell This Version
CD 301 662-0 Tom Zé, Gilberto Assis Tom Zé, Gilberto Assis - Santagustin(CD, Album) Éditions Milan Music CD 301 662-0 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Estudando O Pagode (Album) Trama Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Estudando A Bossa Nordeste Plaza (Album) Biscoito Fino Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Tropicália Lixo Lógico (Album) Not On Label (Tom Zé Self-released) Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Vira Lata na Via Láctea (Album) Not On Label (Tom Zé Self-released) Brazil 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LC-6176 Tom Zé São Benedito / Maria Colégio Da Bahia(7") RCA Victor LC-6176 Brazil 1965 Sell This Version
CS 5030, none Tom Zé São São Paulo / Curso Intensivo De Boas Maneiras(7", Single) Rozenblit, AU - Artistas Unidos CS 5030, none Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
CS 5018 Tom Zé Não Buzine Que Eu Estou Paquerando / Sem Entrada E Sem Mais Nada(7") Rozenblit CS 5018 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Zé Voce Gosta? / Feitico (Single) RGE Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
C.S-70.389 Tom Zé Jeitinho Dela / Bola Prá Frente(7") RGE Discos C.S-70.389 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
CS 70.414 Tom Zé Lá Vem A Onda / Escolinha De Robô(7") RGE Discos CS 70.414 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
CS-70.442 Tom Zé Jimmy, Renda-Se / Irene(7") RGE Discos CS-70.442 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version