Milton Nascimento

Real Name:
Milton Silva Campos Nascimento
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b. October 26, 1942

Brazilian singer, songwriter & guitarist.

Nascimento's mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. As a baby, Milton Nascimento was adopted by his mother's former employers: the couple Josino Brito Campos, a banker employee, mathematics teacher and electronic technician; and Lília Silva Campos, a music teacher and choir singer. When he was 18 months old, Nascimento's biological mother died, and he moved with his adopted parents to the city of Três Pontas, in the state of Minas Gerais.

Nascimento was an occasional DJ on a radio station that his father once ran.[2] He lived in the boroughs of Laranjeiras and Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.

In the early stages of his career, Nascimento played in two samba groups: Evolussamba and Sambacana. In 1963, he moved to Belo Horizonte, where his friendship with Lô Borges led to the Clube da Esquina ("corner club") movement.[3] Members included Beto Guedes, Toninho Horta, Wagner Tiso, and Flávio Venturini, with whom he shared compositions and melodies. One composition was "Canção do Sal", which was first interpreted by Elis Regina in 1966 and led to a television appearance with Nascimento.[2] The collective, as well as some others, released Clube da Esquina in 1972. Several hit singles were also released.[4]

Nascimento is famous for his falsetto and tonal range, as well for highly acclaimed songs such as "Maria, Maria", "Canção da América" ("Song from America"/"Unencounter"), "Travessia", "Bailes da Vida" and "Coração de Estudante" ("Student's Heart"). The lyrics remember the funeral of the student Edson Luís, killed by police officers in 1968. The song became the hymn for the Diretas Já social-political campaign in 1984, was played at the funeral of the late President of Brazil Tancredo Neves the next year, and was also played at Ayrton Senna's funeral.

While his reputation within Brazil was firmly established with his Clube da Esquina works, Nascimento's international breakthrough came with his appearance on jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter's 1974 album Native Dancer. This led to widespread acclaim, and collaborations with stars such as Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, George Duke and Quincy Jones. Angelus (1994) features appearances by Pat Metheny, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Nana Vasconcelos, Jon Anderson, James Taylor, and Peter Gabriel. Through his friendship with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, Nascimento came to work with the pop rock band Duran Duran in 1993. Nascimento co-wrote and performed the song "Breath After Breath", featured on the band's 1993 album Duran Duran (The Wedding Album).[4] He also performed with the band in concert when they toured in Brazil in support of that album.

In 1996, Nascimento contributed the song "Dancing" to the AIDS-Benefit Album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization.

In 2004, he worked with the brazilian Heavy Metal band Angra, in the song "Late Redemption". The song is in the Temple Of Shadows album.[5]

He is currently collaborating with Jason Mraz for Mraz's upcoming album.
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CDL 13.004 Milton Nascimento - Milton Nascimento album art Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Codil CDL 13.004 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
MOFB 3592, SMOFB 3592 Milton Nascimento - Milton Nascimento album art Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Odeon MOFB 3592, SMOFB 3592 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
A&M 2037 Milton Nascimento - Courage album art Milton Nascimento Courage (Album) A&M Records, CTI Records A&M 2037 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MOAB 6004 Milton Nascimento - Milton album art Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) Odeon, Odeon MOAB 6004 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
MOAB 6005/6, SMOAB 6005, SMOAB 6006 Milton Nascimento - Clube Da Esquina album art Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* - Clube Da Esquina (Album) Odeon, Odeon, Odeon MOAB 6005/6, SMOAB 6005, SMOAB 6006 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
JXT-60008 Milton Nascimento - Milagre Dos Peixes album art Milton Nascimento Milagre Dos Peixes (Album, EP) Odeon, Odeon JXT-60008 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
EMS-81247 Milton Nascimento - Milagre Dos Peixes (Gravado Ao Vivo) album art Milton Nascimento & Som Imaginário* Milton Nascimento & Som Imaginário* - Milagre Dos Peixes (Gravado Ao Vivo) (Album) EMI EMS-81247 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33418 Milton Nascimento - Native Dancer album art Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento - Native Dancer (Album) Columbia PC 33418 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
KEMCB-7011 Milton Nascimento - Minas album art Milton Nascimento Minas (Album) EMI KEMCB-7011 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
XEMCB 7020 Milton Nascimento - Geraes album art Milton Nascimento Geraes (Album) EMI XEMCB 7020 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
XEMCB-7024 Milton Nascimento - Milton album art Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) A&M Records XEMCB-7024 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
31C 164 422831/2 Milton Nascimento - Clube Da Esquina 2 album art Milton Nascimento Clube Da Esquina 2 (Album) EMI 31C 164 422831/2 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
SP-4719 Milton Nascimento - Journey To Dawn album art Milton Nascimento Journey To Dawn (Album) A&M Records SP-4719 US 1979 Sell This Version
5201 610 Milton Nascimento - Sentinela album art Milton Nascimento Sentinela (Album) Ariola 5201 610 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
7401632 Milton Nascimento - Caçador De Mim album art Milton Nascimento Caçador De Mim (Album) Ariola 7401632 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
401 909 Milton Nascimento - Anima album art Milton Nascimento Anima (Album) Ariola 401 909 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
811 500 - 1 Milton Nascimento - Missa Dos Quilombos album art Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra - Missa Dos Quilombos (Album) Ariola 811 500 - 1 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
817 307-4 Milton Nascimento - Ao Vivo album art Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo (Album) Barclay 817 307-4 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
827 638-1 Milton Nascimento - Encontros E Despedidas album art Milton Nascimento Encontros E Despedidas (Album) Barclay 827 638-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
824 431-1 Milton Nascimento - Corazón Americano album art Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento - Corazón Americano (Album, Comp) Philips, Philips 824 431-1 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
831349-1, 831 349-1 Milton Nascimento - A Barca Dos Amantes album art Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter - A Barca Dos Amantes (Album) Verve Records 831349-1, 831 349-1 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
FM 42519 Milton Nascimento - Brazilian Romance album art Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento - Brazilian Romance (Album) CBS FM 42519 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
BFCT-44277 Milton Nascimento - Yauaretê album art Milton Nascimento Yauaretê (Album) CBS BFCT-44277 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
950113 Milton Nascimento - Yauaretê - Entrevista album art Milton Nascimento Yauaretê - Entrevista(LP, Mono, Promo) CBS 950113 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 463424 1 Milton Nascimento - Miltons album art Milton Nascimento Miltons (Album) CBS CBS 463424 1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version