Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento

Real Name:
Milton Silva Campos Nascimento
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.[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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Milton Nascimento Discography


CDL 13.004 Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Ritmos CDL 13.004 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
A&M 2037 P-2038 Milton Nascimento Courage (Album) A&M Records A&M 2037 P-2038 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MOFB 3592, SMOFB 3592 Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Odeon MOFB 3592, SMOFB 3592 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MOAB 6004 Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) Odeon MOAB 6004 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
SMOAB 6005, SMOAB 6006 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* - Clube Da Esquina (Album) Odeon, Odeon SMOAB 6005, SMOAB 6006 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
170 422802/03 Milton Nascimento Milagre Dos Peixes (Album, EP) Odeon, Odeon 170 422802/03 Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
XQMOFB-3762, QBRXLD-12.370 Milton Nascimento Milagre Dos Peixes (Gravado Ao Vivo) (Album, EP) EMI, EMI XQMOFB-3762, QBRXLD-12.370 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33418 Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento - Native Dancer (Album) Columbia PC 33418 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
EMCB-7011 Milton Nascimento Minas (Album) EMI EMCB-7011 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
31C 064 422806 D Milton Nascimento Geraes (Album) EMI 31C 064 422806 D Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
XEMCB-7024, SP-4959, SP-4960 Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) A&M Records XEMCB-7024, SP-4959, SP-4960 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
31C 164 422831, 31C 164 422832 Milton Nascimento Clube Da Esquina 2 (Album) EMI, EMI 31C 164 422831, 31C 164 422832 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
AMLH 64719 Milton Nascimento Journey To Dawn (Album) A&M Records AMLH 64719 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5201 610 Milton Nascimento Sentinela (Album) Barclay 5201 610 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
5201 632 Milton Nascimento Caçador De Mim (Album) Ariola 5201 632 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
813296-1 Milton Nascimento Anima (Album) Ariola 813296-1 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
811 500 - 1 Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra - Missa Dos Quilombos (Album) Polydor 811 500 - 1 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
817 307-4 Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo (Album) Barclay 817 307-4 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
810307-1 Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo(LP) Ariola 810307-1 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
25MM 0402 Milton Nascimento Voz Do Brasil(LP) Polydor 25MM 0402 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
827 638-1 Milton Nascimento Encontros E Despedidas (Album) Barclay 827 638-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
824 431-1 Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento - Corazón Americano (Comp, Album) Philips 824 431-1 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
831349-1 Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter - A Barca Dos Amantes (Album) Verve Records 831349-1 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
BFCT-44277 Milton Nascimento Yauaretê (Album) CBS BFCT-44277 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
FM 42519 Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento - Brazilian Romance (Album) CBS FM 42519 Canada 1987 Sell This Version