Milton Nascimento

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.[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

Albums

Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Ritmos Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Courage (Album) A&M Records Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Milton Nascimento (Album) Odeon Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) Odeon Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* - Clube Da Esquina (Album) Odeon, Odeon Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Milagre Dos Peixes (Album, EP) Odeon, Odeon Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Milagre Dos Peixes (Gravado Ao Vivo) (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento Wayne Shorter Featuring Milton Nascimento - Native Dancer (Album) Columbia Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Minas (Album) EMI Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Geraes (Album) EMI Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Milton (Album) A&M Records Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Clube Da Esquina 2 (Album) EMI, EMI Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Journey To Dawn (Album) A&M Records Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Sentinela (Album) Barclay Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Caçador De Mim (Album) Ariola Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Anima (Album) Ariola Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casaldáliga, Pedro Tierra - Missa Dos Quilombos (Album) Polydor Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo (Album) Barclay Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Encontros E Despedidas (Album) Barclay US 1985 Sell This Version
Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento Mercedes Sosa / León Gieco / Milton Nascimento - Corazón Americano (Comp, Album) Philips Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter Milton Nascimento & Wayne Shorter - A Barca Dos Amantes (Album) Verve Records Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Yauaretê (Album) CBS Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento Sarah Vaughan With Milton Nascimento - Brazilian Romance (Album) CBS Canada 1987 Sell This Version
950113 Milton Nascimento Yauaretê - Entrevista(LP, Promo, Mono) CBS 950113 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
Milton Nascimento Miltons (Album) CBS Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version