João Gilberto and João Donato (R), 1962.



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Astrud Gilberto, "The Shadow of Your Smile", Pony Canyon [Japan] #POCJ-2559 (1998).[CD]

Co-arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman, Don Sebesky, Joao Donato.
Joao Donato's two arrangements are indicated below at *.

Other issues of this album are listed separately under their respective record labels.


The Shadow of Your Smile
(Take Me To) Aruanda
Manha De Carnaval
Fly Me To The Moon
The Gentle Rain
Non-Stop To Brazil
O Ganso
Who Can I Turn To?
Day By Day
Funny World


Claus Ogerman - Who Can I Turn To, Day By Day, Funny World, Fly Me To The Moon

*Joao Donato - O Ganso, (Take Me To) Aruanda

Don Sebesky - The Shadow Of Your Smile, The Gentle Rain, Non-Stop To Brazil

Arranger for "Tristeza" track not credited.

Musician personnel: includes Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Claus Ogerman (arranger and conductor); João Donato (arranger and conductor); Don Sebesky (arranger and conductor); Kai Winding, Bob Brookmeyer, Urbie Green (trombonists); others unverifiable.

Original LP produced by Creed Taylor.


Cal Tjader, "The Prophet", Pony Canyon [Japan] #POCJ-2779 (19__).[CD]

Recorded in Hollywood, CA (1967).

Several Donato compositions are featured on this album and Donato also plays piano/organ on this recording.


Souled Out (Tjader)
Warm Song (aka Mentiras) (Donato)
The Prophet (Tjader)
Aquarius (Donato)
Cal's Bluedo (Tjader)
A Time For Love (Mandel/Webster)
Tema Teimoso (Donato)
The Lover (Tjader)

Musician personnel:  Cal Tjader, (vibes); João Donato, (piano); Red Mitchell, (bass); Ed Thigpen, (drums); unknown tp, tb, two flutes, vocals.   Hubert Laws may be on flute and Marvin Stamm may be on trumpet for this recording, with Don Sebesky arranger/conductor.  Some of this information cannot be verified at this time.


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