Donato and Leila Pinheiro
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Bebel Gilberto, "Tanto Tempo", Six Degrees #1026 (2000).[CD]

Donato plays piano on this album. Also, his composition "Bananeira" is featured as one of the tracks.

Personnel includes: Bebel Gilberto (vocals); Celso Fonseca, Luis De Monte (guitar); João Donato (piano); Robertinho Silva (drums); Joao Parahyba, Carlinhos Brown (percussion); Smoke City, Thievery Corporation, Amon Tobin, Mario Caldato, Jr.




Recorded at Wah Wah Studio, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Gloria Mix Studio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Dada Studio, Brussels.

Bebel Gilberto was nominated for the 2001 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. TANTO TEMPO was nominated for the 2001 Latin Grammy Award for Best Musica Popular Brasileira Album.


Bebel Gilberto, "Tanto Tempo Remixes", Six Degrees #1058 (2001).[CD]

Donato is an arranger on this album and also playes Fender Rhodes piano.

This is a collection of remixes from the TANTO TEMPO album. Remixers include Peter Kruder, Truby Trio, Rae & Christian, King Britt.

Personnel includes: Bebel Gilberto, Nina Miranda (vocals); Joao Donato (arranger, Fender Rhodes piano); Celso Fonseca (acoustic guitar); Christian Franck (guitar, bass, percussion); Luis DoMonte (guitar); Ivan Hussey, Larry Gold (cello); Stuart Wylen (flute, piano, celeste, organ); Ricardo Pontes (alto saxophone); Henrique Band (baritone saxophone); Jesse Sadock (trumpet); Vittor Santos (trombone); Myabi Sudo (Fender Rhodes piano); Mike Lindup (keyboards); David Corcos (synthesizer, bass, percussion); Jorge Helder (bass); Roberthino Silva (drums, percussion); Joao Parahyba (percussion); Jack D, Sin Plomo (programming); Nina Rocha Miranda (background vocals).

Producers include: Rae & Christian, Truby Trio, Chateau Flight, Peter Kruder, Mario C.

Engineers include: Jeff Chestik, Tori Economides, Fabiano Franca.

Recorded at Grand Central, Manchester, England; Fauna Flash, Munich, Germany; Mono Aural, Rio De Janiero, Brazil; The Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Science Foundation Studios, Tokyo, Japan.


Various Arists, "Samba Soul 70!", Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom Records, CD #__________ (2001).[CD Compilation]

João Donato performs on keyboards & also is the arranger on Orlandivo's "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" - which is track 11 on this compilation.

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