João Donato - Verve (continued)


Various Artists, "Novabossa, Red Hot on Verve!", Verve CD #535884 (1996).[CD Compilation]

This compilation features Joao Donato on piano (unspecified tracks).


Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Jazz 'Round Midnight", Verve #539677 (1998).[CD Compilation]


Amor Em Paz
So Danço Samba
Samba De Uma Nota So
O Morrow Nao Tem Vez
Anos Dourados
Chega De Saudade
O Grande Amor

Personnel includes: Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, piano, guitar); João Gilberto (vocals, guitar); Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Cleveland (trombone); Leo Wright, Bud Shank (flute); João Donato (piano); Luiz Bonfa, Pat Metheny (guitar); Joe Mondragon, George Duvivier, Tommy Williams (bass); Jose Carlos (drums, percussion); Paulo Ferreira (drums); Milton Banana (percussion).

The New Band: Danilo Caymmi (vocals, flute); Paulo Jobim (vocals, guitar); Maucha Adnet, Simone Caymmi, Ana Lontra Jobim, Elizabeth Jobim, Paula Morelenbaum (vocals); Jaques Morelenbaum (cello); Sebastiao Neto (bass); Paulo Braga (drums).

Producers: Creed Taylor, Paulo Jobim, Jaques Morelenbaum, Richard Seidel, Don Sickler.

Includes liner notes by Richard Ginell. 

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Walter Wanderley, "Talkin' Verve", Verve #557080 (1998). [CD Compilation]

Donato's composition "Amazonas" is included in this compilation.

Musician personnel: Walter Wanderley (piano, organ); Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Urbie Green (trombone); Jerome Richardson (flute); Claudio Slon (drums), Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar); Jose Marino (bass); Lu Lu Ferreira, Bobby Rosengarden (percussion).


Astrud Gilberto, "The Silver Collection", Verve [Germany] #823 451-2 (19__).[CD Compilation]

This compilation contains material from the following albums:

--tracks 1-11 from "The Astrud Gilberto Album" (1965) - arr. Marty Paich, w/Jobim on guitar & Donato on piano

--tracks 12-22 from "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (1965) - arr. Sebesky, Donato, Ogerman

--track 23 from "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" (1966) - arr. Wanderley

--track 24 from "September 17, 1969" (1969) - arr. Albert Gorgoni

--track 25 from "Look To The Rainbow" (1966) - arr. Gil Evans

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[Verve By Request CD Reissue]

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, "Look Around", Verve By Request #314 543515-2 (2000).[CD Reissue]
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, "Look Around", Verve/Universal [import] #UICY-3703 (2002).[CD Reissue]

Donato composition included is "The Frog".

Original recordings produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss.


Various Artists, "A Trip To Brazil: Bossa, Samba & Beyond", Verve 545475-1 (2000).[2-LP set]

This 2-LP set, exclusively available on vinyl, is a Best Of compilation of the 2-CD sets A Trip To Brazil: 40 Years Of Bossa Nova and A Trip To Brazil Vol.2: Bossa & Beyond.

Includes the following Donato performance:

Joao Donato: Minha Saudade (Donato/Joao Gilberto)


In his liner notes, Mr. DeSouteiro wrote:

Donato's career was a very unusual one in the bossa nova scene. A bossa pioneer, he was one of the first musicians to have difficulty in finding jobs in Rio's nightclubs in the '50s due to his strange piano style. He moved to the USA in 1959, and soon became active in Latin-jazz circles. When he returned to Rio on vacation in 1963, he was virtually unknown to the Brazilian audience. Thanks to Luiz Bonfa, however, he signed a deal with the Polydor label to record two albums. This track comes from the first one, and was composed by Donato in the mid-'50s, long before the official birth of bossa. As always, he was ahead of his time.

Compiled, annotated and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.


Astrud Gilberto, "Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour", Verve #520 790 (2001).[CD compilation].

Personnel includes: Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Marty Paich (arranger, conductor); Gil Evans (arranger, piano); Eumir Deodato (arranger); João Gilberto (guitar, background vocals); TootsThielemans (guitar); Bud Shank (flute); Phil Bodner, Bill Hammond, Hubert Laws, Seldon Powell, Stan Webb (woodwinds); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm (trumpet); Ray Alonge, Earl Chapin, Tony Miranda (French horn); Wayne Andre, Warren Covington, Urbie Green, Tony Studd (trombone); John Horn (tuba); Walter Wanderley (piano, organ); Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Donato (piano); Ron Carter, Tommy Williams, Joe Mondragon (bass); Claudio Slon, Grady Tate (drums); Alan Douglas, Bobby Rosengarden (percussion).

Recorded between 1963 & 1967. Includes liner notes by James Gavin.

Digitally remastered by Up Light (Universal Mastering Studios East).


Various Artists, "A Trip to Brazil, Vol. 3:  Back to Bossa", Verve/Universal #089710-2 (January 2003).[2 CD set]

Compiled, annotated and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for Jazz Station Records (JSR).

Includes the following Donato songs and/or performances:

CD 1, Track 11 - Doris Monteiro: Sambou...Sambou (Donato/Joao Mello)
CD 1, Track 12 - Chris Montez: Keep Talkin' aka Amazonas (Donato/Sandy Crystal)
CD 1, Track 22 - Palmyra & Levita with Joao Donato: Ahie aka Where's J.D.? (Donato/Eumir Deodato/Paulo Cesar Pinheiro)
CD 2, Track 16 - Antonio Carlos Jobim: Dax Rides (Jobim)
- piano, arranger & conductor: Donato.




Astrud Gilberto, "Astrud Gilberto - Diva Series", Verve #065214 (2003).[CD Compilation]

This compilation contains at least one track where Donato is on piano.

Compilation Producer:  Bryan Koniarz.


Astrud Gilberto, "Astrud For Lovers", Verve #000136302 (2004).[CD Compilation]
Astrud Gilberto, "Astrud For Lovers", Verve [Argentina] #986 099-5 (2004).[CD Compilation]

This compilation includes at least one track where Donato is on piano (on "Once I Loved").


Various Artists, "A Trip to Brazil, Vol. 4:  Summer Pop Samba", Verve #
06024 98186855 (2005).[2-CD Compilation Set]

João Donato's compositions (listed below) are featured on this 2 disc set compilation. 

This set compiled, annotated and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro of Jazz Station Records (JSR).


17. Miucha: Naturalmente
(João Donato/Caetano Veloso) Arabella Musikverlag Gmbh
from “Miucha” (Philips EP 6245.041)
Produced by Paulinho Tapajós
(P) 1975 Universal Music Ltda

After having appeared on Stan Getz/João Gilberto’s “The Best of Two Worlds” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Urubu”, both recorded in NY, Miucha – the nickname of Heloisa Maria Buarque de Hollanda, Chico Buarque’s oldest sister and João Gilberto’s second wife – returned to Rio and did her solo recording debut in 1975, produced by Paulinho Tapajós. The sessions yielded five tracks – one never saw the light of the day, and four were released in a rare EP. “Correnteza” was included on “A Trip To Brazil Vol.3” and now is the time to rediscover the “sensual” (for the lack of a better word) “Naturalmente”, co-written by João Donato and Caetano Veloso for Donato’s “Lugar Comum” album released a few months earlier. Miucha is backed by her friends Luiz Cláudio Ramos (guitar), Ariovaldo & Chacal (percussion), Alex Malheiros (bass) and Franklin (flute).

CD #2:

6. Leila Pinheiro: Um Samba
(João Donato/Gilberto Gil) EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH & CoKG
from “Olho Nu” (Philips 830144-1)
Produced by João Augusto
(P) 1986 Universal Music Ltda

An oustanding track from Leila Pinheiro’s third album (and her second for Philips), recorded during the peak of her career, “Um Samba” was specially written for the “Olho Nu” sessions by João Donato & Gilberto Gil. Keyboardist Wilson Jorge Nunes (acoustic piano, Yamaha DX-7 and Roland JX8P synths), the singer’s musical director at that time, creates a loose arrangement over the electronic bass-drum rhythmic pattern provided by producer João Augusto on the then-fashionable Linn 9000 Digital Drums machine. Three percussionists (Don Chacal on congas, Celsinho on pandeiro, Nilton Marçal on cuica, shaker and tamborim) join the tight rhythm section comprised of Jamil Joanes (electric bass), Teo Lima (drums), and Ricardo Silveira (guitars). The nature of this performance is divided between high energy and subdued playing. Check this out.

8. Moraes Moreira: Marília
(João Donato/Moraes Moreira) EMI Music Publishing
from “Coisa Acesa” (Ariola 201904)
Produced by Marcelo Falcão & Moraes Moreira
(P) 1982 Universal Music Ltda

Brazilian pop goes latin. And João Donato’s artistry shines once again as keyboardist/arranger/conductor in this unexpected collaboration with former Novos Baianos member Moraes Moreira, born Antonio Carlos Moreira Pires. By that time (1982), Moraes had already established himself as a very successful solo act. The syncopated melody is typically Donato’s, while Moraes’ lyrics are a tender love letter to his wife, Marília. Two percussionists – Carlinhos Ogam on guiro and the legendary Tamba 4 member Rubem Ohana de Miranda doubling on congas & timbales – add the latin spice, with Chile-born Nacho Mena on drums. The 6-man horn section is comprised by Maciel & Serginho (trombone), Bidinho & Marcio Montarroyos (trumpet), Oberdan (flute & alto sax), and Raul Mascarenhas (flute & soprano sax).

13. Angela RoRo: Simples Carinho
(João Donato/Abel Silva) EMI Music Publishing
from “Simples Carinho” (Philips 2451.196)
Produced by Antonio Adolfo
(P) 1982 Universal Music Ltda

The big and beautiful tone of Jamil Joanes’ electric bass sets the pace for Angela RoRo’s original recording of João Donato’s gorgeous ballad, “Simples Carinho”, to which poet Abel Silva added sensuous lyrics. Arranged by keyboardist Antonio Adolfo, who collaborated with Angela in all her first five albums, it also features Brazil’s top harmonica player, Mauricio Einhorn. Born Angela Maria Diniz Gonçalves, in 1949, got the nickname RoRo because of her husky laughter. Influenced by Maysa, Jacques Brel, and Janis Joplin, started her career singing and playing (at the piano) self-penned blues-oriented tunes in nightclubs around Copacabana and Ipanema, signing with the Polydor label in 1979. Ironically, despite her productive career as a composer (Maria Bethânia and rock group Barão Vermelho covered her songs), João Donato’s “Simples Carinho” still remains her biggest hit ever.

Musician personnel & Album credits:

Arnaldo DeSouteiro - Compilation Producer, Liner Notes
Emilio Santiago - Vocal
Marina - Vocal, Ovation guitar, Arranger
Pedro Machado - Yamaha CP-70 Electric Piano, Arranger
Pedrão - Electric Bass
Sergio Della Monica - Drums
Pisca - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Cavaquinho, Arranger
José Roberto Bertrami - Hammong Organ model M-102, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Moog and Arp Strings synthesizers, Arranger
Alex Malheiros - Electric Bass
Ivan Conti (Mamão) - Drums
Ariovaldo Contesini - Percussion, Bongos, Congas
Neném da Cuíca - Cuíca
Joyce - Vocal
Azymuth - Performer
Luiz Eça - Arranger, Conductor
Jorge Ben - Vocal, Electric Guitar, Arranger
Dadi - Electric Bass
Pedrinho - Drums
Djalma Correa - Congas
Hermes Contesini - Ganzá
Luna - Surdo
Gustavo Schroeter - Percussion
Canegal - Percussion
Doutor - Percussion
Evinha - Background Vocal
Regininha - Background Vocal
Claudinha - Background Vocal
Marisa Fossa - Background Vocal
Quarteto Em Cy - Performer
Cyva - Vocal
Cynara - Vocal
Soninha - Vocal
Dorinha Tapajós - Vocal
Gerson King Combo - Vocal
Tim Maia - Vocal
Roberto de Carvalho - Keyboards, Electric Guitar
Picolé - Drums
Lô Borges - Vocal
Telo Borges - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Arp synthesizer
Toninho Horta - Electric Guitar
Paulinho Carvalho - Electric Bass
Mario Castelo - Drums
Robertinho Silva - Percussion
Aleuda - Percussion
Claudette Soares - Vocal
Luiz Claudio Ramos - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Arranger
Chiqinho de Moraes - Arranger, Conductor
Golden Boys - Vocals
Moraes Moreira - Vocal
Pepeu - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Agogô, Arranger
Jorginho - Cavaquinho
Baixinho - Surdo (bass drum)
Novos Baianos - Performer
Paulinho - Pandeiro (tambourine)
Baby Consuelo - Shaker, Triangle, Vocal
Luciano Alves - Keyboards, Conductor
Didi Gomes - Electric Bass
Jorginho Gomes - Drums & Surdo (bass drum)
Charlie - Pandeiro (tambourine)
Marcio Montarroyos - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Formiga - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Zé Bodega - Tenor sax
Jorge Ferreira da Silva (Jorginho) - Alto Sax
Chico Buarque - Vocal
Hugo Fattoruso - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Rique Pantoja - Keyboards
Fernando Souza - Electric Bass
Teo Lima - Drums
Victor Biglione - Electric Guitar
Chico Batera - Percussion, Special Effects
Marcelo Costa - Percussion, Special Effects
Ricardo Cristladi - Percussion & Special Effects
Bebel Gilberto - Background Vocals
Nara Leão - Vocal
J.T. Meirelles - Flute
Miucha - Vocal
Don Chacal - Percussion
Franklin - Flute
Ivan Lins - Vocal, Piano
Gilson Peranzzetta - Keyboards, Accordion, Arranger
Caetano Veloso - Vocal, Ovation Guitar
Tomás Improta - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Synthesizers
Arnaldo Brandão - Electric Bass
Vinicius Cantuária - Drums
Perinho Santana - Electric Guitar
Bolão - Congas
Sonia Burnier - Background Vocals
Solange Rosa - Background Vocals
Jane Duboc - Background Vocals
Viviane Godoi - Background Vocals
Zizi Possi - Vocal
Lincoln Olivetti - Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano, Mini-Moog, Korg, Yamanha CS-80 & Oberheim OBX-A Synthesizers, Arranger, Conductor
Jamil Joanes - Electric Bass
Robson Jorge - Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Arranger, Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano
Bidinho - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Serginho Trombone - Valve Trombone
Oberdan Magalhães - Alto Sax, Flute
José Carlos “Bigorna” Ramos - Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Leo Gandelman - Baritone Sax
João Bosco - Vocal & Acoustic Guitar
Elis Regina - Vocal
Cesar Camargo Mariano - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Keyboards, Arranger
Luizão Maia - Electric Bass
Toninho Pinheiro - Drums
Helio Delmiro - Electric Guitar
Leila Pinheiro - Vocal
Wilson Jorge Nunes - Acoustic Piano, Yamaha DX-7 & Roland JX8P Synthesizers
João Augusto - Linn 9000 Digital Drums
Celsinho - Pandeiro
Marçal - Cuica, Shaker, Tamborim
Ricardo Silveira - Electric Guitars
Marcos Valle - Vocal & Keyboards
Moraes Moreira - Vocal
João Donato - Acoustic Piano, Arranger, Conductor
Paulo Sauer - Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
Guilherme Maia - Electric Bass
Toni Costa - Electric Guitar
Carlinhos Ogam - Guiro
Rubem Ohana de Miranda - Congas, Timbales
Nacho Mena - Drums
Ed Maciel - Trombone
Raul Mascarenhas - Flute, Soprano Sax
Ney Matogrosso - Vocal
Chico Pedro Baldanza - Electric Bass, 7-string Guitar
Sergio Della Monica - Drums
Nô - Percussion
Jorginho - Percussion
Natan Marques - Electric Guitar
Oberdan Magalhães - Tenor Sax
Luiz Melodia - Vocal
Celso Fonseca - Electric Guitar
Arismar do Espírito Santo – Electric Bass
Wilson das Neves – Drums
Firmino – Percussion
Maria Bethânia - Vocal
José Maria Rocha (Zé Maria) - Acoustic piano, Arranger
Tulio Mourão - Synthesizers
Moacyr Albuquerque - Electric Bass
Tutty Moreno - Drums
Juarez Araújo - Reeds, Tenor Sax, Flute
Djalma Correa - Percussion
Nelson Angelo - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bira da Silva - Percussion
Ricardo Silveira - Electric Guitar
Angela RoRo - Vocal
Antonio Adolfo - Keyboards, Arranger
Mauricio Einhorn - Harmonica
Gastão Lamounier - Background Vocal
Pedrão - Background Vocal
Reginaldo Pi - Background Vocal
Ronaldo Barcellos - Background Vocal
Gilberto Gil - Vocal, Ovation Guitar, Percussion
Jorginho Gomes - Drums
Perinho Santana - Electric Guitar
Charles Negrita - Congas
Liminha - Percussion
Barrozinho - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bidinho - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rosana - Background Vocal
Ronaldo Barcelos - Background Vocal
Lucia Turnbull - Background Vocal
Fafá de Belém - Vocal
Octávio Bonfá Burnier -12-string Guitar
Paulo Braga - Drums
Gal Costa - Vocal
Ed Motta - Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Congas, Bongos & Brass Arrangement
Fabio Fonseca - Vocal, Keyboards, Oberheim OBX-A Synthesizer
Bom Bom - Electric Bass
João Barone - Drums
Fran Bouéres - Cowbell, Tambourine
Luiz Fernando - Electric Guitars
Tinho Martins - Alto Sax
Lucio - Trombone
Silvério Pontes - Trumpet
Rita Lee - Vocal & MiniMoog Synthesizer
Roberto de Carvalho - Keyboards
Aníbal - Whistle
Naíla Skorpio - Surdo

Executive Producer & Production Coordinator: Sven Fobbe
Mastered by: Moritz von Oswald at Basic Channel Studios, Berlin
Art Direction & Design: Stefan Kassel
Cover Photo: Angelo Cavalli/Getty Images

Special Thanks from Verve Records to:
Ulli Maier, Cristina Ruiz-Kellersmann, Marcos Maynard, Mike Laugalies, Hans-Peter Eckardt, Alexandre Sarthou, Renate Schreiber, Vivian Deike, Christine Braun, Cláudia Godinho, Peter Van Calker, Christina Costa, Pat Philips, Marelva Borgschot, Cecilia “Xixa” Nunes.
Very Special Thanks from Verve Records to: Alda Baltazar.

Special thanks from Arnaldo DeSouteiro to:
Elge Agricola, Anna Ramalho, Hildegard Angel, Sylvia Castro, Seth Rothstein, Doug Payne, Victor Biglione, Fabio Fonseca, Tavynho Bonfá, Gal Costa, Jadir de Castro, Quincy Jones, Umbi Damiani, Fabrizio Carrer, Frank Siccardi, Massimo Bennini, Corrado Dierna, Delza Agricola DeSouteiro, João Donato, Deborah Dumar, João Gilberto, Ira Gitler, Alex Henderson, Ithamara Koorax, Jamil Joanes, Jason Koransky, Jennifer Ruban, Dan Ouellette, Mark Donkers, Thom Jurek, John Bush, Scott Yanow, Andy Kim, Rita Lee, Miucha, Kazuko Maeda, Anna Ly, Alessandra Maestrini, Mariana de Moraes, Adriana Ramos, Shioji Mori, Keyla Orgam, Marcia Peltier, José Pimentel de Pinho, Elza Barroso, Cristina Fragoso Pires, Emilio Santiago, Kaz Sawatari, Walter Souteiro, Tárik de Souza, Thiago de Mello, Djalma Limongi, William Tardelli, Zezinho Costa, and Fernanda Telles
Extra special thanks from Arnaldo DeSouteiro to: Christian Kellersmann, Sven Fobbe and Detlef Diederichsen.


Various Artists, "A Trip To Brazil - Vol. 5:  Copa Do Mundo 2006", Verve #0602498186855 (2005).[2-LP Set]

This 2-LP set has a different tracklist from the 2-CD set.

João Donato plays on tracks 14, 16 and 19.


1. O Amigo de NY - Emilio Santiago
2. Charme do Mundo - Marina
3. Melô da Cuíca - Azymuth
4. Como Vai, Vai Bem? - Joyce
5. O Plebeu - Jorge Ben
6. Salve O Verde - Quarteto Em Cy
7. Mandamentos Black - Gerson King Combo
8. O Descobridor dos Sete Mares - Tim Maia
9. Manuel - Ed Motta
10. Pra Esquecer A Vida - Golden Boys
11. Besta É Tu - Novos Baianos
12. Ziriguidum - Baby Consuelo
13. Quero Um Baby Seu - Caetano Veloso
14. Sarará Miolo - Nara Leão & Gilberto Gil
15. Tempos Atrás - Azymuth
16. Marília - Moraes Moreira
17. Tatibitati - Rita Lee
18. Samba de Verão - Marcos Valle
19. Mulher de 15 Metros - Fabio Fonseca/Luiz Melodia
20. Ive Brussel - Jorge Ben/Caetano Veloso
21. Azul - Gal Costa
22. Dentro de Você - Emilio Santiago
23. Palco - Gilberto Gil
24. Lança Perfume - Rita Lee


Emilio Santiago - Vocal
Moritz von Oswald - Mastering
Stefan Kassel - Art Direction, Design
Durval Ferreira - Producer
Angelo Cavalli - Cover Photo
Sven Fobbe - Executive Producer
Marina Lima - Vocal, Arranger
Pedrão - Bass (Electric)
José Roberto Bertrami - Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond), Arranger, Percussion, Mini Moog, Arp Strings, Conductor
Sergio Della Monica - Drums
Pedro Machado - Yamaha CP-70
Pisca - Guitar (Electric), Arranger
Arnaldo DeSouteiro - Compilation Producer, Liner Notes
Neném da Cuíca - Percussion
Azymuth - Performer
Ivan Conti - Drums
Alex Malheiros - Bass (Electric)
Joyce - Vocal
Armando Pittigliani - Producer
Nelson Angelo - Guitar
Luiz Eça - Arranger, Conductor
Jorge Ben - Vocal, Guitar (Electric)
Marco Mazola - Producer
Ariovaldo Contesini - Percussion
Djalma Correa - Congas
Dadi - Bass
Hermes Contesini - Percussion
Pedrinho - Drums
Canegal - Percussion
Quarteto Em Cy - Performer
Doutor - Percussion, Repique
Luiz Claudio Ramos - Arranger, Conductor, Guitar (Electric)
Gerson King Combo - Vocal
Augusto Cesar - Producer
Tim Maia - Vocal
Vitor Farias - Producer
Ed Motta - Vocal, Producer, Congas, Bongos, Brass Arrangement, Guitar (Electric)
Fabio Fonseca - Keyboards, Oberheim OBX-A Synthesizer, Vocal, Arranger, Producer
Tinho Martins - Sax
Lucio - Trombone
João Barone - Drums, Producer
Silvério Martins - Trumpet
Bom Bom - Bass (Electric)
Fran Bouères - Cowbell, Tambourine
Luiz Fernando - Guitar (Electric)
Golden Boys - Performer
Renato Correia - Producer, Vocal
Novos Baianos - Performer
Baby Consuelo - Vocal, Shaker, Triangle
Eustáquio Sena - Producer
Pepeu Gomes - Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic), Arranger
Moraes Moreira - Vocal, Producer
Baixinho - Percussion
Paulinho Boca de Cantor - Tambourine
Guti Carvalho - Producer
Formiga - Trumpet
Luciano Alves - Keyboards, Conductor
Marcio Montarroyos - Trumpet
Zé Bodega - Sax (Tenor)
Caetano Veloso - Vocal, Ovation Guitar, Producer
Jorginho Ferreira da Silva - Sax (Alto)
Sonia Burnier - Vocal (Backg)
Tomás Improta - Fender Rhodes, Synthesizers, Arranger
Arnaldo Brandão - Bass (Electric)
Solange Rosa - Vocal (Backg)
Vinicius Cantuária - Drums
Perinho Santana - Guitar (Electric)
Jane Duboc - Vocal (Backg)
Bolão - Congas
Viviane Godoi - Vocal (Backg)
Roberto Santana - Producer
Nara Leão - Vocal
Gilberto Gil - Ovation Guitar, Vocal
Marcelo Falcão - Producer
Carlinhos Ogam - Guiro
Nacho Mena - Drums
Ed Maciel - Trombone
Ohana - Congas, Timbales
Serginho do Trombone - Valve Trombone
Raul Mascarenhas - Flute, Sax (Soprano)
Bidinho - Trumpet
Oberdan Magalhães - Flute, Sax (Alto)
João Donato - Keyboards, Piano (Acoustic), Arranger, Conductor
Rita Lee - Vocal, Producer, Mini Moog
Jamil Joanes - Bass (Electric)
Robson Jorge - Keyboards, Guitar (Electric), Yamha CP-70, Arranger
Picolé - Drums
Marcos Valle - Vocal, Keyboards
Roberto de Carvalho - Producer, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Arranger
Paulo Sergio Valle - Producer
Lincoln Olivetti - Keyboards, Arranger, Producer, Yamaha CP-70, Synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, Mini Moog, Yamaha CS-80
Arismar do Espírito Santo - Bass (Electric)
Wilson das Neves - Drums
Firmino - Percussion
Luiz Melodia - Vocal
Celso Fonseca - Guitar (Electric)
Mariozinho Rocha - Producer
Gal Costa - Vocal
José Carlos "Bigorna" Ramos - Sax (Tenor)
Alexandre Agra - Producer
Leo Gandelman - Sax (Baritone)
Gastão Lamounier - Vocal (Backing)
Paulo Braga - Drums
Marisa Fossa - Vocal (Backg)
Barrozinho - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Reginaldo Pi - Vocal (Backg)
Jorginho Gomes - Drums
João Augusto - Producer
Ronaldo Barcellos - Vocal (Backg)
Charles Negrita - Congas
Guto Graça Mello - Producer
Aníbal - Whistle
Naíla Skorpio - Percussion
Liminha - Producer

This compilation set produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.


Astrud Gilberto , "The Very Best Of Astrud Gilberto", Verve Records [UK] #170 5706 (2006).[Compilation CD]
On Track 7, Donato plays piano.


1    The Girl From Ipanema (Original 45RPM Single Version)    2:49
2    Crickets Sing For Anamaria    1:34
3    Call Me    3:21
4    (Take Me To) Aruanda    2:30
5    Fly Me To The Moon    2:20
6    Come Softly To Me / Hushbye    2:51
7    Agua De Beber    2:19
8    It Might As Well Be Spring    4:25
9    Canoeiro    1:34
10    Canto Do Ossanha (Let Go)    3:05
11    Berimbau    2:24
12    A Felicidade    2:47
13    Beach Samba    2:50
14    So Nice (Summer Samba)    2:39
15    Dindi    2:42
16    The Face I Love    2:07
17    Bim Bom    1:51
18    Windy     
19    How Insensitive    2:48
20    The Shadow Of Your Smile    2:30
21    Trains And Boats And Planes    2:48
22    The Girl From Ipanema (Original Album Version)    5:24
23    Corcovado (Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars)    4:15
24    Who Needs Forever (Thievery Corporation Remix)    4:13
25    The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix)

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