This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.
Wikipedia : This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.
Laurindo Almeida :
@allmusic : This extraordinary Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger was introduced to music by his mother, a concert pianist who gave him his first lessons. Like his sister, however, he would eventually choose the guitar as his primary instrument.
@last.fm : He joined Kenton’s band during the height of its success in the 1940s, then was employed as a studio musician. In 1953 he recorded, with Bud Shank, two albums called Brazilliance for the World Pacific label. He also recorded with Baden Powell, Stan Getz and Herbie Mann, among others, and recorded for film and television.
Video : w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet – In the Heart to Loronix . Voce E Eu . Dear Heart . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) .