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Eumir Deodato – Deodato 2 – CTI Records/Speakers Corner 

Eumir Deodato – Deodato 2 – CTI Records/Speakers Corner 

Vinyl re-mastering of 70’s West Coast Jazz is compelling! Eumir Deodato – Deodato 2 – CTI Records CTI 6029 (1973)/Speakers Corner Records (2014) 180-gram stereo vinyl, 35:39 ****1/2: Brazilian composer, arranger, producer and instrumentalist Eumir Deodato de Almeida has established a unique musical career. His merging of styles include jazz, rock, pop, rhythm & blues, classical, bossa nova and other latin-based genres has shaped his musical legacy. After starting on accordion, Deodato took piano instruction and studied orchestration, conducting and arranging before playing with bossa nova bands in the early 60’s. He eventually formed his own band. He has produced and arranged for over 500 tracks, including Kool & The gang, K.D. Lang, Bjork and Christophe. Deodato’s breakthrough came at CTI Records. There he was an in-demand producer and arranger. He arranged the epic Antonio Carlos Jobim release, Stone Flower but the public became aware of this musical visionary from his CTI debut, Prelude.On that album, the unlikely jazz arranged “Also Sprach Zarathustra” rose to #2 on the U.S. pop charts and won a Grammy in 1974. The Richard Strauss composition had resurfaced in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The extended, funky jazz arrangement reflected the […]