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Eumir Deodato (full name Eumir Deodato de Almeida) (Rio de Janeiro,[122 June 1943) is a Brazilian musicianmusic producer and arranger. He deals mainly with thejazzgenre, but is also well known for his combinations of jazz with other genres like rockpop musicR & B and Orchestra music. [2]

Deodato has contributed to more than 500 albums as a producer or arranger. He has among other things worked for Kool & The GangBjörkChristophe and k.d. lang. In Netherlands he especially gained fame with the song s.o.s. Fire In The Sky from 1984.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Young years[Edit]Edit

Deodato was born as the son of Italian and Portuguese parents. He is a musical autodidact. On his 12th he learned playing accordion , which excited his interest in music. At the age of 17 he took his first own songs he Originally worked as a pianist and arranger on. in the Bossa Nova-circuit of Rio.

Career as musician[Edit]Edit

Like many other Brazilian musicians he went to New York City, where he joined with composer Luiz Bonfá and later with producer Creed Taylor. Taylor gave him a job as keyboard player in his background vocals. His first album he recorded in the United States was Prelude, released in 1973. This album established his name in music world. Won a Grammy Award In 1974 for his adaptation of Richard StraussAlso Sprach Zarathustra. This song reached high positions in the worldwide charts, and was featured in the 1979 film Being There .

His second American album, Deodato 2, however, did significantly less well and even led to the demise of the record label CTI (Creed Taylor Inc.). [3"Rhapsody In Blue" reached the 48th place in the Canadian singles chart. Until the 80 's continued to produce music, Deodato now under the label of Warner Bros., but he failed in his first success to match. In 1985 he had a small success with the singles "SOS, Fire In The Sky" and "Are You For Real".

Producer and arranger[Edit]Edit

Deodato is already working since the 1960s as an arranger and producer for other artists. In total, he worked to 500 albums, of which 15 were Platinum .

Deodato has worked with Wes MontgomeryAstrud Gilberto, and Frank Sinatra. He has also composed music for several movies.

Private[Edit]Edit

Deodato has a daughter, who is married to actor Stephen Baldwin.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

  • 1964: Inútil Paisagem
  • 1972: Percepção
  • 1973: Prelude
  • 1973: Skyscrapers
  • 1973: Deodato 2
  • 1973: Deodato/Donato With João Donato:
  • 1974: Whirlwinds
  • 1974: Deodato/Airto in Concert
  • 1974: Artistry
  • 1975: First Cuckoo
  • 1976: Very Together
  • 1977: 2001 (Renamed reissue or Prelude)
  • 1978: Love Island
  • 1979: Knights of Fantasy
  • 1980: Night Cruiser
  • 1982: Happy Hour
  • 1985: Motion
  • 1989: Somewhere Out There
  • 1999: Rio Strut
  • 2000: Bossa Nova soundtrack
  • 2001: Live at the Felt Forum
  • 2002: Summer Samba
  • 2007: Eumir Deodato Trio – ao vivo no Rio Eumir Deodato Trio, Live in Rio:

Singles[Edit]Edit

  • "Also sprach Zarathustra (2001) "/" Spirit of Summer "-
  • "Rhapsody In Blue"/"Super Strut"
  • "Do It Again" (live)/"Branches" (live) (b-side by the Airto)
  • "Moonlight Serenade"/"Havana Strut"
  • "Theme from Peter Gunn"/"Amani"
  • "Watusi Strut"/"Watusi Strut" (disco version)
  • "Uncle Funk"/"Whistle Stop"
  • "Fire in the Sky"/"East Side Strut" (1984)

Charts[Edit]Edit

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Happy hour 1982 07-08-1982 19 5 # 29 in the Single Top 100
S.o.s. Fire in the sky 1984 02-02-1985 15 6 # 20 in the Single Top 100

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Also sprach Zarathustra 1645 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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