It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station

Laurindo Almeida And The Bossa Nova All Stars

b. 2 September 1917, Prainha, São Paulo, Brazil, d. 26 July 1995, Van Nuys, California, USA. A fluent and skilled musician, famous in his native country as a classical Spanish guitar player, Almeida went to the USA in the 40s to work in film and television studios. His jazz work was first widely exposed during a spell with Stan Kenton in the late 40s. Although continuing his film and television work, Almeida also took many opportunities to play jazz, joining forces with bass player Harry Babasin, altoist Bud Shank and drummer Roy Harte in 1953. The work of this group anticipated many of the hallmarks of the bossa nova craze that came a few years later. In 1974, Almeida gained further appreciation when he was teamed with bass player Ray Brown, drummer Chuck Flores and Shank to form the L.A. 4. Records by this group, with Flores replaced successively by Shelly Manne and Jeff Hamilton, and later teamings with Shank in duo performances and with fellow guitarists Larry Coryell and Charlie Byrd, showcased the distinctive style that set Almeida’s work apart from the mainstream of jazz guitar.

During his career Almeida won Grammy awards in 1959 for his performance on Danzas, and the following year for The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida and Conversations With The Guitar. In 1961, he gained two more with Discantos and Reverie For Spanish Guitars, and in 1962 further honours with nominations for Viva Bossa Nova! in the Best Performance By An Orchestra For Dancing and Best Jazz Performance categories and a third nomination with The Intimate Bach (Best Classical performance). In 1964, the album Guitar From Ipanema won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, and in 1972 he was nominated for the Best Soloist award with The Art Of Laurindo Almeida.
full bio

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[126, 109, 116, 83, 68, 76, 79, 113, 74, 78, 103, 99, 93, 89, 109, 112, 96, 75, 102, 108, 125, 106, 85, 74, 66, 117, 100, 104, 93, 83, 118, 127, 73, 91, 90, 84, 91, 65, 105, 89, 84, 107, 99, 71, 103, 69, 101, 119, 71, 92, 81, 108, 109, 93, 115, 94, 101, 116, 107, 100, 69, 94, 70, 104, 74, 73, 77, 103, 127, 96, 77, 100, 73, 123, 92, 104, 84, 67, 97, 108, 77, 121, 90, 68, 98, 78, 66, 72, 101, 80, 91, 117, 84, 103, 105, 92, 98, 75, 119, 116, 102, 79, 111, 69, 124, 107, 113, 97, 98, 107, 92, 96, 65, 125, 92, 66, 111, 101, 66, 122, 78, 97, 88, 112, 126, 109, 127, 99, 85, 88, 71, 94, 117, 108, 89, 69, 87, 121, 101, 96, 72, 118, 95, 66, 74, 116, 93, 66, 68, 70, 101, 115, 93, 106, 112, 92, 68, 100, 96, 68, 110, 83, 121, 123, 111, 88, 64, 73, 82, 85, 70, 78, 97, 78, 110, 103, 84, 64, 73, 107, 93, 109, 94, 84, 81, 93, 105, 70, 121, 94, 111, 120, 96, 79, 113, 101, 81, 108, 64, 64, 79, 82, 73, 82, 109, 79, 114, 124, 78, 71, 77, 99, 112, 119, 104, 112, 120, 116, 85, 74, 102, 96, 78, 106, 68, 116, 64, 81, 125, 98, 82, 86, 113, 103, 125, 105, 73, 70, 88, 73, 80, 79, 114, 81, 126, 64, 88, 110, 67, 115, 77, 123, 125, 87, 70, 73, 82, 85, 116, 77, 86, 99, 99, 79, 96, 72, 114, 106, 64, 89, 114, 101, 77, 93, 79, 92, 101, 96, 103, 105, 88, 76, 104, 74, 115, 127, 77, 99, 118, 101, 92, 126, 106, 81, 117, 114, 79, 76, 118, 82, 82, 118, 67, 125, 112, 69, 64, 120, 71, 75, 69, 98, 115, 101, 103, 68, 87, 94, 66, 91, 89, 101, 84, 74, 74, 109, 85, 84, 92, 103, 68, 67, 81, 107, 82, 70, 67, 65, 111, 103, 125, 74, 103, 111, 119, 120, 85, 82, 96, 124, 65, 101, 83, 113, 125, 123, 118, 64, 93, 107, 64, 121, 78, 70, 119, 122, 113, 68, 71, 116, 106, 83, 95, 86, 93, 68, 89, 105, 89, 80, 117, 105, 121, 93, 72, 126, 73, 80, 113, 95, 81, 80, 88, 103, 119, 66, 84, 98, 124, 125, 78, 117, 70, 88, 83, 80, 95, 107, 121, 101, 74, 97, 101, 64, 75, 97, 113, 122, 111, 78, 107, 108, 126, 68, 119, 85, 103, 122, 113, 95, 79, 64, 72, 70, 76, 102, 119, 84, 106, 99, 81, 124, 98, 104, 95, 125, 117, 73, 80, 100, 106, 119, 88, 123, 125, 94, 92, 94, 77, 121, 75, 93, 64, 91, 88, 86, 120, 79, 73, 115, 78, 101, 85, 69, 64, 107, 88, 73, 72, 101, 79, 122, 109, 127, 81, 108, 118, 66, 99, 117, 65, 76, 70, 109, 65, 94, 85, 105, 67, 120, 116, 125, 75, 83, 104, 124, 73, 104, 115, 95, 94, 81]