Eumir Deodato

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Eumir Deodato is a Brazilian funk artist and pop producer. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Since then, he has produced acts like Kool and the Gang.

Brazil

Deodato was born on 22 June 1943 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of Italian and Portuguese parents. He is a musical autodidact, starting with the accordion at age 12 but rapidly learning instrumental and orchestral skills that culminated in his first recording session at age 17. Originally working as pianist and arranger in the Rio bossa nova scene, he rapidly outgrew this and, along with many other Brazilian musicians during the military dictatorship in their country, moved to New York, working with composer Luis Bonfa and later with producer Creed Taylor as an arranger. Additionally, he became keyboardist in Taylor's expanding group of backing artists.

Recording career

His first USA album Prelude, released in 1973, was of a big band Latin jazz style that immediately attracted a wide audience. His funky version of Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and went No. 2 in the pop charts in the US and No. 7 in the UK.

His second album Deodato 2 however, despite being of the same style and quality, failed to meet sales expectations, and practically lead to the demise of the record label, Creed Taylor Inc. (CTI). He continued recording until the late 1980s on the Kenya label, but never reached the level of his early successes.

Producer

Deodato has worked as a producer since the 1970s, working with Kool and the Gang and Bjork (amongst others). In all, he has produced 500 albums, 15 of which have reached platinum, in addition to scoring a number of films.

Discography

  • Inútil Paisagem (1964)
  • Percepção (1972)
  • Prelude (1973)
  • Deodato 2 (1973)
  • Whirlwinds (1974)
  • Deodato/Airto in Corcert (1974)
  • Artistry (1974)
  • First Cuckoo (1975)
  • Very Together (1976)
  • Love Island (1978)
  • Knights of Fantasy (1979)
  • Night Cruiser (1980)
  • Happy Hour (1982)
  • Motion (1985)
  • Somewhere Out There (1989)

Sources

  • Deodato 2 re-release sleeve text

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In all, he has produced 500 albums, 15 of which have reached platinum, in addition to scoring a number of films. Greg Lake has toured the USA with Ringo Starr in 2002. Deodato has worked as a producer since the 1970s, working with Kool and the Gang and Bjork (amongst others). Drummer Carl Palmer tours on an irregular basis with his Carl Palmer Band, playing electric guitar adaptations of ELP's keyboard work in the club circuit. He continued recording until the late 1980s on the Kenya label, but never reached the level of his early successes. Keith Emerson has been touring Britain with his old bandmates from The Nice during 2003. (CTI). Lake admitted that he did not train his voice: a few live shows were generally enough to get it in shape, he claimed.

His second album Deodato 2 however, despite being of the same style and quality, failed to meet sales expectations, and practically lead to the demise of the record label, Creed Taylor Inc. Keith Emerson complained in public (on the internet) that although he and Carl Palmer worked out on a daily basis to maintain their musical skills, Greg Lake hardly took effort to do the same. 7 in the UK. Greg Lake insisted on producing the next album, having produced all successful ELP albums in the early 70s. 2 in the pop charts in the US and No. Conflicts about a new album inspired a new and final break up. His funky version of Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and went No. Their last show was in San Diego, California, in 1998.

His first USA album Prelude, released in 1973, was of a big band Latin jazz style that immediately attracted a wide audience. However enjoyable these tours were, ELP played in significantly smaller venues for significantly smaller audiences. Additionally, he became keyboardist in Taylor's expanding group of backing artists. Their tour schedules brought them to Japan, South America, Europe, the USA and Canada and ELP played fresh new versions of older work. Originally working as pianist and arranger in the Rio bossa nova scene, he rapidly outgrew this and, along with many other Brazilian musicians during the military dictatorship in their country, moved to New York, working with composer Luis Bonfa and later with producer Creed Taylor as an arranger. The last ELP tours were in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He is a musical autodidact, starting with the accordion at age 12 but rapidly learning instrumental and orchestral skills that culminated in his first recording session at age 17. Emerson and Palmer recovered to tour again.

Deodato was born on 22 June 1943 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of Italian and Portuguese parents. So it was no surprise that the follow up album In the Hot Seat (1994) did not live up to expectations. Since then, he has produced acts like Kool and the Gang. But, reportedly, Palmer suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and Emerson has been treated for a repetitive stress disorder in one hand. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Their 1992/1993 world tours were successful, culminating in a splendid performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early 1993 that has been heavily boot-legged. Eumir Deodato is a Brazilian funk artist and pop producer. The original ELP lineup then reformed in 1991 and issued a come-back album, Black Moon, in 1992.

Deodato 2 re-release sleeve text. (Palmer declined to participate in a reunion, preferring to stay with Asia.) In 1987, Emerson and Palmer joined with Robert Berry to form the band 3. Somewhere Out There (1989). In 1986, Emerson and Lake formed another "ELP" band with heavy metal drummer Cozy Powell. Motion (1985). Their last studio album of the 1970s, Love Beach (1978), was dismissed even by the trio itself, who admitted it was delivered to fulfill a contractual obligation. Happy Hour (1982). Eventually they drifted apart due to personality conflicts and irreconcilable differences concerning musical direction.

Night Cruiser (1980). But as disco, punk rock and new wave styles began to alter the musical landscape, ELP could no longer generate the excitement of being forerunners in musical innovation. Knights of Fantasy (1979). These late-'70s tours found ELP working harder than ever to stay in touch with their audience. Love Island (1978). The band toured the US and Canada in 1977 and 1978 on a killing schedule of night after night performances — some with a full orchestra, which was a heavy burden on the tour revenues. Very Together (1976). The 1977 album Works is a testimony to their craftmanship, but ELP had lost contact with the changing musical scene.

First Cuckoo (1975). ELP then took a three-year break to reinvent their music — but they failed. Artistry (1974). (It was the same sympathetic organ every time, called the L100, that was repaired overnight for the next show.) Their roadie at the time was Lemmy, who gave Emerson the knife that was used to force the keys on the organ to stay down instead of the screwdriver that Emerson had been forcing between keys for the purpose. Deodato/Airto in Corcert (1974). Their extravagant and often aggressive live shows received much criticism in this regard — although in retrospect it was all rather small change compared to later rock spectacles: the theatrics were limited to a Persian carpet, a spinning grand piano, a few bangs on huge Chinese cymbals and a Hammond organ being molested on stage. Whirlwinds (1974). Their style came in for heavy abuse from critics; a popular joke of the time went, "How do you spell pretentious? ...ELP." Onstage the band exhibited an unorthodox mix of virtuoso musicianship and over-the-top theatrical bombast.

Deodato 2 (1973). Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the sub-genre of symphonic rock. Prelude (1973). The band's compositions were heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and — some say — hard rock. Percepção (1972). The ELP sound was heavily dominated by the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer of flamboyant keyboard player Emerson. Inútil Paisagem (1964). ELP's California Jam performance was broadcast nationwide in the US and is often seen as the summit of the band's career.

Their debut performance had been a relatively modest show at the August 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which marked the end of the "flower power" era. By April 1974, ELP were top of the bill during the California Jam Festival, pushing co-stars Deep Purple to second billing. The subsequent world tours were documented with another live recording, Welcome Back my Friends to the Show that Never Ends. The lyrics were largely written by Pete Sinfield. Giger, was released and became the band's best-known studio album.

In late 1973 Brain Salad Surgery, with an eye-catching sleeve designed by H.R. The 1972 album Trilogy contained ELP's best-selling single, the understated "From the Beginning". The March 1971 live recording (Newcastle, UK) of the band's interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition was issued as a low-priced record, the success of which contributed to the band's overall popularity. Tarkus (1971) was their first successful concept album, described as a story about "reverse evolution".

They self-produced their first six albums, starting with Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970), which contained the hit "Lucky Man". Their first four years were a creatively fertile period. ELP formed in 1970. They were an early "supergroup", with Emerson coming from The Nice, Lake from King Crimson and Palmer from Atomic Rooster.

The three members are:. In the 1970s, they were extremely popular, selling over 30 million albums and headlining huge concerts.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were a British progressive rock group. "ELP" can also stand for Extra Long Play, a format for the VCR tape..

2001 Pictures at an Exhibition (remastered 1972 album, live and studio versions). 1997 Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (live). 1994 The best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. 1994 In the Hot Seat.

1993 The Return of the Manticore (4 disc box set). 1993 Live at the Royal Albert Hall (live). 1992 Black Moon. 1987 To the Power of 3 (as 3).

1986 Emerson, Lake and Powell (as Emerson, Lake and Powell). 1979 In Concert (live) - later expanded and remastered as Works Live. 1978 Love Beach. 1978 Works Volume II.

1976 Works Volume I (double). Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (live triple). 1974 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends.. 1973 Brain Salad Surgery.

1972 Trilogy. 1972 Pictures at an Exhibition (live). 1971 Tarkus. 1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Carl Palmer (drums, percussion) born 20th of March 1950. Greg Lake (guitar, bass guitar, vocals) born 10th of November 1947. Keith Emerson (keyboards) born 2nd of November 1944.

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