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Chico Batera

Chico Batera, among the best-known Brazilian percussionists, spent some time working with top performers like Michel Legrand, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Elis Regina, Quincy Jones, Joni Mitchell, Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, the Doorways, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Chico Buarque (whom he continues to be accompanying as a normal person in Buarque’s band because the 1960s), and Gilberto Gil, amongst others. Chico Batera began as a specialist in 1960 on the well-known Carioca club All the time. On the also historical Beco das Garrafas he supported Johnny Alf, the Bossa Três, and Sérgio Mendes, with whom he visited the U.S. In 1966, he participated within a jazz celebration in Berlin, Germany. Once again in Rio, he used Luís Carlos Vinhas; became a member of the Trio 3-D; and performed with Copinha, Sérgio Barroso, and Dom Salvador, with whom Batera came back towards the U.S., executing in several state governments. Settling in LA, he documented soundtracks for Michel Legrand and Gerald Wilson, and LPs with Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Joni Mitchell, Tom Jobim, as well as the Doors, amongst others. In 1972, Batera documented with João Gilberto in Mexico, time for Brazil within the same calendar year and taking part in the documenting from the Som Imaginário’s A Matança perform Porco. Within the next calendar year, he performed in Cannes (France) associated Gal Costa. In Brazil, he also supported Costa and Elis Regina for the reason that calendar year. In 1975, Batera participated in Kitty Stevens’ Quantities, touring twice using the composer through European countries as well as the U.S., getting involved in 70 displays. His first single album was documented in 1977, Ha, Ha, Ha.

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