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Paulo Moura


Among Brazil’s best proponents and keepers from the gafieira custom (popular ballrooms historically from the Carioca folklore custom of highly artistic and swinging dance and performing) and something of the greatest choro players, Paulo Moura can be an internationally awarded musician whose great standards ensure it is possible for him to combination limitations between classical and popular music, both executing and planning in little ensembles or huge symphonic orchestras. Being a conductor, orchestrator, and arranger for well-known Brazilian performers, he contains in his resumé functions for Elis Regina, Fagner, Taiguara, Milton Nascimento, and Marisa Monte. Moura was created inside a musical family members. His dad, Pedro Moura, was an novice bandleader and clarinetist himself, but was a carpenter by occupation. Paulo’s brothers, José and Alberico, are trumpet players and Valdemar, a trombonist. At nine, Paulo began to research the piano with 13, had been playing in his father’s music group at celebrations and balls. Shifting to Rio along with his family members, at 18 he started his studies in the Country wide University of Music. Completing the seven-year program in only 2 yrs, he continuing his research of theory, tranquility, and counterpoint using the popular grasp Paulo Silva. He also analyzed tranquility, counterpoint, and fugue with fundamental Brazilian composer/orchestrator/conductor Guerra Peixe. On the favorite part, he took set up lessons with internationally acclaimed Brazilian saxophonist/composer/arranger Moacir Santos along with saxophonist/composer/arranger Maestro Cipó. In 1951, Moura became a member of Osvaldo Borba’s orchestra. Later on, he also became a member of Zacarias e Sua Orquestra. His 1st documenting gig, the track “Palhaço” (Nelson Cavaquinho), was as sideman for the popular vocalist Dalva de Oliveira. At 19, he debuted like a soloist, playing Weber’s “Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra,” associated with the Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional. Employed from the Orquestra Ary Barroso, he toured Mexico in 1953. Immediately after, he became a member of the band of great trombonist Maciel. Employed by Rádio Tupi, he performed there using the Orquestra Cipó. In 1954, he became a member of the Conjunto Guio de Morais, that was a regular take action in the popular Régine’s nightclub. His 1st recording as soloist (a 78 rpm for Columbia) was documented in 1956: Paganini’s Moto Perpetuo. In 1957, he structured his 1st gafieira orchestra, carrying out with it in the gafieira Brasil Danças. For the reason that same season, he documented Paulo Moura e Sua Orquestra Em fun??o de Bailes (Sinter). In 1958, Moura was employed by Rádio Nacional as an orchestrator and arranger, functioning there for just two years. Also in 1958, he documented the LP Paulo Moura Interpreta Radamés Gnatalli (Continental), associated with the Radamés Gnatalli Quartet, and became the musical movie director for Brazilian all-stars Dolores Durán, Nora Ney, Jorge Goulart, Maria Helena Raposo, as well as the Conjunto Farroupilha. Touring through Soviet Union as well as other countries, he executed the Symphonic Orchestra of Moscow. In 1959, he was employed as initial clarinetist for the Orquestra perform Teatro Nacional, doing work for 17 years for the reason that placement. In 1960, he became a member of well-known conductor Severino Araújo’s orchestra, touring Argentina, and documented for Chantecler the LP Tangos e Boleros. In 1962, he documented with Brazilian violão get good at Baden Powell, performed on the historical jazz/bossa nova nightclubs of Rio’s Beco das Garrafas and, as an altoist, he became a member of Sérgio Mendes’ Conjunto Bossa-Rio, executing on the historical Carnegie Hall Bossa Nova Celebration. In 1964, Moura followed as saxophonist the fantastic drummer Edson Machado’s LP for CBS, Edson Machado é Samba Novo. In 1968, he documented for Equipe the LP Paulo Moura Hepteto; another season, Paulo Moura Quarteto; and in 1971, Fibra, also for Equipe. For the reason that season, Moura toured Greece along with his quartet. In 1975, he documented within the U.S. with Brazilian guitarist Tiago de Melo. Within the next season, he documented his traditional masterpiece Confusão Urbana, Suburbana e Rural, which granted him an exceptionally well-known two-month tour throughout Japan with complete press coverage. Within the ’80s, he documented his classic recording Mistura e Manda (Kuarup) and with the Brazilian violão grasp Raphael Rabello, he documented the recording Dois Irmãoperating-system, that was bent toward the choro part while also including Raphael’s flamenco-influenced acoustic guitar design and bossa nova styles. He also documented several contemporary erudite albums with Brazilian traditional pianist Clara Sverner. In 1981 arrived another traditional LP, ConSertão, an ecumenic creation with internationally awarded traditional pianist Artur Moreira Lima, Brazilian jazz guitarist Heraldo perform Monte, and folksinger/composer Elomar. Third ,, he created a trio with internationally renowned traditional violonista (classical guitar participant) Turíbio Santos and Artur Moreira Lima. Like a soloist, he performed at New York’s Lincoln Middle, appeared in the Music Event of Guadalupe in Mexico, and produced the 1st saxophone orchestra. He also soloed concerts using the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and Orquestra Sinfônica perform Estado de São Paulo. In 1985, his choro trio performed in the Brazil Event, at Juan-les-Pins (Antibes, France), and his gafieira orchestra opened up the France-Brazil Cultural Interchange in the Zenith Theater, in Paris, France. In 1988, Moura executed the Orquestra Sinfônica de Brasília, executing his very own piece for percussion and orchestra commemorating the centennial from the abolition of slavery in Brazil. Since that time, he continues to be visitor conductor at some concerts in Porto Alegre, Salvador, and Espirito Santo. In 1992, he composed the piece “Suíte Carioca” for jazz tempo section, symphonic orchestra, and children’s choir. Also for the reason that season, he was honored as Greatest Soloist at Moscow’s Mozart Celebration. In 1996, he organized every one of the music and performed the clarinet and saxes on the Operating-system Batutas’ present Pixinguinha at Teatro Carlos Gomes (Rio). An all-star choro group, Operating-system Batutas will take his name from Pixinguinha’s seminal group and it is produced by Jorge Simas (violão), Márcio (cavaquinho), Jorginho (pandeiro), Jovi (percussion), Marçal (percussion), Zé da Velha (trombone), and Joel perform Nascimento (bandolim). The display was documented live and released another season in the Velas Compact disc Pixinguinha. It gained Brazil’s Prêmio Clear for Greatest Instrumental Compact disc and Greatest Instrumental Group in 1997. The Compact disc presents 16 songs of traditional choro music by among Brazil’s most significant composers ever, Alfredo da Rocha Viana Júnior, Pixinguinha. In 1996, he was also granted with the Prêmio Clear as Greatest Popular Instrumentalist. Additional honours received by him consist of Prêmio José Sarney, Villa-Lobos, Brahma Extra Awards, and Honorary Citizenship in Rio de Janeiro. Four years later on, he was granted a Grammy for Greatest Brazilian Origins/Regional Recording for Pixinguinha in the 1st Latin Grammy Honours as well as the sizzling recording Tempos Felizes premiered in early 2001.

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Full Name Paulo Moura
Died July 12, 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession Film Score Composer, Saxophonist, Clarinetist
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Halina Grynberg
Children Pedro Moura, Domingos Moura
Music Songs Campo branco, Mistura e manda, Chorando baixinho, 1x0, El Negro Del Blanco, Chorinho Pra Você, Incelença prá terra que o sol matou, Luiza, Tempos felizes, Tarde de chuva, Ingênuo, Sons de carrilhões, Ronda Sampa, Espinha de bacalhau, Festa no Sertão, Chorinho de Gafieira, Vou Vivendo, Ternura, Oito Batutas, Um chorinho em aldeia, Carimbó do Moura, Valsa venezuelana, Domingo no orfeao Portugal, Estação Leopoldina, Quixabinha, Violao vadio, Morena boca de ouro, Pedacinhos do céu, Duerme negrito, Na estrada das areias de ouro, Pro Paulo, Peguei a reta
Albums ConSertão, Samba de Latada, Hepteto, Confusão Urbana, Suburbana e Rural, Paulo Moura Quarteto, Dois irmaos, Brasileirinho, Gafieira Etc & Tal, El negro del blanco, Samba de Latada - Ao Vivo, Rio Nocturnes, Quarteto, O Som de Dorival Caymmi, Confusao Urbana, Subrana E Rural, Pra cá e pra lá, Alento, Bach & Pixinguinha, Gafieria Jazz (Ao Vivo), Alma Brasileira, Mistura e manda, Fibra, Carioca, Heitor Villa Lobos Concertos para Solista e Orquestra, Pilantrocracia, Dois Irmãos, Dois Panos Para Manga, Gafieira Jazz, Fruto Maduro, Afro Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova, Vol. 9, Tempos Felizes, Estação Leopoldina, Carimbó do Moura, Instrumental no CCBB
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Album
Movies Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion, The Good Bourgeois

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Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão 2000 Zé Espinguela
Navalha na Carne 1997
Perigo Negro 1992 Short
Patriamada 1984
Parceiros da Aventura 1980 Maestro



Parahyba Mulher Macho 1983
Parceiros da Aventura 1980
O Bom Burguês 1979
A Lira do Delírio 1978



Simonal - Ninguém Sabe o Duro que Dei 2009 Documentary Himself
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series Himself
The Sound of Rio: Brasileirinho 2005 Documentary Himself
Marisa Monte 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roberto Carlos Especial 1976-1981 TV Series Himself
Música Para Sempre 1980 Documentary Himself

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2004 Feature Film Trophy Cine Ceará - National Cinema Festival Best Original Score Lost Zweig (2002)

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