3 chapters in the career of Joao Donato – one of our favorite Brazilian artists! This nicely priced, 28 track, 2CD set features tunes from Joao's 1956 recordings for Odeon, his classic 1973 Quem E Quem LP, and his recent set recorded for the World Pacific label in 1995. The early tracks have a jazzy samba approach that's in the pre-bossa mode, but which hints at a lot of the work that Donato would famously record during the bossa nova era. The 1973 and 1995 sets work surprisingly well together –with a light breezy electric vibe that is still one of Joao's best styles of recording. If you've never heard Joao's sublime work – this set's a great chance to dip into his recordings, as you'll get a wonderful blend of funky tracks, bossa groovers, mellow jazz numbers, and more! Titles include "Ate Quem Sabe", "Terremoto", "Lugar Comum", "Bananeira", "Chorou Chorou", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Ra", "Doralinda", "Nasci Para Bailar", "Amazon
as", "Carinhoso", "No Rancho Fundo", "Comigo e Assim", "Baio", "Peguei Um Ita No Norte", and "E Menina".