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|Arnaldo Dias Baptista|
Arnaldo Baptista in 2007
|Born||July 6, 1948|
|Origin|| São Paulo, SP |
|Genres||Psychedelic rock, piano rock, progressive rock, tropicalismo, experimental|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, producer|
|Instruments||Piano, vocals, organ, synthesizer, bass guitar, guitar, drums, cello, clavinet|
|Associated acts||Os Mutantes, Patrulha do Espaço|
Arnaldo Dias Baptista (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɾˈnawdu baˈtʃistɐ] , born July 6, 1948, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian rock musician and composer.
Brazilian rock refers to rock music produced in Brazil and usually sung in Portuguese. In the 1960s it was known as "iê-iê-iê", originating from the Portuguese translation of the "yeah, yeah, yeah" Beatles lyrics.
Born to a lyric singer father and a pianist mother (Clarisse Leite), Baptista studied classical piano from 1955 to 1959, double bass from 1962 to 1963, and acoustic guitar from 1963 to 1965.[ citation needed ] In 1966 he formed the influential Os Mutantes band with his brother Sérgio Dias and Rita Lee, where he played bass guitar, keyboards and sang. Baptista left the band in 1973 due to disagreements with the other members of the band and the excessive use of LSD.[ citation needed ] In 1974 he tried to work as a musical producer, with no success.[ citation needed ] This motivated him to try a solo career, and in the same year, he released the album Lóki? , which is considered his best work.[ who? ]
Clarisse Leite was a Brazilian composer, pianist and music educator. She was born in São Paulo and studied in São Paulo and France. After completing her studies, she worked as a professor of music at Academia Internacional, Rio de Janeiro.
Os Mutantes are an influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band that were linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s.
Baptista recorded two albums with the band Patrulha do Espaço between 1977 and 1978, and later resumed his solo career. In 2006, Os Mutantes reunited without Rita Lee, and Baptista played with his brother Sérgio and the drummer Dinho Leme 33 years after originally leaving the band. In 2007 Baptista left the band again to pursue personal projects.
Baptista currently lives with his wife Lucinha Barbosa in the city of Juiz de Fora, where he spends most of his time painting, singing and writing songs.[ citation needed ] He is a vegetarian.
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Os Mutantes is the debut eponymous album by the Brazilian tropicalia band. It was originally released in 1968 by Polydor and influenced by traditional Brazilian music styles, as well as American and British bands. The album includes a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' "Once Was a Time I Thought", translated into "Tempo no Tempo", and a cover of "Le premier bonheur du jour", previously recorded by Françoise Hardy. It was reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's parent company, Universal Records.
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A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado is the third album by the Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes. The album was originally released in 1970 and reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's parent company, Universal Records. The title in English means: The Divine Comedy or I Am a Bit Disconnected. "I am a bit disconnected" in this sense means "I feel a little spaced out." The second track features the band imitating California accents. The album as a whole is characterized by a mix of psychedelic and religious imagery.
Loki? is the first solo album from Arnaldo Baptista, the keyboardist, bassist and singer of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes. It was released in 1974 after a supposed nervous breakdown and it is considered one of the best albums in the 1970s Brazilian music scene. The album expresses his angst towards the height of post-modern society, along with the suffocating aspect of modernity: pollution, superpopulation, loneliness, etc.
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Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis is a 1968 collaboration album by artists including Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes and Gal Costa. Considered an important record in the history of Brazilian music, it features arrangements by Rogerio Duprat and lyrical contributions from Torquato Neto.
Sérgio Dias Baptista Twice Latin Grammy Nominee, is a Brazilian rock musician, composer and guitar player. He is best known for his work with the band Os Mutantes and has been the only consistent member of the band, appearing on every album since its formation. In 2010 Sergio Dias collaborated with the band Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family in a project called "We are the Lilies", which also featured contributions from Iggy Pop and Jane Birkin.
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Mutantes Ao Vivo – Barbican Theatre, Londres 2006 is a live double CD and single DVD by the Brazilian band Os Mutantes. The album was recorded at the first Mutantes concert since 1978, at London's Barbican Arts Centre.
Zélia Duncan, born Zélia Cristina Gonçalves Moreira, is a Brazilian singer and composer.
Hoje É o Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida is the second solo record by Brazilian singer Rita Lee. Originally intended to be released as an album by Os Mutantes, due to conflicts with the band's record label it was released as a Rita Lee solo effort. The album marks the last time Lee would work with the Baptista brothers before her exit from Mutantes. In a matter of fact, the album was a product of a proper Os Mutantes creative process. The record company Polydor, declined to publish two Mutantes album within one year. The band decided to exclusively give Ms. Lee the vocal role, and publish the album under her name.
Mutantes Ao Vivo is the seventh album by the Brazilian band Os Mutantes and their first live album, with only new material on it. Like its predecessor, Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol, the only original member of the band to take part in this album is guitarist Sérgio Dias. Mutantes Ao Vivo is the final Os Mutantes' album until the band's 2006 reunion at London's Barbican Theatre.
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