Milton Banana

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Milton Banana (born Antônio de Souza) (23 April 1935 22 May 1998) was a bossa nova jazz drummer. A self-taught musician, he is best known for his collaboration with João Gilberto and Stan Getz and for his work with the trio he founded.

Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music styles abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend" or "new wave". A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s, initially among young musicians and college students.

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Drummer percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums

A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums.

Discography

YearLabelAlbumFormat
1958OdeonChega de Saudade (João Gilberto)LP/CD
1962PolydorMuito à Vontade (João Donato e Seu Trio)LP/CD
1963Audio FidelityO ritmo e o som da bossa novaLP
1964 O LpLP
1965 LP
1965OdeonOs OriginaisLP
1966OdeonBalançando com Milton Banana TrioLP
1967OdeonO som do Milton Banana TrioLP
1968OdeonO TrioLP
1968OdeonMilton Banana TrioLP
1969OdeonMilton Banana TrioLP
1971OdeonMilton BananaLP
1972OdeonMilton BananaLP
1974OdeonMilton BananaLP
1975OdeonMilton BananaLP
1976OdeonBalançando, 2LP
1977RCASamba é issoLP
1978RCASamba é isso Vol, 2LP
1979RCAAo Meu Amigo Chico (Samba é isso) Vol, 3LP
1980RCAAo Meu Amigo Tom (Samba é isso) Vol, 4LP
1981RCAAo Meu Amigo Vinicius (Samba é isso) Vol, 5LP
1983RCANo BalançoLP
1984RCALinha de PasseLP

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