LUIZ BONFÁ

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Luiz Bonfá (1922-2001) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer most widely known for the compositions he penned for the film Black Orpheus.

As a composer and performer, Bonfá was at heart an exponent of the bold, lyrical, lushly orchestrated, and emotionally charged samba-canção style that predated the arrival of João Gilberto's more refined and subdued bossa nova style.

Bonfá's major legacy continues to be his compositions from the Black Orpheus soundtrack, most notably the instantly recognizable bossa nova classic 'Manhã da Carnaval.' But Bonfá's huge discography also attests to his uniquely inventive mastery of Brazilian jazz guitar. Bonfá's guitar style was brassier and more penetrating than that of his major contemporary, João Gilberto, and Bonfá was a frequent and adept soloist whereas Gilberto plays his own suave, intricate brand of rhythm guitar almost exclusively. Bonfá often played solo guitar in a polyphonic style, harmonizing melody lines in a manner similar
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LUIZ BONFÁ Discography

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LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfá & Roberto Paiva & Antonio Carlos Jobim ‎: Orfeu Da Conceicao album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfá & Roberto Paiva & Antonio Carlos Jobim ‎: Orfeu Da Conceicao
Bossa Nova 1956
LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfá & Jorge Henrique : De Cigarro em Cigarro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfá & Jorge Henrique : De Cigarro em Cigarro
Bossa Nova 1956
LUIZ BONFÁ Violão Boêmio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Violão Boêmio
Bossa Nova 1957
LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfá & Eduardo Lincoln : Noite e Dia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfá & Eduardo Lincoln : Noite e Dia
Bossa Nova 1957
LUIZ BONFÁ Alta Versatilidade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alta Versatilidade
Bossa Nova 1957
LUIZ BONFÁ ¡Amor! The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
¡Amor! The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa
Bossa Nova 1958
LUIZ BONFÁ Toca Melodias Das Américas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toca Melodias Das Américas
Bossa Nova 1958
LUIZ BONFÁ O Violao De Luiz Bonfa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
O Violao De Luiz Bonfa
Bossa Nova 1959
LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfa & Antonio Carlos Jobim : Orfeu Negro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfa & Antonio Carlos Jobim : Orfeu Negro
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
LUIZ BONFÁ Le roi de la Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le roi de la Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova 1962
LUIZ BONFÁ O Violao E O Samba (aka Softly.....Luiz Bonfa And His Guitar) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
O Violao E O Samba (aka Softly.....Luiz Bonfa And His Guitar)
Bossa Nova 1962
LUIZ BONFÁ Plays And Sings Bossa Nova album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays And Sings Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova 1963
LUIZ BONFÁ Recado Novo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recado Novo
Bossa Nova 1963
LUIZ BONFÁ Brazil's King Of Bossa Nova And Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazil's King Of Bossa Nova And Guitar
Bossa Nova 1963
LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfa / Eumir Deodato ‎: The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfa / Eumir Deodato ‎: The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1965
LUIZ BONFÁ Luiz Bonfa  & Maria Toledo ‎: Braziliana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luiz Bonfa & Maria Toledo ‎: Braziliana
Bossa Nova 1965
LUIZ BONFÁ The Brazilian Scene album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Brazilian Scene
Bossa Nova 1966
LUIZ BONFÁ Black Orpheus Impressions album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Black Orpheus Impressions
Bossa Nova 1968
LUIZ BONFÁ Bonfá album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bonfá
Bossa Nova 1968
LUIZ BONFÁ Plays Great Songs (aka Grandes Standards) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Great Songs (aka Grandes Standards)
Bossa Nova 1968
LUIZ BONFÁ The New Face of Bonfa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Face of Bonfa
Bossa Nova 1970
LUIZ BONFÁ Introspection album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Introspection
Bossa Nova 1972
LUIZ BONFÁ Jacarandá (aka Todo o Nada) album cover 4.64 | 5 ratings
Jacarandá (aka Todo o Nada)
World Fusion 1973
LUIZ BONFÁ Bonfa Burrows Brazil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bonfa Burrows Brazil
Bossa Nova 1978
LUIZ BONFÁ Non-Stop to Brazil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Non-Stop to Brazil
Bossa Nova 1989

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LUIZ BONFÁ Solo in Rio 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo in Rio 1959
Bossa Nova 2005
LUIZ BONFÁ 6 Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
6 Classic Albums
Latin Jazz 2018

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LUIZ BONFÁ Jacarandá (aka Todo o Nada)

Album · 1973 · World Fusion
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This is it classic fusion fans--the best (and one of the most obscure) fusion album not released in the US. Bonfa surrounds himself with incredible talent--names like Barretto, Clarke, Brecker, Stamm, Tropea, Deodato, Muhammad, and Airto grace our ears on this explosive record.

This recording is blissed-out funkafied Latin fusion that will make your turntable smoke. The opening side bursts out of the gate, giving way to the more introspective, pastoral second side. This pressing is extremely rare and I would recommend this album to any fan of 70's fusion, latin, Bossa, or even jazz buffs in general. A seminal recording by a seminal artist.

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