MANFREDO FEST

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One of the better-kept secrets among Brazil's bossa nova pioneers, Manfredo Fest's popularity and profile rose dramatically in the 1990s. Legally blind since birth, Fest's greatest early influence was George Shearing, but he developed his own approach apart from Shearing and other Brazilian jazz pianists, unleashing relentlessly flowing streams of bop-flavored notes against a Brazilian pulse, occasionally letting his classical roots show. Fest's father, an émigré from Germany, was a concert pianist who chaired the University of Porto Alegre's music department. Accordingly, Fest studied classical piano as a youth, learning to read music in Braille, but after graduating from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, his tastes had turned toward jazz and samba. Fest was part of the gathering of Brazilian musicians of the late-'50s who were developing the bossa nova movement, and he made a number of trio recordings in that vein from 1961 to 1966. After emigrating to read more...
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MANFREDO FEST Bossa Nova, Nova Bossa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova, Nova Bossa
Latin Jazz 1963
MANFREDO FEST Evolucao album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolucao
Latin Jazz 1964
MANFREDO FEST Manfredo Fest Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manfredo Fest Trio
Latin Jazz 1965
MANFREDO FEST Os Sambeatles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Os Sambeatles
Latin Jazz 1966
MANFREDO FEST Alma Brasileira album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alma Brasileira
Latin Jazz 1966
MANFREDO FEST After Hours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After Hours
Latin Jazz 1972
MANFREDO FEST Brazilian Dorian Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazilian Dorian Dream
Latin Jazz 1976
MANFREDO FEST Manifestations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manifestations
Latin Jazz 1979
MANFREDO FEST Braziliana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braziliana
Latin Jazz 1987
MANFREDO FEST Jungle Cat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jungle Cat
Latin Jazz 1989
MANFREDO FEST Oferenda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oferenda
Latin Jazz 1993
MANFREDO FEST Comecar De Novo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Comecar De Novo
Latin Jazz 1995
MANFREDO FEST Amazonas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amazonas
Latin Jazz 1997
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Just Jobim
Latin Jazz 1998

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