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"Something Special 1967"

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Sergio Mendes & "Brasil 66" perform on Eartha Kitt's "Something Special 1967."

Personnel:

Sergio Mendes, piano & vocals
Lani Hall, vocals
Bibi Vogel, vocals
Bob Matthews, bass
Jose Soares, percussion
Joao Palma, drums

Brazilian pianist Sergio Mendes performs in a bossa nova style crossed with jazz and funk.

His original hopes of becoming a classical pianist were upstaged by his growing interest in jazz.

In the late-1950s Sergio started playing nightclubs just as bossa nova was emerging and has cited Antonio Carlos Jobim as a mentor.

He toured and recorded with Cannonball Adderley and Herbie Mann and moved to the U.S. in 1964.

Sergio Mendes formed "Brasil '65" followed by his most popular group "Brasil '66."



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