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Eumir Deodato

key, p, *1942 BR, Rio de Janeiro
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Eumir Deodato De Almeida

Born the 22nd of June 1942 (or June 21, 1943) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and by 1967 moved to the USA. Musician, composer, arranger and producer. Known for his 1979-1982 production work for Kool & The Gang and composing TV and film scores. Primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements of rock/pop, R&B/funk, Brazilian/Latin, and symphonic or orchestral music. Mainly, his records can be categorized as pop/jazz or crossover jazz. His successes as an original artist (keyboards) occurred mainly in the 1970s. Since then, he has produced or arranged music in more than 500 albums for acts ranging from Kool & The Gang to Björk, Christophe and K.D. Lang, while keeping his collaborations with fellow Brazilian artists Milton Nascimento, Ithamara Koorax and Marcos Valle. Since 2011 he collaborates with the band Euro Groove Department in the live project EUMIR DEODATO & EURO GROOVE DEPARTMENT

  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Organ
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Latin
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
I Want You More on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Double Face on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Samba de Verao on Taberna Latina by Various Artists
Rule My World on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Summertime on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
No Getting over You on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Night Passage on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Border Line on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
The Crossing on The Crossing by Eumir Deodato
Double Face on Groove and Voices by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Fingers & In ConcertAirto Moreira, Eumir Deodato2018Album
Night Cruiser / Happy HourEumir Deodato2017Compil.
Prelude & Deodato 2Eumir Deodato2017Album
Volume 2Eumir Deodato2017Album
Drum 'N' Voice Vol. 4Billy Cobham Featuring Eumir Deodato, Frank Gambale, Brian Auger, Stanley Jordan, Novecento, Gregg Brown2016Album
Eumir Deodato & Euro Groove Department LiveEumir Deodato, Euro Groove Department2012Single
Original Album ClassicsEumir Deodato2011Album
Double FaceEumir Deodato Feat Al Jarreau2010Album
Say You Love Me / Super StrutPatti Austin / Eumir Deodato2010Single
The CrossingEumir Deodato2010Album
The Greatest HitsEumir Deodato2009Compil.
Hi-Jack / Whistle BumpHerbie Mann / Eumir Deodato2008Album
Whistle BumpEumir Deodato2008Album
Do It AgainEumir Deodato2007Compil.
Todos Sus Grandes ÉxitosEumir Deodato2006Compil.
Knights Of Fantasy / Night CruiserEumir Deodato2005Compil.
Happy Hour / MotionEumir Deodato2005Compil.
Sony Jazz TriosEumir Deodato2004Album
The Bossa Nova Sessions Vol. 2Eumir Deodato2003Compil.
Eumir Deodato Plays Marcos Valle: Summer SambaEumir Deodato2002Compil.
The Bossa Nova Sessions, Vol. 1Eumir Deodato2002Compil.
VinylsmasherMardi Gras BB feat. Eumir Deodato2001Single
SinglesmasherMardi Gras BB Feat. Eumir Deodato2001Single
Preludes & RhapsodiesEumir Deodato2001Compil.
The Best Of Deodato In The CTI YearsEumir Deodato1996Compil.
Brasil Arte - Teclados, Arranjos E RegenciaEumir Deodato, Os Catedráticos1995Compil.
Everybody Wants My GirlEumir Deodato Featuring Tom Hammer1989Album
Somewhere Out ThereEumir Deodato Featuring Tara Kennedy, Joe James, Tom Hammer1989Album
Live At Felt Forum - The 2001 ConcertEumir Deodato1989Album
DeodatoEumir Deodato1988Compil.
Classics In JazzHubert Laws, Eumir Deodato, George Benson, Jackie & Roy, Paul Desmond, Jim Hall1988Compil.
Lo Mejor de DeodatoEumir Deodato1988Compil.
Also Sprach ZarathustraEumir Deodato1986Compil.
MotionEumir Deodato1984Album
Are You For Real / MotionEumir Deodato1984Album
The Best Of DeodatoEumir Deodato1984Compil.
S.O.S. Fire In The SkyEumir Deodato1984Single
Also Sprach ZarathustraEumir Deodato1983Compil.
Soup For One / Happy HourChic / Eumir Deodato1982Single
DeodatoEumir Deodato1982Compil.
Happy HourEumir Deodato1982Album
Happy HourEumir Deodato1982Single
Keep On Movin'Eumir Deodato1982Single
Keep On Movin' / Whistle BumpEumir Deodato1982Single
Night CruiserEumir Deodato1980Album
Uncle FunkEumir Deodato1980Single
East Side StrutEumir Deodato1980Single
Night CruiserEumir Deodato1980Single
Southern SketchesLalo Schifrin, Eumir Deodato1980Compil.
Lovin' Is Really My Game / Are You For Real / This Is For The Lover In YouBrainstorm / Eumir Deodato / Shalamar1979Album
Knights Of FantasyEumir Deodato1979Album
ShazamEumir Deodato1979Album
ShazamEumir Deodato1979Single
Whistle Bump / Knights Of Fantasy / Space DustEumir Deodato1979Album
Noches De Blanco SaténEumir Deodato1979Album
Love IslandEumir Deodato1978Album
The Best Of Deodato/AirtoEumir Deodato & Airto Moreira Special Guest Flora Purim1978Compil.
Star EditionEumir Deodato1978Compil.
Piña ColadaEumir Deodato1978Single
Love Island / Whistle BumpEumir Deodato1978Single
Meditazioni Trumpet In ClassicSergio Fanni - Eumir Deodato1978Album
Lo Mejor de DeodatoEumir Deodato1977Compil.
The Very Best OfEumir Deodato1977Compil.
Superdisc Deodato '77Eumir Deodato1977Compil.
Best Of DeodatoEumir Deodato1977Compil.
Very TogetherEumir Deodato1976Album
Atemorizate = Funk Yourself / Perro Negro = Black DogEumir Deodato1976Single
DEODATO 12 best popsEumir Deodato1976Compil.
Il Meglio Di Deodato N. 2Eumir Deodato1976Compil.
Peter GunnEumir Deodato1976Single
Very TogetherEumir Deodato1976Album
El Hotel de Adan / El Primer CuckooEumir Deodato1976Single
Theme From Star Trek / I Shot The SheriffEumir Deodato1976Single
Also Sprach ZarathustraEumir Deodato1976Single
Nightbird & Company: Cosmic ConnectionsKing Crimson / Captain And Tennille / Danny O'Keefe / Eumir Deodato1975Compil.
Io Voglio Vivere / Medley: a) Caravan b) Watusi StrutAlice / Eumir Deodato1975Single
Caravan / Watusi StrutEumir Deodato1975Single
Max 20Eumir Deodato1975Compil.
I'll Be Holding On / Super StrutAl Downing / Eumir Deodato1975Single
St. Louis BluesEumir Deodato1975Single
First CuckooEumir Deodato1975Album
Do It Again / Branches (O Galho Da Roseira)Eumir Deodato / Airto Moreira1974Single
In ConcertEumir Deodato / Airto Moreira1974Album
Tema Dal Film "L'Esorcista" / Ave MariaRichard Hayman / Eumir Deodato1974Single
WhirlwindsEumir Deodato1974Album
Super Strut / West 42nd StreetEumir Deodato1974Single
ArtistryEumir Deodato1974Album
DeodatoEumir Deodato1974Compil.
Moonlight Serenade / Ave MariaEumir Deodato1974Single
Moonlight Serenade / Havana StrutEumir Deodato1974Single
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) / Spirit Of SummerEumir Deodato1973Single
PreludeEumir Deodato1973Album
Rhapsody In Blue / Super StrutEumir Deodato1973Single
Série Autógrafos De SucessoEumir Deodato1973Compil.
Lamento / Karly & CaroleEumir Deodato1973Single
DonatoDeodatoJoão Donato, Eumir Deodato1973Album
Os Catedráticos 73Eumir Deodato1973Album
Deodato 2Eumir Deodato1973Album
PercepçãoEumir Deodato1972Album
Os CatedráticosEumir Deodato1970Compil.
The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack RecordingLuiz Bonfá / Eumir Deodato1965Album
BolerosEumir Deodato1965Single
Inútil Paisagem - As Maiores Composições de Antonio Carlos JobimEumir Deodato1964Album
Idéias...Eumir Deodato1964Album
Samba Nova ConcepçãoEumir Deodato1964Album
Fire In The Sky / East Side StrutEumir DeodatoAlbum
Keep Ya Hands UpDarius Dante & Eumir DeodatoAlbum
Garage Classics Vol. 2Eumir DeodatoAlbum
Theme From "Star Trek" / Peter GunnEumir DeodatoSingle
Golden DIscEumir DeodatoCompil.
You Should Have Known Better / Keep On Movin'T.C. Curtis / Eumir DeodatoAlbum
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