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Luiz Bonfá

g, acg, 1922-2001 BR, Rio de Janeiro
Musician / Composer of Latin and Jazz
A.k.a. Luiz Floriano Bonfá

Brazilian jazz guitarist and composer. Born: October 17, 1922 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Died: January 12, 2001 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (cancer). Played with: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Mary Martin, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormé, João Gilberto, Caterina Valente, Ithamara Koorax, Don Burrows, Lalo Schifrin, Eumir Deodato, Stanley Clarke, Idris Muhammad, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto, Yana Purim, Gene Bertoncini, Ron Carter and many others. Recorded over 50 albums as a leader for such labels as Capitol Records, Epic, Atlantic, Verve, RCA, Ranwood, Cherry Pie, Chesky Records, Paddle Wheel and Milestone Records. Worked extensively with producers Bobby Scott, Creed Taylor and Arnaldo DeSouteiro. Wrote soundtracks for 23 movies, including Black Orpheus, The Gentle Rain, Os Cafajestes, Copacabana Palace, Carnival of Crime, Pour Un Amour Lontain, and Prisoner of Rio. His songs were also recorded by Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Larry Coryell, Al DiMeola, Diana Krall and dozens of others. Luiz Bonfa's songs have been sampled by Planet Hemp, Marcelo D2 and Smoke City. He was married to singer Maria Toledo. Associated with the publisher Sasqua Music

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Só Danço Samba on Jazz Samba Encore! by Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá
Perdido de Amor [Lost in Love] on Solo in Rio 1959 by Luiz Bonfá
Saudade Vem Correndo on Jazz Samba Encore! by Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá
Yesterdays on Amor! Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa by Luiz Bonfá
Pernambuco on Solo in Rio 1959 by Luiz Bonfá
Sambalamento on Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays And Sings Bossa Nova by Luiz Bonfá
Manhã de Carnaval on Solo in Rio 1959 by Luiz Bonfá
Insensatez on Jazz Samba Encore! by Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá
O Morro Nao Tem Vez on Jazz Samba Encore! by Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá
Sambolero on Solo in Rio 1959 by Luiz Bonfá

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Samba + Jazz Samba Encore!Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd / Luiz Bonfá2012Compil.
Introspection/The New Face Of BonfaLuiz Bonfá2012Compil.
Guitar Music Of BrazilLuiz Bonfá / Laurindo Almeida2007Compil.
Antonio Carlos Jobim And Luiz Floriano BonfáAntonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá2007Compil.
Solo In Rio 1959Luiz Bonfá2005Album
Le Roi De La Bossa NovaLuiz Bonfá2005Compil.
Lila / Bonfa NovaLuiz Bonfá2005Single
The Sound Of Ipanema / RioPaul Winter With Carlos Lyra And Luiz Bonfá, Roberto Menescal, Luiz Eça2000Compil.
Manhattan StrutLuiz Bonfá1997Album
Ithamara Koorax Sings The Luiz Bonfá SongbookIthamara Koorax & Luiz Bonfá1996Album
Aloysio de Oliveira Apresenta Garoto & Luiz Bonfá - Gênios Do ViolãoGaroto & Luiz Bonfá1996Compil.
BrasileiroStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Luiz Bonfá, Charlie Byrd, Barry Galbraith, Durval Ferreira, Howard Collins, Sérgio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim1995Compil.
The Bonfá MagicLuiz Bonfá1993Album
The Original Soundtrack From The Film Black OrpheusAntonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá1989Compil.
Non-Stop To BrazilLuiz Bonfá1989Album
Grandes CompositoresLuiz Bonfá1985Compil.
A Arte Do Encontro 2Luiz Bonfá / Rosinha de Valença1981Compil.
Other Places Other TimesLuiz Bonfá, Don Burrows, George Golla1981Album
Violão Brasileiro / Brazilian GuitarBaden Powell, Garoto, Luiz Bonfá, Paulinho Nogueira, Sebastião Tapajós, Toquinho1980Compil.
The Shade Of The Mango TreeLuiz Bonfá, Don Burrows, George Golla1980Single
Bonfa Burrows BrazilLuiz Bonfá, Don Burrows, George Golla1980Album
VirtuoseLos Indios Tabajaras, Julian Bream, Baden Powell, Sebastião Tapajós, Dilermando Reis, Poly, Paulinho Nogueira, Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Rago1977Compil.
BrazilianaLuiz Bonfá, Antonio Carlos Jobim & João Gilberto1975Compil.
OS 3 Genios Do BrazilJoão Gilberto / Antonio Carlos Jobim / Luiz Bonfá1974Compil.
JacarandaLuiz Bonfá1973Album
Apache Talk / Don QuixoteLuiz Bonfá1973Single
Golden Latin - Custom 20Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra, Perez Prado And His Orchestra, Sérgio Mendes, Jorge Ben, Baden Powell, Luiz Bonfá1973Compil.
Violao Boémio Vol. 2Luiz Bonfá1972Album
IntrospectionLuiz Bonfá1972Album
SanctuaryLuiz Bonfá1971Album
The New Face Of BonfáLuiz Bonfá1970Album
Manha De Carnaval - OrfeeAntonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfá1970Single
BonfáLuiz Bonfá1968Album
AguacateLuiz Bonfá1968Single
Amazonas / Mrs. RobinsonLuiz Bonfá1968Single
Black Orpheus ImpressionsLuiz Bonfá1968Album
Rio With LoveLuiz Bonfá1968Single
Pour Un Amour LointainVladimir Cosma / Luiz Bonfá1968Single
Black Orpheus ImpressionsLuiz Bonfá1968Album
Black Orpheus ImpressionsLuiz Bonfá1968Album
Plays Great SongsLuiz Bonfá1968Album
Luiz BonfáLuiz Bonfá1967Album
Summer Summer Wind / Love BirdsLuiz Bonfá1967Single
Favorite Screen ThemeMaurice Leclerc And His Orchestra, The Graeme Bartlett Combo, Luiz Bonfá, Mimis Plessas Orchestra1966Single
The Gentle Rain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack RecordingLuiz Bonfá / Eumir Deodato1965Album
The Brazilian SceneLuiz Bonfá1965Album
BrazilianaLuiz Bonfá & Maria Toledo1965Album
Sambura / Whistle SambaLuiz Bonfá & Maria Toledo1965Single
Violão Boêmio Vol. 2Luiz Bonfá1964Album
RioPaul Winter / Luiz Bonfá / Roberto Menescal / Luiz Eça1964Album
Recado NovoLuiz Bonfá1963Album
Le Ore Dell'AmoreLuiz Bonfá1963Single
TristezaLuiz Bonfá, Oscar Castro-Neves, Lalo Schifrin1963Album
Jazz Samba Encore!Stan Getz / Luiz Bonfá1963Album
Jazz Samba Encore!Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfá1963Single
Plays And Sings Bossa NovaLuiz Bonfá1963Album
Bossa NovaCaterina Valente And Luiz Bonfá1963Single
Caterina Valente E Luiz BonfáCaterina Valente E Luiz Bonfá1963Album
Festival Da Bossa NovaJoão Gilberto, Pery Ribeiro, Walter Wanderley, Isaura Garcia, Luiz Bonfá1963Compil.
O Violao E O SambaLuiz Bonfá1962Album
Le Roi De La Bossa NovaLuiz Bonfá1962Album
NotávelLuiz Bonfá1962Single
Luiz BonfáLuiz Bonfá1961Single
A Voz E O ViolãoLuiz Bonfá1960Album
Passeio No RioLuiz Bonfá1960Single
Meu Querido ViolãoLuiz Bonfá1959Album
Bande Originale Du Film Orfeu Negro / Samba De Orfeu / Manha De CarnavalLuiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria1959Single
The Original Sound Track Of The Movie Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)Antonio Carlos Jobim And Luiz Bonfá1959Album
O Violao De Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfá1959Album
BonfafáFafá Lemos, Luiz Bonfá1958Album
Ritmos ContinentaisLuiz Bonfá1958Album
Toca Melodias Das AméricasLuiz Bonfá1958Album
¡Amor! The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfá1958Album
Alta VersatilidadeLuiz Bonfá1957Album
Noite E DiaLuiz Bonfá E Ed Lincoln1957Album
Violão BoêmioLuiz Bonfá1957Album
De Cigarro Em CigarroLuiz Bonfá E Jorge Henrique1956Album
Orfeu Da ConceiçãoLuiz Bonfá & Roberto Paiva & Antonio Carlos Jobim1956Album
Luiz BonfáLuiz Bonfá1955Album
Manha De Carnaval / Samba Do OrfeuLuiz BonfáSingle
AguacateLuiz BonfáAlbum
Nuestros Momentos / Lamento En El MorroLuiz BonfáSingle
Músicas De Luiz Bonfá Do Filme "Sócio De Alcova"Luiz BonfáSingle
Caterina Canta Em Português Bossa NovaCaterina Valente, Luiz Bonfá E Orchester Addy FlorSingle
Bossa Nova Guitar & HawaiianLuiz BonfáAlbum
Luiz Bonfá Et Sa Guitare BohemeLuiz BonfáSingle
Orfeu Negro (11) Samba De OrfeuLuiz Bonfá, Jacques-Henry Rys, André Salvet, Marcel CamusAlbum
Cantiga Da Vida / SorrindoLuiz BonfáSingle
What's New / Guitar Cha-Cha (Bonfa Cha-Cha)Luiz BonfáSingle
Deixa / The Shade Of The Mango TreeBaden Powell / Luiz BonfáSingle
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