Tuesday, September 5, 2017
R.I.P.: Candinho (1934-2017)
(born José Candido de Mello Mattos Sobrinho on February 8, 1934 in Lambari, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil;
died on September 4, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
R.I.P.: Candinho, great (and criminally underrated) Brazilian composer and guitarist, who recorded a few albums like "O Mergulhador" (with violin virtuoso Cussy de Almeida) and "Brazilian Trip" ("A Viagem" with the famous jazz duo Mitchell & Ruff.) He was married to legendary singer Sylvia Telles (1935-1966) and is the father of Claudia Telles, also a renowned songstress. His most frequent partners were lyricists Lula Freire and Marino Pinto, but he also collaborated with Ronaldo Boscoli and Paulo Cesar Pinheiro.