(b. Niteroi, RJ, Brazil, October 10, 1930)
(d. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, February 19, 2008)
Brazilian trumpeter Araken Peixoto passed away at age 77. Brother of pianist Moacir and singer Cauby Peixoto, he was very active during the 50s and 60s both in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro nightclubs. Araken, cousin of samba singer Cyro Monteiro, was very influenced by Harry James, Eddie Calvert and Ernie Royal. In the 80s, he recorded a couple of albums for the São Paulo-based label Eldorado, "Um Piston Dentro da Noite".
Thursday, February 21, 2008
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