Monday, January 7, 2019

R.I.P.: Julio Barbosa (1926-2019)

(born May 5, 1926 in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
died on January 7, 2019 in Munich, Germany)

R.I.P.: Julio Barbosa aka Julinho do Trompete, aged 92. Great Brazilian trumpeter, composer and arranger, based in Germany since 1975. 

Besides leading his own bands (which included such names as Oberdan Magalhães, Dom Salvador, Luiz Alves and Robertinho Silva), he also worked in Brazil with Elizeth Cardoso, Moacyr Silva, Moacir Santos (recording the legendary "Coisas" album), Paulo Alencar, Maestro Cipó, Waltel Branco, Paulinho Magalhães (on the combo Os Cobras), Eumir Deodato (as lead trumpeter on the album "Los Danseros En Bolero" by the Orquestra Los Danseros, later reissued as "Amor, Som E Bolero" by Don Camacho, "The Sound of The Night" by The Midnight Orchestra and "Lounge 64," finally under Deodato's name), and many others. 

He was also briefly a member of Severino Araujo's Orquestra Tabajara. 

In the 2000s, he formed a new group, called Embalo (Hermeto Pascoal, Dom Chacal and Azymuth's drummer Ivan Conti were festured on their debut album); recorded a full project in Rio with the UFRJazz Ensemble (led by José Rua); and often performed at the Unterfarht jazz club in Munich.

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