Wednesday, December 23, 2020
The legendary Brazilian drummer João Palma recorded fabulous recordings with Sergio Mendes (the smash hit "Mas Que Nada" and the albums "Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66", "Equinox", "Look Around"), Antonio Carlos Jobim (the original version of "Waters of March" plus the albums "Tide", "Stone Flower", "Matita Perê" and "Urubu"), Frank Sinatra ("Sinatra & Company"), Paul Desmond ("Bridge Over Troubled Water"), Milton Nascimento ("Courage"), Walter Wanderley ("When It Was Done", "Moondreams"), Egberto Gismonti ("Água & Vinho"), Michael Franks ("Sleeping Gypsy"), Ithamara Koorax ("Love Dance", "IK Sings Getz/Gilberto"), Astrud Gilberto ("Gilberto With Turrentine"), Stanley Turrentine ("The Sugar Man") and many others. He often recorded alongside Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on many of those sessions, and became one of the favorite drummers of such arrangers as Claus Ogerman, Don Sebesky and Eumir Deodato. The record producer and NARAS-Grammy voting member Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Palma's friend for over four decades, discusses his brilliant career on this podcast.
(João Palma, Haroldo Jobim, Gastão Junior)
(Carlos Malta, Carlos Pingarilho, Ithamara Koorax, João Palma)
(João Palma and Rodrigo Lima during the sessions for the "Saga" album)