LAURINDO ALMEIDA (1917 - 1995)
The Brazilian virtuoso guitarist Laurindo Almeida was an early exponent of Brazilian-Jazz,
influencing Stan Kentons orchestra in the 1940s. He was the first person to
record all the Preludes of his friend Villa-Lobos.
Almeidas best known piece is Braziliance, a return to the style
of the Brazilian chros.