No site that even touches on the subject of Brazilian music would be complete without a feature on one of the great musicians of the 20th century, Baden Powell de Aquino (1937-2000)…
Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino was a boyhood virtuoso- he loved jazz and swing but traditional Brazilian music was his main interest. From age 19 he played almost exclusively on a classical guitar, and his compositions fused all styles of Brazilian music whilst also showing the influence of African rhythms and jazz. His style also reflects this – very rhythmic like samba but also comfortable playing Bach and Chopin.
Like many fans of Brazilian music I feel indebted to Zecalouro and his outstanding Loronix site.
Here are links to some Baden Powell records excellently presented on Loronix: