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This tight trio, led by the Bossa Nova drummer, Milton Banana, was made up of extremely accomplished and prolific musicians, all of whom had contributed to classics of Bossa Nova by artists such as Gilberto, Getz , Jobim and Toquinho. Milton himself had drummed on João Gilberto’s 1959 hit Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim/ Vinicius de Moraes). He later had a relationship with Elza Soares . Banana was acording to Ruy Castro ‘a mad Botafogo fan’ who enjoyed a drink- his reaction at losing out to Mané Garrincha in the romance stakes is, as far as I know, unrecorded.
This is the Trio’s 1968 Odeon LP.

Drums- Milton Banana (Antônio de Souza 1935 – 1998)
Piano – Wanderley (Walter Wanderley 1932 – 1986)
Bass- Azeitona (any information welcome)


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