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Raul de Souza

Raul de Souza

born on 23/8/1934 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

died on 13/6/2021

Raul de Souza

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Raul de Souza (born August 23, 1934, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), also known as Raulzinho, is a trombonist who has recorded with Sérgio Mendes, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Sonny Rollins, Cal Tjader and the jazz/fusion band Caldera.[1]

Life and career

American producer, composer and pianist, George Duke, was brought in to produce de Souza's first and second album releases for Capitol in the mid-1970s, Sweet Lucy and Don't Ask My Neighbors. In 1979, Souza released 'Til Tomorrow Comes, an Arthur Wright production with many of the top soul session players in Los Angeles. This recording was devoid of any jazz and was an effort to jump aboard the disco/funk bandwagon. Colors, his earlier album for Milestone, is available on CD as part of the Original Jazz Classics series from Fantasy Records.

In the early 1960s, he was a member of Sérgio Mendes’ original Bossa Rio group. In the late ’60s, a second, more pop-oriented Bossa Rio group was led by keyboardist Manfredo Fest (Mendes was the producer of their two albums).

He has appeared at many international jazz festivals and after living and working in the United States for many years, he has returned to live in Brazil where he continues to play and compose.


As leader

  • Colors (Milestone, 1975)
  • Sweet Lucy (Capitol, 1977)
  • Don't Ask My Neighbors (Capitol/EMI, 1978)
  • Till Tomorrow Comes (Capitol, 1979)
  • Viva Volta Inverno & Verao, (RGE, 1986)
  • 20 Preferidas (RGE, 1996)
  • Rio (Mix House, 1999)
  • Elixir (Tratore, 2004)
  • Jazzmim (Biscoito Fino, 2006)
  • Soul & Creation (PAO, 2008)
  • Bossa Eterna (Biscoito Fino, 2008)
  • Brazilian Samba Jazz (Encore Merci, 2016)
  • Blue Voyage (Selo, 2018)

As sideman

  • Caldera, Caldera (Capitol/EMI, 1976)
  • David Feldman, Horizonte (2016)
  • Hermeto Pascoal, Slaves Mass (Warner Bros., 1977)


  1. ^ Biography, AllMusic

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