Luiz Mainzi da Cunha Eça (April 3, 1936 – May 24, 1992) was a Brazilian jazz samba and bossa nova pianist from Rio de Janeiro, probably best known for his 1960s work with the bossa nova Tamba Trio/Tamba 4 (with Helcio Milito and Bebeto Castilho). Trained as a classical pianist, Eça created a formal, but stunning approach to bossa nova classics such as "The Hill" by Antonio Carlos Jobim and works by Edu Lobo. His own composition, the Dolphin, is considered a jazz standard, being recorded by artists as diverse as Stan Getz, Bill Evans and Denny Zeitlin. The Tamba 4 group also featured Otávio Bailly, who eventually replaced Bebeto.[1]

Luiz Eça
Birth nameLuiz Mainzi da Cunha Eça
Born(1936-04-03)April 3, 1936
OriginRio de Janeiro, Brazil
DiedMay 24, 1992(1992-05-24) (aged 56)
Years active1960s–980s
LabelsA&M
Associated actsTamba Trio, Tamba 4

He is a descendant of José Maria de Eça de Queiroz.

Discography as a leaderEdit

  • Luiz Eça e cordas (1965)
  • Piano e Cordas, Volume II (1970)
  • Antologia Do Piano (1976)
  • Onda Nova do Brasil (1978)
  • Luiz Eça (1983)
  • Triângulo (1985)
  • Trio (1991)
  • Encontro Marcado (1992)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Neder, Alvaro. "Luís Eça Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-24.

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