João Donato & Deodato – DonatoDeodato (1973)

João Donato & Deodato – DonatoDeodato
1973 Muse Records MR 5017

Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi
24-bit 192 khz – 1.22 GB | 24 bit 96 khz – 645 MB | 220 MB 16-bit 44.1 khz
Jazz-Funk – Latin – Brazilian


Dr. Vibes’ 12 Days of Christmas – Day 5:  Quite a lineup on this short gem of a record. I mean, if I could have added Chuck Rainey, Idris Muhammad, and Phil Upchurch to it, it would have been PERFECT but heck, I’ll take this…  This is a nice, short, mildly psychedelic jazz-funk gem, if not quite the explosive results you might expect for a meeting of the minds like Donato & Deodato.  Ray Barretto and Airto are kept on kind of a short leash, for example.  Considering the total album time clocks in at around 30 minutes, one wonders why they couldn’t have stretched out a little more on a few of these tunes.  The band surely could have handled it.


A1 Whistle Stop 4:00
A2 Where’s J.D.? 5:52
A3 Capricorn 6:00
B1 Nightripper 6:31
B2 You Can Go 5:15
B3 Batuque 4:03

Recorded At – Sound Ideas Studios
Published By – Kenya Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Muse Records
Record Company – Blanchris, Inc.
Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN

Congas – Ray Barretto
Drums – Allan Schwartzberg
Flute, Whistle – Romeo Penque
Guitar – Bob Rose
Harmonica – Mauricio Einhorn
Keyboards – João Donato
Keyboards, Arranged By, Conductor – Eumir Deodato
Percussion – Airto
Trombone – Michael Gibson
Trumpet – Randy Brecker

Producer, Recorded By – George Klabin
Design [Album], Illustration – Olga Romero
Liner Notes – Joel Vance

Recorded March 26 & April 10, 1973

Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): MR-5017-A-1-1-1 PR
Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): MR-5017-B-1-1-1 PR

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24 bit 96 khz

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  1. awesome,thank you!!

  2. This is a nice, enjoyable record. Glad to have it. Thank you! Whenever I see Airto’s name I always flash back to a few Grateful Dead concerts I saw where Airto sat in with the drummers for the drums segment.

  3. Thanks! Re why the tracks aren’t stretched out – now I can’t find where I read it recently, but apparently part of the reason that this album is so short is that Donato just disappeared halfway through the sessions, unannounced, and the album needed to be completed without him (he apparently isn’t on a few of the tracks). The title “Where’s J.D.?” refers to this disappearance, although to my ears it’s him on rhodes for that one.

  4. Hi.
    Please, could it be possible to re-up this one again?
    Anyway, thank you very much for all the effort here!

  5. Could you please re up the 24 96 rip please?

  6. a belated thanks Obrigadissimo!!!

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