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Baden Powell (6 August 1937 – 26 September 2000) was one of the most prominent and celebrated Brazilian guitarists and guitar composers of his time. He explored the instrument to its utmost limits, playing it in a distinctive, unique manner, incorporating virtuoso classical techniques together with popular harmony and swing. He performed in many styles, including bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz and música popular brasileira. He performed on stage during most of his lifetime, and recorded an extensive discography… read more

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  • Avatar for juliacfonseca
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    Name one guitar player better than Baden Powell, you can't and you know it.
  • Avatar for kali-semisha
    Maestro
  • Avatar for shakedatthang
    Currently working on a bossa nova'y drum & bass tune sampling both 'Violão vadio' and his cover of 'Shaddow Of Your Smie' and a spoken intro of his from one of his live records, awww ye.
  • Avatar for shakedatthang
    DrKerryKing. I have checked them out, thank you for your recommendations. Completely forgot to thank you for this.
  • Avatar for vturi
    Mestre da música brasileira.
  • Avatar for DrKerryKing
    @shakedatthang you should try looking at Luiz Bonfá's work from the 70's, as well as the work of Sebastião Tapajós, both were extremely good guitarrists, and in some way similar to Baden. Take a look at "Coisas" from Moacir Santos too.
  • Avatar for shakedatthang
    I'm not gonna go on some anti-mainstream spiel, because that's not what this is about. But can anyone turn me in the direction of some less slick bossa nova and something more raw and immediate like Baden Powell's work? I like the sounds of most of the big names in bossa just fine, but it's not the sleazy and slick sound I'm most interested in. Baden Powell is a world of his known to me in my appreciation of bossa and I'm looking for more of it.
  • Avatar for ricz_dm
    Absolutamente genial. Eu gostaria de ter 1% do talento do mestre apenas, isso bastaria para me tornar feliz! E acho incrível como a arte dele foi tão pouco difundida e divulgada, perto do que realmente merecia. Uma ode ao mestre, que o tempo faça a correção necessária na história.
  • Avatar for dgasparetti
    Tenho todos os 58 discos originais do Baden em mp3. Se alguém tiver interesse, é só me mandar uma mensagem :) I have all 58 original Baden albums in mp3. If anyone's interested, just give me a shout :)

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