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Arthur Verocai at Thalia Hall

Posted by Ticketmaster on April 22, 2023


Thalia Hall
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL


Tue, August 15, 2023
8:00 pm

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Brazilian folk-jazz composer and arranger Arthur Verocai was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 17, 1945. The product of a classical music education, he first earned widespread attention in 1966, when Leny Andrade recorded his song Olhando o Mar for her LP We Are There. Embracing the contemporary pop, soul, and jazz sounds emerging from both sides of the equator, Verocai gradually honed a sweeping orchestral psych-funk sensibility not far removed from American producers like David Axelrod and Charles Stepney. Despite collaborations with artists including Paulinho Tapajs, Elis Regina, and Creuza Maria, he nevertheless was forced to maintain a civil engineering position until 1969, when he scored the theatrical production Is the Greater and arranged sessions for Gal Costa, Marcos Valle, Quarteto Em Cy, Erasmo Carlos, Jorge Ben and others...

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