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Oscar Castro-Neves

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: May 15, 1940 | Died: September 27, 2013    

Oscar Castro-Neves

Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, he is equally well known for his distinctive guitar style and as an accomplished record producer who has worked with dozens of major artists in a wide range of jazz, popular, Brazilian and classical idioms.

Famed jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote of Oscar, “The crystalline beauty of his arrangements is matched by the rare delicacy with which they are interpreted. Castro-Neves is incapable of creating a dull moment, but that is an understatement: He is only capable of generating rhythmic, harmonic and melodic joy.”...
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  • Live at Blue Note Tokyo

    Zoho Music
    2012
  • All One

    Mack Avenue Records
    2006
  • More Than Yesterday

    Telarc
    1991
  • Oscar!

    Telarc
    1987
  • Brazilian Scandals

    Telarc
    1987

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Live at Blue Note Tokyo
Zoho Music (2012)

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