Ivan Lins

Genres: World
Tags: mpb bossa nova brasil brazil brazilian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1945, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Because Lins’ father was a graduate engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ivan was raised in both Brazil and the USA. In Brazil, he pursued his own studies and was also seriously considering a sporting career but sensed that music might offer a more fulfilling future. While growing up, he had heard and enjoyed American big band music on radio and records and when he 18 attended a live performance by pianist Luiz Eca with his Tanuba Trio, a Brazilian jazz-bossa nova group. Inspired by this experience, Lins began learning to play piano and within a couple of years was playing professionally in Rio de Janeiro nightspots. An early composition, ‘Madalena’, was recorded by the popular Brazilian artist Elis Regina and sold very well, not only in Brazil but also in Europe.

During the 80s, Lins was introduced by percussionist Paulinho Da Costa to record producer Quincy...

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