BIOGRAPHY / DISCOGRAPHY

Raul de Souza

BIOGRAPHY

Raul de Souza, whose real name is João Jose Pereira de Souza, was born on the 23rd of August 1934 in Rio de Janeiro.

Over the past decades, this brilliant trombonist has reinvented Brazilian music, and Brazilian Jazz in particular, of which he has become an icon.

His last album « Brazilian Samba Jazz » celebrates 60 years of career.

From Bossa Nova to Samba in the 60s, surrounded by Sérgio Mendes and Milton Nascimento, Raul experimented Funk in the 80s with his friend George Duke and Hard Bop with Sonny Rollins. He also recorded with Flora Purim, Airto Moreira and Cal Tjader.

Raul de Souza invented the « Souzabone », a specific type of electric trombone.

His album “Colors” has become a topic of study at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Raul de Souza played in major Jazz festivals and is universally known as the greatest « live » Jazz trombonist.

Having lived in the USA for a while, he currently shares his time between Brazil and Paris.


DISCOGRAPHY

CD RS A VONTADE MESMO
À Vontade mesmo (RCA Brail, 1965)
CD RS OS COBRAS
Os Cobras (RCA Brasil, 1966)
CD RS INTERNATIONAL HOT
International Hot (RCA, 1968)
CD RS COLORS
Colors (Milestone, 1974) 
CD RS SWEET LUCY
Sweet Lucy (Capitol, 1977)
CD RS DON'T ASK MY NEIGHBORS
Don’t ask my neighbors (Capitol,1978)
CD RS TIL TOMORROW COMES
‘Til Tomorrow Comes (Capitol, 1979)
CD RS VIVA VOLTA
Viva Volta (Top Tape, 1986)
CD RS 20 PREFERIDAS
20 Preferidas Raul de Souza (GBR,1996)

 

CD RIO
Rio (Mix Casa / Eldorado 1998) with Conrad Herwig
CD RS NO PALCO
No Palco ! Raul de Souza (Inter CD Records, 2000)
CD RS ELIXIR
Elixir (Nocturne Tratore, 2005)
CD RS JAZZMIM
Jazzmim (Biscoito Fino, 2006)
CD RS SOUL CREATION
Soul & Creation (Fantasma Sound & Vision, 2008)
CD RS BOSSA ETERNA
Bossa Eterna (Biscoito Fino, 2008)
CD RS DVD UNIVERSO MUSICAL
DVD – O Universo Musical de Raul de Souza (SeloSesc Sp 2012)
CD RS VOILA
Voilá (Selo Sesc SP – Fnac Brasil 2012)
CD RS BSJ
Brazilian Samba Jazz (Encore Merci / Rue Stendhal 2016)