|Birth Day||May 13, 1936|
|Age||84 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Oct 8, 1999 (age 63)|
His first LP was titled Bossa Nova, Nova Bossa and was released in 1963.
He performed with such notable groups as Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and began collaborating with musician Sérgio Mendes during the 1970s.
He was inspired as a young man by the jazz artistry of Bill Evans and George Shearing.