1970 João Donato – A Bad Donato

Bad Donato is an album by Brazilian composer João Donato, recorded in 1970 and featuring the fusion of MPB with jazz, funk rock and electronic. Later, he revealed that he did not know what he wanted or how he would record, but at the time he had all the support of the label, Blue Tumb Records.

Donato received a phone call from Eumir Deodato who, after hearing some demo songs, offered to make the arrangements. He was one of several musicians invited by Donato to accompany the orchestra of Stan Kenton. It was attended by musicians such as Bud Shank, Oscar Castro Neves, Dom Um Romão and Paulinho Magalhães.


1  The Frog (A Rã) (Joao Donato) 2:37
2  Celestial Showers (Joao Donato) 2:36
3  Bambu (Joao Donato) 2:20
4  Lunar Tune (Joao Donato) 4:56
5  Cadê Jordel (The Beautiful One) (Joao Donato) 2:07
6  Debutante’s Ball (Joao Donato) 3:00
7  Straight Jacket (Joao Donato) 3:27
8  Mosquito (Fly) (Joao Donato) 2:59
9  Almas Irmãs (Joao Donato) 1:53
10  Malandro (Joao Donato) 2:31



BassChuck Domanico
DrumsDom Um Romao
DrumsMark Stevens
GuitarWarren Klein
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
OrganJoão Donato
PianoJoão Donato
FluteBud Shank
SaxErnie Watts
SaxJack Nimitz
SaxDon Menza
SaxBill Hood
TromboneJimmy Cleveland
TromboneKen Shroyer
TrumpetConte Candoli
TrumpetPete Candoli
TrumpetJimmy Zito
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionEmil Richards

Liner Notes

Producer – Emil Richards
Arranged By – Eumir Deodato
Arranged By – João Donato
Creative Director (Time & Space) – Bob Krasnow, Tommy LiPuma
Mixed By – Gary Kellgren

Marketed By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles