Eumir Deodato de Almeida (born 22 June 1942) is a Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and record producer, primarily in jazz but who has been known for his eclectic melding of genres, such as pop, rock, disco, rhythm and blues, classical, Latin and bossa nova.
Deodato has arranged and produced more than 500 records for acts such as Frank Sinatra, Roberta Flack, Björk and Christophe, as well as produced Kool & the Gang’s hits “Celebration”, “Ladies’ Night” and “Too Hot”.
Deodato was nominated for three Grammy Awards and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1974 for “Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001).” The song peaked at number 2 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 in March 1973. It reached number 7 on the British charts. (More)