Brazilian Dori Caymmi is an internationally-known artist/songwriter/arranger/guitarist who is highly respected for creating his unique musical blend of pop, jazz and Brazilian elements. He has recorded many solo albums, albums with ensemble groups, and soundtrack albums. The son of legendary Brazilian composer Dorival Caymmi, he is a two-time Grammy Award winner (for Best Latin Song and Best Latin Samba Recording), and he has been nominated for several other Grammy Awards, plus other prestigious awards such as Playboy and TV Globo Music Festival.
Caymmi recorded his excellent album Influencias in 2004, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Brazilian album. This album pays tribute to the great artists and composers who have influenced Caymmi over the years. Notably, Caymmi honors his father, legendary Brazilian composer Dorival Caymmi, by recording his father’s songs, “La Vem A Baiana” and “Acontece Que Es Sou Baiana.” Caymmi also records such classic compositions as “Linda Flor,” “Cocapabana, “Berimbau” and “Faceira.”
Caymmi is accompanied on this album by an acclaimed group of international musicians, such as Abraham Laboriel and Jimmy Johnson (bass), Paulo da Costa (percussion), Billy Childs and Bill Cantos (piano), and Teco Cardoso (flute).