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.
In 1999 he recorded his album, Cinema: A Romantic Vision, for which he received a Grammy nomination for Best Arrangement. This album features Caymmi’s excellent renditions of classic songs and themes from popular movies. Included on this album are Caymmi’s versions of “Pink Panther” (by Henry Mancini), “My Favorite Things” (by Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers), “James Bond Main Theme” (by John Barry), “I Believe I Can Fly” (by R. Kelly), plus many other movie classics.
Caymmi is accompanied on this album by an acclaimed group of international musicians, such as Abraham Laboriel (bass), Paulo da Costa (percussion), Billy Childs (piano), Tom Scott (sax), Tim Weston (guitar). The album also features guest vocal performances by Arnold McCuller and Carmen Bradford.