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 this excellent album Contemporaneos in 2003, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Brazilian album. The material on this album consists of Caymmi’s choice of contemporary Brazilian songs and composers that includes Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque among others. All of the songs are sung beautifully in Portuguese. Caymmi sings on several of these songs, and on some cuts he sings duets with his guest artists.
Caymmi is accompanied on this album by an acclaimed group of international musicians, such as M. Shapiro and Jurim Moreira (drums), Paulo da Costa (percussion), Billy Childs and Bill Cantos (piano). Renowned guest artists include: Caetano Veloso; Chico Buarque; Danilo Caymmi; Nana Caymmi; Edu Lobo; and Renato Braz.