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Laurindo Almeida

1917 - 1995

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Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian guitarist and composer in classical, jazz, and Latin music. He and Bud Shank were pioneers in the creation of bossa nova. Almeida was the first guitarist to receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurindo Almeida has received more than 162,297 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Laurindo Almeida is the 1,316th most popular musician (down from 996th in 2019), the 506th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 360th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Brazilian Musician.

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Laurindo Almeida ranks 1,316 out of 2,662Before him are Joe Hahn, Oscar Pettiford, Guru Josh, LiSA, Paweł Mąciwoda, and Bobby Timmons. After him are Ryo Kawasaki, Michael Angelo Batio, Manu Katché, Graham Gouldman, Nuno Bettencourt, and Bronisław Kaper.

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Among people born in 1917, Laurindo Almeida ranks 223Before him are José Luis Sampedro, Bagrat Shinkuba, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Madeleine Robinson, Durward Knowles, and J. L. Mackie. After him are William P. Gottlieb, Miroslav Brozović, Fyodor Khitruk, Henry Carlsson, Marion Donovan, and Earl Cameron. Among people deceased in 1995, Laurindo Almeida ranks 210Before him are Kalpana Datta, Nicolas Slonimsky, V. J. Sukselainen, Albert W. Tucker, Albrecht Unsöld, and Katherine DeMille. After him are Aldo Gordini, J. William Fulbright, Reinhard Furrer, Frank Silva, Julián Berrendero, and Henry Roth.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Laurindo Almeida ranks 506 out of 2,067Before him are Edinho (1955), Rildo da Costa Menezes (1942), João Ubaldo Ribeiro (1941), Américo Castro (1885), Christian Fittipaldi (1971), and João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920). After him are Alessandra Ambrosio (1981), Erico Verissimo (1905), Jorginho Putinatti (1959), Nathalia Timberg (1929), Alcindo (1945), and Guy Ecker (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Laurindo Almeida ranks 20Before him are Rita Lee (1947), Max Cavalera (1969), Luiz Bonfá (1922), Airto Moreira (1941), Ivan Lins (1945), and Pixinguinha (1897). After him are Igor Cavalera (1970), Kiko Loureiro (1972), Eliane Elias (1960), Marisa Monte (1967), Andreas Kisser (1968), and Seu Jorge (1970).