A sad farewell to the great Paulo Moura

Posted on July 13, 2010

The legendary instrumentalist/composer/arranger Paulo Moura died last night in Rio de Janeiro after a fight with lymphoma.  He would have been 78 years old on July 14th.

A virtuoso on both saxophone and clarinet, Moura was famous for his versatility, performing virtually all styles of Brazilian music, from choro, samba, jazz and folk, to classical orchestral.

He won a Latin Grammy in 2000 for the best Brazilian roots album and was nominated again in 2004 for best Latin instrumental album.

He was a vital and inspirational presence on the Brazilian music scene for many years.  He will be deeply missed.

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