Baden Powell de Aquino was born in Varre-e-Sai in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father, a scouting enthusiast, named him after Robert Baden-Powell. When he was three, his family relocated to a suburb in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The new surroundings proved profoundly influential. ...show more
Baden Powell de Aquino was born in Varre-e-Sai in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father, a scouting enthusiast, named him after Robert Baden-Powell. When he was three, his family relocated to a suburb in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The new surroundings proved profoundly influential.
His house was a stop for popular musicians during his formative years. He soon started guitar lessons with Jayme Florence, a famous Choro guitarist in the 1940s. He proved a young virtuoso, having won many talent competitions before he was a teenager. At age fifteen, he was already playing professionally, accompanying singers and bands in various styles.
As a youngster, he was fascinated by Swing and Jazz, but his main influences were firmly rooted in the Brazilian guitar canon. He first achieved notoriety in 1959 by convincing Billy Blanco, who was an established singer and songwriter to put lyrics to one of his compositions. The result was called "Samba Triste" and very successful. It has been covered by many artists, including Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd in their seminal LP Jazz Samba. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Baden Powell
Os Afro Samba
Miti e Suoni del Brasile con Baden Powell - I lunedì del Sistina (9 febbraio 1976)
BADEN POWELL Love me with Guitar Samba triste
The Best of Baden Powell, Vol. 2
The Best of Baden Powell, Vol. 1
The Baden Powell Collection
Guitar Poet (Jazz Club)
Back To Brasil
Rio Das Valsas
At The Rio Jazz Club
O Universo Musical
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