Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dilermando Reis

Dilermando Reis (1916-1977) was an accompliced master of the Brazilian guitar tradition founded by the likes of Americo Jacomino Canhoto and João Pernambuco. He was born in in São Paulo, but lived most of his life in Rio de Janeiro, where he worked actively in radio and recordings. Reis worked also as a teacher of the guitar and as a composer . He played different types of guitar music and recorded pieces by renowned composers , as well as popular Brazilian composers. His preference was the traditional Brazilian guitar style: waltzes and choros. He recorded more of his own compositions, many of which became standards of Brazilian popular guitar.
A career profile and some soundclips available at AMG


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