Sunday, November 05, 2006

Rogerio Duprat 1932 - 2006


the man behind the beautiful and insane orchestrations on many of the classic Tropicalia records (the Gal Cost album with "Baby" on it comes to mind) died last week, there was an obituary in the Times here. he made one album under his own name that i was never able to locate on vinyl even in Brazil, and while it was reissued on CD, the copy i have sounds terrible...still, you gotta have it. the guy was a total genius and orchestrated pop music unlike anyone else.