Brazilians of Argentine descent
Claudio Slon was a notable Brazilian jazz drummer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He performed in a variety of Latin music genres, including Latin pop, Latin jazz, Brazilian pop and Easy pop.
The son of a classical violinist and a ballet instructor, Slon was raised in Sao Paulo, and began recording professionally at an early age, taking first place in a national poll of jazz critics while still a teenager. He performed alongside his father in the Sao Paulo Philharmonic, before appearing with the Walter Wanderley Trio, as well as Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66 and Brasil 77 during the 1960s and 1970s.
He also appeared on many Brazilian sessions overseen by Creed Taylor for the Verve label, including A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness by Astrud Gilberto and The Walter Wanderley Trio, Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and ''Samba '68by Marcos Valle. Although a total of three drummers are generally credited on the Jobim Wave'' release and reissues, it is Slon who is playing the drum set; Bobby Rosengarden and Dom Um Romao play only percussion on the record.
The Official Claudio Slon Website
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