Deodato at Ronnie Scott's
uploaded this event on March 24, 2014
Brazilian-born keyboardist, arranger and producer Eumir Deodato has racked up 16 platinum records, while his discography, including compilations and all his work as arranger, producer and keyboardist, surpasses over 450 albums. But despite such a successful career, the man known as simply 'Deodato' will always be best known for his brilliant adaptation of the Richard Strauss classicalopus, "Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)". Taken from his classic 1972 CTI recording Prelude, the unlikely hit sold over a million copies and catapulted Deodato to international stardom. Today, his legacy can be found in a host of songs as artists as diverse as Fun Loving Criminals, Fatboy Slim and Lupe Fiasco have sampled his music, while forty years on he reunited with fellow CTI musicians Billy Cobham, Airto alongside Al Jarreau to release 'The Crossing' on Expansion Records...