| Sao Paulo, SP
Rita Lee (m. 1971–1977)
| Arnaldo Baptista|
| July 6, 1948 (age 67) (1948-07-06) |
Psychedelic rock, piano rock, progressive rock, tropicalismo, experimental
Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, producer
Piano, vocals, organ, synthesizer, bass guitar, guitar, drums, cello, clavinet
Os Mutantes, Patrulha do Espaco
Sergio Dias, Claudio Cesar Batista
Loki?, Singin' Alone, Let It Bed, Mutantes e Seus Cometas, Os Mutantes
Arnaldo Baptista Wikipedia
Arnaldo Dias Baptista ([aɾˈnawdu baˈtʃistɐ], born July 6, 1948, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian rock musician and composer.
Born to a lyric singer father and a pianist mother (Clarisse Leite), Baptista studied classical piano from 1955 to 1959, double bass from 1962 to 1963, and acoustic guitar from 1963 to 1965. In 1966 he formed the influential Os Mutantes band with his brother Sérgio Dias and Rita Lee, where he played bass guitar, keyboards and sang. Baptista left the band in 1973 due to disagreements with the other members of the band and the excessive use of LSD. In 1974 he tried to work as a musical producer, with no success. This motivated him to try a solo career, and in the same year, he released the album Lóki?, which is considered his best work.
Baptista recorded two albums with the band Patrulha do Espaço between 1977 and 1978, and later resumed his solo career. In 2006, Os Mutantes reunited without Rita Lee, and Baptista played with his brother Sérgio and the drummer Dinho Leme 33 years after originally leaving the band. In 2007 Baptista left the band again to pursue personal projects.
Baptista currently lives with his wife Lucinha Barbosa in the city of Juiz de Fora, where he spends most of his time painting, singing and writing songs. He is a vegetarian.With Os Mutantes
1968: Os Mutantes
1970: A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
1971: Jardim Elétrico
1972: Mutantes e Seus Cometas no País do Baurets
1992: O A e o Z (recorded in 1973)
2000: Tecnicolor (recorded in 1970)
2006: Mutantes Ao Vivo - Barbican Theatre, Londres 2006
1982: Singin' Alone
1987: Disco Voador
2004: Let It Bed
2013: Shining Alone – Ao Vivo 1981 (recorded in 1981; digital distribution only)
With Patrulha do Espaço
1988: Elo Perdido (recorded in 1977)
1988: Faremos uma Noitada Excelente (recorded in 1978)
2013: Elo Mais Que Perdido (recorded in 1977; digital distribution only)
1989: Sanguinho Novo... Arnaldo Baptista Revisitado
1995: Onde É Que Está o Meu Rock and Roll?