Milton Nascimento was born in 1942 in Rio De Janeiro, to a very humble single Mother. Milton's mother was a maid and worked with a quite rich family, in a big luxurious house, where Milton was taken to for a while, until Maria do Carmo (his mother) was fired. Unemployment in the 40's in Brazil meant hunger and poverty. When faced with this, Maria do Carmo, put Milton for adoption, and he was, by the same rich family that had previously employed before. When Milton was 18 months old, Maria do Carmo died. So the Adoptive parents took care of Milton's education, and as they were deeply connected to music, she was a music teacher and he was a radio station owner, Milton was taught Music from an early age. He was then taken to the town of Três Pontas in Minas Gerais. By the age of Thirteen Milton was already an occasional DJ in his father's Radio, a member of two Samba Schools and already played for audiences in Bawls and Parties. Early in his career he moved to Belo Horizonte and was one of the founders of the Clube de Esquina movement. After a Tv Appearance with the mythical Singer Elis Regina his career catapulted and in 1967 he released his Debut called Milton Nascimento (Travessia).
Best Tracks - "Travessia", "Três Pontas", "Irmão De Fé", "Catavento", "Morro Velho" and "Outubro". Travessia is a start of one of the best Musician's in Brazil's history. Milton Nascimento mixes Traditional Brazilian Sounds and Samba with a Classic Jazz feel. The lyrics are also very good, and it is a shame that there are many people who won't understand it due to language differences. it is not Milton's best but it is a Landmark in World Music.
Milton Nascimento (Travessia Personnel):- Milton Nascimento - Vocals, Guitar.
- Luiz Eca - Piano, Vocals.
- Bebeto - Flute, Vocals.
- Ohana - Drums, Vocals.
- Dorio - Bass, Vocals.
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