Is the drummer of Azymuth.
Ivan Conti Biography by Alvaro Neder
Human Factor - Milestone
Batuque Diferente
Pulsar - CID - 1999
Ivan Conti known as "Mamão". In   1963,   he   started   attending   the   Lane,   space   which   presented   various   artists   of   popular   and   Brazilian   instrumental   music,   such   as   Elis   Regina,   Dolores   Duran, Silvinha   Telles,   Leny   Andrade,   Jonny   Alf,   Dom   Um   Romao   and   Edison   Machado,   among   many   others   .   Taking   advantage   of   the   "jam   sessions"   battery,   he   began to   devote   himself   to   the   instrument,   starting   then   to   work   in   various   Rio   nightclubs,   performing   for   five   years   now   as   a   professional   drummer.   He   inaugurated the   playhouse   Canecão   (RJ),   with   the   rock   group   The   Youngsters   in   1968   and   joined   in   recording   studios,   participating   in   numerous   works   with   national   and international   artists.   He   participated   in   the   "Phono   73"   event,   organized   by   Phonogram   label   at   the   Anhembi   Convention   Center   (SP),   on   11,   12   and   13   May 1973.   This   year,   he   founded,   together   with   José   Bertrami   and   Ivan   Conti,   Azymuth   group   She   attended   by   various   artists   disks,   such   as   Roberto   Carlos,   Erasmo Carlos,   Marcos   Valle,   Paulinho   da   Viola,   Edu   Lobo,   MPB-4,   Alcyone,   Vinicius   de   Moraes,   Toquinho,   Agnaldo   Timothy,   Leny   Andrade,   Chico   Buarque,   Gal   Costa, Clara   Nunes   Maria   Bethania,   Raul   Seixas,   Quartet   in   Cy,   Rita   Lee   and   Jorge   Benjor,   among   others.   He   performed   with   several   orchestras   such   as   Orchestra   of the   National   Rio   de   Janeiro   Radio,   Orchestra   of   TV   Tupi,   under   the   baton   of   Maestro   Cipo,   TV   Globo   Orchestra,   Orchestra   Maestro   Gaya,   band   Poison,   Maestro Erlon   Chaves,   and   Orchestra   of   Paul   Mauriat   ,   on   tour   in   Brazil   and   Japan.Signed   the   production   of   the   CD   "Street   Samba",   "Samba   football"   and   "African   Brazil", all   of   Batuque   Group,   "The   Ipanemas,"   Wilson   das   Neves,   and   "My   Brazilian   friends,"   Jurgen   Sifelder.   He   starred   in   shows   of   Helena   Lima,   Ivon   Cury,   Taiguara, Roberto   Carlos,   Gal   Costa,   Rita   Lee,   Erasmo   Carlos,   Jorge   Ben   (now   Jorge   Benjor),   Leila   Pinheiro,   Elis   Regina,   Erlon   Chaves,   Elza   Soares,   Milton   Nascimento,   MPB- 4,   Os   Cariocas,   Mauro   Senise,   Marvio   Ciribelli,   Marcio   Montarroyos,   Victor   Biglione,   Raul   Seixas,   Marcus   Rezende,   Helio   Delmiro,   Miele,   Jerzy   Milewski,   Sadao Watanabe and Stanley Jordan, among others. He has his own compositions recorded by Mauro Senise and Batuque group, in addition to Azymuth group.
Ivan   Conti,   aka   "Mamão,"   is   the   drummer   of   Azymuth.   Also   having   developed   a   solo   career,   he   still   participated   in   the   recording   of   Eumir   Deodato's   Os Catedráticos   and   Paul   Mauriat's   (with   whose   orchestra   Conti   toured   Brazil   and   Japan)   Exclusively   Brazil.   In   the   early   '60s,   Conti   began   to   frequent   the   Beco   das Garrafas   (Bottles'   Alley)   in   Copacabana,   Rio,   where   bossa   nova   and   jazz   groups   were   featured   every   night.   At   the   beco,   several   important   artists   like   Elis   Regina debuted;   the   place   also   held   shows   by   consecrated   composers/performers   like   Johnny   Alf,   Leny   Andrade,   Dolores   Durán,   and   Silvinha   Telles,   among   others. Conti   the   young   amateur   sat   in   with   those   artists,   and   also   asked   advice   from   Edison   Machado,   another   regular.   With   his   group   the   Youngsters,   which   was   one of   the   most   important   supporting   groups   of   Jovem   Guarda,   Conti   opened   the   Canecão,   a   leading   popular   music   room   in   Rio   in   1968.   By   then   an   experienced sessionman,   he   recorded   with   other   studio   professionals   (the   Philips   keyboardist   and   arranger   José   Roberto   Bertrami   and   the   bassist   Alex   Malheiros),   and   on the   Marcos   Valle   soundtrack   for   the   film   O   Fabuloso   Fittipaldi.   As   Valle,   an   Odeon   artist,   couldn't   receive   credit   for   it,   the   trio   recorded   the   disc   as   Apolo   IV.   With one   of   the   album's   tracks,   "Azymuth,"   becoming   a   hit,   the   trio   took   that   name   as   its   definitive   denomination,   launching   their   first   album,   Azymuth,   in   1975.   Conti participated   in   several   jazz   festivals,   like   the   Playboy   Jazz   Festival,   Berkeley   Jazz   Festival,   Monterrey   Jazz   Festival,   Montreux   Festival,   Circus   Theater   Holland, Quartier   Latin   Berlin   and   the   Brazilian   Fest   Athens/Greece.   As   a   sideman,   he   worked   with   Chico   Buarque,   Vinicius   de   Moraes,   Toquinho,   Edu   Lobo,   Wanderléa, Roberto   Carlos,   Erasmo   Carlos,   and   Jorge   Benjor,   among   others.   He   also   performed   with   several   orchestras,   like   Paul   Mauriat's   (touring   Brazil   and   Japan),   Erlon Chaves'   Banda   Veneno,   Orquestra   da   Rádio   Nacional   do   Rio   de   Janeiro,   Orquestra   da   TV   Tupi,   and   Orquestra   da   TV   Globo.   He   worked   on   the   soundtrack   of   Bye, Bye, Brasil, and as a producer, worked with Grupo Batuque, Wilson das Neves, and Jürgen Sifelder.
Stanley   Jordan,   jazz   American   guitarist   performs   at   The   Club   in   São   Paulo   on   December   2   with   Brazilian   musicians   in   Ivan   battery   "Mamão"   Conti   and   bass Dudu   Lima.   They   made   many   concerts   in   country   and   interpreted   classics   of   Brazilian   music   and   bossa   nova,   and   also   classics   of   jazz   and   original   compositions. Stanley   Jordan   was   born   in   Chicago   on   July   31,   1959   and   began   his   career   playing   in   rock   bands   and   soul.   Throughout   his   career,   he   played   in   more   than   60 countries, on every continent.
Composer and Conductor
A   French   composer   Paul   Mauriat   (Marseille,   04.03.1925   –   3.11.2006,   Perpignan,   France)   is   probably   the   only   artist   who   managed   to   sum   up   the   history   of   world music   of   the   20th   century   in   his   exclusive   and   prolific   discography.   Being   a   son   of   the   European   counter-culture   with   an   excellent   education,   and   at   the   same time   a   lover   of   the   North   American   music,   jazz,   he   ventured   to   combine   elements   of   the   world   around   us,   everything   that   was   related   to   music,   culture   and technology. Ivan   Conti   (Mamão)   participated   and   his   own   orchestra,   breaking   the   cultural   limitations   of   Paris.   Among   many   others,   he   opened   Mexican   trumpet   players, which   he   alluded   to   more   than   once   in   the   future,   and   the   Brazilian   cellists   with   their   fantastic   technology   and   brilliant   performance.   In   the   70s   and   80s,   at   his concerts   of   live   music   Paul   Mauriat   used   backing   vocals   of   the   Brazilians:   Eve,   Maryse   and   Regina,   the   trio   «Esperança»   (Hope)   in   order   to   support   some   of   the numbers that he created for his concerts. He   also   participated   in   creation   of   commercials   in   Japan;   his   music   was   used   in   the   commercials   of   coffee   and   wine   brands.   At   the   moment,   there   is   production line   of   saxophones,   trumpets   and   accessories   under   the   brand   named   after   him.   For   several   decades,   Paul   Mauriat’s   compositions   served   as   soundtracks   for several TV programs, TV series, commercials and films of different countries. Mauriat   said   goodbye   to   the   scene   in   the   end   of   1998   at   a   concert   in   Osaka,   but   his   orchestra   has   still   successfully   continued   touring.   Initially   it   was   under   the guidance   of   the   pianist   Gilles   Gambus   who   worked   25   years   with   the   maestro   and   his   brother   Gerard,   and   now   it   is   under   the   leadership   of   the   trumpeter   Jean- Jacques   Justafre.   The   orchestra   mostly   performs   in   Asia,   where   it   has   loyal   admirers.   In   2002,   a   writer   and   a   columnist   Serge   Elaik   wrote   the   official   biography   of Paul Mauriat, which was called «Une vie en blue». Mauriat   died   at   the   age   of   81   at   his   home   in   southern   France,   in   Perpignan.   We   grew   up   with   his   bright   shiny   colors   and   a   fantastic   kaleidoscope   of   infinite forms,   bearing   his   name,   which   after   his   departure   was   left   as   a   legacy   that   we   must   also   maintain   high   after   our   life.   His   music,   interwoven   with   our   feelings, travels beyond space and time and is always perceived peacefully, and finally converted to water, air, earth, moon, stars and sun. His   art   is   always   present   in   our   dreams   and   in   our   daily   lives.   In   the   music,   which   gave   us   showers   in   the   hot   evenings,   the   fire   and   heat   on   the   coldest   nights,   it seems that the universe of souls and hearts, which he loved, is hidden with infinite kindness. The   wisdom   of   a   man   is   not   measured   by   his   academic   knowledge;   the   wisdom   of   a   man   is   determined   by   his   spiritual   projection.   Mauriat   spread   his   message to the world in the form of music. Modest,   discreet,   friendly,   Paul   Mauriat   will   always   be   with   us,   and   maybe   every   time   we   listen   to   his   music,   he   becomes   even   closer,   because   his   music   has lived   and   lives   in   harmony,   which   seems   endless.   The   stars   trembled   in   pain   on   November   3,   2006.   But   they   revived   and   began   to   shine   again   when   they   heard a borderless world of his music in the infinite life.