Toninho Horta: An Influential Guitarist

Toninho Horta – Moon River – Heineken Concerts – 1999

By Miche Archetto:

Tonino Ahorta is a fine Brazilian guitarist and composer that has influenced many younger musicians, including Pat Metheny, who – according to wikipedia – considers him to be “one of the world’s great ‘composers’ on nylon-string guitar”. Here Tonino interprets the famous tune “Moonriver” by Henri Mancini, giving a flavour of his sense of Harmony and his chords progressions that “defy gravity” (again Pat Metheny words).

“Influential composer/guitarist with a developed personal style of harmonization, Toninho Horta has had extensive participation in other artists’s projects, and has also recorded more than ten solo albums (having special guests like Pat Metheny, Naná Vasconcelos, and Eliane Elias), many of them released internationally. Some of his hits as composer are “Diana” (with Fernando Brant), “O Céu De Brasília” (with Fernando Brant), “Durango Kid” (with Fernando Brant), “Dona Olímpia” (with Ronaldo Bastos), “Beijo Partido,” and “Manuel, O Audaz” (with Fernando Brant).” More on his youtube channel..

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