Ife was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and turned professional
in 1970 . He has recorded and/or toured throughout Brazil performing with
some of the very known artists such as Nana' Vasconcelos, Toninho Horta,
Nara Leao, Sivuca, Fagner, Dominguinhos, Paulo Moura, Guinga, Toninho
Ferragutti, Vagner Tiso to name but a few.
BRAZIL IN BLACK & WHITE - A TRIBUTE TO CHICO
São Paulo guitarist & singer IFE TOLENTINO
presents a fitting tribute to Brazil's most revered contemporary artist,
composer and poet, CHICO BUARQUE. This selection of songs covers both
Chico's original material, itself some of the finest examples of Brazilian
songwriting, juxtaposed with songs which may or may not have influenced
his own creative output. The album features the beautiful guitar playing
of one of Britain's finest musicians, JOHN PARRICELLI, as well as special
guest WALMIR GIL on trumpet and flugel horn. The rhythm arrangements and
production were carried out by CHRIS WELLS (bass and percussion).