Pixinguinha (1898-1973)

Pixinguinha (Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho) is one of the great names in Brazilian music, worthy to stand next to Villa-Lobos and Tom Jobim. Here is some archival video footage of the great musician:

"If you have 15 volumes to speak about all Brazilian music, be sure it won’t be enough. However if you have a space enough for only one word, it is not all lost; write quickly: Pixinguinha." - Ary Vasconcelos, quoted by Sérgio Cabral, in his excellent biography of the great Pixinguinha.