B. June 15, 1949 – Belo Horizonte, MG.
Brazilian songwriter, electric and acoustic guitarist, arranger, and singer.
He began his career on the stages of Belo Horizonte in 1966, where he met Milton Nascimento, with whom he participated in the Minas Gerais musicians’ movement that became world-renowned as Clube da Esquina.
In 1969, Nelson joined Quarteto Livre with Geraldo Azevedo, Naná Vasconcelos, and Franklin da Flauta. He also participated in the group , led by Luiz Eça, alongside Naná, Joyce, and . The group recorded the album Luiz Eça Y La Familia Sagrada in Mexico in 1970.
In 1971, Nelson Angelo, Joyce, Naná, Novelli, and Toninho Horta... Read More|
... founded the group A Tribo, which launched a compact on the Odeon label. That same year he recorded [m466474], an album which has gained cult status around the world.
In Europe, he recorded the album [m624137] in 1973, the same year he produced , in which he also performed as an instrumentalist.
Nelson Angelo composed several emblematic songs in Milton Nascimento’s career in the 1970s, including “Fazenda”, “Simples”, and “Canoa Canoa” (the latter with Fernando Brant), in addition to “Testamento” and “Sacramento”, with Milton himself.
In the 1980s he joined the group Turma do Funil, alongside Francis Hime, , Danilo Caymmi, Novelli, Cristina Buarque, Lula, and Olivia Hime and participated in Clube do Samba, created by João Nogueira.
As an instrumentalist, besides the work with Clube da Esquina, Nelson recorded with Elis Regina, Luiz Gonzaga, Dori Caymmi, Nana Caymmi, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Johnny Alf, Sérgio Mendes, Sarah Vaughan, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Tom Jobim and Miúcha recorded “Tiro Cruzado”, which Nelson wrote with Marcio Borges.
Nelson Angelo composed more than 50 songs with the poet Cacaso.
Other outstanding albums by this composer include Mineiro pau (1984), (1990), (2002), and Minas Em Meu Coração (2008). Rocinante is releasing the album [m2428018] in which Nelson Angelo revisits songs from various periods in his career, approaching them in a new and unique manner – Nelson is always creating.