ALMIR SATER
(Campo Grande / MS, November 14, 1956)

            From a young age, he liked the sound of viola, which led him to study and play the guitar, and to perform at the age of 12 at Campo Grande Cultural Radio. In 1976, when he went to Rio de Janeiro, Almir Eduardo Melke Sater studied Law at Cândido Mendes College. Having found two miners playing in the Largo do Machado, he was enthusiastic that the music was their destination. He left college and returned to his city, forming the pair Lupe and Lampião.

In 1978, they enrolled in the Festival Sertanejo of TV Record, in São Paulo, conquering a 4th place. At that time, she moved to the São Paulo capital, participated in a group of the countrywoman Tetê Espíndola and accompanied the Bahia singer Diana Pequeno. Without having studied music, influenced at the beginning by the sertanejo singer Tião Carreiro, began to compose, it recorded its first LP Almir Sater (Continental seal, 1981), with pieces of its authorship Flower of the Love, the instrumental In the Quintal de Casa, and Old Friends (Of the more constant partner Paulo Simões), among others. The following year, RGE recorded the album Almir Sater: Doma, which marked several hits such as: Pantanal Train (Geraldo Roca, Paulo Simões), Galopada, Sonhos Guaranís (participation of Tetê Espíndola), Varandas , Paulo Simões). In 1985, he formed Comitiva Esperança, which for three months toured the motogrossense pantanal, searching for songs and customs of the region, which originated the precious LP Almir Sater: Instrumental (Som da Gente label), with special mention for works such as Luzeiro (Almir Sater ), Rio de Lágrimas (Tião Carreiro, Piraci, Lourival dos Santos), Piratininga de Jeep (Tavinho Moura), and Minas de Riba (Almir Sater, Zé Gomes, André Gomes). He then recorded the LP Almir Sater: Cria (label 3M, 1986), of new sonorities, free of labels as to his musical style, sometimes confused as essentially in the hickory line. Highlight for Reasons (Almir Sater, Paulo Simões), Tin Train (Almir Sater, Renato Teixeira) and the re-reading of the already mentioned River of Tears "Rio de Piracicaba".

In 1988, she participated in the Free Jazz Festival, with very varied presentations by Brazilians such as Antônio Adolfo (piano), Raphael Rabello (guitar), international players Nina Simone (voice and piano), Stephane Grapelli (violin) among so many celebrities. In 1989, he continued to showcase his versatility with the Rasta Bonito album (Continental label), recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, an important center of the American record industry, including the title track, A Violeiro Toca, Boiada (the ones with Renato Teixeira), Classic Tristeza do Jeca (Angelino de Oliveira), country Tennessee Waltz (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart). The following year, Almir Sater: Instrumental Dois (Eldorado label), evidenced all his talent as musician and composer in tracks such as: Moura (Theme for Little Guitar and Orchestra - Brazilian Music Award in 1991), Segredo, and Beira Mar (traditional of the Jequitinhonha Valley) in a duet with Tavinho Moura. Sater was also the winner with the song "Tocando Em Frente" (co-writing by Renato Teixeira), on the album 25 years, Maria Bethânia (Philips label). Still in 1990, two collections were edited Almir Sater in Pantanal (Continental) and Varandas (RGE). In 1991, a new compilation Almir Sater appeared (seal Warner) and, the following year, the album Almir Sater Ao Vivo (Sony Music, 1992), where it sang Knight of the Moon (coautorship of João Bá), Moreninha Linda (Tonico, Priminho, Maninho), Chalana (Mário Zan, Arlindo Pinto).

In 1994, he signed new partnerships for the great Dream Land CD (Velas label), with the ever-present Paulo Simões (Vaso Quebrado, A Saudade É A Estrada Estrada) and Renato Teixeira (Dream Land, Goodbye Rasta). In 1996, the label Som Livre released the admirable CD Almir Sater: Caminhos Me Levem, with an excellent repertoire of popular classics such as Viola Out of Fashion (Edu Lobo, Capinan), Cabecinha No Shoulder (Paulo Borges), Sodade Matadeira (Dorival Caymmi) , As well as beautiful tracks (co-authored by Paulo Simões), such as the one that gives the name of the album and Pagode Bom de Briga. In television, he also played with Sérgio Reis as the sertanejo duo Pirilampo and Saracura, when they performed songs like Boiadeiro Errante, O Rei do Gado (both by Teddy Vieira), in the novel O Rei do Gado by Benedito Ruy Barbosa Globo, 1996/97), and later in Bicho do Mato, by Bosco Brasil and Cristianne Fridman (Record, 2006/07).

In 2006, he returned to the sound market with the CD Almir Sater: 7 Sinais (Velas label), signing unpublished with Renato Teixeira (On the Trail of the Full Moon, Horizontes), Paulo Simões (7 Sinais, Cubanita). His most recent work was performed Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira: AR (Universal Music, 2015), a fascinating parade of beautiful melodies, involved with a lot of harmony and competence: D de Destino (partnership with Paulo Simões), The First Time, A Flor Que A People Bash and Love Have Many Ways (those of Renato Teixeira), Fried Fish and Love Take Me (Almir Sater). With his peculiar way of playing the viola, sophisticated in touches, vibrant or intimate, singer intoned, repertoire of quality, references of popular culture, things of his land and other regions, Almir Sater always touches us with a heart pounding.


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