Arnaldo Dias Baptista
Arnaldo Baptista in 2007
July 6, 1948
São Paulo, SP
Psychedelic rock, piano rock, progressive rock, tropicalismo, experimental
Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, producer
Piano, vocals, organ, synthesizer, bass guitar, guitar, drums, cello, clavinet
Os Mutantes, Patrulha do Espaço
Arnaldo Dias Baptista ( Portuguese pronunciation: , born July 6, 1948 in [aɾˈnawdu baˈtʃistɐ] São Paulo) is a Brazilian rock musician and composer.
Biography [ edit ]
Born to a lyric singer father and a pianist mother (
Clarisse Leite), Baptista studied classical piano from 1955 to 1959, double bass from 1962 to 1963, and acoustic guitar from 1963 to 1965. In 1966 he formed the influential Os Mutantes band with his brother Sérgio Dias and Rita Lee, where he played bass guitar, keyboards and sang. Baptista left the band in 1973 due to disagreements with the other members of the band and the excessive use of LSD. In 1974 he tried to work as a musical producer, with no success. This motivated him to try a solo career, and in the same year, he released the album , which is considered his best work. Lóki?
Baptista recorded two albums with the band
Patrulha do Espaço between 1977 and 1978, and later resumed his solo career. In 2006, Os Mutantes reunited without Rita Lee, and Baptista played with his brother Sérgio and the drummer Dinho Leme 33 years after originally leaving the band. In 2007 Baptista left the band again to pursue personal projects.
Baptista currently lives with his wife Lucinha Barbosa in the city of
Juiz de Fora, where he spends most of his time painting, singing and writing songs.
Discography [ edit ]
With Os Mutantes
Singin’ Alone 1987:
Disco Voador 2004:
Let It Bed 2013:
Shining Alone - Ao Vivo 1981 (recorded in 1981; digital distribution only) TBA:
With Patrulha do Espaço
Elo Perdido (recorded in 1977) 1988:
Faremos uma Noitada Excelente (recorded in 1978) 2013:
Elo Mais Que Perdido (recorded in 1977; digital distribution only)
Sanguinho Novo 1995:
Onde É Que Está o Meu Rock and Roll?
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