Armando Marçal

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Armando Marçal
Birth nameArmando de Souza Marçal
Also known asMarçalzinho
Born (1956-12-17) 17 December 1956 (age 62)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresBrazilian jazz, jazz fusion
Years active1970s–present
Associated actsPat Metheny Group

Armando de Souza Marçal, better known as Marçalzinho (born 17 December 1956) is a Brazilian percussionist.


Marçal started in music at 14. As the son of Mestre Marçal (1930-1994) who operated the largest Brazilian samba school GRES Portela from 1978 to 1986, while his grandfather Armando Marçal was a famous samba composer and formed a famous samba duo together with Alcebíades Bide Barcelos.[1]

In United States Marcal worked with artists such as Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, and Don Cherry. In Brazil he worked alongside big names in Brazilian popular music, such as Gal Costa, Jorge Ben Jor, Veloso, John Bosco, Djavan, Vanessa da Mata, Chico Buarque, 'Blitz', Ivan Lins and Elis Regina. He was introduced to percussion in Paralamas do Sucesso and was also a member of the band 'Lulu'.[1]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2007: Lado a Lado (Tratore)[2]


With Julio Iglesias
With Pat Metheny Group
With Pat Metheny
With Stephan Remmler
With Djavan
With Paul Simon
With Matt Bianco
With Lio
  • 2005: Pop Model (ZE)
With Ivan Lins
With Stefano Bollani
With João Bosco
  • 2014: Samba Fever (ARC)[2]


  1. ^ a b "Armando Marçal". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  2. ^ a b "Armando Marçal". Discography. AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  3. ^ "Armando Marçal "Marçalzinho"". Discography. Retrieved 2016-06-27.

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