Dom Um Romão

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Dom Um Romão
Born(1925-08-03)3 August 1925
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Died27 July 2005(2005-07-27) (aged 79)
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
GenresJazz, Bossa Nova, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1942–2005
LabelsMuse, Pablo, Vogue, Phillips, Waterlilly, JSR/Irma, JSR/Natasha, JSR/Irma, JSR/Cuadra
Associated actsWeather Report, Cannonball Adderley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, Jorge Ben, Sérgio Mendes, Tony Bennett

Dom Um Romão (3 August 1925 – 27 July 2005) was a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist.[1] Noted for his expressive stylings with the fusion band Weather Report, Romão recorded with varied artists such as Cannonball Adderley, Paul Simon, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Ben, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 and Tony Bennett. He died in Rio de Janeiro shortly after suffering a stroke. He was the percussionist Tom Jobim brought to the studio for the legendary album Jobim recorded with Frank Sinatra in 1967 for Reprise, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim.


As leader[edit]

  • 1965 Dom Um (Phillips)
  • 1972 Dom Um Romão (Muse)
  • 1973 Spirit of the Times (Muse)
  • 1974 Braun-Blek-Blu (Happy Bird)
  • 1977 Hotmosphere (Pablo)
  • 1978 Om (JAPO Records/ECM Records)[2]
  • 1990 Samba de Rua (Vogue Records)
  • 1993 Saudades (Waterlilly)
  • 1999 Rhythm Traveller (JSR/Natasha)
  • 2001 Lake of Perseverance (JSR/Irma)
  • 2002 Nu Jazz meets Brazil (JSR/Cuadra)

As sideman[edit]

With João Meirelles

  • O SOM (Meirelles e Os Copa 5 – 1964)

With Ron Carter

With Astrud Gilberto

With Yusef Lateef

With Herbie Mann

With Collin Walcott

With Weather Report

With Robert Palmer

With Peter Giger and Family of Percussion

With Blood, Sweat and Tears

With Joe Delaney


  1. ^ "Dom Um Romao". All About Jazz Brography. All About Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  2. ^ ECM LP 19003

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