The multi talented artist has been published in more than a dozen professions in the arts and he is mostly known as percussionist, guitarist, composer and singer. He participated in hundreds historical events with legendary musical groups and renowned artists.
That includes The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies; Official Photo of Jazz Musicians of the Century; Dicionario da MPB Ricardo Cravo Albin: Playboy Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, Jazz At Drew, "The NAMM Show; Mexico Jazz Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Festival Internacional da Canção, among others. Mayuto performed in recording sessions and concerts with Cannonball Adderley; John Williams; Oliver Nelson; Nat Adderley; Stevie Wonder; Henry Mancini; Frank Sinatra; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Harry Belafonte; Burt Bacharach; The Temptations; Santana; The Crusaders; George Benson; Herbie Hancock; Harvei Mason; Ron Carter; Freddie Hubbard; Patrice Rushen; N'dugo Chancler; Ernie Watts; Joe Sample; Wilton Felder; Wayne Henderson; Nathan East; Lawrence Welk; Sonora Matansera; Oscar Brown, Jr.; George Duke; Gerald Albright; Ronnie Laws; Dave Grussin; Joe Pass; Herb Alpert; Tony Williams; US3; Branford Marsalis; Donald Byrd; Charles Lloyd; Gene Herris; Lamont Johnson; Gato Barbieri; Kirk Whalum; Kenny Rankin; Jonny "Hammond" Smith; Della Reese; Minnie Ripperton; Sarah Vaughan; Trini Lopez; Jon Lucien, Billy Paul, Mirian Makeba; Hugh Mazekela; Don Ellis; Gerald Wilson; Nancy Wilson; Cal Tjader; Kenny Burrell; Lee Ritenour; Gabor Szabo; Carmen McRae; Syreeta; Leta N'bulo; Joe Williams; Neil Sedaka; Michael Jackson; João Gilberto; João Donato; Tamba Four; Ahmad Jamal; Ray Brown; Marvin Gaye, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Carlos, Cauby Peixoto, Elza Soares; Leny Andrade, Moacyr Santos Paulo Moura, Cipó, Erlon Chaves, Moacir Marques, Dory Caimmi, Oscar Castro Neves, Severino Filho, Gaya, Guerra Peixe, Maria Bethania, Jorge Benjor, Egberto Gismonti, Monsueto, Carlos Imperial, Maysa, Bola Sete,Turma da Pilantragem, Nonato Buzar, Augusto Cesar Vanucci, Itamar de Freitas, Zeze Motta, Watusi and Carlos Lyra, among many others; including symphonic Work, such as SPECIAL SOLOIST AND FEATURED ARTIST on the record "Woman" by Burt Bacharach (performing on the master pieces "Summer of '77', "New York Lady", "Dancing Fool", "I Live In The Woods", among other songs) ; SPECIAL SOLOIST AND FEATURED ARTIST on Henry Mancini's record, "Symphonic Soul" (performing on the classic songs "Butterfly", "Satin Soul", "Peter Gunn" "Slow Hot Wind (Lujon)", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Sun Goddess", " Soul Saga" and "Symphonic Soul").
He shared his talent as guest artist in many relevant events, but his solo career started long ago, in Brazil: he was bandleader and musical director for Brazilian star Maria Bethania; was costar with Watusi in "Pata Pata" and Eliana Pitman at Copacabana Palace (when he got great reviews from Eli Alfon); wrote and directed shows for star Elsa Soares. He, always, had great musicians in his bands: Osmar Milito,Tranca, Adilson Verneque, Chiquito, Joe Pass, John Pisano, John Patituti, Milcho Leviev, Ernie Watts, George Cables, Ralph Penland, Ndugo Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Plus Johnson, George Bohannon, Marco Paulo, Raul de Souza, Aloisio Aguiar, Robertinho Silva, Dom Salvador, Luis Alves, Tuti Moreno, among others. His vast experience as composer, arranger and bandleader enabled him to form his new Brazilian band, CIDADE SANTA, which features high caliber musicians from Sao Goncalo, Rio de Janeiro. But, as for as he is concerned, finding these new musicians was God's miracle - "besides being great musicians, they are the most professional and educated people you can find", he said. They are able to play jazz like great American musicians and they play Brazilian music like only Brazilians can.
The all new repertory features Mayuto's compositions, arrangements and lyrics, specially created for this phase of his career, which includes the release of the Brazilian CD, the American CD, a very serious Book and a concert tour through major cities of the world. He is in negotiations with a top record company in Rio de Janeiro to release the CD which has the potential to go to the top of Gospel charts and crossover to other charts.
Mayuto's versatility as percussionist, guitarist, singer, composer, arranger is raising eyebrows and attention amongst the entertainment executives of Brazil. We can imagine what will happen when his other work as director, playwright, screenwriter and actor are seen, because all that is part of his plan. His motivation is propelled by a long waiting revenge, since dictatorship forced him out of Brazil. Brazilian audiences are not aware of what is in store as for as excitement and high energy, because that is what Mayuto, always, shows in his performances. He brings audiences to a frantic participation and delirious applauses - that can be heard on his live track of the song "Bla,Bla,Bla" in his CD, "Time After Time." P-R-E-S-S----Q-U-O-T-E-S: "Correa, who plays guitar in addition to every percussion instrument ever invented, turned the evening into a Brazilian jazz carnival.
The rhythms were exhilarating whether on conga or cuica, the vocals alluring in English or Portuguese." LEONARD FEATHER-The L.A. Times. "As for Mayuto, he is a non-stop, one-man rhythm section, adding considerable spice and seasoning, directing and inspiring his combo unostentatiously, and keeping the total sound romantic rather than erotic. It's a joyful blend- a challenge to anyone who thinks he or she can sit still. "HARVEY SIDERS - Los Angeles Herald Examiner. "We suggest that the next time Mayuto performs the seats be removed. We regret that we couldn't write more today - its very hard to write/think while you are in motion - since we are joining the rest of the audience In a moving, standing ovation (or was that just swaying and clapping).
My wife Charlotte, who often accompanies me to these events and was in the past a professional dancer, began swaying after the opening bar of the first song. By the end, she had lots of company." RICHARD WISEMAN - Beverly Hills News. "Finally Correa himself, who had done just about everything else during this exhausting hour, took the center stage for a wildly acrobatic tambourine dance." LEONARD FEATHER - The L.A. Times. "Besides fielding a cohesive and talented jazz group, Mayuto manages to sing, play guitar and congas and play various other percussion instruments. A finer conga player we've never heard-Mayuto coaxes rhythms like no other from the congas.
Give him a guitar and ask him to sing and he is equal to any Brazilian group we've heard-all by himself" RICHARD WISEMAN - Beverly Hills News. "Mayuto, You are as brilliant guitarist as you are percussionist. "GILBERTO VERA - MoonflowerCafe.com "Fri.-Sun. July 13-15 - When Kenny Burrell invented himself, he practically invented jazz guitar. He's clean, tasteful, bluesy, and plain classic - not even bad when he sings. His Jazz Heritage All-Stars live up to the name: Jeff Clayton, Bobby Rodriguez, Tom Ranier, Clayton Cameron, Roberto Miranda, Nick DePinna, Tibon Pennicott and Mayuto Correa.
You think just anybody can muster a band like that? At Catalina's." GREG BURK - MetalJazz.com "I arrived at Catalina's toward the end of the second set but what I heard I really enjoyed. Burrell played with such passion on his swinging version of "Round Midnight," with a soulful tenor solo from Pennicott. Miranda's bass playing was simply marvelous on "Do What You Got To Do." Vocalist Linda Hopkins was in the audience and she sang, "It's a Wonderful World" as only she can. Other highlights included the 10101perennial favorite, "Take the A Train," In a Sentimental Mood," Body and Soul." Correa sang, "Someone to Light Up My Life." BOB COMDEN - L.A. Jazz Scene. OTHER COMMENTS:" Wow. Your list of accomplishments leaves me "Out of Breath"!!. What an honor to meet you. " NANA "Mayuto maravilhoso!! Wow, I knew Mayuto was good, but never heard him take an unaccompanied solo before.that was an eye opener. His hands really fly, and he's got all those cross-arm chops, too. Would have been fun to see Mayuto jam with Armando, or maybe with Giovanni Hidalgo." JOSE SIERRA. "Hello Gil, thanks for posting this amazing clip of Mayuto in action.
I have to say, Mayuto, that I have seen the Santana band at least 25 times over the years and have never seen a (conga) solo like that before. I was blown away with your talent. (Smile Happy)." PARK.
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