Tenorio Jr. was one of the greatest pianists of his generation. As a composer, he surprised many with the sophistication of his innovative harmonic compositions. As a musician, he moved slowly from accompaniment to being a leader and the driving force behind the vibrant performances of his band. As an arranger, he united the best team of samba-jazz musicians in Rio de Janeiro in the sixties. At the age of 23, he recorded Embalo, an absolutely essential LP in the Bossa Nova genre, whose vital energy has never diminished…as you can clearly hear.