Márcio Cavalcante Montarroyos was a Brazilian musician and composer.
Starting his studies with classical piano, he later changed his direction to trumpet and jazz. In the 1970s, he traveled to the USA, to study at the
Berklee College of Music in Boston.
He played with many great musicians, among them Stevie Wonder, Sérgio Mendes, Sarah Vaughan, Hermeto Pascoal, Nancy Wilson, Egberto Gismonti, Carlos Santana, Milton Nascimento, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá and Ney Matogrosso.
Márcio died on December 12, 2007 of lung cancer at the age of 59. He was a great talent and a fine friend. Wherever he was, laughter wasn’t hard to find.
Yet, when the time came for serious work, nothing was too much trouble or too difficult for him. His joie de vivre and his intense musicianship always went together.
Jon Hiseman and Eckart Rahn would like to dedicate this re-issue
to his memory.