With his unique blend of Brazilian rhythms and contemporary music styles, icon Sérgio Mendes has been scoring hit after hit for half a century now. The pianist, composer, bandleader, singer and producer started his career with bossa nova legends Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. His first successes were with the group Brasil ’66, with whom he fired the classic Mas Que Nada right to the top of the charts. It was followed by extraordinary covers of songs by The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Burt Bacharach, among others, all of which confirmed his reputation in the music world. In 2006 the triple Grammy winner attracted a new generation of fans with his song Timeless, produced by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am. On his latest release, Magic, 74-year-old Mendes triumphs with a well-chosen musical mix ranging from samba jazz to hip hop, and is supported by masters like John Legend and Milton Nascimento.