Paulinho da Costa

percussion, congas, drums, trumpet, tambourine, shakers, arranger, bongos, bells, vocal, talking drum, vibraslap, caxixi

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Lee Ritenour
Larry Carlton
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer)
Joe Sample

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Lee Ritenour bells, bongos, percussion ASA, And You Know What ... I Love You, Bahia Funk, Baltimore, Blue Days (Dias Azuis), Butterfly, Can You Feel It, Dream Away, Earth Run, Harlequin (Arlequim Desconhecido), Hero, Humana, If I'm Dreamin' (Don't Wake Me), Latin Lovers, Latin Lovers (Incompatibilidada de Ginios), Linda, Linda (Voce é Linda), Night Rhythms, Odile, Odila, Pavane, Rio Sol, San Isidro, Sanctuary, Shades in the Shade, Southwest Passage, Stone Flower, Sugarloaf Express, That's Enough for Me, The Sauce, Turn the Heat Up, Waiting for You, Water From the Moon, Water to Drink (Agua de Beber), Watercolors, What Do You Want?, Windmill, É (Yeah!)
Larry Carlton percussion (It Was) Only Yesterday, Ain't Nothin' for a Heartache, Black and White, Blues Bird, Breaking Ground, Closer to Home, Don't Give It Up, House on the Hill, I Apologize, I'm Home, I'm a Fool, It's a Groove Thang, Josie, Last Nite, Like Butta', Mellow Out, Midnight Parade, Mulberry Street, Nite Crawler, Point It Up, Put it Where You Want It, Put it Where You Want It (Extended Version), Rio Samba, Room 335, Salud, Song in the 5th Grade, South Town, Springville, Strikes Twice, Tequila, The Magician, Tight Squeeze, Upper Kern, Where Did You Come From, You Gotta Get It While You Can
Yellowjackets percussion And You Know That, Black Tie, Bright Lights, Claire's Song, Daddy's Gonna Miss You, Downtown, Elamar, Freedomland, Geraldine, Goin' Home, Homecoming, I Got Rhythm, Imperial Strut, It's Almost Gone, Man In The Moon, Matinee Idol, New Shoes, Nimbus, Oasis, One Family, Pass It On, Priscilla, Regular Folks, Revelation, Rush Hour, Shades, Sittin' In It, Sonja's Sanfona, The Dream, The Hornet, The Spin, Top Secret, Wildcats & Cougars, Wildlife
George Benson percussion A Telephone Call Away, Black Rose, Cell Phone, Come in From the Cold, Did You Hear Thunder, Dinorah, Dinorah, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Exotica, Family Reunion, Give Me the Night, Irreplaceable, Love All the Hurt Away, Love Dance, Love x Love, Loving Is Better Than Leaving, Missing You, Never Give Up on a Good Thing, Off Broadway, One Like You, Reason for Breathing, Six Play, Someday We'll All Be Free, Song for My Brother, Stairway to Love, Star of a Story (X), Strings of Love, Turn Out the Lamplight, What's on Your Mind, While the City Sleeps, Whole Man
Joe Sample percussion A Rainy Day in Monterey, As Long as It Lasts, Asian Eyes, Burnin' Up the Carnival, Carmel, Dream of Dreams, Eye of the Hurricane, Fly With the Wings of Love, Greener Grass, In All My Wildest Dreams, Islands in the Rain, Love's Paradise, Melodies of Love, Midnight and Mist, Mirage, More Beautiful Each Day, New Places, New Faces, Oasis, Paintings, Rainbow Seeker, Shadows, Sonata in Solitude, Teardrops, The Survivor, There Are Many Stops Along the Way, Together We'll Find a Way, Voices in the Rain, Wonderland
Kenny G percussion 'Round Midnight, A Year Ago, Against Doctor's Orders, Alone, Always, Body and Soul, Desafinado, Eastside Jam, End of the Night, Forever in Love, Gettin' on the Step, Havana, Homeland, In a Sentimental Mood, In the Rain, Let Go, Moonlight, Morning, Northern Lights, Passages, Pastel, Sentimental, The Champion's Theme, The Joy of Life, The Look of Love, The Moment, We've Saved the Best for Last
Michael Jackson percussion Bad, Burn This Disco Out, Cry, Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough, Get on the Floor, Gone Too Soon, Human Nature, I Can’t Help It, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Just Good Friends, Liberian Girl, Off the Wall, Speed Demon, The Way You Make Me Feel, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, Will You Be There, Workin’ Day and Night
Jeff Lorber percussion Columbus Ave., Do What It Takes, Don't Say Yes, Double Bad, Lost With You, Punta Del Este, Rain Song, Really Scarey, Rock II, Seventh Heaven, Sushi Monster, The Underground, Tropical, Waterfall, Wavelength, Worth Waiting For, Yellowstone
Dizzy Gillespie percussion Barcelona, Behind the Moonbeam, Carnival, Fire Dance, Free Ride, In the Land of the Living Dead, Incantation, Love Poem for Donna, Olinga, Ozone Madness, Pele, Samba, The Last Stroke of Midnight, The Truth, Unicorn, Wrong Number
Milt Jackson percussion Bags' Groove, Blues for Edith, Come to Me, Days of Wine and Roses, Feelings, I Owes Ya, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, If You Went Away, Look of Love, Moody Blue, My Kind of Trouble Is You, Tears, The Day It Rained, Trouble Is a Man, You Don't Know What Love Is
Freddie Hubbard percussion Blue Nights, Bring It Back Home, Bundle of Joy, Eclipse, From Behind, From Now On, I Don't Want to Lose You, I Love You, Now I've Found Love, Portrait of Jenny, Rahsann, Rainy Day Song, Skagly, Sunshine Lady, Tucson Stomp
Journey percussion Baby I’m a Leavin’ You, Can’t Tame the Lion, Castles Burning, Colors of the Spirit, Don’t Be Down on Me Baby, Easy to Fall, Forever in Blue, If He Should Break Your Heart, It’s Just the Rain, Message of Love, One More, Still She Cries, Trial by Fire, When I Think of You, When You Love a Woman
David Sanborn congas, percussion As We Speak, Back Again, Better Believe It, Camel Island, Goodbye, Lesley Ann, Love Will Come Someday, Over and Over, Port of Call, Rain on Christmas, Rush Hour, So Far Away, Straight to the Heart, Summer, You Are Everything
伊東たけし congas, percussion Colour Crystal, Flight in Mistral, Freedom Walk, Godzilla, Journey, Marina, Myth, Not Enough Time, On Ventura Blvd., Say It Again, Scrabble, So Far, Tell Me It’s True, To You
Eliane Elias percussion A Vizinha Do Lado (The Next Door Neighbor), Another Day, Around the City, Chiclete Com Banana, Jammin', Oye Como Va, Running, Save Your Love for Me, Segredos (Secrets), Segredos (Secrets), Part 2, Slide Show, Tropicalia, We're So Good
Wilson Phillips percussion A Reason to Believe, Eyes Like Twins, Hold On, Impulsive, Next to You (Someday I’ll Be), Ooh You’re Gold, Over and Over, Release Me, The Dream Is Still Alive, You're in Love, You're in Love (radio edit), You’re in Love
Bonnie Raitt congas, percussion Circle Dance, Cool, Clear Water, Cry on My Shoulder, Feeling of Falling, Have a Heart, I Sho Do, Longing in Their Hearts, Love Sneakin' Up on You, Nick of Time, Steal Your Heart Away, Storm Warning, You
MALTA percussion Exotic Bird, Feel the Heat, High Pressure, My Summer Love, Over Night Trip, Quiet Stars, Secret Island, Splashing Angel, Stranger in Paradise, The Only Name Missing Is..., Touch
渡辺貞夫 percussion Desert Ride, Good News, Maisha, Men and Women, One More Time, Paysages, Road Song, Sailing, Stray Birds, Times We Shared, Tip Away
Blue Mitchell congas, percussion 30° to the Wind, A Day at the Mint, African Violet, Evergreen, Funkthesizer, Love Has Made Me a Dreamer, Mississippi Jump, Ojos de rojo, Square Business, Summer Soft, Try Not to Forget
Tzigani percussion Barquinho, Corcovado, I Live To Love, If You Went Away, Luciana, Que Que Ha?, Tears (Razao De Viver), The Gentle Rain, Voce (You), Wave
A-Rookie percussion (What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, For What It’s Worth, Get Together, Imagine, My Shadow, People Got to Be Free, Someday We’ll All Be Free, Talk, Wake Up Everybody, What’s Happening Brother
Maria Vidal percussion Angel, Bridges of Innocence, Do Me Right, House of Love, I Am a Girl in Spain, Life on the Train, Make Believe, Sleep Won’t Come, Soul Love, The Real Feel
Anita Baker percussion Giving You the Best That I Got, Good Enough, Lead Me Into Love, No One in the World, Priceless, Rules, Same Ole Love, Sweet Love, Watch Your Step, You Bring Me Joy
Sérgio Mendes percussion Balafon, Cinnamon and Clove, Keep This Heart, Mas Que Nada, Nightlife, Sarara, Some Morning, Surrender, The Island, Toucan’s Dance
Josee Koning percussion A Felicidade, Agua de Beber, Chega de Saudade, Corcovado, Pato Preto, Piano Na Mangueira, Samba de Uma Nota Só, Só Danço Samba, Águas de Março
Al Jarreau percussion All, Brite 'n' Sunny Babe, Fly, I Do, I'm Home, She's Leaving Home, Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, Thinkin' About It Too, Wait a Little While
Wilton Felder percussion I Know Who I Am, Let's Dance Together, Love Is a Rush, My Name Is Love, Ride On, The Cycles of Time, We All Have a Star, Why Believe, You and Me and Ecstasy
Benny Golson percussion Blue's March (I'm Marchin'), Don't Ask My Neighbors, Georgia on My Mind, Happy I'm Happy, High on Sunshine, I'm Always Dancin' to the Music, Love Is the Key, You
The Crusaders percussion Carnival of the Night, Feel It, Last Call, My Lady, Rodeo Drive (High Steppin'), Soul Shadows, Street Life, The Hustler
Belinda Carlisle percussion A Woman and a Man, California, He Goes On, In Too Deep, Listen to Love, Love in the Key of C, My Heart Goes Out to You, Remember September
Cedar Walton percussion Ala Eduardo, Animation, Another Star, Charmed Circle, If It Could Happen, Jacob's Ladder, March of the Fishman, Precious Mountain
Terence Blanchard percussion Antes Que Seja Tarde, Aparaceida (reprise), Aparacida, Congada Blues, Men Pais (My Country), Menino, Orizimbo and Rosicler, Valsa Mineira
Maurice White percussion Believe in Magic, I Need You, Invitation, Jamboree, Lady Is Love, Stand by Me, Switch on Your Radio, The Sleeping Flame
Stan Getz percussion Amorous Cat, Apasionado, Coba, Española, Lonely Lady, Madrugada, Midnight Ride, Waltz for Stan
Indigo Girls percussion Closer to Fine, Hammer and a Nail, Land of Canaan, Prince of Darkness, Secure Yourself, Watershed, Welcome Me, You and Me of the 10,000 Wars
Motherslug percussion Captain Caribe, Hunt Up Wind, Jongo, Mr. Blue, Pogo, That's Enough for Me, To Say Goodbye, White Clouds
Moacir Santos percussion Anon, Coisa No. 2, Jequie, Kamba, Quiet Carnival, Route Infinitry, Sampaguita, Tomorrow Is Mine
Luther Vandross percussion Busy Body, For the Sweetness of Your Love, How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (feat. Dionne Warwick), I Wanted Your Love, I'll Let You Slide, Make Me a Believer, Superstar / Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
国府弘子 percussion Blue Lullaby, Bossa Calango, El humahuaqueno, Gone…, Moon Island, Passarada, Pepino Beach
DJ Wicked percussion A Feel Deep Inside, Midnight Lover, Sabana Hotel, The Number, Travelers, Wrapped Around Your Soul, ハワイへ行きたい
Lori Lieberman percussion Drive On, I'll Never Have the Heart (To Leave This Town), My Heart Longs for You, One Thing, Switzerland, Women Like Me
Miles Davis percussion Backyard Ritual, Hannibal, Jo‐Jo, Portia, Splatch, Tutu
The Sky Life percussion It’s You, Maputo, Moon Tune, More Than Friends, Never Enough, You Don’t Know Me
Les McCann trumpet Daylight, I Can't Stand It, I Can't Stand It (reprise), Let It Ride (The Train), So What
Tracy Chapman congas, percussion, tambourine A Hundred Years, Freedom Now, Mountains o’ Things, She’s Got Her Ticket, Why?
Najee percussion Knocks Me Off My Feet, Nigiculela-Es Uno Historia / I Am Singing, Ordinary Pain, Pastime Paradise, Saturn / Ebony Eyes
Talking Heads percussion City of Dreams, Hey Now, Papa Legba, People Like Us, Radio Head
The Pointer Sisters percussion, tambourine Dance Electric, I Need You, I'm So Excited, Jump (for My Love), Neutron Dance
Fuse One percussion Double Steal, Friendship, Grand Prix, Sunshine Lady, To Whom All Things Concern
Earl Klugh percussion All the Time, Calypso Getaway, Crazy for You, Soft Stuff (and Other Sweet Delights), Twinkle
Tori Amos percussion Cornflake Girl, Crucify, God, Happy Phantom, Past the Mission
Stanley Turrentine percussion Bird of Beauty, Boogie on Reggae Woman, Creepin', Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, Rocket Love
笠井紀美子 percussion I Felt You Glancin', I'm So Much in Love, Looking for Love, Over You, Steppin' Outside Tonight
Ramsey Lewis percussion Caribbean Blue, Colors in Space, High Point, Tondelayo, Whisper Zone
Joanne Grauer percussion Can't Sleep, Longing, See You Later, The Voice
Dianne Reeves percussion Better Days, Chan's Song, Harvest Time, Sky Islands
Michael Sembello percussion Godzilla, It’s Over, Lay Back, Talk
Elkie Brooks percussion Dreamdealer, Not Enough Lovin' Left, The Rising Cost of Love, Viva La Money
Janet Jackson percussion Love and My Best Friend, Say You Do, You'll Never Find (A Love Like Mine), Young Love
Everette Harp percussion Coming Home, Love You to the Letter, Sending My Love, Song for Toots
Sebastian Pypłacz percussion Adonia, After the Fight, Corfu, Lyricosmos
Herb Alpert percussion "8" Ball, African Flame, Dancing in the Light, It's All for You
Jay Hoggard percussion Rain Forest, Reverend Libra, Sao Pablo
Art of Noise percussion Continued in Colour, Dreaming in Colour, The Holy Egoism of Genius
10,000 Maniacs percussion Candy Everybody Wants, Circle Dream, These Are Days
Melody Gardot percussion If the Stars Were Mine, Over the Rainbow, Who Will Comfort Me
Tania Maria percussion All Gone Love, Just Get Up, The Lady From Brazil
Barbra Streisand percussion Being Alive, Pretty Women / The Ladies Who Lunch, The Island
Patti Austin percussion All Behind Us Now, Anything Can Happen Here, It's Gonna Be Special
George Duke percussion Positive Energy, So Mean to Me, The Simple Things
Marcus Miller percussion Steveland, Teen Town, The Sun Don't Lie
The Manhattan Transfer percussion Soldier of Fortune, Spice of Life, Why Not!
Rita Coolidge percussion Game, Something Said Love, Survivor
John Handy congas Christina's Little Song, Make Her Mine
Jean-Luc Ponty percussion As, Jig
Zezo Ribeiro arranger, percussion Sandália de Oxalá, Sertão do norte
Peter White percussion Lost Without Your Love, Talkin' 'bout Love
Stanley Clarke percussion Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun), La Cancion de Sofia
HGW percussion Habanera, In the Presence and Absence of Each Other, Part 1
Lani Hall percussion Sunshine After the Rain, To the Morning
Jimmy Ponder congas Bro' James, If You Need Someone to Love (Let Me Know)
Rod Stewart percussion Born Loose, You’re Insane
Joe Farrell congas Another Star, How Deep Is Your Love
Don't Call it a Comeback percussion Bring It on Home to Me
Ricky Martin percussion I Count the Minutes
SHEawase percussion She’s in Love
Sam Harris percussion Suffer the Innocent
Rachelle Ferrell congas I Know You Love Me
Quincy Jones vocal, percussion Ai no Corrida
Phil Collins percussion Two Hearts
Gery Wiedenbeck percussion Since I Fell for You
Peter Bom percussion Up Where We Belong
Tal Aoude percussion We’re Gonna Make Our Dreams Come True
ORANGE★JAM percussion Let It Rain
Nancy Wilson percussion The Last Dream Home
Jann Arden percussion If It Be Your Will
Eco dell'Anima caxixi, vibraslap El Timbalero Travieso / The Mischievous Timbalero
Jennifer Warnes congas, drums, shakers, talking drum Way Down Deep
L. A. Transit percussion Mas Que Nada
Michael Bublé percussion I’m Your Man
Dee Dee Bridgewater percussion Tequila Mockingbird
Chico Freeman percussion Wilpan's Walk
Chet Atkins percussion Cosmic Square Dance
Whitney Houston percussion Love Will Save the Day
Will Downing percussion Drowning in Your Eyes
Blessid Union of Souls percussion Way Over Yonder
Joe and Bing percussion Overture
Johnny Clegg and Savuka percussion These Days
Yoshinori Watabe percussion A Change Is Gonna Come
Kazu Matsui Project percussion Is That the Way to Your Heart
Andy McKee percussion Drifting
Andres Dajek percussion One of These Nights
Aaliyah percussion Got to Give It Up
Roy Ayers percussion Goree Island