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When MIDI Was King

Before MP3 and its variants became the standard in music streaming, MIDIs ruled the personal computer’s audio domain.

  • Here are a few jazz and Brazilian MIDI files the author had compiled during those golden years
  • Just choose from the drop-down selector, click the ‘Play’ button and enjoy!

(a separate pop-up window/player will open - supports from IE .4.x to 11.x, Edge, Netscape 4+, all versions of Firefox, Chrome and Apple Safari (works with QuickTime version 7 plug-in only) browsers. Please close previous pop-up window before playing new selection)

Some of the Brasilian artists featured above:

  • Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim/ Vinicius de Moraes/ Toquinho

  • Milton Nascimento/ Chico Buarque de Hollanda/ Eumir Deodato

  • Caetano Veloso/ Ze Renato/ Ivan Lins/ Dolores Duran

  • Gal Costa/ Newton Mendonca/ Carlinhos Lyra/ Djavan

  • Roberto Menescal/ Ronaldo Boscoli/ Johnny Alf (Alfredo Jose da Silva)

  • Marcos Valle & Paolo-Sergio Valle


Selected non-Brasilian artists featured below:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto/ Chick Corea/ Kurt Weill/ The Corrs

  • Pat Metheny/ Jean-Luc Ponty/ Miles Davis/ Fleetwood Mac

  • Led Zeppelin/ Joni Mitchell/ Quincy Jones/ Procol Harum

  • Jean-Michel Jarre

(for better playback, please close pop-up window from Brasilian Midi before making any selection here)

Most of the Brazilian MIDIs were sequenced by Jorge Mercanti. Some of the MIDIs were resequenced by the web author using Cakewalk Pro Audio or GarageBand.