Arthur Cortes Verocai (born June 17, 1945) is a Brazilian composer, singer, and producer. He released his debut self-titled album of jazz-samba tracks in 1972. The album was largely ignored in Brazil when it was released, but achieved a cult-status beginning in the 2000s, with some original vinyl copies selling for £2,000.
In 2009, he performed his 1972 album with a 30-piece orchestra at California State University's Luckman Theater in Los Angeles.
He's been cited as an influence by TV on the Radio, Cut Chemist, MF DOOM and Madlib.