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Ivan 'Mamão' Conti | Azymuth drummer and Madlib collaborator announces new solo album "Poison Fruit"

Ivan 'Mamão' Conti | Azymuth drummer and Madlib collaborator announces new solo album "Poison Fruit"

From an artist in their seventies, you probably wouldn’t expect to hear an album like this. But Brazilian drumming legend Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti has been experimenting and innovating for the last half a century. As one third of cult Rio jazz-funk trio Azymuth, Mamão was at the root of the group’s ‘samba doido’ (crazy samba) philosophy, which warped the traditional samba compass with jazz influences and space age electronics. Even with his lesser known jovem guarda group The Youngsters, Mamão was experimenting with tapes and delays to create unique, ahead-of-its-time sounds, way back in the sixties. More recently Mamão recorded...

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Joyce Moreno | '50 Years In Music' European Tour 2018

Joyce Moreno | '50 Years In Music' European Tour 2018

Celebrating 50 (fifty!) years in music, the one and only Joyce Moreno plays seven dates across Europe this month. Joyce (guitar & vocals) will be joined as ever by her world-class band of fellow Brazilian legends: Helio Alves (piano), Rodolfo Stroeter (bass) and Tutty Moreno (percussion). Head to the venue websites below for more info/tickets. 21.11 Vienna, Porgy & Bess - Tickets/Info 22.11 Brussels, Le Senghor - Tickets/Info 24.11 Lund, Mejeriet - Tickets/Info 25.11 Copenhagen, Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen - Tickets/Info 26.11 London, Pizza Express Live - Tickets/Info 27.11 London, Pizza Express Live - Tickets/Info 01.12 Espinho, Auditório de Espinho - Academia - Tickets/Info   Joyce - Visions of Dawn Vinyl Reissue In other Joyce news, we're reissuing Joyce's gorgeous...

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New Reissue | Eumir Deodato / Os Catedráticos - Ataque [1965]

New Reissue | Eumir Deodato / Os Catedráticos - Ataque [1965]

One of Brazil’s most prolific artists, Eumir Deodato has racked up 16 platinum albums, won a Grammy (and been nominated for two more), and sold over 250 million records in the USA alone. After moving from Rio de Janeiro to New York in the late 60’s, Deodato would work as a composer, arranger, producer and keyboardist on nearing 500 records, under his own name and with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Sinatra, Kool & The Gang, George Benson, Tom Jobim and Bjork, to name a just a few. But before that, a young Deodato had...

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Itiberê Orquestra Família - Pedra do Espia

Itiberê Orquestra Família - Pedra do Espia

Release date: 23rd November 2018 | Format: Vinyl LP / Double CD / Digital  Itiberê Zwarg is an award-winning Brazilian bassist and the longest-serving member of Hermeto Pascoal’s ground-breaking ensemble ‘O Grupo’. Since their first meeting in 1977, the two have been closely collaborating to create a unique musical language: a genre-defying polyharmonic, polyrhythmic music, now widely studied by musicians and musicologists alike, known as ‘Universal Music’. Back in 2001, Itiberê led a workshop at Villa Lobos School of Music, with twenty-nine of Rio de Janeiro’s most exceptionally talented young musicians. Employing the principles of Universal Music alongside his long-held...

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Vinyl Repress | Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro - Visions Of Dawn

Vinyl Repress | Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro - Visions Of Dawn

Recorded in Paris, in 1976, Visions of Dawn is the stunning ‘lost’ Brazilian acid-folk album by Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos and Mauricio Maestro.  First uncovered and released in 2009, the record transfixed Brazilian music lovers and fans of otherworldly psych-folk alike. Led by the sharp lyrics and gorgeous voice of a young Joyce Moreno, the trio is completed by the late great Brazilian percussion legend Nana Vasconcelos, and master arranger, producer and bassist Mauricio Maestro. These beautiful, hazy and understated recordings offer a unique opportunity to sit in on the original sessions of tracks that would later become Brazilian cult-classics, such as swinging samba-jazz opener...

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