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Hermeto Pascoal announces a previously unreleased live album recorded in a planetarium in 1981

Hermeto Pascoal announces a previously unreleased live album recorded in a planetarium in 1981

Release date: 4th February 2022 | Formats: Double Vinyl, Double CD & Digital On a balmy Brazilian night in February, 1981, a crowd gathered in Rio de Janeiro's Gávea neighbourhood under the iconic dome of the city's Planetário (Planetarium). Alongside musicians like Helio Delmiro and Milton Nascimento (who were in the audience that night), they were there to see the great "Bruxo" (sorcerer) Hermeto Pascoal live in concert, with his new band formation which would become known simply as "O Grupo" (The Group). © Thomaz Farkas Estate  Growing up on a farm in Brazil's northeastern state of Alagoas, Hermeto has always...

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A previously unreleased Ana Mazzotti single has been discovered by her son

A previously unreleased Ana Mazzotti single has been discovered by her son

Release date: 10th December 2021 (recorded circa 1983 | Format: 7" Vinyl & digital | Cat No.: JD52 Believed to have been recorded in 1983, ‘O Filho Do Homem’ is a newly discovered and previously unreleased single by the late Brazilian composer and keyboardist Ana Mazzotti. Though it’s her only known studio recording of the decade, ‘O Filho Do Homem’ is one of several unreleased compositions Mazzotti and her band performed on TV Cultura and Programa MPB during the 80s.* These performances showed Mazzotti had transitioned towards a harder edged and more daringly experimental sound in this period, while keeping the...

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Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros announces new album Tempos Futuros

Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros announces new album Tempos Futuros

Release date: 26th November 2021| Format: Vinyl LP, CD & digital | CAT NR: faro228 Stargazing from the sands of the Niterói beach, Tempos Futuros is low-end-led Brazilian futurism from one of Brazil’s most prolific and influential bassmen. As one third of legendary Brazilian trio Azymuth, Alex Malheiros has pioneered a unique fusion of space-funk, samba and jazz since the early seventies. His playing can be heard on the records of Jorge Ben, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Carlos, Marcos Valle, and Mark Murphy (to name a few), and he’s performed and toured with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Chick Corea. Written...

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Freeez reissue their first two 12" singles Keep In Touch & Stay

Freeez reissue their first two 12" singles Keep In Touch & Stay

Release date: 12th November 2021 (originally 1980)  | Formats: x2 12” Vinyl | Cat Nos: PINKY 1 / PINKY 2 Far Out Recordings presents a double bill of two monumental Brit funk classics. Keep In Touch and Stay were the first two 12” singles by the iconic Freeez, both self-funded passion projects of its founding member John Rocca, for his own Pink Rhythm imprint. It all started over the counter at Derek’s Records on Petticoat Lane, London in the mid-70s. Rocca - at the time a budding teenage percussionist - met the prolific guitarist, composer, producer and all round brit...

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Agustín Pereyra Lucena Quartet's 1980 album La Rana set for reissue

Agustín Pereyra Lucena Quartet's 1980 album La Rana set for reissue

Release date: 15th October 2021 | Formats: Vinyl LP/CD/Digital “My favourite music is always from places near the water. There is a flow near water that influences guitar playing for sure.” When Agustín Pereyra Lucena first went to Brazil, the sixteen year old Argentinian set off on the almost two day long bus journey with the hope of seeing Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes live in concert. On arrival he realised he had neither the money nor the right clothes to get into the show, and he returned home having spent what he’d saved for the concert ticket on...

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