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Rio multi-instrumentalist Tunico announces self-titled debut album

Rio multi-instrumentalist Tunico announces self-titled debut album

Far Out Recordings proudly presents the self-titled debut album by Rio de Janeiro born multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Tunico. Honing Brazilian roots rhythms like maracatu, forró, and samba, to combine with a global contemporary jazz outlook, the newcomer adds a modern classic to the ever rich vein of Brazilian instrumental music. Consider it a natural evolution from the legacies of greats like Quarteto Novo, Hermeto Pascoal, Banda Black Rio, Tamba Trio, and Dom Um Romão, Tunico’s debut brings together an eye catching ensemble of talents from the Rio jazz community, with whom he performs on a weekly basis at celebrated live sessions...

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Grupo Um to release previously unheard debut album from 1975

Grupo Um to release previously unheard debut album from 1975

In 1975, under the oppressive air of military dictatorship in Brazil, brothers Lelo and Zé Eduardo Nazario invited bassist Zeca Assumpção to join their musical experiments in a basement under Sao Paulo’s Teodoro Sampaio Street. As teenagers, the trio had already been playing together in Hermeto Pascoal’s Grupo, alongside guitarist Toninho Horta and saxophonist Nivaldo Ornelas, and it was while working together under Hermeto’s direction that the Paulista rhythm section (as they were then known) began to realise their own potential. With many nightclubs and venues closed in the mid-70s and government censors dictating the output of radio, TV and...

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Azymuth European Tour 2022 | Part Three

Azymuth European Tour 2022 | Part Three

  The crazy samba giants announce one last round of European shows in 2022, wrapping up an emphatic comeback year that’s seen thirty shows across twelve different countries.Tickets on sale now: September 28 - Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine - Biarritz - TICKETS September 30 - Nefertiti - Gothenburg - TICKETS October 1 - Kleines Haus, Theater Bremen - Bremen - TICKETS October 3 - The Voodoo Rooms - Edinburgh - TICKETS October 5 - Triennale Milano Teatro - Milan - TICKETS October 6  -Bravo Caffè - Bologna - TICKETS October 8  - Auditório de Espinho - Porto - TICKETS ** On this tour the amazing Moyses...

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Joyce's long lost 1977 album with Mauricio Maestro & Claus Ogerman finally set for release

Joyce's long lost 1977 album with Mauricio Maestro & Claus Ogerman finally set for release

Not long after the dawn of her career, as a teenager in Rio de Janeiro, Joyce was declared “one of the greatest singers” by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Yet despite reputable accolades and the fact that she has since recorded over thirty acclaimed albums, Joyce never quite achieved the international recognition of the likes of Jobim, João Gilberto and Sergio Mendes, all of whom became global stars after releasing with major labels in the US. There was a moment when it seemed Joyce might be on the cusp of an international breakthrough. While living in New York, she was approached by...

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Freeez's Brit Funk classic Mariposa to be released on a 12" single for the first time

Freeez's Brit Funk classic Mariposa to be released on a 12" single for the first time

Continuing to shine a light on John Rocca & co’s pioneering early 80s music, Far Out proudly presents the first ever 12” release of Freeez’s monster brit-funk classic “Mariposa”, along with the equally heavy and hard to find 12” mix of “Alone”.The limited Mariposa/Alone 12” release follows Far Out’s reissues of Freeez’s first two 12” single releases “Keep In Touch” and “Stay/ Hot Footing it”, which saw support from Kenny Dope, Greg Wilson, Gilles Peterson, Shuya Okino and Harvey Sutherland. Slightly more refined, but no less groovy and mysterious, “Mariposa” and “Alone” are the pinnacle of the sound Rocca and...

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