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Azymuth announce two volumes of previously unheard tracks recorded 1973-75

Azymuth announce two volumes of previously unheard tracks recorded 1973-75

Release date: 31st May 2019 | Formats: 2 x Vinyl LPs / CD/ Digital Listen to the first single 'Juntos Mais Uma Vez' below. Since their debut album release in 1975, Azymuth have risen to rank alongside the world’s greatest jazz, funk and fusion artists. As young men in Rio de Janeiro, they stood out for both their exceptional talent as musicians, and their wild rock ‘n’ roll antics in the predominantly middle-class worlds of bossa nova and jazz. Their signature ‘Samba Doido’ (crazy samba) sound ruptured the tried and tested musical structures of the day, resulting in what can...

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Azymuth | Demos 1973-75 / Limited Record Store Day 7"

Azymuth | Demos 1973-75 / Limited Record Store Day 7"

Release date: 13th April 2019 (RSD) | Formats: Vinyl 7" | Cat No: JD45 A: Castelo (Version 1) | B: Juntos Mais Uma Vez For a special one-off Record Store Day release, we are extremely proud to present two previously unreleased and unheard tracks from the formative years of Brazil’s iconic jazz-funk titans. Recorded between 1973-75 at the late great keyboard maestro José Roberto Bertrami’s home studio in Rio, the demos are a mesmerising document of the futuristic sound Bertrami, Ivan Conti (drums), Alex Malheiros (bass) and Ariovaldo Contesini (percussion) were developing before going on to release their cult favourite, self-titled debut with...

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Ivan 'Mamão' Conti releases new single 'Encontro' from forthcoming album Poison Fruit

Ivan 'Mamão' Conti releases new single 'Encontro' from forthcoming album Poison Fruit

Today Ivan 'Mamão' Conti releases 'Encontro', the second single from his forthcoming album Poison Fruit. With his first album in over two decades, (aside from a collaboration with Madlib) the experimental 72 year old, and one-third of Azymuth, fuses past and future across eleven tracks of rootsy, electronic samba and tripped out jazz, beats and dance music.  Listen to the percussive samba jazz of the new single 'Encontro', which features Alex Malheiros on bass and Fernando Moraes on rhodes and synths . Formerly known as 'Azul', the track was remixed by Max Graef, Glenn Astro and Contours for an exclusive Mamão remix 12" back in...

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Azymuth | Light As A Feather Vinyl Reissue

Azymuth | Light As A Feather Vinyl Reissue

Release date: 14th September 2018 | Format: Vinyl LP / CD / Digital  Just in time for their imminent European tour with Marcos Valle, Azymuth's Light As A Feather returns. Home to their worldwide disco/fusion hit single ‘Jazz Carnival’, samba doido staple 'Partido Ato', and the proto deep house masterpiece ‘Avenida Das Mangueiras’, this album typifies the trio’s tireless innovation in the fields of jazz, funk, samba and cosmic music perhaps more so than any of their other ground breaking records from its era. Remastered from the original 16-track tapes when it was first reissued by Far Out in 2012, this new edition is complete with a download card...

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Marcos Valle & Azymuth European Tour

Marcos Valle & Azymuth European Tour

 Marcos Valle and Azymuth unite for a very special, one-off European tour this summer! This will be the first time the cosmic jazz-funk legends and the renaissance man of Brazilian pop have performed together outside of Brazil, and it's guaranteed to be special. Azymuth and Marcos Valle have a shared history at the forefront of Brazilian music. In different ways, both have been instrumental in redefining the nation's sound since the sixties. They also share a more personal history, in that Azymuth consider Valle their godfather. In fact, it was during the sessions for the O Fabuloso Fittipaldi soundtrack they recorded together in 1973 that Valle...

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