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Azymuth European Summer Tour 2019

Azymuth European Summer Tour 2019

This summer the "samba doido" masters Azymuth are heading to Europe! Celebrating the brand new release of their two volume archive of Demos (1973-75), the trio will play a series of five dates showcasing the compositions from those hallowed early years, alongside classics from across their phenomenal five decade career. If these tour dates don't include a city near you, don't panic! Azymuth will return to European shores in the autumn, keep your eyes and ears peeled for further announcements. July 20 Jazztage, Düren - FREE!July 22 Ääniwalli, Helsinki - TicketsJuly 24 Porgy & Bess, Vienna - TicketsJuly 25 Gretchen Club, Berlin - TicketsJuly 27 Present Perfect...

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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"

UPDATE: AZYMUTH ANNOUNCE 2 ALBUMS WORTH OF UNRELEASED DEMO RECORDINGS: LISTEN / PRE-ORDER 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)...

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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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