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News — Marcos Valle

Marcos Valle announces new album Sempre with single 'Alma'

Marcos Valle announces new album Sempre with single 'Alma'

The original Rio beach boy returns in style, with a new record of unabashedly feel-good Brazilian party music. Featuring Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros (responsible for some of Brazil’s all-time funkiest low-end licks), a horn section including Valle’s go-to high-trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, and percussion master Armando Marcal, Sempre is produced by london based producer Daniel Maunick and has all the masterful composition, exceptional musicality, and forward-thinking ideas you’d expect from the Brazilian titan, and it’s fresher than a fruity caipirinha in the Copacabana sunshine.  Updating Marcos Valle’s seminal boogie-era sound, Sempre spans ecstatic disco, cosmic samba, and late-night jazz-funk, drawing obvious comparisons...

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Marcos Valle readies new album Sempre and European Tour 2019

Marcos Valle readies new album Sempre and European Tour 2019

In anticipation of Sempre, Marcos Valle's first solo album in almost a decade, the renaissance man of Brazilian pop announces an eight-date European Tour for May/June 2019. Alongside music from the new record, which draws upon Marcos Valle’s seminal boogie-era sound, the original Rio beach boy will bring the wide-ranging sound he has developed over an astounding six-decade career, to stages across the continent. Covering disco, boogie, bossa, samba, psychedelia, jazz and funk, Valle is one the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazil’s history and has collaborated with Leon Ware, Sarah Vaughan, & Chicago; seen his music sampled by Jay Z and his...

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Marcos Valle | Nova Bossa Nova 20th Anniversary Reissue

Marcos Valle | Nova Bossa Nova 20th Anniversary Reissue

Release date: 28th September 2018 (Originally 1998) | Formats: Vinyl LP / CD / Digital  Marking sixty years of Bossa Nova, and twenty years since Marcos Valle’s first release for Far Out Recordings, what better time to bring back this era-defining classic from the Brazilian master composer?Throughout his astounding six-decade career, infiltrating pop, bossa nova, samba, delicate psychedelia, jazz and funk, Marcos Valle has consistently shown a dogged determination to transcend the traditions and structures of bossa nova, whilst never veering away from the movement’s inherent, fundamental spirit. To some extent, his epithet ‘the original Rio beach boy’ is a...

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