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Piri | Vocês Querem Mate? reissue

Piri | Vocês Querem Mate? reissue

Following the recent reissues of Jose Mauro's Obnoxius and Victor Assis Brasil's Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim, comes Piri's Vocês Querem Mate?, the third release in the gold mine catalogue of legendary producer Roberto Quartin's self-titled label. The first recording by the relatively unknown singer / songwriter Piry Reis is dreamy and ethereal, groovy Brazilian psych-folk at its finest. Reis has collaborated with greats like Egberto Gismonti and Robertinho Silva, and had his music performed by Celia, Charlie Haden and Jan Garbarek. His four solo albums are all rare as hen’s teeth and have been known to fetch a hefty bounty, but none...

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Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Following the recent reissue of Jose Mauro's Obnoxius, the second release in the treasure trove of the Quartin catalogue, Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim, is set for a limited vinyl only release on 24th February 2017.  Unlike Jose Mauro, whose biography is almost completely shrouded in mystery, Victor Assis Brasil’s tragically short life is a better known story. He passed away aged just thirty-five, but by this point his status was already cemented as one of Brazil’s top players. Gifted his first saxophone by his aunt at the age of fourteen, his debut LP was recorded just four years later, alongside some mercurial...

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Jose Mauro | Obnoxius reissue

Jose Mauro | Obnoxius reissue

We're extremely excited to announce that we'll be reissuing the peerless and criminally undervalued Quartin catalogue, beginning with Jose Mauro’s forgotten masterpiece Obnoxius…BUY LP / CD / DIGITAL. “Amazing record. One of my top 5”  Floating Points “A holy grail”  Gilles Peterson "Beautiful Brazilian soul music with wonderful arrangements"  Antal (Rush Hour) Today, very little is known about Jose Mauro and as a result those searching for some kind of insight on the man behind the music must attempt to glean what they can from the music itself. One rumour claims he died in a car accident shortly before the album’s...

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